Frequently Asked Questions

Increasing numbers of patients are seeking medical treatment overseas due mainly to long waiting times or skyrocketing costs for such treatments. Often a particular form of treatment is not available in the country of residence. Safe and cost-effective medical treatment overseas is a great choice for those who need such medical help.
India has a large number of highly trained medical doctors and specialists of all kinds who are graduates from premier medical institutions in India, often with foreign experience having worked in United States, United Kingdom and other countries. The success rates of surgeries in these accredited Medical Institutions are on par with international standards. A foreigner seeking medical treatment should exercise due diligence and make the right choice for medical treatment from a Reputable institution which is accredited bythe U.S.-based Joint Commission International–JCI: (; Its Indian equivalent: The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals ( Known for its rigorous standards and guidelines. India has around 28 JCI accredited hospitals.
At most it takes a few days for the initial diagnosis to be done. Your surgery will follow soon after
Passport size photographs – Minimum of 8. But these can be easily acquired locally. Health Insurance if available Bank statement. Identification: such as Driver’s license and passport, Details of Residence. Medical Records, Test Results, X-rays. Doctor referral notes
The Hospital in India will guide you in this matter. Your local doctor can help in recommending what types are needed. Your government recommendations can be followed. The list given below are some of the common vaccines that are recommended. Not all will be needed
  1. Diptheria Pertussis and Tetanus (DPT)
  2. Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  3. Polio (Oral Polio Vaccine or Injectable Polio Vaccine)
  4. Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine (Hib)
  5. Hepatitis A
  6. Hepatitis B (when stay goes beyond 60 days)
  7. Typhoid
  8. Japanese B encephalitis (JBE)
Accredited hospitals in India are equipped with the best and most modern scientific medical equipment that could be found anywhere. Highly trained technical staff preside over these diagnostics tools. Cyberknife radiotherapy, Novalis TX radiosurgery, 256 Slice CT, 3.0 Tesla MRI, HIFU, etc. are standard fare in these accredited hospitals.
  1. The exchange rate of 7300 Indian rupees for $100 US (at the time of writing) is a major contributor to this low cost for treatment
  2. Other factors are: Medical Insurance and Malpractice Insurance that are exorbitant in other countries does not send the cost for treatment to the roof as it does in these countries.
  3. Significantly lower wages and cost of living compared to most developed countries, allow for the savings to be passed to the patients.
  4. A creative and innovative application of what is sometimes call a Hub-and-Spoke-Design: the concentration of expensive equipment and expertise in hubs in the larger cities while opening small clinics in outlying areas. Patients are referred to the hubs as the case arises. This process cuts cost significantly by avoiding duplication of costly equipment as well as increasing the volume of specialized work in the center thus making the procedure cost-effective. This is considered a major factor in India being able to provide ultra-low cost for medical treatment of all kinds (Hib)
Your case will be made easier if you avail yourself of the help of Medical Referral Services. There are many excellent Medical Referral Services within India that facilitate this connection between the patients’ needs and the specific medical expertise available in India.
You will be assisted with the following:
  1. Translation of many languages such as French, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, etc.
  2. Selection of a specific medical facility and obtaining quotes there from.
  3. Help in getting a medical visa
  4. Assistance with your journey to India and with transportation to and from the airport.
  5. Arrangement for any special diet requirement
  6. Facilitating and helping you maintain contact with relatives at home, etc.