Hand Surgery

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Procedure Description

Hand surgery is a specialized branch of surgery that addresses conditions related to the hand, wrist, and forearm. These conditions may arise due to trauma, congenital anomalies, or degenerative diseases. The primary goal of hand surgery is to restore the functionality of the hand and fingers, ensuring the patient can perform everyday tasks with ease.

Many individuals seek hand surgery due to conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, or injuries resulting from accidents. Apart from treating ailments, hand surgery can also correct deformities and improve the appearance of the hand, making it an essential procedure for those desiring better hand functionality and aesthetics.

When the functionality or appearance of one's hand is compromised, it can significantly impact their quality of life. Everyday tasks become challenging, and the pain can be debilitating. Hand surgery, therefore, offers an opportunity to regain independence, improve the quality of life, and restore one's confidence.

Procedure Duration

he duration of hand surgery varies based on the specific condition being addressed and the complexity of the procedure. In general, most hand surgeries can be completed in 1 to 3 hours. However, more intricate procedures or surgeries addressing multiple issues may require longer operating times.

Following surgery, the recovery period is crucial. Patients are often required to wear a splint or cast for several weeks to ensure proper healing. Physical therapy might be necessary to regain strength and mobility in the hand. While minor surgeries may allow patients to return to their regular activities within a few weeks, more comprehensive procedures might necessitate a recovery period spanning several months.

It's imperative to follow post-operative care instructions meticulously. This includes attending all follow-up appointments, adhering to physical therapy regimens, and monitoring for any signs of complications. Proper aftercare ensures optimal results and a swift return to normalcy.


  • Cost Savings: Medical tourism often offers the same high-quality surgical procedures at a fraction of the cost in one's home country.
  • Expertise: Many destinations boast top-tier surgeons specializing in hand surgery, ensuring excellent results.
  • Advanced Technology: Certain countries are at the forefront of medical advancements, offering state-of-the-art technology and facilities.
  • Personalized Care: Medical tourists often receive more personalized attention and care due to the competitive nature of the industry.
  • Combining Travel with Treatment: Opting for a procedure abroad allows patients to recover in a new environment, potentially making the experience more pleasant.

Potential Destinations

  • Thailand: Bangkok and Chiang Mai are renowned for their world-class medical facilities and expertise in hand surgeries.
  • India: Cities like Mumbai and Delhi are notable for their advanced surgical techniques and medical excellence.
  • South Korea: Seoul is globally recognized for its medical advancements and highly skilled surgeons.
  • Brazil: Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are famed for their expertise in various surgical specialties, including hand surgery.

Risks & Considerations

  • Traveling Post-Surgery: Long flights post-operation can increase the risk of complications like blood clots.
  • Communication Barriers: Ensure you can effectively communicate with your medical team to avoid misunderstandings.
  • Cultural Differences: Be prepared for potential differences in hospital etiquette or patient care.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the hospital and surgeon have appropriate certifications and positive patient reviews.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Accreditation: Ensure the hospital has international or well-recognized local accreditation.
  • Surgeon's Credentials: Investigate the surgeon's training, experience, and specialization in hand surgery.
  • Patient Reviews: Look for first-hand experiences and reviews from previous medical tourists.
  • Post-operative Care: Confirm the hospital's protocol for post-operative care and potential follow-up treatments.
  • Language: Ensure that there's a translator available or that the medical team speaks a language you're comfortable with.

To receive a free quote for this procedure please click on the link: https://www.medicaltourism.com/get-a-quote

Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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