Columbia Asia India

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Columbia Asia is India's "new kid on the block," competing with giants Fortis and Apollo with smaller, nimbler specialty facilities (usually around 60 beds) in rural areas or suburban neighborhoods of larger cities. While most of this healthcare network's international patients are largely regional, Western and English-speaking patients are drawn to facilities in Gurgaon (just outside Delhi and near the international airport) and Bangalore.

Because Columbia Asia focuses on efficiency, its no-frills approach to quality care makes prices jaw-droppingly low, even by India's standards. Most of Columbia Asia's facilities are accredited by NABH, India's government-supported and most prestigious healthcare accreditation agency.

Specialties include transplants (kidney, liver, bone marrow); interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery; spine and neurosurgery; orthopedic surgery; medical and surgical oncology; cochlear implants; neurological treatments such as deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease; cosmetic surgery; bariatric surgery and weight loss programs.

Columbia Asia and Medical Tourism

A centralized International Patient Services Center helps patients match conditions with the appropriate facility and doctor; provides a 24/7 international help desk, airport transportation, teleconsultation directly with the treating doctor, treatment estimates, language interpretation services and assistance with insurance. The group has formed arrangements with leading health plan carriers including BUPA International, Vanbreda, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Axa Assistance and Cigna.

Columbia Asia claims that "in the future all hospitals will look like Columbia Asia facilities." Evidence lies in its regional, specialized focus, streamlined services, and online publication of package pricing, where patients can view all-inclusive deals on a wide range of procedures. The future indeed.

Columbia Asia also operates facilities in Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, with aggressive growth plans throughout Asia.

Country: India

Corporate Office: Wisma Consplant 2 Jalan SS16/1 Subang Jaya, 47500 Selangor, MALAYSIA

Inpatients treated annually: 15,000
Outpatients treated annually: 96,000

Phone: +91 97 4085.5633

Date Founded: 1994

Number of beds: 2,000

Last updated on 10 June 2018