India Cardiac Surgery Site is associated with experienced cardiologists to deliver the perfect treatment and recuperative plan. Before the surgery, we will educate the patient with every fact involved in surgery and maintain the transparency in procedure, facilities and the related costs. We provide quality services and also assists with arrangements by keeping the concerns of the international patients in mind, providing you the utmost care and professionalism.

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Norwood Procedure Overview:

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome   is one of the most complex heart defects for the new born and possess the most challenging to manage all the congenital heart defects. In children affected with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, the structures on the left side is significantly under developed. Norwood procedure in India is the only option as this deformity is fatal, often within the first few days or hours of your life.
Who is a candidate for Norwood Procedure?

Norwood procedure in India reviews of patients indicates that the newborn will typically have lower than normal oxygen saturations. This is so as all the blood from the lungs mixes together  with  the single ventricular before being pumped out of the lungs along with the body. Fast breathing occurs as the lungs tend to receive a large amount of blood flow

Check out the Patient Testimonial, where the patient shares about their success stories from treatments through India Cardiac Surgery Consultants.

Hello, my name is Ariana Barron from Liberia. From the moment my daughter was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome while still in my womb, I was worried about her future. My husband started researching about this heart condition and the treatments for it. He came across a leading healthcare consultant in India and sent them the query. They responded back within 48 hours and after discussing, we gave them our confirmation to travel to India for my baby’s surgery. The surgeon at the hospital was a very kind person who cleared all our doubts. He performed the Norwood procedure. The nurses were so amazing, friendly and took care of all our needs. I am impressed with the way the surgeon and his staff were so concerned about my baby’s case. Now my baby is doing fantastic. I want to extend my hearty thanks to all of you for your dedicated efforts in providing such quality medical treatments within pocket-friendly prices.

Stages of Norwood Procedure:

1) Stage I

This procedure is performed, after birth. The right ventricle is converted into the main ventricular pumping blood both to the lungs along with the body

2) Stages II

Normally it is performed after 6 months of the Norwood procedure, to divert half of the blood to the lungs when the circulation from the lungs need not so much pressure from the ventricle. It is known as the Bi directional Glenn operation.

3) Stage III

It is the third stage, which is performed between 18 to 36 months after stage 2. The blood vessel that drains the oxygenated blood from the lower part of the blood into the heart is evolved by creating an artificial channel.
How Norwood Procedure is performed?

During Free consultation of the Norwood procedure in India, the patients are advised that is one the most complex and high risk surgeries.

What to Expect After Norwood Procedure?

The recovery period after undergoing this surgery is complicated and unpredictable that averages somewhere in between 3 to 4 weeks. A small portion of patients who leave the hospital may experience significant problems in the first few months of life. Following the procedure, the right ventricle may not function as desired, so cardiac transplantation may be the only option left. The treatment procedure can be divided into the initial stabilization period and the post recovery period. Catheters are placed in the blood vessels that allow medications to be given, so that the newborn does not become unstable. Supplementing oxygen is avoided, since it avoids more blood flow to the lungs.

Why choose an Indian Hospital for Norwood Procedure?

Indian hospitals ensure that Affordable Norwood procedure in India can be performed with the latest in technology and state of art infrastructure. India is blessed to have under their belt some of the eminent surgeons who have a proven track record. In addition to this most of the hospitals in India do not have waiting  lists which means that you can get the surgery done the same day.

Cost of Norwood Procedure in India

Low cost Norwood procedure in India ensures that you can get the surgery in this part of the world with the best of facilities. When one compares it to the advanced countries like the US or UK, you end up saving close to 60 % of the cost when one gets the surgery done in India.

FAQ’s
  • What is Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS)?
    • HLHS is a rare heart defect, affecting 1,000 newborns each year in the United States, in which the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped, and the right side of the heart must pump blood to both the lungs and the body. The defect occurs during fetal growth and currently cannot be prevented.

      In a healthy heart, the right side of the heart accepts blood from the rest of the body and pumps it to the lungs while the left side of the heart accepts blood from the lungs and pumps it to the body.When the left side of the heart is underdeveloped, the right side must perform both functions, pumping blood to the lungs and to the body.

