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Knee Replacement Surgery Abroad Costs Just 30-50% of That in the U.S.

Knee replacement surgery costs $34,000 at U.S. hospitals, but only $19,200 in Singapore, $11,500 in Thailand;and just $9,500 in Costa Rica. Medical tourism gets you feeling better for way less.

Heart Transplantation

Heart transplantation or cardiac transplantation is a major surgical procedure that is performed on patients who have a severe case of coronary heart disease or those who are facing ending stage heart failure. In heart transplantation a working heart from a recently deceased or a brain dead donor is implanted into the patient.

The patient's heart may be removed (orthotopic) or in certain cases left in to support the new heart (heterotopic). Patients will be given immunosuppresants so that their systems do not reject the new heart. Post operation, patients may have to contend with organ rejection, infections and sepsis. Heart transplantation is usually the last resort for people who have exhausted all other avenues of treating a damaged heart.


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                    Featured Heart Transplantation Providers Abroad


                    Hospital Quiron Teknon

                    Barcelona, Spain


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Spanish

                    Hospital Quirón Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the Spanish private healthcare sector, thanks to the high quality of its medical staff and care services in a setting that combines ind...

                    Damian Medical Center

                    Warsaw, Poland


                    Accreditation: ISO 9001

                    Languages: English, Polish

                    The Damian Medical Centre was established in 1994. It offers a wide range of medical care services provided in the Hospital and five outpatient clinics. They employ physicians in all specialisations w...

                    Hospital Vila da Serra

                    Minas Gerais, Brazil


                    Languages: English, Portuguese

                    Hospital Vila da Serra offers the most wanted high complexity medical procedures for you and your family. THE SPECIALTIES are among the best known performed in modern medicine. 

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                    American Hospital Dubai

                    Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                    Accreditation: JCI

                    Languages: English, Arabic

                    The American Hospital Dubai is an acute care, general medical/surgical hospital whose mission is to provide high quality American standard healthcare that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations ...
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