For a couple of years 74-year-old Sabriya Karim experienced a difficulty in breathing and got easily exhausted. Though both the symptoms can be attributed to old age yet when she went for an angiogram in her home country, Iraq she understood that her age was not to be blamed for such conditions. The angiogram report revealed that she had multiple heart blockades.
“I didn’t know about it till the angiogram was performed. I thought it’s quite normal at my age and didn’t feel the need to undergo a medical treatment. The doctors in Iraq told me that I would require a heart bypass surgery. But the thought of an open heart surgery send chills down my spine. I told them frankly if I had to be operated I would prefer a minimally invasive heart bypass surgery”, said Karim.
Due to the unavailability of a minimally invasive procedure of bypass surgery, Karim along with her son searched for treatment options outside Iraq. “I and my son scuttled through the internet to see which countries provide such procedures. Some of them were pretty expensive. Finally we came across Vaidam Health. My son went through their website. Soon after we dropped a query we got a call from them.”
In India, Karim got her surgery done by Dr. Y.K Mishra at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. “It is an excellent hospital for cardiac treatment. It has all the modern infrastructure and equipment. Everything went so smoothly. Dr. Mishra is a very good surgeon who took care of me while I was there in the hospital. After the surgery, I did not suffer from any pain and am ready to head back home”.
Apart from the medical treatment, Karim is also impressed by the assistance she received from Vaidam. “Vaidam has made my medical tour to India very easy. We did not have to look for doctors or hospitals. Vaidam’s patient manager helped us with everything. She guided us in medical visa application process and even provided us with a full list of doctors, hospitals coupled with the estimated cost of the treatment. I should say that as a company they are very organized, helpful and honest. They have even given me their complete support when I was in India. All in all it was a very nice experience”.