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Jun18
Tips on Choosing the Best Hair Transplant Surgeon
Losing your hair and going bald can be a very big blow to your self-esteem. Worse still is having a botched hair transplant procedure by a quack that ends up costing you a fortune and achieving very little if any hair growth. There are thousands of hair transplant experts that you can go to but not all are genuine or offer the best hair transplant service. If you are looking for a really quality service for your transplant, here are some important procedures that you can put into consideration in order to find the best service ever for your needs:-

Know the Credentials for the Hair Transparent Specialist

It really pays to know if the doctor that you are going to is really specialized in hair transplant and restoration treatments and whether they are certified to carry out the same. Hair restoration is a critical surgical operation and you really cannot risk entrusting this to a quack. Take time to do some homework in order to assess the credentials of your doctor. For the best hair transplant surgeon, always go for the reputation and ask other patients. Look for a doctor who is not only certified, but also a member of the major professional associations in the country.

Look at experience

Do the doctors have a long experience carrying out successful hair transplant operations? Is this verifiable? If they are experienced in this, then you should look forward to the best hair transplant procedure. The best hair transplant surgeons will establish their reputation through years of successful practice. If your doctor has been in the industry for a long duration of time without a track record of botched transplant procedures, chances are that they will offer you the best quality hair transplant service.

Choose a doctor that is readily available

Look for a surgeon who will be available for many post-operative care services. If you have chosen a doctor away from your home, make sure the doctor is readily available on phone, Skype or whatsapp for post-operative care services.

Look at the finer details

As they say, the smaller details are always very indicative of the bigger picture. When you are shopping for the best hair transplant clinic, it is therefore important to pay very close attention to what they call the fine details. For example, what is the condition of the hair transplant clinic? How are they responding to your inquiries? Are they responsive to your inquiries? How was the initial consultation at the clinic handled? Were they meticulous in explaining the procedure to you or did they rush you through without adequate information?

Ask for references and testimonials: Is the clinic able to provide you with testimonials of people who have used its hair transplant services? What were the personal experiences of the referrals who used the service like? It is also important to look at the before and after pictures of real people who used the clinic’s hair transplant services.

Hair transplant is not a procedure that you should take lightly. So it is important to take your time when looking for the best hair transplant service. For the best hair transplant in India, check out what Athena Hair Now Hair Transplant has to offer. The clinic is based in Chandigarh.


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Nov07
Hair Transplantation Tourism in India - Picking up steam
mesmerizing beaches, rolling hills, terrific temples, majestic forts, vast deserts and colorful fairs of India draw a large number of tourists to India. However, a significant number of people come to India for a totally different reason- Medical Tourism. It is a considered choice by today’s well informed patient. They come since medical care in India is second to none. And in fields like Hair Transplantation, centres like Dr Bhatti’s Hair Transplantation Center are world leaders.
Many hospitals in India rival those which are in the US or Europe in terms of infrastructure, personalized care and cost effectiveness. Cheap cost of treatment is the prime reason that has helped in enhancing the popularity of medical tourism of India. Medical procedures typically cost up to 75 percent less than those held in Europe or the US. For example, a hair transplantation might cost you around $8000 in the US, while the same could be done for $2500 in India or even lesser.
Many individuals come on medical tourism of India to get treatment for their various ailments. The areas in which hospitals in India have really excelled include Hair Transplantation, Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, rhinoplasty or nose surgery, gastric bypass surgery, dental care, heart bypass surgery, hip and knee replacement, cancer care and bone marrow transplants.
Each part of India which can be easily accessed like Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Mumbai, etc. is practically dotted with a super specialty hospital that could provide cost effective treatment to your various ailments. In various fields of cosmetic plastic surgery like Botox and fillers for the face and facial rejuvenation, the resultant saving may be about 90 percent if you opt for India. That’s the reason most visitors coming on medical tourism to India also include a vacation package in their itinerary. In this way, they enjoy their medical tourism as well as the sights of India.
There are many hospitals in India that are known to provide quality medical care to foreign tourists. These include All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, Apollo Group of Hospitals located in various cities of India, Ivy Hospital Mohali, and Fortis Hospital in Mumbai.
“Best International Quality and affordable treatment for your hair loss” is what you get at Dr. Bhatti’s Hair Transplant Clinic, at Chandigarh Dr Bhatti is a founder member of the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India and its first Secretary. He is on the global council of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, USA. With over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation he is a recognized figure in the field. You can learn more about his techniques at www.darlingbudsindia.com
Or best still, call his office at- +91-9814531111


