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Want to feel young! An Amazing Anti-Aging Program

In past two decades Terme Selce has developed unique way to create effective programmes, that enable quick recovery and increase treatment results. All this, with no hospital environment, but in a family warm atmosphere. 

Anti Aging program (60+)
This program improves mobility, reduces chronic pain, improves sleeping, body and face revitalization, body weight and high blood pressure regulation, medical examination and monitoring, final medical recommendation, Accommodation at 4* hotel or apartment, half board, double occupancies.
Our programmes are recognised by professional and non professional sportsmen, showbiz individuals, managers and tourists from all over the World.

Duration of stay Price
Per 1 person w/program
12 days & 11 nights € 2,105

*The Package is tailored for people without any other sinificant health problems, though if that is the case, our physicians reserve the right of changing pre set therapy, still respecting the given price.

*Prices valid until May 1st 2009 and from September 20th until the end of the year. For the months of May 1st–September 20th an overall increase of cca. 15% in the summer months due to high season and hotel prices.

SPECIAL deals on our packages:

  • If booked by  April 15th 2009 –  FREE ½ day excursion in the area.
  • For months October, November and December 2009  if booked by May 1st 2009.
    Additional Procedure
    A day FREE at clients choice: Aqua detox, solarium, Facial mask, Tease face massage, Tease foot massage, Parafin Hand Bath, Waxing.

Please Click Here to request more information from Terme Selce.

Obesity: A Growing Problem

by PlacidWay

Obesity: A Growing Problem

Obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. Not only does obesity cause a multitude of health and medical problems, it’s costing billions of dollars in rising healthcare costs. According to the CDC, costs associated with healthcare caused by obesity have reached alarming rates. In the past twenty years, obesity has risen nearly 30% throughout the country.

What is Overweight?
Health care providers determine whether a person is overweight or obese by taking a look at an individual’s BMI (Body Mass Index). How is this BMI calculated? Basically, the BMI is calculated by age, gender, height and weight. Using a CDC reference chart for example:


Weight Range







124 pounds or less

Below 18.5


125 to 168

18.5 to 24.9

Healthy weight

169 to 202

25.0 to 29.9


203 pounds or more

30.0 or higher


How do you calculate the BMI?

A body mass index table will assess your height and weight to give you a rough idea of what your body mass index reading is. If you want to calculate it yourself, here’s the formula:

 BMI = (weight in pounds x 703) / height in inches squared

So, for example, a person weighs 185 pound and stands 5’9” (69 inches – 4761 inches squared). 185 x 703 = 130055. Divide by 4761 and you get 27.31674. Round off to 27.31. Look at the chart. This person falls in the ‘Overweight’ category.

Now, keep in mind that the BMI is just an average. There are different BMIs for children, teens and adults. The BMI can’t assess genetic or heredity information, environment, or metabolism. It’s used as a guide to help individuals track and maintain healthy weight averages.

How Did We Get Here?
Most obesity in the first decade of the 21st century is blamed on socioeconomic changes in our environment. With a fast food restaurant on every corner that offers, fast, convenient foods and drinks, eating a well balanced and nutritiously prepared meal at home is considered almost boring these days.
Unfortunately, such fast food is loaded with sugar and high-fat content. Coupled with decreasing amounts of exercise, it’s hardly surprising that Americans have created bulging bellies and jiggling read ends. What’s worse, the fat is killing us.

High cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes are afflicting younger people than ever before. Obesity holds the dubious recognition of being ranked among one of the highest causes of death-related illnesses and disease processes, including complications stemming from heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Help is Out There
Individuals who find themselves chronically or morbidly obese can get help. Today, numerous surgeries and procedures provide a variety of treatments that may help a person retain healthy weight and physical conditioning. Such procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Weight-Loss Medications
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroplasty
  • Lap Banding
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass

Dealing with Costs
Unfortunately, such procedures in the United States cost tens of thousands of dollars, and many are not covered by traditional medical or health insurance plans. Who has time to wait? That’s why more men and women in the U.S. are opting to travel abroad for bariatric surgeries that don’t require year-long waits or that will leave you in debt for the rest of your life.

