Caregiver Blog, News Feeds, Video Feeds, Useful Links

Monday, March 10, 2008

Uninsured? WorldMedAssist.com, Healthbase.com, and MedRetreat.com Provide Medical Tourism Info

Board certified physicians trained in the United States are available overseas at a fraction of U.S. prices at places such as Anadola Medical Center, India. Anadola is associated with Johns Hopkins (voted best hospital in the United States by U.S. News and World Report for the past 16 years.) At JointCommissionInternational.org you can read about international accreditation for hospitals outside the U.S. In the United States surgery for a heart valve is estimated at $100,000 at the WorldMedAssist.com website, but abroad it's estimated at only $12,000. A spinal surgery for total disk replacement in the U.S. is listed at $120,000 but overseas at $12,000.

At the many websites for medical tourism you can get information about the hospitals, procedures, prices, process of traveling for medical care, accreditations, and passport information. You can go to WorldMedAssist.com, healthbase.com, medretreat.com, or one of the other sites listed when you search for medical tourism to learn more.

The differences in prices between the U.S. and other countries are available. I found the following figures at WorldMedAssist.com.


knee replacement - U.S. $35,000, outside U.S. $7,000
hip replacement, $60,000, $7,000
rotator cuff surgery $35,000 $5,000
heart bypass $80,000 $8,500
angioplasty $60,000 $8,500
spine fusion $100,000 $7,000

Medical tourism hospitals often have large private rooms to accommodate the patient and a traveling companion. After surgery the patient has a longer period of time available to recover in the hospital and can stay in a nearby international level hotel for follow up and physical therapy before returning home.

8 comments:

Andy said...

Medical Tourism - Best value Immediate Private Surgery at
World class USA accredited Indian hospital. Ask for a free no obligation second opinion from our top doctors
visit http://www.wockhardthospitals.net

Andy said...

Joint Replacement Surgery Hip, Knee, Shoulder,
at top Us Accredited Indian Hospital. World class service and
at one tenth the cost of USA Private hospitals
Ask for a free second opinion
visit http://www.wockhardthospitals.net/general/joints_replace.asp

Andy said...

Low Cost Hip Replacement, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
at top USA Accredited Indian Hospital by world's leading resurfacing surgeon
Ask for a free second opinion
visit http://www.wockhardthospitals.net/hip-resurfacing.asp

Andy said...

Minimal Invasive Spine surgery, Disk Replacement at
top USA Accredited Indian Hospital. World class service and
at one tenth the cost of US Private hospitals
Ask for a free second opinion
visit http://www.wockhardthospitals.net/general/minimal_jumppg.asp

Anonymous said...

Healthbase.com helped many Americans and Canadians for low cost high quality health care abroad. Checkout their website http://www.healthbase.com/ for free quote and patient testimonial videos.

Healthbase said...

Healthbase.com helped many Americans and Canadians for low cost high quality health care abroad. Checkout their website http://www.healthbase.com/ for free quote and patient testimonial videos.

Robbie said...

Huge savings are certainly a lure to travel for medical care, but so too is the quality of medical care and state of the art facilities. Accreditation is very important. So too is having a Medical tourism
facilitator like WorldMed Assist to help get you through what can be a daunting process of finding the right destination, the best hospital, the most skilled surgeon. Another reason people travel for medical care is they need a procedure where surgeons abroad are more experienced, like Hip Resurfacing which was approved in the U.S. only in 2006.

Vishaldeep said...

Medical tourism is not a new phenomenon. Like mentioned above, different countries have been specialising in different medical fields for many years and uninsured patients have been taking this route for many years now. For some medical tourists, combining a vacation with the medical procedure is the attraction. For most, though, vacationing and leisure tourism is secondary. Patients doing research can check out www.medicaltourismco.com for more information in medical tourism and the offers available.