Healthcare Elsewhere | The Medical Tourism Show with John Cote






August 2014
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Pat Marino is the Founder and CEO of Face Lift Mexico which is currently celebrating their 20th anniversary in the medical tourism industry. In this episode Pat shares their excellent surgical results and the 4-Star Spa called Spa Club Casa Marino where patients can spend their days recovering from their surgical procedure. Interestingly, in this episode, Pat  shares a success story of a 71- year old woman who underwent a facelift, full dental work, tummy tuck and breast implants and now looks 20 years younger. Find out more in this episode how Pat and her team address their patients' safety concerns and how their after care treatment works in their recovery spa. 

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Axel Runyutu is from Nairobi, Kenya who had his first kidney transplant in 2006 in Nairobi but the kidney failed again in 2012. This transplant alone costed him around $25,000.  He was on dialysis for more than 2 years and just a month ago, he underwent his second Kidney Transplant in India that costed him $13,000 - $15,000 (including pre evaluation workup, transplant surgery, post surgery hospital stay - ICU) with the assistance of Bharat Soin of India Medicare Solutions. Find out how Axel is doing a month after his second transplant.

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Dr. Rafael Gonzalez is the Vice President of Research and Development at Da Vinci Biosciences & DV Biologics and part of the Advisory Board of Rehealth. He is currently involved in clinical studies for the development of the use of adult derived stem cells for spinal cord injury, cardiovascular diseases and other debilitating disorders. In this episode, he discussed several technological advancements they are engaged in by using stem cells to treat several kinds of diseases particularly the cardiovascular ailments. Find out how patients can improve their quality of life through stem cell treatments.

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Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician and the author of Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging and President of Masterpiece Living. He is a retired, highly-decorated full colonel, former chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office in Washington, preventive medicine physician who has spent over a decade smashing stereotypes of aging, and redefining the possibilities of older adulthood.

Dr. Landry shares how lifestyle acts as a determining factor of how we age individually and the profound negative effects of modern day stress. He also shares that we can limit the time we are sick and impaired at any age, and it’s the choices we make every day – easy choices – that that allow us to do this. Find out more how moving, social connection and challenging our brains can help us reduce risks of getting diseases and achieving a healthy lifestyle. 

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Josef Woodman is the CEO and Founder of Patients Beyond Borders and the author of a book by the same name. He is one of the world's leading experts on Medical Tourism and he has traveled to more than 200 medical facilities in 35 countries, researching and vetting international healthcare options.

He is an excellent, outspoken advocate of affordable, high-quality medical and preventive care for healthcare consumers worldwide.  Find out in this episode what inspired Josef to venture in the rapidly growing medical tourism industry and how he uses his knowledge and experiences to educate people about medical tourism and global healthcare options. 

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Dr. A.K Venkatachalam is an orthopedic surgeon from Chennai, India. He deals with ceramic hip, knee and shoulder replacements and also offers stem cell treatments for cartilage and bone. In this episode, you will learn about one of his patients who needed a key hole surgery for his knee and asked his help since the patient did not have any insurance coverage. Find out more how Dr. Venkatachalam is able to provide individual care and how he further improves on his skills and knowledge to benefit patients needing his services.

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Nick Kwan is the Co-Founder of the South American Medical Tourism company called Medko Health. It is located in Santiago, Chile and this company serves as a platform to match the best doctors to patients with specific medical needs.  In this episode, Nick shares about Amanda, a Criminal Law student in Indiana, who was recently aided by Medko find a doctor for her genetic disorders and Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. Find out more how Nick and his team from Medko uses a non-traditional medical tourism approach in helping connect their doctors to their patients with specific medical needs. 

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Marise Cipriani is originally born in Brazil, and now a resident of Colorado. 13 years ago, her husband was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer and that he was given only 2 and a half years to live. But he had so much faith that he knew there is a solution for his illness. Find out what treatments Marise's husband has underwent and how he was rendered cancer-free since then. 

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