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New York Plastic Surgery News: Medical Tourists Beware of Drug-Resistant Superbug NDM-1
Date:9/22/2010

ew medications being developed to combat NDM-1, this antibiotic-resistant superbug could spark a global health concern. The Center for Disease Control is making research a "very high priority" and is requesting that any samples of bacteria possessing NDM-1 "be sent to CDC for further investigation."

With overseas medical tourism on the rise, American healthcare providers are trying to remain competitive in this emerging market by lowering their prices in order to be competitive. The push for domestic medical tourism could result in lower prices and quality healthcare for cosmetic surgery patients without their having to leave the United States. "This 'superbug' is exactly the reason why we wish to keep plastic surgery patients here in New York," said Dr. Koch. "These kinds of infections just don't happen here, thanks to stringent medical regulations and standards." Dr. Koch further advised that since plastic surgery patients are better protected in the U.S., it should one day reduce the need to travel overseas for affordable cosmetic or reconstructive surgery procedures.Contact:R. Michael Koch, MDNew York Group for Plastic Surgery, LLPhttp://www.nygplasticsurgery.com  Tarrytown, NY: (800) 433-7410 Goshen, NY: (845) 294-2018
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