♦ Columbia Asia Hospital Pune
Columbia Asia Hospital Pune is a multi-disciplinary hospital specializing in a wide array of medical treatments, including minimally invasive surgeries and pediatrics. It is a member of the Columbia Asia International Healthcare organisation, which operates 28 hospitals around the world.
The hospital is equipped with 100 beds, an ICU and NICU, and specialist clinics focused on joint replacement, travel medicine, cancer treatments, cardiac screening, and diabetes.
Free WiFi, television in patients’ rooms, and a laundry service are available to make the patient's stay as pleasant as possible. Family accommodation can also be provided for international patients who wish to bring their families with them.
Columbia Asia Hospital is located in Kharadi, an IT village, in the city of Pune. The hospital is located 11 km from Pune International Airport.
Pune is a large and beautiful city in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The Parvati Temple is found atop the Parvati Hill and is a breathtaking temple that offers panoramic views of the city below. It is located around 14 km from the hospital.
The grand Aga Khan Palace was originally built in 1892 and it is now a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. He was interned there for 2 years and now his ashes are preserved in the garden. It can be found 6 km from the hospital.
The Sinhagad (The Lion's Fort) is formally a military stronghold, and has recently become popular for hiking because of the beautiful scenery and stunning views from the top.
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 Hospital Pune
The hospital is equipped with advanced facilities and all surgeries are performed in modern, well-lit operating theatres. The hospital treats patients in a wide spectrum of medical areas, and each have dedicated units and clinics within the hospital, such as the NICU, the teleradiology department, and physiotherapy unit.
The hospital prides itself on its use of state-of-the-art technology. Their plastic and reconstructive surgery unit specializes in medical procedures such as reconstructive surgery for burns and maxillo-facial injuries.
The hospital employs highly trained and qualified staff. Their physicians are experts in their specialized fields with decades of experience, and many have studied and practiced abroad.
They are supported by a team of dedicated registered nurses and medical technicians to ensure patients receive the highest level of care. Medical record translation and interpreter services are also provided by the hospital for international patients.
External Reviews from Google
aparna dey, January 2020
The staffs starting from the entrance till the utility area all are very gentle and kind. The nursing staffs are very compassionate and caring. The hospital is very hygiene conscious which is definitely very good for quick recovery of the patients. Last but not the least, the hospital has a very good set of doctors who are reputed and very skilled in their respective fields.
Prasad Jadhav, January 2020
My sister is admitted in this hospital. Cleanliness is very good and all staff was friendly. More than anything doctors are always there to help you. So far the experience has been really good. We are confident that patient will be better at the earliest in such place. Thank you!!
Cheryl Carvalho, January 2020
This hospital has gone down completely.. They are only making money not there to help and take care of the sick. I was admitted and had my company insurance.. They quoted me a bill of 80k they submitted a final bill of 70k to my insurance company. When insurance questioned then got the bill down to 50k which got approved by 8pm till then the hospital didn't initiate discharge. The hospital hadn't return 60k cash which I had to deposit as an initial booking deposit. They took a week to refund the same.
Few days later I was called for a followup check of my health... On the medicine counter there was a couple who had their baby in NICU fighting as the hospital gave the mother wrong medicine... And they refused to remove it from the bill saying its being charged to the insurance company.. How does it matter..
Simranjeet Singh Chawla, December 2019
Fake reviews! My brother just went for routine check up. They asked us to admit him in ICU? For what??? Estimate given was 74k. If u have policy they will make sure that every bit of u is drained. DO NOT VISIT!
All these 5 star reviews are paid.
Shweta Dhumal, November 2019
The service in hospital is fantastic. I was admitted was very well taken care of. This hospital also provides library service and they have a range books. This enables you to read and not get bored in your room.
I have and will recommend this hospital to anyone who requires hospital care.
Thank you staff for your commendable job.