Medical Tourism to India

India has emerged as a prime destination for medical tourists from around the globe. The services on offer range from executive health packages to complicated heart surgeries.

Medical travelers come to India from Western nations to take advantage of the low cost of medical procedures, which are 40 to 80 percent lower in comparison to healthcare costs in their home countries.

Medical tourists from Asia and Africa are attracted to India's superior quality in healthcare, accredited medical facilities, and Western-trained qualified medical personnel.

The Healthcare System in India

The low cost of healthcare is not the only driving force of medical tourism in India. The level of healthcare service in the leading hospitals and medical centers are on par to what is being offered in US and UK hospitals and superior to most Asian countries. Patients from Western nations who opt for top notch accredited facilities will receive the same type of medical services in a manner that they are accustomed to, as doctors, nurses and other health professionals are trained and certified to Western standards and practices.

Accreditation standards are controlled locally by the Indian Healthcare Federation, the Indian Medical Tourism Council and the Indian Ministry of Health. Accreditation of hospitals and other healthcare facilities are handled locally by the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers), which is the constituent board of the QCIN (Quality Council of India). Some hospitals also have international accreditation by the Joint Commission International, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the British Standards Institute, or are affiliated with healthcare organizations and insurance companies in the US and the West.

Top Hospitals of India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

 AIIMS is located in Ansari Nagar in Delhi. It is adjacent to the South Extension-II market, and lies on the south-eastern quadrant of Aurbindo Marg and Inner Ring Road crossing. Across AIIMS is Safdarjung Hospital and associated Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University). Also, adjacently lies the headquarters of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the body that coordinates and funds medical research in India. In vicinity, also lies National Medical Library, run by the Directorate-General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Government of India. It has a vast collection of scientific and medical journals that can be accessed by researchers. Farthest along the stretch is the NAMS house.

CMC, Vellore

The CMC has been consistently ranked among the top medical colleges in India. India Today ranked CMC the #1 Private Medical (second after government hospital AIIMS) in 2012,2013,2014,2015 and 2016.Outlook India ranked CMC top private medical school 2016. Careers360 has ranked CMC Vellore first in Top Private Medical colleges in India in the year 2016.CMC is the home of the South Asian Cochrane Network and Center and is also an internationally recognized Infectious Diseases Training and Research Center. The college hosts a Stem Cell Research Center, which is funded by the Indian government. A number of research programmes in CMC are funded by many national and international agencies. About 430 research articles are published in indexed peer reviewed journals in a year (the second largest number of medical research papers of any medical college in India.) The establishments of the Fleming Memorial Research Laboratory in Virology in 1965, the Artificial Kidney Laboratory in 1976, the Betatron ICMR Centre for Advanced Research in Virology in 1978, the National AIDS Reference and Surveillance Center in 1986, the Cytogenetics Laboratory in 2002 and the Vellore Bombay Artificial Limb Bioengineering Department in 2003 are significant initiatives in the field of medical research.

Apollo Group of Hospitals

The 'Architect of Healthcare in India', Apollo hospitals provide exceptional healthcare services at substantially low costs, employing the latest technology and expert and committed medical practitioners. Established in 1983 in Chennai with the motive to provide good medical care to those in need, Apollo Hospitals in India stand as Asia's largest network of hospitals and are also India's first Joint Commission International (JCI) Accredited Hospitals. The Apollo Group of Hospitals runs 41 hospitals in India and around, having a total capacity of 7000 beds all around. Founded by Dr. Prathap C. Reddy in 1979, Apollo Hospitals pioneered corporate healthcare delivery in India.

Established in the year 1983, the flagship hospital of the Apollo Group. Apollo Hospital Chennai, today is one of the most well-known hospitals, worldwide. The patients, both from the country and the world (medical tourism) come to this hospital to get rid of their medical troubles. Specializing in various medical processes such as Robotic surgeries, Heart Disease Treatments, Oncology (Cancer Treatments), Neurology & Neurosurgery, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Urology. Dentistry, Orthopedics, Spine Surgery and so on, it has more than 60 departments which are headed by internationally trained doctors.

Fortis Group of Hospitals

A renowned name in the healthcare industry, Fortis Group of Hospitals, India is serving the global populace with utmost care for more than a decade. This healthcare group has reached its height of success within just few years of its inception and is now counted among the best healthcare groups in the world. It has its branches in the major cities of the country which are all well equipped with modern medical facilities. The core feature of Fortis Groups of Hospitals lies in the compassion and warmth along with medical care per excellence. Not only it offers world class treatments, but also makes a platform to do medical researches so that more life giving equipment’s and therapies can be developed. With highly qualified professionals and trained staff, the group has successfully established various specialty clinics all across the country.

At present the Fortis Group of Hospitals, India is operating 56 hospitals across the country. The international standard medical care facilities and research programs has propelled Fortis to the forefront of the Indian medical industry. The Fortis hospitals all across the country have created their own niche by offering the most modern and compassionate treatments to the patients globally.

