Medical Tourism in India
Healthcare in America is out of control. I can see why people go bankrupt having to pay you know for medication or going to the doctor's office I I honestly cannot afford to go to the doctor's office here in America . today I got my bill from my dermatologist and I just got to show you this I had a mole Frozen off and that cost two hundred and three dollars and then they wanted to remove a freckle from my ear and that was sent for biopsy at 159 dollars and then the visit itself was 129 dollars for a total of 491 dollars for something that took less than five minutes for all of it and the insurance made some adjustments and I love this Blue Cross Blue Shield payment of 34.57 you know I put together a video of the cost of Medical Care in India and I cannot believe the difference and if they can do things so cheaply why can't we….greed!
America is full of greed and I'm tired of it because we're the ones that end up paying for it I hope you enjoy the following video because it really shows how much you can get in other countries for health care I'm not surprised that people go to different countries to get their health care done and I'm gonna have to be the same because I can't afford it here anymore why am I paying so much a month when they pay so little it's just absolutely ridiculous thank you for watching another edition of Timmy talks today we are going to talk about medical tourism and how much things cost in India come along it'll be very interesting so the last time I was in India I had the opportunity and missed it to go to Med Plus Diagnostics and today I'm not missing my opportunity it is a laboratory slash medical building where they allow you to have all sorts of tests all sorts of scams to evaluate your health and depending on how many tests you want to have the amount of money you want to spend you can choose different Services one some are for men some are for women some are for men of a certain age some are for younger men older men this one has 89 parameters that check you know different laboratory work and ultrasounds and EKGs and you actually just kind of go through the pamphlets the brochures and pick which one that you would like so I've chosen the 89 parameter and this cost me 5025 rupees which is a whole 62.51 cents so all I did was go up to the front desk provide my Indian telephone number which is very helpful, you can still get it if you don't have an Indian telephone number but it just makes things a lot easier I told them which um service I wanted to engage and they gave me all of the paperwork I had to go to multiple rooms and you'll see that in a second number one, this copy for room number two and four okay and this copy for room number seven and nine and this copy for room number ten. wow okay wow okay this is your bill sir. okay and um I can get everything done together yes okay thank you. Welcome sir. all right the rooms are documented well here's room one and this is for a blood draw this is where we started all I think they took a total of six vials of blood Bring to you here?there's a tray in there…okay very good thank you okay time for your analysis that's got to be with every complete visit right okay it was off to my second room which was for radiological visit but I wasn't quite sure how it worked there were a lot of people there and I had a lot of different rooms to go to I I get that you just go to the different rooms so just be aggressive and knock on the door they'll take your paperwork and now they're expecting me so here we go. always got to get on a scale why ugh
so in a lot of these rooms they really didn't want me filming but so I'll I'll describe what's going on this is um checking my capacity of my lungs where you blow into a machine and it actually tells you you know how much lung capacity you have and if you're having any issues with that and then also in the same room I got an EKG done and it's the standard same EKG that I have done in the US so now I'm going to room seven for an ecg and an echo So there people waiting right now my turn and here I think that sounds like an MRI in progress I think it's funny how they want you to take your shoes off in the doctor's office is that hygienic? Okay I just came to the ultrasound scan fan room and I gave them my paperwork but I have to come back after three which is going to be three hours from now that's kind of a long time to wait for ultrasound but I guess I can try and get these other tests done and if I need to go eat I'll go eat let me jump over to the audiologist and get my hearing checked out so we'll just place this this will be a little tight sure so if any discomfort let me know sure is it comfortable yeah time for complete chest x-ray multiple views okay and in this room I got a complete ECG echocardiogram of my heart now this test in the United States cost me out of my own pocket 1400dollars and it was included in this Suite of services that I got today this was one of the tests that they did not want me to film in but you know it was the standard sort of Doppler test that showed my heart and the blood flow and I actually was able to speak to the cardiologist right after where he went over the results with me and everything was looking really good it was nice that test cost me a lot of money at home and on to my next test which was a full body bone density scan I can't even imagine how much this would cost to be done in the United States you lay on the table and the Machine scans from above and below and checks all your bone density I have never had that done. That was cool okay it was just requested to drink a liter of water because they're gonna do ultrasound of my bladder so that these cups that are about four ounces so I just finished the last one I did nine of them a little bit over a leader I think my calculations correct but uh water logged and I really need coffee I haven't had coffee today I need coffee but okay we're coming close to the end here okay so my bladder is not full enough they were ready for me but only 55 full so she said come back when you really have to go to bathroom so I'm gonna grab some coffee because I have a headache from not having any today or eating so I came to Barista Coffee it's not my favorite but it's coffee I needed it so bad I could already feel my headache lessening okay headed back from my last test cross fingers I can do it because I gotta go pee Waiting for rom ten last one so before these last few tests they did an ultrasound of my liver of my bladder of my kidneys and my prostate it was thorough and amazing that I got all of this done under the same 60 some odd dollars okay I'm done with the last test let's go back up to the counter and find out when I have to come back to get my results stay tuned we will get our follow-up and find out how we did hey off on another Health thing let's see how we do with this one okay so I'm at maxvision Super specialty Eye Hospital I want to get a comprehensive eye exam so let's see if they can accommodate a walk-in and how much it'll be so come along so I've been here before so they should have all of my information on file and my visit today is 200 rupees 200 rupees which is about two dollars and forty cents okay so it looks like that female doctor I saw before is in here. so I think it's gonna be, it should be all the same but it's always good to have your vision checked. Here my technician, what's your name ? My name is Shavan. Shavan, thank you very much.
