I am Sharon Stacey from California ,
while listening to 60 minutes I heard about medical tourism
and then started to search for the hospitals in Thailand,
Philippines, UK and India , which can offer me hip
resurfacing surgery. All what I wanted was an experienced
surgeon with high success rate and other patients'
experiences. My search got over when she read about Dr.
Malhan, Sr. Joint Replacement Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals
India. The surgeon who had performed more than 800 such
I was amazed to find that a large number of uninsured
Americans have chosen Wockhardt Hospitals and the website
had a number of video testimonials of American, British and
Canadian patients singing praises for the services and
excellent medical outcome received at this world class
hospital. Also I was impressed with the hospitals
affiliation with Harvard Medical International based at
Boston and also the fact the at the hospital meet the high
standards set by the Joint Commission International of
America, the same organization a part of JCAHO that
accredits the top hospitals in US.
I was really excited and sent an email to Wockhardt
Hospitals explaining my condition. To my surprise, I got a
response within an hour and then started a series of email
exchanges and telephone calls. Each of my numerous queries
were answered promptly by the International Patient
Coordinators at Wockhardt. They even provided me surgeon's
and some past American patients mobile phone nos so that I
could assure myself fully and then decide. The hospital
helped me sort out all logistics like applying for Indian
Visa, arranging airport pick up, bookings for room, surgery
and gave me one package price for the whole service.
I took a flight of faith and landed at Mumbai, India. I was
so happy to see a well dressed chauffeur standing with
aboard with my name on it just as I stepped out of the
airport. At the hospital I was settled in without fuss in a
five star hotel like suite complete with a Computer
connected to Internet, A large TV with all Cable channels,
Gourmet food service and everyone from doctors, nurses to
guest relations personnel …all speaking good English and
made me feel at home in this place thousands of miles away
The surgery went off very well and I recovered pretty soon.
I was very delighted with the quality of care , surgeon's
skills and the kindness of the staff.
It is going to be new chapter and a new life for me. I will
be grateful for the kindness, skill , efficiency and the
variables that went in giving me the best treatment, A no1
first class treatment that has put me where I am today.