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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a complicated surgery aimed at treatment of neurological disorders as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, epilepsy. Find out more about:

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Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi
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No.1 surgeon for DBS

The surgery is performed by doctor who received 2018 Guinness World Record for DBS.

  • Dr. Ali Zırh is one of the best neurosurgeons in the world who has provided over 650 successful deep brain stimulation surgeries. In 2018, he has gathered 329 patients with brain stimulator from all around the world - the largest number of DBS patients in one place.
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Maryna
Ukraine
Dec 7, 2018

Very, very pleased with the interaction with Bookimed. Has been treated for breast cancer. In November 2018, she flew to Istanbul, Medipol and Anadolu clinics for examination. Helped with tickets, ...

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Ali Zırh

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Experience : 29 years
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The patient was treated of breast cancer

Very, very pleased with the interaction with Bookimed. Has been treated for breast cancer. In November 2018, she flew to Istanbul, Medipol and Anadolu clinics for examination. Helped with tickets, travel arrangements, always stayed in touch. The coordinator from Bookimed has a medical education, can qualitatively advise on clinics, doctors. For me personally, this is a big plus. Before that I was treated in Israel, I organized everything on my own and spent incomparably more time, energy and nerves. I will work with Bookimed in the future and recommend it to my friends.

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The patient was treated in this clinic

A full survey was not conducted. The medical staff is not necessary, the interpreter hamovaya lady-Irina, to whom it was not possible to get through, and get answers to the questions, did not translate correctly. As a result, they had to give up her services.

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The patient was treated of astrocytoma

Clinic Medipol-as a multi-profile hospital is not bad, Doc, who made me an operation is magnificent. I listened with great pleasure to him and talked with him. A person is very intelligent and educated.
During my entire trip there were many good and positive moments, as well as negative ones. The downside is that the service in this clinic is simply unrealistic lame. He does not even limp, but travels in a "wheelchair". It was very disappointing that they treat us as if we owed something. I would like to write about the employee Maria, she was our translator and assistant in everything. True help from her was not any. After 6 pm, Mariyam can not be reached, she is "busy" and her work schedule is "over" (these are her words). Although we tried not to bother once again. Is this possible? We (the sick) pay such crazy money and really need help! Was it really not possible to treat us a little better? We do not ask that we be kissed by the heels, but respectfully REQUIRE! It's not so hard, you know for sure

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The patient was treated of lymphoma

Good afternoon, I applied to Bukimed to help in the selection of a clinic for the treatment of lymphoma in Turkey. They reacted quite quickly, in the morning a consultant from the Medipol clinic called. All very quickly - quickly calculated prices, provided a transfer, BUT ... as soon as we got to the clinic, the prices suddenly grew. The consultant sat and shrugged his shoulders, a stupid situation in general. I advise you to collect reviews about clinics that you recommend and recheck information. And then decide, recommend them in the future or not.

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The patient was treated of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

My close family relative was diagnosed with Acute Leukaemia a year ago at age of 26 and he needed a bone narrow transplant as the very last option to save his life. This procedure is not available in Ukraine and we spent weeks searching for the most affordable clinics with a good reputation. On January 12th, a few minutes right after visiting the website I was reached by Aleksey Berkovets from Bookimed. He was an extremely polite, helpful and very professional. I really liked that compare to other services he didn`t promote any specific clinic or country, he gave me an options to choose from. After only one short week on January 20th Dmytro was landed in Istanbul to start his treatment in Medipol Clinic!! Thank you for your constant support Aleksey! You are much appreciated!

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Global Hospital Chennai
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Сheapest price

  • Over 10,000 international patients trust their treatment to the Hospital specialists.
  • Worldwide experience - the team of neurosurgeons have international education and training.
  • The Neurosurgical Center is considered the best in Chennai - the 4th largest city in...
Sujon Kanti Biswas
Bangladesh
Dec 27, 2017

I am very much satisfied with the cooperation of the employees specially of international desk.e.i. Soumya , Saptak....

Sridhar Krishnamurthy
Sridhar Krishnamurthy

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Experience : 33 years
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The patient was treated of ankylosing spondylitis

I am very much satisfied with the cooperation of the employees specially of international desk.e.i. Soumya , Saptak.

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The patient underwent liver transplantation

A survey was conducted, during which the state of health at the time of the survey was assessed as good, there is no need for transplantation yet. Recommendations on home, outpatient treatment are given. It is recommended to undergo a second examination after 6 months to assess the dynamics of the state of health.

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The patient was treated of pterygium

Yes. The services were very good. Personal well motivated to work and ready to help. Cleaness as I observed

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The patient was treated of bladder cancer

The clinic, in the category "like - do not like", I can not evaluate. Meeting at the airport with an interpreter and transfer to the clinic - standard. Accommodation in the guest house, before the operation, leaves much to be desired. But, who is familiar with India, I do not think for special comfort and does not count, otherwise - to Germany. Immediately the next morning, without delay and delay, a primary appointment with doctors and diagnosis. Prices for a visit from doctors, examinations and tests are very reasonable, commensurate with Moscow or, even lower. Communication with doctors through an interpreter is somewhat difficult, but quite informative and understandable. Knowledge of English will remove all embarrassment, but in general - not critical. The attitude of doctors to the examination and refinement of the diagnosis is "meticulous". After five days - a summary and proposal for a treatment program. Hospitalization, surgery, 3 days in the intensive care unit and postoperative placement in a two-bed room (together with an attendant) for 12 days. And an extract. The level of training, skill and attitude of doctors, from my "ambitious" point of view of the accompanying person, is beyond praise !!! About the surgeon who performed the operation - DR. MURUGANANDHAM K, I want to say that he has "golden hands and heart" !!! The attitude of the average medical personnel, despite the language difficulties, is very friendly. In the intensive care unit was invited immediately after the operation and "woke up" the patient with me. Opening his eyes and seeing his native face after anesthesia - a person "comes alive"! Postoperative treatment and care in the ward are very worthy. Having repeated his own experience in hospitalization, I can not even compare. The account is not in our favor. In fact, treatment in the clinic saved life! This is especially evident now, a year after the treatment. A year ago, options were considered: Germany, Israel and India. In terms of price-quality ratio and recall of acquaintances have chosen treatment in India. And they were not mistaken. The clinic was selected by specialists of the site en.bookimed.com. They also provided a correlation and communication with the clinic. Huge thanks to them !!!

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The patient underwent liver transplantation

The equipment is good, modern. Doctors and attendants are attentive and highly qualified. I passed a survey course and a number of specialist consultations. At the time when I was there, I was advised not to rush into the operation, as the state of health is at the stage of improvement. If they were interested in pumping money from me, then they would recommend urgently to do it, which indicates their objectivity. The only problem with finding there was an unusual food for me. But this is someone who, like someone who loves spicy, peppery and a lot of seasonings.

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Teknon Hospital (Barcelona)
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Newest equipment for the surgery

  • Neuromate® stereotactic robot makes the most accurate and least traumatic surgery in the world.
  • You will be in the safe hands - Teknon neurologists have the best statistics in Europe.
  • The surgery is provided by Bartolomé Oliver MD - an expert in functional and minimally invasive...
Pavel
Aug 22, 2016

My son Sasha, who was diagnosed with epilepsy for 6 years. The search for a specialist on the territory of Ukraine, which could adequately prescribe medication, within 6 months we could not find ... ...

Bartolomé Oliver
Bartolomé Oliver

Neurosurgeon, Neurologist

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The patient was treated of epilepsy

My son Sasha, who was diagnosed with epilepsy for 6 years. The search for a specialist on the territory of Ukraine, which could adequately prescribe medication, within 6 months we could not find ... My wife and I decided to conduct diagnostics and treatment outside Ukraine. To do this, we contacted Bookimed, asking them to find and recommend a specialized clinic for us to examine our child there. Our coordinator Alena Dybenko gave us a choice of several clinics. after a joint discussion, we chose the Technon Clinic in Barcelona ...

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The patient was treated of epilepsy

First impressions of my arrival - I am very satisfied with the service. We were greeted, brought, promised what they had done to us - they did everything. We have a phone, when we do not understand something, we phone and the interpreter immediately comes to us. I really like it here. And they gave us hope that they will help us here and I really believe in it. We have already done PET, MRI, blood donated and for the fourth day we are watching video monitoring. We asked Bukimed to find us a clinic that could help us, then we sent all our data and they offered us Spain. They said that this is one of the best clinics in general. They helped one woman from Kiev, I called her and she said: "do not go anywhere, just come here!" - because they were in other clinics.

