Hydrocephalus Treatment Cost In India

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Hydrocephalus Treatment cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.155400 to Rs.207200. Cost for International patients is between USD 3150 to USD 3850.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 7 days and outside the hospital for 5 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

A condition of the brain where the cerebrospinal fluid is being accumulated abnormally in the brain and ventricles is called hydrocephalus.

This extra fluid tends to put pressure on the brain and nervous system, causing a lot of trouble and symptoms like

  • Headache
  • Large head size
  • Seizures
  • Loss of speech and control

Large head size is seen in infants as their skull bone is not fused.

To treat hydrocephalus, immediate drainage of CSF fluid is arranged by surgically inserting a tube or shunt to drain out the excessive fluid.

This tube is monitored till the symptoms subside and the patient is kept on regular follow-up.

Medicines are given which are diuretic in nature and help in flushing out the excessive fluid.

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Hydrocephalus Treatment includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost (X-ray or MRI may be done) 

  • Surgery cost 

  • Type of surgery (surgical shunt implantation or endoscopic third ventriculostomy)

  • Post-Operative cost (depends on the number of follow-up sessions)

  • Medicine cost (antibiotics, painkillers, etc.)

  • Patient's hospital stay (may need to stay for 2-4 days)

Factors affecting cost of Hydrocephalus Treatment

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

 

  • Type of hospital and room opted (General, Twin sharing or single room)

  • The severity of the disease

  • Post-surgical complication, if it happens (such as Walking problems, mild dementia, and bladder control issues usually show some improvement within days after surgery)

  • Cost of Blood products (if required)

  • Age of the patient

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Cost related to Hydrocephalus Treatment in India

Listing approximate price of Hydrocephalus Treatment and some related procedures. The prices may change depending upon the centers and condition of the patient.

Treatment name Cost range
Hydrocephalus Treatment Rs.155400 to Rs.207200
VP Shunting Rs.133200 to Rs.177600
Ventriculostomy Rs.150960 to Rs.201280

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Hydrocephalus Treatment.

What is the cost of tests for hydrocephalus treatment?

MRI scans and CT scans are required to confirm a diagnosis of hydrocephalus present from birth, and that develops later in children and adults. 

Are the pharmacy and medicines cost included in the package?

All the medicines are included in the package during the time frame when the patient is in the hospital. The medicines that are consumed outside the hospital when the patient is discharged are not covered in the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the treatment?

Two surgical treatments are used to treat hydrocephalus: surgical shunt implantation and endoscopic third ventriculostomy. After the shunt implant, you will be observed for 24 hours and need to stay in the hospital for 2-4 days. You also need to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days after the endoscopic third ventriculostomy. The first follow-up after these surgeries is scheduled after 3 months, and a CT scan or MRI should be done at that time. If you have hydrocephalus, you need a shunt system for regular monitoring for the rest of your life.

How much does Hydrocephalus cost in different cities in India?

The price varies across the cities. Tier 1 Cities are usualy more expencive thane tier 2 cities. The price for Hydrocephalus in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:

  • New Delhi: Rs.131313 to Rs.205387
  • Gurgaon: Rs.134680 to Rs.202020
  • Noida: Rs.126263 to Rs.210438
  • Chennai: Rs.134680 to Rs.193603
  • Mumbai: Rs.138047 to Rs.205387
  • Bangalore: Rs.131313 to Rs.198653
  • Kolkata: Rs.126263 to Rs.190236
  • Jaipur: Rs.117845 to Rs.188552
  • Mohali: Rs.121212 to Rs.286195
  • Ahmedabad: Rs.112795 to Rs.186869
  • Hyderabad: Rs.129630 to Rs.196970

How much does Hydrocephalus cost in different countries?

