What time is Dr. Khemka available?

Dr. Khemka is available at his clinic from Monday t0 Friday – 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Appointments can be made by contacting us or simply walking in :-

Address :-

Hinduja Healthcare Surgical (Khar)

Marvella OPD Building, 11th Road, Khar West

Mumbai – 400052, Maharashtra, INDIA

Contact No – +91-8454843839 / +91-22-245108989 / +91-22-61548989

E-Mail – appointment@dradityakhemka.com

Road directions to Hinduja Healthcare Surgical (HHS) IPD  &  Marvella OPD :-

1.  From S. V. Road, Khar (West)

If you are driving towards from Bandra towards Khar, at the major traffic signal / junction after Bandra Talao (lake), there will be four (04) roads – extreme left towards Pali Hill, diagonal left towards Linking Road, diagonal right towards S. V. Road, and extreme right towards Bandra station.

Take the S. V. Road (diagonal right) and keep going straight till you reach another major traffic signal – you will find Rajasthan Hotel and Oh! Calcutta on your right, and Dr. Batra’s Clinic and a little Traffic Police Chowky on your left.

Enter this lane on your left (starting at Dr. Batra’s Clinic)* — keep going straight — on your right, you will pass The Oriental Residency — after that, there will be a lane, ignore it and go straight – the next lane junction is Parmanand Bhandar Chowk – enter this lane on your right – a few buildings later, you will find HHS (IPD / Hospital on your left) and MARVELLA (OPD) on your right.

If you are approaching from Khar Road Station, then come out on the Western side exit, and turn left – you will find Vrindavan and Raaj Bhog on your left – keep following the road, ignore the first right turn, and take the next right curve, which leads out towards the main S. V. Road junction traffic signal – cross the road and enter the left side lane straight ahead (starting at Dr. Batra’s Clinic), and follow the same route, as mentioned above*.

2. From Linking Road, Bandra (West)

If you are coming from Linking Road, keep going straight – on your right, you will pass R. D. National College, and later on your left, the Raheja Constructions corporate office, and further up is a major traffic signal junction, with Citywalk shoe store on the left, and Khar Telephone Exchange on the right – at that junction, turn right into the lane leading to Khar Telephone Exchange (which will again show up on your right, once you are inside the lane) – from there, the second lane on the left side leads to HHS (IPD / Hospital, on your left) and MARVELLA (OPD, on your right.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your appointment please remember to bring the following:

  • Copies of previous operation records, medical records, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans
  • If you have seen a physiotherapist please bring a progress letter from the therapist
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere please bring a copy of your operation report and discharge summary

How long does the appointment take?

Appointment times vary according to the type and complexity of your condition. The first visit will usually take longer than follow-up visits. We value your time so we make every effort to be punctual. However, sometimes we may have to deal with trauma emergencies that cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise in advance if we keep you waiting.

What can I expect from my first visit?

Dr. Aditya Khemka will ask you a series of questions about your condition as well as your general health, activities and lifestyle. You will need to bring any and all your previous investigations such as x-rays and scans for Dr. Khemka to review. He may refer you for further diagnostic tests. Once you return with the test results he will discuss the diagnosis and the appropriate treatment with you. He will explain the details the specific procedures you might need as well as the risks and alternative treatment options.

Do I need to have private health insurance?

No, you can choose to come to the clinic and have your surgery as a self-funded patient. This still allows you to choose the location and timing of your surgery but will result in a higher out of pocket expense than if you were in a health fund.

Will my insurance cover all my treatments and surgeries ?

Health insurance will cover the hospital stay and a large percentage, if not all of the surgery but unfortunately not all heath funds will cover the entire cost of treatment. Some items necessary for your treatment may not be paid for by some health funds. This will vary from company to company and policy to policy. Please check with our staff at the hospital and your fund prior to commencing your treatment.

Do I need to have X-Rays before I see you ?

No, if you haven’t already had any scans done we have an x-ray facility within our practice.

Will physiotherapy be required after surgery?

Major surgery on a joint usually will need physiotherapy afterwards in order to get full range of motion, strength and flexibility back in the joint following surgery. This process may take few months. We have physiotherapy clinics within all our of practice sites. However, if you prefer a particular physiotherapist Dr. Aditya Khemka would be happy to refer you to the practice you chose.

What is arthritis?

The word arthritis literally means “joint inflammation.” Arthritis refers to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases and other conditions that cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that damages the lining surrounding our joints while also destroying our bones, tissue, and joints over time.
Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that slowly damages the cartilage surrounding the ends of bones and is common in the hip, knee, and spine.

What is bursitis?

Bursitis is an inflammation or irritation of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac located around joints. Bursitis causes a reduction in or a loss of motion at the affected joint. Bursitis typically occurs in the heel, hip, knee, shoulder and thumb.

What is cartilage?

Cartilage is a soft, rubbery, gel-like coating on the ends of bones, where they articulate, that protects joints and facilitates movement.

What is a ligament?

A ligament is an elastic band of tissue that connects bone to bone and provides stability to the joint.

What is a tendon?

A tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone.

What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis, medically spelled tendinitis, is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon. Chronic strain, overuse or misuse of a tendon leading to a repetitive stress injury, or a serious acute injury can lead to a weakness, tear, or swelling of the tendon tissue, resulting in pain and stiffness near the tendon. Tendonitis usually occurs in the elbow, hip, shoulder, knee and ankle but can occur in any tendon.

Do I use ice on my injury? Do I use heat on my injury?

The general rule of thumb is to use ice in the acute stage of an injury (within the first 24 – 48 hours) or whenever swelling is showing. Ice helps to reduce inflammation and swelling by decreasing blood flow to the area that is injured. The general guideline is to apply ice indirectly (not directly on the skin) for 20 minutes, remove the ice for at least 20 minutes, and repeat as necessary.
Heat is used to increase blood flow, which helps promote pain relief after inflammation and swelling subside. Heat is also used to assist in warming muscles up prior to exercise, any physical activity, or physical therapy.

What is arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a surgical procedure that is commonly performed to diagnose and treat problems within the joint. By using high-tech cameras, the orthopedic surgeon inserts a small instrument, called an arthroscope, into the joint.
The arthroscope contains a fiber optic light source and small television camera that allow the surgeon to view the joint on a television monitor and diagnose the problem, determine the extent of injury, and make any necessary repairs.

What is a bone density scan?

A bone density test is used to diagnosis osteoporosis, which is a disease that causes weakening of the bones that can ultimately results in fractures. In the past, osteoporosis could only be detected after a person’s bone broke. However, by using a bone density test, it is possible to know one’s individual risk of breaking bones before one breaks.
A bone density test uses X-rays to measure the amount of calcium and other bone mineral packed into the segment of bone. Common areas that are tested using a bone density scan include the spine, hip, and forearm.

What is a cortisone injection?

Corticosteroids, more commonly referred to as, cortisone, is a steroid that is produced in the body naturally. Synthetically produced can also be injected into soft tissues and joints to help decrease inflammation.
While cortisone is not a pain reliever, pain may diminish as a result of reduced inflammation. In orthopedics, cortisone injections are commonly used as a treatment for chronic conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), and arthritis to reduce swelling, pain, and joint stiffness.

What is a CT scan?

A computed tomography (CT) scan, also known as CAT scan, produces images that are similar in detail and in quality to an MRI. However, the CT scan takes a 360-degree picture of internal organs and the spine and vertebrae. CT scans provide cross-sectional views of the body and provide clearer imaging than an MRI.

What is an epidural?

An epidural is a steroid injection used to help decrease the inflammation of spinal nerves to help relieve pain in the neck, back, arms, and legs from conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and radiculopathy. Cortisone is injected directly into the spinal canal, and some patients only need one injection to relieve pain. However, it normally requires two or three injections to provide significant pain relief.

What is internal fixation?

Internal fixation is a treatment to hold pieces of a broken bone in the correct position with metal plates, pins, or screws while the bone is healing.

What is joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to replace an arthritic or damaged joint with a new, artificial joint, called a prosthesis. Joint replacements can be performed on every joint in the body, but most commonly performed in the knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow.
Joints contain cartilage, a soft, rubbery gel-like coating on the ends of bones, where they articulate, that protects joints and facilitates movement and over time, or if the joint has been injured, the cartilage wears away and the bones of the joint start rubbing together. As the bones rub together, bone spurs may form, and the joint becomes stiff and painful.

Most people have joint replacement surgery when they can no longer control the pain with medication and other treatments and the pain is significantly interfering with their lives.

What is an MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging, commonly referred to as a MRI, is an advanced technology that uses magnetic fields and radio waves (like microwaves and the AM and FM bands on your radio) to visualize the inner workings of the body.
The pictures produced by MRI help the radiologist clearly and accurately detect and define the differences between healthy and diseased tissues, especially in the soft tissues. It can reveal many health problems at their earliest, most treatable stages.

What are NSAIDs?

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are non-prescription, over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium. They are popular treatments for muscular aches and pains as well as arthritis and help in reducing swelling, pain, and joint stiffness.

What is an X-ray?

An X-ray is a procedure performed that uses a safe form of radiation to provide a two- dimensional picture of your body to use as a screening tool to evaluate for causes of many common disorders, such as bone breaks, joint and spine injuries or conditions, and arthritis or osteoporosis.