Columbia Asia Mysore
The Columbia Asia Hospital Mysore is one of 28 hospitals across Asia that is a member of Columbia Asia international healthcare group. All hospitals in this organisation meet international standards and benchmarks. It was founded in 2009 and soon after received an NABH accreditation, which is the highest national accreditation for hospitals in India.
The hospital is fitted with 100 patient beds and as a general hospital it covers virtually all medical specialities, including obstetrics, orthopedics, organ transplants, and general surgery.
Patients have available free WiFi throughout, laundry services, phones for international calling, and a dedicated international team to assist with hotel and local activity booking.
The Columbia Asia Hospital Mysore is located in the district of Mysore in India's Karnataka state. It is 15 km from the Mysore Airport and 2 km from the nearest large bus stop.
Mysore was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947 and is commonly described as the City of Palaces. The luxurious Mysore Palace was the residence of the Wodeyar dynasty and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India, after the Taj Mahal.
As well as its famous palaces, Mysore is known for its lush greenery. The Brindavan Gardens were completed in 1932 and cover 60 acres. They are connected to a fruit orchard and 2 horticultural farms. They contain fountains, terraces, pergolas, gazebos and a lake for boating. It is found 20 km from the hospital.
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 Mysore
All medical procedures are carried out in well-lit and clean operating theatres and treatment rooms. They are equipped with the latest in medical technology, such as interventional radiology machinery, color Doppler ultrasounds, and digitized mammography machines.
Special clinics to treat patients with diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid conditions are in operation, and all units and clinics are supported by the 24-hour laboratory and radiology department. Their use of electronic medical record management and information systems ensure patient information is safely and conveniently shared between departments.
Over 40 consultants make up the staff at Columbia Asia Hospital Mysore, and they are considered to be experts in their respective fields of medicine. They are supported by a team of dedicated and highly-trained medical technicians, assistants, and nurses. The hospital's accreditation from the NABH is a testament to the hard work of their staff.
The staff speak English fluently and can also arrange for an interpreter to be present if patients require it. A dedicated team will assist international patients with medical record translations and visa support. They can also help with payments to national and international insurance providers.
External Reviews from Google
Shradda ., January 2020
The most professional hospital you could ever go to. I had a better experience with Columbia Asia,Mysore. Their staff are friendly and happy to help.
They will really care about your health. Thanks to entire hospital staff for the best services they are providing. Continue the same. All the best team.
Kush Rajeev Menda, January 2020
One of the best hospitals in Mysore. Really neat, clean and we'll maintained hospital. It works in the most organized way possible. Staff is friendly and very helpful. The food court or canteen is also at its best! Well experienced doctors, nurses and staff. Wards and Chambers are also well maintained to make the patient feel at home.
Prasad Kumar, December 2019
Excellent experience and we planning another 50 members for health check up because of rehana madam. The way she handle people excellent. Thanks mam
Jose, December 2019
Today i finished a 5 days treatment at the physiotherapy department at Columbia Asia and i have only good words about this experience. I went in with so much lower back pain and could barely walk and today all the pain is totally gone after the well care i received from the people in this department. They were extremely nice and their good work and knowledge was obvious to me from day one... thank you so much for helping me recover in such a nice and loving way... i´m forever grateful!
Santosh N, December 2019
Very good hospital I must say. All the staff were very cooperative and attentive. Our overall experience of stay was good. Care was given to cleanliness and management. Doctors were attentive on call and things were explained in a well manner.