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“We, at Shalby Hospitals, strive to provide quality healthcare to the people across the globe by inventing, adapting and imbibing the world’s best technologies and innovations.”

Dr Vikram Shah (Chairman & MD, Shalby Hospitals)

Established in 1994, Shalby Hospitals in Ahmedabad, Gujarat is a multispeciality hospital chain that holds an aggregate bed capacity of over 2000. Incepted with one hospital having six beds in 1994, today, Shalby has 11 hospitals treating patients across 40 therapeutic categories. 

Shalby values every human life and works day & night towards curing the patient and meeting the expectations of every customer and stakeholder by continuously raising the standards of its service deliveries, every time.  

Over the years, Shalby has performed over 1,00,000 joint replacement surgeries and has therefore become one of the world’s highly acclaimed centres for joint replacement. 


Dr Vikram I. Shah, a doctor by profession, is the Chairman and Managing Director of the hospital. After acquiring professional qualifications – AO Basic from London (UK), F.A.O.A.A. from Switzerland and F.A. S. I.F from Germany, Dr Vikram returned to India to serve the best healthcare. His vision to serve the ailing in India led to the establishment of Shalby Hospitals. 

Dr Vikram is credited for popularising Total Knee Replacement (TKR), a practice that was considered one of the dreadful surgeries till the early 90s. His surgical process innovation “Zero Technique” reduces the surgery time from several hours to only 8 to 10 minutes and that too with extra advantages like minimal blood loss, minimal incision, reduced infection rate, and speedy recovery to enable patients to walk within few hours of the completion of the surgery. 


Every medical professional at the hospital follows the highest ethical values while treating every patient. Shalby’s centres of excellence cover many specialities:

  • Radiology and Imaging

Shalby’s Radiology Department consists of a large number of state-of-the-art equipment. The hospital also uses digital X-ray systems and Mammography Units. Three advanced equipment that the department uses are Flat Panel Siemens Cathlab, Multi-slice Spiral CT Scan, and Acuson Advanced Ultrasound Machine. 

  • Plastic Surgery

Shalby has acquired deep expertise in performing plastic surgeries and treats any deformities or deep wounds acquired due to general defects, critical illness, or injuries with plastic surgery. Services under plastic surgery include post-cancer reconstruction, repair of birth deformities, and corrective surgeries after injuries. 

  • Pulmonology and Chest

Under respiratory areas, the hospital offers specialised services in many respiratory areas like Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Lung Transplantation, Pulmonary Arterio-venous Malformations, Neuromuscular Diseases and Non-invasive ventilation, Critical Care Medicine, Industrial Medicine, Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Pulmonary Surfactant Abnormalities, Sleep Disorders, and many more to list. 

  • Knee Joint Replacement

Recognized as the Best Knee Replacement Centre in India, Shalby Hospital provides highly qualified knee replacement surgeons. At the hospital, every patient is treated under highly sterile conditions in ‘Class 100’ OTs while also maintaining the strictest infection control standards. The ‘Zero Technique’ through which the Knee Placement surgery takes place is painless, causes less infection & side effects, and is performed by a committed team of Physiotherapists. 

Other centres of excellence include Paediatrics and Neonatology, Maxillofacial Surgery, Endoscopy and Laparoscopy, Dental Cosmetic and Implantology, Gastroenterology, Hair Transplant, Uro Surgery, Piles Surgery, Arthroplasty/TKR & Hip Replacement, Orthopaedic Oncology, Teeth Whitening, and many more to list. 


Quality in healthcare directly impacts the livelihood of a patient. Therefore, continual improvement in the quality healthcare delivery system is quite significant. The hospital focuses to improve the quality of patient care by following 3 main practices:

  • Continual monitoring and evaluating the treatment 
  • Evaluating the hospital’s performances against industry standards 
  • Emphasising disease prevention as early detection saves lives and money



The mission of the hospital is to leverage global leadership in joint replacement to establish multi-speciality care across different geographies. The vision statement of the hospital reads, “Exceeding expectation from health.”


Shalby Hospital has received many awards and accolades so far. Some of the highly prestigious ones are: 

  • “Best Medical Tourism Center in Gujarat Award” in 2022
  • “Patient Friendly Hospital Award” at AHPI Awards 2022
  • “Best Hospital – Orthopedic – National” and “Best Home Healthcare Company – National” awards at ‘The Economic Times Healthcare Awards 2021’
  • “The Best Hospital for Patient Care (West) Award by ET Healthworld 2020 

Since the inception of Shalby Hospitals, it is relentlessly striving to provide top-notch healthcare services to people across the globe. “Shalby Hospitals today enjoys a place of pride in the Medical Tourism map of India and continues the mission of providing comprehensive health solutions,” says Dr Vikram with pride. 


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