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Mark Sawko - Total Knee Replacement Testimonial

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My name is Mark Sawko, I am from Chandler, Arizona. I am 55 years old and I had a knee replacement surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico done by Dr. Max Greig. My knee is in terrific shape, no complaints the surgery was very successful, I am able to do many things including golf and yoga and all kinds of different sports, so I feel it was very successful. I found out about MedToGo because it was owned by one of my friends Dr. Robert Page and his family Dr. Curtis Page, and Bobby page also works at MedToGo. I trusted Dr. Page to show me a good place to go for surgery, he had written books about medical tourism in Mexico, he knew a lot about Mexico and I just trusted him to find me a good orthopedic surgeon in Mexico. I was about one week away from having surgery in the United States and I got a call from my orthopedic surgeon and found out blue cross blue shield would not cover the surgery on my left knee. When I heard about that I was devastated because I needed the surgery badly and it was just not going to happen.

The United States was going to be roughly about $50,000 for the orthopedic surgeon to do the surgery and to be in the hospital for a couple days, and rehab and everything included would have been about $50,000 and that was not a viable option for me it was too much money for me to spend on the surgery. The quality of the surgery in Puerto Vallarta was tremendous, Dr. Greig saw me the first day, the day before the surgery and went over the X rays and went over the whole procedure with me. The next day was the surgery he prepared me for it, everything was great, and the hospital stay was great. I had the surgery, stayed in the hospital for two day and came out of the hospital and had somebody at the hotel room doing rehab with me the very next day, and we did it for five more days while I was in Puerto Vallarta. It was just tremendous service, it was the best I ever had. It’s been five years since I have had the surgery and it has just been tremendous, I have had no problems, I play basketball, I coach basketball, I do yoga which involves a lot of strenuous positions but I can do all of the positions, and I play golf so the surgery has been very positive, and I am just ecstatic about it. If I ever have to have surgery again I would recommend Dr. Greig for sure, he is a tremendous orthopedic surgeon, definitely as good as any orthopedic surgeon in the Unites States, so I would highly recommend him.

MedToGo set up everything for me and I think it’s the way to go if you did this on your own you would really have a difficult time putting all the pieces together. They can book the flight, they can book the hotel, the doctor, the hospital put everything together for you, you just fly out there go do the surgery, fell comfortable about doing it and just feel good that MedToGo will do a great job for you.

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I’m Lee Ann Weaver from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I came down for a total knee replacement. I decided to look into medical tourism when I found out what it was going to cost in the States. We’re self employed, and our insurance for the last 8 or 9 years, we had the same policy, the rates kept going up, and we had to keep adjusting the deductibles went up also. And we couldn’t go anywhere else because I had knee surgery earlier, and it was a pre-existing condition, so I couldn’t find another carrier.

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LeAnn Weaver - Total Knee Replacement Testimonial