Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Hi Moe and all you wonderful Healthbase people,
Attached is the letter regarding my experience with Healthbase and hip surgeries. I would be happy to talk to anyone who contacts you about having surgery through Healthbase.
Blessings to you all,
In December 2011 my hip pain became so severe that I had to do something. At that point I could only "walk" using canes or a rollator. Medications to treat the pain were a joke. In my desperation I started researching medical tourism companies and found Healthbase and Moe. Out of the several companies that I contacted, Moe was the only person willing to help me decide what to do about my hips. At one critical juncture I had to tell Moe that I couldn`t go through with a surgery and would have to wait. He understood and said Healthbase would still be there to help me when I was ready. All the other companies dropped me like a hot rock when the prospect of receiving money disappeared.
The second thing that impressed me about Healthbase is the connections they have with Doctors in many parts of the world and especially in India. Moe suggested Dr. Vijay C. Bose at Apollo Specialty Hospital In Chennai, India. Of course, I checked out Dr. Bose as best as I could. They had several videos that were quite helpful to me in vetting Dr. Bose and in understanding hip implant surgery and what to expect. I would watch a video and call Moe to ask questions. Moe always returned my calls and always had thoughtful answers to my questions; answers that were concerned about my concerns and never about money.
In April 2012 the money for the procedure was wired to the Healthbase account. The wire transfer was made with complete peace of mind after talking to the Vice President of the bank and receiving a glowing recommendation of Healthbase. All we had to do was fly to India and Moe took care of the rest. There were no money surprises at the Hospital or the Ideal Beach Resort. All funds were transferred without problem to who needed to be paid. Even the smallest details were exactly as Moe said they would be. I had complete peace of mind knowing that Moe took care of the details and all I had to do was focus on my surgeries and recovery.
I had both of my hips replaced with the Delta Motion large cup implants. These are ceramic on ceramic state of the art implants that are not yet available in the USA. The surgeries were done one week apart and both procedures went without any complications. Dr. Bose is a fantastic surgeon and I would do this over again in a heartbeat. I will also say that I didn`t have to have any blood transfusions because of the skill of Dr. Bose and that having two major surgeries one week apart was a real challenge.
As I write this, I am coming up on 12 weeks post bilateral surgery. I started driving my standard transmission truck at 5 weeks and riding my bicycle at 6 weeks. I threw away my arm crutches at 6 weeks and can walk a half a mile without aids. I usually ride my bicycle at least 3.5 miles a day up to 7 miles on occasion with no problems. My goal is to ride my bicycle 40 to 50 miles per day by this time next year. The muscle tone in my legs is coming back after 4 years of very little walking! Praise God!
I would encourage anyone suffering osteoarthritis of the hips to contact Moe at Healthbase and start your process to regain your health and life. FYI I am now 63 years young. If you would like to talk to me or e-mail me about any specifics I would be happy to respond. Ask Healthbase for my contact information.
Blessings to you all,