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Orthopedic Solutions for Back and Joint Pain

Are You Suffering from Back Pain That Spreads Down Your Legs & Is Accompanied By Tingling, Numbness, or Weakness?

These symptoms may be caused by a serious condition that requires immediate surgery. Besides, why suffer from these symptoms when you don’t have to?

We work with top orthopedic surgeons and specialists so you will be in the hands of a top-notch orthopedic team that’s focused on YOU.

Every physician takes an individualized, progressive approach to your health, which explains the team’s commitment to:

  • Eliminating your pain and rebuilding your body
  • Enlivening broken and damaged bones and joints
  • Taking you back to “life” with renewed function and movability
  • Diagnosing and dealing with musculoskeletal problems
  • Boosting rehab and getting you back to vitality
  • Developing relationships and uplifting quality of life

By having a diversified physician and expert team, most orthopedic needs are addressed with the skill and the finest customer care that attests to our desire to have compassionate, superior care from top to bottom.

Whether you need to get back to work, return to the field, or simply reclaim your best life, we are on hand to enable you to achieve your goal.

With Taqtik and our global partners, patients can benefit from complete orthopedic medical diagnosis, treatment, and/or surgery and rehabilitation all in one place.

Our combined skills assure international patients access to an exceptional institution of knowledge with physicians skilled and experienced in the treatment of

Orthopedic Procedures We Support

GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

  • Injuries, trauma, fractures, and conditions of the hip, pelvis, knee, and shoulder
  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis of the hip, knee, and shoulder joints
  • Hip and shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder labral injuries and tears
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Ligament injuries, tears, and instability
  • Degeneration of cartilage under the knee
  • Frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis
  • Rotator Cuff injuries and conditions
  • Tendonitis
  • Bone and joint infection
  • Bone Cyst

HAND & WRIST

  • Tendonitis & Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Hand & Wrist fractures
  • Nerve & Tendon injuries
  • Arthritis

SHOULDER & ELBOW

  • Chronic Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation / Instability

FOOT & ANKLE

  • Achilles Tendinitis/Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Instability
  • Calcaneal (Heel) Fractures
  • Forefoot Deformities, including painful bunions, claw toes, and hammertoes
  • Heel spur (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Ligament repair
  • Reconstruction of the Diabetic Foot
  • Reconstructive techniques following acute trauma, complex fractures
  • Repair of Neuromas
  • Rheumatologic and other arthritic conditions
  • Routine foot care
  • Stress and injury among high-performance athletes
  • Wound care

SPINE, NECK & BACK

  • Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar radiculopathy or “sciatica”
  • Cervical radiculopathy/arm pain
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar instability
  • Work-related injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • The curvature of the spine/scoliosis
  • Degeneration of the spine
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-traumatic injuries and fractures
  • Congenital problems of the Cervical, Lumbar, and Thoracic Spine
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sprains and strains

TRAUMA

  • Traumatic injury and fracture repair
  • Non-healing fractures
  • Fractures with deformity/angulations
  • Fractures of the pelvis and hip
  • Joint fractures
  • Foot and Ankle fractures
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction
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Orthopedic Wait Time in Canada? What are My Options?

Are you on a waiting list for Orthopedic surgery in Canada? Well, you are not alone. The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) found it would take almost two years for knee surgery, if working at 120 per cent. That is only one province in Canada.

Why is this in a wealthy, publicly funded country like Canada? In Canada, orthopedic patients have to wait for treatment as it is largely a publicly funded system. When Canadians need health care, they first to primary health care services, which are the first point of contact with the health care system. Primary health care serves a dual function. First, it provides direct provision of first-contact health care services, second, it coordinates patients' health care services to ensure continuity of care and ease of movement across the health care system when more specialized services are needed. This is considered a "referral" type of healthcare system.

According to the Canadian Orthopedic Association, Canadian patients must often endure lengthy wait times – sometimes a year or more – before they have their surgery, which can cause physical, emotional, and economic burdens for those patients and their families. We believe Canadians need and deserve timely access to quality orthopaedic care.

