Treatment in the USA

The United States of America is a country with the most powerful and expensive medicine. U.S. clinics rank four in the top-5 in the Newsweek ranking. American doctors are able to treat what no one else in the world has even learned to diagnose.

Why you should consider treatment in the US
Difference between Healthcare Systems in the US and the CIS
Best Clinics in the USA
Advantages of Treatment in the US
Main Areas of Treatment
Rehabilitation
Treatment Costs in the USA
Applying for Medical Visa

Why you should consider treatment in the US

American medicine has no equal in all areas of treatment, diagnostics and rehabilitation. Doctors in the USA give a chance for recovery for many diseases, even those that are not treatable in your country.
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There are a huge number of hospitals in America, in which more than 10 million medical workers work. The choice depends on the budget and, of course, the disease itself. In America, there are medical centers that are leaders in the treatment of oncology, while others specialize in orthopedics and traumatology. But the main base remains, which is known all over the world and fixed at the top of the leaderboard.
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In America, the largest and most innovative is the Mayo Clinic. The three largest branches are located in the states of Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. The medical center employs 42,000 specialists, among them about four thousand are highly qualified doctors. The hospital is known for its innovative approaches to the treatment of diseases of various profiles, a unique technological base and an individual approach to each patient.
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The Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest medical centers in the world. The total number of directions reaches hundreds. On average, 3.6 million people from all over the world become patients of the clinic every year. The center has the best equipment for diagnostics: CT, MRI, PET-CT and SPECT systems. In addition, the clinic uses a system that allows cardioscopy on a beating heart (there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world).
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Massachusetts General Hospital throughout its history, the hospital has produced 11 Nobel laureates. This is the highest figure in the world and says that the patients of the clinic are always in good hands.
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital is a huge institution, admitting up to 4,100,000 people annually. This is about 80,000 visitors every week. The hospital has more than a thousand beds in the hospital. The staff of the clinic consists of 1,700 doctors only.

Difference between Healthcare Systems in the US and the CIS

It is impossible to compare the healthcare system in America with the healthcare system of the CIS countries. The level of medical care, the development of new drugs, methods of diagnostics and treatment differs by 100%.



The main differences are:

  • highly specialized doctors with extensive experience in their field;
  • the latest equipment for analysis and therapy;
  • development of the latest methods of diagnostics and treatment;
  • original medicines that are approved by the FDA;
  • innovative methods of treatment of little-studied diseases.

Advantages of Treatment in the US

Treatment in the United States is at a high level due to the high qualification of doctors, high-tech equipment, as well as through annual funding for various developments.

By choosing American medicine, patients receive:

  • full-fledged diagnostics using innovative methods and equipment (ranging from various analyzes of biological materials to complex diagnostic studies, such as tomography, radiothermometry, radiology, and others);
  • highly effective therapy (the use of high-quality drugs);
  • minimally invasive and advanced surgical interventions (using the latest techniques, operations are performed by making incisions from one to 10 cm, also using robotic technology, which achieves precision during the operation);
  • high-quality rehabilitation (innovative comprehensive recovery and physiotherapy programs that help to bring the body back to normal after operations, injuries and serious illnesses in a short time);
  • comfortable environment (comfortable rooms, balanced nutrition, care of medical staff and much more);
  • 24/7 patient care (caring nurses provide full patient care and a comfortable stay in the ward).

Main Areas of Treatment

Patients from all over the world come to American medical centers with various diagnoses, but more often they turn to US doctors for the treatment of cancer, organ transplantation, and obstetrics. People seek medical help with cardiological and neurosurgical problems, which American doctors successfully cope with. There are also patients who go for orthopedic services. The field of medicine in America continues to develop: new methods of treatment and diagnostics are found, new drugs are created.
Oncology
Vascular Diseases
Neurology
Transplantation

