Request a Quote
English Arabic French Russian

74-year-old Sabriya Karim from Iraq Underwent a Successful Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass Surgery in India

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”.        

Author Name
Bipasha Mitra

Published Date
: 18-Jul-2017

Bipasha Mitra 

After completing her Bachelors Degree in English and PG Diploma in Journalism, Bipasha started her career in writing. With an eye for detail and a creative bent of mind, she emphatically crafts patient's stories, and pens blogs and articles understanding what the readers want to know and should know for their medical treatment.

Share Articles

Need Help?

Just let us know. We will be happy to assist you

To overcome restrictions due to Corona Virus, we are offering Paid Tele/Video Consultation from top doctors. Let us know if you are interested & we will contact you.

After submitting the form, check your email for instructions to share patient information and medical reports.




About Vaidam

Patients from 60+ countries have trusted Vaidam


Why Vaidam


NABH Certified Healthcare Discovery Platform

Vaidam is NABH certified healthcare discovery platform that will connect you to top-notch medical experts, hospitals, wellness options, and trusted travel partners in India to help identify and make the right healthcare choices.

Researched & Personalized Treatment Plan - Under One Roof

You can search for the best hospitals in India to treat cancer and ailments of the heart, bones or kidney, read about them, view photographs of the facilities at the hospitals and the places at which the hospitals are located, and check the cost of treatment.

Quality Treatment Within Your Budget

As soon as you post an enquiry, the patient relation team will collect details from you, share them with the doctors and hospitals on Vaidam's panel, and get a personalized treatment plan. We research to get quality treatment within your budget.

Treatment to Travel

Vaidam concierge assists patients, to get medical Visa to travel to India, the best airline fares and arrangements for your stay. Our concierge also helps you with daily travel, language, and food concerns. Vaidam does everything to be your perfect host in India. All of Vaidam’s services are free of cost to patients.

Pan-India Reach

If you are looking for medical care in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad or Ahmedabad, Vaidam Health has a network in each of those cities.

Vaidam News


Vaidam Health gets the prestigious NABH accreditation

Vaidam Health gets the prestigious NABH accreditation

Read more

Vaidam Media - Medical Travel Today

Vaidam Health Coverage by Medical Travel Today - The Authoritative Newsletter for Medical Tourism

Read more

Vaidam Health YourStory News

Vaidam Health gets covered by 'Your Story', India's Leading Online Magazine

Read more

Know how it works in less than 90 secs

View More Updates




Note: Vaidam Health does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. The services and information offered on are intended solely for informational purposes and cannot replace the professional consultation or treatment by a physician. Vaidam Health discourages copying, cloning of its webpages and its content and it will follow the legal procedures to protect its intellectual property


Browse the website in:   English     Français   Русский     العَرَبِية



Thank you. We will contact you soon.