Sankara Nethralaya

All patients receive the same care at our Hospitals. Trained and dedicated professionals with ready access to state-of-the art ophthalmic infrastructure render high quality eye care without bias to both the paying and the poor and needy patients. It ensures consistent quality by earnestly following systems and procedures meticulously and are the FIRST ISO 9002 certified Eye Hospital in Asia. We have also introduced Total Quality Management (TQM) policies and have been recently audited by BVQI who have recommended re-certification to us. The main hospital at College Road enjoys NABH accreditation, the highest recognition in the health care sector.

Tata Memorial Centre

The Tata Memorial Hospital is situated in Parel, Mumbai in India. It is a specialist cancertreatment and research centre, closely associated with the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC). One of the fields of specialization of this hospital is in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (A.L.L). The hospital claims to treat and cure 99% of the A.L.L patients. This hospital is also one of the few in India to have a P.E.T. scanner. The Director of this hospital is Dr. Rajendra A Badwe, who took over from for director Dr. K.A. Dinshaw.

The Tata Memorial Centre is the national comprehensive cancer centre for the centuries. This achievement has been possible due to the far-sighted and total support of the Department of Atomic Energy, under Dr. Homi N Sethna responsible for managing this Institution since 1962. The Tata Memorial Hospital was initially commissioned by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust on 28 February 1941 as a center with enduring value.In 1952 the Indian Cancer Research Centre was established as a pioneer research institute for basic research—later called the Cancer Research Institute (CRI). In 1957 the Ministry of Health took over the Tata Memorial Hospital. The transfer of the administrative control of the Tata Memorial Centre (Tata Memorial Hospital & Cancer Research Institute) to the Department of Atomic Energy in 1962 was the next major milestone. The Tata Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Institute merged as the two arms of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in 1966 as a classic example of private philanthropy augmented by Government support with a mandate for Service, Education & Research in Cancer.

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) is a multidisciplinary institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the field of mental health and neurosciences.NIMHANS is synonymous with providing high standards of clinical care, quality training and cutting-edge research in the frontier areas.A special feature of this Institute since its inception is the combination of research and training with promotive, preventive and curative aspects of clinical services in Mental Health and Neurosciences.

The Institute provides inputs to the Central and State Governments in areas including the establishment of new psychiatric facilities, improvement of existing facilities and strategizing a national programme for mental health.

The Central Government recognized its eminent academic position, growth and contributions, and declared it a ‘Deemed University’ in 1994. In 2012, NIMHANS was conferred the status of an ‘Institute of National Important.

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research 

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) is a premier medical and research institution in Chandigarh, India. It has educational, medical research, and training facilities for its students. PGIMER is involved in research for the rural and community related environment and health problems. The focus of research has been on tackling diseases like diarrhoea, tuberculosis, malaria, amoebiasisSystemic vasculitis, Relapsing polychondritis, HIV, leprosy, hepatitis, anaemia, leukaemia, hypertension, atherosclerosis, thalassemia, dental caries, stone disease, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Techniques are available to conduct studies like flow cytometry, chromatography (HPLC, FPLC), molecular biology, positron emission tomography (PET) and genetic studies. A BSL-III laboratory for mycobacteria is under construction.


Asian Institute of Gastroenterology was established as a new concept of day care unit where major Endoscopic surgical procedures could be done on an outpatient basis without resorting to hospitalization. Since then the institute has become one of the largest referral centers in Asia for Therapeutic Endoscopy. Patients are referred from not only most cities in India but also from world.

It has the credit of doing the largest number of ERCP procedures in the world. In addition to routine gastrointestinal procedures like Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP (Diagnostic & Therapeutic). Our institute is one of the few centers in the country doing Endoscopic Ultra Sonography, Endoscopic Sewing, Capsule Endoscopy and E S W L (Extra corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy ).

Medanta Hospital, Delhi

India presently is at a stage of medical boom. Advancement and discoveries in science and technology coupled with affordable medical treatments, has accelerated the pace of Medical Tourism in India. In such a moment of medical history, Medanta Delhi is an upcoming name in the medical world, providing patients and medical tourists with treatments at a reasonable cost. The hospital has superlative technical facilities. In addition to that, there is accurate clinical research, training and education. Popularly known as Medanta.The Medicity, it is an assembly of multi super specialty institutes being managed by brilliant medical practitioners, who are the best in their respective domains. Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman & Managing Director asserts that the hospital has assimilated new state-of-the-art medical equipments, a well integrated information system and modern therapies and treatments, backed by revolutionary technology. The motto being able to treat every disease.


Max Healthcare

A multispecialty healthcare group with its prime focus on offering the best medical aid to the patients, Max Healthcare India is emerging as a leader in the healthcare market of the country. Its comprehensive and integrated services amid state-of-the-art infrastructure made this healthcare group one of the first preferences for patients all across the globe.The Max Healthcare Group operates 11 hospitals in the Delhi, NCR, Punjab and Uttrakhand region of the country. With its view to offer international standard treatments in a compassionate environment, the group has developed its own standards where every patient is treated personally. A venture of the Max India Ltd., this healthcare group is committed towards standardized and dedicated services to the patients. The expert team of physicians, nurses and hospital staff direct their every endeavor towards offering new life hope to the patients.

