10 months ago
Happy withDoctor friendliness, Explanation of the health issue, Treatment satisfaction, Value for money
It was tryst with my destiny that made me visit Dr. Balasubrahmanyam P R at his Susheel Orthopaedic Centre on 11th May this year. It was really a memorable meeting with a wonderful Doctor with a humanely behaviour now seldom seen in professional doctors. Before him I visited 2 best hospital in Bangalore who seems to be interested only to perform TKR without explaining the extra risk involved in simulteneous removal of an implant in my left tibia implanted 16 years ago. These two hospitals are Manipal & Sparsh Hospital in Bangalore. Their behaviour was totally mechanical and they tried to encash with higher package for TKR once they knew that I have medical insurance. Then one of my son's friend recommended Dr Balasubramanyam based on Practo evaluation by patients. We met him at his chamber at Susheel Orthopaedics. He asked for the erlier x-rays done on my knee joint. On seeing the x-ray, he said that the joint gone very bad and need to be operated soon. We told him about what the doctors of the two hospital said. But he advised for removal of the earlier implant first to minimisee the risk factor in TKR operation and to go in for TKR at a later date and prescribed some medicines..We revealed to him that we have insurance coverage but he seems not interested in that and not advised instant TKR as the other two did. However, after 3-4 days we decided to go in for TKR without first removal of erlier implant on tibia. Initially, he resisted explaining that it will increase 1 percentage point risk in surgery but seeing our urgency agreed to do the operation at Sagar Hospital as operation theater facility was good there and told us that he will get the management of the hospital no to charge more than 3 lakhs and that too with deluxe single sharing room. Whereas, the other two hospital offered package of 3.8 lakh to 4.20 lakh for twin sharing accomodation. On the penultimate day on 19th May , he operated on my left knee after first removing the implant on tibia and also removing another implant on lower right leg. The TKR operation was typically sucessful as the x-ray revealed. During my hospital days he regularly visited me and counselled me for the discomfort that I was enduring at that time. I was discharged on 24th May without any complication except some contineous pain. Physiotherapy was done upto 25th of June before I left for Bhopal. During this one month period I visited him 3 times and got due care and medical advice from him. One more thing, the hospital bill against insurance was 3.11 lakh & non medical expenses of another 11 thousand. Today is 1 month 14 days from surgery. I started waking 1.5 KM to 2 KM twice a day without any difficulty getting almost 100 bend except for some contineous low intensity pain in my operated leg. Though the period is too early, I hope to be better and better with time. Hope the pain also gone with time. It is all because of the Doctor that I am walking again. Many many thanks to the doctor for his wonderfull services. I would definitely recommend Dr Balasubrahmanyum P R for any successful knee surgery. Thanks again Doctor.