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In order to meet the rapidly growing demand of upcoming medical tourist and middle class individuals, there is immense growth of private healthcare industry. Since the year 2000, India has come forward as a medical travel destination which is highly competitive based on doctor’s strength and the prices of treatments which can reach nearly eighty percent less as compared to the prices in US and Europe.

A home to Asia’s well known largest hospitals; India has healthcare centers that include Apollo Hospitals and Fortis Healthcare, of which Max Health Institute, Moolchand and Artemis Health Institute are the top players.

Undeniably the Indian doctors have an unmatched repute both at home and abroad. They are considered to be leaders in research and clinical care. Most of these doctors gain their education and training in US, Canada and UK. While some of them work there, many return back to their home for practicing medicine. India is all set to bag to title of global leader in telemedicine, research, and medical information technology.

Top Doctors in India

There has been drastic increase in the number of medical tourists that have been visiting India over the last few years and this proves that India has attained reputation due to gifted and skilled doctors, who possess unmatched expertise. The best feature is that the doctors are now joining their hands with private medical and health care centers providing treatments at economical cost. Here is a list of ten well known doctors from India.

Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty

To a common man, word “Assembly Line” would bring images of a production plant. However for Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, it’s simply one more day working in Operation Theater at Narayana Hurdayalaya in Bangalore, where he puts in all his effort to cut down the cost of any heart surgery. His achievement list in simply spellbinding – the only heart surgeon in India who has ventured into new-natal open heart surgery. He is the only doctor in whole world who performed an open heart surgery taking the help of microchip camera to close the heart hole. He is the first Indian surgeon who used an artificial heart. His achievement list is endless.

Dr. Naresh Trehan

Who other than Dr. Naresh Trehan has the potential to start from a scratch and establish an advanced and world-class medical institute? And to mention, this doctor has not just done it once, but two times. After giving up his lucrative private practice in USA, he started with Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center in Delhi. One more accomplishment which falls in his bag is establishment of Medanta, the MediCity at Gurgaon. During his career, this doctor conducted many complicated surgeries which were first in India, of which these include – the trans-myocardial laser revascularization, the myocardial total arterial revascularization, and the robotically assisted cardiac surgery – giving incredible results. The Government of India has also acknowledged his unparallel work. Owning to his hard work and dedication he has been awarded with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree Awards.

Dr Vivek Jawali

It is only at Dr. Vivek Jawali’s operating table on which you lie awake even if you heart ever stopped. Acknowledged in minimally invasive heart surgery in India, he is the only doctor who performed world’s initial major Open Heart Procedure, in the year 2004, in which the patient was awake. Besides being awake, the patient didn’t have any sort of ventilator support, even when his heart stopped. Dr. Vivek has introduced many new techniques for performing bypass surgeries at workshops of live surgeries in India and abroad. There are senior cardiac surgeons who come all their way from China to get their training in Off-pump Bypass Surgery under Dr. Vivek at Bangalore’s Fortis Hospital.

Dr Pratap Reddy

It has been a long journey for Dr. Pratap Reddy, who initially earned Rs 100 but presently has a turnover of US $ 100 million. Founder of Apollo Hospitals in India, this doctor was motivated to establish advanced medical infrastructure in India when he saw a patient die as he was unable to visit US for an open heart surgery.

Presently with 22 centers in main cities of India, The Apollo Hospitals Group has plans to extend to other parts of the world. Dr. Reddy has great contribution to different regulatory changes which were introduced in the field of ceasing and licensing of import permission and restriction for organ transplants.

Dr. S. S. Badrinath

Equipped with post graduate degree from US in the domain of Ophthalmology, Dr. Badrinath could have opted to continue a lucrative private practice, but for this doctor the speech of his religious guru gave birth to a desire to establish a charitable hospital. Presently when the medical services have become commercialized, the accomplishment of the charitable organization which he found – Shankara Nethralaya – justifies that it is possible to be efficient yet compassionate. Noteworthy, nearly forty percent of the surgeries are conducted free of cost here.

Dr Anant Joshi

A doctor with an aim – practice what you preach, Dr. Anant Joshi is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Fitness Management. He is fond of playing badminton, swims, and cycles daily and even dives scuba. Acknowledged as Sachin Tendulkar’s doctor, Dr. Joshi is also a consultant to the BCCI (Board of Cricket Control in India). He has flourishing private practice set up in Mumbai, while also travels to different cities of India for treatments and consultations. Dr. Joshi is a pioneer in using state of the art cell therapy for relieving associated pain and curing different sports injury.  

Dr. Anil Kumar Singh

Head of Neurosurgery department in different hospitals in aboard and India, this doctor is referred as teacher of teachers – with his students. Dr. Singh is the director of Neurosciences at the Fortis Hospital, New Delhi and is acknowledged for spine procedures in India. This doctor has introduced many advanced practices like using a microscope in neurosurgical practice for making it safe and less invasive. He has also introduced micro vascular decompression for carrying neuro-endoscopy and trigeminal neuralgia procedures. He is credited with the title of master of spine surgery in India.

Dr. Suresh Rao Aroor

In present day’s fast paced world, when being slow is considered a failure, Dr. Suresh took up the unspectacular role and supported it. He has till now trained nearly five thousand teachers who are responsible for handling slow learning children. An adult neurologist and pediatric, Dr. Aroor, has established an immaculate institute named PARIJMA neurodiagnostic and Rehabilitation Center in Bangalore which is committed in offering total neurological care.

The work experience of Dr. Aroor which he gained at Manipal Hospital and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences in Bangalore, motivated him and paved his conviction that there must be a multi-disciplinary approach.  

Dr. N. N. Wig

You must have heard of Oedipus and Eletra complex however do you know about Hanuman Complex? Well this is just one of the other exceptional concepts which are extolled by Dr. N. N. Wig, a prominent psychiatrist who uses a unique term to drive home a point that mentally retarded or mentally ill patients are just like Hanuman who have for the time being forgot their powers. This doctor motivated the mental health professionals to realize that it is their role to help the mentally ill patient realize his true potential. 

Dr. Kamini Rao

If you believe in the saying that “the hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world” then Dr. Kamini Rao is the Empress of life. After having being trained at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and the King’s College School of Medicine, London, UK, Dr. Rao is a leader in the area of reproductive medicine. Dr. Rao is well acknowledged for gifting India with the first child born through SIFT (Semen Intra Fallopian Transfer) technique. Dr. Rao is an active contributor in the field of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights while is also a coordinator for the same project in India.

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