If you need medical, do you know how much you could save by shopping around the world with medical tourism? Well, Sam Burnham needed knee surgery, and faced costs of at least $50,000 for the procedure in the United States. Instead of paying the $50,000 for his knee surgery, Mr. Burnham he did a little shopping around for what the same surgery would cost in other countries with medical tourism. The results of shopping around for the surgery were staggering with savings well into the tens of thousands of dollars:
Sam Burnham did the research, made arrangements with a California company called Planet Hospital, and bought a knee surgery in India.
He spent two weeks in the hospital, and although he suffered a few normal complications, he says the saving outweighed any misgivings he may have had.
“I needed to get it done. I could have gone to Costa Rica for about $12,000, I could have gone to Mexico for $12,000,” he explains.
Instead Sam chose India because he liked the doctor and the hospital best.
In doing so, he saved an estimated $38,000 in surgery and aftercare costs. His only regret is the adjustment to customs, language and food which took a little getting used to.
“I lost about 25 pounds while I was there,” he said.
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