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The patient was treated in this clinic

The first sensation of my arrival - I am very satisfied with the service. We were greeted, brought to the hospital and what was promised to us was all done. We have a phone and when we do not understand something, we call and our translator immediately comes. I like it very much. And we have raised the hope that doctors here can help us and I really believe in that. We have already made PET, MRI, blood tests and now passing the fourth day of video monitoring. We asked Bookimed to find a clinic that can help us, then we had all our data sent and we were offered Spain. They said it is one of the best clinics in general.

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The patient was treated of epilepsy

My 6-year old son was diagnosed with epilepsy. We couldn’t find an appropriate specialist in Czech Republic who could adequately assign medical treatment for 6 months. So, my wife and I decided to go for diagnostics and treatment abroad. To do this we turned to Bookimed company with a request to find and recommend us a specialized clinic that has a possibility to examine our child. Our coordinator Zeeshan Zaman offered several clinics. After a joint discussion we chose the Teknon Clinic in Barcelona and we’re totally satisfied with treatment! Antonio Russi consulted us and made all the tests. With prescribed medication my son doesn’t have any seizures at all.

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The patient underwent childbirth

My husband often has business trips in Spain, and knowing how I‘m nervous about giving birth, he decided to find the best Spanish clinic for me. I’m very grateful, he chose the Teknon as a place for labor. Everything went well and without complications. In addition, the husband was allowed to be present at the birth himself, which was very supportive. I was well cared at all times and had everything that I needed. Thank you so much!

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What is Deep Brain Stimulation?

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is neurosurgical procedure aimed at fast and effective treatment of neurological disordersas:
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • essential tremor
  • dystonia
  • epilepsy
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Tourette syndrome
  • depression.

Nowadays the DBS procedure is the most efficient treatment method for Parkinson’s disease.

DBS system consists of three leading components: the leading wire (electrode), extender and brain stimulator. All the components, anesthesia, blood products, and other consumables are included into the Deep Brain Stimulation procedure cost.
Thin electrodes are inserted into the brain through small orifice with following deep structures stimulation by means of brain stimulator. The device is fixed under the skin in the chest area. The electrodes are connected to the stimulator by extension cord, which is held under the skin.

Deep Brain Stimulation system

Electrodes and brain pacemaker connection scheme

Clinics specialized in neurosurgery and Deep Brain Stimulation provide the operation with 100% accuracy and effectiveness.

Deep Brain Stimulation FDA approval

Deep Brain Stimulation surgery is approved by American Food and Drug Administration (FDA)*:

  • in 1997 - for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor treatment
  • in 2003 - for dystonia treatment
  • in 2009 - for OCD
  • in 2016 - for the earlier stages of Parkinson's
  • in 2016 - for dystonia in pediatric patients.

*FDA responses for protecting public health and ensures the principles of safety and security of medical devices, drugs and products.

DBS success rate

Deep Brain Stimulation success rate, risks

Indications and contraindications for DBS surgery

Indications for DBS procedure (on the example of Parkinson’s disease):

  • Medications are non-effective;
  • Severe tremor and motor disturbance;
  • Painful dystonia;
  • Allergy or strong side effects after administration of medications.

There are no severe contraindications for DBS providing, however some relative ones could make the surgery or preparation for surgery more difficult, including:

  • patient is older than 75;
  • simultaneous thermoradiotherapy;
  • immunological suppression;
  • brain atrophy;
  • some psychological disorders, mental disability.

Preparation for DBS surgery procedure

Before DBS operation providing, a patient should undergo the following diagnostics:

  • examination by neurologist/neurosurgeon;
  • complete blood count;
  • ECG;
  • electromyography;
  • EEG;
  • MRI.

During the examination, the doctor clarifies whether patient has any allergic reaction on medications and anesthesia.

  • In the week leading up to the surgery, a patient is forbidden to take any anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Moreover, a patient is forbidden to smoke and take alcohol 1 week to and 2 weeks after the surgery, as this could cause bleeding. It’s also prohibited to eat and take any medications right before the surgery.
  • Patients should come to the hospital 2 hours before the surgery to finish with all written arrangements and be briefed on anesthesia effect and possible risks.

Process of the DBS operation

Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s takes from 5 to 7 hours.

The operation is carried out by the team of at least 5 specialists: neurosurgeon, anesthesiologist, radiation therapist, neurologist, psychiatrist, who control functional abilities of the brain for maximum accurate impact on the zone of stimulation.

Stage 1. At the time of the operation a patient is under local anaesthesia, but remains awake. This is a mandatory requirement, as far as he/she is asked to move the extremities, fingers, eyes, or to say anything - to check and make sure electrodes do not stimulate off-target brain areas. All the impulses - firstly from the brain into the recorded device, and then vice versa - are transferred as structural information into the monitor. Data are processed in real time, which helps to adjust the device simultaneously. The orifice is closed with lead, surgery area is stitched.

Stage 2. After the electrodes adjustment, the temporary device is changed into constant brain stimulator.

DBS movement

When a patient is moving his hand, the doctor is adjusting the brain stimulator parameters

During DBS surgery the brain feels no pain, so a patient doesn’t feel any discomfort.

What happens after the surgery?

Patient feels the improvement in first hours after the surgery performing. The trembling in extremities disappears, movement coordination and speech articulation are renewed. Few days after the surgery sleeping and general health condition become better, pain is gone.

Patient after DBS

After the DBS surgery a patient with Parkinson’s disease is easily repeating the moves of the neurologist

Patient stays in the hospital for a week to adjust all the settings of the temporary device, afterwards the constant device is put into the chest or the abdomen of a patient.

Every 3 weeks after the procedure a patient is recommended to appoint neurologist to check the settings of the brain stimulator. 3-4 visits are required in general.

After the final neurostimulator programming, patient can control the parameters by him/herself, choosing the pre-installed regimes. As a rule, brain stimulator works 24h. There are different types of the neurostimulator devices: with battery and accumulator. Accumulator charge is 12-14 days, the total charge cycle is 1-2h.

Cell phones, beepers, microwave ovens, electromagnetic sensors do not affect brain stimulator.

Deep brain stimulator

Brain pacemaker is a small and sealed device containing a battery and electronics. It is placed into the patient’s chest or the abdomen. Its size is not bigger than heart pacemaker. DBS battery in general lasts 3-5 years. However, the service life depends on the settings and may be 1.5 and 9 years as well.

The deep brain stimulator can be rechargeable and non-rechargeable. This characteristic of DBS battery affects brain pacemaker cost and deep brain stimulation surgery cost correspondingly.

A treating doctor will turn on the pacemaker with a wireless device (clinician programmer) and set up the programming sessions individual for the patient's symptoms relieving with minimum side effects. The procedure of setting can take a couple of hours.

Additional facts on brain pacemaker:

  • DBS stimulator activates the metal detector at the airport. All you need to do - show your card about the brain stimulator.
  • A person can have simultaneously neurostimulator and a cardiac pacemaker.
  • Neurostimulator should be on at any time, even when a patient goes to sleep.

DBS surgery cost

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Prices in ascending order

India $16,000-32,000
Turkey $35,000-61,200
Israel $38,000-61,000
Spain 43,000-70,000
Korea $56,000-65,000
Germany 65,000-70,000

Prices are updated for 23.06.2018

DBS side effects

  • Problems with speech or vision
  • Bad coordination
  • Difficulty with coordination
  • Headache
  • Disorientation
  • Problems with hardware
  • Unwanted mood depression
  • Sence of shocking.

All these side effects are short-term.

Deep Brain Stimulation reviews

I made the decision of DBS providing by myself. My family gave me a support. The scariest thing for me was to become bedridden for the rest of my life. The surgery lasted for 7 hours and I remember everything, especially when they said they found the spot and everything would be great.

I married last year, now I have a child. It gave a second chance at life.

Jeff, the patient with dystonia from the USA

I first found out my tremor in the gym. I was shocked as I was so young. I woke up one day and realized I couldn't do it any more. The disease takes from you little by little who you are. I got tired very easily, I became slower. The doses of medications became higher and higher. I couldn't drive any more. And it became worse with time. DBS therapy changed me. It's unbelievable experience.
Thank God I live in a time for this kind of technology.

Kasandra, the patient with Parkinson’s disease from Italy

Deep Brain Stimulation - FAQs

  • Does DBS mean craniotomy?

