Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwanthpur
The Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwanthpur is a member of Columbia Asia International Healthcare group network, which operates 28 hospitals across Asia. It was founded in 2008 and has been accredited by the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers), the highest accreditation that hospitals in India can receive.
This multi-disciplinary hospital covers virtually all areas of medicine, excelling in the specialities of liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplants, oncology, neurology, and orthopedics.
The hospital follows global healthcare standards and is popular with international patients. Assistance with visa and hotel bookings as well as medical record translations is provided. All patients can access televisions in their rooms, free WiFi, and family accommodation for overnight stays.
Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwanthpur is located just northwest of the city of Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore) in India. It is 33 km from the Kempegowda International Airport and is also accessible via public transportation with several bus stops and a metro station nearby.
Bengaluru is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state, and is steeped in history and culture. It is also known for its greenery and beauty.
The ISKCON Temple Bangalore is a temple dedicated to the deities of Radha and Krishna. It was inaugurated in 1997 by Shankar Dayal Sharma and is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world.
226 procedures across 26 specialties
>General Surgery(4 procedures)
An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.
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Liver Resection+ More
Liver resection, also referred to as a hepatectomy, is a surgical procedure performed to remove a section of the liver, usually to remove a tumor. The liver is located on the right side of the body beneath the diaphragm and is protected by the rib cage. It functions to filter blood in the body, to produce protein, and break down chemicals.
10 - 14 days
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Lymph Node Biopsy+ More
>Bariatric Surgery(4 procedures)
Gastric Balloon Treatment+ More
Gastric ballon treatment involves inserting a deflated ballon into the stomach and then inflating it, in order to help lose weight. The balloon serves the purpose of limiting food intake by taking up space in the stomach and thus creating a sense of fullness after eating small amounts of food.
1 - 5 days
Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.
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Gastric Band Surgery+ More
Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.
The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.
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Gastric Bypass Surgery+ More
Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help patients to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.
Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.
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Aortic Stenosis Treatment+ More
Aortic Valve Repair+ More
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure+ More
Acne Treatment+ More
Acne is caused by the oil glands in the skin becoming blocked by sebum, skin cells and hair. Most people will suffer with a degree of acne in their lives, but for some it can be severe and can cause low self-esteem. For patients with very severe or persistent acne, treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce scarring.
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Mole and Skin Lesion Evaluation+ More
>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(7 procedures)
Cochlear Implant+ More
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is surgically implanted into the ear, in order to produce a sense of sound for patients who are deaf or have severe hearing problems.
3 - 6 weeks
Patients should get the surgeon's approval before flying, and inform their airline that they have a cochlear implant, as it will set off security alarms. If the implant is switched on, the volume may need adjusting during the flight.
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Diabetes Consultation+ More
Endocrinology Consultation+ More
Endocrinology Testing+ More
Antenatal Care (ANC)+ More
Breast Biopsy+ More
Endometriosis Treatment+ More
Endometriosis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of endometriosis through pain medication, hormone therapy, or surgery. Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus to develop outside of the uterus. In endometriosis patients, the tissue is often found on the ovaries, in the bowel, or around the pelvis. However, it is not exclusive to these areas of the body, in rare cases, it can be found elsewhere in the body.
The time needed will depend on the type of treatment.
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Cerebral Palsy Management+ More
Epilepsy Treatment+ More
Epilepsy treatment aims to treat and manage epilepsy, a neurological disorder that can cause seizures that can lead to loss of consciousness or strange behavior. Epilepsy occurs when there is an abnormality in the brain, whereby nerve cell activity increases and disrupts neuron activity.
The time spent abroad depends on the type of epilepsy treatment that the patient receives.
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Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment+ More
Brain Aneurysm Repair+ More
Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.
Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.
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Brain Tumor Surgery+ More
Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.
6 - 8 weeks
This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.
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Chiari Malformation Treatment+ More
Acute Leukemia Treatment+ More
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.
