Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) is a multidisciplinary hospital that was established in 2009 as part of the Reliance Group. The hospital is accredited by the US Joint Commission International (JCI) and the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH).
As a multidisciplinary hospital, KADH has 30 medical departments that include obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, plastic surgery, urology, internal medicine, general surgery, endocrinology, ENT, radiology, and reproductive medicine. In addition, the hospital has 15 specialized medical centers, such as a diabetes and obesity center, an oncology center, and a robotic surgery center.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has 19 floors and fitted with 750 patient beds, as well as 180 intensive care unit (ICU) beds. The hospital has the largest dialysis center in Mumbai, with 42 dialysis units.
Services offered by the hospital include visa assistance, airport transfer, interpreter services, and medical record translation. Facilities at the hospital include an in-house salon and spa, pharmacy, an all faith prayer room, and a nursery. Special dietary requests are accepted and the hospital offers private rooms, with a TV in each room.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is located in Mumbai, 7 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which is accessible via public transport. The nearest Metro station to the hospital is D. N Nagar and the Varsova station, just 1 km from the hospital.
There are a number of bars and restaurants located within the vicinity of the hospital. JUHU Beach, a popular destination for visitors to the region, can be reached within 3 km from the hospital.
Sanjay Ghandhi Garden National Park, which features a large forest with many tranquil spots to relax, is located 18 km from the hospital. The Elephanta Caves, a network of sculpted caves filled with exotic statues and wall sculptures, are located off the coast of Mumbai, approximately 31 km away, and accessible via boat.
Joint Commission International
382 procedures across 29 specialties
>Colorectal Medicine(10 procedures)
Anal Abscess Drainage+ More
Anal Cyst Removal+ More
See 1 type of Anal Cyst Removal procedures:
Pilonidal Sinus Surgery
Anal Fissure 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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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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>Bariatric Surgery(5 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
Dental Bridge+ More
A dental bridge is a prosthesis which is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A dental bridge is similar to a crown, but consists of at least 2 or 3 teeth, while a crown covers a single tooth. The bridge is cemented over the top of the teeth either side of a gap, so that the pontic (the prosthetic tooth in the middle) is held in place.
The time needed depends on how quickly the laboratory technician can create the bridge.
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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 Crown+ More
A crown can be used to save a damaged tooth by completely encircling it. In order to attach a crown, the tooth is reduced to a stump which the crown can be cemented onto. Many clinics specialize in natural looking, tooth-colored materials, and patients can choose from a range of materials to suit their budget.
The time required depends on how long is needed to create the crown or crowns in the laboratory. Clinics with an in-house lab are usually quicker.
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Acne Scar Treatment+ More
Acne scar treatment aims to eliminate or reduce the scars caused by acne. There are a number of available acne scar treatments including chemical peel, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser/light therapy.
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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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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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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(14 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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>General Medicine(10 procedures)
Abdominal Examination+ More
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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Female Health Checkup+ More
>General Surgery(12 procedures)
Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.
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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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Diagnostic Laparoscopy+ More
Antenatal Care (ANC)+ More
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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Cervical Cautery+ More
>Hair Restoration(1 procedure)
Hair Transplant+ More
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure which transplants hair from one area of the body to another. Hair transplantation is sought after by patients who are looking for a permanent, natural-looking solution to partial baldness.
Patients can usually fly afterwards, however the procedure may require several sessions.
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See 2 types of Hair Transplant:
Strip Harvesting and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation)
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
>Laboratory Medicine(6 procedures)
Blood Test Package+ More
Blood Tests+ More
Genetic Testing+ More
Alzheimer's Disease Consultation+ More
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation+ More
Cerebral Palsy Management+ 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
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Treatment+ More
Wet macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that causes vision loss in the center of the field of vision. Treatment aims to correct this before permanent damage to the patient's vision occurs.
2 - 3 days
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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Ankle Arthroscopy+ More
Ankle Fracture Treatment+ More
Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)+ More
>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(10 procedures)
Decompression Therapy+ More
>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery(29 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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Body Lift+ More
A body lift is a combination of surgical procedures designed to improve the overall appearance of the patient's body, by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. A body lift also involves the removal of underlying excess fat and can treat cellulite.
The procedure is most commonly performed on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight, or who have lost significant amounts of weight through diet and exercise, and are left with excess skin around the body.
1 - 2 weeks
Patients must check with their surgeon that they are fit enough to fly home, as well as taking necessary precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
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Breast Augmentation+ More
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to change the size and shape of the breasts. While many patients opt to have breast implants inserted to increase breast size, breast augmentation more commonly refers to the enlargement of the breasts using fat transfer.
