India's Top Doctors Speak

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Need to change the way healthcare is delivered in our country

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

India needs 2.5 million heart surgeries and all the heart hospital in the country put together perform less than 90,000 heart surgeries and the rest die gradually over a period of time. To offer heart surgery to everyone we need to change the way healthcare is delivered in our country. The only solution is economy of scale. So w e built a 1000 bed heart hospital with the intension to perform 50-60 major heart surgeries a day. Now we perform 30-35 heart surgeries a day, by doing large number of heart surgeries in 24 dedicated operation theatres, we have emerged as the world’s largest heart hospital.  Read more...

March-April, 2011
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Recent advances in Cardiac Surgery

Dr.Naresh Trehan

Recent advance in cardiac surgery have focused on the need to make surgery less invasive and less painful, reduce hospital stay and result in quicker return to productive life. In addition, several new technologies have evolved to deal with conditions which were previously considered inoperable or not amenable to surgical treatment. Among the innovations ,the incisions on the chest have become much smaller. These may now consist of a cut only on the upper or lower part of the sternum (breast bone), or entering the chest cavity through an incision in between the ribs, thus avoiding cutting any bone at all. Read more...

March-April, 2011
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One of the safest heart surgeons in the world with a 99.5% success rate in bypass surgery.

Dr. Ramakanta Panda

Dr. Ramakanta Panda is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of the well known Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai. He did his cardiac surgery training from world famous Cleveland Clinic, USA; the Mecca of cardiac surgery and also worked there for two years as associate staff surgeon. Considered as one of the best cardiac surgeons in the country, he has performed over 15,000 heart surgeries including complex aortic aneurysms & over 900 redo bypass surgeries & has pioneered many techniques in cardiac surgery in the country. He is credited with having performed more than 1800 surgeries on patients considered high risk by surgical definition. Read more...

March-April, 2011
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The early arthritis stage can be managed by anti-inflammatory medications, physiotherapy and certain precautions. Patients with advanced stage arthritis generally have no option but joint replacement

Dr. Ashwani Maichand

Know Your Doctor

I am a graduate of medical college Rohtak and did my post graduation from SMS med college Jaipur. In my post PG period I had great exposure of joint replacement surgeries at various centres in India and abroad. I also completed my MCh degree in 2009. I did my first knee replacement surgery in 1999. Till date I have been through more than 3000 joint replacement surgeries including knee , hip ,shoulder and elbow replacements. My team is providing comprehensive joint care in terms of management of all joint related diseases. It’s not only about joint replacement services but if the situation requires arthroscopy, physiotherapy, rehab, joint preservation procedures etc they are also advised and provided to our patients. Read more...

March-April, 2011
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Current Trends in Healthcare

Dr. Pradeep Bhardwaj

  • Health belongs to the “Service Sector” hence we should underline the Social Contract rather than Business Contract.
  • According to our finding, In future the hospital will come and hospital will disappear, only those hospitals will survive having the back – up of medical education.
  • Acute shortage of manpower is a global issue. Half of our population is under 25 years, Age wise India is the Youngest country in the world and India is the skill capital of the world, the real problems lies in the Quality & not Quantity of manpower. We are short of Doctors, Nurses, Paramedical, but i wonder that we continue to supply the same manpower to other countries like UK, USA, and Australia etc. It is very unfortunate that some healthcare group has taken licences as a business to migrate our qualified people. I request all such groups to stop such migration.
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March-April, 2011
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Dr. Sharad Lakhotia Performed over 50000 Eye Surgeries of which 25000 surgeries were performed for poor patients on charitable camps. Organized thousand of Eye Camps and did free screening & Cataract operation since 1980.

Dr. Sharad Lakhotia

Dr. Sharad Lakhotia had been President of Delhi Ophthalmological Society from March 2009 to April 2010 comprising 6000 Eye Surgeons of the country including all Eye Surgeons of Delhi. Delhi Ophthalmological Society is one of the largest academy bodies of ophthalmologists in Asia and many of its members are teaching faculty in International Conferences. Its annual convention is attended by over 4000 Eye Surgeons. Read more...

March-April, 2011
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Diabetes is part of your life. You can learn how to take care of yourself and your diabetes when you’re sick, when you’re at work or school, when you travel, when you’re thinking about having a baby or are pregnant, or when there’s an emergency or natural disaster

Dr. Ramjee Prasad

Dr. Ramjee Prasad one of the known figure and famous as one of the best diabetologist speaks to Medgate today for his current research and explained diabetes.

Having a cold, the flu, or an infection can raise your blood glucose levels. You can have serious health problems leading to a coma if your blood glucose levels are very high.

Be prepared for illness. Make a plan ahead of time for sick days. Read more...

March-April, 2011
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Current Trends in Surgery

Dr. Shashanka Mohan Bose

In addition to PGI, Chandigarh, Dr.Bose was trained in some of the most well known Institutes - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York; Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London; Kings College, London ; S.S.K.M.Hospital, Kolkata.

Dr. Bose has done excellently well in all fields of medical science, patient care - a surgeon with vast expertise, he is credited with starting many new procedures in PGI and northern India, a few of these being - breast conservation for breast cancer both early and locally advanced stages; Mini and Laparoscopic surgery; stapler haemorrhoidectomy etc. Read more...

March-April, 2011
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Allegic respiratoty disorders,in particular asthama are increasing in prevalence,which is a global phenomenon.

Dr. N. Ashraf

Dr.N.Ashraf is one of the leading Pulmonologist and chest physician spoke to Medgate Today about his research on Asthma. He is running a very successful hospital in short span of time in Delhi. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (airways) that causes swelling and narrowing (constriction) of the airways. The result is difficulty breathing. The bronchial narrowing is usually either totally or at least partially reversible with treatments. Read more...

March-April, 2011
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We from the department of Dermatocosmetology at Lilavati hospital would like to tell are patients to be free to bring to us their skin problems, as we have diverse range of equipment to help them achieve what they desire with realistic expections

Dr S G Parasramani

Dr S G Parasramani is a Consultant Dermatologist and laser surgeon, in practice since 25 years.
He completed post graduation (MD) from Grant Medical College, Mumbai in 1984 and DDV from CPS, Mumbai in 1983 and was a lecturer in Grant Medical college after passing his post graduation.

At present he is a Consultant with Lilavati Hospital since 1999. He conceptualized Dermocosmetology center at the hospital in 2007, which was a new concept in a hospital setup. Other attachments include Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, khar, Mumbai and Guru Nanak Hospital, Bandra, Mumbai. Read more...

March-April, 2011
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Dr.Rajiva Kumar is consultant pediatrician.
Practicing for last 20 years. Dedicated to the community. Case taking 200 per day in OPD

Dr. Rajiva Kumar

Q. Doctor tell us about your specialization and latest trend immunization?

Well, Pediatric. Screening and evaluating babies and children for appropriate growth and development, and assessing abnormalities and disabilities, if any.

Vaccination of babies and children, and advice about specific disease prevention. Read more...

March-April, 2011