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Mar30
DUODENAL SWITCH (A PUNCH AGAINST OBESITY)
Duodenal switch, one of the most complicated weight loss surgeries, is also known as vertical gastrectomy with duodenal switch, gastric reduction with duodenal switch, biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, DS or BPD-DS. Duodenal switch packs a one -two punch against obesity.It does so, by combining two surgical techniques: restrictive and malabsorptive.The restrictive component involves reducing the size of the stomach.Your bariatric surgeon would divide the stomach vertically and remove more than 85% of it. The stomach that remains is shaped like a banana and can accomodate about 100 to 150 mls or 6 ounces.
Duodenal switch is a variation of another procedure, called biliopancreatic diversion.But the duodenal switch leaves a larger portion of the stomach intact including the pyloric valve, which regulates the release of stomach contents into the small intestine.As the name suggests, duodenal switch also keeps small part of the duodenum in the digestive system.Food mixes with stomach acids, then moves down to the duodenum, where they mix with bile from the gall bladder and digestive juices from the pancreas. Malabsorptive surgeries restrict the amount of calories and nutrients that the body absorbs.The malabsorptive component of duodenal switch surgery involves rearranging the small intestine to seperate the flow of food from the flow of bile and pancreatic juice.The food and the digestive juices interact only in the last 18 to 24 inches of the intestine, allowing malabsorption. Unlike the restrictive part of the surgery, the intestinal bypass part of the duodenal switch, is partially reversible, if the patient experiences malabsorptive complications.With the duodenal switch, you consume less food than normal, but it is still more than with other weight loss surgeries.Even this amount of food cannot be digested normally, so a large portion of the food passes undigested through the shortened intestine, thereby causing weight loss in the morbidly obese.This surgery is also done laparoscopically.


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Jul24
REVISION OF Roux en Y GASTRIC BYPASS
When patients who had weight loss surgery in the past require other procedures to correct the complications or undo the ill effects of their original operation, it is called a revisional weight loss surgical procedure.The clients who seek revisional surgery may have lost their weight only to gain it back or some may have had inadequate weight loss. There are also those patients that had ill effects of their primary operations including ulceration and stricture, in the case of Roux en Y gastric bypass, and slippage and erosion , in case of adjustable gastric banding.There are some patients who have been able to lose the weight and keep it off; however, this comes at the cost of a near constant nausea and frequent vomiting.The failure of the primary surgery is frequently blamed on the patient, however that is usually not the case. A less than ideal outcome of a weight loss surgical procedure can be traced back to a procedure that did not work for that particular patient. Its just like trying a number of blood pressure medications to find the one that works best for them. Alternatively, the procedure may have delivered the best outcome possible which may be inadequate for that particular patient or the condition. Conditions that require revisional weight loss surgery include;
1) Weight regain after initial weight loss.
2.) Inadequate weight loss.
3) Dumping syndrome.
4) Marginal ulcers.
5 ) Solid intolerance.
6) Anemia
7) Nutritional deficiencies.
8) Significant bowel dysfunction.
9) GERD
10) Infected ports and bands (implanted devices)
11) Erosion or slippage of the adjustable band.
12) Recurrence or only partial resolution of comorbid conditions.
13) Stricture or narrowing at the site of bowel anastomosis.
Complication of Roux en Y gastric bypass are dumping syndrome, marginal ulcers and persistant nausea vomiting with solid intolerance, inadequate weight loss or weight regain. In almost all the cases the best option for Roux en Y gastric bypass that is in need of revision is the duodenal switch operation. Adjustable gastric banding ( Lap Band) placement as a weight loss surgery for a primary Roux en Y may only be indicated for patients that have had initial success of weight loss followed by weight regain. This however, should be in the absence of dumping syndrome, marginal ulcers or reflux disease, which can potentially get exacerbated by placement of a band on top of the gastric pouch.
Adjusting the length of the common channel, alimentary limb, allows a revisional weight loss surgery to be tailored to the patient's needs. In case of a patient having a revision of Roux en Y for persistent nausea and vomiting with an adequate weight loss, a relatively long common channel and alimentary limb ( percentage based ) will be set for the patient, thus preventing any further weight loss yet correcting the persistent nausea and vomiting issue. In contrast, a patient that is seeking revision of a failed gastric bypass to duodenal switch for inadequate weight loss or weight gain will have a relatively shorter common alimentary channel (percentage based) in order to maximise the amount of weight loss. Revising a failed gastric bypass from proximal to distal Roux en Y is seen to be a poor choice in the majority of patients due to the fact that the distal gastric bypass has the worst nutritional safety profile of all the known surgical procedures. Consult your bariatric surgeon for any complications post gastric bypass. This can be corrected by a revisional surgery.


