International Wellness and Healthcare Travel Association

International Wellness and Healthcare Travel Association Newsletter
In This Issue
Bumrungrad Hospital
  Bumrungrad International
  is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, today it is the largest private hospital in Southeast Asia
Prince Court Medical Centre
Prince Court Hospital
Prince Court Medical Centre is a private healthcare facility located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fully owned by Petronas, it is a futuristically designed 300 bed centre with revolutionary facilities and high standards of patient care.

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Hospital Clinica Biblica
 Dr. Darbar
Samitivej Hospital
Penang Adventist
Sime Darby Health City
Marcus Evans Presents
International Medical Travel & Tourism 2010,
March 1 - 2, 2010,
Asian Business Forum
Malaysian Medical Tourism & Healthcare
March 29 - 30, 2010,
The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur,
European Medical Travel Conference 2010
European Medical Travel Conference 2010,
May 5 - 7, 2010
Venice, Italy
Glow 2010
Glow 2010
Asia Medical Tourism &
Wellness Congress
May 13 - 14, 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
International Wellness and Healthcare Travel Association
Medical Travel Expo,
Mumbai, India
Global Patient Service

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Surgeons are ready to fly with patients to reduce cost.

Traveling from your home town to another world class medical facility for treatment is growing and mentioned as Medical Travel/Tourism Industry. Innovative ways are being employed to facilitate patient and match his/her needs. World is becoming flat and people are traveling across the globe for better treatment options. But some companies are employing innovative ways to cater those who don't want to go to another or distant country for medical surgery and still want to benefit from reduced cost, expert doctor and world class facility.
Mobile Surgery International(MSI) stands out in this field of providing treatment to any patient, anywhere in the world with patient's preffered US based surgical team, quality of care, reduced cost through Centers of Excellence with Global Convenience. MSI says, patient come to us, we go to the patient, or patient and surgeon meet at a mutually convenient location, we coordinate all necessary arrangements at a cost agreeable to the patient and/or the payer.

Mr Naresh Jadeja & Dr Arnon KrongardMr Naresh Jadeja, President, IWHTA & Dr Arnon Krongrad,
MD & CEO Mobile Surgery International  
Here are the answers to our HOW? 
How it works?
When any patient contact MSI for surgery, MSI designs a package based on the patient's choice of destination, doctor and affordability. Patient goes to selected destination, also travels surgical team, they meet at that hospital, perfom surgery and come back. The package is currently offered at Florida, Kansas, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad in USA and Russia, China, Africa, and Middle East in Asia.
How do they cut cost?
MSI cites few case examples to show when surgeon is in the decision making, you can really cut the cost.
1. There is waste in American hospitals.
An anesthesiologist may refuse to move a stable patient out of an operating room - because the patient's temperature is 35.8 C. The anesthesiologist fears that payment will be denied by a post hoc insurance review if the patient's temperature is not 36.0 C. The temperature difference is clinically irrelevant. The delay it causes wastes money by making the operating room usage inefficient and necessitating salary for a clinically irrelevant insurance clerk. If anesthesiologist, not the insurance clerk, makes the clinical decisions, it will reduce waste.
2. MSI recently visited a small hospital devoted to heart surgery. It has 60 beds and 3 operating rooms. Among its gizmos are high definition video monitors and a voice-controlled surgical robot. Their robot had been unused because a surgeon who had used it left 5 years ago. Nobody on staff knew how to make it work. Within an hour one of MSI surgeons had the robot working. Within two hours he had identified every gizmo needed for prostate surgery. MSI explains that surgical subject expertise can source prostate surgery capacity in a heart surgery hospital.
Mobile Surgery International  Mobile Surgery International 
The above described surgeon-driven, mobile surgical model depends upon:
1. Excess operating room capacity that
    can be rented for little.
2. Knowledge of what is necessary and
    how to source it.
3. Knowledge of what is not necessary
    and how not to pay for it.
4. Ability to perform surgery really well
5. Mobility. 
These are the packages offered by MSI.
1. Orthopedic Surgery - Total Knee
    Replacement includes
Case Management, Logistical coordination, Operating Room, recovery room, 4 night of stay, nursing care, anesthesia and pain management, surgeon, assistant, surgical team, travel and accommodation, local and remote continuity of care, 10 days inpatient and outpatient physical therapy, FDA approved American implant.
2. Cancer Surgery - Laparoscopic
    Radical Prostatectomy includes

Case Management, logistical coordination, operating room, recovery room, 1 night of stay, nursing care, anesthesiologist, pathologist, surgeon, assistant, surgical team, travel and accommodation, local and remote continuity of care.
Mobile Surgery International: A surgeon driven mobile service model cannot be all thing to people. However, for patients, facilitator, payer, employers, government, and the industry this model is a partial remedy to the economic and other barriers that keep patient from getting what they want and deserve: treatment choice and quality.
Dr Arnon Krongrad,
MD & CEO Medical Surgery International  
Hospital Clinica Biblica
Dr Arnon Krongrad is CEO of Medical Surgery International. Dr Krongrad was trained in general surgery at University of Hawaii. He practiced urology at the Mount Sinai Medical Centre in New York and achieved the prestigious Dornier Scholarship of American Foundation for Urological Disease. Chief of Urology at Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 1990s, he coauthored Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy in 1999 and established the Krongrad Institute as American's pioneering program for Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy. 
Bumrungrad Hospital Clinica BiblicaHospital 
Bumrungrad serves over a million patients annually. Over 400,000 are internationals. They include thousands of expatriates who live in Bangkok and nearby countries, plus visitors from 190 countries around the world who come here for treatment. English is widely spoken. The hospital has a medical coordination office staffed by doctors, nurses, and interpreters who serve the special needs of international patients. For more details log on to

Prince Court HospitalPrince Court Medical Centre
We aim to be the leading healthcare provider in Asia. Our Centres of Excellence offer a wide range of services, solutions and technology that satisfy various needs and conditions. The scope of services includes
�� Heart & Lungs Care Dental Services
�� Cosmetology 
�� Burn Treatment  
�� Plastic Surgery 
�� Oncology Treatment
�� Nephrology
�� Urology
�� Men's Health
�� Women and Childrens healthcare
�� Wellness & Aesthetics 
For more details log on to

Mr. Naresh JadejaMr Naresh Jadeja
President IWHTA 
Mr. Jadeja is active in many associations and understands patients perspective very well. He believes that for a hospital: promoting qualitative healthcare options globally stands as the most important factor, low cost, hospital environment and other services are all secondary. To promote this, He is working towards bringing  transparency in hospital's quality data reporting through IWHTA. He is a big advocate of charity in healthcare sector, promoting organization's 'Donate a Surgery' program in US and international level.