Boston, MA, September 15, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- A pre-existing medical condition disqualified Steve Slaven from having health insurance leaving him with only one option when he needed medical assistance – going overseas to get affordable life-changing treatment.
Steve Slaven of Arizona had lost his health insurance after an angioplasty 7 years ago. So, last month when he suffered from chest pain and lack of energy, he like 45 million uninsured Americans had no place to go for healthcare. Healthbase, a Boston-based medical tourism provider, arranged cardiac bypass surgery for Steve Slaven in India and helped him save his life.
“I got on the Internet looking for information. Luck led me to Healthbase.com. I called Healthbase and told them my situation. I was in India in an amazing 2 weeks,” says Steve Slaven.
India is growing to be the destination of choice for Americans seeking cardiac treatments like Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG). A typical cardiac bypass surgery which is tagged at an exorbitant $130,000 in the US costs only $14,000 in India. The state-of-the-art facilities and world-class surgeon expertise at internationally accredited Indian hospitals topped with low cost make India an excellent choice for those who cannot afford health care in their own home country.
Steve Slaven testifies, “Going half way around the world for heart surgery creates a lot of anxiety and raises a lot of questions. But, the care I received while in India was beyond my greatest expectation. Physicians, nurses, hospital and Healthbase all attended to me like royalty. I don’t know how the care could have been any better any place in the world.”
An estimated 150,000 Americans travel abroad each year for cheap yet high quality medical care giving rise to the trend of medical tourism. Medical tourism and Healthbase save thousands of lives each year that would otherwise be lost due to lack of finances.
About Healthbase Online Inc.:
Healthbase, a Boston-based medical tourism facilitator, is a one-stop source for global medical choices, connecting patients to leading hospitals around the world, through a secure, easy to use and information-rich web portal. Healthbase offers over 200 procedures and helps patients seek top quality healthcare in various categories such as bariatric, orthopedic, cardiac, spinal, dental, cosmetic, laparoscopic, etc. Healthbase’s partner hospitals are located in India, Singapore, Thailand, Mexico, Panama and Turkey, and are expanding to Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium and Malaysia. To ensure that patients receive the best care possible, Healthbase works mainly with hospitals that have international accreditations like JCI, JCAHO and ISO. To learn more, call 1-888-691-4584, email info.hb @ healthbase.com or visit http://www.healthbase.com.
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