Artemis Health Institute

Artemis Health Institute (AHI), Gurgaon is a super-specialty flagship hospital established by the Artemis Health Science- a venture of the promoters of Apollo Tyres Group. Recognized and accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), India, this 300 bedded hospital aims at catering to the global patients with cutting-edge medical technology and warmth of care.



Asian Heart Institute (AHI), India's No. 1 Heart Care Hospital, has been set up with an aim to provide world-class cardiac care in India. In just 13 years, we have treated more than 300,000 patients, and have completed over 35,000 angiographies and more than 20,000 heart surgeries. We have a staggering success rate of 99.83% in bypass surgeries and an overall 99.4% in cardiac surgeries. These success rates are among the highest in the world.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences

Amrita Institute of Medical Science (Amrita Hospital) brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide the highest standards of medical treatment.

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences is adjunct to the term "new universalism" coined by the World Health Organization. This massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3,330,000 square feet of built-up area spread over 125 acres of land, supports a daily patient volume of about 3000 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. Annual patient turnover touches an incredible figure of over 800,000 outpatients and nearly 50,000 inpatients.Amrita offers a total and comprehensive health solution comparable to the best hospitals in the world. The Amrita Hospital team comprises physicians, surgeons and other healthcare professionals of the highest calibre and experience. Amrita Hospital features one of the most advanced hospital computer networks in India. The network supports more than 2000 computers and has computerized nearly every aspect of patient care including all patient information, lab testing and radiological imaging.



In its genre, Narayana Hrudayalaya may well be one of the biggest hospitals in the world, but the fact that it’s one of the biggest hospitals, with a heart, is becoming legendary. The rich come here for the world's best heart care. The poor come here for the world's kindest care, for no one here is turned away for lack of funds. This was the vision of , Dr.Debi Shetty ,who believed that no child should be deprived of the best healthcare, because the parents cannot afford it. Caring with Compassion, this world's largest heart hospital for children, is set to be transformed into the world's biggest health city, with all super-specialities that the medical world offers

Narayana Hrudayalaya is founded by one of the India’s oldest construction company. Narayana Hrudayalaya group has Narayana Health City at Bangalore covering 25 acres of land and Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences and Rotary Narayana Nethralaya a Super Specialty Eye Hospital. 


Manipal Super speciality hospital is a 350 bedded tertiary care hospital which includes 64 beds of ICU, consisting of a wide spectrum of 50 Super Specialty & Specialty Consultants and an advantage of having all diagnostic services under one roof. Manipal super speciality  Hospital  is one of the largest hospitals in coastal Andhra Pradesh. The ICU at the Hospital is built on the American model and has two wings with 22 beds each. The hospital is known for its comprehensive tertiary care specialization.

The hospital operates 24/7 Accident and Emergency servicesLab ServicesPharmacy and Ambulance Services. It also houses state-of-the-art technology like 1.5 Tesla MRI with 16 channels' 16 Slices Spiral CT Scan, Dental X-ray, Cath Lab, Digital X-Ray (Fluroscopy), CRRT, ESWL and 8 Operating Rooms with Laminar Floor and HEPA filters. The recent launch of the first of its kind LINAC machine has made Manipal Hospital Vijayawada the only centre to provide comprehensive cancer care to the people of Andhra Pradesh. It has been certified by ISO 9001:2008 as a Quality Management Systems Hospital.


Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre is a private hospital located in Bandra in MumbaiIndia. The hospital was established in 1978 by the Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta Medical Trust.

Hospital trustees have undertaken several initiatives to supply the hospital with the latest medical equipment and medication, and the hospital has been recognized as one of India's finest health care providers.

Kerala institute of medical sciences

KIMS is a multi-specialty tertiary care hospital where a competent team of specialists and sophisticated technology come together to deliver high-quality medical aid. Launched in January 2002, KIMS has emerged as one of the leading centers of pioneering medical work, research and academics in South India with a global outreach.

This is the commitment that defines every aspect of the clinical care, research and education at the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Thiruvananthapuram.KIMS International Patient Relations Department offers its patients from overseas world-class treatment, personalised attention and a comfortable stay. Air-conditioned deluxe rooms and suites with telephone, television and internet are available to the guests. Our plush designer rooms on the Executive Floor offer luxury to our discerning patients.


BOMBAY HOSPITAL was established in 1950 by R. D. Birla and has separate departments for  neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedics, cancer, urology . Bombay Hospital has 4 dedicated operation theatres, 2 cath labs where doctors has successfully completed 1,800 surgeries and 4,000 angiographies/angioplasties in this year. Overall hospital has 3,200 full-time employees, 240 eminent consultants and 200 resident doctors that work to provide best treatment to patients.


Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre

Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) is a tertiary care multi-specialty university hospital. With over 1,500 beds, 114 ICU beds, 25 operating rooms, and a campus spread over 175 acres (71 ha), SRMC is one of the largest  private health care facilities in South Asia. Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) is a quaternary care multi-specialty hospital. The medical Centre was founded as a teaching hospital of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in 1985, with the intention of translating the experience and expertise in medical education into tangible and affordable health care to the community. It was founded by Late NPV Ramasway Udayar in 1985. It is now functioning under the dynamic leadership of VR Venkataachalam, Managing Trustee of the Hospital and Chancellor of Sri Ramachandra University. Today, SRMC is a leader in health care delivery in South India providing cutting edge state-of-art care for patients who walk through its portals daily. The Medical Centre is located in a sprawling 175-acre campus that is lush green throughout the year. Sri Ramachandra has the best physicians, surgeons and health care providers across all medical and surgical specialities and sub specialities.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute is one of India's most advanced quaternary care facilities. As the flagship social initiative of the Reliance Group headed by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, the hospital is designed to raise India's global standing as a healthcare hub, with emphasis on excellence in clinical services, diagnostic facilities and research.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is a 675-bed multi-speciality hospital in Rajendra Nagar, Delhi. It provides comprehensive medical service to patients from all over Southeast Asia.The hospital's Minimal Access Surgery department was the first such department in South Asia.This hospital was also catered to the births of some members of the Sikh Empire Royal family, HRH Princess Shabnam of Kashmir-1969 and HRH Princess Aishvarya of Jammu- 1994.

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital received the Award for "Economic Times Best Healthcare brand for Multi-speciality Hospitals in India" that was presented by J.P.Nadda, the Union Health Minister of Government of India on 26 June 2016.Sir Ganga Ram Hospital also provides training to young doctors under the Diplomate in national Board(DNB) program. The DNB program at the hospital was started in 1984 and currently runs the maximum number of DNB specialties in the country. It has the distinction of having the first bone bank in India.

Columbia Asia Hospital 

An international healthcare provider established with a view to serve the global patients with utmost care, Columbia Asia Group of Hospitals is one of the rapidly developing healthcare groups in Asia continent. Along with its different branches in Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, this group also runs 8 hospitals in different parts of India.

Founded in the year 1994, Columbia Asia got an international repute in the world healthcare market with its unparallel services and facilities. All the hospitals under this group give emphasis on individual patient care so that all the patients can experience a rapid recovery.


Continental Hospital, Hyderabad

Continental Hospitals is a part of the Parkway Pantai Ltd. Parkway Pantai is one of the region's largest integrated private healthcare groups with a network of 22 hospitals and more than 4,000 beds throughout Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India, China and Vietnam. It is fully owned by IHH Healthcare Berhad, which is the second largest healthcare group in the world by market capitalisation and is dually listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia and Main Board of SGX-ST. Continental Hospitals is a 232-bed super specialty hospital dedicated to excellence in medical services. We provide the highest quality patient-centric care. Ever since we first opened our doors in March 2013, we have been committed to defining new frontiers in healthcare by building an environment driven by interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative practice in the field of medicine. Continental’s carefully chosen team of experts, who are internationally-recognized healthcare professionals from over 30 specialties, is dedicated to providing top-notch patient care using world-class medical equipment and superior technology.

MIOT Hospital, Chennai

The MIOT International is a multi-specialty hospital in ManapakkamChennaiIndia. It is a specialty hospital in the field of joint replacement surgeriesInterventional Cardiology , orthopaedics and trauma. Founded by P. V. A. Mohandas, the hospital was established in February 1999 on a 14-acre (5.7 ha) land with German collaboration, with an initial investment of 500,000. The hospital has 1000 beds and employs 170 physicians. The hospital receives nearly 3,500 foreign patients every year, contributing 25 percent of the hospital's patients. North and East Africa account for a chunk of these foreign patients.

BLK Hospital, Delhi


BLK Super Speciality Hospital has a unique combination of the best in class technology, put to use by the best names in the professional circles to ensure world-class health care to all patients. Spread on five acres of land, with a capacity of 650 beds, BLK Super Speciality Hospital is one of the largest tertiary care private hospitals in the country, BLK has consistently ranked amongst the Top 10 Multi Super Specialty Hospitals in Delhi NCR. The outpatient services are spread on two floors with 60 consultation rooms. All ambulatory services have been designed with intent to create dedicated aides for all specialities, with their interventional services in close vicinity. Therefore, whether it is the proximity of diagnostic services and blood bank to the emergency or one of the best Endoscopy suites to ensure timely and efficient services, the infrastructure speaks volumes about BLK's commitment to 'PASSION FOR HEALING'.

P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai

The P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre is a multi-specialty, tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India. P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre was founded by Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja.