No, all the manipulations are made through small orifices (the size of the orifice depends on the neurostimulator device, qualification and experience of neurosurgeon).

  • Is the surgery provided under local or general anesthesia?

The first stage - electrodes insertion - of the surgery is provided under local anesthesia. The second - constant stimulator putting is performed under general anesthesia.

  • What complications could appear during and after the surgery?

There are some possible complication that could arise during and after the Deep Brain Stimulation procedure: brain hemorrhage, infection, reaction to anesthesia. However, these conditions are rare and make out less than 1%.

  • What is the prognosis after DBS?

Most of the patients still need to take medications after DBS procedure, however in much smaller quantity which significantly lowers the medication side effects (incl. dyskinesis - notwilled movement, caused by longstanding medication taking). More than 70% of people feel a compelling improvement of tremor, movement slowness, rigidity, walking and balance problems as well.

  • What to do if battery of a deep brain stimulator runs out?

Neurostimulator is replaced surgically, leads and extensions of the system are stayed in place.

  • Do I need DBS operation on one side or both sides of the brain?

Deep Brain Surgery operation on one side is required to help symptoms on the opposite side of the body. Deep Brain Surgery procedure on two sides is recommended to provide improvement in motor function, especially if a patient has significant symptoms on both sides of the body.
In many clinics doctors firstly implant DBS lead on one side, adjust the setting and in a follow-up measure whether a patient needs a second DBS lead or not.

  • Do I need to take medications after DBS procedure?

DBS reduces total medication dose by 30-50% and spread the intervals, but does not substitute medication therapy.

  • Can DBS not work?

This option is possible and can happen because of improper patient selection, problems during the surgery, problems with the programming, disease progression. To avoid unnecessary risks, it's important to choose a center with experienced in DBS providing team.

TED Talk on DBS procedure

DBS research

For the mid 2017 Deep Brain Stimulation procedure has been a subject of various studies in terms of using the procedure to treat other diseases and mental conditions.

DBS operation has been considering as a method for Alzheimer's patients. Early studies have shown positive results, still some ethical issues remain. Research team of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is working on the solutions.

In American National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke and Institute of Mental Health the scientists have been investigating nonivasive DBS method - placing the electrodes on the scalp and not in the brain. The method was tested on mice and has been expecting a new stage of the study.

Rambam Medical Center
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Official partner of Medtronic

Medtronic is a manufacturer of brain stimulators. This partnership offers a patient the choice of the latest brain stimulators released and guarantees their originality.

DBS is provided by a strong neurosurgical team of Prof. Menashe Zaarour with 30+ years of experience and Medical Doctor Ilana Schlesinger with 15+ years of experience. Israeli doctors receive patients with severe Parkinson’s. Rambam Hospital is the largest hospital in the Northern Israel...
Mihail Igorevich
May 20, 2015

When to me in Moscow have diagnosed a cancer of a stomach - I thought that to us this my life has ended.
I did not know where to go, what to do? After a short search for information on the Inte...

Menashe Zaarour
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The patient was treated of stomach cancer

When to me in Moscow have diagnosed a cancer of a stomach - I thought that to us this my life has ended.
I did not know where to go, what to do? After a short search for information on the Internet, I decided to contact the Israeli clinic "Rambam". Orgprovodovi practically imperceptibly grew into the operation itself. They took on all the issues of flight, diagnosis and operation. The price / performance ratio is simply excellent!
Now under no circumstances go to our hospitals I do not want.

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The patient was treated of breast cancer

In Moscow, local doctors tormented me for two months! Only a puncture (not a biopsy) 2 times took! And with the assumption of "breast cancer" was sent to an operation to remove the entire breast ("so reliable"). After two months of torment, I decided to go to Israel. I found the clinic Rambam. Have made a biopsy and diagnostics. They decided that at my stage it makes no sense to remove the entire chest. We decided to remove only one lymph node. So the breast will be saved !!!

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The patient was treated of breast cancer

I want to share my experience of diagnosis in Rambam. There was a suspicion of breast cancer. It was necessary to confirm the diagnosis. I sent them a request on 02 January. Have told, how the process of the organization of treatment operates. In 3 days I received a call from the clinic. A week later, there was a first consultation with a doctor mammologist Drome. The total price for all came out 5500 dollars. All the diagnostics took 3 days. Then another 5 days, I was waiting for the results of the biopsy. As a result, there was another meeting where the diagnosis was confirmed. But now I know exactly what and how to treat me! But I have an initial stage and no metastases. There is hope for a cure.

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BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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DBS at BLK is provided by a neurosurgery team of the Functional Neurosurgery Unit - one of the largest in the country. BLK specialists prescribe DBS for people with severe neurological disorders and only after full exam with EEG, MRI, ECG. The Deep Brain Stimulation surgery lasts between 5-7 hours. A...

Olesya
Russian Federation
Sep 8, 2018

Hello everyone. I want to share my impressions of the visit in the clinic-BLK. I flew late at night, the interpreter was waiting for me at the airport, and the car from the clinic. I was taken to the ...

Rajiv Anand
Rajiv Anand

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The patient was treated of viral hepatitis c

Hello everyone. I want to share my impressions of the visit in the clinic-BLK. I flew late at night, the interpreter was waiting for me at the airport, and the car from the clinic. I was taken to the hotel. Every morning the car drove me to the clinic and also took it. Translator (aka and the coordinator in the clinic), everything I could do myself, papers, translation, driving through the offices, everything was accompanied. Doctors and medical staff are competent and attentive. The survey passed very quickly, the analysis answers came literally two or three days ago. The doctor drew me a diagram (number of drugs). I got medicines and left home. I'll take medicine for home. I want to express my gratitude to the clinic, doctors, medical personnel. Everything is at the highest level. I'm very grateful to the coordinators of Bookimed -Dmitry Belik and Yulia, without these guys, I do not know what I would do, the whole period , my stay in India, from home to home, they were in touch with me, help is just invaluable. And of course thanks to my interpreter, Avinash Kumar Chaurasiyu, everything is available, understandable. Very admired by the work and professionalism of all whom enumerate ila.Spasibo!

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The patient underwent knee replacement

Mom and I done surgery in B. L. K hospital in Delhi which was amazing experience for both of us the attention and care of the doctors and the staff help to reduce the amount of pain you feel. I noticed that bookimed just introduced me to the hospital but not active and effective enough specially in my case that is why I gave it low rating and gave full mark rating to the hospital

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The patient was treated of breast cancer

Doctors of the clinic are qualified, speak English well. But the organization of treatment, that is, all these coordinators and translators already when you are in India, is a huge minus of the process. Simply huge. Expectations of everything and everywhere for hours, sometimes at times, poor awareness, a terrible accent on Russian, that one can understand a lot to the exact opposite, ignorance of medical terms, that is, only life can translate. I accompanied mamutna treatment, I speak English a little, therefore something accelerated due to this. One patient should not go, look for an accompanying person if other countries do not fit the prices for treatment. If someone is traveling alone or an accompanying person does not know English, the process will spoil your nerves. The very examination and treatment, surgery, everything is at a good level. But before the ability to organize everything painlessly for the patient, it will still come to BLK not soon. I do not know, as in other clinics in India, I think it's the same. Translators are different here, and the problems are the same. So in the whole country I think. But if there is no way out, you can entrust local doctors to the health. The patient is well fed in the hospital and the accompanying person. Chambers of any size isolate the patient with curtains around the perimeter, you see only the staff, but keep in mind that the multiple rooms are very noisy. Who prays in Arabic for the whole room, who sings the song, who plays the game with sound effects, who is screaming on the phone, because there is still no silence, people still have groans for the illnesses of people ... they do not do anybody for unconnected phones, loud talks and other inadequacy.

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The patient was treated of diabetes type 2

The clinic is good, the doctor is an orthopedist of the highest class, he found the source of the defeat of my hands.

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The patient was treated in this clinic

I turned to the International Center Bukimed and they found us a doctor, a clinic. We flew there, we were met, put in a clinic. I was operated on. Operation was successfully completed. Thanks to everyone who helped me, especially coordinator Bogdan Klimenko.

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HM Hospitales
Spain, Madrid
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Top Spanish neurosurgeon works at HM Hospitals

The Head of the CINAC (Center of Neurosciences) neurologist Dr. José Ángel Obeso is recognized as the Doctor of the year by ABC Salud for his experience and achievements in neurological disorders treatment.

DBS is provided in the CINAC (Center of Neurosciences) for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD), epilepsy, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, severe depression. For PD it’s the most efficient treatment.

