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Stephane S - Healthbase spine surgery patient testimonial - Spine surgery in Costa Rica


Stephane S is a spine patient from Canada. He underwent spinal surgery coordinated by Healthbase at Clinica Biblica Hospital, San Jose, Costa Rica. Stephane lives with his family in Drummondville, Quebec (QC), Canada.

Letter from Stephane`s Brother:
The purpose of this e-mail is to thank you very kindly for everything you have done for Stephane and my family.

Even though we (in Canada) are supposed to have one of the best public ("free") heathcare program in the World, I can confirm that our system totally sucks!! In order to get taken care of we have to wait months and years or go abroad to get med attention within a reasonable time... It is very sad...

Although recovering, Stephane is feeling much better. Dr. Brenes who performed the surgery is a very kind and honest individual and I am very confident that Stephane will get better in a near future. Again, thank you very much for what you have done for us. You can count on me to praise or promote your services!!


Robert O - Healthbase spinal surgery patient testimonial - Spine fusion in Mexico


Healthbase arranged Robert`s affordable medical travel trip to Christus Muguerza Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico for spinal fusion surgery. Robert is from Barrie, Ontario (ON), Canada, where the government runs the health care system (NHS or National Health Service) and waiting times for surgery can be long and excruciatingly painful.

Robert`s spine fusion surgery patient experience
I live in Canada and the surery was schedued to take place in at least one year. My experience with the surgeon has been very positive. The care in Mexico was above standard of those in Canada. The Physicians, staff, and equipment used were first rate. My physician was a skilled surgeon, who demonstrated compassion, and a `spirituality`, seldom seen in Canadian physicians. I was treated with respect and dignity. The care and professional attention was superior to that given in Canada.

I had reservations about this, but the pain and my wanting to return to my former life made me proceed. There was no need for worry, I was treated with respect and everyone was my friend during my time in Mexico.


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