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Prince Court Medical Center Has Earned Its Royal Name

The Prince Court Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is making a big name for itself. In 2013 the facility fell at number one (#1) in the world for medical tourism hospitals! This was the first time the MTQUA gave the top spot to a Malaysian hospital. 

Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacement is a procedure where a diseased spinal disc is replaced with an artificial one made of metal. This procedure is an alternative to spinal fusion.

While artificial disc replacement is as effective in reduction of pain as spinal fusion, it gives greater range of motion of the spine after surgery.

People with osteoporosis (thin bones), allergy to stainless steel, joint disease, and chronic infections are not good candidates for this procedure.

Patients are usually able to return home hours after surgery or the next day. Medications are prescribed to take care of the post-surgical pain and infection. The process of healing can be sped by following a healthy diet, quitting smoking, regular exercise, and maintaining good posture.


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                    Featured Artificial Disc Replacement Providers Abroad


                    Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH

                    Berlin, Germany


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, German

                    The Klinikum Chemnitz gGmbH, a non-profit, limited liability organization, was established as a clinical centre in 1994 from the former Chemnitz municipal hospitals. With its 1,735 beds it is one of t...

                    Hospital Dona Helena

                    Santa Catarina, Brazil


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Portuguese

                    Dona Helena Hospital (DHH) sponsored by the Evangelic Charitable Association of Joinville, the largest city in the state of Santa Catarina, has been one of Brazil’s first hospitals to have all s...

                    BayView Hospital

                    Bridgetown, Barbados


                    Languages: English

                    BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...

                    UZ Leuven (Campus Gasthuisberg)

                    Flemish Brabant, Belgium


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, French

                    UZ Leuven is able to offer its patients high-quality care. As a result, our hospital has been able to develop into a leading reference centre. In the future, UZ Leuven intends to consolidate and furth...
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