Category Archives: Lasik Eye Surgery Abroad

Traveling To Ecuador for Medical Services

by PlacidWay | MEDTRAVEL Ecuador

A relative small country located in South America, bordered in the north with Colombia, in the South and east with Peru and to the west with the Pacific Ocean, has a population of 14 million people and 256.000 square kilometers. The local currency since 2000 is the US Dollar, which gives travelers coming from the United States a convenience way to pay and manage local prices. The official language is Spanish. English is widely understood in mayor cities and tourist areas.

Ecuador is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, the home of the Galapagos Islands, pristine, white, sandy virgin beaches and national parks scattered along her Pacific coastline.  Visitors to Ecuador may enjoy swimming in warm sea waters year round, or venture into the higher mountain ranges for hiking, backpacking, bicycle riding, or just to enjoy the vistas.

Visitors to Ecuador also have a wealth of opportunities to explore the Amazon jungle, its beauties, dangers and unique culinary opportunities. The people of Ecuador are extremely friendly and welcoming to tourists and foreigners, regardless of their origin.

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Nigerians Seek International Healthcare Options

by Denise Wang

Nigerians continue to travel beyond borders for healthcare options not offered at home. Nigerians are not the only individuals to engage in such practices, as growing numbers of individuals who live in countries without access to medical treatment and healthcare options are venturing to destinations such as Southeast Asia, which provides a growing number of healthcare providers in the fields of orthopedics, cardiac care, obesity and bariatric surgical options, weight loss management and general health and surgical care.

While the healthcare system in Nigeria provides adequate care for many of its citizens, political as well as economic instability in the country has driven the availability of health care away from many of its citizens. Specialty health services, treatments and procedures not available in Nigeria are available in destinations such as India, Thailand, Singapore, or in locations found in Turkey and Croatia.

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Guatemalan Angels Still Flying High

by PlacidWay | Angels Abroad

Angels Abroad, located in Guatemala, Latin America continues to be one of the most popular medical facilities in Guatemala City, offering a variety of services to individuals seeking quality and effective care in a variety of medical fields and technologies.

Treatments Offered
Angels Abroad offers a variety of treatments, including:

  • Obesity surgery – lap band, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass
  • Orthopedic care – total knee replacements, hip replacement, knee arthroscopy, ACL repair and reconstruction, shoulder replacement and other joint procedures
  • Cosmetic/plastic surgery – breast augmentation and reduction, face lifts, liposuction, tummy tucks, eyelid surgery, nose surgery, among others
  • Dentistry – crowns, root canal treatment, pediatric dental care, veneers, dental implants and prosthesis, and gum surgery
  • Fertility treatments and procedures
  • Cardiac care – heart valve replacement, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, heart bypass

Helping medical travelers plan their medical vacation, staff at Angels Abroadhelp provide travel arrangements and transparent information regarding doctors, surgeons, medical treatments, and clinic facilities. Angels Abroad also helps travelers obtain hotel accommodations, provides concierge and transportation services, a cell phone to contact the doctor, and transportation to and from appointments.

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Honoring Tradition at Florence Nightingale Hospital

by PlacidWay | Florence Nightingale Hospital

The name of Florence Nightingale evokes visions of a woman dedicated to providing the best in health care, sanitation and recognition to patient concerns around the world. The Florence Nightingale Hospital, located in Istanbul, Turkey, dedicates their hospital to the same tenants.  From cardiac care to oncology to spinal surgery, staff at Florence Nightingale Hospital strive to offer the best in expertise, modern technology and patient care that provides the ultimate in satisfaction and success.

Overview Of Treatments
The Florence Nightingale Hospital specializes in a variety of medical fields including:

  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Organ transplant
  • Oncology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Robotic heart and prostate surgery – utilizing the latest daVinci technology.

Quality is the policy of staff at Florence Nightingale Hospital, which adheres to international quality control standards, ISO 9001, and is certified by a Joint Commissions International, the United States based and international accreditation organization that only certifies hospitals and medical care providers adhering to and following guidelines regarding patient safety and implementation of procedures, facilities and care.

Medical staff at Florence Nightingale Hospital hold certification and have received in depth training and experience in anesthesiology, biochemistry, asthma diagnosis and treatment, and cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, ear, nose and throat procedures, dermatology, endocrinology, emergency medicine, echocardiography, general surgery and more.

Physical therapy, pediatric care, rheumatology, psychiatry and urology are just a few of the many fields that physicians and support staff at the hospital offer to domestic and international patients. Florence Nightingale Hospital is focused on total quality management, enhancing quality of life, increasing patient safety and satisfaction as well as transparency regarding patients and families in the diagnostic and treatment processes.

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Hope for Those with No Eye Sight

by Acibadem Healthcare Group

“Cornea Transplant” is popularly referred to as “eye transplant”. Thanks to the development of advanced techniques, this operation may be performed highly successfully in this day and age.

While it is possible to solve the cataract problem of the eye in the same session, tissue rejection may also be prevented to a great extent. Following a healing period of approximately one year, the patient is able to regain his/her eyesight.

The sun shining down on us bright and cheerful, green forests as far as the eye can take in. We can see all this beauty thanks to the cornea of our eye. The transparent layer covering the colourful parts of the eye is called the cornea. The beams which hit the eye are first refracted in the cornea and the transparency of this layer allows those beams to permeate to the posterior layers of the eye. However, when the cornea is afflicted with a problem, it becomes difficult, even impossible to see these beauties. In or day and age, a cornea which loses its transparency or gets deformed may be replaced with a healthy cornea obtained from an eye bank and eye sight may thus be restored. This procedure is called cornea transplant. Success rate varies depending on the reason for which cornea transplant is performed. Overall, success rate is generally over 90 per cent.

