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Medical Tourism Corporation Helps California Family Save Hundreds of Dollars with Medical & Dental Trip to Costa Rica
Plano, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2009
Peggy Berg and her daughter Debra had battled with obesity most of their lives. Their weight loss tools were the conventional non-surgical ones: all kinds of diets from Weight Watchers, South East Diet, fruit diet, etc., to hitting the gym. The few pounds lost this way would all come back sooner or later.
Both mother and daughter had developed co-morbidities like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and with Peggy, there was also the problem of knee pain because of her higher BMI.
At the point of giving up, they heard of gastric sleeve from a friend at a birthday party. After much research on the internet, Debra got in touch with Medical Tourism Corporation and hired their services for her and her mom’s sleeve gastrectomy in Costa Rica.
“I was looking for something affordable, something ‘do’able for us. Medical Tourism Corporation gave us three price quotes: two for Mexico and one for Costa Rica. We chose Costa Rica for weight loss surgery because that looked the best to us. We saved about 40% on the cost of gastric sleeve in the US,” Debra says.
Apart from the obvious low cost of bariatric surgery in Costa Rica, the other reason why Peggy chose to go abroad was that she was not eligible for gastric sleeve in the US, owing to her age. The cut-off age for weight loss surgery in the US is 60 and Peggy was already 70 when she decided to go for sleeve resection surgery.
“The people from Medical Tourism Corporation who we were dealing with were very forthcoming with information. I asked them a lot of questions, maybe 30-40 in all, as I had friends and my brother, who is a doctor, sending in questions. But they answered all the questions to my satisfaction,” says Debra.
“The Costa Rica hospital was excellent, clean and modern with all the up-to-date equipment. The staff was very courteous, professional, and spoke English. If someone didn’t speak English, there would always be an interpreter around.”
Peggy and Debra were accommodated in spacious patient rooms that had a sofa-bed for a companion. As they had minimally invasive gastric sleeve surgery, their stay in the hospital was very short: they left the day after surgery.
Eleven months later, Peggy and Debra are now enjoying the fruits of a successful bariatric surgery, with Peggy having lost 55 pounds and Debra 80. Their weight-related problems have improved drastically. Peggy takes very little medication for cholesterol, diabetes, etc., and Debra is pretty much off it.
Debra’s dad, Ellis Berg, had accompanied them on their medical trip to Costa Rica. While there, he decided to check out the dental clinic. Impressed by the level of cosmetic dentistry in Costa Rica, this ex-US government official got his dental bridges, dental crowns, and dental implants in Costa Rica at a huge discount.
“My front teeth were not pretty at all and I would feel embarrassed when I smiled. I took twice as long as everybody else took to eat. But now it doesn’t bother me. I show my teeth when I feel like,” Ellis says, baring his perfect teeth.
Ellis had a tooth that had broken off and his US dentist had said that pulling the tooth was the only option. When in Costa Rica, Ellis was delighted that the dental surgeon over there said that the chipped tooth could be fixed with a dental implant and did it for him.
Also, the Costa Rica dentist attached Ellis’s old dental bridges, which needed some restoration, to the tooth with the dental implant, making it all a composite part.
His smile has a 100% makeover now with dental crowns for his front teeth.
Thanks to the fact that top dental clinics in Costa Rica have their own lab where their technicians make dental prostheses like dental crowns right there, dental treatment in Costa Rica is expedited to a great degree.
So, not only did Ellis save about 40% on the dental crowns and dental bridges in Costa Rica, but he also had them done in record time.
All in all, this family from California is very satisfied with their cost-saving and high quality medical and dental trip to Costa Rica.
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Bristol, VT (PRWEB) August 15, 2008
Travel to Costa Rica in August with VBT Bicycling Vacations and a donation in the guest’s name, will be made to the Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre program, which supports the preservation of the endangered rainforest on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. This program enhances VBT’s continual support of the Costa Rican environment through Green Hotels of Costa Rica, whose properties participate in many conservation programs and are members of C.S.T. (Certification for Sustainable Tourism).
“Environmental sustainability is central to our business,” said Gregg Marston, VBT president. “It’s one of the reasons why our guests choose bicycle tours to see the world, rather than by bus or car. We’re pleased to be playing a role in preserving the Costa Rican rainforest, so that future generations will be able to appreciate its beauty the way VBT guests do now.”
Travel to Costa Rica on VBT’s tour takes guests through this diverse living landscape, including visits to the active Arenal Volcano, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a PeHas Blancas river rafting safari, and Amigos Las Aves–a local macaw rescue center. Several of the accommodations on this trip are members of the Green Hotels of Costa Rica, and are dedicated to sustainable tourism practices which educate travelers about local conservation efforts.
