The Welcare Hospital

The Welcare Hospital

Welcare hospital is a leading edge, multi-disciplinary facility located in Gujarat, India....

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Accreditations

Japanese Orthopedic Association, Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society, EFORT (European Federation of National Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) – Asia Symposium

Patient Reviews

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Mr. Muturi

Back in 2008 I broke my left leg while climbing stairs in my house, this followed hospitalization, surgery and metal plating to support the broken left leg upper tibia, which were done in Nairobi.Over time my knee developed acute pain and deformity due to wrong plate fixtures. After several visits to my surgeon I was advised that due to instability of my knee joint and bone loss, my condition needs further surgery to remove metal plating and have a Total Knee Joint Replacement, The surgeon advised that this kind of operation is not possible in Kenya and I should seek treatment in South Africa, Europe or India where they have advanced technology to treat such conditions. In May 2011 a friend advised me to consult a visiting surgeon from India. I made an appointment and met Dr. Bharat Mody & Dr. Harshida Mody. After interview and review of my condition Dr. Mody assured me that he was confident that he can treat my deformity if I visit his hospital in India. On 21st August 2012 I traveled to India and visited Dr. Mody’s Welcare Hospital in Baroda, after the normal tests and examinations procedures were done I was operated the following day. To my surprise at 56 years old I could not believe myself when I was able to walk after the third day of operation, having gained full mobility of my left leg and deformity of my leg which was no more. In my honest opinion, Welcare Hospital is a Hospital with a dedicated teamwork of expertise led by Dr. Mody. They work as a humane and selfless team dedicated to solve most complex knee conditions, like what I suffered continuously for four years and even had given up ever regaining mobility of my leg in my whole life. I sincerely thank the management of Welcare Hospital especially Dr. Bharat Mody, fellow Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and the entire team of other staff for treating and taking care of me. Thank you all, may God bless you.

27-Mar-2013
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Mrs. Al-Aidaeroos

This is Mohammed Al Aidaroos, son of Zubeida Al-Aidaeroos. My mother’s history with knee pain goes back to 1988 when we thought that a trip to Czechoslovakia for spa, mud treatment, and Chinese needles may help to cure her soreness. But after a month stay at the hospital we came back without tangible results. In July 2009, before taking off to Germany, we were advised by an Indian friend to get the surgery done in India by Dr. Bharat Mody. Few telephone calls and I found myself in new thoughts. I flew to Baroda to meet with Dr. Bharat Mody and listened to his analysis, inspecting the hospital, and the city. The knee replacement surgery was finally done on 8th July 2009. We stayed in Baroda for a month after surgery and the doctors and nursing team were our family and friends. Dr. Mody and his team were very reassuring with their smile and kind words that helped to keep the momentum. We hold a great piece of gratitude in our hearts for Dr. Mody and his team of doctors and physiotherapists that will remain for all time to come.

