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US Doctors Traveling Abroad to Treat Medical Tourists

  • Published: 2010-04-29 (Revised/Updated 2010-05-27) : Author: Global Medical Excellence
  • Synopsis: U.S doctors to treat patients in International Hospitals of quality standards.

US Doctors Traveling Abroad to Treat American Medical Tourists...

California based Global Medical Excellence (GME) sets a new benchmark. Innovative arrangement with U.S doctors to treat U.S patients in International Hospitals of U.S. quality standards. GME's patients to pay less than 25% of the U.S. cost of surgery.

In what can potentially be a ground-breaking development, the California based medical tourism company Global Medical Excellence LLC has developed an innovative arrangement to tackle the increasing cost of healthcare in the U.S.

GME has entered into contracts with U.S. Board Certified surgeons who agree to travel to India or Lebanon (and soon other countries) to perform surgeries on GME's patients. Contrary to the existing phenomenon wherein U.S. patients traveling abroad are operated upon by foreign doctors, patients can now visit GME's website and choose to have either a U.S. doctor or a foreign doctor for various elective surgeries such as Joint Replacement, Spinal Disc Fusion, Lap Band, Plastic Surgery, etc. Moreover, GME will be providing a comprehensive insurance coverage to the patients to mitigate all risks.

According to Dr. Khoury, an expert in International Finance, this is a sensible option for the safety-conscious medical tourism patient, especially those with limited insurance coverage or high co-payments. The patients will be typically saving about 70-75% of the U.S. cost by choosing this option. This new arrangement will surely ease the concerns that patients may have about surgeries in a foreign location. GME is in various stages of negotiation with doctors and will have around 400 doctors in 7 major specialties by June-end.

GME provides total care for the patients from the moment they leave the U.S. to the moment they return. Through its affiliated surgeon's network in U.S., GME ensures excellent pre-operative and post-treatment care for its patients. Emphasizing GME's focus on "Highest Quality", Dr Khoury further mentioned, "GME is all about options for the American patient irrespective of his/her insurance status. GME maintains an Ethics & Quality Board comprising of eminent surgeons in all the countries where it operates. Unlike any other service provider, GME's in-house doctors are available round-the-clock to answer the queries of our patients.We allow for surgeries only in Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited Hospitals which are equal to or exceeding U.S. standards."

GME is a one-stop solution to get access to the highest quality medical-surgical options within and outside of U.S. exclusively in JCI accredited hospitals. GME provides end-to-end care for the patients who are looking for quality treatment at the most affordable rates. GME caters to individual consumers (both self-pay and insured), self-insured businesses, insurers, benefit consultants, third party administrators and those using Consumer Directed Healthcare Plans (CDHP) or voluntary benefit plans. More information at, Toll Free: 1-866-463-2111; GME Executives have been researching, innovating and contributing to the field of Medical Tourism since 2005.

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