Cost Comparison - Private Hospitals in India Vs Western World

Here we have made an attempt to compare the best hospitals in UK or USA and its equivalent multispecialty hospital in India.

Hospitals that we have considered for price comparison are :

  1. Hospitals where availability of Super-specialty doctors with an equivalent degree and expertise as their western counterpart,
  2. Hospitals where Doctors have a global experience of working at, for example, NHS or private hospitals in US / UK
  3. JCI / NABH accredited hospitals which have equivalent or better facilities compared to their western counterpart to manage trauma.
  4. Lastly, we have considered only those hospitals in India which have an international patient care centre.

Prices are only an estimate, may not be exact, however it gives you an idea as to the cost of healthcare for an equivalent hospital abroad.

Below list of surgeries is not a comprehensive list. We can provide you an exact quote for your specific ailment.

Major Procedure

Cost Comparisions on some major procedure between India and US

PROCEDURE US ($) approx. INDIA ($) approx.
Bone Marrow Transplant $2,50,000 $69,200
Liver Transplant $3,00,000 $69,350
Heart Surgery $30,000 $8,700
Orthopedic Surgery $20,000 $6,300
Cataract Surgery $2,000 $1,350
Smile Designing $8,000 $1,100
Metal Free Bridge $5,500 $600
Dental Implants $3,500 $900
Porcelain Metal Bridge $3,000 $600
Porcelain Metal Crown $1,000 $100
Tooth Impactions $2,000 $125
Root Canal Treatment $1,000 $110
Tooth Whitening $800 $125
Tooth Colored Composite $500 $30
Fillings / Tooth Cleaning $300 $90
Breast
Mastopexy $7,500 $2,800
Reduction Mammoplasty $8,000 $3,300
Mammoplasty Augmentation $8,000 $2,750
Replacement Of Implants $6,500 $3,000
Face
Blepheroplasty (Upper & Lower) $6,000 $2,000
Facelift $6,500 $2,800
Dermabrasion Total face) $5,500 $2,150
Canthopexy w/Orbicularis suspension $6,000 $2,200
Hair Transplant $50 Per graft $3 Per graft
Endoscopic Brow lift $5800 $2300
Neck lift $6,100 $2,400
Otoplasty(For prominent Ears) $4,700 $1,500
Nose
Primary Rhinoplasty $7,300 $2,900
Tip Rhynoplasty $6,300 $1,300
Body Contouring
Abdominoplasty $7,700 $3,200
Thigh Lift (Bilateral) $7,200 $3,150
Total Lower Body Lift(Belt Lipectomy) $9,500 $6,000
Liposuction (One Region) $6,100 $1,750
Non – Surgical Procedures
Laser Hair Removal $550 $225
Laser Resurfacing/ Wrinkle Reduction $550 $225
Laser Acne Treatment $575 $230
Laser Scar Treatment $500 $210
Botox $70 Per Unit $8 Per Unit

* These costs are an average and may not be the actual cost to be incurred.
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Cost Comparison – India vs. United Kingdom

Significant cost differences exist between U.K. and India when it comes to medical treatment. Accompanied with the cost are waiting times which exist in U.K. for patients which range from 3 months to over several months. India is not only cheaper but the waiting time is almost nil. This is due to the outburst of the private sector, which comprises of hospitals and clinics with the latest technology and best practitioners.

Procedure UK ($) Approx India ($) Approx
Open Heart Surgery $18,000 $4800
Facial Surgery and Skull base $13,000 $4500
Neurosurgery with Hypothermia $21,000 $6800
Complex spine surgery with implants $13,000 $4600
Hip Replacement $13,000 $4500
Simple Spine Surgery $6500 $2300
Simple Brain Tumor:
Biopsy $4,300 $1200
Surgery $10,000 $4600
Parkinson’s
Lesion $6500 $2300
DBS $26,000 $17,800

* These costs are an average and may not be the actual cost to be incurred.
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ACL Reconstruction


Procedure No of ICU days No of ward days Package in USD
Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction ** 0 3 4,320
**For 1 ACL surgery with implant
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Ward & ICU stay as indicated
  • Nursing & diet charges
  • Surgeon’s fee, Asst. Surgeon’s fee & Anaesthetist fee
  • Visit charges of the adnitting onsultation
  • OT charges
  • OT consumables
  • Medicines
  • Routine standard investigations
  • Hospital (Ward and ICU) after the said period
  • Visit charges after the said period
  • Cross consultations, if any
  • CT,MRI scans & equipment charges
  • High Value drugs
  • High risk charges & emergency charges
  • Implants

Please Note:The above mentioned charges are an estimate. Do not consider these as final packages; the actual bill may vary depending on the clinical condition, associated medical problems of the patient & post surgical complication. If any complication occurs and patient is moved to an ICU, charges will vary depending on the medical condition.

Minimally invasive spine Surgery


Procedure No of ward days No of ICU days Package in USD
Micro discectomy 1 4 4,200
Decompression an spinal fusion with implant (2 level) 0 5 9,000
Lumbar discectomy and fusion with implant (1 level) 0 5 6,300
Lumbar fusion surgery (1 level) 1 4 6,300
Lumbar decompression 1 4 4,400
Decompressive laminectomy 1 5 3,900
Endoscopic disc replacement (per disc) 1 7 7,100
Craniotomy and excision of tumor 2 12 6,800
Laminoplasty and removal of the tumor 2 5 6,600
Decompression and fusion with correction of the scoliosis (3 level fixation) 2 8 12,600
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Ward & ICU stay as indicated
  • Nursing & diet charges
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Admitting Consultant’s visit charges
  • Hospital (ward & ICU) stay after the said period
  • Visit charges after the said period
  • Cross consultations, if any
  • Implants if used
  • Infections, albeit small percentage will not be covered

Please Note:The above mentioned charges are an estimate. Do not consider these as final packages; the actual bill may vary depending on the clinical condition, associated medical problems of the patient & post surgical complication. If any complication occurs and patient is moved to an ICU, charges will vary depending on the medical condition.