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>Reproductive Medicine(17 procedures)
Artificial Insemination+ More
Artificial insemination is the direct insertion of sperm into a woman's uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes with the aim of achieving pregnancy. By directly inserting the sperm, it makes easier for the sperm to travel and fertilize the egg.
5 - 7 days
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Assisted Hatching+ More
Blastocyst Transfer+ 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
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(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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>Infectious Diseases(2 procedures)
Hepatitis Consultation+ More
HIV Consultation+ More
Allergy Testing+ More
Anesthesia is administered to patients to numb a specific area or to make a patient unconscious while performing a procedure. The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general anesthetic. They are sometimes given in combination with one another, as well as in combination with oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.
1 - 2 days
Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.
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>Dentistry Packages(1 procedure)
Dentistry Package+ 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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Rheumatoid Arthritis Consultation+ More
More about available treatments at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
The most popular surgeries performed at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital are arthroscopic surgery, pediatric cardiac surgery, and robotic surgery.
The hospital uses state-of-the-art medical technology including the da Vinci Surgical System for robotic surgery, 3 Tesla MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner, 40 Slice PET (positron emission tomography) CT (computed tomography) scanner, 64-slice dual source CT scanner, and an external counter pulsation (ECP) machine for those suffering from refractory cardiac failure. The hospital also has a 3-room intraoperative MRI suite, as well as an aquatic treadmill for patients requiring neurological rehabilitation.
The team at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is comprised of 103 highly qualified full-time doctors, 520 nurses, and 200 paramedics.
Many of the doctors have completed international training in the US and UK, including prestigious medical institutions such as Cleveland Clinic. The doctors also belong to a number of national and international medical boards and societies that relate to their specialized medical fields.
English, Arabic, Russian, and French are spoken at the hospital, and interpreter services are offered to those patients who require it.
Dr. Jamshed Dalal
- Specializes in cardiology
Dr. Suresh Rao
- Specializes in pediatric cardiology
- Member of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons
- Special interest in congenital heart surgery, complex heart defects, and valve repairs
Dr. Nandkishore Kapadia
- Specializes in cardiology
- Completed fellowships in adult and pediatric heart transplants at the Regional Medical College Hospital (CHU), Caen, France, and the Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
- Diplomat of the French Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala
- Specializes in orthopedics
- Completed fellowships in arthroscopy and sports orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA, the American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, and the Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
- Winner of the ISAKOS John Joyce Award in 2009
- Member of the Committee of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Dr. Mihir Bapat
- Specializes in spine surgery
- Completed a fellowship at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
- Particular expertise in complex conventional spine surgical procedures as well as minimally invasive spine surgery
Dr. Mohit Bhatt
- Specializes in neurology
- Completed international fellowships at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, London, UK
- Founder trustee of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation of India (PDFI) and the Basal Ganglia Club, India (BGC)
- Member of the committee of the Asian Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society (AOPM)
Dr. Rajesh Mistry
- Specializes in surgical oncology
- Graduated with a degree in medicine and surgery from Mumbai University, India in 1984
- Special interest in thoraco-laparoscopic oesophagectomy and thoracoscopic surgery
Dr. Abhishek Srivastava
- Specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Completed fellowships at the National Institute of Mental Health Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India, the Cleveland Clinic Ohio, USA, the Palo Alto Health Care System, California, USA, the University Hospitals of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA, and the Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
- Founder of the Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation and Executive Committee
- Editor of the Newsletter of the Indian Stroke Society
- Peer Reviewer for various International Journals
- Board member of the National Board of Examinations Curriculum Review Committee
- Member of the Indian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Vatsal Kothari
- Specializes in critical care
Dr. Vinay Kumaran
- Specializes in general surgery
- Completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
- Particular expertise in liver transplant and hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery
Dr. Manish Shrivastava
- Specializes in interventional neuroradiology
- Completed fellowships at the Sriramchandra Medical College, Chennai in 2002, the Zurich Course of Interventional Neuroradiology in 2003, and the Toronto Western Hospital in 2004
- Special interest in endovascular management of cerebral dural AVFs and complex intracranial aneurysms
Dr. Yuvaraja TB
- Specializes in uro-oncology
- Graduated with a degree in medicine and surgery from Mysore University, India
- Completed fellowships at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC), New York, USA, the Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA, and the University of Texas Health Science Centre, San Antonio, USA
- Associate Editor of the Indian Journal of Urology
- Member of the International Consultation on Urological Diseases (ICUD)
Dr. Sanjay Pandey
- Specializes in urology
- Special interest in genitourinary reconstructions, andrology, female urology, and endourology
- Member of the Asia Pacific Overactive Bladder Board