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  • Saturday,October 31st, 2009

    by Denise

    IUI, also known as intrauterine insemination is a popular and effective fertility treatment for millions of women around the world. While a variety of factors need to be considered before a woman undergoes artificial insemination techniques, including age and reason for infertility (if it can be determined), intrauterine insemination is an ideal solution for women who can still ovulate but may be dealing with male factor infertility, early menopause, or tubal blockage or damage.

    Any woman or couple unable to conceive a child after two years of trying is an excellent candidate for the minimally invasive intrauterine insemination procedure. Couples dealing with fallopian tube blockages, low sperm counts, low quality sperm counts or other medical conditions that prevent conception will benefit from an attempt to artificially inseminate male sperm into the uterus.

    Women or couples seeking treatment and medical destinations such as Turkey may save hundreds of dollars on the procedure, while travelers to Latin American destinations such as Mexico and Argentina may save up to 70% of treatment and drug costs. Such savings are not due to lack of quality, technology, or training, but reflect lower medical malpractice insurance premiums, different healthcare systems and management practices in foreign countries.

    Fertility Argentina, located in Buenos Aires and Cedyt, located in Bariloche are examples of two patient focused and high-tech fertility treatment centers in Argentina.  Jinemed Hospital, located in Istanbul, Turkey, has nearly 20 years of infertility treatment experience, and Acibadem Healthcare Group, also located in Istanbul, is a JCI accredited private healthcare facility.

    Affordable, quality, and effective fertility treatments utilizing intrauterine insemination techniques and technology provide hope for millions of couples and women around the world who have difficulty conceiving.

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    Friday,October 30th, 2009

    by Denise

    Detoxification is a popular term used for cleaning or cleansing the body of toxic substances. Detoxification comes in many different forms and styles. Individuals who choose detoxification methods to quit smoking, drinking, to cleanse their body of toxic byproducts and wastes often enjoy untold benefits. However, individuals should use caution when engaging in popular detoxification diets, because most are extreme and may offer the body little in the way of nutritious ingredients for energy and sustenance. Understanding the different types of detoxification and what is involved will help consumers make educated decisions regarding the process.


    Multiple forms of detoxification are available, some quite straightforward, while others provide an alternative to medications and purification. Some cultures practice regular detoxification while others find it a fad. Each individual should be educated in the process in order to decide for themselves. The most common types of detoxification include:


    ·         Alcohol detoxification

    ·         Drug detoxification

    ·         Diet detoxification

    ·         Metabolic detoxification

    ·         Detoxification as an alternative medicine


    Drug detoxification may be employed through drug as well as drug-free treatments. Many drug detoxification programs take up to three months, but time, discomfort and success rates depend on individuals, the severity of their drug dependence, attitude, and desire to engage in counseling and therapy to help overcome physical, emotional and mental issues related to drug addiction.


    Facilities around the world such as The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland or the Dr. Vorobiev a Rehab Clinic in Russia and Bulgaria offer superlative detox and rehab services at affordable prices. Privacy, confidentiality, compassion and service offer international travelers the ability to seek greater health and wellness no matter where you are.

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    Thursday,October 29th, 2009

    by Denise

    Why are so many people venturing abroad for their medical care? Why are expatriates returning to their homelands for medical care and treatment? Rising healthcare costs, uncertainty regarding Health Care reforms, and long wait times as well as limited options when it comes to techniques, methods and procedures to treat a wide variety of medical conditions that range from obesity and bariatric surgery to breast augmentation to sports training and rehabilitation, prompts individuals from around the world to travel abroad for their health care needs.

    Expatriates from Japan, Thailand, Korea, and China are traveling to world-class facilities such as South Korea’s Wooridul Spine Care Hospital, while Albanians, Russians, Armenians, Georgians and those from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan are traveling to facilities in Croatia and Turkey.  North Americans are traveling to Mexico and South America in ever increasing numbers to receive affordable and quality cosmetic and plastic surgeon procedures, weight loss treatments, obesity and bariatric surgery treatments and dental care.

    Citizens from France, England, Germany, Norway and Sweden are traveling to central European countries such as Poland, and Hungary for affordable medical care while South Africans increasingly travel to destinations such as India, Malaysia and Singapore for superlative, available, effective and affordable medical treatment.

