Vp Shunt Cost In India

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VP shunt or ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a process for taking out excessive cerebrospinal fluid got deposited in the ventricales of the brain and spinal cord. risk factors for such conditions are production of excessive CSF fluid, low absorption of CSF or due to some blockage. this cause abnormally big head size, headache, seizures, irritability, incontinence, loss of memory and poor cordination. in this procedure a VP shunt, a medical device is placed to release the pressure building upon the brain because of the fluid accumulation. the primary condition is hydrocephalous for which we need VP shunting. it is done under general anesthesia and the device is placed behind the ear. the fluid drips out and is collected, this continues till the condition is normal.

Vp Shunt cost in India for Indian Patients is between Rs.186480 to Rs.248640. Cost for International patients is between USD 3780 to USD 4620.

Patient has to stay in the hospital for 3 days and outside the hospital for 20 days. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.

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Inclusions in the package

The cost of VP Shunt includes:

  • Preoperative diagnostic tests cost (MRI, CT scan, etc.) 

  • Surgery cost

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

  • Medicine cost 

  • Patient's hospital stay (may need to stay for 4-5 days)

Factors affecting cost of Vp Shunt

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 mechanical malfunction, placement failure, infection, CSF leak)

  • Cost of Blood products (if required)

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

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

Cost related to Vp Shunt in India

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

Treatment name Cost range
VP Shunting - Programmable Device Rs.186480 to Rs.248640
VP Shunting Rs.133200 to Rs.177600

Vp Shunt - Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Vp Shunt 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 Vp Shunt in different cities in India is approximately in the range of:

  • New Delhi: Rs.157576 to Rs.246464
  • Gurgaon: Rs.161616 to Rs.242424
  • Noida: Rs.151515 to Rs.252525
  • Chennai: Rs.161616 to Rs.232323
  • Mumbai: Rs.165656 to Rs.246464
  • Bangalore: Rs.157576 to Rs.238384
  • Kolkata: Rs.151515 to Rs.228283
  • Jaipur: Rs.141414 to Rs.226262
  • Mohali: Rs.145454 to Rs.343434
  • Ahmedabad: Rs.135353 to Rs.224242
  • Hyderabad: Rs.155555 to Rs.236363

How much does Vp Shunt 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 Vp Shunt in different countries is approximately:

  • Turkey USD 3600 to USD 5400
  • Thailand USD 8400 to USD 12600
  • Germany USD 12000 to USD 18000
  • Singapore USD 36000 to USD 54000
  • Malaysia USD 6720 to USD 10080

List of Centers for Vp Shunt in India

Popular Cities in India for Vp Shunt are:

Leading Hospitals for Vp Shunt in India

Doctors for Vp Shunt in India

the doctor who can do VP shunting is a neurologist, neurosurgeon, and a spine surgeon.

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

Dr. Sandeep Vaishya

Director, 27 years of experience

Location Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon

Neurosurgery, Intracranial Brain Tumour Surgery, Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery, Minimally Invasive brain surgery, Image Guided Neurosurgery, Brachial Plexus surgery, Spine Surgery

Dr. Arun Saroha

Dr. Arun Saroha

Consultant, 19 years of experience

Location Max Super Specialty Hospital, Gurgaon

Neuro-oncology, Pediatric brain and spine surgery, Neurotrauma, Stroke Cerebrovascular surgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Spine fixation and fusion surgery, Scoliosis surgery, Brain tumour surgery and brain aneurysm surgery

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Director, 21 years of experience

Location Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon

Neurosurgery , Brain Tumor Surgery, Radiosurgery (Cyberknife, Gamma Knife) Spine Surgery, Surgery for Epilepsy, DBS Surgery for Parkinsons Disease, Brachial Plexus and Nerve surgery, Cerebrovascular Surgery (Aneurysms, AVMs),

Success Rate

the success rate of VP shunting largely depends upon the age of the patient and the etiologica factor which has caused the situation to arise. in general the success rate is around 50% as there are chances of shunt tube getting infected or obstructed.

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