Sri Ramachandra Medical Center
Sri Ramachandra Medical Center (SRMC) was founded in 1985 and soon became one of the leading multi-disciplinary hospitals in South India. The hospital acts as a teaching hospital for Sri Ramachandra University, named as one of the top 10 medical colleges in India by India Today.
It recently received both the JCI and the NABH accreditation, considered the gold standards for healthcare providers. The 800 bed hospital treats over 35,000 inpatients and 2.5 million outpatients annually.
The hospital employs a committed patient coordinator to assist international patients with everything from visa assistance, to accommodation and flight booking. Currency exchange, interpreter services, and local sim cards are also available.
SRMC is found in Chennai, the capital city of the Tamil Nadu district of South India. It is located 13 km from the Chennai International Airport and is easily accessible by local public transport.
Chennai is located on the breath-taking and world famous Bay of Bengal. Fort St George is considered to be the first British establishment in India and was built in 1644, and it is now a museum dedicated to the history of the city as a British military station and the home of the East India Company. Fort St George is found 20 km from the hospital.
Kapaleeshwarar Temple was built in the 7th century as a temple of Shiva, a Hindu deity. It is an iconic part of the city with its tall pyramid shapes and striking colors. It is located 20 km from the hospital, close to Gandhi Beach.
Joint Commission International
188 procedures across 19 specialties
>Bariatric Surgery(3 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
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure+ More
Bentall Procedure+ More
>General Surgery(5 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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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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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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Bartholin's Cyst Treatment+ More
This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.
2 - 3 days
It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.
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Breast Biopsy+ More
Cervical Biopsy+ 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
Ankle Fracture Treatment+ More
Ankle Fusion Surgery+ More
Ankle Replacement+ More
>Spinal Surgery(27 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(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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>Diagnostic Imaging(2 procedures)
Chest X-Ray+ More
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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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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Liver Transplant (Living Related Donor)+ More
>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(1 procedure)
A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove either part of, or all of the thyroid. The thyroid is a gland located over the larynx, around the trachea and functions to produce hormones which are released into the blood stream to regulate the body's metabolism.
12 - 14 days
Patients will need to return to the hospital to have the incision site checked and should not fly for around 2 weeks after the surgery to allow time to heal.
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>General Medicine(1 procedure)
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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Neonatology Consultation+ 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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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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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(1 procedure)
Knee Brace+ More
Knee braces are devices which can help to relieve joint pain in the knee caused by arthritis, sport injuries or other knee injuries.
2 - 3 days
More about available treatments at Sri Ramachandra Medical Center
The SRMC specializes in all medical areas, including organ transplants, pediatrics, oncology, and obstetrics. Many of their centers have set the standard for other healthcare facilities across India.
All technology used at the hospital is modern and state-of-the-art. It is regularly maintained and upgraded to ensure it reaches high standards for safety and efficiency.
The hospital is equipped with 800 beds and 200 intensive care units to treat all patients with the best medical care possible. Their laboratory is considered one of the best in South India, and has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibrating Laboratories (NABL) in 2008 due to its outstanding performance.
The team at SRMC is comprised of the best physicians and surgeons from that region. They are experts in their specific fields of medical and surgical treatment. Many staff members have studied and practiced abroad to gain an international perspective and maintain the global standards set by the hospital.
The staff is assisted by qualified medical technicians with years of experience. They are trained in the use of the latest techniques and modern equipment in the hospital. Physicians and technicians are supported by a team of highly skilled and dedicated nurses to offer the best in patient care.
External Reviews from Google
Shyamala Devi, December 2019
Good and affordable treatment. A lot of keralites depend this hospital for treatment. No frills. Good canteen nearby. Lush green campus.
Venugopal Durairajan, December 2019
When u go here for an emergency, they will try to confirm if you are good enough to take care of expenses first. I still remember taking my family member in an ambulance, with the letter from a clinic doctor, clearly stating patient needs medical care ASAP. Instead of speaking to a doctor, a money minded admin person spoke to me and told ICU is full and will take several hours to be admitted. Had to travel several kms to a diff hosp due to this, by the time I reached, it was too late. If any of the management person is reading this review, make sure a doctor makes a decision, not some money minded management crook. U will never know the pain of losing someone due to a bad decision by a 3rd person, unless it happens to yourself.
Archit Sridhar, December 2019
Very Nice Place for all Patients.
They Treat the patients with good care.
Bathrooms are not clean. Except that, there are no problems.
Buy1BHK Budget Flats, December 2019
Sri Ramachandra University and Hospital provides quality health care facility, one can pay just Rs.10/- and avail free Medical Examination and Basic Treatment, Patient needs to pay for Tests and Scans, This is South India's leading Private Medical University, they offer complete Medical, Para Medical and Medical allied courses. They have all Basic Medical Departments, along with Specialty and Super Specialty Departments.
Jagadeesh Lakshmi, December 2019
Worst doctors totally Senseless. I came for back pain and not able to walk. They did all the scan and said report is completely fine and u can go home. I said I am not able to walk how I am fine now and how I can go home. They said it's not our problem.