Medical Tourism Magazine recently sat with Maxwell Cohen, Founder and CEO of Peel Away Labs, to talk about his product, ‘peel-away’ bedsheets, and how it can revolutionize healthcare.
Arthritis is a condition where the cartilage at the joint surface of the bone wears away. It is this cartilage which normally makes the bone ends slippery and helps the joint to move smoothly without friction.
Three decades ago, a patient who reached the hospital with a heart attack had as much as 25 per cent risk of dying. Now, thanks to several strategies that have evolved over the years, the risk in a tertiary care centre has come down to 3-5 per cent.
The treatment of colorectal cancer with the laparoscopic approach is slowly gaining acceptance throughout the world. A newly published research paper on laparoscopic total colectomy for colorectal cancers in Surgical Endoscopy clearly establishes the benefits of this approach.
It is a type of surgery that even hi-tech hospitals and experienced surgeons in the country are not confident of undertaking. But chief cardiac surgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals, Dr. Vivek Jawali has created history of sorts by conducting such surgeries.
CARVAR was granted the official permit from Korea Government, and is currently working for permission from JAPAN, EUROPE and USA. Dr. Song’s team in Konkuk University Medical Center has performed the CARVAR procedure successfully over 100 times.
Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs replaced open fire and the torch and soon a variety of fancy illuminating devices followed. Then a distinct category of artificial light, a.k.a. laser opened an era that uses light for a whole range of new purposes.
Bariatric surgery surgical subspecialty encompasses several different procedures, targeted at an end point of weight loss. The procedures do this by reducing stomach capacity or they intentionally reduce absorption.
The treatment of prostate cancer with the laparoscopic approach, especially by means of robotic-assisted laparoscopy. Based on our experience, robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer is clearly the more beneficial approach.
There are various spinal diseases in the world and various therapeutic approaches to treat the diseases. Conservative therapies include handed down folk remedies, natural remedies, alternative medicines, oriental remedies, exercise rehabilitation.
People from different social and professional backgrounds choose voice surgery to enhance competitiveness. Voice surgery can resolve voice problems such as transsexual, rough, hoarse, trembling voice, and changed voice due to aging.
The number of people suffering from obesity has almost tripled during the last two decades. Since bariatric operations result in significant long-term weight loss, they are rapidly becoming among the most common procedures in North America.
In recent years, brain tumor removal through smaller and less invasive techniques has become possible. These newer “keyhole” approaches a majority of both benign and malignant brain tumors, including those that arise from the brain itself.
Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, is the remote provision of health care services enabled by technology. Technology is used to improve access to health care services independent of geography.
The removal of pituitary tumors through Transsphenoidal Surgery was first described over a century ago. Since then, several developments have allowed this technique to be applied in the removal of pituitary adenomas.
Keratoconus is a rare eye condition in which the shape of the cornea is distorted. Its center becomes thinner and weakens slowly, taking the shape of a cone, producing a patchy image on the retina and, therefore, blurred vision.
Stem cell research offers potential for major advances in clinical therapy and could be used to replace missing or damaged cells. Stem cells offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat life-threatening diseases.
Stem cell therapy is based on the idea that the body possesses specialized cells whose function is to heal damage that has occurred in the body. This is accelerated by stressors on the body such as smoking, exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment and various chronic illnesses.
Reducing the time required to diagnose a cardiac event is a key factor in saving the lives of patients with acute heart problems. Recent significant growth in the In Vitro Diagnostics market promises a new generation of technological advances.
The basic concept of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency marks the start of a new era in understanding and treating MS. The main theory underlying MS in the past had been that this disease was an autoimmune disorder.
Despite a competitive global marketplace, telehealth fosters cooperation and medical codependency for patient-centered programming. Due to its flexible nature, thousands of disciplines and therapies will soon be applying telehealth methods to their curricula.
When a cancer patient come to a hospital for radiation treatment, physicians would use sometimes week old scans of the tumor. In the past doctors didn’t know if the tumor had shifted or grown because they didn’t have the ability to X-ray the tumor.
The adoption of electronic health records has grown in recent years as the U.S. government’s incentive plans and the benefits of these systems are realized by more and more office-based physicians.
Esthetic surgery such as plastic surgery has evolved in the last decade regarding surgical techniques and new technologies. Due to the rise in number of non-invasive and mini-invasive procedures, patients now demand optimal results.
After the first smartphone in 1992 by IBM, several companies have jumped onto the app bandwagon, and now there are over 500,000 apps on the Apple App Store alone. Three mobile apps are currently available with the expressed purpose of promoting medical tourism.
As scientists continue to develop stem cell therapies, governments are setting their own rules about the use and abuse. With few tested and approved therapies available, especially in the U.S., people are turning to clinics abroad for a miracle cure.
