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Department of Pain and Palliative Care at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

Why Choose Us

  • Our Expert Team
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Palliative Care Services
  • Patient-Centric Approach
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our Team of Experts

  • Dr. Megha Pruthi
    Support Specialties
Find us
Sector - 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre, Gurugram, Haryana 122002


  • What is pain and palliative care?
    Pain and palliative care is a specialized medical approach that focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals facing serious illnesses, particularly those with life-limiting conditions. It aims to prevent and relieve pain and suffering, while also addressing the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • What is the goal of pain and palliative care?
    The primary goal of pain and palliative care is to enhance the overall quality of life for patients by providing relief from pain, managing distressing symptoms, and offering support for emotional and spiritual concerns. It also assists patients in making informed decisions about their care, supports their families, and helps in coordinating care across various healthcare providers.
  • Who can benefit from pain and palliative care?
    Pain and palliative care can benefit individuals of any age and at any stage of a serious illness. It is not limited to specific conditions and can be provided alongside curative treatments. It helps individuals with chronic conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, respiratory diseases, neurological disorders, and other life-limiting illnesses.
  • What services are offered in pain and palliative care?
    Pain and palliative care services encompass a wide range of supportive measures, including pain management, symptom control (e.g., nausea, shortness of breath), emotional and psychological support, spiritual care, assistance with decision-making, coordination of care, and bereavement support for families.
  • Is pain and palliative care the same as hospice care?
    While there are similarities, pain and palliative care and hospice care are not the same. Palliative care can be provided at any stage of a serious illness, whereas hospice care is specifically for individuals who are nearing the end of life. Palliative care can be integrated alongside curative treatments, whereas hospice care is focused on providing comfort and support when curative treatment is no longer the primary goal.
  • Does receiving pain and palliative care mean giving up on treatment?
    No, receiving pain and palliative care does not mean giving up on treatment. It is a complementary approach that can be provided alongside curative or life-prolonging treatments. The goal is to improve the patient's quality of life, manage symptoms, and provide support, regardless of the treatment plan.
  • How is pain managed in pain and palliative care?
    Pain management in pain and palliative care involves a comprehensive assessment of the patient's pain, including its intensity, location, and characteristics. It utilizes a combination of pharmacological interventions (such as medications), non-pharmacological approaches (such as physical therapy or relaxation techniques), and psychological support to alleviate pain and improve comfort.
  • How can someone access pain and palliative care services?
    Pain and palliative care services can be accessed through various healthcare settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home-based care. It is typically recommended to discuss the need for pain and palliative care with the primary healthcare provider or specialist involved in the patient's care,
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