Reason Why International Patients Come India For VAD Surgery

by Rachel Smith India Cardiac Surgery Site Consultants Pvt. Ltd.


A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers i.e. ventricles of your heart. Primarily VADs are used to provide support to the left ventricle that pumps blood to all parts of the body.

However, if required these can be implanted to support the right ventricle as well that pump blood to lungs for purification. Most often VADs are implanted to patients who have a weakened heart or heart Failure

VADs immensely help patients waiting for a heart transplant by sustaining and supporting during the waiting period.

A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) has 3 main components:

  • A pump that is usually placed inside under your skin and tissue in the upper part of your abdominal wall.
  • An electronic i.e. computerized controller to monitor the working of the pump.
  • A power source, usually batteries which are carried outside your body and connected to the pump with a cable that goes into your abdomen.

VAD implant is done by a cardiac surgeon by the surgically opening the middle of your chest and separating the breastbone to access the heart. Surgeon, after making space under your skin and tissue in the upper part of your abdominal wall, will place the pump there.

One of the tubes of the pump will be connected to your heart while the other one is connected to the main blood vessel i.e. Aorta. Another tube is passed through your skin to connect the pump to the controller and batteries.

The whole process of implantation i.e. VAD Surgery usually takes 4-6 hours in completion. The VAD implantation procedure is performed under general anesthesia and you will be put on a ventilator and heart-lung machine. On the completion of implantation when a heart-lung machine is switched off, VAD will start pumping blood like a normal heart.

Cost of VAD surgery in India

The implantation cost of Ventricular Assist Device in India depends upon various factors such as:

  • Reputation and expertise of the surgeon
  • Hospital type
  • Diagnostic and surgical procedures
  • Room category
  • Additional nursing care
  • Duration of stay in ICCU and Hospital
  • Postoperative Cardiac rehabilitation

Yet despite the best of surgery, the implantation cost of Ventricular Assist Device in India is much less than the cost for a similar procedure other developed countries and considered most affordable.

Top 5 surgeons in India for VAD surgery

The list of Top 5 surgeons in India for VAD surgery includes:

  • Naresh Trehan
  • T.S. Kler
  • Z.S. Meharwal
  • K.M. Mandana
  • K.R. Balakrishnan

Best hospitals in India for VAD surgery

Ventricular Assist Device Surgery in India is performed in many world-class hospitals in India.

Some of the best hospitals in India for VAD Surgery are:

  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
  • BLK Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi
  • Fortis Escorts Hospital, New Delhi
  • Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi
  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.
  • Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
  • Medanta- The Medi City, Gurgaon
  • Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai
  • Wockhardt Heart Institute, Mumbai
  • Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
  • Global Hospital, Chennai
  • Narayana Hospital, Bangalore.

What are the risks of VAD surgery?

The risks involved or associated with VAD Surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Internal bleeding
  • Heart failure
  • Device failure
  • Blood clots
  • Heart attack or Stroke
  • Respiratory failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Allergic reactions due to Anesthesia

Why choose us?

Domestic and international patients choose India Cardiac Surgery site as we are an organized medical tourism company that is associated with India’s most qualified and experienced cardiac surgeons and word-class hospitals that match international standards. Moreover, we provide priority appointments with doctors, facilities to discuss the case online, local travel assistance and applying for a medical visa. In addition, people choose us over others as we offer the lowest packages for VAD Surgery in India.

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