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Orthopaedic surgery abroad : Patient stories

If you are considering orthopaedic surgery abroad, then why not find out about other people's experiences of treatment overseas. These patient stories supplied by our featured hospitals and clinics provide examples of the kind of orthopaedic surgery and treatment for which UK patients have gone abroad.

They are real stories of real people. Each story provides an indication of how much the surgery would have cost in the UK, and what was paid for orthopaedic surgery abroad.

Choose a patient story from the list below

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing operation in India Hip resurfacing
Mr. Henry Stevens is a professional polo umpire, horse trainer and polo manager who lives south of London. He had been suffering from severe pain and lack of mobility in his right hip, making it at times, impossible for him to "swing a leg" over a horse -- an obvious requirement for his profession.

Knee arthroscopy surgery in India Knee arthroscopy (keyhole investigation of the knee)
Ms Karen Holman needed knee surgery but the private quote she had been given in the UK was far too expensive. She heard that the Apollo Hospitals in India had an excellent reputation so she contacted The Taj Medical Group (Apollo’s Health Care Facilitator in the UK)

Herniated disc surgery in Belgium Slipped disc surgery
Mr S. from Scotland, contacted the Centre Neurochirurgical de Bruxelles through the Private Healthcare UK website seeking treatment for left leg radicular pain he had been experiencing.

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