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Dr Tejinder Bhatti

India's # 1 Hair Transplant Doctor

First Asian doctor to be approved & authenticated by the World's
5 most respected hair restoration forums.

Hair Transplant in India

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Now that you have made up your decision to have a hair transplant with us, please note the following steps to proceed-

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You can have a video consultation with me at Skype ID tejinder_bhatti
I am available between 3-5 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
It shall be a pleasure to consult with you on Skype.

Please note the following-

  • There should not be a bright light in the room
  • The camera should be HD

I humbly request that since there are calls in line, please make the call no more than 5 minutes.
Having questions ready on  a paper beforehand will help.
Thank you for the co-operation.
Kindly send me your Skype ID too just in case.

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You shall need a visa to enter India.

Please note “Visa on Arrival” does not literally mean Visa on “Arrival”.
You have to apply for visa on arrival at- https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
The port of entry for you will be Delhi or Chandigarh. Delhi being the national capital has maximum connectivity to the world. Chandigarh is connected with Dubai and Abu Dhabi (convenient for American, European and Middle East clients; and to Bangkok (convenient for clients from Australia, NZ and South eastern countries.

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You will be received at Chandigarh airport by our driver hence please send me your flight details. If you are arriving in Delhi at night and before 3 AM, it will be better for you to take our Delhi airport service. We can send our driver at an additional cost of INR 3500 only. The journey is a 4 hour drive. The first flight from Delhi departs for Chandigarh at 6.30 AM (Jet Airways) and reaches in 40 minutes. The last flight leaves at 7 PM for Delhi.

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Hotels/Homestay-

Medical Tourism
We will book on your behalf and if you wish to change the hotel on arrival. There is no obligation or cancellation fee if you do not like the hotel.

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Please reach the Clinic for the precounseling one evening prior to the day of your procedure at 3 PM
The driver shall be available to you complimentary for airport pick up in Chandigarh and to and from from hotel to Clinic during your stay.

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The procedure timing shall be given to you the evening before.

Procedures start early in the morning at 7 AM. Our driver will be there at the hotel reception to pick you up.

Breakfast will be serves in the clinic after the harvesting of grafts is over arund 10 AM and lunch at 2 PM. Do let us know if your attendant/relative needs to have lunch in the clinic. Lunch shall be complimentary.

In the evening the driver will drive you to your hotel.

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The next day you return to the clinic for inspection of the donor and recipient areas and dressing change. Detailed instructions of care will be given to you. or are homeward bound.

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Most people stay 2 nights after the procedure in Chandigarh after which they go sightseeing

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Or are homeward bound

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Darling Buds

www.darlingbudsindia.com

S.C.O. 73-74-75 (3rd floor), Sector 17-D, Chandigarh – 160017 (INDIA)

PRE-PROCEDURE INSTRUCTIONS

Thank you for the deposit. However, it shall be confirmed after cross-checking with the bank. The estimate for the procedure given to you is valid only for 3 months after remitting the advance payment.

*International credit cards are charged a surcharge of 2% by Indian Banks. This additional cost shall be borne by you.

*14.50% service tax extra (applicable to hair transplants since September 2009)

*Payments by cheques/ checks are NOT accepted (traveler’s cheques/checks are accepted except Canadian traveler’s checks). Online transfers are accepted 2 weeks in advance only and the money should be in the bank before commencement of the procedure. International online transfers to Indian accounts sometimes take 3 weeks to get to our bank due to banking processes in India while dealing with foreign funds. While using such modes of payment, please ensure the money is with our Bank before the procedure.

If you are going to use Visa/ Mastercard please make sure that you have instructed the Bank to authorise its use in a foreign country. Also please double check the limit on the card.

*Please reach the Clinic for the precounseling one evening prior to the day of your procedure at 3 PM (on Saturday if your procedure is on Monday) for threefold reasons as under-

(a) Counseling with Dr Bhatti so you have an entire evening (2 evenings if your procedure is on Monday) to think over the doctor’s advice and can better make an informed decision.

(b) Medications need to be taken an evening before. (Tab Prednisolone 10 mg, Tab Alprazolam 0.25 mg and Tab Ranitidine 300 mg). These will be handed over the evening prior. If reaching late, please buy these from a local chemist showing this sheet as prescription. He may like to call 9814531111 to confirm.

(c) Blood tests and blood for PRP if you desire.

(d) Settlement of advance amount received and if paying by card to see if it works while in India.

(e) Confirmation of identity- Indian laws require clinics to keep a copy of the first and last page of the passport and visa. Please carry your passport in original the day before the procedure. We are forbidden to entertain foreigners in the clinic without a valid visa which has to be produced in original.

*Payments shall be made in advance before the procedure starts.

The driver shall be available to you complimentary for airport pick up in Chandigarh and to and from from hotel to Clinic during your stay.

ACCEPTING CASH BY BUSINESSES IN INDIA HAS BECOME ILLEGAL WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT; HENCE NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE TELLS YOU PLEASE CARRY CASH ONLY FOR PERSONAL USE AND NOT FOR PAYMENTS TO US.

SIM Card for your phone: If you need a SIM card while in India, please get it from the Delhi airport when you disembark since the activation is almost instantaneous.

VISA ON ARRIVAL: Effective November 2014, visa on arrival is available for-
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html (LINK FOR VISA ON ARRIVAL)
Please note “Visa on Arrival” does not literally mean Visa on “Arrival”.

