Healthbase Announces Partnership with South Korean Spine Hospital Boosting Medical Tourism

Newton, MA (PressExposure) May 20, 2008 -- Healthbase, the leading award-winning medical tourism provider has partnered with the South Korean Wooridul Spine Hospital in order to bring greater options to Americans, Canadians and others looking for affordable, timely and high quality spinal treatments.

Boston-based medical travel facilitator, Healthbase Online Inc. and Wooridul Spine Hospital (WSH) of South Korea have partnered to provide uninsured and underinsured Americans, Canadians and others with more affordable spinal treatment solutions.

"We are very happy to have Wooridul Spine Hospital onboard. The combination of Healthbase as a leading award-winning medical tourism facilitator and Wooridul as a highly accoladed spine hospital means that our customers will have the highest level of service on both the ends before, during and after their medical treatment," says the CEO of Healthbase, Saroja Mohanasundaram.

Awarded the best medical tourism website of 2007 by Consumer Health World, Healthbase provides medical travel services to patients looking for low-cost high quality medical care and dental care worldwide.

According to Hwang LEE James, Chief of International Patient Center at Wooridul Spine Hospital, "Healthbase's excellent services are well-known in the industry and we are glad to have teamed up with them. At Wooridul Spine Hospital, we have been serving international patients for many years. With the help of Healthbase we look forward to making the medical travel process for our international patients even smoother."

Established in 1982, WSH has more than 25 years of experience in providing systematic spine management as a total care system covering spine disease prevention, diagnosis, test, treatment and rehabilitation. Its 108 spinal surgeons treat patients in its various hospitals located in Seoul, Busan, Gimpo Airport and Daegu. For better communicating international patients' needs and information, Wooridul International Patient Center provides English, Japanese, Chinese, French and Spanish language services.

"Healthbase has the biggest and geographically most expanded network of healthcare and dental care providers in the industry. With broader options comes greater convenience. We believe in giving more choices to our customers so they can make a better decision regarding their health care based on their personal needs and requirements," says Saroja.

Healthbase serves the American, Canadian, European, African, Asian, Middle-Eastern and Asia Pacific markets, and offers more than 200 procedures at over 40 hospitals in 10 countries worldwide.

"With Wooridul Spine Hospital on board, our customers from North America, Asia and Asia Pacific regions will find it more convenient to travel there for their spine-related treatments," offers Saroja.

Wooridul Spine Hospital has innovated many cutting-edge technologies and methodologies for spine treatment. Mr. LEE adds, "We have developed a unique endoscope suited for more accurate diagnosis and fast treatment. In addition, we have developed our own original surgical method. Based on patient-oriented medical service, we have patient-dedicated teams where 4-6 spine doctors co-treat a patient for a 99.9% success rate."

Among some of the many spinal procedures offered by Wooridul Spine Hospital are Percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy (PECD), Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF), Percutaneous Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy (PETD), Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD), Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Foraminoplasty (PELF), Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET), Total disc replacement (TDR), Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF), etc.

Wooridul Spine Hospital has received training center certificates from International Musculoskeletal LAser Society (IMLAS), American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery (AAMISMS), and Asian Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (AAMISS).

Healthbase provides spinal treatment, medical tourism and dental tourism services in South Korea, India, Thailand, Singapore, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico.

About Healthbase Online Inc.

Healthbase, a Boston-based medical tourism and dental tourism facilitator, is a one-stop source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading hospitals around the world, through a secure, easy to use and information-rich award-winning web portal. Healthbase offers over 200 medical, dental, cosmetic and surgical procedures and helps patients seek top quality healthcare in various categories such as bariatric, orthopedic, cardiac, spinal, dental, cosmetic, laparoscopic, etc.

Healthbase’s partner facilities are located in India, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico, and are expanding to the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador and Guatemala. To ensure that patients receive the best care possible, Healthbase works mainly with hospitals that have international accreditations like JCI, JCAHO and ISO. Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-insured businesses, insurance carriers and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. To learn more, call 1-888-691-4584, email or visit

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Press Release Submitted On: May 20, 2008 at 12:59 am
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