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Jun13
Laceration Repair (Cuts and grazes)
Introduction
Cuts and grazes are a common type of injury and, in most cases, do not pose a threat to health.
Treating minor cuts and grazes
Most cuts and grazes are minor and can be easily treated at home.
Cleaning them thoroughly and covering them with a plaster or dressing is all that is needed.
Stopping the bleeding
If your cut or graze is bleeding heavily or is on a particularly delicate area of your body, such as the palm of your hand, you should stop the bleeding before applying any kind of dressing.
Apply pressure to the area using a bandage or a towel. If the cut is to your hand or arm, raise it above your head. If the injury is to a lower limb, lie down and raise the affected area above the level of your heart so the bleeding slows down and stops.
Dressing
To dress a cut or graze at home:
Wash and dry your hands thoroughly
Clean the wound under running tap water but do not use antiseptic because it may damage the tissue and slow down healing
Pat the area dry with a clean towel
Apply a sterile, adhesive dressing, such as a plaster
Keep the dressing clean by changing it as often as necessary and keep the wound dry by using waterproof dressings, which will allow you to take showers.
Painkillers
The wound should heal by itself in a few days. If the wound is painful, you can take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
When to see Dr. B C Shah
You only need to see Dr. B C Shah if there is a risk of a cut or graze becoming infected or you think it already has become infected.
You are more at risk of the wound becoming infected if:
It has been contaminated with soil, pus, bodily fluids or faeces (stools)
There was something in the wound before it was cleaned, such as a tooth or a shard of glass
The wound has a jagged edge
The wound is longer than 5cm (1.9 inches)
You should also contact Dr. B C Shah if your skin has been bitten (either by an animal or a person), as bites are prone to infection.
Signs that a wound has become infected include:
Swelling of the affected area
Pus forming in the affected area
Redness spreading from the cut or graze
Increasing pain in the wound
Feeling generally unwell
A high temperature (fever) of 38°C (100.4°F) or above
Swollen glands
An infected wound can usually be successfully treated with a short course of antibiotics (usually around seven days).
When to seek emergency help
Some cuts and grazes can be more serious and will require an emergency treatment.
It is recommended that you visit Dr. B C Shah if:
You are bleeding from a cut artery. Blood from an artery comes out in spurts (with each beat of the heart), is bright red and is usually hard to control.
You cannot stop the bleeding.
You experience loss of sensation near the wound or you are having trouble moving body parts. If this is the case you may have damaged underlying nerves.
There is severe pain, extensive bruising and you are having trouble moving body parts. If this is the case you may have damaged one of your tendons.
You have received a cut to the face. You may require urgent treatment to prevent scarring.
You have received a cut to the palm of your hand and the cut looks infected. These types of infection can spread quickly.
There is a possibility that a foreign body is still inside the wound.
The cut is extensive, complex or has caused a lot of tissue damage.
Your cut will be examined to determine whether or not there is any risk of infection. If there was glass inside your cut, you may need an X-ray to ensure it has been removed.
What happens if there is no risk of infection
If there is no risk of infection, your cut will be cleaned using water or a sterile saline solution before it’s closed. This may be done using stitches, tissue adhesive or skin-closure strips.
Stitches (sutures). These are usually used to close cuts that are more than 5cm long, or wounds that are particularly deep. A sterile surgical thread is used for stitches, which is flexible and allows the wound to move.
Tissue adhesive (glue). This may be used to close less severe cuts that are less than 5cm long. The tissue adhesive is painted onto your skin, over your cut, while the edges are held together. The paste then dries, forming a flexible layer that keeps the cut closed.
Skin-closure strips. These may be used as an alternative to tissue adhesive, for cuts that are less than 5cm long, where there is a risk of infection. The strips are sticky and can be placed over the edges of the cut to hold them together. They are easier to remove than tissue adhesive.
Once your cut is closed, it may be covered with a protective dressing to ensure that your stitches, tissue adhesive or skin-closure strips stay in place.
If you have stitches or strips, you will need to return to Dr. B C Shah to have them removed.
Stitches or strips on the head are removed after three to five days
Stitches over joints are removed after 10-14 days
Stitches or strips at other sites are removed after 7-10 days
You should never try to remove stitches yourself. They should only be removed by Dr. B C Shah
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Tissue adhesive comes off by itself after a week or so.
To prevent tetanus (a serious bacterial infection), you may be given a tetanus booster injection. If it’s suspected that you are at risk of developing tetanus, you may be referred for specialist treatment.
If there is risk of infection, or your cut is already infected
If there is risk of infection or your cut is already infected, Dr. B C Shah may take a sample for analysis using a swab, before cleaning it as usual.
However, they will not yet be able to close your cut because this may trap any infection inside it, making it more likely to spread. Instead, the cut will be packed with a non-sticky dressing so that it cannot close, before it is covered with a protective dressing. You may also be given antibiotics to fight the infection.
You will need to return Dr. B C Shah after three to five days to see if any infection has cleared up. If so, your cut will be closed using stitches or skin-closure strips.
If your infection has not cleared up, a change of antibiotics may be required.
Skin grafts
If your graze is very severe and you have lost a lot of skin, you may need to have a skin graft.
Dr. B C Shah will take some skin from another part of your body and put it over the wound. After a while, it will heal and look normal.