The most popular destinations for obesity surgeries include but are not limited to countries such as:

Mexico Some popular gastric bypass surgery providers in Mexico include Mexicali Obesity Solutions or Almater Hospital in Mexicali, and Alejandro Aguirre Wallace in Ensinada or the Sanoviv Medical Institute on the Baja coast or The Bariatric Group from Texas offering best bariatric surgeries in Mexico.

India A favorite destination of many, Artemis Hospital and Sahara Medical in Gurgaon offers several treatments and procedures. So does Tour2india4health Consultants in Mumbai.

Latin America Facilities in Latin America offer popular gastric bypass treatments and procedures in exotic locales, such as Med Logistic Services in Colombia, Angels Abroad in Guatemala and the ever-popular GoSculptura and Dr. Marco More in Argentina

Costs of bariatric surgery abroad in such facilities such as these offer medical travelers savings between 30% to 75% over costs of same surgeries and procedures in the U.S., and without the long wait-times often required in the States.

For example, a laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure in the United States will cost roughly $30,000. In India, the cost averages about $16,500. In Mexico and South American destinations, costs may average between $9,800 and $13,000.

So what are you waiting for? Make a life-changing decision and optimize your health. You, and your body, will be glad you did.

Affordable Gastric Bypass Surgery in Mexico for $12,200

Gastric Bypass Surgery Overview
Gastric bypass surgery is considered a form of bariatric surgery, a field that deals with weight loss and obesity. Today, gastric bypass is generally performed using a technique called Roux-en-Y. This procedure reduces the size of the stomach to create a pouch that accepts no more than an ounce or so of food at a time. A small opening between the stomach and intestine allows food to travel directly to the large intestine. Gastric bypass surgery literally bypasses the bulk of the stomach and encourages massive weight loss in obese individuals.

Advantages of Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery enables individuals who have not responded to typical diet and exercise treatments to lose massive amounts of weight. In most cases, patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery are able to lose up to 80% of their excess body weight in one year. Because nearly 95% of weight related health problems, called co morbidities, include high blood pressure, diabetes, incontinence, and GeRD, many patients find that such conditions have also been alleviated or eradicated as a result of the surgery.

Our Gastric Bypass Surgery procedure for US$12,200 includes:
• Free transportation (from the San Diego, CA airport to the hotel and hospital and back to the airport)
• Hospital Fees
• Pre-Operatory Tests (Labs, X-Rays, Assessment)
• Nutritional Evaluation
• Psychological Evaluation
• Gastric Bypass Surgery Procedure
• Surgeons’ Fees
• Anesthesiologist Fees
• Hotel Stay for 1 or 2 companions

*Please note: Surgery prices quoted are for planning purposes only to assist you in budgeting. These prices are for standard, non-complicated cases. Actual prices cannot be accurately provided until you have been thoroughly examined by the surgeon.

Please Click Here to request more information from Mexicali Obesity Solution. 

Prevention always better than cure

by Superior A.R.T.

PGD offers a wide range of reproductive options
“Shadow is just an 11-month old boy, but a victim. He has got pneumonia and an enlarged liver and spleen. He was finally diagnosed with thalassemia. A bone marrow transplantation costing over one million baht is the most effective medical treatment to save his life.”

“Marwin is another thalassemia sufferer. He is quiet small and retarded when compared to children of the same age. He has to receive blood transfusion therapy every month to maintain his growth and developement. If not effectively managed, Marwin may die at 15 years of age.”

Thalassemia, an inherited, genetic blood disorder, is a chronic debilitating disease which can be lethal. Patients must struggle through their life in order to fight this severe disease. To live longer, they need constant treatment involving regular blood transfusions as well as regular clinical visits. Repeated blood transfusions can also cause problems of iron overload which can damage many organs such as liver, heart, skin and pancrease. Even more unfortunately, infants with Thalassemia, like shadow, may grow slowly, develop severe problems or die if they don’t receive proper treatment. Although bone marrow transplantations can offer a complete cure for patients with thalassemia major, it is not an easy task. for the best tissue match, bone marrow is donated from a brother or sister.

