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Procedure Description:

Angioplasty is a medical procedure designed to open up narrowed or blocked blood vessels, primarily the arteries. Over time, plaque made up of cholesterol and other materials can build up on the walls of arteries, causing them to narrow or become blocked. This can lead to various heart conditions, including angina (chest pain) or a heart attack.

When someone undergoes angioplasty, a thin tube called a catheter is threaded through the blood vessels to the affected artery. A small balloon on the end of the catheter is then inflated to push the plaque to the side, restoring blood flow. In many cases, a stent (a small mesh tube) is placed in the artery to keep it open.

The need for angioplasty arises when lifestyle changes or medications don't alleviate the symptoms or risks associated with narrowed arteries. The procedure helps to alleviate symptoms, improve blood flow, and reduce the risk of heart complications.

Procedure Duration:

The duration of the angioplasty procedure itself typically varies between 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the complexity and the patient's specific circumstances. It's an invasive procedure, but not as extensive as open-heart surgery.

Once the angioplasty is completed, patients are often required to stay in the hospital for observation, usually for a day or overnight. This stay allows medical professionals to monitor the patient for any complications or reactions.

Recovery time varies among individuals. Many people can return to their normal activities within a week, but this depends on the overall health of the patient and the nature of their daily tasks. Patients may be advised to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks and to follow specific instructions regarding medications, especially blood thinners.


  • Cost-Effective: Medical procedures, including angioplasty, often come at a lower cost in other countries compared to the U.S. or Western Europe.
  • Expertise: Many international hospitals are staffed by doctors trained in the U.S. or Europe, ensuring top-notch care.
  • Advanced Technology: Some destinations offer state-of-the-art medical facilities with cutting-edge technology that matches or surpasses what's available in the patient's home country.
  • Recovery Vacation: Traveling for a procedure can also offer the benefit of recuperating in a scenic or relaxing location.

Potential Destinations:

  • India: Cities like Bangalore and New Delhi have become hubs for cardiovascular procedures.
  • Thailand: Bangkok boasts some of the world's most advanced medical facilities.
  • Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur and Penang offer a combination of top-tier healthcare and attractive tourism options.
  • Turkey: Cities like Istanbul are becoming increasingly recognized for their medical expertise.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Travel Complications: Post-surgery, long flights can pose risks such as deep vein thrombosis.
  • Communication: Ensure you can effectively communicate with your healthcare providers.
  • Post-Procedure Care: Ensure continuity of care once you return home, including access to medications and follow-up appointments.
  • Accreditation: Always check the credentials and accreditations of hospitals and surgeons.

How to choose the right doctor and hospital:

  • Check Qualifications: Research the surgeon's qualifications, experience, and expertise in angioplasty.
  • Hospital Accreditation: Make sure the hospital is internationally accredited or recognized by credible healthcare organizations.
  • Reviews & Testimonials: Read reviews from patients who've undergone the same procedure at the hospital.
  • Post-Care Services: Ensure the hospital provides adequate post-operative care, including necessary follow-up appointments and treatments.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

Orthopedics Stem Cell


Research on mesenchymal stem cells regenerative properties in knee osteoarthritis. In these studies, researchers suggest that Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, stop and reverse cartilage degeneration, provide pain relief, and improve patient mobility.


Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Replacement Surgery. Stem cell therapy may offer an excellent alternative for patients looking to avoid shoulder joint replacement surgery, as well as many other surgical treatments for shoulder pain.


If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell treatments or stem cell-enhanced surgery.

Back Pain

Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

Anti-Aging Stem Cell

Hair Loss

Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

Facial Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.

Fertility Stem Cell

Endometrial PRP

The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.

Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)

The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.

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