♦ Do your clinic treat foreign patients?
→ Yes. We support foreign patients by all means to get cured from all diseases.
♦ How shall a foreigner fix appointment with Dr. Bapat in Pune clinic?
→ Patient should send email describing disease history, MRI & previous reports, picture of infected area. After email discussion, patient can fix appointment with doctor.
♦ How should a foreigner pay?
→ Foreigner need not to pay in advance to confirm their appointment. You can pay fees by internet banking, traveler cheque or cash before or after arrival in Pune. We don't have card payment or PayPal facility right now.
♦ What is the cost & duration of treatment?
→ The cost & duration of treatment depend on the length & complexity of fistula / pilonidal sinus track. So the cost may vary as per case and it will be finalized only after actual examination by the doctor. This can't be discussed on phone call. To get estimated cost and duration, you need to send all information related to your disease by email.
♦ What does the cost includes?
→ The cost includes only treatment part in our clinic. Accommodation, food, transport, reports, etc. are excluded.
♦ Can patient travel all over in India?
→ Yes. Patient can travel all over India during the treatment. Patient must come once in a week in clinic to change the medicated thread. For online train booking click
♦ Can my international insurance cover this treatment?
→ As Kshar sutra treatment is not allowed out of India, international insurance may not cover this treatment.
♦ Can I get kshar sutra treatment in my country?
→ No. This is traditional Indian Ayurvedic treatment. So it is available only in India. Also your country don't allow to practice this treatment.
♦ Is there any way to reduce the duration of treatment?
→ No. Permanent cure of fistula requires removal of infection & creation of healthy tissue. Body takes its own time to create healthy tissue. Also doctor's observation is important through out the treatment.
♦ Can I take medicated threads with me in my country & continue changing there?
→ No. This not recommended at all. This treatment is not just changing threads but needs doctor's keen observation time to time. Any shortcut in the Kshar sutra treatment may reduce chances of permanent cure of fistula & pilonidal sinus.
♦ Do you provide accommodation?
→ We don't provide accommodation. Pune is very safe city. Patient can book hotels online in Pune as per their comfort. Also self contained apartments on monthly rent basis are available in Pune. Koregaon park, Senapati Bapat road, Kothrud are safe areas for foreigners. You can search apartments on
♦ Which type of visa is easy to get?
→ E-tourist visa is the easiest way to come in India. Patients should complete all visa formalities himself. E-medical visa is also provided by Indian Government.
♦ Were to apply for Indian visa?
→ You can apply online for Indian visa on
♦ How to reach Pune?
→ Nearest international airports - Pune and Mumbai. Mumbai-Pune approximate roadway distance 250 km, travel time 4 hr. Many cab companies like
♦ What precautions should be taken about food selection?
→ Foreigners should be very cautious about food selection in India. Strictly avoid street food, spicy food, drinking of tap water. Foreigners should eat food in decent restaurants. They should select packed food and drinking water. Fruits must be eaten only after proper washing with water. Fruits are better that drinking juices as juices may have contamination.
♦ Do you have any agent who will plan / book my trip to India?
→ Yes. Our clinic has appointed an agent who can book apartment or hotel and pick up /drop from airport as per your comfort. Also he can make arrangements if you want to travel all over India. Once you finalize your dates, the agent can contact you for further bookings. Also, you can plan your trip with online travel agents like
♦ Do you have Arebic translator?
→ Yes. We provide Arebic translator for patients from Gulf countries. Our clinic has appointed an agent who can book apartment or hotel and pick up /drop from airport as per your comfort. Also he can make arrangements if you want to travel all over India. Once you finalize your dates, the agent can contact you for further bookings.
♦ See the video for the tips before travelling to India
♦ Information about Cultural differences between India and North America or Europe
We have treated patients from many cities in India like Pune, Nashik, Mumbai, New Mumbai, Satara, Kolhapur, Sangli, Solapur, Panvel, Khopoli, Ahmadnagar, Shirdi, Kankavli, Shrivardhan, Ratnagiri ( Maharashtra ), Kolkata ( West Bengal ), Delhi, Ahmadabad, Rajkot ( Gujarat ), Banglore, Udupi, Hubli, Gulbarga ( Karnataka ), Hyderabad ( Telangana ), Panaji ( Goa ), Hisar ( Haryana ), Pathankot ( Punjab ), Chennai ( Tamil nadu ), Jamshedpur ( Jharkhand ). Also patients from Dubai ( UAE ), Toronto, Vancouver ( Canada ), Las vegas ( Nevada ), Atlanta ( Georgia ), San Francisco, San Jose ( California ), Boston ( Massachusetts ), Seattle ( Washington ), Phoenix ( Arizona ), Michigan, New Mexico ( All from USA ), London ( England ), Melbourne, Perth, Canberra ( Australia ), Kuwait, Bahrain, Germany, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Singapore, Afghanistan, Nepal, Philippines, Sudan are cured.
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