Fortis Hospital Bangalore
Fortis Hospital Bangalore belongs to Fortis Healthcare Limited, a leading integrated healthcare provider with a total of 54 healthcare facilities located in India, Dubai, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka. Collectively, the group has approximately 10,000 patient beds and 260 diagnostic centers.
Fortis Hospital Bangalore is a 400-bed multi-specialty hospital that has become one of the leading multi-specialty hospitals in India. The hospital, which has been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) in the US, provides tertiary care in over 40 specialties including cardiology, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, neurology, nephrology, oncology, vascular surgery, and internal medicine.
The hospital provides a number of services for international patients including medical record translation, interpreter services, visa assistance, assistance with local activity booking, and both airport and hotel pick-up and drop-off. Patients are provided with free WiFi, a television in each room, and special dietary requests are catered to. The hospital also provides accommodation for family members if required.
Fortis Hospital Bangalore is located 44 km away from Kempegowda International Airport, which is served by a number of bus routes. The nearest bus stop to the hospital is the HSBC stop, just 130 meters away. There are a variety of shops and restaurants within the vicinity of the hospital.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of Karnataka state and has plenty of cultural attractions to offer. Bannerghatta National Park, which was founded in 1971 and is home to a variety of exotic tigers, lions, bears, and other wildlife, is located 19 km from the hospital.
Wonderla Amusement Park, an attraction popular for its water slides and amusement rides, is located 32 km away from Fortis Hospital Bangalore.
Joint Commission International
250 procedures across 27 specialties
>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(8 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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See 2 types of Cochlear Implant:
Cochlear Implant (One Ear)
Cochlear Implant (Both Ears)
Laryngeal Surgery+ More
A laryngectomy is a surgical procedure performed to partially or fully remove the larynx. The procedure is performed to remove cancer and can result in the patient loosing their voice and breathing in a new way.
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>General Surgery(6 procedures)
Hernia Repair+ More
Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.
1 - 2 weeks
After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.
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See 2 types of Hernia Repair:
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Bilateral Inguinal Hernia Repair with Prolene Mesh
Hiatal Hernia Surgery+ More
A mastectomy is performed to treat or prevent breast cancer, by surgically removing one or both breasts.
1 - 2 weeks
Patients will need at least one follow up appointment after surgery to have the surgical drains removed.
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>Reproductive Medicine(6 procedures)
Assisted Hatching+ More
Fertility Preservation+ More
Fertility preservation is a procedure in which a woman's eggs are stimulated, collected and cryopreserved (frozen) for use in future. It can be used to preserve fertility when undergoing cancer treatments, or if planning to start a family later in life.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)+ More
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process in which a woman's ovum (eggs) are fertilized outside of the body before being placed into the uterus, in order to increase the chances of having a successful pregnancy. IVF is used for patients who have had difficulty conceiving a child naturally. Infertility problems can be a caused by endometriosis, low sperm count, problems with ovulation, or problems with the fallopian tubes or uterus.
2 - 3 weeks
The time needed abroad will depend on the treatment plan, and whether any of the stages of IVF can be done at home. Patients may also begin treatment and then return home or go travelling for several days. Patients are able to fly as soon as the embryo or embryos have been transferred.
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See 1 type of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures:
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with ICSI
>Bariatric Surgery(5 procedures)
Bariatric Surgery Consultation+ More
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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Aortic Stenosis Treatment+ More
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure+ More
Bentall Procedure+ More
Braces are used to straighten and align teeth. They can help to correct many orthodontic problems, and prevent problems further down the line. The brace works by applying continuous but gentle pressure to the teeth, which causes the teeth to slowly move. In order for the teeth to move into the desired direction, the braces need to be adjusted regularly by the orthodontist.
1 - 4 days
This time is required per trip. Patients need several trips to get the braces adjusted, unless an orthodontist at home can offer follow-up care.
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Dental Checkup+ More
A dental checkup enables a dentist to inspect the teeth and gums, and identify any problems before they get worse.
1 - 2 days
Patients may wish to stay longer if the checkup highlights problems, such as cavities that need fillings.
