Patient Testimonials

Below is a selection of informative video clips in which our patients narrate their first-hand experiences.

Hospital
» Clinica Biblica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Specialist
» Dr. Oscar Oeding, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedures
» Total Knee Replacement and Knee Arthroscopy

September 2013

Gary describes his experience of traveling abroad for the first time to resolve his bilateral knee issues.

He was one of two patients featured in the national news broadcasts about employer sponsored medical tourism on the ABC World News and ABC News Nightline segments that aired on September 30, 2013.


Hospital
» Clinica Biblica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Specialist
» Dr. Jacobo Zafrani, General Surgeon
Procedure
» Sleeve Gastrectomy

September 2013

Joy provides insights on various aspects of her decision, process and experience of traveling overseas to undergo weight loss surgery.

She was one of two patients featured in the national news broadcasts about employer sponsored medical tourism on the ABC World News and ABC News Nightline segments that aired on September 30, 2013.


Hospital
» Clinica Biblica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Specialist
» Dr. Oscar Oeding, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedure
» Bilateral Knee Arthroscopy

October 2013

Cheryl narrates her experience of using her health plan option to travel abroad to resolve her knee problems.


Hospital
» Clinica Biblica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Specialist
» Dr. Oscar Oeding, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedure
» Total Hip Replacement

September 2013

*** IN SPANISH *** EN ESPAÑOL ***

Elias describes his experience of getting his hip replaced in Costa Rica.


Hospital
» Clinica Biblica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Specialist
» Dr. Oscar Oeding, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedure
» Total Knee Replacement

August 2013

Robert explains how he utilized his health plan option to travel abroad for his knee replacement surgery.


Hospital
» Clinica Biblica, San Jose, Costa Rica
Specialist
» Dr. Jacobo Zafrani, General Surgeon
Procedure
» Hernia Repair Surgery

January 2016

Robert describes how he was able to take advantage of his health plan option to travel abroad for his hernia repair.


Hospital
» CIMA, San Jose, Costa Rica
Specialist
» Dr. Adrián Cáceres, Neurosurgeon
Procedure
» Lumbar Spine Surgery

February 2016

Having previously used IndUShealth’s program to undergo weight loss and shoulder repair procedures, Tammy speaks about her experience of traveling there again for back surgery.

During her previous trip in April 2015, she was interviewed by Stephen Fry of BBC who was exploring different facets of Costa Rica for his documentary series about Central America.  Click here to view the broadcast segment featuring medical care in Costa Rica.


Hospital
» Health City Cayman Islands
Specialist
» Dr. Alwin Almeida, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedures
» Hip and Shoulder Surgeries

April 2015

Janice and Kelly describe how they marked the occasion of their 30th anniversary while utilizing their health plan option to address their medical needs at HCCI in the Grand Cayman Islands.


Hospital
» Health City Cayman Islands
Specialist
» Dr. Rangarajan, Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon
Procedures
» Gastric Sleeve

December 2016

Amanda explains her decision, process and experience of traveling abroad to undergo weight loss surgery at HCCI in the Grand Cayman Islands.


Hospital
» Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, India
Specialist
» Dr. Rajakumar, Neurosurgeon
Procedure
» Cervical Disc Replacement

“The pain was horrible before I came over… it had gotten to where I couldn’t do hardly anything.”

“The doctors, the whole surgical team, the nurses, they’ve all been just wonderful. They let me know exactly what was going on. I was a little bit scared but they all helped me through that.”

“My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and the staff here made it very special. They brought us a cake and took us out and made the evening very memorable.”

“I have had no pain and it is absolutely wonderful. Now I can get back to my normal activities…”

-Lynne, Mississippi, April 2009


Hospital
» Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, India
Specialist
» Dr. Sanjay Pai, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedure
» Total Knee Replacement

“I was diagnosed with needing a knee replacement and I put it off for a number of years.”

“Working with IndUShealth helped me make a decision and made the process much easier.”

“One of the greatest benefits of being here is that I am being so well cared for that I plan to go back to work as soon as I get home.”

“I am a healthcare professional myself and this is how I like to treat my patients.”

-Lynda, Montana, July 2007


Hospital
» Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, India
Specialist
» Dr. K.N. Krishna, Neurosurgeon
Procedures
» Lumbar Laminectomy and  Neck Tumor Removal

“They found that I had a tumor in my neck which I wouldn’t have found in the US. That was potentially a very dangerous thing to not know about. I’m very grateful that the procedures were so thorough.”

“The doctors were superb. Very well trained and well spoken. They filled me with confidence every time I talked to them.”

“The food in the hospital is way better than any hospital food I’ve ever had in the U.S.”

-Paul, New York, December 2006


Hospital
» Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, India
Specialist
» Dr. Sanjay Pai, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedure
» Total Knee Replacement

“Did I have any trepidations? Of course. I had never traveled [outside the US] before…”

“Preparation exactly like in the United States… Fantastic nurses and doctors taking care of my every need every moment… making sure I’m in no pain, checking lines, catheters, making me comfortable…”

“I have a High-Flex knee, which [unlike the standard TKR in America] means I can play golf, badminton, and lawn bowling…”

-Sydney, North Carolina, April 2007


Hospital
» Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai, India
Specialist
» Dr. Kaushal Malhan, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedure
» Bilateral Total Knee Replacement

“I am so grateful… I am well on the road to complete recovery and regaining my life.”

“Before I came here I was barely able to walk. My knees had become so impacted by arthritis over the years that I was using two canes for the most part to get around.”

“As far as the physical therapy goes, I just feel I got absolutely top-notch assistance.”

“I will be forever grateful for the kindness and the skill and the efficiency and… the first-class treatment that I got.”

-Sharon, California, September 2007


Hospital
» Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, India
Specialist
» Dr. Sanjay Pai, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedure
» Knee Revision Surgery

“I had fallen and knocked my replacement knee loose [and required a knee revision surgery not covered by my insurance.]”

“I was looking for alternatives… looking at the infection rate and success rate, it was pretty much hands down for India.”

“Hope I don’t need any more surgeries… but if I have to, I’m coming back”

“The bedside manner has been beyond expectation. The medical care I have gotten is just tremendous.”

-Les, North Carolina, August 2009


Hospital
» Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, India
Specialist
» Dr. Bhat, General Surgeon
Procedure
» Hernia Repair

“When I added the transportation on to the cost of the hospital… visa… hotel… it still came up considerably less money than I would have spent in the United States [for my hernia surgery].”

“Surgeon gave me a good sense of trust.”

“Food is excellent… Hospitality is great… The nursing staff is superior.”

“One thing that stands out is promptness. I got off the plane 10 minutes after midnight… by noon I was finished with surgery.”

-Jim, Arizona, October 2009


Hospital
» Fortis/Wockhardt Hospital, Bangalore, India
Specialist
» Dr. Keyur Buch, Orthopedic Surgeon
Procedure
» Clavicle/Collarbone Repair

“I was severely injured and needed [shoulder] surgery and it was our best decision to come to India to get surgery.”

“Cost in U.S was prohibitive.”

“IndUShealth was very responsive and helpful with very good communication.”

“We enjoyed our experience and would definitely consider coming here for any other surgeries that needed to be done.”

-Tanner, California, January 2010