Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, abodes the world’s major IT companies, prime schools and colleges which are amongst the best colleges in India. Now, Bangalore has started evolving into a hub of medical facilities, thereby, giving rise to various multi-specialty and super-specialty hospitals. These factors lead to a modern infrastructure, well-facilitated hospitals and skilful medical practitioners.
Bangalore’s medical facility has seen a tremendous growth in the last two decades. Due to availability of qualified medical specialists and technological intelligence, it has evolved as a home for affordable, budget-friendly medical treatment in India. Also, low treatment cost, minimal waiting period and advanced treatment techniques are some of the prime reasons behind inflow of international tourists.
Best, highly-qualified medical practitioners, modern infrastructure and technologically advanced equipment have made hospitals in Bangalore worth to get treatment for. Every hospital holds its unique specialization. For instance,
Hosmat Hospital, Bangalore: It is amongst the best spine hospitals in India. It is a multi-specialty hospital with a capacity of 500 beds. The hospital is popular for knee replacement, hip replacement, orthotic & prosthetic surgery, arthritis.
Fortis Hospital, Bangalore: It is counted amongst the best hospitals for spine surgery in India having a team of the best spine surgeons in Bangalore. The hospital has a separate well-equipped unit to perform cervical and lumbar disc surgery, degenerative spine surgery, spinal injuries, image-guided & keyhole surgeries.
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bangalore: The multi-specialty hospital has a separate unit well-equipped with the latest technology to perform different kinds of spine surgeries such as minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery, lateral lumbar spine surgery, anterior lumbar spine surgery and more.
The hospitals in Bangalore have ‘help desk’ especially for international patients ensuring a smooth medical journey for them. The staff provides assistance in any of the following cases:
Assistance in applying and extending medical visa
Language interpreter for patients such as French, Russian, Arabic, etc.
Follow-up services post-operative treatment
Hospital stay as required
Bangalore has the most organized transportation with hoardings everywhere to guide everyone. However, if you want to explore within the city, then you may opt for any of the following:
Bike/Scooty: Easiest, fastest and cheapest way to commute. The cost is one of the factors that is reasonable and doesn’t mess with one’s financial status.
Metro: With 40 stations covering the maximum Bangalore, one can commute via metro at a reasonable price.
Local Buses: The city provides local bus service by the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) with 34 bus stations and three big stations.
Taxis/Autos: Although a bit expensive, you may need a taxi if you want to reach early at your destination or unable to travel via public transport.
With 709 square kms, Bangalore makes the fourth largest metropolitan city and third largest city in India. It is a home to budget-friendly hotels, guest-houses for medical tourists coming across the globe.
Bangalore is evolving as one of the safest cities in India due to low crime rate, advanced & modern infrastructure, and availability of transportation facilities meeting international standards. It holds the third position in terms of education system and is a fourth contributor to the country’s GDP.
Kempegowda International Airport, located in Devanahalli, Karnataka, is an international airport that handles both domestic and international operations with free Wi-Fi available. The airport serves various airlines including AirAsia India, Alliance Air, IndiGo, Air India and SpiceJet.
Patients undergoing medical treatment often need to stay a bit longer and may also need medical visa extension. Also, there are various foreign consulates in Bangalore in case you might face any problem during your medical stay over here.
Countries such as Belgium, Benin, Canada, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, and United Kingdom have their consulates here.