The surgery requires hospitalization. The deep brain stimulation...

Dmitriy
Ukraine
Oct 23, 2017

was very surprised by the approach of the doctor to the X-ray - we do not have such apparatuses and techniques even in the capital (( one picture was taken and the pelvis and teeth - to analyze the st...

José Angel Obeso
José Angel Obeso

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The patient was treated of scoliosis

was very surprised by the approach of the doctor to the X-ray - we do not have such apparatuses and techniques even in the capital (( one picture was taken and the pelvis and teeth - to analyze the stage of child's growth in the teeth - this our pediatricians were very much surprised

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The patient was treated of osteosarcoma

We pass the treatment of osteosarcoma with mts in the left lung. Treatment takes a child of 10 years. Quality and service are very pleased, special thanks to Catherine Koliko, who not only found us a clinic, but also led us before arriving there. You need more such responsible employees.

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The patient was treated of stomach cancer

I am very grateful to everyone who helped us! Many thanks to our coordinator bookimed to Anna Ozeranskaya. Anna helped to orient herself, to get together and explained with what in general it is necessary to start and how to act. Has helped with analyzes in HM Hospitales, supported all period of cooperation. All this is not unimportant in such situations. Thanks to the clinic HM Hospitales and the coordinator of the clinic Olga, for understanding, human attitude, professionalism and clear performance of their work. Thank you all very much, without you, we would not be so oriented and did not cope with the tasks that were put in the way of treating a loved one

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Sourasky Medical Center
Israel, Tel Aviv
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The specialists of Neurosurgery Department at Sourasky provide over 1,000 surgeries per year. A neurologist in cooperation with neurosurgeon appoints the surgery if a patient has advanced Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor, epilepsy with foci located in different parts of the brain.

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Olga
Aug 27, 2015

Faced with serious health problems in May-June 2014 and without full medical assistance in Belarus, I turned to Tel Aviv Medical Center of Suraski.

The first thing that surprised me was ...

Itzhak Fried
Itzhak Fried

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Experience : 32 years
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The patient was treated of sarcoma

Faced with serious health problems in May-June 2014 and without full medical assistance in Belarus, I turned to Tel Aviv Medical Center of Suraski.

The first thing that surprised me was that no more than 3 days passed from the moment I placed my application for treatment to the invitation from the center, and a week later I was already in Tel Aviv.

All diagnostic procedures and consultations of experts were appointed in the shortest possible time, which is especially important for medical tourists, because roads are spent every day not at home. And of course, this is the merit of the medical tourism department.

My treatment in Israel took six months. During this time, I had two courses of chemotherapy, two operations, many procedures and consultations, each of which was accompanied by a member of the medical tourism department, providing translation services and simply supporting me at a difficult time for me. During these six months, I had to go to the clinic and in an emergency, and the fact that I was issued directly to the hospital without intermediaries greatly simplified many organizational issues.

The effectiveness of my treatment provided not only the overall high level of Israeli medicine and the professionalism of doctors, but also the assistance of medical center staff.

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The patient was treated of brain tumor

My name is Olga, I turned to Bookimed in a state of total despair. My husband found a brain tumor, he consulted in Moscow and he was told that trepanation and removal is necessary. He also found a firm for medical tourism in Israel and asked for advice on his problem and was extremely discouraged by the answer that it is impossible to operate in any case, from the outset there should be radiation. Also found a mediator organizing treatment in Germany, but in this case even worse: the answer had to wait for 3 weeks "surgery is absolutely impossible," the estimates were not met, but the irradiation was also suggested, but "we'll see." In complete despair from the fact that tactics are not understood at all: I do the operation on the Internet or not ?, I found the Bookimed on the Internet, I was quickly answered, talked with Maxim Privalov, he is a very tactful professional, promptly arranged the examination of our mr and kt in the medical center of Ichilov the best neurosurgeon in Israel, Zvi Rama and Dr. Bukshtein. The next day the head of the department for the reception of foreign patients called me and so detailed told me everything about our problem that I had neither a shadow of doubt in terms of treatment tactics, and then by e-mail sent a letter in which it was also determined in detail: what should to do in what sequence, cost, questions about accommodation, etc. I am very grateful to these people for their professionalism! Thank you!

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The patient was treated of stomach cancer

Hope and faith work wonders. If you have at least some little hope and opportunity, then you should take advantage of it and not hesitate. And the decision that comes to you, probably the first - the only true. Everything is very high quality, people are really responsive. I want to convey many thanks and words of sincere gratitude to Sofia (coordinator of international patient support), which helped to make this correct for us and the only choice. She showed us all the pros and cons, helped to make this the right decision.

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The patient was treated of stomach cancer

In Russia, stomach cancer of the 4th stage was diagnosed with metastases, the operation was refused and offered chemotherapy with a standard set of drugs allowed for our polyclinics. After sitting in the queue all day waiting for a chemotherapist, I saw an incredible hopelessness of everything that was happening: a large queue of patients, indifference and lack of advice from the doctor, no shadow of hope. With this diagnosis, fear is compressed, but with this attitude kills. I want to hope that only I have come across such a reality, God forbid this to others. My relatives searched for alternative treatment abroad, through joint efforts, through acquaintances and the Internet, we came to contact the clinic in Israel "Ichilov". After a telephone conversation with the clinic, the final decision was made to go to Israel for treatment. In Israel, many similar medical institutions, but only similar ones, as it turned out later, it was Ichilov who is dealing with complex and problematic oncology issues that others can not cope with. Skeleton of professional doctors is formed by Ichilov, because the clinic has a scientific and practical center, the task of which is to increase the potential for effective treatment. My first impression when meeting with the clinic and its staff is the atmosphere of cordiality and desire to help, no one promises the impossible, a real picture of the problems and a plan for how to act. It makes no sense to speak and compare the service of Russian medical services and foreign, it is not comparable, everything here is envisaged for a person to recover, not to mention the staff and his attitude towards the sick. There are no problems with ignorance of a foreign language, the Russian curator solves all these problems, and a significant part of personnel from Russia or the former Soviet republics. It should be noted that the medical center of Ichilov is a whole city with many buildings of different treatment directions and a corresponding service infrastructure. Returning to the issue of treatment, I want to note one aspect, in my opinion, important, this is the quality of drugs in the course of treatment. Russian medicine can offer at best such (or generics), which does not improve the treatment. Passing treatment in Israel, in the clinic Ichilov, there is hope for the future. Many thanks to all the staff of the clinic. God bless you.

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The patient was treated in this clinic

Our coordinator Maxim sent us to the clinic Ichilov. We liked everything: attention from the doctors, and efficiency (the fact that we were quickly sent for treatment). Already in the clinic they helped with the collection of all necessary documents and certificates, with documents for departure. When we arrived, they met us, conducted to the clinic, the coordinator treated us very carefully. Attention and professionalism from doctors and nurses, the quality of drugs - we are all very pleased. we hope that our treatment will be productive and quality. Thanks a lot, everyone!

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Gachon University Gil  Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Incheon
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The Department for Neurosurgery at Gachon University Gil Hospital receives 38,200 patients per year and provides 1,300 neurosurgical interventions. It is one of the most experienced departments in the Hospital.

Specialists of the Department provide DBS under 3T Imaging control. It is the most...

Anna
Jul 25, 2016

Very good clinic !!!! just came from there. I liked it, highly qualified specialists who know their business. I advise everyone!...

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The patient was treated in this clinic

Very good clinic !!!! just came from there. I liked it, highly qualified specialists who know their business. I advise everyone!

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Apollo Hospital Indraprastha
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The Apollo is the first hospital in India where DBS was provided. The Department of the Neurosurgery is one of the most experienced in the country. Neurosurgeries have been performed here since 1960.

After a complete examination, doctors decide whether a patient requires the DBS...

Olga
Kazakhstan
Jun 11, 2018

All very much. Doctors and medical staff are very nice and attentive. And a special thanks to Kristina Zadorozhnaya for her help and support. Always very quickly solved all the questions. Very attenti...

Mangaleswaran Balamurugan
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The patient was treated in this clinic

All very much. Doctors and medical staff are very nice and attentive. And a special thanks to Kristina Zadorozhnaya for her help and support. Always very quickly solved all the questions. Very attentive, polite, sympathetic.