    This growing trend in International Medical Care, promoted by the Medical Tourism Board and Ministries of Health as well as medical tourism portals such as PlacidWay offer international patients a true choice in their healthcare options. Affordability, availability, quality, and effective care is available in medical fields from stem cell research and development to the latest in cardiac surgical procedures.

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    Posted in Cosmetic Surgery Abroad, Croatian Medical Tourism, Dental Tourism Abroad, Drug Addiction Therapy Abroad, Hungary Medical Tourism, India Medical Tourism, Medical Tourism, Medical Tourism Singapore, Medical Tourism Turkey, Mexico Medical Tourism, Obesity | Bariatric Surgery Abroad, Rehab Centers Abroad, South America Medical Tourism, Thailand Medical Tourism | No Comments »

    Thursday,October 29th, 2009

    by Denise

    The purpose behind most orthopedic surgical procedures is to increase and enhance mobility of a joint as well as to repair damaged bone, muscular, or neural tissues caused by sports injuries, arthritis, fractures, and muscle and bone diseases. Common orthopedic procedures include partial or total hip or placement surgery, as well as hip resurfacing surgery, partial or total knee replacement procedures and those that focus on hands, elbow, or shoulder joints.


    Orthopedics treatments and surgeries help to treat chronic diseases such as various forms of arthritis in the hands, knees and back. For example, rheumatoid arthritis severely inhibits mobility in the fingers and hands. Treatments and surgeries designed to relieve pain and increase mobility require a team effort from specialists in orthopedic surgery as well as specialists who focus on the musculature damage such arthritis causes.


    Facilities around the globe offer a variety of orthopedic surgeries that provide excellent, experienced, accredited and state-of-the-art technology, treatments and procedures. Some of the best are located in Croatia, such as Terme Selce,  and Turkey, at the Acibadem Healthcare Group and at the Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul. The Madras Joint Replacement Center in Chennai, India and the Jordan Hospital in Amman, Jordan all provide accredited orthopedic surgeons and surgical care for international travelers seeking affordable and effective treatments of bone and joint injuries caused by sports, accidents or disease conditions.


    Individuals from abroad seek health and wellness choices that meet their needs with today’s availability and popularity of medical tourism and travel, offering real choices for effective, quality and affordable orthopedic surgical care.

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    Posted in Croatian Medical Tourism, India Medical Tourism, Jordan Medical Tourism, Medical Tourism, Medical Tourism Turkey, Orthopedics Surgery Abroad | No Comments »

    Monday,October 26th, 2009

    by Denise

    Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to help remove excess fat deposits from certain areas of the body. Women are more apt to consider liposuction than men, as it helps to improve proportion, body contours, and most importantly, self-image and confidence. Liposuction is also known as lipoplasty and can be performed on an outpatient basis.


    Liposuction has long then one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures around the world. However, new technologies and developments consistently offer new or treatments and methodology is for international patients seeking the best in body contouring and appearance. Roura DermSurgery, a plastic surgery facility located in the Philippines, offers one such state of the art treatment, called the Vaser liposuction system, which utilizes advanced and patented fat removal technology that provides safer techniques as well as access to areas of the body including the knees and ankles, waistline, back, neck, and other locations that have often proved difficult for body sculpting or contouring for plastic and cosmetic surgeons.


    The Vaser Lipo system utilizes ultrasound technology and differentiates fat from blood vessels, connective tissue and nerves, minimizing blood loss, reducing bruising, and providing rapid healing, smoother results and safer procedures. Recovery time is determined by the amount of fat removed as well as the number of sites on the body that are treated but most patients see immediate results.


    Individuals utilizing newer and advanced liposuction technology benefit from more precise surgery, reduced recovery times and less soreness and pain that results from continually advancing minimally invasive surgical procedures.

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    Friday,October 23rd, 2009

    by Denise

    Cocaine addiction is an insidious and vicious circle of self destruction that has a detrimental affect not only on the individual taking the drug, but on extended family members and friends. Addiction is known to be a chronically progressive disease. However, the goal and success of drug addiction treatment depends on the duration and type of abuse that has been experienced, related services, and post-treatment support and encouragement. Addictions can be managed, but special attention must be paid to the disruptive effect of addiction on the brain as well as behaviors.

