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Ohio Patient Thanks India and WorldMed Assist For Heart Surgery Overseas; His Indian Surgeon Thanks U.S. for Superb Training

Henry Konczak logged on to to help him find the surgeon in India his U.S. cardiologist recommended. Just three weeks later, he was out of ICU with his mitral valve replacement overseas completed. He's now home and enjoying his new lease on life.

Canton, OH (PRWEB) March 4, 2009 -- When Henry Konczak first learned that his chronic fatigue was due to a problem with his heart's mitral valve, he had no idea his condition would lead him to Apollo Hospital in India, a journey facilitated for him by medical tourism company WorldMed Assist.

"Once I learned that the surgery I needed would cost $130,000 in the U.S. just for the hospital stay--not including surgeon fees and all the other expenses--I told my cardiologist I was considering going abroad for surgery. He's from India, and he told me I could find no one in the whole wide world better than Dr. Naresh Trehan."

Konczak jumped on the Internet to track Dr. Trehan down, and came upon WorldMed Assist, a company that handles all the details and arrangements for patients seeking high quality, low cost surgery overseas. "First they transferred all my medical records, then set me up on a call with Dr. Trehan to get my few remaining questions answered and to find out how soon we could schedule the surgery. WorldMed Assist then took care of all the details of scheduling my surgery and my flights, getting my visa lined up, booking my hotel…the works. All I had to do was get on the plane," he said.

As soon as Konczak arrived at Apollo Hospital, Dr. Trehan began with a battery of tests. "I could never have afforded these tests in the U.S.," he said. Test results showed that Konczak's mitral valve needed to be replaced. "We'd both hoped it could be repaired, but because bacteria had eaten a hole in the valve, repair wasn't an option."

"The surgery was a matter of a few small incisions--he didn't have to cut me open. I was out of ICU in two days, and walking around by the fifth day. I couldn't be more pleased with the care I got from the entire medical team."

Konczak acknowledged that excellent care is available in the U.S., but his experience in India was unlike anything he'd have expected at home. An entire team of doctors, nurses, administrative and housekeeping staff, plus WorldMed Assist facilitators, were at his beck and call, frequently checking on his progress and making sure all his needs were met. His entire bill for the trip including all medical, travel, lodging and even his companion's expense, was $20,000--85% lower than the stand-alone hospital bill he was quoted.

When Konczak was bidding his farewells and thanking his team for all their care and attention, Dr. Trehan interrupted him. "You should include the U.S. in your thanks. I learned my profession there, and now I'm propagating all the knowledge I acquired from my very accomplished U.S. teachers," he said.

About WorldMed Assist:
Experts in facilitating global health care, WorldMed Assist's mission is to improve lives by helping patients receive high quality medical treatment abroad at affordable prices. WorldMed Assist coordinates and simplifies every aspect of care and travel and makes high quality, low cost mitral valve replacement overseas available. Waiting times are virtually eliminated, track records are proven, and facilities are state-of-the-art. Visit WorldMed Assist to learn more about medical travel. WorldMed Assist also provides medical tourism as an option for self-insured businesses seeking expanded and affordable health care options for employees.


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