The Fraser Institute - Data Collection

The Fraser Institute has been collecting data for over 20 years on the waiting times for specialist visits and procedures across Canada. While COVID-19 has been a significant factor in contributing to wait times in 2020 and 2021, the future trend of waiting for orthopedic surgery looks likely to only increase as backlogged surgeries will take priority post pandemic. For this purpose we have looked at pre-pandemic waiting list for orthopedic surgeries across Canada to get a better perspective of future waiting list times post pandemic.

Median Wait Time in Canada

The median wait time between referral from a general physician and treatment is 20.9 weeks. This is longer than the 19.8 week wait reported in 2018. The wait time this year is just short of the longest in history (21.09 weeks in 2017), and 124% longer than it was in 1993, which was 9.3 weeks.

Median Wait Time Across Provinces

There are many variations in the waiting times of patients across provinces. Ontario had the shortest wait time at 16.0 weeks, while Prince Edward Island has the longest at 49.3 weeks. Referral by a general physician to consultation with specialist. This segment saw a rise in waiting times from 8.7 weeks in 2018 up to 10.1 weeks this year. The wait time for this segment is 173% longer that it was in 1993 (3.7 weeks). Quebec has the shortest wait time for specialist consultations (7.2 weeks), while Prince Edward Island is the longest (28.8 week).

Research repeatedly shows that waiting times for medically required treatmentcan have severe consequences, such as more pain, suffering, or mental anguish. In certain instances, they can also result in poorer medical outcomes--transforming potentially reversible illnesses or injuries into chronic, irreversible conditions, or even permanent disabilities.

Despite considerable cost and increase in budgets, patients in Canada are still waiting too long for medically required treatment.

Will Wait Times Improve?

Post pandemic, the Canadian Healthcare will not improve, at least not in the short to medium term.  This is largely due not to the backlog in surgeries, but also the outdated financial model of lump sum funding that the Canadian Healthcare system still adopts. According to the Fraser Health institute, Canada remains one of the few remaining countries that has not adopted a money following patient system. Money following patients turns lump sum payment on its head, shifting patients from cost centres and a drain on the budget to a source of additional financial resources for the hospital, and creating powerful incentives for providers to increase throughput, improve efficiency, and improve the patient-centeredness of the services provided.

What Medical Travel Options Do I have?

If you are in pain and need orthopedic treatment sooner than later, we can assist you with this.  While you do not need a referral we do recommend you let your general practioner or general medical doctor know that you are considering medical travel abroad.  The first step would be to make an inquiry, and we can set up a teleconsultation with a top orthopedic surgeon abroad who can assess your case and provide a recommended treatment plan - which may include surgery abroad. Life is worth living, and living in pain is not moving forward. We are here to assist you in your inquiries, so please reach out at anytime.

How To Find High-Quality Surgeons Who Specialize In Artificial Joint Replacement

If you’re looking for high-quality options for your artificial joint replacement needs, this article has been written for you. Perhaps you’re considering one of the most common joint replacements (knees or hips). Or perhaps you’re considering shoulder, fingers, ankles, or elbow joint replacement. Whatever the case, you probably know that in the US, Canada, and the UK the cost can be expensive. That’s why many people are traveling abroad for the high-quality surgeries they need at a price that’s often more affordable.

Here at Taqtik Health, we can help you. We have answers for all the questions you may have about finding the right surgeons who specialize in artificial joint replacement at high-quality medical facilities throughout the world.

On any typical day, our team answers questions like:

  • What is artificial joint surgery?
  • What are these artificial joints made of?
  • How long do artificial joints last?
  • How long will my recovery take?
  • How much does joint replacement surgery cost?
  • How much can I save on my surgery by working with Taqtik?

… and many more.

So, whether you need knee, hip, shoulder, finger, ankle, or elbow joint replacement surgery, we can help you find the right solution and save money compared to prices in the US, Canada, or Australia.

Not only will you enjoy price savings, but we will also ensure your artificial joint replacement procedure will be done in a state-of-the-art hospital that is comparable to the best facilities anywhere in the world.  In fact, our surgeons often have more experience than their U.S. and Australian counterparts.  So, without a doubt, we can help you find what you need.

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So, let’s consider a few common questions:

What is joint replacement surgery? This type of surgery removes damaged or diseased parts of a joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts.  Replacing a joint can reduce pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, wrists, ankles, and elbows.