You have to apply for visa on arrival at- https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

tourist visa
Visa on Arrival Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries
Australia,Brazil,Cambodia,Cook Islands,Djibouti,Fiji,Finland,Germany,Indonesia,Israel,Japan,Jordan,Kenya,Kiribati,
Laos, Luxembourg, MarshallIslands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, NewZealand, NiueIsland, Norway,
Oman, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands,
Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

Eligibility

  • International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight seeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  • Passport should have at least six months validity.
  • International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  • International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  • Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.
  • You have to apply for visa on arrival at- https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

CANCELLATION OR CHANGES

Due to the fact that hair transplantation procedures are often booked two or three months in advance, we must have at least three weeks’ notice if you wish to postpone your appointment. If we are given short notice, it is often impossible to fill the appointment time. If this should happen, you will be charged INR 30,000/- to cover the time set aside for you. Cancellations will lead to your advance amount being forfeited as informed earlier.

The balance of payment of procedure is made on the day of the surgical procedure. A receipt will be given to you. TAX AT EXISTING RATES SHALL BE EXTRA.

BEFORE THE PROCEDURE:

OVERSEAS PATIENTS SHALL NEED A VISA TO TRAVEL.
Indian consulates take upto 15 days to process so please keep this in mind while planning.
There is no “VISA ON ARRIVAL” for visitors to India FROM COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED ABOVE. We have had a couple of patients reaching Delhi airport but not having been allowed entry since they thought they would get a visa on arrival since the stay for a hair transplant is short.

For foreign patients Delhi/Chandigarh are the nearest ports of entry.
Chandigarh has connections to Dubai/Abu Dhabi alone and in September connections to Singapore shall commence

  • DO NOT scratch your head till 2 weeks before the procedure

DO NOT exercise heavily on the day of procedure.
DO NOT have your hair cut before the procedure.
DO NOT scratch your head a week before since it causes infection.
DO NOT take ASPRIN or IBUPROFEN products 7 days before, and 24 hours after the procedure.

DO NOT drink ALCOHOL for 24 hours before and 3 days after the procedure.
DO NOT take DRUGS/MARIJUANA for 48 hours before and after the procedure.
DO NOT take VITAMINS A,C and/or E (or any other MULTI-VITAMINS) or excess of HERBS (especially ginko, Asian ginseng, etc.) for 10 days before the procedure).
STOP using MINOXIDIL (Rogaine) 7 days before the procedure.

DO arrange to have someone drive you to the office and pick you up or take a taxi, as pre-medication is often given prior to the procedure. You can also use our company car. Please ask for this service in advance. It is complimentary.

DO call the office to arrange hotel accommodation for the night of the procedure if you live out of the city. For the recovery period we have a villa available at nominal costs in Kasauli which is a nearby hill station. Many patients have stayed here earlier for 2-30 days. Let us know if you are interested. INR 2000 for the first night/ 1500 for subsequent night per room with Indian breakfast included. Drop and return pick up (one way distance 75 Kms) is included.

DO bring along a neck travel pillow of your size if your crown is going to be worked upon.
DO wash your hair well night before or the morning of the procedure.

DO shave your beard only one day before the procedure if we are harvesting beard grafts during the procedure. Do not shave on the same morning. It is essential to shave the previous day.
DO NOT have breakfast before the procedure. Only drink a glass of milk with sugar at 6 AM. We sall give you breakfast at 10 AM and lunch at 2 PM in the clinic during the short breaks. Do let us know if your attendant/relatives need to have lunch in the clinic. We will not charge them.

Your head hair must be at least one inch (1”) long prior to your procedure. This is required to assess the play of light and shadow to make a better plan for where to plant in higher density. Also a photographic record is required for future reference.
WHERE TO STAY?

Please read the advice on-

http://www.darlingbudsindia.com/medical-tourism

VISA COPY REQUIRED:
Indian laws require you to produce a copy of your visa when seeking treatment.

TRANSPORTATION:
If you are traveling from abroad your port of entry is Delhi or Chandigarh. Chandigarh is connected to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
It is best to take a 40 mins flight to Chandigarh. Flights depart for Chandigarh from 6.30 AM to 5.30 PM only.
In case you reach around midnight, the best course will be to avail of our pick up service- our driver will come from Chandigarh to receive you at the airport. He shall be carrying your name on a sheet of paper and will await you at the Exit point of the Arrivals lounge. In case of a problem in locating him, please call the office 9814531111 (24×7).
If you reach Chandigarh airport, we shall send the driver there too.

ON THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE
Please ask for our shuttle service which is complimentary.
DO wear a front open, button down shirt to avoid pulling anything getting in contact with the top of the head (a very loose collar is okay).
DO NOT wear any cologne or perfume. Ladies please remove nail polish before the procedure.
DO preferably bring along slip on shoes (without laces) since bending immediately after the procedure may cause some grafts to dislodge.

PLEASE NOTIFY THE CLINIC REGARDING ANY MEDICATIONS YOU MAY BE CURRENTLY TAKING.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE FOREGOING INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INCREASED BLEEDING. AS A RESULT, THE PROCEDURE MAY TAKE MUCH LONGER TO PERFORM AND YOU MAY EXPERIENCE SWELLING OF THE FOREHEAD FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE
A light headband-style wrap may be used. The following day, you must return to the clinic to have your wrap removed and/or your hair shampooed. You will receive post- operative instructions after the procedure. Please see-

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