Testimonials for Orthopedic Surgeries Abroad
Here is what some of our orthopedics patients had to say about WorldMed Assist, experts in medical tourism:
Jerry Mead, Pekin, IN
Bilateral Hip Replacement India at Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital
Are you kidding?
That was the common response to my plan to have both my hips replaced in India.
By the end of 2007, it was very apparent that I need a bilateral hip replacement to resolve my two-year onset of osteoarthritis.
My career in carpentry was over, and all attempts at financing for the surgery in the States were without success.
I was quoted a price for hip replacement at $30,000 per hip, and that’s just the surgeon’s fee.
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Larry Hoffman, Butte, MT
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing by Dr. Bose
Postponing my hip surgery was no longer possible.
For months I had masked the pain with pain relievers in order to keep working.
In researching hip replacement surgery, I learned about a newer and better procedure, hip resurfacing.
I tried to find a doctor close to home, but couldn’t find one with enough experience to give me confidence.
I went on the internet, did a lot of research, and kept coming across recommendations for Dr. Bose at Apollo Hospital in Chennai, India.
I started making arrangements to go there with another medical tourism company, but then switched to WorldMed Assist after finding out the first one was not upfront and honest with me about charges. I chose WorldMed Assist after a thumbs up from several of their patients.
Janet from WorldMed Assist is a registered nurse and was great- she made everything very easy.
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Steve Berg, Pioneertown, CA
Hip Resurfacing in India
Last October, I went to my chiropractor for an alignment to alleviate hip pain that caused me to pop 12 ibuprofens a day.
But through x-rays, my chiropractor learned I had severe arthritis, which required surgery, not an adjustment.
An orthopedic surgeon agreed, but I then learned a hip replacement would cost about $60,000.
I didn’t have insurance, and I sure didn’t have $60,000 stowed away.
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Bilateral Knee Replacement, Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, India
Arthritis started attacking my joints about seven years ago, and by 2007, I needed pins installed in my ankle to alleviate the pain. I’d been intrigued by a 60 Minutes show on medical tourism, so I started my internet search and came upon WorldMed Assist.
I considered becoming a medical tourist then, but because I was allergic to many metals and would need titanium pins, I decided to stay close to home in case I needed to have the pins removed.
I gave it a year to be sure there was no reaction, and then connected back up with WorldMed Assist to arrange to have both my knees replaced with implants made of 100% titanium.
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Maurice Moreau, New Orleans, LA:
Hip Resurfacing in Belgium
With my newly resurfaced hip, I no longer have bone rubbing on bone. I’m pain free, the headaches are gone, and I’m no longer limping. Thank you, Wouter, for staying in constant touch with my wife and me before, during and after the surgery, and for finding Dr. De Smet in Belgium. A fellow-patient told me he was the best in the world, and I believe it! I want you to come to New Orleans for dinner to celebrate!
Robert Lupo, Santa Rosa, CA
Hip Surgery in India
I was in the middle of a construction job when my hip finally said, “No more!”
I couldn’t get up the stairs.
I told the guy I was working for I’d have to give up- he could wait for me to have hip surgery, or he’d have to find someone else to finish the job.
I’d already had x-rays and knew I couldn’t afford the $60,000 I’d been quoted by my doctor.
I checked out other hospitals throughout California, but couldn’t get anything close to what I could afford.
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Susan Cook, Pocatello, ID
Hip Surgery India
I would just like to say to anyone considering this type surgery ….DON’T HESITATE! We had major concerns and were very apprehensive about leaving our country for this procedure. I don’t think that I felt totally at ease until we actually arrived at the hospital and met with Dr. Bose and his staff. From the moment we arrived we received unrivaled personal loving and tender care unlike anything ever experienced in our own country!
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Tariq Matin, Potomac, MD
Hip replacement surgery
My sister and I went to India for an evaluation after hip replacement surgery back home had not resulted in the right outcome. She simply was not receiving the care she needed and we were
not getting clear answers. We wanted a second opinion from a quality institution at a price we could afford. An evaluation in the US would have cost $20,000. We searched for alternatives and found WorldMed Assist, who helped us put the entire trip to India together. Once we had decided, we were in a hurry, but WorldMed Assist put our entire trip together in less than a week. When we got to India, we received a
very thorough two day long evaluation. The outcome was that my sister did not require any surgery at all. She was given detailed recovery advice instead. This was the best outcome possible, not to mention it cost approximately one thousand dollars and everything was taken care of
by WorldMed Assist. Thanks to WorldMed Assist we now know where to turn in the future should we need it. Thank you.
Curt Caprine, Orange, CA
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Abroad
My right hip suffered two sport related injuries between ten and fifteen years ago and about four years ago I started to feel pain and stiffness whenever I did anything physical which progressed to the point where I could not do anything without considerable pain. This was greatly affecting my work as well as my personal life.
Due to unforeseeable circumstances I did not have medical insurance and after consulting an Orthopedic Surgeon I was told that I had Arthritis in my hip and the only option was to replace it.
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Roberta McLaughlin, Yuma, ZA
Total Hip Replacement Surgery Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, India
I wish everything in my body felt as good as my new hip from India!
It’s like a miracle.
The pain had gotten so bad that I was completely housebound and really miserable for a year.
I took pain medication, and then started anti-depressants because I could do nothing but sit home.
I was a total zombie.
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Bill Lutjens, McKinleyville, CA
Rotator Cuff Repair Hospital Angeles, Mexico
I fell off of my bicycle onto an outstretched arm and after two weeks of not being able to raise my arm above my shoulder. I went to my family practitioner who sent me to a therapist. The therapist didn’t improve the situation, and the doctor sent me for an
MRI. The doctor being a family practitioner couldn’t decipher the report from the MRI and was going to sent me to an orthopedic consultant.
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Teresa Wenke, Los Angeles, California
Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Belgium
I found WorldMed Assist when the pain in my hips had gotten so bad that I was unable to walk. I am a Pilates instructor and had an old injury that I had been dealing with for the past fifteen years.
The first call I had made to WorldMed Assist put me right at ease. I knew that I had found a company that would help me address the problem and find solution.
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