Hip Replacements Restore Mobility and Relieve Pain - [13 November, 2007]
Hip replacement has increased dramatically with the ageing of the baby boom generation. Hip replacement is surgery only for people with severe hip failure. When you get a hip replacement, the surgeon removes damaged bone and cartage from your hip joint and replaces them with new, artificial parts. This procedure can relieve pain, help your hip work better, and improve your ability to walk and mov
The Popularity of Cosmetic Surgery - [13 November, 2007]
The University of California, Los Angeles scientists conducted a study about cosmetic surgery; they found that twenty three percent of men and 48 percent of women showed willingness towards cosmetic surgery, while another 23 percent women and 17 percent of men expressed “possible interest”.
Twenty one percent of women and 11 percent of men in the survey would describe themselv
Medical tourism is not a new trendy phenomenon. It has existed in one form or another for thousands of years.Greek pilgrims used to travel from all over the Mediterranean to the city of Epidauros, on the Saronic Gulf, to visit the Shrine of Asklepios.Today, there are hospitals comparable, or even superior to those in The United States, Canada, or the UK.
Individuals generally travel outside their homeland for medical procedures due to high costs of health care in their own country (United States).Lack of health insurance, long waiting lists (Britain, Canada, Sweden) are also popular reasons for medical tourism. Patients also choose to vacation and have their elective surgery performed in anonymity and enjoy a beautiful destination while saving money.It’s all about relative value.People are leaving their home countries to get comparable and sometimes superior care at a lower total cost.
When choosing a destination patients should consider Cost, Education, Experience, and References:
How much is the procedure going to cost?How much is airfare? How much is your hotel?What is the rate of conversion for currency?
Is the hospital accredited by an International agency?
“To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.”All evaluations of hospitals are unannounced so that hospitals do not have time to prepare.
Trent Accreditation Scheme (TAS) is a non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom.They also accredit hospitals and make sure that the quality of care is at its highest before they accredit a hospital.Trent surveys a large quantity of hospitals in Hong Kong.
Where were the doctors educated?What is that countries requirements to be a doctor?For example Brazil requires their doctors to go through an extensive 11 year program.
How much experience does your doctor have in performing a procedure?Hip resurfacing was just approved in the United States but has been in practice in India for years. Surgeons in India generally have more practical experience performing this surgery then in other countries like the United States.
Get references from your doctor or hospital.Ask them if there are any foreign patients who will give a reference for them.
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, MexicoandTurkeyare popular locations for cosmetic surgery.You can save money, take a vacation, and recuperate in a beautiful location of your choice to have your elective surgeries performed in anonymity.1 in 30 people in Argentina have had cosmetic surgery which is one of the highest ratios in the world.International celebrities have long been traveling to Brazil for cosmetic and other elective surgeries.
Mexico, India and Eastern European locations are great places to get affordable dental treatment.You can have state of the art dental treatment performed in Hungary, Ukraine, Belgium, Poland and Turkey for a fraction of the cost of that in Britain, Ireland or the United States.Fly to Cabo san Lucas, Mexicoto see a dentist and take a relaxing vacation with the money you saved by having the treatment performed in Mexico.