Healthbase Solves Arthritic`s Problems through Medical Tourism in India

Released on: October 27, 2007, 1:51 am

Press Release Author: Mumtaz Pachisa

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: A long-time osteoarthritic finds relief at an Indian hospital
through Healthbase and gets a handle on his life.

Press Release Body: A long-time osteoarthritic finds relief at an Indian hospital
through Healthbase and gets a handle on his life.

It has been 12 weeks since his bi-lateral hip resurfacing surgery and Richard
Paquette is snorkeling in the sunny Southern Californian beaches. In the past,
Richard had problems walking from his car to his front door until Healthbase, a
Boston-based medical tourism facilitator, arranged for his hip surgery at the Joint
Commission International (JCI) accredited Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai, India.

"I am currently walking 6 miles a day, 42 miles a week. I would like to take it to
50 miles a week starting next week. I use an exercises bike in conjunction with my
other physical therapy routine. I am loving life with my new hips," testifies
Richard who is an avid sportsperson and a very active individual.

Richard had been suffering from osteoarthritis in his hips for a long time but was
unable to get surgery in the United States, earlier because of unavailability of the
procedure in the country and later because of the extravagant costs of it in the US.
Richard used Healthbase ( to find the hospital and surgeon
expertise required for the procedure. Healthbase also took care of his travel
arrangements including visa.

Saroja Mohanasundaram, the CEO of Healthbase says, "Going overseas for surgery
requires a lot of planning and research. Using the secure, easy to use and
information-rich Healthbase web portal, customers can research on the international
hospitals and doctors, select the overseas hospital facility that they are
interested in - most of which are internationally accredited, get free quotes and
plan their complete trip."

Richard had his hip surgeries done by Dr. Kaushal Malhan. Dr. Malhan who has worked
with the pioneers of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Surgery is a world-renowned
expert in the field with over 650 hip resurfacing procedures under his belt. Richard
adds, "I can't say enough about Dr. Malhan's and his staff's professionalism, their
knowledge and their expertise. The people who work there are the most amazing

A bilateral hip resurfacing surgery, which is a more bone conserving alternative to
total hip replacement, is estimated at $80,000 in the US. For the same procedure in
India, Richard who took advantage of medical tourism with Healthbase paid only
$15,000 resulting in a savings of over 75% even after adding up round-trip airfare,
hospital stay, physiotherapy, and other related costs.

About Healthbase Online Inc.:
Healthbase, a Boston-based medical tourism facilitator, is a one-stop source for
global medical choices, connecting patients to leading hospitals around the world,
through a secure, easy to use and information-rich web portal. Healthbase offers
over 200 medical, dental, cosmetic and surgical procedures and helps patients seek
top quality healthcare in various categories such as bariatric, orthopedic, cardiac,
spinal, dental, cosmetic, laparoscopic, etc. Healthbase's partner facilities are
located in India, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama and are
expanding to Argentina, Brazil, Belgium and Malaysia. To ensure that patients
receive the best care possible, Healthbase works mainly with hospitals that have
international accreditations like JCI, JCAHO and ISO. To learn more, call
1-888-691-4584, email or visit

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Contact Details: Contact:
Mumtaz Pachisa
Healthbase Media Relations
Healthbase Online Inc.
Healthcare Beyond BoundariesT
287 Auburn Street
Newton, MA 02466, USA
Phone: 1-888-MY1-HLTH
Phone: 1-888-691-4584 (Toll Free)
Phone: 1-617-418-3436 (International)
Fax: 1-800-986-9230

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