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If you need an organ transplant, this clinic is not your option. Since you just can not pass an ethical commission, and without it it is impossible to get on the operation. Organization in the clinic HORRIBLE. The translators changed, disappeared and the translation level is very, very bad (do not expect that the medical part will be transferred to you, only common words and meanings that can be understood even without the knowledge of the language). We came on a call to the clinic, but no one met us. As a result, we ourselves were looking for a translator to get tested. In addition, we constantly waited for "5 minutes", which flowed in 30-40 minutes of waiting, or even 2-3 hours. We were constantly offered to pay extra, again and again required additional tests or other expenses. And if you do not control your check, easily increase it by 3-4 times. Separately add about our book coordinator Svetlana. It was on her recommendation that we applied to the Apollo Hospital (initially I chose the Global Hospital clinic), the result was half a million rubles from the family budget (an apartment was sold for the sake of this operation) with a ZERO result. We could not get to the ethical commission because of a document that is not accepted at this clinic (whereas there is no problem with Global Hospital). My husband still needs a kidney. But thanks to Svetlana, we deprived a huge amount of money for our family, but the operation was never done. Thanks bookimed that disappointed and failed so much that I do not want to live.

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The patient was treated in this clinic

Good afternoon, Ivan! Positive memories are, of course, cool. But the question was, was the treatment effective?

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Medical Park Hospitals Group
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Medical Park is the largest group of hospitals in Turkey. Compliance of their medical services is confirmed by Joint Commission International. Medical Park Hospitals are ranked first in the number of organ transplants and provide high success rates in bone marrow transplantation. Oncological units use...

Elza
Russian Federation
Mar 28, 2018

I want to express my great gratitude to the coordinating doctor Katya Bonko, I could not say that I was not more attentive and responsive, a competent doctor !!! She felt at a distance that she was wo...

Serdar Baki Albayrak
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The patient was treated of hemorrhagic vasculitis

I want to express my great gratitude to the coordinating doctor Katya Bonko, I could not say that I was not more attentive and responsive, a competent doctor !!! She felt at a distance that she was worried about me ... My daughter in Russia had hemorrhagic vasculitis mixed, planted for three years on the strictest diet, limited the active child in everything! In short, on their recommendation, I should have put the child in a flask! Where I just did not apply in Russia, but for some reason this diagnosis frightened everyone! Upset I began to search the Internet for answers to my questions and came across Bookimed ... I decided to fill out a questionnaire! Katia immediately contacted me! Having listened to everything that disturbs me, she quickly picked up the Medicalpark clinic and recommended to us a wonderful (as it turned out) Dr. Aysha children's rheumatologist !!! On the very first day of our arrival, we were taken to the clinic to see a doctor. This day for my child was one of the happiest! She lifted all restrictions !!! Our happiness was beyond limit !!! Quickly passed the examination. Said the child is healthy, live a full life! We were given a responsible, good interpreter !!! Thanks to the organizer Aigul, immediately responded and solved the problems (although there were practically no problems, only the language barrier

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We were diagnosed in Medical Park. We paid attention to the high level of medicine in Turkey and modern equipment, which is important for the correct diagnosis. The diagnosis was made in Kiev. The friendly attitude of the medical staff of the clinic, the round-the-clock support and assistance of Bookimed coordinator Lisa Dudnik, the support of the coordinators of the clinic made our stay at the clinic comfortable. The attending physician Veysel Kydyr helps us in correction of treatment and after returning home. Many thanks to Bookimed for the work done. The trip gave a positive result. We have a wish - clinic to make translations of medical documentation in a shorter period, and our medicine to rise to such a level that our loved ones receive medical care at the proper level in their country.

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The patient was treated of glioblastoma

The clinic is a new, very comfortable stay. From the administration to the orderly in the office, everyone is very friendly and ready to help at any time of the day. We were very lucky, because he treated us and still remains our doctor, the best neurosurgeon Serdar Baki Albayrak !!! He is not just a surgeon, he is a healer !!!! So, as we have experience of treatment in another country and have something to compare .. I can definitely say that Medicalpark is a very good Clinic. And I advise with great pleasure and will advise it.

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The patient was treated of lymphoma

As medical services and equipment of the clinic 'Medical Park' is at a fairly high level in the world. Coordinator Alyona Dybenko-at the height

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The patient was treated of adenoids

I was in this clinic. Service for foreign citizens is zero. Translations between the doctor and the patient are not appropriate, as well as the diagnosis of doctors is incorrect. I think the management of this clinic needs to reconsider some medical personnel and improve.

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Anadolu Medical Center
Turkey, Istanbul
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Anadolu Medical Center is a combination of Turkish affordability and geographical proximity with US quality of treatment due to affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine. This Clinic specializes in oncology treatment and bone marrow transplants using the most innovative equipment: DaVinci, CyberKnife,...

Saodat
Apr 13, 2016

A deep bow to all the doctors and staff of the clinic Anadolu. When my son turned one year old, the cancer of the right eye was diagnosed. Anadolu clinic was chosen according to reviews. Thank the doc...

Yaşar Kütükçü
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The patient was treated of retinoblastoma

A deep bow to all the doctors and staff of the clinic Anadolu. When my son turned one year old, the cancer of the right eye was diagnosed. Anadolu clinic was chosen according to reviews. Thank the doctors! cured and preserved the eyeball, 100% vision, and most importantly preserved life. In Turkey, advanced medicine, and the clinic Anadolu number 1 among all Turkish clinics on quality standards.

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The patient was treated of tetralogy of fallot

Last year was a test for our family. Andryusha was diagnosed with Tetrad Phallo. This is a complex congenital heart disease. Treatment is one - operation. The operation is not cheap, but thanks to friends and family! They paid for the operation and rehabilitation in Anadolu clinic in Turkey. The professionalism of the doctors saw from the first second. The operation was successful and without complications!

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The patient was treated of malignant schwannoma

I want to thank Bukimed for choosing a clinic in Turkey. We chose for a long time, we were waiting for us in Greece, and in Romania, in Israel / everyone is waiting there, but the prices are cosmos! and in several Turkish clinics. As a result, they chose Anadolu clinics and were not mistaken. My husband has a very complicated case / shvanoma /, the operation was 9 hours !!! Then resuscitation .... was discharged on day 5! On the sixth we were stoned in Istanbul !!! For Ukraine this is unique! Clinic - 23 century! Everything is so thought out, clearly, professionally! We are in shock / in a good way !!! I recommend to all. Organization of the highest, transfers, accommodation, translators. A survey? for 3 hours full! Including MRI, kate, blood tests, uzi of the heart, rengen, kordiogramma and something else, consultations of several different doctors !!! I recommend! I saw with my own eyes patients from Greece, France, the Emirates, and of course all of the CIS !!! If possible, answer the questions, tk. too many doubts. My tel. 0963818147 Elena

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The patient was treated of lung cancer

The trouble comes suddenly. I want to tell you how ordinary people helped me to survive, who came to my grief with participation. So, a blossoming woman, cheerful cheerful energetic, who has so many plans and dreams would have to go to the next world. When diagnosed in Ukraine, this is the case. But. People do not believe. if in time and good medicine in the world it is cured. Throw everything change, all that is for life. I turned to Bukimed. I was immediately called back and suggested where to go to be treated. This is an oncology center in Turkey, Anadolu, which is built by Americans ... works on American protocols based on their modern achievements and technologies ... Best oncologists, Turkey. I was lucky to be seen with the most important oncologist in Turkey. Medicine in Anadol is 100 orders of magnitude higher than ours. During the whole time I was accompanied by a team of support for translators headed by Gul Ababey. All household difficulties, transfers, daily delivery to the hospital and accommodation were included in the program. People are very polite and respectful. And most importantly, they are doctors so set up that you do not want, but will survive. There is confidence in the future. The main thing to live, and the difficulties are still ahead, treatment, rehabilitation, etc. Thank you very much to Christina (accompanying in Ukraine, which quickly organized everything.) I owe it to her very much.

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The patient was treated in this clinic

Good afternoon! Last year, there was a health problem (oncology). Operation, chemistry, irradiation. In June of this year, I decided to undergo a survey abroad. I found Katerina Kochergan in Kiev (a medical curator from Bukimed). There were thoughts of going either to Israel or to India. Katya was able to convince me that we must fly to Turkey (clinic Anadolu). After some reflection, I agreed, since everything turned out to be much cheaper than Israel and India. I liked that the clinic works according to American protocols and the method of treatment of Johns Hopkins. Katya connected me with the curator of the clinic Gul Ababey, who booked the hotel in advance, ordered a transfer, wrote to the doctors and to the examination. In general, I want to very recommend this clinic. You will find quality, service, reasonable prices, warm caring environment. Thank you very much Katya Kochergan and Gul Ababey !!!