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Dental Implant+ More
A dental implant is a small screw-like device that is placed into the jawbone, to replace a natural tooth. The implant acts like a tooth's roots, and over time the dental implant becomes fused to the natural bone, making it stable.
2 - 3 days
The first trip usually takes a few days. The second trip may take longer, depending on how long it takes for the crown(s) or bridge to be created.
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>Diagnostic Imaging(7 procedures)
Abdominal Ultrasound+ More
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)+ More
Chest X-Ray+ 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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A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.
3 - 4 days
Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)+ More
Breast Biopsy+ More
Cervical Cerclage+ More
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
Cataract Surgery+ More
Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.
2 - 3 days
Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.
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Detached Retina Treatment+ More
Retina detachment occurs when the retina becomes separated from its surrounding tissue. When this occurs, it is important that it is repaired, as the retina cannot function correctly in this condition, and leaving it untreated can result in the permanent loss of vision.
The length of stay depends on the treatment, however any treatment involving gas bubbles in the eye will prevent patients from being suitable for flying until the bubble has gone.
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Glaucoma Treatment+ More
Glaucoma treatment aims to relieve symptoms of glaucoma and prevent further damage, deterioration, and loss of vision. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, which creates problems with vision and if left untreated, can lead to loss of vision.
2 - 7 days
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Ankle Fracture Treatment+ More
Avascular Necrosis (AVN) Treatment+ More
Benign Bone Tumor Removal+ More
>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery(10 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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>Spinal Surgery(24 procedures)
Artificial Disc Replacement+ More
Cervical Disc Disease Treatment+ More
Cervical Spondylosis Treatment+ More
Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)+ More
Bladder Stone Removal+ More
Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.
Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.
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>Vascular Medicine(14 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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Chemical Peel+ More
A chemical peel is the use of a combination of acids to remove the top layers of the skin. Over the course of a few days, the skin begins to peel and the skin which grows back is smoother and younger looking.
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Laser Tattoo Removal+ More
Laser tattoo removal involves using high-intensity beams of light to break down the pigmentation of ink to remove unwanted tattoos. The lasers have different wavelengths, which are absorbed by the different colors of ink and break down the pigment.
Patients can leave after the treatment, however regular sessions are required, often 7 weeks between each session to allow the area to heal.
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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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Nephrology Consultation+ More
Allergy Testing+ More
>Colorectal Medicine(1 procedure)
Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.
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Dermabrasion is a skin treatment which uses friction to remove the upper layers of skin. Once the top layers of the skin are removed, it stimulates the growth of new skin to replace the damaged skin once the wound heals, which is smoother skin.
1 - 2 days
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>General Medicine(1 procedure)
>Laboratory Medicine(1 procedure)
Blood Tests+ More
Bone Marrow Aspiration+ More
>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(1 procedure)
Chiropractic Adjustment+ More
More about available treatments at Fortis Hospital Bangalore
As a multi-specialist hospital, Fortis Hospital Bangalore performs a range of specialist procedures including high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), brachytherapy, gastric bypass surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, and kidney transplant amongst others.
The hospital uses modern techniques and state-of-the-art technologies such as trans-radial angioplasty, trans-abdominal cardiac techniques, and computerized TKR (total knee replacement) navigation systems.
The cardiology department offers advanced diagnostics, with some of the top cardiology consultants in India. The team are experienced in performing minimally invasive surgery, as well as open heart surgeries including coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.
The team at Fortis Hospital Bangalore is comprised of 150 experienced consultants and 1,000 medical staff. Many of the doctors have undergone international education and training and are experts in their respective fields.
Doctors and nurses are regularly sent on training courses and attend workshops, in order to further their specialty skills and adhere to the high standard of care delivered by the hospital. Staff at the hospital speak English, as well as many languages of India. Interpreter services are available upon patient request.
