Traveling from another country for medical treatment is difficult enough
without the added uncertainty that comes with facing new places and people.
Our specially trained, multilingual hospital staff will work to meet your
health care needs and make your stay in the hospital as comfortable as
We are pleased to be able to offer the advanced surgical treatments
demonstrated and explained on this website, for our International Patients
at attractive and economical rates. We have arranged a single, comprehensive
fee for the Hospital as well as the entire Professional Team. This fee is on
a cash basis with prepayment required. There are no additional charges for the
medical/surgical care. We can provide you with the technical information that
you may need for your Health Insurance system in order for you to claim
reimbursement. We regret that we are unable to file those claims for you.
We have developed a "VIRTUAL CONSULTATION"
program to assess your clinical problem well in advance of your visit. This
Virtual Consultation process begins once you contact our office. After we
receive your Neuroimaging studies (MRI/CT scans and x-rays) along with a brief
medical history with specific reference to the problem which is bringing you
to our facility, we will review this information and then contact you with
our observations, opinions and recommendations. Any additional questions
about this health problem can be addressed at that time.
In the event that we accept you as a patient we will then advise you of
our treatment plan and prepare a quotation for you. Once you agree to this,
a firm acceptance will be sent to you.
Your preliminary medical evaluation can usually be completed by your
physician in your home city. We will provide you with the details of the
required information so that you can have this completed in a timely manner
and forwarded to us. You may then arrange for your journey to Dallas for your
Our staff will be pleased to help you, and anyone arriving with you, with
local hotel accommodations and transportation.
We do require that the patient have someone accompany them to Dallas and
remain with them throughout their stay here. We regret that surgery cannot
be carried out unless your companion is present at the time of and following
Prior to scheduling a surgical procedure, we recommend the following steps:
Security issues and Visa requirements may have changed since
your last foreign visit including those specific to the
Once the procedure is scheduled, we suggest you:
- Call the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country to
verify Visa requirements for U.S. entry
- Obtain the necessary documents for you and those traveling with you.
It can be difficult to think about financial matters when considering
medical treatment and care. However, knowing what to expect at the beginning,
and understanding the payment and billing process, can help eliminate
- Make sure all your travel documents and medical records are in
- A Passport, Visa or other photo identification
- Full medical records (translated into English). Include
all test reports and surgery reports, treatment records, and
- All films and Neuroimaging Studies (such as MRI and CT
scans) along with relevant reports translated into English
- Glass Pathology Slides if applicable, along with the
original report and a copy of the Pathology Report translated
- Carry your medical records, including actual written
prescriptions from your personal physician (particularly if you are
taking any narcotic medication), neuroimaging studies/films and
medications with you in case your luggage is lost or delayed.
- Fill prescriptions for any medications that you must take
regularly, and bring them with you. Some medications may not be
approved for distribution in the United States and we may need to
identify the generic version.
Once you, your physician and our Neuroscience Professional Staff determine
that treatment at one of the Neurosurgical Consultants' hospital facilities
is appropriate; our staff will prepare a single statement clearly identifying
the charges for all hospital and physician services relating to your
Neurosurgical Consultants and the physicians (anesthesiologist, internist,
intensive care medical specialist, etc) as well as the hospital facility all
require full payment, in advance, prior to being admitted to the hospital for
Neurosurgical treatment. We accept payment in the form of a major Credit Card,
Traveler's Check, Certified Check, and Wire Transfer. Wire Transfer payments
must be received 72 hours prior to treatment. Neurosurgical Consultants and
the Medical Center adhere to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service's reporting
Neurosurgical Consultants and our Medical Center offer a number of services
designed to ensure continuity of patient care, and to assist physicians who
may wish to refer a patient to us for further care. These services include:
We are pleased to offer comprehensive Concierge Services to those patients
and their families who prefer to leave all local arrangements to experts. This
service includes airport and metropolitan area transportation, lodging
accommodations, entertainment, sightseeing as well as translation services
(including during doctor and hospital visits). This service is provided to
our patients and their families/companion(s) through Global MediLink, an
organization that specializes in this unique level of service. The fee
charged is based upon the requirements of the individuals requesting this
service. Please consult Global MediLink directly and anticipate a separate
communication from their very knowledgeable staff.
- Access to Neurosurgical Consultants' and our Medical Center's
physicians for consultation and second opinions
- Printed Pamphlets regarding specific disease states in which we
have special interest and which can be used for patient as well as
- Regular status reports on patient progress
- Translation and faxing of medical records
- Access to continuing medical education courses
- Assistance in arranging "observerships" with the staff of
Neurosurgical Consultants and other members of our Comprehensive
Neuroscience Team. We can assist in obtaining information on areas
of medical interest at various Dallas area facilities.
Global MediLink can be accessed through their
and/or telephone at 214.306.6741 or fax to 972.698.0044.
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