27-Mar-2013
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Mrs. Mwamisi

My name is Mrs. Agnes Mumbai N-Mwamisi and I am a 63 year old Kenyan farmer by profession. I started experiencing pain in my right knee way back in 1992. In early 2004, a doctor informed me that there was a project by some American orthopedic doctors to assist Kenyans with arthritis. They operated hundreds of Kenyans alongside some Kenyan doctors who were bone specialists, and my doctor was among them. Thus, I had my first Knee Replacement surgery in August 2004 at Kenyatta National Referral Hospital. In 2006, I started experiencing intense pain again, and I was back to taking pain killers again, and applying some ointments on the leg every night before I slept. After the pain got worse, I went back to the doctor who had performed the operation. He took an X-ray and informed me that the implant was collapsing. I was devastated by this news. In early 2008, I met an orthopedic surgeon who is renowned and had performed numerous operations on other 0patients in Kenya. After looking at my x-rays, he confirmed that indeed the implant was sinking and damaging the knee further because it was not the right size and type. He recommended a repeat surgery to remove the damaged one and replace it with a different type of implant. The operation was going to be a lot more costly than the first one but my family and I were determined to get the best treatment possible and as soon as possible. So in April 2009 I underwent a second operation on my right knee. I recovered slowly from the second operation and resumed my normal duties back in my farm. Not long after the operation, I started experiencing the worst pain ever since the problem started. At the start of 2010, I realized that my right knee was getting deformed and there was additional and severe pain on the left ankle as well. I started limping seriously and had to be dependent on pain killers every day (morning and evening). By the end of the year, the knee was completely deformed. We were referred by friends to a missionary doctor working at the Kijabe AIC Mission Hospital. He told us that I needed to undergo a third operation as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the leg, which by this time had become shortened. He recommended that the specialized revision surgery should be done in a place with specialized facilities and expertise with this kind of complications in arthritis. He recommended we find a hospital either in USA, United Kingdom, South Africa or India. One of my daughters went on the internet to try and get more information about the health facilities that had been recommended in India. To our greatest relief, Dr. Mody responded promptly to our email. On the 8th May after Dr. Mody saw my X-rays and examined me in person, he recommended Revision Knee replacement surgery on the right knee and Total Knee replacement on the left knee as it was also arthritic. The cost was quite affordable by normal standards, and the family decided to fundraise. Thank God we got an overwhelming response from the extended family and friends and were able to raise the required funds in about 4 weeks. I travelled to India in late June 2011 with my daughter Irene. The operation was carried out in two phases both in early July and it was a success. Almost immediately I started the physiotherapy sessions at Welcare. I was at the hospital until 3rd August 2011 when I returned back to Kenya- by which time I was walking well and my leg was completely straight. I have continued with physiotherapy here in Kenya and I am getting better each day, I am no longer dependent on pain killers. I traveled back to the farm to resume normal life. I am very happy with the quality of care and support I received from Dr. Mody and his team of doctors, physiotherapists and nursing staff. They were all fantastic, friendly and were always positive and encouraging. I cannot forget to mention the great support from the administration. It was truly a pleasant experience. Thank you so very much for making our stay at Welcare Hospital memorable. May God bless you and always give you the enthusiasm to help as many people as you did for us!

27-Mar-2013
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Mr. Muturi

Back in 2008 I broke my left leg while climbing stairs in my house, this followed hospitalization, surgery and metal plating to support the broken left leg upper tibia, which were done in Nairobi.Over time my knee developed acute pain and deformity due to wrong plate fixtures. After several visits to my surgeon I was advised that due to instability of my knee joint and bone loss, my condition needs further surgery to remove metal plating and have a Total Knee Joint Replacement, The surgeon advised that this kind of operation is not possible in Kenya and I should seek treatment in South Africa, Europe or India where they have advanced technology to treat such conditions. In May 2011 a friend advised me to consult a visiting surgeon from India. I made an appointment and met Dr. Bharat Mody & Dr. Harshida Mody. After interview and review of my condition Dr. Mody assured me that he was confident that he can treat my deformity if I visit his hospital in India. On 21st August 2012 I traveled to India and visited Dr. Mody’s Welcare Hospital in Baroda, after the normal tests and examinations procedures were done I was operated the following day. To my surprise at 56 years old I could not believe myself when I was able to walk after the third day of operation, having gained full mobility of my left leg and deformity of my leg which was no more. In my honest opinion, Welcare Hospital is a Hospital with a dedicated teamwork of expertise led by Dr. Mody. They work as a humane and selfless team dedicated to solve most complex knee conditions, like what I suffered continuously for four years and even had given up ever regaining mobility of my leg in my whole life. I sincerely thank the management of Welcare Hospital especially Dr. Bharat Mody, fellow Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and the entire team of other staff for treating and taking care of me. Thank you all, may God bless you.

27-Mar-2013
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Mrs. Al-Aidaeroos

This is Mohammed Al Aidaroos, son of Zubeida Al-Aidaeroos. My mother’s history with knee pain goes back to 1988 when we thought that a trip to Czechoslovakia for spa, mud treatment, and Chinese needles may help to cure her soreness. But after a month stay at the hospital we came back without tangible results. In July 2009, before taking off to Germany, we were advised by an Indian friend to get the surgery done in India by Dr. Bharat Mody. Few telephone calls and I found myself in new thoughts. I flew to Baroda to meet with Dr. Bharat Mody and listened to his analysis, inspecting the hospital, and the city. The knee replacement surgery was finally done on 8th July 2009. We stayed in Baroda for a month after surgery and the doctors and nursing team were our family and friends. Dr. Mody and his team were very reassuring with their smile and kind words that helped to keep the momentum. We hold a great piece of gratitude in our hearts for Dr. Mody and his team of doctors and physiotherapists that will remain for all time to come.