    Traditional treatments for substance abuse and drug addiction have involved detox programs where the body is weaned off alcohol, drugs, or the behavior, and include counseling, and in some cases, medications designed to help reduce symptoms of withdrawal. Cocaine substance abuse treatment plans may range between one and nine months, though some may extend beyond that, depending on need.

    A successful rehab program should offer a variety of components that include treatment, counseling, support, compassion and guidance. Drug rehabilitation facilities such as those promoted by PlacidWay, a medical tourism portal based in Denver Colorado offer resources and information on international cocaine treatment facilities that are affordable, private and effective in the treatment of multiple forms of addiction.

    Facilities such as Dr. Vorobiev’s six international clinics, located throughout Serbia and Russia offer fully accredited physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, addiction treatment specialists and psychotherapy experts in Moscow, Belgrade, and Krasnodar, among others that offer hope, rehabilitation and recovery for cocaine addicts around the world.


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    Friday,October 23rd, 2009

    by Denise

    While most of us wouldn’t even think of the quieting a visit to the dentist chair with a vacation, individuals around the world are enjoying the benefits of cosmetic dentistry vacations.  One of the most popular, that combines world-class tourism, destinations, accommodations and entertainment with timely, effective and quality dental care is Tourmedical Cosmetic Dental Vacations, a facility based in Turkey.

    Since 2001, Tourmedical Cosmetic Dental Holidays in Turkey specializes in dental makeovers, implant dentistry, and cosmetic dental procedures. Highly trained dentists have been performing a variety of cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry services for up to 80% savings for dental travelers.  Clients are treated as VIPs, and services include pickup and return to hotel accommodations.

    For the best in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, bonding, porcelain crowns, laminate veneers, Zirconium crowns, teeth whitening, Hollywood smiles, dental bridges, dentures, and restorative and cosmetic dentistry needs, Tourmedical Cosmetic Dental Holidays and facilities like it are a growing trend in medical and dental tourism around the world.

    PlacidWay, a medical tourism portal based in Denver, Colorado, offers in-depth profiles and information regarding such facilities. Says Pramod Goel, Founder and CEO of PlacidWay, “Health Care is about choices. We’re dedicated to offering services to individuals around the world to an able and empower people to make their own choices regarding medical and dental care options.”

    Turkey is a growing and popular health and wellness tourism destination that offers world-class accommodations, highly trained, experienced, and certified dentists as well as modern, state of the art facilities for travelers seeking international dental care, or those on vacation in Turkey who suddenly find themselves in need of dental care and services.


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    Thursday,October 22nd, 2009

    by Denise

    Drug abuse and substance abuse is rampant around the world. Addictions and substance abuse are not limited to narcotics and alcohol, but can include prescription drug use, gambling, or any other type of behavior detrimental to physical and emotional well-being. Rehabilitation for such addictions utilizes various methods of treatment, depending on the severity of the addiction, the age of the individual, the duration of the addiction as well as the mental outlook and behaviors of the person experiencing the addiction.

    Traditional treatments for substance abuse and drug addiction have involved detox programs where the body is weaned off alcohol, drugs, or the behavior, and include counseling, and in some cases, medications designed to help reduce symptoms of withdrawal.

    Facilities in Serbia and Russia, such as those of Dr. Nikolay Vorobiev, native of Russia, with clinics in six international locations, offers treatments include painless detoxification, eliminating addiction, substance aversive therapies, psychotherapies, and a blend of complementary or nonmedical therapies that include but are not limited to acupuncture, massage, and a treatment called criotherapy.

    Combining methodologies of physical and physiological approaches to deal with addictions, Dr. Vorobiev’s clinics offer detoxification, which generally lasts two to four days, psychotherapy, and aversion therapy designed to create an intense dislike or distaste of the specific addiction a person is suffering from.

    PlacidWay, a medical tourism portal based in Colorado, offers resources, education, information and substance abuse facility profiles that make finding affordable and private substance abuse clinics easier.

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    Wednesday,October 21st, 2009

    by Denise

    The 2009 World Medical Tourism and Global Health Conference of 2009 begins on Monday, October 26, 2009. The conference is designed to bring together healthcare providers, insurance companies, and medical personnel from around the world to discuss the growing trends in international medical and global health care and tourism. Taking place in Los Angeles, California, healthcare providers from around the world, including South America, Asia, Africa, Central Europe and the Middle East will join to discuss how to market services to international employers, patients and insurance companies.