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Bumrungrad International Hospital is a global medical facility in Bangkok, Thailand that specializes in oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, neurosciences, heart surgery, check-ups, etc.

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Anonymous
Ukraine
Sep 26, 2018

Bookimed medical coordinator’s work is excellent! I’m totally satisfied with healthcare and service quality. I've got lucky with my physician. Interpreter Larisa always helps and answers all the quest...

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The patient was treated of breast cancer

Bookimed medical coordinator’s work is excellent! I’m totally satisfied with healthcare and service quality. I've got lucky with my physician. Interpreter Larisa always helps and answers all the questions as well.

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The patient was consulted in this clinic

Thank you so much! Appointment scheduling was fast, everything was great)) The staff were polite and pleasant)

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The patient was treated of benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph)

three years passed since i have did disc operation Now Im happy and almost pain free coparing to my preoperation status. Thanks to my doctor and all staff

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The patient was treated of breast cancer

I am very happy with the treatment I've so far received at Bumrungrad International Hospital. Beginning last year, I've made three separate visits for treatment at the hospital. The staff are extremely professional and efficient using very modern equipment. The cost of treatment is competitive. I would strongly recommend it to other people looking for medical care.

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The patient was treated of lung cancer

I was extremely satisfied with everything that happened to me at this wonderful hospital. I don't think that there is a hospital in Asia which can compare with this one. From the doctors to the nurses and all other personell in this hospital ALL are competent, very polite and friendly - the only small criticism that I have is that unfortunately many don't speak English very well, that's a great shame.

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Samsung Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Samsung Medical Center is a prominent multidisciplinary hospital in South Korea that has repetitively received many awards in customer satisfaction and services quality. It has a special status of “Hospital of presidential standards”. A part of Samsung Medical Complex, Comprehensive...

Tatyana
Oct 30, 2015

We came to Seoul for treatment in the Samsun clinic with a father who was diagnosed with "Education in the liver, a size 5.5 by 5 mm" in Russia. In the Korean clinic, the father underwent a complete e...

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The patient was treated of liver cancer

We came to Seoul for treatment in the Samsun clinic with a father who was diagnosed with "Education in the liver, a size 5.5 by 5 mm" in Russia. In the Korean clinic, the father underwent a complete examination in 2 days, all in one place, without queue, by appointment and time: CT, MRI, PET, FGDS and colonoscopy with sleeping pills, biopsy of education, oncomarkers, ECG, X-ray. After that he was diagnosed: "Hepatocellular carcinoma without metastases." The father was touched by the caring and careful attitude of the medical staff during the procedures, while everyone was clearly engaged in his own business. With such tumor sizes and with such localization (in the center), usually the surgical method is not shown, radioablation also does not fit, only chemotherapy, to which the tumor is not sensitive. The prognosis was pessimistic, the father's life time was estimated at 2-3 months. But at the consultation of a radiologist, chemotherapist and surgeons, it was decided to carry out the operation, since it was the only chance to survive the patient. They warned his father about the high risk, the technical difficulties of the operation due to the localization and size of the tumor. Father, of course, was in shock, he could not believe that he had a malignant tumor, and that everything was so serious. After all, he did not feel this tumor: he had no pain anywhere, his appetite was normal, he did not lose weight, there was only a small weakness, which he wrote off for age (70 years). This is the cunning of cancer - no symptoms! Only an annual preventive examination from the top to the heel can reveal the cancer at an early stage. We agreed to an operation. Operated by Dr. Kim. The operation lasted 6 hours. Everything went well. Six days after the operation, we flew home. What amazed me about in Korea? When I saw how the healthcare system works in Korea, I immediately relaxed, and I had full confidence in doctors and medical personnel. Everyone clearly did his job. For one nurse 2 patients, she practically did not leave them day and night. I did not have to take care of my father, everything was done by medical staff. It was unusual that relatives were twice a day run to patients in intensive care, and without any shoe covers and masks. But the most amazing thing is that on the second day after such a difficult operation, my father walked around the corridor all day long! Has noted kindness of Koreans, modesty, patience, diligence, the valid relation to the doctor. The doctor said once and everything, no one argues, does not ask again, does not follow him, if there are questions - sign up for a reception and wait. A very clear organization of working time and subordination, and hence culture. I want to thank Dr. Kim again for his golden hands, the doctor who led the first reception, a very intelligent, literate and sincere person. All this time we had a Russian coordinator next to us, who translated, recorded for research, took a doctor, solved our everyday problems, and most importantly - morally supported, all 6 hours while the operation was near me. My father and I are grateful for her professionalism and excellent human qualities. All the issues solved quickly, clearly, without fuss.

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The patient was treated of ovarian cancer

By a lucky chance fell into the hands of experienced doctors of the South Korean medical center "Samsung". I was already preparing for an operation in Moscow - I had an ovarian cancer, predictions were 50-50. Our doctors are always afraid to take on extra responsibility for the operation. If something goes wrong in the end, they will refer to the fact that not those 50 percent fell out and that's it. Suddenly it turned out that my father had agreed without my knowledge that I would be put on an operation in the center of Samsung in South Korea. At first I thought I was joking - well, what kind of treatment can there be in the clinic with the name, like a TV set. But Dad insisted that I go there at least for a consultation. It turned out that this is one of the largest medical centers of South Korea with a worldwide reputation. I was examined by doctors from Korea and the United States. They made an impression on me that I can completely entrust my life to them, although I did not always pay much attention to doctors. I'm not talking about the most up-to-date equipment! Korea and in medicine justifies its leadership in the field of world technology. I had a brilliant operation, as I believe. Although for those doctors - it's their usual job. After anesthesia, I did not feel any pain. Postoperative observations showed that the tumor was completely removed. In six months I'll go there again for medical examination. I am absolutely sure that I won this terrible disease with the help of Korean doctors!

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The patient was treated of thoracic aortic aneurysm

My son (2 years), made an endovascular operation to close the interatrial defect (11mm). We still can not believe that we had an operation. Many times re-read the topic on the forum about invasive operations and dreamed that my son, you can close the defect in this way. Unfortunately, in Kazakhstan, we have not reached the age of 15 kg. weight such closures do not, only by the open method. Yes, and child cardiac surgery is just beginning to develop. All parents, if possible, take the children to Russia, Germany, South Korea, Israel. So I began to collect information about the clinics, where it is better to do the operation. By a fluke we got to Samsung. I'm not sure how many quarters this hospital occupies, but it's huge, it feels like it's in the forest, although it's located in the heart of Seoul. In advance, I apologize for the pun in the writings, I will certainly write in detail about our stay in the clinic. Now, I just want to say thanks to our endovascular surgeon Kang I Sok, the entire 9W pediatric department and the department for working with Russian-speaking patients Sonia, Lisa and Mr. Chu. For their personal involvement in the recovery of my little son. Especially the interpreter Sone who met us at the airport, accompanied at the examinations, when the operation was supported me morally and in general became my native person. Sonia did not just fulfill her duties, but she really sympathized. We flew home on October 14, I look anxiously at my son's leg (more precisely, I constantly look at her), but I see nothing there. No bruise, no scars, if I had not seen his leg right after the operation, you might think that he was not given a puncture. Lord, is this really the modern high tech technology. For all the stay in the clinic, he practically did not cry, except for the time when it was impossible to eat 6 hours before the operation (from 4.30 am to 11 am), about which he at that time sucks his breast, and when he was not given mother's milk, he hysterically raised , but this one, he could not be reassured by the whole department. How I transferred all this, do not describe in words.
I want to note the high professionalism of the sisters, how they quickly and painlessly install catheters, take blood, how they change the adhesive plasters on these catheters, wipe the puncture site with special napkins, massage the brush and fingers from sagging! Find an approach to every child. Even when the son did not want to drink medicine, and kicked! The nurse only smiled, and on my slap to my son for the spilled medicine said Dont steal, zisis baby. Type is a child, he can do anything! In Korea, an interesting mentality: the old and the children are the highest caste, the old people should all bow down, almost everything is allowed to children! The treatment was at the highest level. So everything is organized and computerized. When you get to the department, a paper bracelet is put on the pen on the handle, on which there is all the information about the child and the treatment prescribed. When you go to another examination, the doctor already knows who will come and what examination to do. While doing the examination, the child watches cartoons, after examinations, we walk in the garden on a special baby carriage with a tripod, where all sorts of flashing sensors and droppers hang. However, it was difficult to put a son in the carriage after the operation, he runs like a battery, and I followed him like a second battery, just a dropper at the speed We were lying on the 9th floor. In the same sector, if you go down to floor B1 there are several restaurants, grocery (like a super market), flower shops, a shop where you can buy everything from diapers to a travel bag, souvenir shops, a bank, a pharmacy. We did not buy food, because they were fed patients with a choice of European or Korean cuisine 3 times a day. Order from the menu. Food is carried by a special machine. About her write separately I want to tell all parents whose children have heart surgery, do not despair, find a good clinic, trust the surgeon, and get the best treatment.

