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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Carotid Angioplasty

Carotid angioplasty is a procedure performed on the carotid arteries that run from either side of the neck. They are the main arteries that supply oxygenated blood to the brain. Sometimes plaque may deposit on the inner walls of the carotid arteries.

These blockages may not be severe enough to warrant a major surgery. In the case of extensive blockages, surgery may not be an option. In such cases a catheter with a deflated balloon on one end is introduced into a blood vessel. When this catheter reaches the blocked artery, it is inflated. This widens the artery sufficiently enough for normal blood flow to resume. In some cases carotid angioplasty is also accompanied with stenting, where a tube is placed to keep the artery open.


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                      Featured Carotid Angioplasty Providers Abroad


                      Krankenhaus Waldfriede

                      Berlin, Germany


                      Languages: English, German

                      Krankenhaus Waldfriede is a confessional, acute care hospital with 170 beds. It is an academic teaching hospital of the Charité and European training center for operating techniques in proctolo...

                      Queen Elizabeth Hospital

                      Bridgetown, Barbados


                      Languages: English

                      Welcome to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH)
                      The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) is the country’s primary acute care medical facility. The QEH is also an accredited teaching hospital affi...

                      The Portland Hospital

                      London, United Kingdom


                      Accreditation: ISO 9001

                      Languages: English

                      The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children and is part of the HCA group of award winning private hospitals in London.

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