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Medical Tourism is Thriving in India

Especially in the country’s healthcare capital, Chennai, where the cost of treatment is sometimes 1/10th of what it runs you in America or the UK, and where scores of specialty hospitals attract an estimated 150 Medical Tourists every day!

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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                    Tokyo, Japan


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, French, Russian, Tagalog, Portuguese

                    St. Luke's International Hospital began in 1902 as a small clinic in Tsukiji, Tokyo, founded by Rudolph Bolling Teusler, a missionary doctor sent by the American Episcopal Church. It has since grown i...

                    Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre

                    Klang, Malaysia


                    Languages: English

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                    Languages: English

                    Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest GTA. The hospital currently operates on thre...

                    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...

                    Pantai Hospital Klang

                    Klang, Malaysia


                    Languages: English

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