Knee Replacement in India: Medical Tourism Corporation Helps Atlanta Grandmother Save U.S. $80,000

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Medical Tourism Corporation helped Atlanta grandmother and University of Nigeria lecturer get bilateral knee replacement surgery in India at huge medical cost savings. The total price of knee surgery in India was about 15% of what she was quoted by the doctors in the U.S.


It was very fulfilling to get the treatment in that hospital. The quality of medical care was extremely high. The nurses showed good training and high ethical values

Bridget Nkechi Onah returned from a very successful & affordable knee replacement surgery in India. The trip was arranged and facilitated by Plano, TX based, Medical Tourism Corporation.

Onah was used to a full and active life, until the pain in her knees began to slow her down some years ago. By profession a lecturer in the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, she holds masters degrees in Rural and Medical Sociology.

She pulled on by sheer mental strength, but the arthritic knee pain soon got to a point where she could not walk anymore, let alone pursuing her passions of working on women's issues and HIV/AIDS education.

It was then that she decided that she must focus on finding a solution for her problem. Hence Onah, author and contributor to many professional journals and publications, took a sabbatical from her teaching career at the University of Nigeria and went over to her daughter's place in Atlanta, GA, U.S.

However there was a problem with getting the knee replacement done in the U.S.: the inhibitive cost. Onah is not insured and there was no way she could afford to pay $47,000 for one knee replacement and $94,000 for bilateral knee replacement.

Hence, she turned to medical tourism. "I looked up 'knee replacement in India' on the Internet and that's when I came across Medical Tourism Corporation. At that stage, I had still not made up my mind though. But the quick responses and extremely professional communication from Medical Tourism Corporation helped me discuss the matter with my family members and arrive at a collective decision," she said.

Medical Tourism Corporation was with Onah through each stage of the trip: from planning for the trip, getting the visas, arranging the surgery, and safe return home. "All questions that I had were answered. And even before I went there, I got to see the resume of the doctor who would treat me, Dr Sanjay Pai, and was very impressed. He had 18 years of experience in his field. That was very reassuring," Onah says.

The detailed information she received about the quality of medical tourism in India in general and knee replacement in particular combined with the fact that she could get the procedure done for an unbelievably low $14,000 for both knees helped her make up her mind. It also helped that Medical Tourism Corporation got her a discount of $500 on her air tickets compared to what she was able to shop on her own.

The Corporation arranged for her to get the bilateral knee replacement done at Wockhardt Hospital in India, a world class healthcare facility, affiliated to Harvard Medical in the U.S. "It was very fulfilling to get the treatment in that hospital. The quality of medical care was extremely high. The nurses showed good training and high ethical values," she said. "The medical team was simply superb. The anesthetists were good, too. And Dr Pai was an astounding team leader." English is widely spoken at the hospital & she was also very happy that the dietitians provided meals based on the patients choice.

Onah got back to the U.S. about two weeks ago and is now recuperating. Soon, she hopes, she will be able to walk again and get back to doing the things she loves. "I used to go for long walks with my husband and friends and haven't been able to do that for some time now. So, I look forward to all that," she said. "I am very impressed with the highly professional way in which Medical Tourism Corporation helped me. Throughout the time I was in India, people from the Corporation kept calling me from the U.S., asking how I was doing and if there was anything I wanted. I think that was very, very fulfilling."

About Medical Tourism Corporation:
Medical Tourism Corporation's goal is to have satisfied and happy medical tourists. The firm helps people get medical treatment done at affordable, world-class health care facilities. Apart from facilitating surgeries like knee replacement, it also assists in facilitating other medical procedures like hip replacement in India, hip resurfacing in India, and cervical disk replacement and more. In addition to India, the company also facilitates Medical Tourism in Mexico, Costa Rica, Belgium and Thailand. Some of the other hospitals part of the Medical Tourism Corporation network includes Apollo Hospital in India, Hospital Angeles in Mexico and, Clinica Biblica Hospital in Costa Rica. The facilitation service involves the complete medical tourism experience, from trip planning, destination support and the return.


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