What are artificial joints made of? Typically, these parts are made of plastic and metal that aren’t reactive to the human body. So, they are made out of materials like metal, ceramic, and plastic.

How long do artificial joints last? For the majority of people, you can expect your new joint will last up to 20 years. However, depending on how demanding your lifestyle is, the faster the joint could wear out. Are you overweight? If so, your artificial joint will need to support that extra weight. Also, what is your typical activity level? Since artificial joints can loosen over the years, the more use it gets, the quicker it can wear out.  Other factors that apply are the surgeon’s skills and the quality of the artificial joint.

How long will my recovery take?  – For knee replacements, most people can resume normal daily activities within 6 weeks.  However, for many people it may take 6 months or up to an entire year to fully recover and enjoy all the benefits of their knee replacement surgery.  As for hip replacements, most patients are able to walk within a day or two. And most can get back to their normal routines within a few weeks of their surgery

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No matter what artificial joint replacement procedure you need, there are 6 key benefits you’ll enjoy by working with us.

  • Cost Savings – Most international joint replacement surgeries cost less than those in the US, Canada, UK, or Australia
  • Reduced Wait Times – You’ll avoid the frustratingly long wait times in your home country. Why wait 6-12 months when you can get your knee or hip replacement done immediately abroad?
  • The Highest Quality Care – Saving money does not mean compromising on quality.
  • State-of-the-art Medical Facilities – The International infrastructure and medical facilities for artificial joint surgery are comparable with that offered in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
  • Highly Experienced Doctors – International joint replacement doctors and surgeons are skilled professionals with years of experience. Most have had their medical training in the U.S. or UK.
  • A Beautiful Vacation – Our international locations for artificial joint surgery are some of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world.

Summary

Given the money, you can save by getting your artificial joint replacement abroad … the cost of flights, passports, and hotels are easily covered with the extra money going right into your pocket for other important things in life.

And, if you’re recovering from this surgery, why sit at home when you could be recovering in a bungalow at a beautiful international beach while receiving your physical therapy or massage?

If your family comes with you, many of the hospitals have travel agents that will arrange fun getaways to the beach and other adventures.

So, with all things considered … Yes, talking with Taqtik Health about your artificial joint replacement procedure is a smart decision.

Not only can you get what you need for a better price, but your overall costs will also be lower than doing it at home.

And you’ll enjoy better service, better quality, immediate availability, and get to spend your time recovering in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

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Is Traveling Abroad For Artificial Joint Replacement Really Worth It?

Is Traveling Abroad For Artificial Joint Replacement Really Worth It?

Many people who contact Taqtik have heard about the advantages of traveling internationally for artificial joint replacement.

However, they often have concerns about the overall cost, including travel expenses, quality of service, schedule availability, and perhaps most importantly, the quality of the joint replacement doctors and staff.

In this article, we’ll consider some of the often-overlooked benefits that may convince you that traveling internationally to work with some of our world-class orthopedic doctors who specialize in artificial joint replacement is a great idea.

For many people, the potential price savings is a key issue that causes them to reach out to us. And in fact, depending on the procedure, you can usually expect to significantly benefit by working with us.

But beyond just price, there are many other benefits to consider. For example, our foreign hospitals are much more willing to give accurate quotes upfront, prior to your joint replacement surgery.

Click Here To Discuss Your Specific Needs 

Good luck asking a western hospital what your final bill will be upfront. As you likely know, they can often be evasive, vague, and avoid committing to a fixed price.

However, in foreign hospitals, they often offer set packages that cap the total cost.  And it’s this openness that enables you to better compare your options across multiple countries.

But no matter what, you can be assured that any artificial joint replacement surgery will be lower than in a domestic-based hospital.

Beyond the basic costs for the surgery, you should also expect to enjoy superior service during your visit.

For example, tasks typically delegated to low-level medical assistants in western hospitals are usually performed by highly trained professionals abroad.

Instead of being told where to go to get your medications or to see another doctor, you can expect to be personally escorted.

That’s because while western joint replacement medical professionals are usually over-booked, rushing in and out to the next patient, doctors in the major international hospitals have a much more reasonable work schedule and have a greater focus on spending quality time with each patient.