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May14
Breast infection in infants
Baby L_____ S_____, one month old female infant was brought to me by her aunt with a huge left breast abscess. The mother was too terrified to come inside my clinic & the father was also outside consoling the mother. It started as a small boil. They had taken her to pediatrician who gave them local ointment and oral antibiotics. However, it did not subside. IT grew very quickly and the child started to have fever. It was extremely painful and the child was constantly crying. The baby was being massaged by a servant. The possible reason is that many times such masseur, who are most often untrained try manipulation the delicate neonatal breast to express a clear or cloudy (milk-like) substance from nipple (also called witch's milk). This causes potential damage & bleeding inside which gets infected or possibly it causes cracks in the nipple thro which the bacteria enter inside. The main worry of the relatives & parents was – will she have a normal breast development or is her left breast completely destroyed?
I removed the pus from the infant baby's left breast under anesthesia. Subsequently she underwent daily dressings. The nipple restored back to normal and the wound healed very soon. I assured the parents that she will have normal breast. Nature is great!
Adult breast is common especially in lactating mothers but neonatal breast abscess is not so common.


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Apr17
Miraculous healing from Burn Injuries
Hare Krishna Shri. K. Venkataramana,
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you and the staff of your hospital for taking such a good care of my employee by the name Mr. Bhagyawan Behra. He had suffered burn injuries and was admitted to your hospital on 10th February 2013.
He was discharged from your hospital on 24/02/2013. It was miraculous recovery, considering the fact that whoever saw his burn injuries in the beginning was not sure of his recovery at all.
I sincerely feel that your hospital's holistic approach to patient care, is truly been helpful to his recovery and your motto, "Serving in Devotion", which is followed in spirit by every individual staff of your hospital, has been the secret behind his miraculous recovery.
Not only he received quick and highly professional care, but more than that he received care with love and compassion.
I am very grateful for the professional and personal service he received during his stay is already feeling much better.
Please give my regards and thanks to your winderful team of dedicated professionals, for an outstanding spirit in the execution of medical services.
Hare Krishna!
Your's Sincerely,
Ashok K Shah


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Oct02
Hair transplantation: one of the solutions for hair loss
“Baldness” is the term used to describe the state of lack of hair on the head and androgenetic alopecia is the commonest cause of baldness. Approximately 50% of men are affected by the age of 50 years. One of the hallmarks of androgenetic alopecia is the conversion of thick terminal hairs into miniaturized; extremely thin (vellus) hairs. This process of miniaturization (i.e., shrinking of hair volume and growth length) is usually an indication that one is undergoing hair loss. The main mechanism for miniaturization relates to the shortening of the growth phase, i.e., the hair becomes “lazy” and does not grow to its full term. It typically begins in the frontal scalp and the vertex (crown area).
A significant proportion of women also suffer from hair loss. Unlike men, hair loss in females does not have any social acceptance. The chief complaint of women with female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the ‘see through’ appearance of frontal hairline. These women suffer in silence for years together. The causes of hair loss in females can be: Female patterned hair loss (FPHL), telogen effluvium, hormonal imbalance, poor diet, diffuse alopecia areata. The progression hair loss in females (FPHL) is different from that of men. They experience diffuse thinning with no bald regions. Their frontal hairlines are relatively stable.