Kidney Transplantation Surgery


Procedure Package in USD
Pre-transplant work-up for patient and donor 4,000
Kidney transplant procedure 10,000
Total package 14,000
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Dialysis on an outpatient basis for 3 weeks before the surgery
  • Transplant work-up for the patient and the donor
  • 7 days of hospital stay for both donor and recipient
  • Cost of surgery (nephrectomy of the donor and transplant surgery for the patient)
  • Post-discharge medicines: upto USD 500
  • One month free stay for patient and 1 attendant in twin sharing room at a guest house near the hospital
  • Post-transplant medication up to USD 500
  • Anti-rejection injections
  • All special medications that the recipient or donor were taking prior to admission for surgery, like antihypertensives, anti-diabetic drugs, cardiac drugs, etc
  • Antibiotics or other agents that may be used to combat major infections

Liver Transplantation Surgery


Procedure No of ward days No of ICU days Package in USD
LIVER TRANSPLANT 20 days 5 days 45,000
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Recipient stay of 20 days of which 5 days in ICU and 15 days in Single Room
  • Donor stay of 8 days of which 2 days in ICU and 6 days in Single Room
  • Medicines and Consumables upto USD 13,000/-
  • All investigations upto USD 4,000/- (Blood Transfusion service charges, Hematology Lab charges, Bio Chemistry Lab Charges, Microbiology Lab Charges, X-ray, ECG, Ultrasound, CT Scan), Surgeon Fees, Anaesthesist Charges, Operation Theatre Charges, Hepatologist’s fees, Intensivist Fee and Critical care charges
  • Over and above period of hospital stay, all investigations, medicines and consumables over and above the prescribed limit and some costly medicines like Inj. Zenepax, Inj. Simulect, Inj. ATG, Inj. Novoseven, Inj. Thymoglobulin, Dialysis and Nephrology related treatment charges and non-liver transplant consultant visit charges and procedure charges. These would be charged extra.

Please Note: The above mentioned charges are an estimate. Do not consider these as final packages; the actual bill may vary depending on the clinical condition, associated medical problems of the patient & post surgical complication. If any complication occurs and patient is moved to an ICU, charges will vary depending on the medical condition.

Treatment for Urethral Stricture


Procedure No of ICU days No of ward days Package in USD
Minimally invasive treatment with VIU for complex stricture 1 2 5,500
Plastic surgical repair for complex stricture 1 2 5,500
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Ward & ICU stay as indicated
  • Nursing, diet & visit charges
  • Surgeon’s fee, Asst. Surgeon’s fee & Anaesthetist’s fee
  • Medicines
  • OT charges & OT consumables
  • Hospital stay after the mentioned period
  • Visit charges after the mentioned period
  • Cross consultations, if any
  • High Value Drugs
  • High risk charges & emergency charges

Please Note: The above mentioned charges are just an estimate. Do not consider these as final packages; the actual bill may vary depending on the clinical condition, associated medical problems of the patient & post surgical complication. If any complication occurs and patient is moved to an ICU, charges will vary depending on the medical condition.

Treatment for Urological Cancers


Procedure No of ICU days No of ward days Package in USD
Evaluation and investigation for treatment of genitourinary cancers 0 2 1,200
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Ward & ICU stay as indicated
  • Nursing, diet & visit charges
  • Surgeon’s fee, Asst. Surgeon’s fee & Anaesthetist’s fee
  • Medicines
  • OT charges & OT consumables
  • Hospital stay after the mentioned period
  • Visit charges after the mentioned period
  • Cross consultations, if any
  • High Value Drugs
  • High risk charges & emergency charges

Please Note: The above mentioned charges are just an estimate. Do not consider these as final packages; the actual bill may vary depending on the clinical condition, associated medical problems of the patient & post surgical complication. If any complication occurs and patient is moved to an ICU, charges will vary depending on the medical condition.

Deep Brain Stimulation - DBS


Procedure No of ward days Package in USD
Deep Brain Stimulation 5 20,000
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Ward stay as indicated
  • Nursing & diet charges
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Admitting Consultant’s visit charges
  • Hospital stay after the said period
  • Visit charges after the said period
  • Cross consultations, if any
  • Implants if used
  • Infections, albeit small percentage will not be covered

Please Note: The above mentioned charges are an estimate. Do not consider these as final packages; the actual bill may vary depending on the clinical condition, associated medical problems of the patient & post surgical complication. If any complication occurs and patient is moved to an ICU, charges will vary depending on the medical condition.

Treatment of Prostate Diseases


Procedure No of ward days No of ICU days Package in USD
Laser prostatectomy using HoLEP 1 3 5,800
Laser prostatectomy using Green Light Laser therapy 1 3 6,200
TURP (Trans Urethral Resection of the Prostate) and Bipolar TURP 1 3 5,200
Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy 1 3 5,600
Inclusions Exclusions
  • Ward & ICU stay as indicated
  • Nursing, diet & visit charges
  • Surgeon’s fee, Asst. Surgeon’s fee & Anaesthetist’s fee
  • Medicines
  • OT charges & OT consumables
  • Hospital stay after the mentioned period
  • Visit charges after the mentioned period
  • Cross consultations, if any
  • High Value Drugs
  • High risk charges & emergency charges

Please Note: The above mentioned charges are an estimate. Do not consider these as final packages; the actual bill may vary depending on the clinical condition, associated medical problems of the patient & post surgical complication. If any complication occurs and patient is moved to an ICU, charges will vary depending on the medical condition.