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The Best Places to Get Hip Replacement Surgery Abroad

Has your doctor advised you to get hip replacement surgery – or do you suspect that it’s going to be a discussion point sooner rather than later? If so, then be assured that you are NOT alone!

As reported by WebMD, osteoarthritis on the rise – and that means that the number of hip replacement surgeries is also increasing. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) further notes that it is not just senior citizens who are driving this trend. While hip replacement surgeries for people aged 75 and older increased 92 percent between 2000-2010, it increased a staggering 205 percent for people aged 45-54.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/27/2017 12:04 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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3 Reasons Why Medical Tourism is a Safe Alternative to Surgery in the U.S.

When 58-year old extreme mountain biker and skier Patrick Follett learned that decades of punishing his body meant that he needed total hip replacement surgery, he did what a growing number of Americans are doing: instead of getting surgery at his local hospital, he booked a medical tourism trip to Mexico, got the treatment he needed, and saved a tidy $10,000.

A year later, Follett was back to his old habits: skiing nearly 150 days in the season and racking up nearly 350 miles on his mountain bike. “I feel better than I've felt in 15 years," he said in an interview with Men’s Journal.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/26/2017 2:32 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Top 3 Things Your Healthcare Provider May Not be Telling You About Surgery Abroad

According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), across the US approximately 51.4 million inpatient surgeries are performed each year. And Reuters reports that the number of outpatient surgeries is pegged at about 57 million annually. Add it up, and the grand total is a staggering 108.4 million surgeries each year. For a country with a population of about 319 million, the sheer magnitude of surgical treatments is hard to comprehend. 

However, despite the enormous number of surgeries that take place in hospitals across the country, the fact is that many healthcare providers are NOT providing patients with a complete, accurate picture of their options – especially when it comes to having surgery abroad

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/26/2017 1:11 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How to Obtain a Medical Travel Visa for Your Treatment Abroad

Across the country, millions of Americans head abroad each year in order to get a variety of dental and medical treatments, procedures, surgeries, tests and scans.

And while saving tens of thousands of dollars is typically the prime reason that people head to the airport instead of their local clinic or hospital, there are other significant advantages as well, including: 

  • No waiting list
  • The opportunity to easily afford extra days/weeks in a rehabilitation facility if desired
  • The chance to enjoy what is essentially a free vacation

However, before you book your medical tourism trip, it’s essential that you have your travel documents in order – and the two most important are your passport and, if required, a medical travel visa.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/26/2017 1:00 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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The Dramatic Cost Savings of Hip Replacement Abroad

As noted by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2.5 million Americans are living with an artificial hip. However, if you think that all of these people are having hip replacement surgery performed in their home city, state or even somewhere else in the US – think again!

That’s because a growing number of people each year are opting to head abroad to Mexico, Costa Rica, Singapore, India, Belgium, and many other countries to get hip replacement surgery. In fact, according to the AARP, 7 percent of all medical tourists from the US are booking orthopedic surgeries such as hip and knee replacements – and the number is climbing each year.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/26/2017 12:43 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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What Are My Physical Therapy Options After Hip Replacement Surgery Abroad?

After getting hip replacement surgery abroad, naturally your focus will turn towards a safe and full recovery. This process will involve regular consultation with your doctor, as well as physical therapy sessions that may take place in your home and/or a nearby facility, based on what is best for your specific care and convalesce needs.

While every patient is unique, here is generally what you can with expect in terms of recovery options after getting hip replacement surgery abroad:

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/26/2017 11:16 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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3 Myths About Hip Replacement Surgery Abroad

Considering medical tourism? You’re certainly not alone! According to Health.com, across the country an estimated 6 million Americans head abroad for hip surgeries, scans, tests, dental care, and the list goes on.

What’s more, if you think that medical tourism is a “fringe” industry – then think again! As highlighted by Patients Beyond Borders, the size of the medical tourism market in the US alone is between 38.5 – 55 billion each year. And when other countries like Canada, Australia, Holland, France and England are added to the mix, the number skyrockets to well over 100 billion. 

These categorically aren’t “fringe” numbers, and medical tourism is an established alternative that has been around for centuries (though more popular recently thanks to the information-sharing power of the Internet, which is being demonstrated right now as you read this article!). 

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/26/2017 11:05 AM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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What to Look for in a Support Group After Your Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

Each year, millions of Americans – and tens of millions of people in other countries such as Canada, the U.K., Australia, Germany and the list goes on – take advantage of weight loss surgery abroad. Indeed, there are so many Americans at facilities in Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, etc., that patients can wonder if they’ve simply crossed a state line or an international border!

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/24/2017 8:17 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Why Your Local Doctor Should be Involved with Your Surgery Abroad

While there are many factors that will contribute to your successful surgery abroad, among the most important is involving your local doctor.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/24/2017 6:58 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How a Travel Companion Helps with Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

As you consider or prepare for weight loss surgery abroad, one of the questions you’re likely asking is: How can I make the experience easier and more comfortable? 

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/21/2017 4:29 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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How to Get Long Term Results After Your Bariatric Surgery Overseas

As with any major medical procedure, bariatric surgery requires follow-up care and monitoring to ensure that results are successfully maintained for the long-term.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/21/2017 4:06 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Comparing Surgery In the United States vs. Surgery Abroad

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year an estimated 750,000 U.S. residents head for surgery abroad for treatments such as bariatric surgery (i.e. weight loss surgery), cosmetic surgery, IVF, dental surgery heart surgery, and the list goes on.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/21/2017 3:37 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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Addressing Flying Concerns When Traveling Abroad For Surgery

Each year, a growing number of people across the country are discovering the benefits of traveling abroad for surgery, which include: dramatic cost savings (usually between 30 and 80 percent), no lengthy waiting list, and access to world-class quality surgeons and physicians - many of whom earned their MD in the U.S. and are widely respected throughout and beyond the global medical community.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/21/2017 3:31 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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5 Things to Do If Your Insurance Policy Won't Cover Your Surgery

It’s the nightmare scenario that hundreds of millions of people dread: discovering your insurance policy won't cover your surgery.

Category: Medical Tourism Info  7/21/2017 3:27 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017 --

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