For patients planning to travel abroad it is useful to know the price in destinations popular with medical travellers. The price for Hydrocephalus in different countries is approximately:

  • Turkey USD 4800 to USD 7200
  • Thailand USD 4400 to USD 6600
  • Germany USD 15200 to USD 22800
  • Israel USD 22400 to USD 33600
  • Singapore USD 32000 to USD 48000
  • Malaysia USD 5600 to USD 8400

List of Centers for Hydrocephalus Treatment in India

Popular Cities in India for Hydrocephalus Treatment are:

Leading Hospitals for Hydrocephalus Treatment in India

Doctors for Hydrocephalus Treatment in India

The doctor for treating such conditions are Neurosurgeons, Head and Neck surgeons, and Pediatric Surgeons.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Rana Patir

Dr. Rana Patir

Director, 24 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

<p class="rtejustify">Dr. Patir specializes in performing the following:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Neuromodulation (for pain management)</li> <li class="rtejustify">Neurovascular Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Minimal Invasive Brain Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Pediatric Neurosurgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Epilepsy Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

Director, 27 years of experience

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, GurgaonLocation

<p>Dr. Sandeep Vaishya specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li>Intracranial Brain Tumour Surgery</li> <li>Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery</li> <li>Minimally Invasive brain surgery</li> <li>Image Guided Neurosurgery</li> <li>Brachial Plexus surgery</li> <li>Spine Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Arun Saroha

Dr. Arun Saroha

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Max Super Specialty Hospital, GurgaonLocation

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. Arun Saroha specializes in the following:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Pediatric Brain and Spine Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Stroke Cerebrovascular Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery </li> <li class="rtejustify">Spine Fixation and Fusion Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Scoliosis Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Tumor Surgery </li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Aneurysm Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Bipin Walia

Dr. Bipin Walia

Director, 30 years of experience

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New DelhiLocation

Neurosurgery , Spinal Surgeries , Image guided surgery, Disc replacement, Endoscopic Disc surgery Endoscopic Cranial Surgery, Brain Tumour Surgery, Special focus on Minimally Invasive Surgery for Spinal Tumours

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Director, 21 years of experience

Artemis Hospital, GurgaonLocation

<p>Dr. Aditya Gupta specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li>Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)</li> <li>Brain Tumor Surgery</li> <li>Radiosurgery (Cyberknife, Gamma Knife) Spine Surgery</li> <li>DBS Surgery for Parkinsons' Disease</li> <li>Brachial Plexus and Nerve Surgery</li> <li>Cerebrovascular Surgery (Aneurysms, AVMs)</li> </ul>

Dr Vipul Gupta

Dr Vipul Gupta

Director, 21 years of experience

Artemis Hospital, GurgaonLocation

Neurointerventional Surgery Endovascular treatment, Endovascular revascularization, Spinal interventions, Endovascular treatment of cerebral vasospasm by vasodilators and angioplasty, Embolization of carotid cavernous fistulas with detachable balloons or coils, Tumor embolization in head and neck region, Neurovascular Imaging

Dr. V. P. Singh

Dr. V. P. Singh

Chairman, 30 years of experience

Medanta - The Medicity, GurgaonLocation

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. V. P. Singh is a neurosurgeon in Delhi NCR, India, for various neurology treatments, including:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Epilepsy Surgery </li> <li class="rtejustify">Gamma Knife Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Cerebrovascular Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Tumour Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Balamurugan M

Dr. Balamurugan M

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, ChennaiLocation

Brain Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Embolization, CSF Rhinorrhoea Repair Surgery, Carotid Body Tumour Embolization, Brain Aneurysm Treatment, Foot Drop

Dr. Rahul Gupta

Dr. Rahul Gupta

HOD, 18 years of experience

Fortis Hospital, NoidaLocation

Vascular and Endovascular neurosurgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Pediadtric neurosurgery, Epilepsy and functional neurosurgery, Brain tumor and skull base neurosurgery

Dr. Ravi Bhatia

Dr. Ravi Bhatia

Senior Consultant, 49 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

Neuro – Oncology, Brain and Spine Tumours, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Migraine, Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy, Headache, Seizures, Hyperactivity, Stroke, Head Trauma, Parkinson's Disease, Neuropathy, Alzheimer Disease, Dementia, Attention Deficit, Cranio Vertebral Anomalies