    Over 1.5 million Americans alone are expected to annually travel overseas for healthcare services in the coming years, with expenditures in the billions of dollars. Many south African nation citizens travel to locations in Southeast Asia including India, Thailand and Malaysia for quality healthcare, while Western, Central European and American travelers visit medical facilities in Middle Eastern and Central European countries such as Jordan, Croatia, and Albania for affordable, high class and timely procedures, treatments and operations.

    Workshops, conferences, and networking benefit healthcare providers around the world, focusing on quality service, enhanced patient experience, and benefits of international healthcare, information regarding relevant and current case studies in the fields of technology, stem cell development and research, orthopedics, cardiac care, substance abuse and more.

    Speakers at the conference will include Ministry Of Health as well as International Relations and Health Affairs Directors, Executive Hospital Board Council members, Ministers of Financial Services and health, Health Insurance representatives, speakers from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Board Of Trustee members from the American Medical Association, the Medical Tourism Association, and more.

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    Monday,October 19th, 2009

    by Denise

    Wooridul Hospital is one of the most famous spinal facilities in the world. Located in Seoul, South Korea, the facility is famous for not only its spinal care and spinal surgical procedures. Healthcare costs and long wait times in Canada, the U.S. and Western Europe encourage international travelers to visit this world-class, state-of-the-art medical facility for the best in spinal surgery and treatments.

    The Wooridul Hospital specializes in percutaneous endoscopic lumbar, cervical, and thoracic discectomy procedures as well as laparoscopic spinal discectomy and fusion and also offer spine rehabilitation exercise, physical therapy, pain control, and spinal function improvement. For any type of spine care, from disc replacement to kyphoplasty, medical and support staff at Wooridul Hospital offer certified and accredited, highly trained and experienced physicians and surgeons to meet the needs of travelers experiencing back pain, conditions or limited range of motion caused by medical disease conditions, accidents, or trauma.

    The need for spinal care and surgery are anticipated to increase as the generation of Baby Boomers also increases. Baby Boomers, those defined as being born between 1946 and 1964, are staying more active, living longer, and enjoying a richer, more quality filled lifestyle due to treatments, procedures and techniques engaged by physicians and surgeons at Wooridul Hospital.

    For spine surgery in Korea, or the best neurosurgery surgeon in Seoul, Korean spine surgeons and the Wooridul Hospital offer the best spine center in the region. As a spine specialist hospital, the focus is on spine pain management, techniques, procedures and surgeries that help restore quality of life, pain free living, and greater mobility for international patients.

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    Friday,October 16th, 2009

    by Denise

    These days, it’s difficult enough to feel good about your finances without worrying about competing with dozens, if not hundreds of individuals seeking the same job or position you’re eyeing – not to mention that many of us are suddenly finding ourselves competing with men and women 10, 15 or 20 years younger. Plastic and cosmetic surgery and surgical procedures are more popular than ever before, offering those approaching ‘young middle age’ and older a fighting chance to compete, and win over prospective employers.


    Cosmetic and/or plastic surgery may involve many procedures and choices. Cosmetic and plastic surgery is designed for people who not only would like to improve the appearance of their face, breasts, buttocks, and abdomen. Advanced techniques offer multiple surgical procedures including but not limited to:



    ·         Breast augmentation or reduction

    ·         Facelift

    ·         Nose surgery

    ·         Tummy tucks

    ·         Liposuction


    Don’t think you can afford cosmetic surgery? Maybe not in the U.S., but how about those performed in Argentina? As a matter of fact, Argentina has many high-quality and world-class cosmetic surgery facilities, including those of Dr. Tomas Brosto, plastic surgeon based in Buenos Aires, Argentina who specializes in face procedures like facial lifting, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty. Body procedures such as augmentation, mammoplasty, reduction, abdominoplasty (aka tummy tuck) and mastopexy and liposuction, as well as filler treatments like Botox, chin implants, ginecomasty and others.


    Save tens of thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgical procedures while still enjoying the best, most qualified and experienced surgical care anywhere in the world.


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    Thursday,October 15th, 2009

    by Denise

    Orthopedic surgery can be performed in the treatment of the knee and hip joint replacements, as well as arthroscopic surgeries at the knee, shoulder, elbow or ankle joints.  Those suffering from sports injuries as well as dramatic injuries resulting from fractures may benefit from orthopedic surgery. 