If you need to stay overnight in the hospital, you’ll be amazed at the quality of the rooms and service, which often seem more like a hotel suite than a traditional hospital room.

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And if you’re concerned that because something is cheaper then it must be lower quality, nothing could be further from the truth with our surgeons who specialize in artificial joint replacement.

While the doctors or surgeons you may see in your home country are typically “average,” those you’ll see in International medical hubs are often much better.

Most are trained in the US or Western Europe and find that working in their home countries allows them to spend more time focused on developing their joint replacement surgical skills compared to the overworked and frenzied environment their western counterparts have to endure.

Also, by traveling internationally for your knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle replacement, you’ll have quicker access to the medical services you need.

For example, in the US, you may have to wait for months for your surgery. And in Canada or the UK, you may have to wait 1-3 years!

However, by traveling internationally, most artificial joint replacement procedures can be conducted within a few days of arriving.

Lastly, if you’re recovering from joint replacement surgery, why sit at home when you could be recovering in one of the most beautiful vacation locations in the world?

And if your family comes with you, many of the hospitals have travel agents that will arrange fun getaways to the beach and other adventures.

Moreover, given the money you can save on the joint replacement procedure, your vacation will still be cheaper than having the services done at home!

Summary of Benefits

No matter what artificial joint replacement surgery you need, there are 6 key benefits you’ll enjoy by working with us.

  1. Cost Savings – Most international surgeries cost less than those in the US, Canada, UK, or Australia
  2. Reduced Wait Times – You’ll avoid the frustratingly long wait times in your home country. Why wait 6-12 months when you can get your joint replacement surgery immediately abroad?
  3. The Highest Quality Care – Saving money does not mean compromising on quality.
  4. State-of-the-art Medical Facilities – The International infrastructure and medical facilities for artificial joint replacement surgery are comparable with that offered in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
  5. Highly Experienced Doctors – International orthopedists who specialize in artificial joint replacement are skilled professionals with years of experience. Most have had their medical training in the U.S. or UK.
  6. A Beautiful Vacation – Our international locations for joint replacement surgery are some of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world.

Conclusion

So, is traveling internationally for your artificial joint replacement surgery worth It?

Yes, because not only can you get your medical procedure for a lower price, but you’ll enjoy better service, better quality, immediate availability, and get to spend your time recovering in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

To learn more and get a FirmQuote™ from one of our medical tourism experts, click here.

Looking For A Surgeon Who Specializes in Artificial Joint Replacement?

Looking For A Surgeon Who Specializes in Artificial Joint Replacement?

Whether it’s osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or suffering chronic pain from inflammation, worn cartilage, damaged bones, muscles, or tendons, you may need to find a surgeon who specializes in artificial joint replacement. These types of doctors are called orthopedic surgeons.

According to Dr. George Haidukewych, orthopedic surgeons are “basically the surgeons of the musculoskeletal system.” They take care of disorders and injuries of bones, joints, ligaments, and arthritis.

It’s fairly easy to find a long list of orthopedic doctors and surgeons. However, since there is no special certification or licensing specific to artificial joint replacement, one of the most common challenges is finding the right one for you.

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Knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, and finger joint replacement surgeries in the US, Canada, and the UK can be expensive.

And because so many people lack insurance that covers the entire cost, Taqtik Health is often the solution to find the right orthopedic surgeon to do their artificial joint replacement.

So, when we are first contacted by someone looking for any sort of artificial joint replacement surgery, our primary goal is to listen carefully and help find the best options.

What makes us different is that unlike many medical travel agents, we are involved in every step of the way. We stay right by your side throughout the entire process.

For example, once you’ve arrived at your destination, we’re also there to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Even after you’ve returned home, we follow up to guarantee your complete satisfaction.