The hospital is owned and operated by the London-based Hinduja Group. P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre is a NABH Accredited Hospital located at Mahim in Mumbai, India. The hospital was established in 1951 by Parmanand Deepchand Hinduja.
The hospital is a modern multi-specialty tertiary care hospital with a medical research center set up in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston. The hospital has an inpatient capacity of over 350 beds including of 53 critical care beds in different specialties. It is the first tertiary care hospital to have been awarded the prestigious ISO 9002 certification from KEMA, Netherlands, for Quality management systems, and was recently awarded the prestigious "Golden Peacock Global Award" for philanthropy in emerging economies (2006).
The Hospital has treated over 3 million outpatients and performed over a million surgeries, a million radiological investigations and over 7.5 million lab investigations. Its laboratory is the first hospital laboratory to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
The Hospital has been a trend setter in Health care of having many first to its credit. It was one of the first hospital in India to perform Laparoscopic Gall Bladder surgery, Cochlear Implantation, Awake Craniotomy for Epilepsy surgery, Cadaver Kidney Transplant & Peripheral blood Stem Cell Transplant. It was the first in Mumbai to introduce High Resolution Scanning (HRCT) for lungs and Magnetic Resonance Angiography.


Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medicial Sciences, Bangalore

Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Medical Sciences in Bangalore. Dermatologists with Address, Contact Number, Photos, Maps. View Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore on Ever since 2001, Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Medical Sciences in Whitefield has been one of the leading dermatologists in Array. With many years of experience in this field, this doctor has made a recognisable name withing and beyond the vicinity. Having studied at reputed institutes and trained at immensely prominent centers, this medical practitioner has gained a sizable amount of knowledge in the field. From the very inception of this clinic in Whitefield, the doctor has catered to the needs of the patients in the most outstanding manner. This doctor is known to keep abreast with the latest inventions in medical science so as to offer the patients treatments that are of the best and highest quality. One can find the clinic easily as it owns a space near Epip Area. The neighbourhood is filled with spaces that are residential and commercial establishments. Commuting from here is the least of one's worries as there is ample of public transport service that is available.

The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute

Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute (GCRI) established in the year 1972, is a functional autonomous body jointly managed by Government of Gujarat and Gujarat Cancer Society, affliated to B J Medical College. It is also a Regional Cancer Centre of Government of India and getting assistance under National Cancer Control Programme. GCRI have 660 beds dedicated for adult patients and 50 beds for pediatric cancer patients. It has heavy OPD load of approximately 30,000 (28000 Adult and 12000 pediatric) new cancer patients each year. In 2015, the institute has performed 15,22,521 Laboratory tests, 95,829 Histological examinations, 99,091 Imaging & Radiological investigations, 14,078 Major and Minor surgeries, 50,315 Chemotherapy Treatment, 21,118 Radiation Treatment.


Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Delhi

Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre is today counted amongst Asia’s premier exclusive cancer centres that offer the unique advantage of cutting edge technology, put to use by renowned super specialists. This potent combination of man and machine ensures world-class cancer care to not only patients from India, but also from the neighboring SAARC countries and others. We are fortunate to have taken care of over 2 Lakh patients since inception in 1996.

The Institute offers super specialized tertiary care services in Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology, streamlined into dedicated Site-Specific teams. Super Specialists at RGCI&RC practice an organ specific multi-disciplinary approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment, with the Tumor Board acting as a second opinion clinic for cases that are more critical than others.


Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (Kannada)is a cancer care hospital in Bangalore Karnataka state, India.It is a Autonomous institution of Government of Karnataka and Regional Cancer Centre funded by the Government of India.It was granted Regional Cancer Centre status on 1 November 1980. The Indian Council of Medical Research has recognised this referral Institution as a research organization.

The Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, located on Hosur Road in Bangalore, is a Regional Cancer hospital that has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Oncology. The institute, which was started in 1973 with a 50-bed strength acquired Autonomous status in 1980, and has also been accorded the status of a Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in 1980 - one among the eleven RCCs in the country.

Regional Cancer Centre , Thiruvananthapuram

 The Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) at Thiruvananthapuram is a cancer care hospital and research centre. RCC was established in 1981 by the government of Kerala and the government of India. It is located in the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College campus. It was established as an expansion of the Radiation Therapy / Radiotherapy department of Medical College Trivandrum. It is a tertiary care center for the managements of all types of cancer. The clinics are mainly on HematologyLymphoreticular, soft tissue, bone, head and neck, breast/CNS, gynaec/urinary, chest, gastro, paediatric oncology and thyroid.

SCTIMST (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology) Kerala

The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) is one of the premier autonomous medical schools, and an Institute of National Importance in India established in 1973 at ThiruvananthapuramKerala. It was founded by Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the last ruling king of Travancore (and also named after him), for the benefit of the people of Kerala. At the Satelmond Palace, Poojapura,nearly 11 km away from this Hospital Wing, the Biomedical Technology Wing followed soon, again a gift by the Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi.

The institute is under the Administrative Control of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Sri. P. N. Haskar, the then Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, inaugurated the Sree Chitra Tirunal Medical Center in 1976, when patient services including inpatient treatment got underway. The concept of amalgamating medical sciences and technology within a single institutional framework was regarded as sufficiently important by the Government of India to declare the center as an Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science and Technology by an Act of Parliament in 1980, and named it as Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum.

