Dr Satyendra Katewa Joins Fortis Hospital


Dr Satyendra Katewa The Indian healthcare has seen rapid development in the field of Cancer care in the last decade but bone marrow transplant remained an elusive treatment for which most of the patients would go to Germany, USA or even Israel. The cost of BMT in these countries is almost 3-4 times, the cost in India. The major problem was the availability of trained doctors in the field of Bone Marrow Transplant. Dr. Katewa who did his medical schooling from S.P.Medical College, Bikaner went on to do DNB in paediatrics from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi and pioneered the Bone Marrow Transplant programme at BLK Hospital, New Delhi

University of TorontoSoon Dr. Katewa realized that in order to make India as the preferred destination for this treatment and bring more International patients to India he needed to train at the best facilities across the world and went first to Canada and then to United States. On his return he found that Fortis hospital at Gurgaon has gathered one of the best teams in Cancer Care with Dr. Vinod Raina who is one of the most renowned Medical Oncologist from AIIMS also joining the hospital. `I had many options which included going back to my previous hospital BLK or joining some of the other cancer hospitals but the infrastructure at Fortis hospital, Gurgaon was far superior matching the standards of the world's best cancer hospitals where I got my training, I decided to start the second innings of my medical practice with Fortis Hospital' says Dr. Katewa. Another very important aspect in case of successful Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant is to have a team of Paediatric Neurologist, Cardiologist, Gastroeneterologist and Neonatologist. Fortunately at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon we have a very competent team of doctors with me' says Dr. Katewacincinnati children hospital

Children suffering from Thallesemia majorsickle cell anemia, aplastic anemia, blood cancer, ITP and even brain tumours can benefit with Bone Marrow Transplant which is normally done by getting a matching donor who is mostly found in the parents or the siblings and transplanting their healthly bone marrow into the patient. The success rate of BMT in India has been constantly rising with the availability of latest technology and highly trained physicians. 

The cost of this this procedure has also come down in the recent years with more and more procedures getting done and now the procedure costs around 15 lacs in Indian Rupees and approximately USD 27000-30000 for International patients. Lots of patients specially from the African continent and Middle east are now coming to India for Bone Marrow Transplant. 






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