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When it comes to finding you the best artificial joint replacement medical services, you can expect us to deliver:

  • State-of-the-art Medical Facilities – The infrastructure and medical facilities we provide are comparable with those offered in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
  • Highly Experienced Doctors – Our International artificial joint replacement doctors and surgeons are skilled professionals with years of experience. Most have had their medical training in the U.S. or UK.
  • The Highest Quality Care – At Taqtik, saving money never means compromising on quality.
  • Cost Savings – Most of our artificial joint replacement surgeries cost less than those in the U.S. and Australia
  • Reduced Wait Times – Why wait 6-12 months in your home country when you can get your artificial joint replacement immediately in one of the world’s most beautiful vacation spots?
  • A Beautiful Vacation – Our locations are some of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world.

Most of the people we talk to every day likely have the same questions and concerns you probably do.

Here at Taqtik Health, we want to help. If you have any questions about finding the right joint replacement doctors and surgeons at high-quality medical facilities throughout the world, please contact us right now.

Click Here To Talk With Our Medical Professionals

Whether you need knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, or finger joint replacement … we can help.

Not only will you enjoy price savings, but we will ensure your procedure will be done in a state-of-the-art hospital that is comparable to the best facilities anywhere in the world.

And our surgeons often have more experience than their U.S. and Australian counterparts.  So, without a doubt, we can help you find what you need.

In short, if you’re looking for the best orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in artificial joint replacement, Taqtik is your best choice.

By talking to one of our experts, not only can you get your medical procedure for a lower price, but you’ll enjoy better service, better quality, immediate availability, and get to spend your time recovering in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

To learn more and get a FirmQuote™ from one of our medical tourism experts, click here.

 

Looking For An Excellent Orthopedic Doctor?

Looking For An Excellent Orthopedic Doctor?

Whether it’s a dislocated shoulder from falling, a torn ligament from playing basketball, a worn-down hip from years of osteoarthritis, or chronic back pain from an injury, the type of doctor you need to see is an orthopedic doctor.

According to Dr. George Haidukewych, orthopedic surgeons are “basically the surgeons of the musculoskeletal system.” They take care of disorders and injuries of bones, joints, ligaments, and arthritis.

Although their main focus is surgical, orthopedists also provide many other non-surgical options.

It’s fairly easy to find a long list of qualified orthopedic doctors and surgeons, however of the most common challenges is finding the right one for you.

For example, knee, hip, hand, back spine or shoulder surgeries in the US, Canada, and the UK are expensive … often running in the tens of thousands of dollars.

And because so many people lack insurance that covers the entire cost, Taqtik Health is often the solution people need for finding the right orthopedic doctor at some of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world.

So, when we are first contacted by someone looking for any sort of orthopedic medical service, our primary goal is to listen carefully and help find the best options.

What makes is different is that unlike many medical travel agents, we are involved in every step of the way. And we stay right by your side throughout the entire process.

For example, once you’ve arrived at your destination, we’re also there to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. Even after you’ve returned home, we’ll follow up to guarantee your complete satisfaction.

Click Here For More Information

When it comes to finding you the best orthopedic medical services, you can expect us to deliver:

  • State-of-the-art Medical Facilities – The infrastructure and orthopedic medical facilities we provide are comparable with those offered in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
  • Highly Experienced Doctors – Our International orthopedic doctors and surgeons are skilled professionals with years of experience. Most have had their medical training in the U.S. or UK.
  • The Highest Quality Care – At Taqtik, saving money never means compromising on quality.
  • Cost Savings – Most of our orthopedic surgeries and treatments cost less than those in the U.S. and Australia
  • Reduced Wait Times – Why wait 6-12 months in your home country when you can get your orthopedic medical services immediately in one of the world’s most beautiful vacation spots?
  • A Beautiful Vacation – Our locations are some of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world.

Most of the people we talk to every day likely have the same questions and concerns you probably do.

Here at Taqtik Health, we want to help. If you have any questions about finding the right orthopedic doctors and surgeons at high-quality medical facilities throughout the world, please contact us right now.

Click Here To Talk With Our Medical Professionals

Whether you need knee, hip, or shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, arthroscopy, meniscal repair, or spinal surgeries … we can help.

Not only will you enjoy price savings, but we will ensure your orthopedic procedure will be done in a state-of-the-art hospital that is comparable to the best facilities anywhere in the world.

And our orthopedic surgeons often have more experience than their U.S. and Australian counterparts.  So, without a doubt, we can help you find what you need.

In short, if you’re looking for the best orthopedic doctor, Taqtik is your best choice.

