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Brazil Gets Credit For Helping Start Medical Tourism

Brazil originally opened up medical options for patients outside of the US! In 1999, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein was the first outside of the US to be accredited by JCI.

Cardiology (Heart Surgery) Treatments

In medicine cardiology deals with heart diseases and disorders that plague the heart. It includes the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart defects, heart failure, etc. Doctors who specialize in treating the heart are called cardiologists and those that perform surgeries on the heart are called cardiac surgeons.

Cardiac surgery is usually the last option when other conventional treatments for heart care like exercise, medicines or diet restriction haven't worked or can't be used because of some reason. It is normally used to treat heart failure and coronary heart disease. Heart surgery may also be used to fix valves that don't work well, or to control heartbeat or finally to replace a damaged heart with a healthy one.

Your primary doctor, cardiologist and a cardio-vascular or cardio-thoracic surgeon will decide if heart surgery is for you.

There are many diagnostic tests that will be performed to find if you really need cardiac surgery. Some tests are electrocardiogram, stress test, coronary angiography, echocardiography, aortogram, chest Xray, cardiac MRI, etc. All these tests and the operation may be performed at a heart hospital.

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Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin

Hua Hin, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI

Languages: English, Thai

Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, the parent organization of Bangkok Hospital, operates a total of nineteen hospitals throughout Thailand and Cambodia. It has long been our goal to bring the excellent c...

BNH Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English

Over 100 years of medical experience caring for Thais and expatriates. The BNH hospital, formerly known as the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital, was established originally to provide nursing care for exp...

Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Accreditation: JCI, Temos

Languages: English, Portuguese

With over a century of existence, the Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital was founded in 1897 and holds a position as one of the most recognized healthcare institutions in Brazil.

A group of G...

Star Medica Merida

Yucatan, Mexico


Languages: English, Spanish

The Hospital Certification is the process by which the General Health Council recognizes Medical attention establishments who participate voluntarily and accomplish more than 1,300 norms and official ...

Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9002, JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English

Chiangmai Ram Hospital sits at the center of one of Thailand's largest and most respected hospital groups. The Ramkhamhaeng Group has the resources, experience and expertise to provide international q...
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