so firs I’ll check your distance Visio , so we’re you able to read those? Oh yeah, perfect, same way yeah all right it's done it's done all right thank you just perusing through their brochure they offer so many eye Services here time to meet the doctor hello, hi, how are you?I'm good thank you. The pressures in your eyes are pretty normal okay good okay so after that I'll be checking you clinically to see how your optic nerve and disk is there okay if I feel anything abnormal then I'll send you to something called field test okay In field test we will come to know to what extent the nerve fibers have got damaged. I really appreciated that they did a thorough eye exam checking my optic nerve to make sure I didn't have glaucoma or anything Your nerves are fine. great thank you so much thank you thank you thank you. complete eye exam is done everything good I only need reading glasses and over-the-counter ones are perfect okay medical checkup number three come along let's see if we can get it done about a 10 minute ride away is my next appointment at Clove Dental I want a complete cleaning for my teeth We’re going to do a health screening. that's good they're still testing for covid symptoms so good the office is very proud that even during covid they had zero spreading of Covid cases so they're very hygienic in this office and I appreciate that it's paperwork time and telling them what services I want done today Strange you have to remove your shoes everywhere it's not a temple so I found a workaround for the taking your sandals off let me show you okay over here? Okay I hate going to the dentist. even at home. but it has to be done and you should do it every at least every six months so the doctors arrived and I love how she had me rinse my mouth out with mouthwash I mean it kills bacteria and germs how smart to do that right before your dental procedures I have never had that done and she did a thorough job of this checkup she checked all of my previous cavities look to make sure I had no cavities going on how deep any Pockets were the health of my mouth in general it was very thorough we can proceed with cleaning okay which will clean up all the food deposits and little bit of shade correction for you. okay great. Shall we proceed?please
okay I won't bore you with the entire teeth cleaning but suffice it to say that it was a thorough teeth cleaning with scraping and buffing and using paste and you know just everything that you get done suction and spray and spit in the water you know all that kind of stuff so it was very thorough and I'm so excited that I got this done today well I've been working in Hyderabad from past four and a half years okay and from 2006 onwards I have been a dentist wow long time that's great my name is doctor Parvati. I’m a root canal specialist and orthodontist. I hope I never need one of those yeah but you did an awesome job cleaning you know it's amazing okay you're doing the cleaning you're a doctor yeah I'm doing all the practice like general Dentistry also I'm doing and specific to my root canal also I'm doing that's great that's awesome you get a full gamut of everything but it's nice that I actually had a dentist Doctor cleaning my tent because usually just get a hygienist yeah and you know that I would prefer a dentist that's great awesome the other thing in the U.S is you cannot get a teeth cleaning without getting X-rays and
all sorts of stuff they just won't do it so I like the fact that I can come here and get my teeth cleaned because I know I don't have any cavities I know I don't have any issue so but I'll suggest you whenever you go to a dentist every six months you're going right it's a good habit oh yeah so whenever you go to the dentist Whenever Wherever You have a filling or anything just follow-up has to be done okay very good all right thank you again I really appreciate it awesome job so your entire cleaning and your checkup your charges is 1090 rupees 1090. okay very good um third almost fourteen dollars for my service today so that's amazing you got to come get your teeth cleaned serious so tell me uh like I am very shocked and surprised that I can just come off the street and get my teeth cleaned for me to get clean in the U.S it literally takes me four to six weeks to make an appointment I cannot there's no way if I wanted my teeth clean no way even if I said I'll pay whatever there's no way so I'm amazed that you can do that I am actually working for Clove from past four years and you don't you won't believe even at the time of covid we were working really so and we were fully safe right none of our workers were infected wow none of our doctors were infected yeah because we followed all the protocols that's great and