By talking to one of our experts, not only can you get your orthopedic medical procedure for a lower price, but you’ll enjoy better service, better quality, immediate availability, and get to spend your time recovering in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

To learn more and get a FirmQuote™ from one of our medical tourism experts, click here.

 

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Why Orthopedic Doctors Are The Best Choice For A Specific Problem

Orthopedic doctors practice a branch of medicine that includes surgery as well as non-surgery for conditions that involve the musculoskeletal system. This branch of medicine usually involves treating sports-related injuries as well as traumas and oncology. Orthopedic doctors are often considered the sports doctors of medicine because the majority of their patients tend to receive their musculoskeletal injuries from playing sports. Repetitive movements that are required for sports usually result in injuries such as frozen shoulder, rotor cuff injuries, blown out knees as well as a wide variety of fractures to the bone.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is as the name implies a condition in which the patient's shoulder becomes painful to move and often immobilizes itself. The condition is treated with pain medication and physical therapy to try to regain movement. Frozen shoulder has three stages that it goes through beginning with painful immobility followed by mobility with pain and finally the condition corrects itself in the thawing out stage. For many patients, however, the condition does not self-correct and surgery is required to repair the frozen shoulder. Immediately after surgery patients go into physical therapy in order to prevent the shoulder from relapsing back into its pre-surgery condition.

Rotor cuff

Rotor cuff injuries are also common sports-related injuries that are the result of repetitive movements that cause rips and tears in the muscles and ligaments that never heal properly and become more painful over time as the repetitive movements continue. Rotor cuff injuries generally require special skills and orthopedic surgeon to repair. These types of injuries requiring and an extensive amount of downtime for the healing process to be complete and patients who don't give their injuries the proper amount of time to heal usually end up with no other options but surgery. Because orthopedic doctors clearly have to practice such a wide variety of medicine their training is intensive and varied; in addition to completing four years as an undergrad, hopeful doctors must also complete four years of medical school followed by a five-year residency as an orthopedic surgeon.

 

 

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Finding An Orthopedic Specialist

An orthopedic specialist is a physician who works to treat and evaluate various conditions that concern the musculoskeletal system, consisting of the muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons. In most cases, these physicians also double as surgeons. Within this specialty are quite a few subspecialties, including those dealing specifically with the knees, hips, hands, and various spinal deficiencies. Patients looking to obtain the best possible care must first find themselves an experienced and qualified physician who is trained and educated in the area of your specific condition or injury. In this article, I will outline a few steps that many clients go to find an ideal orthopedic specialist.

Step 1: Your Search

Your search begins by getting in touch with your primary physician in hopes of obtaining a recommendation for an orthopedist. In the best case scenario, this physician will be able to point you in the direction of a specialist with experience treating your specific condition, though your doctor’s recommendation is not the only opinion worth taking into consideration. In some cases, referrals are made in regard to specific groups due to an affiliation with your primary caregiver. Get in touch with your health insurance provider to find out which physicians are in-network.

Step 2: Insurance

While you have your insurance on the phone, find out whether they can provide you with a list of practitioners in your area that is covered under your current plan. This will ensure that your insurance can cover at least some of the costs associated with your treatment and will work to narrow the field of available options.

Step 3: Friends and Family

Call up friends and family members for additional recommendations. Obtaining information based on a patients perspective will serve to help in the decision-making process. Ask about the recommended physicians bedside manner, the location of the office, your contacts overall experience dealing with the physician and any other tidbits of information that may prove useful to you.

Step 4: Reviews and Ratings

Hop online and search for reviews and ratings on the physicians that have been recommended to you. A quick Google search will likely provide you with enough information to further your knowledge and make an informed decision. While you’re online, also keep an eye out for specialists who have not yet been recommended to you but seem to have a good reputation in the medical community. Write down any information you find in a notebook for future reference. Additionally, you can try to find individual physician websites to gain greater perspectives regarding their education, experience, insurance specifics and location.

Step 5: Top 3 List

Once you’ve gathered a list of physicians, weed through them and pick out your top three and call each of them up to schedule
consultations. These face to face meetings will provide you with the personal perspective of the physician, office staff, and the office itself while allowing you to pose any questions or concerns you may have regarding your treatment.

