Knee Replacement Surgeries Have More Than Doubled in the US in the Last 10 Years; SurgicalEscape's Bookings Rise as a Result

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More than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are walking around with knee replacements, according to a recent study presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Greg Benson, President of SurgicalEscape, a medical travel company, has also noticed an increase in the number of US and Canadian citizens who have booked knee replacement surgeries with SurgicalEscape during the past three years.

The increasing healthcare costs in the US, accompanied by increased lack of access to the proper care, have caused many US citizens to explore the viability of treatment abroad.

Ongoing studies have shown the biggest increase in knee replacements is actually among younger people with Osteoarthritis being the major cause. Total knee replacements have become so widespread that they’re more common than national rates for rheumatoid arthritis and congestive heart failure.

The increasing healthcare costs in the US, accompanied by increased lack of access to the proper care, have caused many US citizens to explore the viability of treatment abroad.

Medical Travel, also known as Medical Tourism, is a booming industry as increasing numbers of US citizens travel abroad for a variety of surgical procedures, dental treatment and fertilization treatments as well. SurgicalEscape continues to contract with only the highest quality, internationally certified hospitals and facilities - and these outstanding centers of excellence provide top quality medical and dental treatment, outstanding service, along with cost savings in the 50-70% range for comparable services in the US. In addition, the vast majority of the medical personnel have actually been trained in the United States and these international medical facilities often have strong ongoing ties with major medical centers in the US.

In addition to the advantages of price and quality of care, availability is another reason for choosing Medical Travel companies such as SurgicalEscape. Access to cutting edge treatments such as MS Liberation, which may be limited or not available in-country, also drives people to explore Medical Travel options for their healthcare needs.

Since many insurance programs in the United States fail to cover obesity surgeries, cosmetic procedures or treatments for infertility, these are consistently atop of the list for patients accessing SurgicalEscape for healthcare.

About SurgicalEscape

The focus of SurgicalEscape is to provide a solution to the rising costs of prescription medication, dental care, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), medical procedures and other health care related matters. We pride ourselves on ensuring safe, high quality and cost effective procedures with our partner JCI Accredited hospitals and clinics.

With affiliated hospitals and clinics in Panama, Costa Rica, Barbados and Los Cabos, Mexico, SurgicalEscape provides a safe, high quality and low cost VIP experience. We work closely with hospitals, clinics, medical staff and retreat recovery centers to ensure your experience is positive. Our staff of knowledgeable and experienced service representatives guides and assists clients through the process to make their medical experience worry free and memorable.

With the soaring cost of health care in the US and extended waiting periods in Canada, SurgicalEscape offers services to help ease the burden. This approach includes more than just cost saving solutions. We see to it that our competitive prices never compromise quality, value or customer care. The hospitals, clinics and staff we partner with have been extensively researched by SurgicalEscape. All hospitals and clinics have received JCI Accreditation, the US arm to ensure quality and safety of hospitals and clinics.

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