    Orthopedic surgeries may include but are not limited to:


    ·         Total Joint Replacement of Hip or Knee

    ·         Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery

    ·         Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    ·         Hip Abrasion Arthroplasty

    ·         Knee Abrasion Arthroplasty

    ·         Hip Resurfacing

    ·         Arthroplasty

    ·         Arthroscopic Surgery

    ·         Hand Surgery

    ·         Avascular Necrosis

    ·         Arthritis


    Orthopedic surgeries have developed a multitude of various sub-surgeries and sub-specialties, including hand, foot and back surgeries. Careful research and knowledge will help patients to understand the process they are going through, as well as to provide in-depth knowledge of surgical and healing processes.


    Arthritis and joint replacement surgeries and treatments are growing, as does the Baby Boomer generation around the world, as well as individuals seeking better health and wellness technologies for antiaging treatments and preventive care.


    International destinations such as Terme Selce     in Croatia have become leaders in sports medicine, sports medicine physical therapy, orthopedic and kinesiotherapy treatments, and specialize in sports injuries and physical therapy for all ages. The Terme Selce facility also offers age management, anti aging and medical spa treatments that offer holistic healing methodologies and programs for international patients coming from Central and Western Europe, Asia and as far as the Americas.


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    Wednesday,October 14th, 2009

    by Denise

    These days, with the economy in a slump and the future uncertain, we need to take better care of ourselves to help fight off depression and illness and to avoid the rising costs of healthcare. Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga and meditation are century old treatments for a variety of health issues, including cardiac care, mental health care, joint and muscle health and health of internal organs.  Various yoga exercises help organs and glands to produce healing chemicals and keep organ tissues and structures in balance with each other. Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation are commonly suggested as natural and alternative treatments for depression.


    Yoga and meditation are not only a great form of physical exercise, but are becoming increasingly popular as methods of reducing stress and treating depression. Yoga and meditation are very inexpensive to learn and practice. There are no drugs involved, thereby alleviating drug side effects. The practice of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation also help to reduce high blood pressure, tension, anxiety, and even fear. Americans are growing increasingly opened to mind-body practices called complementary and alternative medicine, also known as CAM.

    Ayurvedic medicine, also known as Ayurveda treatment is one of the oldest systems of medical treatment in the world. Ayurvedic treatments which are also know as Herbal treatments are a large part of this form of alternative or natural health care.

    Destinations such as those found in India, Thailand, and Singapore offer this ancient health and wellness teaching to international patients. Facilities such as the Indus Valley Ayurveda Center and the Athreya Ayurvedic Resorts in India are just two prime examples of the best these ancient traditions have to offer.

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    Tuesday,October 13th, 2009

    by Denise

    Parkinson’s disease affects individuals around the world, most of them over 65 years of age.  Parkinson’s disease causes muscles to become stiff and rigid, and tremble, making movement, speech, sleep, and simple functions like bathing, brushing the teeth or hair, or speaking difficult.  Parkinson’s disease is believed to be caused by a loss of the brain cell called dopaminergic neurons found in the brain.

    Researchers involved in stem cell research are studying the growth of new tissues and organs from stem cells that may be used in new brain tissue growth and transplants. Several stem cell research communities around the world are looking into prompting multipotent stem cells into becoming specific brain neuron cells, which could then be transplanted into the brains of patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

    Research is currently focusing on prompting healthy neural tissues and cells to regrow through various multiplication processes and technology. Such research and development of new Parkinson’s disease treatment and protocols utilizing stem cell technologies and research are on the cutting edge of discovery and facilities around the world, such as the Ukraine, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Germany and the United States are engaged in in-depth research in this area.

    Individuals seeking treatments and possible cures to medical illnesses and conditions continue to seek out stem cell treatments available in international destinations and locations. Stem cell technology and treatments available in facilities such as Integra Medical and ProgenCell located in Mexico, as well as EmCell, located in the Ukraine offer international patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s hope for the future.

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    Monday,October 12th, 2009

    by Denise

    With state of the art facilities, equipment and expertise, Turkey is building a medical tourism industry that attracts patients to Turkish clinics and some of the finest hospitals in Turkey internationally recognized for its outstanding orthopedics and vascular disease treatments.

