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Seven frequently asked questions in the United States

2018-04-03 04:48:36

The United States has always been the first choice for Chinese to go overseas for medical treatment, and the United States has the best medical treatment in the world. At present, the most popular places for patients are California in the west and New York in the east. Due to its good climate, large number of Chinese, and numerous large private hospitals, California is sought after by many customers; Due to its remarkable political status, the New York area is more conservative and rigorous in culture, and there are many famous specialized hospitals that are also loved by the majority of patients. For the most common problems that netizens consult to go to the United States to see a doctor, the answers are as follows:

Which diseases are suitable for overseas medical treatment?

Cancer, cardiovascular diseases, brain and blood diseases, epilepsy, orthopedics (such as knee replacement), infertility, etc. For example, the 5-year survival rate of cancer patients in the United States is more than 68%, and the 5-year survival rate of cancer patients in China is only about 25%. The success rate of pregnancy for 35-year-old women in the United States is about 70%, and only 30% to 40%. END

What kind of patients are not suitable for overseas medical treatment?
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Insufficient financial capacity. The cost of treatment in the United States is expensive, so it is appropriate to assess their own economic ability, if there is a deposit of more than 1 million yuan, and the condition really needs, you can choose to go to Harvard treatment.

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Advanced cancer. We missed the best time for treatment.

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The expectations of overseas medical standards are too high. Due to individual differences and the time at which treatment is started, treatment outcomes can vary from person to person. END

How much does it cost to go to the US for medical treatment?

The hospital will first estimate the cost of treatment according to the condition, generally speaking, the cost of medical treatment is roughly $50,000 to $100,000; Surgery costs about $70,000 to $100,000; Radiation can cost $100,000 to $200,000; It costs about $10,000 to $15,000 to test babies for one cycle. Treatment for heart disease, if it does not include drugs, costs about $20,000-100,000 for the entire treatment, and more if a heart stent or bypass surgery is required. The cost of testing and treatment for epilepsy patients in the United States is generally less than $10,000. The best treatment for brain tumors and eye tumors in children is proton therapy, but no proton knife has been put into clinical use. Proton therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital costs about $150,000. If the conditions are met and the opportunity to participate in the latest clinical treatment trial, the treatment cost is free (doctor visits and examinations are still paid out of pocket). In addition, patients can also get medical advice from American experts after transferring medical records to the United States through US, usually about 650 to 850 US dollars; Getting a second opinion through a remote consultation costs about $3,000-4,000. END

How long does it take to go abroad for medical treatment?
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· Cancer treatment: The five-year survival rate of cancer patients in the United States is 70%, while in China it is about 20%. Many factors contribute to this difference, but differences in tumor treatment techniques play an important role. We strongly recommend that cancer patients choose the top hospitals in the United States for cancer treatment or related consultations.

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· Neurosurgery, Cardiovascular Surgery.

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Pathological consultation: In the United States, pathological diagnosis plays an important guiding role in tumor treatment, commanding the surgeon's scalpel and the oncologist's medication plan behind it. Therefore, it is completely different from the pathological diagnosis in China: it is very accurate, clear, professional and standardized. We have encountered many cases in China due to unclear pathological diagnosis, or vague diagnosis, leading clinicians to apply radical therapies (chemotherapy, organ removal), which bring unnecessary harm to patients. Therefore, we strongly recommend that patients undergo pathological consultation with American experts before any major surgery, especially cancer treatment measures, which is inexpensive but has the greatest potential benefit.

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· Treatment of melanoma metastatic liver cancer: there are often multiple liver tissue cancer metastases that are not suitable for surgical treatment. The latest technology in the United States uses immune/chemical methods to cut off the blood supply to cancerous tissue, which can control cancer without major surgery.

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Surgical treatment for severe asthma: For some patients with severe asthma, no medication can completely relieve the condition. The latest minimally invasive surgical treatment in the United States can completely cure asthma by removing part of the smooth muscle of the respiratory tract.

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· Head and neck minimally invasive surgery. END

What should I do to prepare for medical treatment abroad?
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Outpatient medical records (records of attending doctors during outpatient consultations in hospitals)

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Copy of hospitalization medical records (including hospitalization medical records, laboratory tests, examination reports, pathology reports, genetic testing reports, treatment records, operation and biopsy records and discharge summaries, which can be copied in the hospital records room with the patient's ID card and hospitalization number)

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Professional doctors who are familiar with the format of medical records in foreign hospitals should sort out and translate all medical records. Only in this way can the patient's medical records be truthfully reflected to foreign doctors, so that they can fully understand the patient's diagnosis process in China, which is very important for the treatment of patients.

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Pathological sections (including the stained pathological sections in the hospital, and more than 20 unstained pathological white films, to undergo immunohistochemistry, genetic testing, etc.) You can go to the pathology department of the hospital to pay a deposit with the patient's ID card and hospitalization number.

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All original images or CDS (including X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, PET-CT scans or CDS, bone scans, etc.)

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Prepare the visa. If the patient does not have a visa, he or she needs to apply for a visa at the embassy with the treatment invitation letter and doctor's appointment letter provided by the appointment hospital.

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Have a credit card ready to support overseas spending.

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Medical translator and life escort translator. Many American hospitals provide translation services, because it involves medical words, such as patients need to accompany, try to find professionals, or seek help from professional service agencies. In addition, if the patient is unable to cope with daily communication in English, he or she should arrange for an accompanying interpreter before going abroad. END

Why choose Hopu Ark to go to the United States for medical treatment?
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The lowest charges - all patients are directly under the United States and the service team is responsible for the whole process, the cost is controllable;

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The most professional help -- Hopu Ark overseas medical consultants are all Chinese doctors with doctoral degrees or clinical staff of various hospitals, with first-class professional quality;

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The best service - Hopu Ark Exchange hospitals fluent in Chinese and English Chinese staff to provide the most direct help. END

Matters needing attention
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The only Chinese enterprise that Japan has issued overseas body guarantee qualification;

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The only overseas medical service institution with the best medical treatment in both the United States and Japan;

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The only top group of medical experts to personally analyze your medical records and make appointments with experts;

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Only qualified to enter the Japanese hospital operating room, ICU tracking the whole process of service;

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The only commitment to full service are Hopu Ark own employees.

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