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September 13, 2019
An information session on 'Heart Diseases- Prevention & Management' by Dr R K Jaswal
An informative session on Heart Diseases- Prevention & Management was held for the members ofGet more info
"My boyfriend Ben and I were on a motorcycle ride in the remote Himalayas when he broke his leg. We were 12 hours away from any hospitals, but when we finally made it to Fortis, it was a breath of fresh air. We had been recommended to the orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Sen. He had one of his attending doctors wait for us in the ER for several hours while we navigated the bumpy roads to get out of the mountains. The entire experience and service were top notch. Every single doctor, nurse and staff we encountered were very courteous.
The patient coordinator Kiran was especially great, as she helped me navigate everything from insurance issues and getting checked into the Inn. She kept me up to date with news about Ben, helped us get forms filled out, extra meals, anything we could need. She even came in on her day off to make sure we got everything we needed before we left!
Highly recommend coming to Fortis. We had a great experience here!" - Vicki Tan
"Good service. Response from Kitan is very good. She is prompt and professional. It helps when I am coming from overseas and do not know the place well.
I am appreciative of Dr Chhabra's explanation and advice.
I am also appreciate Nisa's prompt response to my need for antihistamine which I forgot to bring and her preparation of the medication for me.
My only suggestion is for Fortis to upgrade their room at Fortis Inn.
A big thank you for your hospitality and kindness." - Carina
I had a serious leg fracture in the mountains and was admitted to Fortis after a 24 hour trip back from Spiti Valley. We called ahead and they had doctors waiting to provide the surgery needed to repair the break. I had a serious leg fracture in the mountains and was admitted to Fortis after a 24 hour trip back from Spiti Valley. We called ahead and they had doctors waiting to provide the surgery needed to repair the break.
The quality of care I received at every moment surpassed all expectations. The doctors, nurses, surgeons and attendants were all professional and friendly. I was also provided with an international patient care coordinator who helped make sure my insurance was sorted out, and even went so far as to come in on her day off to make sure everything was taken care off.
"We have spent two weeks in Mohali in OPD of the hospital and can characterize the overall quality of hospital as good. Our Doctor Mohinish Chhabra is just an excellent specialist. All the consultations are done at the highest level we would recommend him if anyone is looking for a good gastroenterologist and hepatogist.
The staff at OPD is cheerful and welcoming and always ready to assist. Kiran, Davinder, Ankoush - all the staff, are doing their job really good with a high level of commitment. Kiran, as the coordinator of international patients, took care of our registration procedures, tests procedures and any other daily requests that appeared.
Fortis Inn is cosy place to stay which is just next to hospital and it makes people prefer it to others. However, there are rooms with different price options so I would advise to request a price list with all the options before deciding about the rooms. There is always a choice and one can choose to stay in Chandigarh as there are plenty of hotels with different prices.
The wifi at fortis inn is really very slow during the day time and it is hard to get a job done appropriately if you don't have another option like taking a sim card and pay for Internet.
The overall experience is good." - Ani Harutyunyan
Cardiac unit under Dr. Bali and his team are most efficient and works under perfection even his office staff are most caring towards patients. Thank you for all your efforts.
Excellent doctors, nursing care superb, patient welfare. Dr. Arun Kochar and his team cardiology, Dr. Naresh Batra and his team in CCU are exceptionally good. Ms. Kiran at corporate desk (International patients) has been very helpful and caring. Overall the hospital is an excellent experience.
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67-years old Ajaib Singh was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He had mild burning in urine and poor urinary flow which did not bother him much. He was examined by Dr Priyadarshi Ranjan, Senior Consultant, Urology, Robotic & Kidney Transplant Surgery. A biopsy was done which showed Adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
After suitable investigations, he was taken up for Robotic Radical (RARP) prostatectomy, which is the gold standard and treatment for early stage prostate cancer. He underwent RARP by the most advanced da Vinci Robotic system and had an uneventful recovery. The entire surgery was done with the help of the robot and there was hardly a 3-4 cm incision in the supra-pubic area through which the specimen was taken out, apart from 8 mm port site inversion. He received a nerve sparing procedure which resulted in preservation of erectile function and continence.
He had an excellent recovery. His hospital stay was just 2 days (as against 7-8 days for traditional open procedure) and was subsequently discharged. There was minimal blood loss and the patient was up and about after the surgery on the same day. His biopsy report showed complete removal of the tumor and he achieved excellent functional result after the RARP.
RARP has now emerged as the gold standard treatment for cancer of the prostate. The da Vinci Robotic platform gives excellent vision and resolution along with 7 degree movement of instrument which aids in better dissection and application of stitches. The overall pain, hospital stay and cancer free rates are comparable to the best centers in the world.
A team of doctors, led by Dr HK Bali, Director Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, has successfully performed the first non-surgical valve replacement in the region.
A 75-year old female from Mohali was having symptoms of severe breathlessness on minimal day to day activities. On investigating, she was found to have critical narrowing of one of the left-sided valves of the heart – the aortic valve, along with critical narrowing of artery of the heart.
Narrowing of the aortic valve is a life threatening disease and normally requires an open heart surgery with valve replacement. Epidemiological studies have determined that more than one in eight people aged 75 and older have narrowing of the left-sided valves of the heart, which is known as aortic stenosis. If not treated emergently, this may lead to severe disability and sudden death.
75-year old homemaker from Mohali was seen by cardiac surgeons and was found to be very high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement. After detailed discussion, the Heart Team of Fortis Hospital, Mohali, decided to offer non-surgical transcutaneous aortic valve replacement as the best treatment option to her family. Dr HK Bali led a team of doctors to successfully perform the first transcutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVR/TAVI) of the region. He also did the stenting of a narrowed vessel of the heart. The procedure lasted 2.5 hours and was completely successful. Patient has made complete recovery and has become mobile from the second day after the procedure.
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement is a new treatment option for patients of critical aortic stenosis, in whom surgical risk is very high as it carries increased morbidity. Elderly patients suffering from this critical disease would benefit greatly by this new technology. Valve replacement is done from the groin and the patient can become completely active next day after the procedure. This is a completely non-surgical technique and the groin site is repaired non-surgically immediately after the procedure.