27-Mar-2013
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Mrs. Mwamisi

My name is Mrs. Agnes Mumbai N-Mwamisi and I am a 63 year old Kenyan farmer by profession. I started experiencing pain in my right knee way back in 1992. In early 2004, a doctor informed me that there was a project by some American orthopedic doctors to assist Kenyans with arthritis. They operated hundreds of Kenyans alongside some Kenyan doctors who were bone specialists, and my doctor was among them. Thus, I had my first Knee Replacement surgery in August 2004 at Kenyatta National Referral Hospital. In 2006, I started experiencing intense pain again, and I was back to taking pain killers again, and applying some ointments on the leg every night before I slept. After the pain got worse, I went back to the doctor who had performed the operation. He took an X-ray and informed me that the implant was collapsing. I was devastated by this news. In early 2008, I met an orthopedic surgeon who is renowned and had performed numerous operations on other 0patients in Kenya. After looking at my x-rays, he confirmed that indeed the implant was sinking and damaging the knee further because it was not the right size and type. He recommended a repeat surgery to remove the damaged one and replace it with a different type of implant. The operation was going to be a lot more costly than the first one but my family and I were determined to get the best treatment possible and as soon as possible. So in April 2009 I underwent a second operation on my right knee. I recovered slowly from the second operation and resumed my normal duties back in my farm. Not long after the operation, I started experiencing the worst pain ever since the problem started. At the start of 2010, I realized that my right knee was getting deformed and there was additional and severe pain on the left ankle as well. I started limping seriously and had to be dependent on pain killers every day (morning and evening). By the end of the year, the knee was completely deformed. We were referred by friends to a missionary doctor working at the Kijabe AIC Mission Hospital. He told us that I needed to undergo a third operation as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the leg, which by this time had become shortened. He recommended that the specialized revision surgery should be done in a place with specialized facilities and expertise with this kind of complications in arthritis. He recommended we find a hospital either in USA, United Kingdom, South Africa or India. One of my daughters went on the internet to try and get more information about the health facilities that had been recommended in India. To our greatest relief, Dr. Mody responded promptly to our email. On the 8th May after Dr. Mody saw my X-rays and examined me in person, he recommended Revision Knee replacement surgery on the right knee and Total Knee replacement on the left knee as it was also arthritic. The cost was quite affordable by normal standards, and the family decided to fundraise. Thank God we got an overwhelming response from the extended family and friends and were able to raise the required funds in about 4 weeks. I travelled to India in late June 2011 with my daughter Irene. The operation was carried out in two phases both in early July and it was a success. Almost immediately I started the physiotherapy sessions at Welcare. I was at the hospital until 3rd August 2011 when I returned back to Kenya- by which time I was walking well and my leg was completely straight. I have continued with physiotherapy here in Kenya and I am getting better each day, I am no longer dependent on pain killers. I traveled back to the farm to resume normal life. I am very happy with the quality of care and support I received from Dr. Mody and his team of doctors, physiotherapists and nursing staff. They were all fantastic, friendly and were always positive and encouraging. I cannot forget to mention the great support from the administration. It was truly a pleasant experience. Thank you so very much for making our stay at Welcare Hospital memorable. May God bless you and always give you the enthusiasm to help as many people as you did for us!

27-Mar-2013
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Mrs. Ogutu

My name is Catherine Ogutu. I hail from Kenya. I would like to thank the entire group of doctors who were by my side in the operation theatre and also the doctors, nurses and physiotherapists who were coming round to assist me after my spine surgery. My mom and I also thank all the staff members who were cleaning up the room and the staff who were serving us with food. I was up and about within no time after the surgery and even managed to do some shopping with a fellow Kenyan patient’s wife! May almighty God; bless you all.

27-Mar-2013
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Mrs. Elizabeth

I am a 66 years old retired nurse from Kenya and have been suffering from arthritis from 2006. In December 2011 my knees were damaged thus my legs became deformed with a lot of excruciating pain that confined me in the house. I tried going for physiotherapy, chiropractics and take supplements but it was all in vain. A long time friend heard of my ordeal and came and shared with me her ordeal with the same problem and she went through total knee replacement in India under Dr. Bharat Mody. We contacted the hospital and got a very warm and positive response. On the 15th October 2012 we arrived here and I had both knees replaced and now I can walk well again. We appreciate each and every staff who is working in your institute. The surgeons Dr. Mody and his team replaced the knees that did not give me sleep. Thank you for your good work and follow up throughout my stay. The doctors were always punctual and available to review me daily. The dietician helped us with the meals and organized special diet for me. The physiotherapists helped me start exercises immediately after surgery and supported me during my trying time and encouraged me so that now, I can walk. The nurses who helped me round the clock by administering drugs and comforting me when need be. The ward staff did their level best to see that I am comfortable round the clock. The administration staff who would call on us daily to find out how we were fairing and if we had any needs. They also enabled my daughter to see this beautiful city and attend your Garba ceremony. Dr. Mody and Dr. Harshida Mody and your team are doing a tremendous job of making people’s lives better even when all hopes seems to be lost. We hope that when your new hospital is opened it will touch more lives that shall need your help. Keep up the good work and may you have good success in all your endeavors in the future.

