A doctor by profession (M.S.Orthopedics) and a Visionary Entrepreneur, Dr. Vikram I. Shah is the founder Chairman & Managing Director of Shalby Hospitals, headquartered at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Having acquired professional qualifications – A O Basic from London (UK), F.A.O.A.A. from Switzerland and F.A. S. I.F from Germany, this son of the soil returned to motherland in 1993 for serving expert healthcare to his countrymen. His passion for the profession and the urge to serve the ailing in home country, prompted him to establish a 6 bed hospital in native town Ahmedabad in1994. Since then there was no looking back. Till early 90’s Total Knee Replacement (TKR) was one of the most dreaded surgeries, globally. Dr. Vikram Shah is known for popularising Total Knee Replacement (TKR) through his surgical process innovation “ZERO TECHNIQUE” which reduces surgery time from hours to 8 to 10 minutes with added advantages of minimal incision, minimal blood loss, reduced infection rate and speedy recovery which enables patients to start walking within few hours after a Total Knee Replacement surgery.
An independent thinker, Dr. Vikram Shah’s vision of making available expert and comprehensive healthcare to the populace of tier-II and Tier-III cities of the country and across the world has culminated into the establishment of 11 multispecialty hospitals, spread across Western and Central India with a total hospital bed capacity exceeding 2000, currently. In a span of 24 years, Shalby Hospitals, under the vision of Dr. Vikram I. Shah has grown to become one of the fastest growing Multi-specialty tertiary hospitals chain in this part of the world & Leader in Joint Replacement Surgeries across the globe.
Dr. Shah’s mission is to “Preserve and Sustain Quality Human Life by bettering the Healthcare Services in India”
That was the aim with which the Shalby Journey started in 1994. Even after two decades the mantra has in no way changed. In fact its intensity has increased with changing times and increasing challenges.
Patient satisfaction is the first and foremost thought in the Shalby way of work.
Each day Dr. Vikram Shah and his team of surgeons and senior management staff meet patients and monitor recovery and patient satisfaction levels with hospital services and try to continuously improve.
Right from the time Dr Vikram Shah was operating from the first 30 bed hospital in 1994, he has been treating overseas patients. In the beginning patients came to him for TKR as a result of word of mouth testimonials. Ladies from England, Scotland and Wales visited Shalby Hospital for knee replacement as long back as 1997.
Later with the advent of internet more and more people found Shalby on the web and came to Ahmedabad for their TKR surgeries.
When Shalby became a multi speciality hospital in 2007, overseas patients who had come for TKR shared their happy memories about Shalby and suggested to friends and relatives to go to Shalby Hospitals for any type of treatment.
Today a whole wing of Shalby Hospital is dedicated to patients outside India for all types of treatments. Patients visit Shalby Hospitals from African, European and American Countries for treatments ranging from Heart Surgery, Spine Surgery, Dental Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Cancer Surgery and so on. Thousands of patients have been treated in all branches of Shalby Hospitals
Dr. Vikram Shah is one of the top 10 joint replacement surgeon in India. He is known for being the best hip replacement surgeon in Ahmedabad India. Dr. Vikram Shah is also the top knee replacement surgeon in India and runs a chain of hospitals in many cities including Ahmedabad, Surat, Jabalpur etc. Dr Shah developed the "zero" technique for joint replacement and hence has listen himself under the best Orthopedic surgeons for joint replacement in India.
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