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The patient was treated of brain tumor

Many thanks to Catherine, Bookimed Doctor-Coordinator, for her prompt responses and sympathy. In a week after application my daughter (with diagnosis tumor of brain stem) was proposed a treatment in Korea. We have a CHANCE! Thank you for everything!

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The patient was treated of brain tumor

I thank Ekaterina, coordinator of Bookimed, for their promptness and empathy. A week after the treatment, my daughter (diagnosed with a brainstem tumor) offered treatment in Korea. We have a chance! Thank you to the center for what you are!

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Artemis Hospitals
India, Gurgaon
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Artemis Hospital is an award-winning medical institution of world class service at Gurgaon, India. The Hospital has 11 Centers of Excellence and numerous certifications including Accreditation by National Board for Hospitals & Healthcare and Joint Commission International...

Aleksandr
Russian Federation
Jul 2, 2018

Everything went well! I'm waiting for the results of treatment!...

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The patient was treated of hepatitis с

Everything went well! I'm waiting for the results of treatment!

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The patient underwent check-up

The clinic seems to be quite good, but during the operation the cataract of the left eye, which lasted more than three hours, my vision is no more than 15% and I had to do the second operation of the left eye. Although the right eye was operated for 10-12 minutes and vision without glasses is up to 60%

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The patient underwent artificial insemination (ivf)

They wanted a child with her husband, but for a long time it did not work out. The doctor advised artificial insemination in Israel, but when they got acquainted with the prices ($ 14000), they understood - we will not. On the Internet, we learned that there are clinics in the USA certified by the United States (JCI). Appealed to Artemis.
Do not believe those who say that in India bad medicine - I have not seen before, or after such cleanliness and so much complex medical equipment. They came there twice - for diagnosis (prescribed hormones) and then for the process itself. By the way, they have inexpensive medicines. The girl was born 3.7 kg, without any problems (jaundice lasted a little longer than necessary). I am very pleased.

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The patient was treated of viral hepatitis

Six months I was treated with hepatitis. Not only was the condition all the time, like with a cold, but there were no results either - the liver ached, and the tests were bad (enzymes, the number of viruses, etc.), then the thyroid gland became very inflamed. The sister of the friend was treated in India - said that there is not worse than in Europe, but cheaper. I read about the treatment, I chose the hospital Artemis (a large clinic, one of the famous). The Indian hospital impressed - beautifully, the new medical equipment, everything is very clear and fast. I was prescribed a new treatment regimen, which I tolerate well. The thyroid gland has passed, there is no common cold, the liver does not bother (so far, at least).

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Asklepios Hospital Barmbek is a clinic No. 1 for foreign patients according to the Medical Travel Quality Alliance, the international organization for medical tourism.

The Hospital is a multidisciplinary medical center. It is a part of Asklepios Kliniken, the most significant German hospitals'...

Oksana
May 3, 2017

Mom performed an operation for stomach cancer in Germany. The stomach was completely removed. As is known in this disease and in the mother's case, only such an operation is possible, and now she can ...

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The patient was treated in this clinic

Mom performed an operation for stomach cancer in Germany. The stomach was completely removed. As is known in this disease and in the mother's case, only such an operation is possible, and now she can enjoy life. And it's only thanks to Professor Oldhafer with the greatest experience in this field, who works at the Asclepios Barmbek clinic in Hamburg. We found a good doctor for mom on the site bookimed.com, where good medical coordinators work that help people and know everything. Thank you so much!

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The patient was treated of ulcerative (chronic) rectosigmoiditis

What to say to the hospital and doctor Prof. Faiss, apart from all the best, from the reception itself to treat the patient, you simply feel that you are in the right place, which gives you tranquility that is very important for the health of the patient. About the disease all the information you get with a lot of patience and security so you know what's happening to you and how to get it normaly with the right therapy. You know, because of my condition, I was a little stricken when i picked up the hospital and all the time I wondered if I made the right step, but now I am sure that for my decision that it was right

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The patient was treated of hypertension

Hello! We were very pleased to cooperate with the "Bookimed" service and with our coordinator Lisa Dudnik. Starting from correspondence and ending with the trip, the organization of all documents and stay in the clinic - everything was on top. We turned to this service with the question of selecting a clinic that deals with patients with hypertension at a young age. In Ukraine, unfortunately, doctors did not want to understand, the tests were done incorrectly, there was even a situation when the doctor wrote a diagnosis that does not exist, it was very frustrating, and the health condition only worsened. Lisa found several clinics for us and sent our extracts and some tests there. As a result, it was decided that we will still go to the Asclepios clinic in Germany, since it has a nephrology department that specializes in hypertension at a young age, we also found many good reviews and information about doctors. Dr. Meyer, our attending physician, described to us in advance what tests and examinations should be done in Asklepios in order to understand what causes the increase in pressure. And also to us have sent approximately the sum which will be spent for these researches. As a result, we spent 5 days in Hamburg, we were given all the tests, examination and changed the drugs, since those that were prescribed in Ukraine, are banned in Germany and have long ceased to be produced. At the moment we are taking medication and contacting the coordinator with Dr. Mayer if there are any questions. I also liked the translator Vladimir, whom we also received the service. He accompanied us in Hamburg for all procedures and all consultations and even after our departure he decided some questions with our treating physician. Therefore, we can safely recommend this service to cooperation!

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The patient was treated of prostatitis

5 minutes of communication with a doctor-600euro plus a hotel-400 add a flight or transport -350 and 300 euros other costs and the result is NULL. It turns out that everyone has staphylococcosis and it is not necessary to treat it! So, JAPANESE MAT'AT, I went with a specific problem, beforehand dropped all the results of the tests and can not immediately refuse and not milk me and waste my time.

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The patient was treated in this clinic

We operated on the Kindler Clinic St. Augustine, the children's hospital Asclepios. This is where patients come from all over Europe, very much from Japan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates. We had many patients from Munich and Hanover, although these cities have their own cardiac centers. The prices are lower than in Berlin. Professionalism of the staff at the highest level. We are very grateful to this clinic, the doctors are super! If you are on a paid basis, the operation will necessarily be done by the chefs of the clinic, their two. The price of this does not change. Berlin gave us the price for the operation of the chief 40 000 euros, in St. Augustine 30 000 euros. At the same time, the most complex operations are also done by the chefs of the clinic, regardless of whether you are paying or not. We have the most positive reviews about the clinic !!!

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HELIOS Berlin Buch Hospital
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Helios Berlin-Buch is the largest and modern hospital in the capital of Germany.

It is included in the best German centers list in 2018 according to the Focus magazine ranking.

94% of patients recommend Helios Berlin-Buch for diagnostics and treatment.

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Elena
Oct 23, 2015

In 2013, I underwent endoprosthetics of the hip joint. The operation was done in Helios Endoklinik Hamburg, where they are engaged in the surgery of large joints. It is one of the best orthopedic clin...

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The patient was treated in this clinic

In 2013, I underwent endoprosthetics of the hip joint. The operation was done in Helios Endoklinik Hamburg, where they are engaged in the surgery of large joints. It is one of the best orthopedic clinics in Germany, and foreigners are accepted here.

When choosing a clinic, I was guided by three criteria.

First. The hospital should be specialized, and not multidisciplinary: when doctors deal with only one disease, their achievements are much higher than those of doctors whose practice is wide enough.

Second. It should be a large clinic that has been operating for a long time and has a good reputation.

Third. The hospital must be a university to carry out scientific work.

The endo clinic meets all of the above criteria: it is a large specialized university hospital, which has been operating for more than 20 years, is widely known in medical circles and has an impeccable reputation.

I learned about it on the Internet forum, where I was given a link to several videos with reviews. When I looked them over, the fear of the operation let me go. I saw quiet, smiling people on crutches and more and more filled with confidence that I will be all right. And they talked about prosthetics of the knee and hip joints as if talking about visiting a cosmetologist. In addition, they unanimously spoke about the need for rehabilitation after surgery (which in Russia, if carried out, then in a very truncated form), and the Russian-speaking osteopath, which this rehabilitation exercises.