The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.
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Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Treatment+ More
Bile Duct Cancer Treatment+ More
Ankle Fracture Treatment+ More
Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Treatment+ More
Benign Bone Tumor Removal+ More
>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery(14 procedures)
Arm Lift+ More
An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.
The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.
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Breast Implants+ More
In breast implant surgery, an implant is inserted in order to change the size and shape of the breast. The surgery is commonly performed for women who wish to have larger, more shapely breasts, women with underdeveloped breasts, or women who have had breast tissue removed (a mastectomy). Breast implants can also be used to correct breast asymmetry, or as part of male-to-female gender reassignment.
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Breast Reconstruction+ More
Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild a breast which has been completely or partly removed. The most common reason for undergoing breast reconstruction surgery is for patients who have had breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy). In the US, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women.
The surgery is often performed at the same time as a mastectomy, however some patients may choose to wait a while before undergoing a breast reconstruction. Patients who are undergoing radiation therapy are advised to undergo breast reconstruction in stages, as they cannot undergo reconstruction whilst receiving radiation therapy, as this could damage the new breast.
There breast can be reconstructed either with breast implants or with flaps. Implants are made of silicon or saline and are an inserted under the chest muscle. Flaps are made up of tissue which is taken from another area of the body such as the buttocks or thighs, and are connected to the blood vessels on the chest. With a flap procedure, the shape and size of the breast will change in the first few months and once it has formed it's shape, nipple reconstruction may then be performed. Nipple reconstruction involves taking part of the nipple from the other breast and filling in the color by tattooing it to the nipple.
As there are a number of different surgical options for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, the time needed for the treatments vary considerably. As a guideline:
- Mastectomy with placement of a tissue expander - 1 to 2 weeks
- Mastectomy with latissimus dorsi flap - 2 to 3 weeks
- Mastectomy with pedicle TRAM flap - 6 to 8 weeks
- Mastectomy with abdominal free flap (free TRAM, DIEP or SIEA flap) - 4 to 6 weeks
- Mastectomy with GAP flap - 6 to 8 weeks
- Exchange tissue expander to implant - 1 week or less
- Exchange unilateral tissue expander and augment/reduce/lift opposite breast - 1 to 2 weeks
- Nipple areola reconstruction - 1 week or less
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Fibromyalgia Treatment+ More
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment+ More
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis through medication, therapy, or surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in the body. It mainly affects the joints in the hands and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Areas of the body may become deformed as a result of the condition, and this is commonly seen in the hands and feet.
The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.
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Rheumatology Consultation+ More
>Spinal Surgery(25 procedures)
Artificial Disc Replacement+ More
Cervical Disc Disease Treatment+ More
Cervical Spondylosis Treatment+ More
Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)+ More
Bladder Stone Removal+ More
>Vascular Medicine(13 procedures)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair+ More
Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.
1 - 2 days
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Laser Hair Removal+ More
Laser hair removal destroys hair at the follicle, using short bursts of light energy. For permanent results, usually several sessions are required with a break in between, however single sessions can be used for hair reduction. The amount of sessions and time the sessions take vary, depending on the targeted area.
It's safe to fly after laser hair removal treatment.
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Skin Tightening Treatment+ More
A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.
1 - 2 weeks
Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.
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Liver Biopsy+ More
>General Medicine(2 procedures)
Bone Marrow Transplant+ More
A bone marrow transplant is performed to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow. Bone marrow may stop functioning as a result of diseases such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia, or from being destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to treat cancer or other diseases.
4 - 8 weeks
The length of hospital stay required varies with each type of transplant performed and with each patient.
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>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine(2 procedures)
Tuberculosis (TB) Treatment+ More
>Colorectal Medicine(1 procedure)
Rectocele Surgery+ More
>Diagnostic Imaging(1 procedure)
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)+ More
A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.
3 - 7 weeks
Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.
