Safe to Undergo Ptosis Surgery in India?

I have not heard of many instances of Ptosis Surgery being performed in India. Though there are big hospitals here, is it safe to undergo operation . Also wat about the cost of surgery in India.

Doctor Answers 4

There are great surgeons in india

Ptosis surgery is commonly performed in India.  There are numerous superb fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeons in India.

I have had the opportunity (along with Dr Lucarelli) to attend Oculoplastic and Ophthalmology meetings in India.  We have met and closely interacted with many of the oculoplastic surgeons there.

Check out the oculoplastics society of india (OPAI.IN).  Here are some fantastic surgeons:

Kasturi Bhattacharjee, Guwahati

Kalpesh Shah, Mumbai

A.K Grover, New Delhi

Anita Sethi, New Delhi

Aparna Bhatnagar, Chennai

Santosh Honavar, Hyderabad

Abhijeet Desai, Mumbai

Lakshmi Mahesh, Bangalore

Milind Naik, Hyderabad

Savari Desai, Mumbai

Austin Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Great oculoplastic surgeon in India for ptosis repair

India has some great oculoplastic surgeons.

At Sankara Nethralya, in Chennai,  Dr. Shubhra Goel is excellent.  I know her very well.

Similarly, in Madurai, at the Aravind Eye Hospital Dr. Usha Kim has a stellar reputation.

Both of these surgeons not only are fellowship-trained, they also teach residents and fellows.

To get your best result in eyelid ptosis surgery, it will be well worth your time and effort to find an experienced oculoplastic surgeon.  Good luck!

Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS

Madison, WI, USA

Mark J. Lucarelli, MD
Madison Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Sure but only with a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon

The most important thing is to know who will be doing your surgery and that they are properly trained.  There are United States and European trained oculoplastic surgeons practicing in India.  Your best bet is to seek one of these individuals out.  Don't settle for a general surgeon or eye surgeon who is also doing eyelid surgery. Experience, and training very much do matter.  If you are having difficulty finding such an individual, a United States trained pediatric ophthalmologist should be well trained in performing ptosis surgery.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Ptosis Surgery in India

While there are excellent surgeons in India, you need to ensure that you choose the correct one.  Appropriate postoperative care and proper planning are 2 of the most factors when considering international surgery.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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