Of course, I realized that the videos with reviews serve purely advertising purposes, but one thing is enthusiastic texts, which often belong to the pen of a PR manager or website editor, and quite another - the live stories of people with whom , as it turned out, can be contacted by phone or email.
When I arrived in Hamburg, reality did not disappoint me at all. On the contrary - from all it followed, that this clinic of a very high level. Medical technology is more modern than the one I had to deal with, research is being carried out quickly, the staff is acting in a coordinated manner. And the endless questionnaire for the selection of anesthesia clearly said that the individual characteristics of the patient are taken into account here as much as possible.

At our municipal hospitals the clinic is completely different. Moreover, they are even somehow strange to compare: they are in too different qualitative categories. If you make any analogies, then the Endo Clinic resembles European sanatoriums in thermal waters - only the staff, perhaps, is more friendly. A large modern building with stylish interiors, spacious rooms for one or two (of course, with a bathroom), everyone has their own TV with headphones. And, of course, a small refrigerator. For the convenience and safety of patients, the clinic provides everything to the last detail.

For example, a multifunctional bed. It consists of three parts and is easily transformed in the necessary way - you just have to press the control button. Immediately, next to, a small table on the hinged mount.

In the bathroom there are all the devices for hygienic procedures after the operation. The tile in the bathroom is not slippery (which is very important for a person on crutches), the floor in the ward is the same. And everywhere is incredibly clean! At the entrance to the ward there is a small device for disinfecting the hands of doctors and nurses. Wet cleaning - every day. After lunch, a person comes into the room, who is wondering if there are any needs outside the clinic's walls (meaning fresh press, fruit or small services). In a word, comfort and security are at the heart of this. If you evaluate the quality of prosthetics, then it says respectful reviews of Russian surgeons who saw my X-ray after surgery.

More importantly, the clinic has its own know-how, which relates to the implantation of the prosthesis into the joint. You do not think about it in advance, but when you plunge into the topic and learn about possible complications, you understand how important it is to exclude the possibility of infections.
Summing up, I will say that the video reviews were not deceived, the choice was correct, and the result corresponds to expectations.

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The patient underwent hip replacement

Hello! My name is Tamara, I am from Tbilisi. I applied to Bookimed with such a complex disorder as coxarthrosis of the hip. I suffered from this disorder during long time. I was born with congenital dislocation of the hip which was cured during the first three years of my life. Then, my family and I were in a car accident and my right hip was broken. I was treated during long time, had skeletal extension, then plaster, the therapy lasted two years until Dr. Ilizarov G.A. installed me Ilizarov apparatus. It was 35 years ago, since that I have finished my studies, got married, born children and grown them up. And I did not feel any inconvenience. Three years ago I felt an acute pain which did not let me neither walk nor sleep and made obstructions to my ordinary life. When I underwent a complete examination and had all tests, I was told that a surgery is the only solution. As I wanted to walk during the rest of my life without any complications and infections and had a guarantee, which our surgeons could not provide me (I don’t want to offend them), I have chosen this particular hospital. I found many clinics in Internet. Several hospitals in Germany and Israel offered me their assistance but for some reason I decided in favour of Helios Hospital in Hamburg. Medical experience of Professor Thorsten Herke inspired me confidence: he has made surgeries to many Georgian patients who can normally walk, ride a bicycle, drive and move at the moment. My choice was also influenced by presence of physiotherapist Sergei Karsten who practices all types of rehabilitation. He uses his own technique of massage and physical therapy. He knows how to develop joints to avoid stiffness of the body and to provide a full range of movements.

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The patient underwent hip replacement

Hello! My name is Larissa, I'm from the city of Orenburg and led me here such a complicated disease as coxarthrosis of the hip joint. My disease I have a very long time, I was born with a congenital hip dislocation, which was cured during the first three years of my life. Then we experienced an accident with the family and I had a fracture of the right hip. I was treated for a long time, there was skeletal traction, then gypsum, for treatment it took two years, while Elizarov GA. I did not put the apparatus Elizarov. It was 35 years ago and in life I somehow managed to run and learn, get married, have children, grow them. And so it did not stop me. Three years ago, I felt a great pain, which prevented me from walking or sleeping and constantly distracted from normal life. When I underwent a complete examination and passed all the tests, I was told that the only way out is an operation. And as you want to go the rest of life in "their" feet, without any complications and infections and have a guarantee that our surgeons I could not give (even if they do not take offense), I chose the clinic. On the Internet, I found many clinics. Several clinics in Israel and Germany offered to help me, but for some reason I stopped at the Helios clinic in the city of Hamburg. I really instilled confidence in Professor Thorsten Gehrke, who operated on many Russian patients who can walk normally, cycling, driving and continue to move well. Of great importance is that it is in this clinic that there is a Russian-speaking physiotherapist Sergei Karsten, who has knowledge of all types of rehabilitation. He has developed his own tactics of massage and physical education. He knows how to properly develop joints, so that the body does not stagnate and does not sit too long and there was a full volume of movements.

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I had severe pains while walking and having load on my hips which limited my movements and Kazakh therapists proposed me only administration of strong analgesics. I did not receive physiotherapy and almost could not move I heard about good quality of German clinics and first of all that patients make a good recovery. Kazakh doctors believe that after installation of hip prosthesis normal range of movements can be achieved only in 6 months, but here I could start walking in several weeks after the surgery. I considered a treatment in Israel. Price policy there is almost the same as in Germany but there is no system of rehabilitation centers and rehabilitation therapy similar to German. I found a private clinic HELIOS-Endo. I was convinced both by reputation of the hospital and good reviews of Kazakhs who were treated there. I expected that after my treatment in Helios I can walk without pain. And regardless that I had the surgery less than two weeks ago, my condition has greatly improved. I am very satisfied with the result. Professor Gerke made my surgery and I want to express my gratitude to him. Besides excellent surgery and regardless extreme occupation, he paid me a lot of attention. I felt safe in the hospital.

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The patient was treated in this clinic

I was tormented by severe pain during movement or with a load on the hips, as a result of which I was restricted in movements, and in Russia the treatment consisted only in the use of strong analgesics. Physiotherapeutic treatment was not received. Almost could not move. I heard about the good quality of the German clinics, and above all that patients are quickly recovering. In Russia it is believed that after the installation of the hip joint prosthesis only after 6 months you can move normally, but here in a few weeks after the operation I was able to walk again. I also thought to be treated in Israel. There the price structure is similar to German, but there is no system of rehabilitation centers and rehabilitation therapy in Germany. In my search, I came across a private clinic HELIOS-ENDO (Helios, clinic of endoprosthetics). I was convinced not only by the reputation of the clinic itself, but also by the excellent responses of Russian patients who were treated in it. My expectations were that I would be able to walk again without pain after the treatment in Helios. And, despite the fact that the operation was done less than two weeks ago, my condition improved significantly. I am very pleased with the result. I was operated on by Professor Gerke, and I want to express my heartfelt gratitude. He not only perfectly operated on me, but despite the intense employment, he gave me a lot of his time. In the clinic I felt myself in safe hands.

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BGS Global Hospital is a private multidisciplinary hospital in Bangalore, India, specialized in oncology, neurosurgery, and hepatology. For cancer treatment, this hospital uses the last version of radiotherapy equipment, such as TrueBeam STx that accurately irradiates a tumor even in hard-to-reach...
Natalya
Russian Federation
Jan 1, 2018

Everything was at the highest level, happy, thank you all, stay at the clinic for 5 plus...

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The patient underwent radiofrequency ablation

Everything was at the highest level, happy, thank you all, stay at the clinic for 5 plus

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The patient was treated of melanoma

I want to thank from the bottom of my heart your company, and in particular a very competent and qualified coordinator-Soyak Alionu for help and advice provided in the process of selecting and treating liver melanoma. Having chosen the country of India and the Global Hospital, we received a consultation and made a diagnosis, thanks to which the oncologist, our doctor, picked up an innovative drug that gave us hope for recovery. We have a diagnosis of grade 4 melanoma of the liver and lung. After returning from India, we undergo further treatment in Ukraine. Believe miracles happen, do not miss your chance, contact Bookimed and they will do their best that you are healthy. RS We are very grateful to Alyona, for helping us in everything from uploading documents to the site and en