Chicago, IL (PressExposure) November 18, 2008 -- Sue Nagy just arrived back in Illinois after a brief trip to Mexico for angioplasty [http://www.worldmedassist.com/Angioplasty-Abroad.htm]. Sheâd recently checked into the emergency room of her local hospital, thinking she was having a heart attack. It turned out she had a close call: her arteries were 95% blocked. Her cardiologist told her she needed angioplasty right away.
"I had no insurance. I contacted several hospitals trying to get a quote for the procedure. Most said they couldnât give me a quote, but a few did: It would cost me about $45,000," said Nagy.
Remembering an article sheâd read about medical tourism [http://www.worldmedassist.com] a few years back, she jumped on the internet, Googling traveling abroad for medical care. She came up with lots of websites for companies that could facilitate her procedure in faraway lands, but found the most detailed information on WorldMed Assistâs site. She contacted them, saying she needed the procedure right away.
"I made the right choice. They were very helpful, and answered all my questions. We talked about options in India and Mexico, but I knew I didnât want to go as far as India." Once sheâd decided on Hospital Angeles in Tijuana [http://www.worldmedassist.com/hospitals_doctors.htm], WorldMed Assist sent her detailed information about cardiologist Dr. Jorge Luna. Her confidence grew when she saw that Dr. Luna had recently completed extensive training at Stanford University"two post doctoral cardiovascular fellowships over four years. And, her all-inclusive trip would cost $13,000"70% less than in the U.S.
"I first contacted WorldMed Assist on October 6th. Ten days later, I was in Mexico and my procedure"which only took 20 minutes"was done." Although everything was done very fast, Janet, who is a registered nurse, at WorldMed Assist cut no corners: she really did a lot of work to make sure that it was safe for me to travel to Mexico, including checking with my doctor in the U.S. My husband was contacted right after the procedure to tell him all had gone well. "I saw a lot of Dr. Luna over my two- day stay"Iâm certain I wouldnât have seen nearly as much of my cardiologist had I been in the U.S."
When asked if she had any concerns about getting follow-up care from her local cardiologist, she said itâs not an issue. As soon as she got home, she gave him a video of the surgery, her x-rays and Dr. Lunaâs report. "He hadnât been thrilled about my decision to go to Mexico, but after he reviewed Dr. Lunaâs work, he said everything looked great, and that the medicated stent was the same brand heâd have used." Dr. Luna had high confidence in the stent: heâd spent 18 months as medical director of the U.S. company that manufactures it.
Nagyâs friends initially thought she was crazy to leave the U.S. for surgery, and even she was hesitant at first. "Now Iâd tell anyone in my situation: Go for it! WorldMed Assist made everything really easy and safe, and the quality of care and the hospital were both excellent."
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