VBT Bicycling Vacations was named “Best Biking Outfitter on Earth” in a 2007 survey of more than 200 adventure travel outfitters by National Geographic Adventure magazine. Outfitters were ranked in six categories: education, sustainability, quality of service, spirit of adventure, references, and best overall. VBT emerged as the best overall in the Biking category.
Founded in 1971, VBT Bicycling Vacations offers 30 deluxe bicycle tours in 20 countries worldwide, including destinations in Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, South Africa, Canada and the U.S.A. VBT promises its travelers worldwide bicycling and discovery vacations at the best value, guaranteed. For reservations or more information about VBT Bicycling Vacation’s Adventure Costa Rica vacation, call 1-800-245-3868 or log on to the company’s web site, www.vbt.com.
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Spencer Newman, Marketing Director
802-453-4811 ext. 3414
San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) June 16, 2010
Concurrently with being recognized as one of the world’s most advanced dentist communities, Costa Rica Dental Advisors announces a referral service providing Americans and the global community access to a network of first class dentists at a fraction of the cost of that in the US.
“150 million Americans lack sufficient dental insurance and are charged excessive fees for cosmetic dental work and implants. A dental makeover that costs $ 60k in the US can be performed for $ 15k in Costa Rica. The quality of work is on par with that of American dentists or better” says Francini Retana Rodriquez, co-founder of Costa Rica Dental Advisors.
The referral service is free. Patients fly into San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica which is only a 2.5 hour flight from Miami and 5.5 hours from Los Angeles.
“All dentists in our approved network speak English and we follow our clients through every step of the process making the stay in Costa Rica a breeze” says Rodriguez.
Medical tourism is a growing phenomenon and baby boomers are flocking to Costa Rica for Extreme Makeovers using Costa Rica Dental Advisors.
Dental procedures range from single implants to full mouth reconstruction helping people achieve a correct, healthy bite.
Dentists in the network have performed over 5,000 implants, each implant guaranteed for life. The cosmetic specialists have become the dentists of choice to international top models and TV personalities.
For more information please visit http://www.costaricaDA.com/
Costa Rica Dental Advisors refers dental patients to world class dentists at significant savings without compromising the quality of work.
Nosara, Costa Rica (PRWEB) May 10, 2010
Safari Surf School, Costa Rica’s premier surfing school and camp, is offering a new “Family Surf & Save” package as well as reduced seasonal summer prices for all visitors beginning May 1 and ending August 31.
While seasonal summer rates already offering significant discounts on single and double occupancy packages, the new special delivers fully customized itineraries that will offer families of four or more a discount of up to 20 percent off normal family rates. That equals a savings of up to $ 1200 on 7-day family surf packages.
“A family vacation learning to surf will be one of those summer trips that’s remembered forever,” said Tim Marsh, co-owner of Safari Surf School. “This new package is designed to help make this a more affordable adventure, too.”
In addition lodging, meals, transportation and surf lessons from ISA (International Surfing Association) certified instructors, there are numerous activities nearby for non-surfers in the family. These include deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, zip-lining, yoga, massage, nature tours and much more along Costa Rica’s scenic Pacific Coast.
Full Family Surf & Save packages also include:
Round-trip transportation from Liberia or San Jose.
Ground transportation in and around Nosara.
Lodging for seven days and seven nights.
Breakfast and dinners daily.
Two surfing classes and equipment daily (maximum three students per instructor).
Massage and/or yoga sessions.
Professional photos and videos of guest surfing session.
Safari Surf School T-shirts and other extras.
“We attract plenty of accomplished surfers with the great waves here near Nosara, but this area is particularly nice for families because of the especially safe surf conditions; relaxed, nature-related activities; and safe, un-crowded, kid-friendly atmosphere,” Marsh said.
Pricing for an all-inclusive week-long family package begins at $ 3990. Prices are even lower for families with children under the age of 12. For more details or to customize a family, group or individual package, visit www.safarisurfschool.com or call toll-free 866-433-3355.
About Safari Surf School
Founded by brothers Tim and Tyler Marsh in 2000, Safari Surf School is Costa Rica’s premier surfing school and camp. In addition to surf lessons from ISA certified instructors, Safari offers complete vacation packages including a range of accommodations, dining, transportation and numerous other activities such as fishing, zip-lining, nature tours, yoga, massage, horseback riding and more. The school is located at Playa Guiones near Nosara on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. Business and administrative operations are based in San Diego, CA, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.safarisurfschool.com.
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