Other Procedures Available
MMT Global Healthcare offers patients the opportunity to travel outside the United States for many types of surgery. Medical procedures include robotic prostatectomy and spinal surgery, along with the options of getting prescription medication abroad, as well as dental care. One of the main benefits is that the cost is much lower than what patients would pay in this country.
Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland. This is often due to a tumor. Previously, men needing surgery for prostate cancer were faced with few choices. Open prostatectomy--a major abdominal surgery--was the most common option. The procedure removes the entire prostate, but there are risks. These include excessive blood loss, infection, pain and loss of bladder control.
Recently, there have been significant advancements in technology allowing patients to avoid the risks of traditional open surgery. Robotic systems, with improved visualization and dexterity, are the most prominent.
Modern diagnostic imaging techniques, such as endorectal magnetic resonance imaging, make it possible to detect the exact location and shape of the tumor in 3D. Physicians guide the robotic systems to focus radiation in a non-invasive manner, without incisions. This destroys the tumor with the fewest possible side effects.
As drug costs continue to increase for both brands and generics, people are looking for more affordable alternatives. One solution is to travel outside the country to receive a lower cost medication.
Similar to traveling for medical care, patients traveling to receive medications are not experiencing a medical emergency. This means patients can travel comfortably. You may find you save a significant amount of money by traveling to receive your medication.
Physicians at our network hospitals perform a variety of spine and back surgeries. One of the more common is spinal fusion. It was originally developed as a way to stabilize the spine and treat deformity caused by tuberculosis, scoliosis, and traumatic injury. Today, patients have spinal fusion to treat degenerative bone or disc changes.
While patients may need spine or back surgeries, these procedures are designed to improve their health and are non-emergent. This means patients can travel fairly comfortably for this procedure. Check out the average cost for spinal fusion surgery below:
Centro Medico Teknon
Health City Cayman Islands
Ramsay Sime Darby
Estimated Spinal Fusion Cost
$12,500 - $13,500
$21,750 - $23,900
$12,000 - $18,000
$28,000 - $30,000
$28,000 - $31,000
$30,600 - $33,000
$11,000 - $12,000