PREPARING FOR YOUR SURGERY
Seven steps to arrange for your Surgery
EXPLAINING YOUR PROBLEM BY EMAIL TO US
SENDING YOUR PICTURES TO US
CONFIRMING COSTS OF SURGERY
ARRANGING AN ESCORT TO HELP YOU REACH US.
GETTING HELP TO REACH US ON YOUR OWN
The first step in seeking Plastic Surgery at our center is obviously seeking our first consultation. If you are anywhere near our center, you are welcome to call us up
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. IST (Tel +91 135 2763600 or 2764600) for an appointment.
If you are overseas, or far away from us, we suggest you run through all the steps given underneath and have a convenient appointment fixed up for surgery the day after you arrive at our center. The steps are as follows:
Step 1. EXPLAINING YOUR PROBLEM BY EMAIL TO US
Write to us and explain in brief your problem. If possible , attach a picture of yours too so that we know what your problem is like. Once you get our response to your initial email query, and if you still happen to have any further query, do write back to us. But this time, send us a reply to your first query. This way we can keep a trace of you, and your letter does not get mixed up with the scores of queries we receive every week.
Hopefully you shall receive your reply within the week. If not, please do not hesitate to send us a copy of your letter again.
Step 2. SENDING YOUR PICTURES TO US
If you are e-mailing your picture to us, please ensure that it is not over 50K in size, and it should preferably be in the *.jpg format. Every area of the body needs to be assessed by a particular set of pictures.
Click here to see an example of what sort of pictures you need to send us for assessment of your nose or face.
Step 3. CONFIRMING COSTS OF SURGERY
Once we are clear on what your problem is, and you have our opinion on the sort of surgery to be done, ask us for our rates or fee that is likely to be incurred. Please proceed further only if the rates are suitable for you. You must browse over the
Costs given on our web-site to gather what sort of expenditures are likely. Please be informed about the
mode of payment as well.
Step 4. PRE-OPERATIVE INVESTIGATIONS
You now need to undergo some basic tests before the surgery. To save time, you could get them done at your own place too, and even convey to us by email all your test reports, so that we cross check for you whether they are in order or not. The tests you need to run through are the following
Haemogram/ Complete Blood Counts/ ABO Group & Rh Typing/ Blood Urea Nitrogen and Creatinine/ Blood Sugar or Glucose Tolerance Test/
Thyroid profile/ Lipid profile/ Serum for Australia Antigen (HBs Ag EIA)/HIV 1 & 2 Ab EIA/ VDRL/ Urine Analysis
Other tests for confirming your fitness for general anesthesia also require
Electrocardiogram and Chest X-Ray. Please consult your family Physician or doctor in your area to confirm that the results are in order, and that you are in a fit general condition to undergo surgery.
While it is always a good idea
to get the tests done before traveling here, we can conveniently
get them done here in case it is not possible for you at your
Step 5. LEGAL FORMALITIES
Please go through the
Consent Form that is attached here as a word document, and be prepared to sign the same or a similar document before your surgery.
You shall need a VISA to enter
India and before buying a ticket, please make sure other
formalities are done at your end. Some countries, including USA,
have the requirement of taking vaccinations for hepatitis A & B,
typhoid and a polio booster, plus a prescription for
Step 6. ARRANGING AN ESCORT TO HELP YOU REACH US.
In case you are new to India, and feel you cannot make it to our Hospital on your own, you can ask us beforehand for our Escort Services. You have to inform us the correct date, time and flight number and airlines you are traveling by to us in advance.
We shall email you the details like taxi number, mobile number
and even a picture of the escort beforehand. The escort shall receive you at the New Delhi Airport,
holding up a placard at the reception lounge. He shall have you transferred to a Hotel for an overnight stay till the next morning. This is if the flight arrives sometime in the dead of the night. The next morning, the escort shall then accompany you to Dehradun by taxi, so that you are not put to any inconvenience looking up a transport and accommodation on your own in an unfamiliar city. For such a facility, you have to
wire transfer us, 15 days in advance a check of Rs.
4500/=(INR) or $100 (US) only, payable to 'ASHIRWAD HOSPITAL' at Dehradun. You could also transfer the money through
'WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER' and inform us by email or telephonically of such a transfer. This facility is specially recommended for ladies and students, and to most other patients who are traveling first time to India or any Asian country.
Step 7. GETTING HELP TO REACH US ON YOUR OWN
Please see if you are competent to travel on your own to our center. Some
Guidelines have been provided here for your convenience.
You can inform us which dates you need an appointment for. Please get a confirmation from us about our availability during the period you want to come to us. Only then you should get your travel arrangements finalized. And it is imperative that once you have booked, you must inform us the final date of your arrival to us at our center.