27-Mar-2013
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Mr. Akogun

My name is Dayo Akogun from Nigeria. I had an auto accident on the 13th of July, 2009 and sustained a closed fracture of the left humerus coupled with radial nerve injury and a closed injury of the left knee. MRI result of the left knee showed multiple ligament disruption (medial collateral, posterior cruciate, medial meniscus damage, anterior cruciate ligament tear) and fracture of the medial femoral condyle. I was counseled to explore arthroscopic surgery for the left knee abroad because it was not readily available locally. I was given a referral letter to this effect and with the information in the letter I had to firstly go on the internet to educate myself about the kind of injuries and the recommended line of treatment. Having armed myself with necessary information, I began a personal and rigorous search for a competent hospital and a highly knowledgeable surgeon with proven capabilities since none was recommended to me. Moreover, I have also learnt by experience that I needed more than just a big and beautiful hospital complex with high-tech facilities. The profile and on-hand experience of the surgeon was as important too. These were the initial things that endeared me to Dr. Bharat Mody’s super-specialty Welcare Hospital, Welcare Hospital, Vadodara amongst several other hospitals I contacted in India. As a matter of fact, I spent several hours and days thoroughly studying the hospital’s website (not less than 11 times) and I was convinced that this must be the right surgeon and place. Apart from the impressive and convincing information on the centre’s website, I also discovered that of all the doctors I contacted via email, Dr. Bharat Mody had a better and thorough understanding of my case and a well laid-out treatment plan. Moreover, Dr. Harshida was very prompt in responding satisfactorily to all my enquiries thereby removing my initial doubts. She even went ahead to provide travel details, estimated expenses and assistance on how I could plan my trip to Vadodara. I was assured at every point that I shall be well taken care of. Having chosen Welcare Hospital, the Centre helped in facilitating the processing of our travel visas. Moreover, the cost of treatment was reasonable and also affordable for such a high level of medical expertise and excellence.

27-Mar-2013
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Mrs. Margaret Oduor

My name is Margaret Oduor and I am a 69 years old Kenyan. I am a retired nurse by profession. I experienced pain in my knees for the first time in 1990. The pain came in waves, on and off. It went on like this for about 16 years, but in 2007 the pain intensified to an unbearable extent and I started to feel it in my back as well. That’s why I searched for medical treatment in Kenya. The doctor diagnosed osteoporosis, but the treatment didn’t improve my condition and the physiotherapy didn’t work out because there wasn’t enough equipment in Kenya. In 2011 the pain increased again, my knees swelled and curved so that I wasn’t able to walk anymore. Our friends suggested us to look for medical treatment abroad, because the costs of an operation in Kenya were very high. We were amazed as to how easy it was to organize the whole trip. My mails were immediately answered by both Dr. Bharat and Harshida Mody. They guided us through the process and helped us to work out a budget that was manageable. Together, me and my daughter, we were received very well when we arrived in India. Once inside Welcare Hospital we felt like “home away from home” and the only “hospital like” experience we got was seeing the other patients. The surgeon wanted to do more x-rays, but after that my left knee was operated the same day we arrived. Within one and a half week both my knee replacements as well as my spine surgery were done and the physiotherapy started immediately after each one. We still can’t believe that we are only five days away from going back to Kenya, and we really enjoyed the time here (as far as you can possibly enjoy something like that) and we will miss the people. After all this we would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Bharat Mody and his team to anyone, and would like to thank them for all their efforts and hard work, God bless them all!

27-Mar-2013
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Mr. Maponga

My name is Martin Maponga. I had suffered a hip fracture eight months back in Zimbabwe. After lying improperly attended in a hospital, I heard about Dr. Bharat Mody at Welcare Hospital in Baroda, India from my doctor. I communicated with Dr. Mody and arrived at Welcare hospital on 5th November 2012. The reception was fantastic from the first day. I had all the attention from everybody concerned. I underwent two operations within a few days of my arrival. But up to now I have not felt any pain owing to the medical expertise of the doctors here. I walked after so many months. That feeling of independence from assistance tools gave me an inexpressible relief. I would recommend any person from home (Zimbabwe), who wants to undergo the same treatment of the hip or any other specialized orthopedic treatment, to come to Welcare Hospital, Baroda. My wife and I are very happy with our experience at Welcare Hospital.