Dr. Shabeer Ahmed
- Specializes in bariatric surgery, with more than 20 years of experience in the field
- Particular expertise in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery
- Acknowledged as a teacher and mentor by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgery (ALS) in the UK
Dr. Vikranth Veeranna
- Specializes in interventional cardiology, with more than 10 years of experience in the field
- Has performed more than 3,000 cardiology procedures, including complex angioplasties
- Particular expertise and interest in coronary angioplasties for heart attack patients and transradial interventions
Dr. Raghavendra Sudheendra
- Specializes in maxillofacial surgery, with more than 13 years of experience in the field
- Has performed more than 14,000 endodontic procedures
Dr. Susheen Dutt
- Consultant ENT specialist at Fortis Hospital Bangalore
- Particular expertise in endonasal sinus and tumor surgery
- Special interest in minimally invasive approaches to nasal cavity and skull base tumors
Dr. Jayasree Kailasam
- Specializes in internal medicine
- Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine
- Certified as a specialist in treating headaches by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS), USA
- Particular expertise in the management of complicated headaches and migraines and preventive health care
Dr. Despande V. Rajakumar
- Director of the Department of Neurosurgery at Fortis Hospital Bangalore
- First neurosurgeon in Bangalore to perform pedicle screw fixation for spinal injuries
- Particular expertise in minimally invasive brain and spinal surgery
- Special interest in brain tumors, skull base tumors, and cerebrovascular diseases
- Has presented and published papers at the International Congress of the Skull Base Society, San Diego, USA
Dr. Aditi Bhatt
- Specializes in oncology, with more than 10 years of experience in the field
- Has performed more than 1,000 major cancer related surgeries
- Particular expertise in treating peritoneal cancers (stage 4 cancers)
- First surgeon in the south of India to perform hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
Dr. Mohan R. Mithare
- Specializes in ophthalmology, with more than 40 years of experience in the field
- Awarded the Indian Medical Association's Award
Dr. PC Jagdeesh
- Specializes in sports medicine, with over 12 years of experience in the field
- Particular expertise in complex ligament reconstruction for the knee and rotator cuff, as well as surgery of the shoulder, elbow, ankle, and hip
- Special interest in arthroscopy
External Reviews from Google
Param Singh, January 2020
Visited for Immigration and my mother preventive health checkup. Overall nice experience. Multi level car parking passage is very tight in a spiral manner.
Also, it'll be better to have digitalization in the process of creating reports and using less paper and bad handwriting of doctors. They can learn from Columbia Asia about this.
Nelson N, December 2019
AVOID for VISA Health Check - Facility is good but extremely money minded and they create fear in you to make money and clear you
1. Your good lungs will throw error for first time 3K+-> CT will be recommended 7K+
2. Your CT scan will be not efficient due to your diet - CT with Contrast will be recommended 9.5K +
Be ready to be looted royally - but you will be given green once your wallet is empty...
Yathish Be, November 2019
Best Hospital in India! And the staffs are awesome and well caring.
A special thanks to Dr. S S Prharaj he is really great surgeon, he was explained me very clearly before and after surgery of my Friend.
He recovered within 2 days started walking it's really amazing life given by doctor.
🙏 Thanks for everything.
Uma Goudar, October 2019
Doctors and staff are very caring and supportive. We got deluxe room and was well maintained. Good, water, coffee tea everything served to the room and the attendee can concentrate on the patient.
Nurses are caring and will have smile on the face even in night duty. Really appreciate their service. Thank you.
Room cleanliness is maintained and everyday bedsheets are changed.
Hospital is taking care of everything about patient and attendee. Though we are in pain due to sick but hospital staff make sure to give all support make our stay smooth.
Parking, cafeteria, ATM, pharmacy available.
Sarang Pande, September 2019
I had a great experience throughout my treatment at Fortis hospital Bannerghatta Road.
The entire process from start to finish was fabulous! And I'm not saying this because just like that! I've had multiple surgeries here and my family members have also been treated by Fortis Hospital.
I think this is one of the best hospitals in Bangalore and especially south Bangalore.
Food for patients is also good.
A special mention for the canteen at Fortis. It's amazing! Really good food for the family members at reasonable prices.
The doctors, housekeeping and nursing staff are amazing too.
And most importantly the hospital is neat, clean and well maintained.
I would recommend this hospital to everyone, especially if you stay in South Bangalore!
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