    Western Europeans and most especially inhabitants of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan as well as surrounding neighbors in Albania and Armenia and Georgia. Medical facilities within Turkey offer major surgical procedures and treatments for savings and increased availability of services.

    Fields of oncology and plastic surgery as well as the daVinci method of robotic heart and prostate surgeries are attracting world-wide attention to the growing reputation surrounding Turkey for the best service that still beats medical or health costs from throughout Europe and North America. Central locations such as Istanbul, Izmir and Kusadasi offer quality medical care for a multitude of treatments and procedures and offer higher quality service in modern and relaxed atmospheres.

    Turkey is fast gaining a reputation of providing superlative medical and health care in many fields, including cosmetic and plastic surgery, cardiac care and procedures, vision, LASIK technology and orthopedics and dentistry, just to name a few. Facilities such as Florence Nightingale Hospital , specializing in general surgical and medical procedures and care and Jinemed Hospital, specializing in infertility treatments and located in Istanbul and others scattered along the southern portion of the state along the Mediterranean, Turkish physicians and surgeons offer high class care and expertise to natives and international travelers. The majority of Turkish physicians and surgeons are trained in Europe or the United States, and offer experience and knowledge in new technologies and techniques.

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    Friday,October 9th, 2009

    by Denise

    Argentina is an ideal destination for medical treatments. Cost effective to travelers around the world, Argentina has become a large industry due in part to the sophistication of Buenos Aires and the medical tourism it offers.


    Famous for cosmetic surgical procedures, Argentina has expanded its reputation for quality service and specialized medical experts for those who are visiting the city from international destinations. With high standards in plastic surgery and dentistry procedures and reconstruction, Argentina has become a world leader in treatments and hospitality aside from their beautiful sights and destinations.


    According to statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the following procedures experienced a drastic change in the number of procedures performed between the years 2000 and 2007. The top trends in cosmetic surgery include:


    ·         Breast augmentation

    ·         Breast lift

    ·         Dermabrasion

    ·         Tummy tuck

    ·         Botox treatments

    ·         Laser skin resurfacing


    Dr. Tomas Brosto, world renowned plastic surgeon located in Buenos Aires, Argentina offers a variety of cosmetic surgical procedures, including breast  asymetry, blepharoplasty, facelift, and tummy tuck. Dr. Tomas Brosto specializes in face and body procedures as well as hair and chin implants, Botox, fillers, and more. Specializing in reconstructive and plastic surgery, Dr. Tomas Brosto offers travelers to Buenos Aires the best in state of the art and high-tech cosmetic procedures.


    From breast augmentation in Buena Aires to the best liposuction in Argentina, medical travelers from around the world can be assured that medical destinations such as Argentina provide high quality care at affordable cosmetic surgical prices.



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    Thursday,October 8th, 2009

    by Denise

    A growing number of Eastern Europeans are going to Turkey for healthcare. Travelers from countries such as Poland, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Armenia are traveling to locations like Istanbul, Turkey for the best in state-of-the-art infertility treatments, obstetrics and gynecological treatments and procedures. Female fertility treatment in Istanbul and fertility treatment cancer in Turkey as well as male fertility treatment in Turkey offers some of the most affordable and effective treatments in this region of the world. Fertility treatment costs in Turkey save international travelers tens of thousands of dollars over costs found in Britain, the United States, and Canada.

    Facilities such as the Jinemed Hospital Medical Center, founded in the late 1980s, specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and has years of experience treating foreign patients with up-to-date medical developments and internationally qualified treatments and protocols.

    Jinemed Hospital offer world class fertility treatments, a variety of accommodations in nearby luxurious hotels, sightseeing, translation services, and help securing visas for travel. The Jinemed facility in Turkey is also an obstetrical center that specializes in high risk pregnancies, gynecological oncology, laparoscopic surgeries and a variety of IUI (intrauterine insemination) IVF (in Vitro fertilization) and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) infertility treatments.

    A full center profile on Jinemed Hospital, it’s treatments and prices, qualifications, and testimonials may be found at PlacidWay.com, in medical tourism portal based in Denver, Colorado dedicated to providing international consumers, patients, and travelers with up to date information regarding medical care in international destinations.

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    Wednesday,October 7th, 2009

    by Denise

    More expatriates are returning to their native countries for medical care. This trend is due in part because of increased quality of care in many countries, as well as the affordability of such care. 

