Thanks to modern surgical techniques, there is now a higher chance of saving limbs that have been severely damaged and preventing amputation. Dr. Manoj K Johar, who is one of the best plastic surgeons in Delhi offers expert evaluation and advanced surgery for amputation prevention in Delhi NCR, Noida, Vaishali & Ghaziabad (UP). If you or someone you know is facing the possibility of limb loss, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Johar's office and schedule an appointment today! With his expertise and cutting-edge techniques, he can help you avoid the devastating consequences of amputation.
What is amputation prevention?
Amputation prevention is a crucial aspect of healthcare that aims to prevent the loss of limbs due to severe injury or disease. The primary goal of amputation prevention is to help patients retain their independence, mobility, and quality of life by avoiding the need for amputation. This is achieved through early detection, timely intervention, and appropriate treatment provided by a skilled and experienced healthcare team. 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.
One way to ensure the best possible treatment for amputation prevention is to seek help from a qualified Reconstructive surgeon in Delhi. A reconstructive surgeon can provide comprehensive care that focuses on both medical and aesthetic aspects of treatment. They are trained in advanced surgical techniques that can save limbs while also ensuring optimal outcomes in terms of appearance and functionality.
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
- Charcot foot
- Animal bites
- Venous ulcers
- Limb tumours
- Firearm injuries
- Trophic ulcers
- Gunshot injuries
- Electrical burns
- Industrial accidents
- Acute & Chronic infections
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Peripheral nerve injuries
- Brachial Plexus (Nerve injuries)
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).
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