Hair transplantation is a cosmetic surgery which provides extra hair ranging in number from 1000 to 5000 to the bald scalp. The hairs along with the roots (follicular units) are taken from the back of scalp and are transplanted on to bald area on the frontal scalp and the vertex. The modern methods of hair transplantation involve transplantation of individual follicular units and provide completely natural appearance. These hairs remain life-long. They grow and undergo cutting just like natural hair. However, the progression of baldness is not arrested after surgery and the transplanted hair grow after 3-4 months. A combination of medicines and surgery thus provides the best final result. There are two methods of surgery:

Follicular unit transplantation (FUT): A horizontal strip, 1-2 cm wide and 10-20 cm long is harvested from the back of head, and dissected under stereomicroscopes to yield follicular units. It leaves a single linear scar hidden by the hair at the back of head.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE): The individual follicular units are harvested from the back and are then transplanted on to the frontal bald area. This propels the field of HT surgery one step closer to the elite minimally invasive status.

DHT (direct hair transplantation) is the latest innovation in the existing FUE technique. The idea behind DHT has been conceived and implemented by us at National Skin Clinic, Dehradun. It promises to yield better results


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Aug13
CO2 LASER FOR ACNE SCAR REMOVAL
The pulsed CO2 laser consists of a carbon dioxide beam that vaporize the scar without damaging surrounding tissue.
The advantages of CO2 laser are represented by a reduced thermal damage, less bleeding, less inflammation and improved healing.
It is ideal in cases of damaged and inelastic skin (acne scars) because not only eliminates the most superficial layers but is also capable of determining a significant contraction of collagen and elastic fibers in the dermis and thus make the skin more toned.
Another advantage of the C02 laser is the assurance that the areas that are treated are “leveled” always on the desired thickness.
In the field of cosmetic surgery, the CO2 laser, invisible and infrared, has replaced the scalpel in many types of intervention.it can also be used in all types of scars,fractional skin resurfacing.


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Nov21
FDA Grants Market Clearance for Erchonia's Zerona Laser
FDA Grants Market Clearance for Erchonia’s Zerona Laser
Proven safe and effective for circumference reduction of the waist, hips and thighs
McKinney, TX August 30, 2010 – Erchonia Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer in low-level
laser technology, has been granted market clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the
non-invasive body contouring device, the Zerona. The Zerona is the first non-invasive aesthetic device to
receive FDA market clearance in the U.S. for circumferential reduction of the waist, hips, and thighs.
The FDA granted market clearance following the completion of a placebo-controlled, randomized, doubleblind,
multi-site clinical investigation evaluating sixty-seven study participants. The results obtained from
that study demonstrated an average inch loss reduction of 3.65 inches across patient’s waist, hips, and
thighs in as little as two weeks. The clinical trial, absent of diet restrictions, exercise requirements, or any
other adjunctive components properly illustrated the clinical utility of the Zerona and set the precedent on
how aesthetic devices should be evaluated.
FDA clearance for body contouring is just the latest clearance in a long line for Erchonia’s low-level laser
devices having already earned FDA market clearances for breast augmentation (2008), acne (2005),
liposuction (2004), and chronic pain (2001).
The Zerona emits a low-level, or cold, output energy that generates no thermal effect on the body’s tissue
eliminating any risk to the patient. Zerona has been clinically proven to target fat cells causing their
immediate collapse thereby significantly reducing body volume. Through a natural process of fat removal,
the laser-released fat is safely removed and broken down, providing patients with a truly non-invasive
procedure without side effects or downtime.
“Zerona is scientifically-proven to be both safe and effective, and this most recent FDA clearance simply
validates the research supporting this application,” says Charlie Shanks, vice president of Erchonia.
“Zerona’s FDA clearance makes it even more unique in the marketplace and we are excited to continue
the momentum with a new, integrated marketing campaign.”
Having no predicate devices to base FDA clearance on, the Zerona had to undergo a review process
called de novo, which is completed by the FDA in an average of 750 days. Erchonia submitted clinical
data in August 2008 and was granted approval for safety and effectiveness nearly two years later.
www.erchonia.asia

+91-22-65151222


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