    Asians traveling to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia enjoy affordable state of the art and high-tech treatment and care for orthopedic surgical procedures, cardiac care, and vision care. Latin Americans are returning to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina for cutting edge technology in cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures, infertility treatments, and anti aging treatments and procedures. Eastern Europeans are traveling to destinations such as Poland, Croatia, Hungary, and Armenia as well as Russia for drug detox treatments, infertility treatments, and stem cell treatment and technologies.

    Rising healthcare costs in the United States, Britain, Canada and France are compelling natives as well as foreign citizens to return to their homelands for such care, which utilizes highly trained physicians, world-class treatment and quality care that nevertheless is not burdened by high malpractice insurance costs, long wait times, and an increasingly disturbing trend by physicians and insurance companies in some countries to hesitate to take on patients diagnosed with chronic and long-term illnesses that drain resources, time, and manpower.

    Information, education and resources offered to such expatriates enables educated and informed decisions regarding medical care, preventive medicine, and treatment of conditions ranging from cancer treatment to spine or knee surgery to stem cell treatments in foreign facilities. Destinations such as Wooridul Spine Center in South Korea, EmCell stem cell research in Ukraine and Ageless Wonders in Panama offer international travelers the best that medicine has to offer.

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    Tuesday,October 6th, 2009

    by Denise

    Laparoscopic surgeries are an increasingly used method of surgery that is less invasive, promotes faster healing and causes less surrounding tissue damage than traditional surgical incisions for a multitude of conditions. For example, in the “old days”, an individual undergoing an appendectomy would experience a 4 to 6 inch long incision on the lower right abdomen so the surgeon could access and remove the appendix.  Today, laparoscopic procedures for the same operation require 1 to 3 very small incisions, most commonly measuring only a centimeter or two in length.

    Individuals undergoing laparoscopic surgeries have shortened recovery times as well as less postoperative pain. Smaller incisions decrease the chance of complications such as infection and offer decreased mortality rates. The fiber-optic instruments and video cameras attached to the laparoscope enable surgeons to view the surgical area on a monitor while utilizing special instruments that avoid surrounding tissue damage of the surgical area.

    Laparoscopic surgery is commonly used in obesity and weight loss procedures, multiple orthopedics techniques and procedures, as well as for some cardiac procedures, biopsy procedures, and operations involving the soft tissues or organs of the abdominal area, from the stomach to the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and small and large intestines. Laparoscopic techniques and technology is also used in male and female genitourinary scenarios, such as prostate removal, treatment of the ovaries or uterus and kidney and urinary tract conditions and disorders.

    PlacidWay, a medical tourism portal, offers information on a variety of facilities around the world who perform affordable, quality and effective minimally invasive surgical procedures for a variety of conditions from torn meniscus repair to colonoscopy.

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    Monday,October 5th, 2009

    by Denise

    Vision care is typically the most neglected form of health and wellness care. Individuals who don’t have a vision insurance coverage with their health plans often suffer in silence because of a lack of affordable vision care options in their region. Unfortunately, ignoring eye care and eye health may have devastating effects. 

    Cataracts, blurred vision, cloudy vision, and conditions such as astigmatism, amblyopia, myopia, and others are often ignored by individuals until vision is severely impaired. Access to eye clinic facilities and opportunities aren’t available in many regions, and regular eye exams, the needs for glasses, contacts, or other corrective vision therapies are often beyond the reach and means of many individuals.

    Cataract surgery and LASIK procedures are some of the most commonly performed techniques in vision care today. Cataracts can be caused by eye injuries, disease, congenital defects and aging, and drops or ointments don’t provide effective and long-term solutions. The only solution for most cataracts is surgery. LASIK eye care treats a variety of vision problems, including near and farsightedness, blurred or double vision, and is performed in LASIK eye clinics around the world.

    Conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and corneal grafts or corneal transplants are performed at high-tech, state of the art and world-class facilities around the world, such as the Ahalia Eye Hospital in India, which offers cataract surgery in Kerala, refractive eye surgery, squint treatment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and corneal eye transplant procedures and wave-front LASIK technology.

    The technology, quality, and availability is out there. Affordable LASIK vision therapies and eye care clinics are found from India to South America, from Turkey to Jordan to Norway and South Africa. Don’t ignore your eyes – take care of them and they’ll take care of you.

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