The dedication of parents to the health of their children is first and foremost as their children grow. In addition to physical health and development, parents always realize that social and psychological health of their children really does count. Sad to say, a life with thalassemia is an absolute nightmare for children and their families.

To tackle the root of the problem, parents who want to have a baby free of disease can take advantage of PCD, an assisted reproductive technology. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) (also known as Embryo Screening) is a form of genetic diagnosis performed prior to implantation. It is a reasonable choice for couples at risk of transmitting hereditary genetic diseases to their children. PGD allows scientists to choose unaffected embryos and transfer them to a woman undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).

PGD is very powerful and can be beneficial to many couples. It can be applies in many different circumstances to serve the needs of individual couples that are at risk of conceiving genetically abnormal children. Superior A.R.T., one of the leading providers of PGD in Southeast Asia, offers comprehensive PDG option to interested couples.

Superior A.R.T. also offers PGD to couples who have identifiable genetic disorders, including thalassemia, breast cancer and many more. We believe that it would be less upsetting to discard an abnormal embryo before implantation, rather than go through early pregnancy and make the difficult decision whether to continue with an abnormal pregnancy or abort it. In those couples with a complete analysis of their genetic defects, Superior A.R.T. can test for such abnormalities in their embryos in order to prevent those undesirable genetic abnormalities. A search among family members for a bone marrow donor that can provide HLA matching stem cells may enable you to use PGD to bring a child into the world (this topic will be continued in the next article).

Please click here to read more about PGD Reproductive in Thailand

Exclusive Hungarian Dental Package – Full Mouth Reconstruction

Everyone is looking for THE PERFECT SMILE in order to be more self assured and therefore be more successful in private or professional life. Prudent Hunagry can give this for our patients during a one week stay by our clinic in Hungary, Mosonmagyarovar.

While undergoing the treatment there are great pastime possibilities to feel like you are really on holiday.

Our small town has very good opportunities for relaxation with a spa and thermal bath, you can swim in indoor or outdoor pools, or sit and relax in medical spa water, enjoying massage or cosmetic beauty treatments as well as local museums with interesting collections.

For those who love sightseeing you can reach three major European capital cities in about one hour – Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest, they all offer a variety of cultural programmes and entertainment options.

The outdoor types of people can also find enjoyable possibilities to spend their free time, there are biking trails, running trails, places for horseback riding, water sports and gyms.

Our offer includes:

  • Flight arrangements (Flight arranged from Prudent Hungary if requested)
  • Consultation
  • Preexamination and proposal of best possible treatments
  • Dental treatment
  • One week accommodation, (with full board if requested)
  • Transfers related to arrival/departure and all the rides related to surgery and check ups

To learn more about the Best Dentists in Hungary and full dental package details visit PlacidWay.com

Bypass That Saved His Life – National Heart Centre Singapore

Five years ago, Indonesian Goenawan Endro started experiencing tightness at his chest area and chest pain. Visits to the doctor in his hometown Surabaya revealed that he had a heart problem. He was prescribed medication, told to stop smoking and was recommended to go for a balloon angioplasty. Mr Goenawan took all but the advice to go for the angioplasty as he felt that his medication was enough for him. He was also apprehensive of the complications that may arise from the procedure. He had since changed doctors three times.

In end 2005, Mr Goenawan’s symptoms took a turn for the worse and he suffered a heart attack. The doctor Mr Goenawan saw after his heart attack suggested that he should go through the angioplasty for his own good. This time round, Mr Goenawan complied. “Dr Irwan is very patient, he is unlike my previous doctors who only instructed me to go for the angioplasty without being able to tell me exactly why I needed to do it. This doctor explained my condition in detail and the need to go for the procedure. After 2 to 3 visits, I was finally convinced to go for the procedure,” said Mr Goenawan.

The angioplasty revealed that Mr Goenawan had very serious blockages in his arteries – total blockage on his left side and 20 to 30% on his right. Given the results, Dr Irwan advised him to go for a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG). Dr Irwan provided him with the choice of undergoing treatment locally, in Indonesia or in Singapore. He was informed that the National Heart Centre of Singapore (NHC) offered a comprehensive and affordable package that suited his needs. Mr Goenawan finally decided on Singapore after strong recommendations from friends and relatives.

