Modern surgical techniques have improved the possibility of saving severely damaged limbs and avoiding amputation. Dr. Manoj K Johar offers expert evaluation and advanced surgery for amputation prevention in Noida, Vaishali, Ghaziabad (UP). Don’t hesitate to 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 not only to prevent amputations but also to reconstruct those limbs which have already been amputated. They work towards preserving the function and quality of the limb and life of such patients. This specialized 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 about 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?
The anesthesia team assesses your medical fitness before surgery. The doctors can prescribe some diagnostic testing and medications. 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, you can discuss specific issues to be monitored in the general health of your patient during recovery 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 and many other factors like the 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, it should not override clinical considerations, which is why a balanced approach is advisable.
Will my insurance plan cover it?
Most surgeries are reconstructive and are covered by health insurance. Pre-certification is generally required for hospitalization 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 K. Johar, renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering highly personalised care in East Delhi, Noida, Vaishali Ghaziabad (UP).