Advances in modern surgical techniques have improved the possibility of saving severely damage limbs and avoiding amputation. Dr. Manoj K Johar offers expert evaluation and advanced surgery for amputation prevention in Noida, UP. Please contact Dr. Johar’s office for an appointment today!
What is amputation prevention?
Dramatic medical treatments have been developed over the past twenty years that can now salvage damaged limbs that once would have necessitated amputation. The outcomes of these procedures are getting better, with fewer risks, and are saving limbs that, not too long ago, would not have been salvageable. In the amputation prevention service, our multidisciplinary team approach is to not only to prevent amputations, but also reconstruct those limbs which already have been amputated. They work towards preserving the function and quality of the limb and life of such patients. This specialised service is one of its kind in the North region that focuses on preserving limbs.
Amputation prevention is aimed at
- Patients to be informed of their treatment options
- Delivering care in a timely manner
- Appropriate, affordable, specialised and quality care
- Decreasing amputation rates and optimising the chances to maintain functional limbs
Who is a good candidate for amputation prevention?
An ideal candidate for this would be those who suffer from
- Limb trauma
- Venous ulcers
- Trophic ulcers
- Gunshot injuries
- Brachial Plexus (Nerve injuries)
- Peripheral nerve injuries
- Industrial accidents
- Firearm injuries
- Animal bites
- Charcot foot
- Acute & Chronic infections
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Electrical burns
- Limb tumours
What should you expect during the consultation?
You will meet our team members and your surgeon will personally evaluate your condition and will ask your health history. You will have an opportunity to discuss treatment options and the recommended course of treatment, explore outcomes of procedures and the potential risks and complications associated, and get your questions answered.
What should you expect during the treatment?
Your medical fitness before surgery is assessed by the anaesthesia team. Some diagnostic testing and medications can be prescribed by them. Once the medical fitness is declared, instructions for the day of surgery are given. On discharge, postoperative care and follow-up instructions are explained.
What should you expect during the recovery?
There can be some discomfort, swelling and pain after surgery. Post-surgery medications are prescribed for faster recovery. Our team will advise you on the care of the surgical site and feeding or activity restrictions that may be necessary to promote normal healing. Also, specific issues to be monitored in the general health of your patient during recovery can be discussed with your doctor. Periodic follow-ups are advised to monitor the patient’s health status.
How much does amputation prevention cost?
Treatment cost varies based on the type of procedure planned as well as a lot of other factors like presence of other medical conditions, choice of operative facility, room choice etc. We also offer short stay surgeries (like same day surgeries) to save costs. While cost is an important consideration from your perspective, however, it should not override clinical considerations and that’s why a balanced approach is advisable.
Will my insurance plan cover it?
Mostly surgeries are reconstructive in nature and are covered by health insurance. Pre-certification is generally required for hospitalisation or reimbursement. Be sure to consult with your insurance company in advance of any surgery.
If you would like to learn more about amputation prevention surgery, please contact Dr. Manoj Johar, renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering highly personalised care in Noida, UP.