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>Laboratory Medicine(1 procedure)
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing+ More
Kidney Transplant (Living Related Donor)+ More
Kidney transplant is a surgery aimed at the replacement of a kidney (or both) from a living or deceased donor to a patient with a chronic renal disease.
Minimum 1 week.
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>Sleep Medicine(1 procedure)
Sleep Study+ More
>Tropical medicine(1 procedure)
Malaria Treatment+ More
More about available treatments at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwanthpur
A wide variety of medical procedures are carried out by the hospital and these are performed in clean, well-lit operating theatres and treatment rooms. All theatres and rooms are equipped with modern technology ensuring the safety and well-being of all patients. The color Doppler ultrasound and digitized mammography are specially designed to provide diagnosis without causing discomfort to the patient.
The clinical programs and units are supported by additional services, including the ICU, NICU, blood bank, laboratory, and pharmacy, all of which are open 24 hours a day.
The hospital offers rehabilitation services in a wide array of areas, including speech, swallowing, and voice therapy, orthotics, prosthetic services, and physiotherapy.
The hospital is staffed by almost 90 consultants, all of whom are experts in their specialized areas of medicine. Many have studied and practised abroad, bringing international healthcare standards and experiences with them to Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwanthpur. This high standard of medical care coupled with their excellent facilities led them to being accredited by the NABH.
A team of dedicated patient coordinators is on hand to assist patients with everything from hotel and local activity bookings, to working with international health insurance providers and TPAs (third party administrators), to develop flexible payment options. The staff are fluent in English and can organize interpreter services for those who wish to speak in their native language.
External Reviews from Google
Ravi Phone, January 2020
It's a very good Hospital accessible by Metro. Process is very smooth and timely. Reports for most of the tests is available on the same day with complete details. Admin Staff is very courteous and nursing staff is very professional.
Leslie Preetham, January 2020
Service and treatment was excellent. Nursing staffs were superior especially Manjula, Ashley, Angel .
Treatment facility was also excellent and staffs were proactive . cost factor is the major concern as the patient is a senior citizen and would advice in revison related to that. Family members were satisfied related to the services. Thank you regards to treatment ..
Mrinal Adhikary, December 2019
Recently done renal transplant. Awesome doctors and very helpful especially Dr. Deepak. Thankful to ICU nursing for their constant monitoring and super service. Each and everyone was very helpful. Insurance department was also helpful. Only thing expected was transparency in billing system.
ICU medicines for extra days were charged 4 times the market price. Not sure if it the same in other hospitals.
Secondly the billing system( main counter) in ground floor is very slow. Sometimes there is only one staff especially in the morning. Also the person present sometime is not enough knowledgeable and keep on calling other department for help. Sometimes you are in one line, suddenly they will send you to another line closing that billing counter. And you come back at last position in that new line. They do not bother about your time.Some of the staffs are new and not efficient. For one person they take around 10 to 15 mins. Also you cannot do partial payment in card or cash. You cannot pay two bills together in one card. You need to separately swipe. Hope the management reads this and train properly to increase efficiency in billing counter.Also you need to bring out solution for efficient partial payment and payment of two or more bills together to make it hassle free for patients.
Sujatha Kv, December 2019
One word to describe this hospital. MONEY. Because thats the only thing they care about. These people eat money instead of food. Worst Management!
Siddhartha N Vadhar, October 2019
My Mom had a surgery over here recently .
Since there were no rooms they kept her in the ICU ward .
All the nurses in the ICU were talking very loudly and screaming at each other .They were not at all helpful .
My mom Had her surgery at 8am ,
At 9am we filled the insurance form but till 3Pm the hospital had not even notified the insurance company .
This is such a big hospital but there is only one guy sitting at the insurance desk.
After discharge they just handed us 3 files and told us we could leave And then after 30min they call us again and tell us to give back one file since they gave it by mistake .
Before this hospital was nice but now the management really has to make some changes to improve the efficiency and quality.