Radiation oncology is an important part of the standard care, recent technological advances have enhanced our targeting accuracy. One of the latest technologies available is Novalis radiosurgery guided TrueBeam STx which allows us to perform IMRT, SRS, and IGRT.
One of the hardest things for any patient to face is being told by their doctor that they have cancer. They are faced with a tough challenge ahead of them: chemotherapy, or radiation, or even a combination of the two.
As technologies become more advanced, we are able to “bend the aging curve” and a healthier, longer life, for active lifestyle. While the cosmetic surgeon’s goal is to make you look beautiful, sports medicine is “living young” and pushing the body harder.
IONM is the real-time monitoring of the integrity of the nervous system during any surgery that could place operation at risk. Continuous testing and evaluation of the function of the peripheral and central nervous system are performed.
The international patient departments, facilitators, and referrers contribute greatly, still operate on excel spreadsheets. Primary interactions that international patient departments or facilitators have with a lead/patient occur before or after the procedure.
Spinal fusion is a procedure to treat different spine conditions like spinal stenosis, where spinal canal puts pressure on the spinal cord. Another condition that may need spinal fusion is spondylolisthesis, where a vertebra slips on to the vertebra below it.
February 25, 2019
The worldwide telehealth market is worth $6.5 billion and it is making a shift in the provision of traditional healthcare services. The telehealth industry uses information and technology to deliver healthcare services from a distance.
ByDr. Jonathan O’Keeffe
February 4, 2019
The concept of mixing business with pleasure toward the promotion of company objective in the name of good health has helped. The value of wellness vacations and hitting the reset button can manage both existing diseases and preventing chronic conditions.
Medical records are sensitive data and sharing such information prior, during or after the treatment requires a level of security. Information should be easy to understand and accommodating to both the language of patient and doctor.
February 4, 2019
Mainstream stem cell research reflects evidence-based medicine, other treatment offers therapies derived from adipose tissue. Many patients want access to regenerative therapies but cannot afford to travel overseas where such treatments are more widely available.
ByDr. Elliot Lander
February 4, 2019
In case of a hand transplant, the problem is the rejection of transplant hand, if it's mild, it can be treated with medication. If the rejection is severe or if it happens repeatedly, then it becomes more and more difficult to treat.
Many international patient departments and medical tourism facilitators use excel spreadsheets, email, and paper-pen to manage patients. Many Medical Tourism Association® members use the Global Patient Management SystemTM (GPMS) to manage their international patient.
The biggest change will occur is that we will be moving to an individualized medicine profile, we focus on population health. We realized at NASA that individuals are very unique to the point where someone may be down in cholesterol in their arteries.
Health resorts first came to the forefront as an option for travel, there were just a few dozen of Destination Spas. Destination spas were different than resort spas as they would truly have an educational component to the vacation.
February 4, 2019
Former Detroit Superstar Gordie Howe crossed the border into Mexico to receive a controversial stem-cell therapy treatment. The treatment became necessary after he suffered a series of strokes in the months prior that paralyzed his right side.
Medical crowdfunding websites are flourishing particularly in countries with limited or nonexistent universal healthcare systems. Crowdfunding websites allow individuals to post public requests for money for reasons such as travel plans educational cost.
February 4, 2019
Healthcare startups from across the world gathered in the Los Angeles Convention center for the employer healthcare and benefits. The competition brought together eleven startups from across the world to compete to possess the most disruptive products.
As technology is witnessing transformation these days, medicine is not far behind from the revolution of adopting the technology. The US FDA approved the first artificial pancreas which works in the same way like monitoring blood sugar, supplying insulin.
February 4, 2019
One in every three deaths in the U.S. is due to cardiovascular disease and one in every six dollars on healthcare is spent. Cardiovascular disease can be prevented in many cases as scientists and researchers have come up with cutting-edge technologies.
February 4, 2019
Recently, the medical travel industry has become increasingly more competitive as healthcare consumers become more informed. To attract medical travelers Healthcare providers building a global brand must differentiate their services through care and excellence.
Recently, advancement in technology has gained a massive entry into the healthcare scene with tech companies revolutionizing health. Healthcare is getting more investments as healthcare providers and insurers are using tech to make efficient healthcare delivery.
Digital revolution is considered as the fourth industrial revolution and has seen increased investment over the last few years. With the current trend in connected healthcare, widespread use of technology-enabled healthcare will make this idea.
Healthcare sector has witnessed many technological phases like virtual reality, artificial intelligence-driven health solutions. Apart from that, it has recently met with a revolutionized technology known as blockchain, which is safe and secure.
The medical tourism industry is experiencing a revolution with the implementation of a novel concept called blockchain technology. Stakeholders have started investing in this innovative technology to achieve its vast potential.