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences- Lucknow

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) is a medical Institute under State Legislature Act, located in LucknowUttar Pradesh. It was established in 1983 and is named after Sanjay Gandhi.

The institute is on a 550 acres (2.2 km2) residential campus at Raebareli Road, 15 km from the main city.The institute offers its own degrees, which are recognised by the Medical Council of India. SGPGIMS delivers tertiary medical care, super-specialty teaching, training and research. It offers DMMChMDPh.D., postdoctoral fellowships (PDF) and postdoctoral certificate courses (PDCC), and senior residency.

The hospital is located nearly 1 km from the Institute main gate and a regular free shuttle bus makes a to-and-fro trip every 10–15 minutes.The hospital works as a referral hospital and endeavors to work on an appointment system. Though most patients are required to bring a referral slip from the referring physician/ surgeon, but even such patients who have not been referred by a doctor but are suffering from a disease that can be treated at SGPGIMS are also welcome. The referring physicians are requested to indicate the nature of patients' problem, the specialty at the Institute they wish to refer the patient to and the nature of help required from the Institute.

Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics (SIOR), Pune

Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics stands as one of the most important centres for quality orthopaedic care, education and research. The fruits of research are seen in the form of our products such as the Indus Knee Joint, India’s first completely indigenous knee implant that has helped arthritic patients, across the country to achieve pain free mobility at an affordable price. Sancheti Institute of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (SIOR) is the flagship hospital of the Sancheti Group. Dr. Kantilal Sancheti founded the hospital in mid 1970s. From a modest 10-bed hospital, SIOR has grown to a 200-bedded, super specialty orthopedic hospital ranked 3 in India, consistently. SIOR is one of the two hospitals under the Sancheti umbrella that primarily caters to patients with traumatic conditions, and all other major orthopedic conditions. The other hospital is Sancheti Hospital for Specialized Surgeries (SHSS) which focuses on patients needing elective specialized surgeries such as Total Hip Replacement (THR) and Total Knee Replacement (TKR).

Moolchand Orthopedics Hospital, Delhi

It is one of India’s foremost names in healthcare, Moolchand has been setting standards for the past half century. For over five decades we have been providing healthcare services to three generations of Delhites with care and dedication. Vision at Moolchand is to create a truly unique institution that delivers world-class healthcare with a conscience of trust. As a result Moolchand has built an outstanding legacy of touching people’s lives. Millions of people owe a debt of gratitude to and share a special bond with Moolchand due to its unparalleled legacy of philanthropy. 
Many firsts in Indian healthcare have emerged out of Moolchand (e.g. first Minimal Access Surgery in India)


Indian Spinal Injuries Centre , Delhi

ISIC is the most advanced Spine, Orthopedic and Neuromuscular Surgical centre in India with the latest state of the art diagnostics and surgical equipment and a highly qualified team of specialists recognized internationally who have been trained in leading institutes of India and abroad.

Indian Spinal Injuries Centre provides state of the art facilities for the management of all types of spinal ailments. It has a team of dedicated, internationally trained & acclaimed spine surgeons providing cutting edge medical & surgical technology. The spine service provides comprehensive management of spinal injury, back pain, spinal deformities, tumors, osteoporosis etc. Motion preserving spine surgeries including disc replacement & dynamic fixation, minimally invasive spine surgery including endoscopic disc excision, minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation & decompression, percutaneous kyphoplasty, thoracoscopic / laproscopic fusion & advanced pain & spasticity management techniques like intrathecal  baclofen pump implantation are some of the cutting edge surgical technologies practiced at the centre.

M. Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata

The CK Birla Group has pioneered several firsts in India’s healthcare industry. Founded in 1989 in Kolkata, the BM Birla Heart Research Centre is the first NABH-accredited hospital exclusively for treatment and research related to heart disease. With a capacity of 150 beds, it is India’s first healthcare facility to be awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certifications.
By the end of 2012, experts at the centre had performed more than 19,000 cardiac surgeries and 80,000 catheterization procedures. Overall, the Centre has treated close to 120,000 inpatients and over a million outpatients).

Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata

Medica Superspecialty Hospital is an NABH Accredited 400 bed Hospital (proposed 500 Bed Hospital) providing healthcare services & 24x7 Emergency Support at Kolkata. It is one of the largest in eastern India and is a part of Medica Hospitals chain with units in RanchiJamshedpurKalinganagarTinsukiaPatnaDhanbad and Siliguri. The Jamshedpur and Kalinganagar Medica units are in collaboration with Tata Steel. The hospital was awarded with Green OT Certification by Bureau Veritas Certification (India) Pvt. Ltd.

N.M Wadia Institute of Cardiology, Pune





The N.M. Wadia Institute of Cardiology was established as a Public Charitable Trust in 1966; The then Chairman of N.M. Wadia Charities of Bombay, - late Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy VI Bart having given encouragement and support for the purpose of starting a hospital devoted to diseases of the heart. It was also through the generosity and co-operation of late Lady Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir and late Dr. E.H. Coyaji, that the Jehangir Medical Center initially provided us with a space to start our activities and later in 1972, leased land on their campus, where the existing Institute stands. The affairs of the Institute are managed by a Board of Trustees.