Step 6: Choose a physician

After you’ve met with each physician, you should have a fairly good idea of which one will work best for you. Go with your gut, and call your chosen physician up to schedule an appointment.

Or you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by contacting me directly at TaqTik Health. 

You can also request a complimentary consultation and I will be able to provide you with a list of great orthopedic surgeons in various locations, including transparent pricing.

Advantages of Traveling Internationally for Orthopedic Surgery

Many people who contact Taqtik have heard about the advantages of traveling internationally to get their orthopedic medical services.

However, they often have questions about the overall cost, including travel expenses, quality of service, schedule availability, and perhaps most importantly, the quality of the orthopedic doctor and staff.

In this article, we’ll consider some of the often-overlooked benefits that may convince you that traveling internationally to work with some of our world-class orthopedic specialists is a great idea.

For many people, potential price savings is a key issue that causes them to reach out to us. And in fact, depending on the orthopedic procedure, you can often expect to benefit by working with us.

But beyond just price, there are many other benefits to consider. For example, our foreign hospitals are much more willing to give accurate quotes upfront, prior to your orthopedic surgery.

Good luck asking a western hospital what your final bill will be upfront. As you likely know, they can often be evasive, vague, and avoid committing to a fixed price.

But in foreign hospitals, they often offer set packages that cap the total cost.  And it’s this openness that enables you to better compare your options across multiple countries.

But no matter what, you can be assured that any orthopedic medical procedure will be lower than a domestic-based hospital.

Beyond the basic costs for the orthopedic doctor, you should also expect to enjoy superior service during your visit.

For example, tasks typically delegated to low-level medical assistants in western hospitals are usually performed by highly-trained orthopedic medical professionals abroad.

Instead of being told where to go to get your medications or to see another orthopedic doctor, you can expect to be personally escorted.

That’s because while western orthopedic specialists are usually over-booked, rushing in and out to the next patient, doctors in the major international hospitals have a much more reasonable work schedule and have a greater focus on spending quality time with each patient.

And if you need to stay overnight in the hospital, you’ll be amazed at the quality of the rooms and service, which often seem more like a hotel suite than a traditional hospital room.

And if you’re concerned that because something is cheaper then it must be lower quality, nothing could be further from the truth with our international orthopedic professionals

While the orthopedists you may see in your home country are typically “average,” those you’ll see in International medical hubs are often much better

Most are trained in the US or Western Europe and find that working in their home countries allows them to spend more time focused on developing their orthopedic medical skills compared to the overworked and frenzied environment their western counterparts have to endure.

Also, by traveling internationally for your orthopedic procedure, you’ll have quicker access to the medical services you need.

For example, in the US, you may have to wait months for your orthopedic surgery. And in Canada or the UK, you may have to wait 1-3 years!

However, by traveling internationally, most orthopedic procedures can be conducted within a few days of arriving.

Lastly, if you’re recovering from orthopedic surgery, why sit at home when you could be recovering in one of the most beautiful vacation locations in the world?

And if your family comes with you, many of the hospitals have travel agents that will arrange fun getaways to the beach and other adventures.

Moreover, given the money you can save on the orthopedic procedure, your vacation will still be cheaper than having the services done at home!

Summary of Benefits

No matter what orthopedic surgical procedure you need, there are 6 key benefits you’ll enjoy by working with us.

  1. Cost Savings - Most international orthopedic surgeries cost less than those in the US, Canada, UK, or Australia
  2. Reduced Wait Times - You'll avoid the frustrating long wait times in your home country. Why wait 6-12 months when you can get your orthopedic surgery immediately abroad?
  3. The Highest Quality Care - Saving money does not mean compromising on quality.
  4. State-of-the-art Medical Facilities - The International infrastructure and medical facilities for orthopedic surgery are comparable with that offered in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
  5. Highly Experienced Doctors – International orthopedic doctors and surgeons are skilled professionals with years of experience. Most have had their medical training in the U.S. or UK.
  6. A Beautiful Vacation – Our international locations for orthopedic surgery are some of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world.

Conclusion

So, is traveling internationally for your orthopedic medical services worth It?

