Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bentall Procedure?
Bentall Procedure is a surgical procedure performed to repair and replace the damaged or diseased aorta of the heart. This procedure is also known as the Aortic valve replacement and is done to treat defects associated with the aorta and aortic valves of the heart like Marfan syndrome, Aortic Regurgitation, etc.
What are the advantages of Bentall Procedure?
The following are the advantages of Bentall Procedure:
- It helps in reducing the symptoms of Congenital heart defects.
- Decreases the risk of recurrence of a heart attack.
- Improves the life expectancy of an individual
- Treatment for congenital heart conditions
What are the indications of Bentall Procedure?
Indications for Bentall Procedure are the following:
- Aortic regurgitation (Incomplete closing of the aortic valves)
- Aortic Aneurysm (abnormal bulge or widening of the arterial blood vessels)
- Aortic Dissection (Internal tears or damage to the aorta)
- Marfan syndrome (a genetic disease where an individual has a characteristically thin and tall appearance and often has weak or thin aortic walls).
What are the steps involved in Bentall Procedure?
- General anesthesia will be given to avoid pain during the surgery.
- The essential vital signs like blood pressure, the oxygen level will be monitored throughout the surgery.
- An incision will be made in the middle of the chest by the surgeon and a cardiopulmonary bypass machine is connected which circulates oxygenated blood throughout the body.
- A cooling technique will be used to lower the core body temperature.
- This technique helps in suspending the body's processes and making the heart surgery possible and helps in reducing the risk of heart or brain damage due to lack of oxygen.
- The aortic root from the heart will be replaced with a suitable artificial valve and reconnected to the coronary arteries.
- Once the necessary corrections are made, the incisions will be closed and dressed with sutures and bandages.
Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Bentall Procedure?
A certified and trained Heart surgeon and a Cardiologist who is well experienced in performing Bentall Procedure.
What is the cost of Bentall Procedure?
Minimum cost for Bentall Procedure in Hyderabad starts from Rs. 1,50,000
Average expenses for Bentall Procedure in Hyderabad is approximately Rs. 1,90,000
Maximum amount to be paid for Bentall Procedure in Hyderabad rises up to Rs. 2,40,000
Cost of Bentall Procedure depends on factors such as:
- Admission fee
- Doctor fee
- Age of the patient
- Type of Aortic implants used
- The medical condition of the patient
- Post-surgical complications that are involved
- Type of Hospital
- The admission room that you opted for
- Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.
Is Bentall Procedure a major surgery or minor surgery?
Bentall procedure is major surgery as it involves in the surgical incisions in the chest region and replacement of the damaged or diseased aorta and aortic valves in the heart with suitable grafts.
What are the risks and complications associated with Bentall Procedure?
Few of the risks and complications associated with Bentall Procedure are:
- Abnormal or irregular heart rhythm
- Lungs or kidney diseases
- Formation of blood clots
How long does it take to complete Bentall Procedure?
Bentall Procedure may take up to 3 to 6 hours to complete.
What is the recovery time for Bentall Procedure?
Individuals who had undergone Bentall procedure may take 2-4 months to recover completely.
What is the success rate of Bentall Procedure?
The success rate of the Bentall procedure can range from 75-90%.
Is Bentall procedure Permanent?
Bentall procedure is a permanent surgery that involves the incision of the chest and surgical correction of the blood vessels or muscles or heart valves to increase the overall quality and life expectancy of the patient.
Can the Bentall procedure be detected in the future?
Bentall procedure can be detected in the future with physical examination (surgical scars on the chest) or other screening and imaging tests.