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Sebastian Viramontes

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Medical Travel Today (MTT): What is Hospital’s history and experience in medical travel? Sebastian Viramontes (SV): Hospital San Jose Tec de Monterrey is actually a university hospital. It was founded in 1969 and since then has provided care to many people in the community. In 1978 the hospital was granted to the Tec Monterrey System in order […]

Cosmetic Surgery in Costa Rica: One woman’s positive experience with Minerva Journey

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Medical Travel Today editors interviewed this individual who chooses to remain anonymous – but we heard her story first-hand. For this article, we will call her Jane Doe. Jane Doe, a single mother living in Tennessee, was interested in getting a partial facelift, but couldn’t afford a fancy price tag, and her insurance does not cover […]

Johns Hopkins Medicine International CEO Steven Thompson to Address “Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference”

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Steven J. Thompson, M.B.A., chief executive officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine International, will address the constituents at the “Well-Being and Medical Travel Conference 2012.” The event will take place on June 20-21, 2012, at The Phoenician luxury resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. (www.well-beingtravelconference.com). Mr. Thompson was recently appointed by the President to the U.S. Travel and […]

Saudi follows Dubai’s regional health tourism lead

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Constructionweekonline.com -Saudi Arabia is promoting increased specialization in its hospitals to account for domestic lifestyle factors, private healthcare requirements for expats, and a growing regional demand for top class healthcare facilities. The emergence of lifestyle-related diseases has created new opportunities for growth, according to the Colliers Q1 2012 ‘Healthcare Overview.’ With sector expertise already established, […]

US News & World Report Examines Healthcare in Latin America

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Editor’s Note: Ostensibly about retiring abroad, a recent piece in US News & World Report offered some insight into a city-sponsored medical tourism program. The featured program, based in Cuenca, Ecuador, provides patients with access to five of the region’s top hospitals, as well as discounts for lodging, dining and tourist attractions.  To read the article click here.

Mondial Assistance Supports New Comprehensive Medical Travel Complications Insurance

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International Private Medical Insurance Magazine (IPMI.com) – Medical tourism becomes safer for medical tourists with the launch of insurance specifically for people traveling abroad to obtain medical treatment. “Episodes Medical Travel Insurance offers travelers protection against certain risks of surgery, along with safeguards against medical emergencies, lost luggage and trip delays,” says Stephen K. Watkins, […]

Global Health Voyager to Offer 24/7 Registered Nurse Phone Consultation and Support to Medical Tourism Patients

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Global Health Voyager, Inc., a publicly-traded, full-service, international medical tourism company, announced a new round-the-clock nursing support service for its users. “Our upcoming phone support option will give patients 24-hour access to highly-qualified registered nurses,” said Ali Moussavi, CEO of Global Health Voyager. “We match nurses with patients based on their particular ailment or condition. […]

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