Yes, because not only can you get your medical procedure for a lower price, but you’ll enjoy better service, better quality, immediate availability, and get to spend your time recovering in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

 

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Is Traveling Abroad For Orthopedic Medical Services Really Worth It?

Many people who contact Taqtik Health have heard about the advantages of traveling internationally to get their orthopedic medical services.

However, they often have questions about the overall cost, including travel expenses, quality of service, schedule availability, and perhaps most importantly, the quality of the orthopedic doctor and staff.

In this article, we’ll consider some of the often-overlooked benefits that may convince you that traveling internationally to work with some of our world-class orthopedic specialists is a great idea.

For many people, potential price savings is a key issue that causes them to reach out to us. And in fact, depending on the orthopedic procedure, you can often expect to benefit by working with us.

But beyond just price, there are many other benefits to consider. For example, our foreign hospitals are much more willing to give accurate quotes upfront, prior to your orthopedic surgery.

Good luck asking a western hospital what your final bill will be upfront. As you likely know, they can often be evasive, vague, and avoid committing to a fixed price.

But in foreign hospitals, they often offer set packages that cap the total cost.  And it’s this openness that enables you to better compare your options across multiple countries.

But no matter what, you can be assured that any orthopedic medical procedure will be lower than a domestic-based hospital.

Beyond the basic costs for the orthopedic doctor, you should also expect to enjoy superior service during your visit.

For example, tasks typically delegated to low-level medical assistants in western hospitals are usually performed by highly-trained orthopedic medical professionals abroad.

Instead of being told where to go to get your medications or to see another orthopedic doctor, you can expect to be personally escorted.

That’s because while western orthopedic specialists are usually over-booked, rushing in and out to the next patient, doctors in the major international hospitals have a much more reasonable work schedule and have a greater focus on spending quality time with each patient.

And if you need to stay overnight in the hospital, you’ll be amazed at the quality of the rooms and service, which often seem more like a hotel suite than a traditional hospital room.

And if you’re concerned that because something is cheaper then it must be lower quality, nothing could be further from the truth with our international orthopedic professionals

While the orthopedists you may see in your home country are typically “average,” those you’ll see in International medical hubs are often much better

Most are trained in the US or Western Europe and find that working in their home countries allows them to spend more time focused on developing their orthopedic medical skills compared to the overworked and frenzied environment their western counterparts have to endure.

Also, by traveling internationally for your orthopedic procedure, you’ll have quicker access to the medical services you need.

For example, in the US, you may have to wait months for your orthopedic surgery. And in Canada or the UK, you may have to wait 1-3 years!

However, by traveling internationally, most orthopedic procedures can be conducted within a few days of arriving.

Lastly, if you’re recovering from orthopedic surgery, why sit at home when you could be recovering in one of the most beautiful vacation locations in the world?

And if your family comes with you, many of the hospitals have travel agents that will arrange fun getaways to the beach and other adventures.

Moreover, given the money you can save on the orthopedic procedure, your vacation will still be cheaper than having the services done at home!

Summary of Benefits

No matter what orthopedic surgical procedure you need, there are 6 key benefits you’ll enjoy by working with us.

  1. Cost Savings - Most international orthopedic surgeries cost less than those in the US, Canada, UK, or Australia
  2. Reduced Wait Times - You'll avoid the frustrating long wait times in your home country. Why wait 6-12 months when you can get your orthopedic surgery immediately abroad?
  3. The Highest Quality Care - Saving money does not mean compromising on quality.
  4. State-of-the-art Medical Facilities - The International infrastructure and medical facilities for orthopedic surgery are comparable with that offered in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
  5. Highly Experienced Doctors – International orthopedic doctors and surgeons are skilled professionals with years of experience. Most have had their medical training in the U.S. or UK.
  6. A Beautiful Vacation – Our international locations for orthopedic surgery are some of the most beautiful places anywhere in the world.

Conclusion

So, is traveling internationally for your orthopedic medical services worth It?

Yes, because not only can you get your medical procedure for a lower  price, but you’ll enjoy better service, better quality, immediate availability, and get to spend your time recovering in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

To learn more and get a FirmQuote™ from one of our medical tourism experts, click here.