      During the first few days after a baby is born, the right side of the heart is able to do the job of both the right and left sides because of two processes. The first is through an opening, known as the foramen ovale, by which the blood flowing through the lungs can return to the right heart. The second process is by a blood vessel connecting the pulmonary artery to the aorta, known as ductus arteriosus, that allows the right side of heart to pump blood to the body in addition to the lungs. The majority of the time, the foramen ovale and ductus arteriosus close after a few days, leaving the heart with no way to pump the blood to the rest of the body.

     

  • What causes HLHS?
    • At this time, the cause of HLHS is unknown and there is nothing to prevent it. The birth defect occurs in utero while the baby is developing. There is a very slight increased risk (less than ten percent) that families who have one child born with HLHS will have another child born with a heart defect.

     

  • How is HLHS diagnosed?
    • Doctors will use an echocardiogram, also known as an ultrasound, to diagnose the heart defect. HLHS is often diagnosed in utero using a fetal echocardiogram.

     

  • Will my baby need surgery?
    • Doctors will determine the exact treatment for your baby depending on the severity of the heart condition and the family’s wishes. The only treatment for HLHS is aggressive, early surgical intervention. The most common approach involves a three-stage surgical procedure. The operations are performed within the first few years of life and create reliable blood flow in and out of the functional heart chambers.

     

  • Will my baby need surgery?
    • Doctors will determine the exact treatment for your baby depending on the severity of the heart condition and the family’s wishes. The only treatment for HLHS is aggressive, early surgical intervention. The most common approach involves a three-stage surgical procedure. The operations are performed within the first few years of life and create reliable blood flow in and out of the functional heart chambers.
    • Stage 1: Norwood Procedure

      The Norwood procedure is performed within the first few days of life to allow the heart’s lower right chamber, known as the right ventricle, to pump blood to the lungs and the body.

      Stage 2: Glenn Procedure

      The Glenn (or hemi-Fontan) procedure usually takes place between four and six months of a child’s life. The surgery reduces the amount of work the right side of the heart does by allowing it to pump blood mainly to the body and routing part of the blood returning from the body directly into the lungs.

      Stage 3: Fontan Procedure

      The Fontan procedure is performed on patients between 18 and 48 months old to connect the remaining blood vessels carrying blood from the body to the lungs. The purpose of this surgery is to allow the blood coming from the body to go directly to the lungs, normalize the oxygen levels, and reduce the right ventricle workload to the approximate levels of a normal heart.

     

  • What happens after surgery?
    • After surgery, HLHS children need long-term surveillance of the reconstructed heart and often require heart medications. Regular appointments with a cardiologist will include echocardiograms, MRIs, blood tests, and heart catheterizations to ensure close monitoring of your child’s growing heart.

     

  • What are the long term impacts of HLHS?
    • While science has made remarkable steps in treating patients with HLHS there is still no cure. Most patients will survive with treatments but may face other complications later in life. Some of these complications include heart arrhythmias, blood clots, developmental problems, and the possibility of future surgeries or a heart transplant. For more on this subject, fill up our free consultation form our executive will respond you soon.

     

  • How do I make an appointment with the best cardiologist in India?
    • All you have to do is send us your medical report and be rest assured. We will choose the best suitable surgeon for you, after consulting the experts.

     

  • Can I choose my own hotels according to my budget?
    • You can most definitely choose hotels as per your convenience to you and your budget.

     

  • Can I speak with the doctor before I come to India for treatment?
    • You can talk to the doctor and satisfy all your medical queries. You can also send us your queries for answers from the top doctors.

     

  • How will I get an Indian Medical Visa?
    • To know about the procedure of getting an Indian Medical Visa, please go to our website where you will find all the details regarding the initial procedure. You can also send us a query regarding the same.

     

  • I can only speak my native language?
    • Yes. Many hospitals in India have language translators to help you communicate better and effortlessly with the doctors and medical staff.

     

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  1. This is Shaikh Abu Miad from Saudi Arab, my daughter was suffering from heart ailment, which required a surgery. I went to India for her surgery, which was accomplished with great output. I highly recommend for such surgeries in India.

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