The N. M. Wadia Institute of Cardiology was the first non-government sector hospital in India to start a Coronary Care Unit and the first in Poona to pioneer cardiac Catherterisation and Angiography.


L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) was established in 1987 at Hyderabad as a not-for-profit, non-government eye care institution. LVPEI has served nearly 15 million (1 crore 50 lakh people), over 50% of them entirely free of cost, irrespective of the complexity of care needed.It is one of the best eye institutes in India. L V Prasad Eye Institute was started in the year 1986 and it is a non - profit eye hospital and clinic. It also has a research facility in Hyderabad along with an eye bank. L V Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad is a very comprehensive eye facility clinic in the city. It is a centre for the prevention of blindness and it has been started with collaboration with of the World Health Organization. The institute offers a lot of services and all inclusive care to the patients. They also provide services like sight enhancement and rehabilitation services. They also conduct a high impact rural eye program and health programs. In addition to this they have a modern research facility that takes care of training of the human research.

Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

Hospital was founded in 1976, by Dr. G. Venkataswamy, a man known to most of us simply as Dr. V. In an eleven bed hospital manned by 4 medical officers, he saw the potential for what is today, one of the largest facilities in the world for eye care. Over the years, this organization has evolved into a sophisticated system dedicated to compassionate service for sight. The Aravind Eye Care System now serves as a model, for India, and the rest of the world.

Aravind Eye Hospitals is a hospital chain in India. It was founded by Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy (popularly known as Dr.V) at MaduraiTamil Nadu in 1976. It has grown into a network of eye hospitals and has had a major impact in eradicating cataract related blindness in India. As of 2012, Aravind has treated nearly 32 million patients and performed 4 million surgeries, the majority of them being cheap or free making it the world’s largest and most productive eye-care service group. The Aravind Eye model of Aravind Eye Care hospitals has been applauded and has become a subject for numerous case studies across the world.


Coimbatore Kidney Centre in Coimbatore. Hospitals In Coimbatore, Coimbatore Kidney Centre is a recognized name in patient care. They are one of the well-known Hospitals in Ramanathapuram. Backed with a vision to offer the best in patient care and equipped with technologically advanced healthcare facilities, they are one of the upcoming names in the healthcare industry. Located in , this hospital is easily accessible by various means of transport. This hospital is also located at Near Lakshmi Mills - Puliyakulam, Puliyakulam. A team of well-trained medical staff, non-medical staff and experienced clinical technicians work round-the-clock to offer various services that include Ambulance Service . Their professional services make them a sought after Hospitals in Coimbatore. A team of doctors on board, including specialists are equipped with the knowledge and expertise for handling various types of medical cases.

Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties Center, Chennai

Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre is a diabetes speciality hospital chain headquartered in ChennaiTamil Nadu. Started in the year 1991, it offers complete diabetic services. Padma Shri Dr V. Mohan along with his wife Dr Rema started this diabetes centre as a private limited company with 4 consultant doctors which now has grown to 27 centres and more than 1000 staff. This diabetes speciality hospital is known for waging a war against the diabetes in the country. Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre is also the collaboration centre for World Health Organisation on Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control. It received a funding of USD 10.23 million in 2017.

M.V. Hospital for Diabetes, Chennai

M.V. Hospital for Diabetes situated at Royapuram, Chennai, was established by late Prof. M. Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India in 1954 as a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for diabetes care. Under Prof. M. Viswanathan's professional and administrative leadership, the hospital has grown to achieve the status of a teaching institution of international excellence. It has, at present, 100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications. Over the years it has grown to be one of the largest referral centres for Diabetes, with more than 3,00,000 patients registered to-date. It is recognised as an internationally known tertiary care centre for referral of Diabetic patients requiring super-specialist is opinion and management.

spitals in India for Medical Tourism

Over 60 percent of medical tourists in India are catered for by the top private hospitals, although there are state and public healthcare facilities that provide services to private customers as well as for the general public. The top hospitals in India usually provide an end-to-end service that combines personalized services rendered in the hotel industry to top-of-the-line quality healthcare.


Common Procedures done in India by Medical Tourists

Hospitals and healthcare facilities in India offer a wide array of procedures and services for medical travelers, which include but are not limited to the following:

Cost of Medical Treatment in India

The following are cost comparisons between Medical procedures in India and equivalent procedures in the United States and the UK:

Price Comparison with the US

Medical Procedures
Procedure US Hospitals India Average Savings
Angioplasty $55,000 - $57,000 $10,000 - $12,000 78% - 81%
Spinal Fusion $60,000 - $62,000 $7,000 - $8,000 85% - 88%
Heart Bypass $120,000 - $130,000 $9,000 - $11,000 91% - 95%
Heart-valve Replacement $150,000 - $160,000 $9,000 - $10,000 94% - 96%
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass $28,000 - $30,000 $10,000 - $12,000 60% - 64%
Hip Replacement $41,000 - $43,000 $8,000 - $10,000 76% - 80%
Mastectomy $39,000 - $41,000 $7,000 - $8,000 80% - 82%
Knee Replacement $38,000 - $40,000 $8,000 - $9,000 87% - 88%
Bone Marrow Transplant $240,000 - $260,000 $68,000 - $70,000 72% - 73%
Liver Transplant $290,000 - $310,000 $68,000 - $70,000 75% - 77%
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Procedure US Hospitals India Average Savings
Face Lift (rhytidectomy) $7,000 - $9,000 $4,000 - $5,000 42% - 44%
Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty) $5,000 - $8,000 $3,000 - $4,500 40% - 44%
Breast Reduction $4,000 - $6,000 $2,000 - $3,000 48% - 50%
Complete Liposuction (Lipoplasty) $4,000 - $6,500 $2,000 - $3,500 46% - 50%
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) $5,500 - $6,500 $1,500 - $2,500 61% - 72%
Gluteal Augmentation $8,000 - $10,000 $4,000 - $5,000 50% - 52%
Eye / Ophthalmology
Procedure US Hospitals India Average Savings
Cataract surgery $1,500 - $2,500 $1,000 - $1,500 33% - 40%
General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Procedure US Hospitals India Average Savings
Root Canal $600 - $1,000 $100 - $150 83% - 85%
Porcelain Crown $600 - $1,000 $80 - $100 87% - 90%
Porcelain Metal Bridge $1,000 - $1,800 $250 - $350 75% - 81%
Dental Implant $2,500 - $3,500 $500 - $800 77% - 80%
Price Comparison with the UK [source]

Medical Procedures
Procedure UK Hospitals India Average Savings
Coronary Angioplasty $13,000 - $15,000 $10,000 - $12,000 20% - 23%
Hip Replacement $13,500 - $14,500 $8,000 - $10,000 31% - 40$
Knee Replacement $16,000 - $17,000 $8,000 - $9,000 47% - 50%
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Procedure UK Hospitals India Average Savings
Face Lift (rhytidectomy) $11,000 - $12,000 $4,000 - $5,000 65% - 75%
Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty) $7,000 - $8,000 $3,000 - $4,500 50% - 60%
Breast Reduction $8,000 - $9,000 $2,000 - $3,000 67% - 75%
Liposuction (lipoplasty) $5,000 - $6,000 $2,000 - $3,500 42% - 60%
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) $5,500 - $6,500 $1,500 - $2,500 61% - 73%
General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Procedure UK Hospitals India Average Savings
Root Canal (per canal) $300 - $400 $100 - $150 62% - 67%
Dental Implants $3,000 - $4,000 $500 - $800 80% - 83%

Malpractice and Liability Laws in India

Doctors in India are responsible for their activities and medical performance under the law. In India, malpractice cases are handled by consumer courts and awards given are restricted only to the actual medical damage incurred. Medical travelers to India are advised to make use of a specialized insurance company to insure their visit


  • Low costs

    Quality healthcare at probably the lowest costs possible
  • Quality healthcare at the top hospitals

    Top hospitals offering high quality medical, healthcare and diagnostic facilities
  • English

    English-speaking and Western-trained doctors and health practitioners
  • Waiting times

    Minimal or no waiting time for medical attention and procedures


  • Lack of accreditation

    Except for the top hospitals, minor institutions lack proper hospital accreditation systems
  • Malpractice and liability

    Malpractice laws and implementations are still inefficient
  • Surrounding infrastructure

    Infrastructure and facilities in the surrounding communities do not resemble western standards. Once you leave the hospital you are at your own risk.
  • Cultural differences

    Certain cultural aspects as practiced by the locals may come as a culture shock for many foreign visitors. This includes aspects pertaining to religion, culture and even hygiene

Traveling to India

Average estimated travel time in hours

From/To India
New York City 16
Los Angeles 18
Miami 18
Dallas 18
London 7
Paris 10
Rome 9
Dubai 4
Riyadh 5
Bangladesh 2
Pakistan 2
Johannesburg 10
Sydney 13

Entry and Exit Requirements to India

Except for citizens from Nepal and Bhutan, all foreigners from other countries, including the European Union, United States and Canada, require a visa to enter India. In 2014 India has introduced "visas on arrival."

Requirements to obtain a visa include: a passport valid for a minimum of 190 days, the visa fee, passport photographs and a completed application form. Supporting documents may be necessary to determine or justify the required length of stay, but for medical cases, a multiple entry for a period of 6 months to one year may be provided.

For more information you may visit Indian Bureau of Immigration

Statistics for Medical Tourism in India

It is expected that by 2015, India's medical tourism industry will reach two billion U.S. dollars, with a projected growth rate of 30% per year and 3,200,000 medical tourists arriving in the country for treatment. Recently, the Indian medical industry has been expanding its outreach with the Gulf countries by working directly with airlines to improve travel for medical travelers from the region. The country has also been ranked as one of the top three medical tourism destinations in Asia.

Popular Medical Tourism: