The decision to undergo any orthopaedic surgery is a significant one and usually very well thought through by the patient and their family. Multiple aspects go into determining the choice of an orthopaedic surgeon, and this post is an attempt to show some of the most important considerations one should have.
What to look for while choosing an orthopaedic surgeon?
- Start with referrals
Referrals are an excellent way to start with making the right selection of the orthopaedic surgeon. The first place to get referrals is from your general physician or practitioner so that you get to enlist all the orthopaedic surgeons. Online reviews, relatives, friends, and other healthcare providers can help you make the right choice.
- Look for the credentials
Try to gain some insight into the expertise, experience, and credentials of the enlisted orthopaedic surgeons. This includes knowing about their education, certification, and their history with surgeries. Years of experience, research publications, universities they have graduated from are all strong indicators of expertise.
- Treatment specialities and experience
Orthopaedics is a vast field and it’s important to make sure that you select a surgeon with expertise in the specific area of your problem. For example, not every orthopaedic surgeon is likely to be an expert in knee replacement.
- Information on hospital
After you are done getting crisp information about the surgeon’s experience and skills, you should evaluate the hospital where they work. The evaluation includes the examination of the hospital’s infrastructure, technology, instrumentation, dedicated laboratories, well-equipped operation theatres, and environmental control features.
Accreditation by NABH, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers, is a good sign in terms of evaluating all the parameters listed above.
- Patient Testimonials
Hearing about the experience of other patients who have been operated upon by the doctor is one of the best ways to get confidence on the surgeon. Good surgeons often encourage patients to speak with their existing patients.
Some hospitals also organize camps / interactive sessions which involve both the surgeon and recovered patients.
- Cost of treatment / insurance coverage
While it’s important to find a good surgeon and hospital, you also want to make sure you are covered financially. So, it’s critical to always check medical expenses or surgery costs to get the treatment. If you have a health insurance policy, you want to make sure about what is covered and to what extent. As much as possible, choose a network hospital to avail cashless hospitalization.
Choose Ayu Health
Ayu Health is India’s most trusted network of hospitals. Ayu Health hospitals offer all advanced orthopaedic treatment procedures and carry mandatory certifications from the government authorities. Our specialists have an average experience of over 15 years and have been trained at India’s premier institutions along with extensive global experience.
Our treatment centres have all the latest equipment to cure the orthopaedic-related problems and are accredited by NABH, India’s premier hospital accreditation body.
One of our innovations is fixed price policy that gives patients the comfort of a fixed price package agreed before hospitalization.
If you are looking for a leading orthopaedic doctor who can treat and perform effective knee surgeries and assist with physiotherapy or suggest the best methods to get the procedure just right for you in India, you can call +91 – 6366 100 800 or visit us at https://ayu.health/bangalore/speciality/Orthopaedics-4
About the Author
Dr. Manjunath Kumar K.
He is an orthopedic surgeon currently practicing at Mallige Medical Center, Bangalore. A highly qualified doctor, he has completed his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and MS in Orthopedics from KIMS, Hubli. further higher surgical training was from England, Birmingham. His post-graduate degree from the royal college of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Ireland. He also has vast experience in treating Unilateral Total Knee Replacement, Bilateral Total, Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement Surgery, and ACL Tear