Glenn Shunt

Glenn Shunt treatment abroad 

A second operation, a Glenn shunt, often performed at about 4 to 12 months of age, replaces the Blalock-Taussig shunt with another connection to the pulmonary artery. In this operation, the Blalock-Taussig shunt is removed, and the superior vena cava (the large vein that brings oxygen-poor blood from the head and arms back to the heart) is connected to the right pulmonary artery.

Blood from the head and arms passively flows into the pulmonary artery and proceeds to the lungs to receive oxygen. However, oxygen-poor (blue) blood returning to the heart from the lower body through the inferior vena cava will still mix with oxygen-rich (red) blood in the left heart and travel to the body, so the child will remain mildly cyanotic. This operation helps create some of the connections necessary for the final operation, the Fontan procedure.  

Cost of Glenn Shunt around world

# Country Average Cost Starting Cost Highest Cost
1 India $5350 $5350 $5350

What affects the final cost of Glenn Shunt?

There are many factors that can affect the costs

  • Types of Surgery performed
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Choice of hospital & Technology
  • Rehabilitation cost after surgery
  • Insurance Coverage can affect a person's out of pocket expenses
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Top 10 Hospitals for Glenn Shunt

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Glenn Shunt in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Narayana Health: Health City Bangalore India Bangalore $5350
2 Sikarin Hospital Thailand Bangkok ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital India Mumbai ---    
5 Universal Hospital United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi ---    
6 P. D Hinduja Hospital India Mumbai ---    
7 Seoul National University Bundang Hospit... South Korea Bundang ---    
8 American Heart of Poland Poland Bielsko-Biała ---    
9 Asian Hospital and Medical Center Philippines Manila ---    
10 JK Plastic South Korea Seoul ---    

Best doctors for Glenn Shunt

Following are the best doctors for Glenn Shunt in the world:

# DOCTOR SPECIALITY HOSPITAL
1 Dr. Mahesh Sundaram Gastrointestinal Surgeon Metro Hospital and Heart...

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