What kind of problem prompt people to apply for cornea transplant?
Cornea problems may afflict people of any age. If the cornea gets damaged by a problem such as an injury or infection, it may get blurred or suffer from loss of function. In the case of a damaged cornea, once light enters the eye, it causes deviations which impair the visual acuity of the person and may even feel painful. Consequently, the resulting eye problem has a negative impact on the life of the person suffering from this condition. Associate Professor Banu Coşar, an ophthalmologist at Acıbadem Eye Health Centre lists the most common reasons for performing cornea transplant in our country as follows: Keratoconus (a deformation whereby the cornea sharpens towards the anterior), pseudophacic bullose keratopathy (permanent cornea oedema following cataract operation) and cornea injuries. Hereditary diseases called dystrophy and cases where the cornea has lost its transparency are also treatable by cornea transplant. Advanced cases of herpetic lesions called herpetic keratitis may also necessitate cornea transplant.

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Acibadem Healthcare Group : Healthy Growth in Healthcare

Turkey’s leading healthcare institution, Acibadem, operates with over 6.500 employees in 21 different location through a network of

  • 6 General Hospitals
  • Medical Centers
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • 1 Ophthalmology Center
  • Laboratories
  • And alot more..

Besides its partnership with one of the most important hospitals of Istanbul International Hospital and International Etiler Outpatient Clinic, Acibadem expans its “healthcare chain” continuously outside of Istanbul with Adana,Kayseri,Eskisehir and Bodrum Hospitals and in Istanbul with Maslak and Besiktas (Fulya) Hospitals.

The International Patient Center of Acibadem Healthcare Group
Provides complete services for patients visiting the hospital from countries outside Turkey. International Patient Center staff at Acibadem Healthcare Group meets the needs and expectations of international patients within 48 hours of their request by acknowledging them on the treatment plan, length of stay, average package pricing that includes all medical, social and accommodation costs.

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Almater Hospital : Commited to excellence!!!

Almater Hospital is a first class private hospital that was built in 1985. In its years of existence, has been characterized by a constant growth. Currently, Almater has 35 rooms and has plans for further expansion in the near future. Our office will have an interpreter for you and my public relations staff will be in touch with you all the time.

We have an ever-growing commitment to serve patients from within the state and abroad… we continue to reinforce better personnel, more advanced technology and superior facilities to best responds to the medical needs of the people.

Our mission
To be a medical institution in constant search of excellence, aiming all our efforts to the satisfaction of the surgical and medical needs, with a comprehensive, high-quality and professional service.

Our vision
To be a model specialty hospital in the field, with leadership that promotes participative management and guides its personnel and the organization towards growth and development, to service all economic sectors due to its capacity to offer medical solutions with a high level of quality in its services.

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Artemis Health Institute : “The art of Healthcare”

Welcome to Artemis Health

India, an international frontrunner in the healthcare sector, has emerged as a preferred destination for quality medical treatment attracting patients worldwide. Given this advantage, Artemis has focused its efforts towards being a world-class hospital that exceeds the expectations of its international patients.

With highly advanced medical infrastructure, broad knowledge base, medical expertise and extensive integration, Artemis Health Institute makes an ideal partner for international patients seeking a more affordable treatment away from their homes. The hospital offers globally benchmarked healthcare services administered by surgeons and physicians trained in international medical practices. These services include advanced cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, orthopaedics and joint replacement surgery, Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cosmetology, Oncology and Neurology amongst others.

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Best Lasik Eye Surgery Package in Cape Town, the “Jewel of Africa”

Welcome to Surgical Bliss
We at Surgical Bliss are extremely proud of the high standard of medical care available in South Africa. This, together with the amazing tourism opportunities that Cape Town and the Western Cape have to offer, have motivated us to share these benefits with people from all over the world.

We aim to offer a surgical experience that is of the highest quality in the world, coupled with a blissful holiday experience, all of this coordinated and personally overseen by ourselves. You will return home having had a wonderful trip and your quality of life will be improved due to your successful surgery.

Tired of those spectacles? Get the best Opthalmic treatment in South Africa with world class facilities!

Lasik for both eyes including:

  • Pre-operative Tests
  • Surgery
  • Post-operative visits
  • 10 days Accommodation in a beautiful 4 Star Boutique Hotel including breakfast
  • Facilitation fee which includes, making of appointments, transfers to and from the airport and clinic and a complimentary trip of the Cape Peninsula for two.

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Willkommen to Germany!

Germany is an ancient land, one filled with history, architecture, art and literature. Germany is a land of cathedrals and forests, tales of medieval knights, castles, and some of the best Gothic and Renaissance architecture to be found in the world. Germany is a wild and rugged country, with the Black Forest and Bavarian Alps that awe and inspire. Germany is also a land of advanced technology and is a leader in many scientific and medical fields.

Germany –

  • Currency-Euro
  • Language- German
  • Climate- Summer generally about 86°F, winters average about 30 °F
  • Capital-Berlin

Located in the middle of Western Europe, Germany is a country that offers not only beautiful mountain and river vistas, but also centers of industry, technology and art. Some of the most well-known cities in history, including Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Dresden, and Cologne are ancient centers of education, science, and literature. Some of Germany’s most famous residents have delighted the world with their intellectual abilities, including Beethoven, Bach, and Goethe.

Germany is also a land that offers stunning architecture and surviving castles from ancient times from her northern harbors into the depths of the Bavarian Forest. Visitors to Germany are free to choose a wide range of both indoor and outdoor amusements, from visiting museums to skiing the Zugspitze. Visitors can enjoy a night out at the St. Pauli District of Hamburg, try a multitude of German sausages from friendly street vendors, or purchase handmade cuckoo clocks from the small town of Schönach in the Black Forest. And let’s not forget German beer – with dozens of varieties to choose from!

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