Dentistry in Costa Rica

Posted by: dannymohyal on May 30th, 2011 no responses.

Medical and dental tourists frequently visit Costa Rica for its excellent healthcare system. Being only a few hours away from both countries, Costa Rica dental services are sought by those who want to get high-quality, affordable dental treatment, and also want to go on holiday at the same time.


Reasons Why Costa Rica Is Popular among Dental Tourists

    • Its proximity to the US and Canada
    • The dental experts in Costa Rica have outstanding credentials. Many of them are trained in the US or Canada, and have vast experience treating dental tourists in Costa Rica
    • The hospitals and dental clinics in Costa Rica use state-of-the-art equipment and devices

Dental Treatment Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica is known around the world as a gorgeous holiday destination, especially for its pristine beaches
  • Natives speak English well, and having placed a huge importance on medical tourism in recent years. Hospitals and clinics who deal with international clients hire English-speaking staff to assist them
  • Americans do not have much difficulty using US dollars in Costa Rica, it is widely used in most shops and health institutions

Costa Rica has a very impressive healthcare system, and medical and dental practitioners are updated with the latest procedures in treatments. Immediate-load dental implants are available in Costa Rica, where patients – instead of having to go toothless for weeks at a time (as they would have to do in traditional implant procedures) – can go out of the clinic the same day with temporary replacement teeth. Patients who avail of this procedure in Costa Rica usually go on holiday tours of the country in between visits to the dentist – very convenient and fun at the same time – not usually how one would describe dental visits.

Cost of Dental Procedures in Costa Rica

Because of the country’s lower cost of living, they are able to offer the same services for only a fraction of their costs in the US and Canada. Costa Rica dental implants, are especially popular, as they cost only about 40-50% of their cost in the US. The great thing about this is that the quality of the work is not at all sacrificed in exchange for the savings. Costa Rica’s dental prices are significantly lower than those in the US and Canada.

Costa Rica

Visiting Costa Rica

Dental tourism in Costa Rica is on the rise due to excellent dental services at affordable cost. When planning to visit Costa Rica for its dental services, make sure you are working with a reputable dental surgeon. Medical tourism agencies usually have ties to the best ones available, and will also have previous patients as references. Coordinate with the clinic and the agency in order to create an itinerary that can accommodate both–your Costa Rica dental work and holiday schedules.


Cataract Surgery in India

Posted by: eugene on May 22nd, 2011 no responses.

Cataract SurgeryCataract surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure usually done on an outpatient basis. It boasts of a success rate of around 90% worldwide, with very little reported discomfort after surgery. Because of the ease with which this procedure is done, cataract surgery in India is usually scheduled with an accompanying holiday trip to some of the country’s top tourist destinations.

Cataract Surgery

With cataract, the lens of the eye – naturally crystalline – becomes opaque, resulting to vision impairment or loss. This may be due to one of the following causes:

  • Trauma to the lens
  • Congenital defects
  • Age-related changes in the lens health
  • Occurrence of underlying medical issues like diabetes, alcohol and other substance abuse

Symptoms of cataract include:

  • Blurring vision
  • Color fading
  • Increasingly poor night vision
  • Double or multiple vision
  • Observance of halos around light sources

Why Choose India for Cataract Surgery?

  • India is one of the world’s top choices for medical tourists because of the excellent quality of healthcare. They have internationally-accredited hospitals employing the services of world-renowned eye surgeons.
  • The low cost of living means eye surgery in India can cost less than half of the usual costs in countries like the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.
  • India has a rich culture with outstanding tourist spots that draw millions of tourists from around the world each year.
  • Dining and shopping in India is among the best and the cheapest in the world.

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India Medical Tourism

When planning a trip for an India cataract operation, remember it may be a simple procedure, but it still warrants the expertise of Indian doctors and excellent hospital facilities. Contacting the right medical tourism company can aid a medical tourist in doing this, and even get other perks like packaged hotel accommodations and airport-hotel-hospital transfers.

Low cost cataract surgery in India can easily offset extra funds required for travelling, hotels, and for other tourist activities like tourist spot hopping and shopping. Medical tourism agencies can also help coordinate tourist activities in your schedule, when going to India for cataract surgery.


Anterior Hip Replacement in India

Posted by: dannymohyal on May 14th, 2011 no responses.

Anterior hip replacement in India is one of the most sought-after procedures by medical tourists who go to South Asia for orthopaedic surgery. A lot of patients who have hip injuries that warrant hip replacement surgery decide on getting the anterior approach because of the shorter recovery time it requires after the procedure.

Apart from hip replacement, people come to India for knee surgery.


What is Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery?

In hip replacement, implants or prostheses are put in place of the hip joint structures in order to relieve the patient’s pain in this area. Hip replacement surgery usually involves one of the following approaches: posterior, lateral, antero-lateral, or anterior.

Hip Replacement

Traditionally, during surgery the hip joints are accessed from the back or the side, but these methods usually require the detachment of several thigh and hip muscles from the pelvis or femur. The anterior approach avoids that by using the muscles’ natural intervals so they are left untouched. It is minimally-invasive this way, and so it is preferred by patients who want shorter recovery time. Orthopaedic doctors who perform anterior hip replacement surgery in India are well-versed and experienced with this approach, so common risks for hip replacement surgery like dislocations are minimized.

Who Should Get Hip Replacement Surgery?

Candidates for anterior hip replacement surgery are those who suffer from pain and discomfort in the hip area usually due to one or some of the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hip injuries or fractures
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bone tumors

Some factors that doctors consider before recommending hip replacement surgery are:

  • Age
  • Over-all health
  • Existence of chronic diseases like Parkinson’s disease
  • Advancement or stage of hip condition

Why Go to India for Hip Replacement Surgery?

Quality of Healthcare

India is one of the world’s premier medical tourism destinations for orthopaedic surgery. Thousands of patients from North America and Europe flock to India every year to take advantage of its high-quality medical services conducted by internationally-trained surgeons. Those who go to India for hip replacement surgery find that the hospitals are internationally competitive, the medical teams and staff speak fluent English and are experienced in dealing with foreign patients.

Low Cost of Medical Fees

The low cost of living in the country also means that hip replacement cost in India may only be a fraction of what it costs in the western world. Likewise, the hotels, transportation, and food are very inexpensive compared to other countries.


When using a reputable medical tourism company for a medical trip to India, patients will also have the luxury of having their itinerary, accommodations, transportation and other special arrangements taken care of through the company’s ties to the best hospitals and surgeons in the country.Ship at the Harbor of Mumbai - India

No Waiting Time

A patient can be scheduled for treatment immediately after the surgeon has evaluated the case and approved the patient as a candidate for the procedure. Patients who get anterior hip replacement in India may have to stay from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the specific condition of the patient’s joints.