Lotus ENT Hospital
Hospitals come in various scales: Large Corporate Hospitals, General Multispeciality Nursing Homes and Small Specialty set-ups. In branches like E.N.T. & Eye, often, small specialty setups score over the others.
Better than Corporate Hospitals ? This would seem to be a tall claim. Comparing ourselves with Corporate Hospitals, may seem foolish, considering the resources at the disposal of a Large Hospital are infinitely more.
Since ENT is not being considered a major revenue-earning line for the corporate Hospitals, and since spending for new instrumentation is governed by the economics of return-on-investments, ENT departments of even famous corporate hospitals still have no Laser machine when we can boast of one at Lotus ENT Hospital. We can confidently say that there is no piece of ENT equipment that we do not possess and yet exists in other hospitals.
Patients often find the operating surgeon inaccessible in Large Hospital set-ups. The interaction is often only with Resident doctors which is often not comforting to the patient. This is not so in specialty set-ups like ours.
Since we have lesser overhead costs, the total bills often are about 30% less than corporate hospitals. To give you a concrete example, a Tympanoplasty in a twin-sharing class in Hiranandani Hospital or Hinduja Hospital costs around Rs 65,000. In Lotus ENT Hospital it would cost around Rs. 30,000
Better than Multispecialty Nursing Homes: Surely !!
Don’t let the total size of a Hospital fool you. For Microsurgery… it may be pathetic.
There exist a number of general nursing homes whose facilities for ENT Surgery would be minimal. None of them would invest in a microscope or Endoscope for ENT use. Usually such nursing homes make do by calling in an E.N.T. Surgeon who would come in with a portable microscope. A portable microscope has it’s own limitations the foremost being that it’s maneuverability and magnification does not match the fixed models. In addition, since they are brought in as makeshift, their sterility cannot be guaranteed.
In microsurgery, infection is the major cause for operative failure. It is not the hospital acquired life threatening infection we are considering but the simple wound infection. In macro surgery, wound infection may not compromise operative results whereas in micro-surgery the same quantum of infection would often spell disaster.
In ear surgery, one of the major reasons for graft failure is infection. This infection could often be operation-theatre acquired. Just having a hernia operation or even a circumcision performed on the same operation theatre table could contaminate enough to compromise results. In general hospitals, with a large number of doctors on the panel, operation theatre lists are often decided on surgeon convenience and not after taking into consideration the subtleties of infection risk cited above. In a specialty set-up utmost care is taken to plan operative lists in such a manner that even a theoretical possibility of contamination is avoided.
Hence you will always notice that the best of the Ophthalmologists or ENT Surgeons have their own set-ups where benchmark theatre asepsis can be maintained.
In Lotus ENT Hospital , we maintain such standards of asepsis that till date we have been able to maintain zero-infection rate. We are having swab colony counts performed in the operation theatre on a regular basis.