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Richard Slaymaker From the United Kingdoms gets Surgery from Webbed Toes.


“Webbed toe is a common name for a condition called Syndactyly. It affects the feet and causes fusion of two or more digits of the feet (just like the feet of birds).” Below is an indicative image for webbed toes. 

webbed toes


Richard Slaymaker from the United Kingdoms was born with Syndactyly. Because he wanted to finally get rid of the fused toes, he decided to visit India to the surgery from the best hands. While he was looking for the best plastic surgeons in India, he stumbled upon the website of Vaidam Health, which would make his journey easier. 


Getting the quotes from Indian Hospitals

Richard posted a query on the website and received a call back soon after by one of the case managers. The case manager, Dr Amarroop asked for the reports and sent them to some of the best cosmetic and plastic surgery hospitals in India. She helped hi, getting the hospital opinions and associated quotes along with providing the hospital profiles. After going through the profiles, Richard decided to visit Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon. This was followed by the initiation of the paperwork to come to India.


Getting medical eVisa to India

The case manager helped in getting the Visa Invitation Letter from the hospital. The visa application form was also filled by another team member of Vaidam Health. In addition to this, accommodation near the hospital and pick up facilities from the airport. The visa was received within 72 hours and finally, the patient reached India on 31st May 2019.


Experience in India

Richard was received by a team member from the airport and dropped to the hotel. His appointment was booked with Dr Vipul Nanda. The doctor had a detailed conversation with the patient and took a medical history asking about any past medical illness or related family history. This was followed by a clinical examination after which he was sent for further investigations. Finally, the surgery was performed on a scheduled date. It was done under general anaesthesia followed by skin grafting. The procedure went successfully.  


Richard/ plastic surgery/ UK

“All the Indian people who I met were very helpful and polite,” said Richard Slaymaker.

Author Name
Dr. Kavreen Arora

Published Date
: 03-Sep-2019

Dr. Kavreen Arora

Dr. Kavreen studied medicine and actively practised for few years before she decided to share her knowledge through medical blogs and articles. Since then, Dr. Kavreen has written several articles about the recent advances in various medical treatments, life expectancies, and the best hospitals & doctors across the nation. 

She is a keen observer and likes to keep herself updated with the new technologies. She is an avid reader and an earnest writer in the medical field.

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