27-Mar-2013
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Mr. Rabuka, Prime Minister; Fiji Islands

Myself, Sitiveni Rabuka; Prime-Minister of Fiji Islands. I first heard about the Welcare Hospital from friends in Fiji, particularly Thakorbhai Patel of Toorak, Suva, whose wife had bilateral knee replacement in 2005. Himmat Lodhia of Lords Jewelers introduced me to these former patients and I am forever grateful to him and the former patients of the Centre. What my wife and I experienced from the time we landed at the airport, and for the whole period of our stay in the centre, far exceeded all we had been told in Fiji. The medical staff and the ward staff were extremely professional and friendly. The ward is very well laid-out and the reception area very neat, professionally arranged with a homely atmosphere - thanks to Mrs. Harshida Mody's influence. Dr. Bharat S. Mody is truly a professional man who is a credit to his field of specialty. It has been a real pleasure and honor to have trusted my life with him and his staff. I wish you all God's blessings

27-Mar-2013
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Mrs. Kherlopian

I am a 47 year-old rheumatoid arthritis patient and had extensive damage to my left knee, forcing me to walk with a walking stick even in my own home. After being advised that I needed a total knee replacement, I made a booking for surgery in South Africa. The cost of this surgery was going to be very expensive. A week later, I met someone who recommended Dr. Mody and his Centre for Knee Surgery at Welcare Hospital, in Baroda, India. After doing thorough research, I made the decision to cancel the surgery in South Africa, and head off to India for the procedure. I could not have made a better decision. Dr. Mody gave me so much confidence by taking time to describe my problem and give a detailed explanation of the surgery. The surgery was a huge success, with my being able to walk unaided within 9 days of the surgery, even going into town to do a little shopping. One month later, I am home and walking, climbing stairs and getting in and out of a chair with no difficulty at all. I am even able to sit cross-legged on the bed or sofa. Everyone who knows me is astounded. I actually feel 20 years younger! As for the medical services, I have nothing but compliments. The founding surgeon of Centre for Knee Surgery, Dr. Bharat Mody, together with his team of surgeons, nursing staff and physiotherapists, as well as his wife Dr. Harshida, are the most dedicated medical team I have ever experienced. They took it upon themselves to see to it that every aspect of my recovery was a success. They received my husband and I with warmth, hospitality and total professionalism. This is what made our medical trip to India (a country we had never visited before) so much easier. Our private accommodation in the hospital was of a high standard, as was the food and nursing care. This surgery has exceeded all my expectations and if I were to ever need my right knee replaced, it’s Dr. Bharat Mody who is going to do it! Thank you, and God Bless!

27-Mar-2013
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  • Language: Hindi, English
  • Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
  • Climate: Average Temp Summer 104 F (40°C) Winter 59F (15°C)
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Major Airport(s): Delhi Airport
  • Electricity: 230V 50Hz Indian (Old British)/European plugs
  • Time Zone: UTC+5.5
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    Gujarat is a state situated in western India. It occupies an area of 78.687 sq mi (203,800 km2) with a coastline of 1,600 km. Most of the coastline lies on the Kathiawar peninsula with a population of 60 million.Gujarat State is bordered by Rajasthan to the north, Maharashtra to the south, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and the Arabian Sea as well as the Pakistani province of Sindh on the west.The state’s coastal cities served as ports and trading naval hubs, during the Gupta and Maurya empires.Vadodara is considered the cultural capital of Gujarat, formerly known as Baroda is the third largest and most cosmopolitan city in the Indian State of Gujarat.Vadodara has plenty of cultural sights that are remarkably known for their cosmopolitan character. Behold the stunning architecture of Lakshmi Vilas Palace and the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (M.S.U.), which is the largest university in Gujarat. 

    What to Savor

    Gujarat has a lot of offer for vegetarian lovers. The dining art of Gujarat is well defined and reflects the nature of people living there. Food is simple, graceful and modest. The outstanding and remarkable feature of Gujarati cuisine is its vegetarian food and its inherent subtlety and texture.

    Where to Stay

    Good Luck Guest house is a rustic, back-to-basics place to stay in Gujarat offering comfort and convenience to its guests. It is ideally located near most places of interest in Gujarat. Relish ethnic décor exotic cuisine and hospitable care.

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