Arrangements were made with a Global Patient Services Officer at the National Heart Centre and the family took a flight over to Singapore. At the National Heart Centre, the cardiothoracic surgeons performed a successful CABG on Mr Goenawan. Post-operation, he was warded for observation for 6 days.

Visibly happy with the success of his operation and positive experience at the National Heart Centre, Mr Goenawan gave two thumbs-up to the staff of the National Heart Centre, “The service quality is very good, we felt welcomed and I was well taken care of. The nurses, especially those in the intensive care unit, were professional and kind. My doctor-in-charge, Dr Sin, was very informative and professional as well. I also did not have much problems communicating with him because he could speak Bahasa Indonesia.”

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All Inclusive, Affordable Liposuction Cancun Vacation

Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery designed to help remove excess fat deposits from certain areas of the body. Women are more apt to consider liposuction than men, as it helps to improve proportion, body contours, and most importantly, self-image and confidence. Liposuction is also known as lipoplasty and can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Who Benefits from Liposuction?
Many people, especially those heading toward middle-age, benefit from liposuction treatments that help to rid the body of excess pockets of fat that accumulate around the hips, abdomen, arms and buttocks. Rather than being used as a weight control or fitness method, liposuction addresses genetic traits toward excess fat deposits, and is often combined with other plastic surgery techniques such as a tummy tuck, breast reduction, or facelift procedures.

Patients considering liposuction should be aware that it is not considered a treatment for obesity or as a replacement for nutritious diets and adequate exercise. Liposuction will not remove cellulite or saggy skin. For optimal success of liposuction procedures, the best candidates are healthy men and women who are in generally good physical condition, and especially those within 30% of their ideal weight. Individuals who suffer from medical conditions or life-threatening illnesses are not good candidates for this procedure. 

Perfection | All Inclusive Liposuction Cancún Vacation

Liposuction is one of the most convenient ways of getting rid of that extra fat… improves your body contours and enhances your self image!

Come to Cancun and reduce your localized fat deposits at thighs, hips & buttocks, abdomen & waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest area, face, calves & ankles…. 

Complete Liposuction Package: 3 to 4 Area USD $3500 (1 to 2 small areas Liposuction USD $2500)

Package price includes:
• The surgical procedure
• Stay in clinic (limited)
• 4 nights in a hotel next to clinic
• Completed haematology tests analysis
• Anesthetist fees
• Pre & post operative consultations
• Airport transfers & transportation
• Personal bilingual assistant

Bring a friend with you and get additional discounts on accommodation and treatment packages.

Please click here to request additional information about Liposuction Special Offer

*Please note: Surgery prices quoted are for planning purposes only to assist you in budgeting. These prices are for standard, non-complicated cases. Actual prices cannot be accurately provided until you have been thoroughly examined by the surgeon.

Affordable Mega Hair Transplant in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alopecia or baldness is the name given to the relatively abundant and early loss of already weakened hair. In most of the cases, such loss first becomes evident in the forehead (receding hairline) and in the crown or skull vertex.

Unless an adequate treatment is undertaken, this process of constant qualitative-quantitative deterioration inexorably ends up in baldness. Baldness may appear at a very early age or at any other moment of life. Its manifestation usually causes some degree of psychological impact, anguish in some cases, worsened by the fact of not knowing what to do.

The search for hair loss treatments has been surrounded by magic formulas and rituals throughout history. Do consult a specialist.

Dr. Marcelo Alejo Rodríguez, Hair Transplant Expert in Buenos Aires, Argentina has launched a special promotion towards complete mega hair transplant session at a very affordable price.   

We are confident that, with our expert doctor, you will receive the highest level of service & satisfaction in the area of hair transplant or medical treatment of hair.

Hair Transplant Package Deals of the Year

No one will ever know you had hair transplant or hair restoration surgery…. the most technically advanced methods available for your own permanent, naturally growing hair! 

Relax, recuperate and experience the natural look in Buenos Aires, Argentina!


