Ever wonder what types of procedures people travel abroad for? Medical travelers choose to travel outside the U.S. for medical care for a variety of reasons including price, expertise, and availability of advanced techniques not yet available in the U.S. Below is a glimpse of the most popular types of procedures. For more information, contact a medical Case Manager toll free at 866-978-2573.
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Weight Loss Surgery
Did you know that LAP-BAND® was approved in Mexico several years before the U.S.? There are Mexican surgeons who have performed literally thousands of these surgeries. Before deciding on a surgeon, ask them how many similar surgeries they've performed-in general, the more, the better. Mexico is also the first location offering the new Green Zone Precision Restriction Technology, providing quicker, more efficient weight loss with fewer fills. http://sitelet.nuehealth.com/faq_gastric-sleeve-plication/#.UTcEQ0rc5Y5.email
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell therapy is not medicine of the f*ture—it’ available NOW. You just have to travel for it. Stem Cell therapy using adult atologous stem cells is available as close as Mexico and as far as China and can be used to treat COPD, congestive heart failure, macular degeneration, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and more.http://pdf.nuehealth.com/stem-cell-questions-for-providers/
The Liberation Method for Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
In 2008, Italian surgeon, Dr. Paolo Zamboni, achieved international renown when he identified the presence of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) syndrome to be a reliable indicator in the development of multiple sclerosis. His work suggests that treating CCSVI has the potential of slowing down or reversing the many symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. The treatment, called the Liberation Method, is a simple venoplasty procedure which unblocks restricted blood flow from the brain. Medical travel spiked in 2010 as Canadian and American patients headed abroad for the procedure, which was slow to gain government approval in their home countries. Call Nuehealth at 866-978-2573.
Mommy Makeover Cosmetic Surgery
Though there are plenty of cosmetic surgeons in the U.S., in most cases, only the well-to-do can afford it. Latin America offers many affordable options in hospital and med spa environments for regular women who want to refresh their post-baby body with a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, and those who want to turn back time with a face lift. http://sitelet.nuehealth.com/faq_cosmetic-surgery/
According to a government report released in 2010, an estimated 45 million Americans do not have dental insurance. Millions more are under-insured. With dental costs spiraling out of control in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, and El Salvador are just a few options for getting the dental care you need. Travel south of the border, and prices for necessary restorative work suddenly become up to 75% cheaper. Many Mexican border dentists offer free consultations-which mean no risk! http://pdf.nuehealth.com/dental-travel-myths-facts/
Has anyone figured out why standard health insurance doesn’t cover vision correction? LASIK is often advertised with "special" pricing…but be warned. Clinics often only quote price for one eye. Going abroad means you can to ditch your glasses and contacts—and it also provides opens up the possibility of new procedures-- like multifocal PresbyLASIK for aging eyes -- not available in the U.S., but widely performed in Mexico and Europe. Visit: http://patients.nuehealth.com/vision
Hip Replacement Surgery
Where are the best orthopedic surgeons located? Not necessarily in the U.S.! The most well-known orthopedic surgeons can be found in exotic locales like India and Belgium for both hip replacement and hip resufacing. Add a vacation to your medical travel and you’ll still end up with a bargain. http://pdf.nuehealth.com/celebs-hip-replacement/
Functional Medicine Treatment for Chronic Disease
Functional Medicine works by integrating the best of what is available in both the traditional western medical with natural, holistic treatments. It focuses on identifying bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions, and seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease. Functional Medicine views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent medical specialties. Functional Medicine is used abroad as an alternative cancer treatment and other chronic disease. Contact a medical Case Manager toll free 866-978-2573 for more information.