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Brazil Gets Credit For Helping Start Medical Tourism

Brazil originally opened up medical options for patients outside of the US! In 1999, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein was the first outside of the US to be accredited by JCI.

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty is a procedure where damaged hip is replaced with an artificial one called prosthesis. The most common causes of hip damage are wear off of hip joints due to arthritis, injury, or bone tumors.

The surgery typically takes up to 3 hours. After the surgery, pain medications, physical therapy, and activity and weight-bearing restrictions are advised. Patients may be able to sit within one to two days post surgery and are discharged within 10 days of surgery. Full recovery may take anywhere between three to six months. This depends on the overall general health and participation in physical therapy.

This surgery is very safe and an estimated 120,000 such surgeries take place in the US every year.


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                          Featured Total Hip Replacement Providers Abroad


                          Mission Hospital Bangkok

                          Bangkok, Thailand


                          Accreditation: HA

                          Languages: Thai, English, Mandarin, Arabic, Chinese

                          Mission Hospital (also known as Bangkok Adventist Hospital) is a full service general private hospital which locates in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Mission Hospital was founded in 1937 and to...

                          The Lister Hospital

                          London, United Kingdom


                          Languages: English

                          The Lister Hospital is a private hospital providing world-class healthcare in the heart of Chelsea, London. We offer the warmest welcome, the highest quality and choice of private healthcare, excellen...

                          Carolina Medical Center

                          Warsaw, Poland


                          Accreditation: ISO 9001

                          Languages: English, Russian, German, Polish, Swedish

                          The Carolina Medical Center is one of the biggest and most modern orthopaedic hospitals in Europe. The Carolina Medical Center provides the highest standard of medical services to its patients, not on...

                          Taiwan Adventist Hospital

                          Taipei, Taiwan


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English

                          “Taiwan Adventist Hospital is Your Best Health Option!”

                          In order to offer all-round physical and mental health service, apart from continuing to improve our...

                          Hospital Punta Pacifica

                          Panama City, Panama


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Spanish

                          Hospital Punta Pacifica is the first in Latin America and the Caribbean to be affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Doctors and surgeons are leaders in their respective specialties, th...
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