Currently, the bulk of the patients come to India for transvaginal tape from neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, other Asian countries, Africa and the Middle East. In many cases, the driver for cross border care is a question of quality of care than cost itself. The quality of care that India provides is simply not available in some of the neighboring countries. The Bd Tour segment is the segment of patients sponsored by the governments in their respective countries such as Middle East and Africa. For those governments, it is relatively a cost-effective option compared to Europe or the US. Private patients (not sponsored) from these countries look at our country as value for money option vis a vis Europe and US. The market segment that the healthcare industry is targeting is the patient population from Europe and the US. There are several patients residing in UK and US, who are already using the services of hospitals in India for transvaginal tape, when they are on vacation etc.
It is a minimally invasive procedure for women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping, walking, sitting, or standing). In this, the urinary bladder and urethra are repaired, strengthened and returned to its original position in the pelvis. If you are a woman suffering from stress urinary incontinence and do not plan on getting pregnant any more, then you are an ideal candidate for this surgery. It is a minimally invasive procedure to treat stress urinary incontinence in women. Its procedure may take about 30 – 40 minutes and is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. A mesh tape is inserted through a small incision in the vagina and is positioned underneath the urethra. It is then pulled up through two tiny incisions in the skin’s surface just above the pubic area. As it passes through several pelvic tissue layers, the friction of underlying tissues holds the tape in place like Velcro. Over time your body tissues will grow into the mesh and will permanently secure it. The surgeon will ask you to cough so that any necessary adjustments can be made right then and there. At the end of the procedure tape will be trimmed just under the skin’s surface and the tiny incisions will be closed.
In addition to the medical benefit from it, you will also experience a profound effect on the emotional well-being. The offensiveness from stress urinary incontinence can result in social alienation, ostrasization and immense emotional trauma. It can help you once again become part of the mainstream population and you will be able to socialize with confidence and without any fear of rejection.