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Susan W - Colorado - Knee Replacement

As an American without health insurance my options for a knee replacement here at home were not available. I`ve heard of medical tourism and began doing some research on line for options outside of my country. I came upon the Healthbase web site and was quite impressed with all of the comprehensive information and options available. I submitted my phone number and received a call from Moe. I was instantly put in a state of ease speaking with him. There was no pressure to act, he was warm, friendly and there to help and guide me. He wanted my medical history of injuries and any x-rays and MRI`s of my damaged knee. He also was clear that total knee replacement was a last resort and perhaps a less invasive procedure would be indicated. I sent Healthbase my info and within a few weeks I heard back with the diagnosis that a TKR would be necesary in my case.
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We spoke about different places to receive surgery. Mexico has a highly recommended surgeon just across the border, but the cost was $13,000. Thailand offered TKR for $9,000, but in India Moe highly recommended Dr. Sanjay Pai and the cost there was $7,000. Price was definitely a factor but more important was finding a first rate hospital renouned for joint replacement. Going on line I read Dr. Sanjay Pai`s bio and his 20 plus years of experience. I felt confident in my choice for this critical surgery. My sister Ruth volunteered to travel with me. Moe guided us through the process of procurring our Indian visa`s, plane tickets, and reservation for a weeks stay at the Woodrose Health Club and Hotel following the week I would spend in Wockhardt Hospital. I don`t believe I would have gone through with this were it not for Moe`s action as intermediary. He was excellent every step of the way.

When we arrived in India, Suhas who is the Director of Public Relations for Wockhardt Hosptal was there to take us from the airport to the hospital. Without traffic jams, (which is rarely the case,) the drive is a full hour. We were taken to our comfortable and roomy hospital room which included two beds, a desk with computer, table and two chairs.

The entire medical trip was organized and functional. And the hospital cost for everything including, transportation, preliminary x-rays, MRI`s on both of my knees, TKR on one knee, ICU, 6 days in my own room with a whole team of Doctors checking on my daily progress, three meals a day for both myself and my sister Ruth, excellent nursing care, medication for the week in the hospital as well as the week at Woodrose, a week of Physical Therapy, ( the second week of PT as an out patient was not included) and a very usable and necesary cane which I brought home, was the unbelievably reasonable cost of $7000. I`m very grateful to Healthbase for arranging this medical journey and the entire team at Wockhardt Hospital for their excellent care.

-- Susan W
 
 

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Healthbase, an award-winning* medical tourism facilitator in USA, is the trusted source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities worldwide. We arrange a variety of medical tourism services from basic consultations to full service treatment abroad. We help you to take care of all your medical tourism details from arranging the surgery and financing options to visas, travel, lodging and tourism.

Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-funded businesses, insurance carriers, benefit consultants, insurance agents, and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. Our state-of-the-art, easy to use, information rich web-based system makes it easy to coordinate international medical care including necessary travel and accommodation for patients and their companions, all at one place.

The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase arranges first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, USA and is expanding to Canada, UK, Jordan,Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

We offer over two hundred medical, dental and cosmetic procedures in various categories: Orthopedic procedures such as hip replacement, Birmingham hip resurfacing, artificial knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee surgery; Cardiac and Vascular procedures like heart bypass (multiple coronary artery bypass graft or CABG), aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve repair, heat valve replacement, angioplasty, RF Ablation; Spinal procedures such as spine fusion, laminectomy, disc replacement; Weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve; Eye procedures like LASIK; Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction; Dental procedures such as orthognathic surgery, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns; dental veneers; and hundreds of other procedures in the departments of Urology, General surgery, Wellness and many more. The savings are up to 80% of typical US hospital prices.

Medical Tourism, also termed as Medical Travel, Health Travel, Health Tourism, Global Healthcare, Medical Vacation, Medical Value Travel, Medical Treatment Abroad, International Medical, Surgical Tourism, Surgery Abroad, Surgical Trip, Healthcare Abroad, Medical Outsourcing, offshore Medical and Overseas Medical, is the act of traveling abroad to receive medical, dental and cosmetic care. Significantly lower cost for best practice care is usually the primary motivation behind medical tourism although some medical tourists go abroad for immediate availability of procedures and to seek treatments that are not available in their home country. Patients frequently also take advantage of the opportunity to vacation and tour inexpensively in the foreign country while they are visiting for health care. Signup to know more about medical or dental tourism.

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