sterilization is the top most for sure for sure and I'll tell you I really like it when you're cleaning my teeth you have me rinse with the peroxide or whatever that is because you always think there's bacteria coming loose they never do that so I really like that yes that is a first protocol to make them-sit and wash their mouth so it works as an antibiotic and I also got a free tube of clove toothpaste which is really helpful with sensitive teeth it was part of my visit and I really appreciate that the doctor gave that to me she even uses it herself this is a clove powered toothpaste tablet okay toothpaste tablet yes you have seen toothpaste but it's a tablet okay so what do you do is when you're traveling and you don't have your brush or your toothpaste yeah it happens is just shortcut you just take this chew on every side and wash it out really is that something you came up with or something it's it's clove invention really yeah that's fantastic yeah wow very Innovative you can try it all right sure I'd like to try that yeah um and those tablets really do clean your mouth so well if you don't have a toothbrush or a toothpaste amazing I thoroughly enjoy my teeth cleaning and the doctor at clove wow amazing okay off to my final Health checkup and this time it's in the evening what could it be yes okay yeah Today, what am I doing with a wire out of my head?come along it's gonna be interesting he's going swimmingly so far so let's check it out tonight it will get off…. you think? so I decided to have a sleep study done in India my doctor in the U.S had suggested that I have a sleep study done in America to ensure that I don't have sleep apnea and they wanted like fourteen hundred dollars to do this test in the U.S and in
India although it's quite expensive it was only two hundred dollars and here I am like being hooked up from head to toe with all sorts of sensors to monitor my breathing they have guys there all night watching and oxygen and they're ready to come in with CPAP machines if needed you can see I'm all wired up nose thing finger thing finger thing chest all tied up stomach all tied up a pleasant sleep [Laughter] I have to admit it was not the most comfortable evening that I've had and I did not sleep well at all and because there was light in the room and there were people in the room and I'm someone who needs complete quiet and dark in order to sleep but I did persevere through the night and was able to complete the test okay I guess it's gonna be lights out good night so on to my final Health tourism sort of visit okay so the reason I came to the pharmacy is to pick up a couple things one is Propecia I take it for my beautiful locks and in the U.S the propecia cost me forty dollars for a bottle of 30. I come here in India for a strip of 30 a particular brand name is three dollars so imagine for a whole year it's just you know nothing, thirty dollars so I pay for a whole year what one bottle cost in the U.S the other thing I got are a few antibiotics so you know in the US in order to get antibiotics you have to go see the doctor and you have to pay for your co-payment and your office visit and the medication here it's a dollar fifty for enough antibiotics to last you through thickness so you know it's a great place to get medication if you need it it's much cheaper so just look at the markup the U.S market has it's crazy [Music] okay so in summary what did I get I got a bunch of reports on the test that I did I did an EKG an ECG a Doppler an echocardiogram uh lung capacity test and x-ray a bone density scan a uh let's see what else oh an ultrasound of my liver and kidneys and prostate and bladder all of that plus I don't know 70 plus um tests blood tests that were included your analysis and all that for like 65 then I got my eye exam for a little over two dollars and I got my sleep study for 200 so for 200 and 75 dollars oh and my teeth cleaning too so for 275 280 I got all of that stuff done compared to my one mole removal and mole Frozen for over four hundred dollars so I can see why people go to different countries to have medical procedures you know I can take these reports and bring them to my physician if there's any issues thank goodness everything came out it's shining brightly so I'm very happy with that and I don't need to take that to my doctor but ultimately you could so you know it might be worth a trip to India you get to see the country get a nice airfare you get your doctor visits all for the price of just a couple things here so I don't know it's it's totally worth it so you know it's a shame what how much we get charged here but it is what it is so I hope you enjoyed this video please like share and remember to subscribe see you soon take care