Dr. Sudhir Tyagi

Dr. Sudhir Tyagi

Consultant, 25 years of experience

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New DelhiLocation

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. Sudhir Tyagi specializes in the following:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Acute stroke treatment</li> <li class="rtejustify">Biofeedback therapy</li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain mapping surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Carotid angioplasty</li> <li class="rtejustify">Carotid endarterectomy (carotid artery surgery)</li> <li class="rtejustify">Carotid stenting</li> <li class="rtejustify">Cervical and lumbar disk replacement (arthroplasty)</li> <li class="rtejustify">Cranial base surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Decompression surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Deep brain stimulation (DBS)</li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain pacemaker</li> <li class="rtejustify">Discectomy or microdiscectomy</li> <li class="rtejustify">Foraminotomy</li> <li class="rtejustify">Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) procedure </li> <li class="rtejustify">Intraoperative angiography (IOA)</li> <li class="rtejustify">Kyphoplasty</li> <li class="rtejustify">Laminectomy</li> </ul>

Dr. Arun L. Naik

Dr. Arun L. Naik

Head of Department, 17 years of experience

Apollo Hospital (Bannerghatta Road) Bangalore Location

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. Arun L. Naik specializes in the following:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Re-do Brain Tumor Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Framed and Frameless Stereotactic Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">CV Junction Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Neurovascular Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Endoscopic Brain and Spine Procedures</li> <li class="rtejustify">Movement Disorders Procedures</li> <li class="rtejustify">Functional Neurosurgery for Pain and Spasticity</li> </ul>

Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh

Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh

Senior Consultant, 26 years of experience

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, ChennaiLocation

<p class="rtejustify" dir="ltr">Dr. Siddhartha Ghosh specializes in the following neurosurgeries:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li class="rtejustify">Skull Base Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Pediatric Neurosurgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Stereotactic Neurosurgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Spine Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Vascular Surgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Paresh K. Doshi

Dr. Paresh K. Doshi

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Jaslok Hospital, MumbaiLocation

<p class="rtejustify">Dr. Paresh K. Doshi specializes in the following:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Tumor Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Deep Brain Stimulation </li> <li class="rtejustify">Epilepsy Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Surgery for Movement Disorders, including Parkinson's Disease</li> </ul>

Dr. Batuk Diyora

Dr. Batuk Diyora

Consultant, 20 years of experience

S. L. Raheja Hospital, MumbaiLocation

Neurosurgery Neuro-Oncology Spine Surgery Spine Related Disorders Pediatric Neurosurgery Acoustic Neuroma Removal Artificial Disc Replacement Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery

Dr. Abhaya Kumar

Dr. Abhaya Kumar

Head of Department, 20 years of experience

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, MumbaiLocation

<p>Specializations of Dr. Abhaya Kumar are listed under:</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Stereotactic Radiosurgery</li> <li class="rtejustify">Paediatric Neurosurgery</li> </ul>

Dr. Ranganathan Jothi

Dr. Ranganathan Jothi

Senior Consultant, 32 years of experience

Kauvery Hospital, AlwarpetLocation

<p class="rtejustify">Dr. Ranganathan specializes in the following-</p> <ul> <li class="rtejustify">Herniated disc</li> <li>Cranial nerve surgeries</li> <li class="rtejustify">Neck hernia</li> <li class="rtejustify">Stenosis</li> <li class="rtejustify">Neurosis</li> <li class="rtejustify">Spondylolisthesis (Waist Shift)</li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Tumors</li> <li class="rtejustify">Brain Diseases</li> <li class="rtejustify">Nerve entrapment</li> <li class="rtejustify">Hand numbness</li> </ul>

Dr. Rahul Lath

Dr. Rahul Lath

Consultant, 28 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills HyderabadLocation

Chest Pain Treatment Deep Brain Stimulation Gamma-Knife Radiosurgery Brain infection Laminectomy Spine Surgery

Dr. Joy Varghese

Dr. Joy Varghese

Consultant, 26 years of experience

Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, ChennaiLocation

Deep brain stimulation, Craniotomy, Brain Tumour Treatment

Dr. R T S Naik

Dr. R T S Naik

Consultant, 38 years of experience

Apollo Hospital, HydergudaLocation

<p>Dr. R T S Naik Specializes in:</p> <ul> <li>Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery</li> <li>Neuro Endoscopy</li> <li>Head and Neck Tumor Embolization</li> <li>Petrosal Sinus Sampling</li> <li>Carotid Cavernous Fistula Treatment</li> </ul>

Success Rate

The success rate is highly variable, and it depends upon a lot of factors, like

  • The age of the patient
  • The reason for the condition
  • How long the state has been sustained.

In general, the survival percentage is 24-75%.

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