Complete MEGA Session Hair Transplant Cost for 2008:  USD $3,250 (over 70% in savings!)
Less than $1 USD per graft… in the United States, an average cost for hair transplant is around 6 to 8 USD per graft.


Services included in package price:

  • Hair transplant from 3500 grafts to 4500 grafts
  • All pre and post surgery consultations
  • Medical fees / Doctor’s Fees
  • Hospitalization
  • Clinic expenses
  • Cardiologist on surgery room
  • Anesthesia
  • Bilingual assistant
  • Cell phone to reach the staff without charge
  • Transfers to medical appointments
  • Round trip from the airport
  • Check up prior surgery with EKG, complete blood work, risk assessment and pre-surgical evaluation
  • Private clinic with your private room and nurse during your stay

Accommodation: Our price does not include accommodation. We can make appropriate arrangement for you based on your specific needs. 


Please click here to request additional information from Dr. Marcelo Alejo Rodríguez


*Please note: Surgery prices quoted are for planning purposes only to assist you in budgeting. These prices are for standard, non-complicated cases. Actual prices cannot be accurately provided until you have been thoroughly examined by the surgeon.

UK pensioner selects Indian Orthopedic surgeon for knee replacements abroad – PRLog

Jul 27, 2008 – British pensioner gets two new knees via replacement surgery in India.

Mr. Kenneth Perris, a pensioner from Welwyn Garden city, Hertfordshire, UK is overjoyed with his double full bending knee replacements in India. The 81 year old Ex British Rail employee and World war veteran underwent successful surgery by Dr. A.K.Venkatachalam in India at the spanking Chettinad health city hospitals near Chennai.

Hailing from Liverpool, Kenneth now lives in Welwyn garden city with his adoring wife after retiring from British rail. He has suffered from knee pains since long due to bow legs.

He had been placed on a British waiting list for knee replacements for the last couple of years. This year, after turning 81, he felt that he deserved better and wanted to enjoy a better quality of life. He was not keen on surgery in NHS hospitals. His daughter located a Knee surgeon in Chennai on the internet in her search for “Knee replacement surgery in India”.

The family checked out the surgeon’s credentials from a former patient in nearby Luton. The knee operations were performed under regional anesthesia 4 days apart. Exactly a week after his admission in the hospital, Mr. Perris is able to walk without any support after bilateral knee replacements.

Read complete story at PlacidWay.com

Milestone disc replacement surgery (4 level) performed for the first time in Asia at Artemis Health Institute

Gurgaon, August 2, 2008: Dr. Harshavardhan Hegde, Consultant and Head, Department of Orthopedics and Spine Surgery at Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon performed a 4 level disc replacement surgery on a 54 year American patient. Dr. Hegde in an 8 hour long surgery replaced two lumbar discs (lower back) and two cervical discs (neck). 

The patient was suffering from disc degeneration for the last 10 years and when he came to know about Dr Harshvardhan Hegde from a patient who had been treated by him earlier. One option was to have a fusion surgery and the other was to have disc replacement surgery which is more complicated but has a faster recovery.  He chose the latter. The patient was walking on the first postoperative day and is hoping to be discharged from the hospital in five days.  The cost for the surgery in India too was a big relief for him. It cost him USD 25,000 US dollars for a 4 level disc replacement at Artemis Health Institute, while in America he was given a budget of around 2,50,000 US dollars. 

Cervical disc replacement is a procedure where an artificial cervical disc is inserted between two cervical vertebrae after an intervertebral disc has been surgically removed in the process of decompressing the spinal cord or/and a nerve root. The intent of the device is to preserve motion at the disc space. It is an alternative to the use of bone grafts, plates and screws in pursuit of a fusion following such a disc removal, which necessarily eliminates motion at the operated disc space in the neck.

Lumbar disc replacement is a procedure where an artificial disc is inserted between two lumbar vertebrae after an intervertebral disc has been surgically removed in the process of decompressing the spinal cord or/and a nerve root. The intent of the device is to preserve motion at the disc space. It is an alternative to the use of bone grafts, plates and screws in pursuit of a fusion following such a disc removal, which necessarily eliminates motion at the operated disc space in the neck.

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