Cancer Treatment

In the USA, doctors successfully treat tumors of the brain and spinal cord, cancer of the intestines, breast, lung, melanoma and other types of oncology.
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    Chemotherapy
    Drug treatment that uses strong chemicals to kill fast-growing body cells.
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    Radiotherapy
    Radiation therapy, which often uses x-rays, as well as protons or other forms of energy.
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    Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Removal of tumors using small incisions without damaging a large number of body tissues
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    Robotic Surgery
    Robot-assisted surgery allows many types of complex procedures to be performed with greater precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with traditional methods.
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    Stereotactic radiosurgery
    Uses many precisely focused beams of radiation to treat tumors and other problems in the brain, neck, lungs, liver, spine and other parts of the body.
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    Biological Therapy for Cancer
    Cause the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells.
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    Brachytherapy
    One of the types of radiation therapy: radioactive material is placed inside the body, irradiating only cancer cells.
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    Bone Marrow Transplantation
    Healthy hematopoietic stem cells are injected into the body to replace damaged or diseased bone marrow.
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    Proton therapy
    a new type of radiation therapy that uses the energy of positively charged particles (protons).

Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

American cardiologists and cardiac surgeons have extensive experience in the treatment of diseases of the heart, arteries and veins (cardiovascular disease). Physicians in the US work with specialists in many fields to determine the most appropriate treatment for a patient.

The main types of diagnostics and treatment in America of diseases of the heart and blood vessels:
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    Ablation
    A type of minimally invasive procedure that is used to destroy pathological tissue. For example, an ablation procedure is used to destroy a small amount of heart tissue that causes abnormal heart rhythms, or to treat tumors in the lungs, breasts, thyroid, liver, or other parts of the body.
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    Cardiac catheterization
    A procedure in which a thin, flexible tube (catheter) is passed through a blood vessel to the heart to diagnose or treat heart conditions such as clogged arteries or an irregular heartbeat. Cardiac catheterization provides information about the heart muscle, heart valves, and blood vessels in the heart.
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    Echocardiogram
    Uses sound waves to create images of the heart. This general test allows you to see how the heart is beating and blood is pumping. This information is used to detect heart disease.
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    Electrocardiogram
    A small wearable device that tracks heart rate. Your doctor will tell you to wear a Holter monitor for one to two days. During this time, the device records the beats of the heart to find out if there are problems with the heart rhythm.
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    Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
    A small battery-powered device that is placed in the chest to detect and stop abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias). The ICD continuously monitors the heartbeat and delivers electrical current when needed to restore normal heart rhythm.
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    Pacemaker
    A small device that is placed (implanted) in your chest to help control your heartbeat. Used to keep the heart from beating too slowly. A surgical procedure is required to implant a pacemaker in the chest.
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    Transesophageal Echocardiogram
    A test in which a flexible tube with a sensor is guided down the throat into the esophagus (the procedure is performed under sedation). The test provides detailed images of the heart to determine physiological or destructive changes.

Treatment of Neurological Diseases

US clinics employ thousands of neurologists and neurosurgeons trained to diagnose and treat people with epilepsy, aneurysms, spina bifida, movement disorders, dementia, stroke, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, headache, neuromuscular disease, peripheral nerve tumors, paralysis, nerve pain, sleep disturbances, speech disorders and many other conditions.

The main types of treatment for neurology in America:
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    Vagus Nerve Stimulation
    Vagus nerve stimulation involves implanting a device called a vagus nerve stimulator, similar to a pacemaker, under the skin of the breast. The device reduces epileptic seizures by 20-40%.
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    Deep Brain Stimulation
    In deep brain stimulation, surgeons insert electrodes into a specific part of the brain, usually the thalamus. The electrodes are connected to a generator implanted in the chest. The generator regularly sends electrical impulses to the brain at predetermined intervals and reduces seizures. Deep brain stimulation is often used to treat epilepsy.
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    Surgical Clipping
    Aneurysm closure procedure. The neurosurgeon removes part of the skull to access the aneurysm and locates the blood vessel feeding the aneurysm. Then he puts a tiny metal clip on the neck of the aneurysm to stop the blood flow.
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    Endovascular Coiling
    A less invasive procedure than surgical clipping. The surgeon inserts a hollow plastic tube (catheter) into an artery, usually in the groin, and advances it through the body to the aneurysm.
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    Transcranial Dopplerography
    In surgical transcranial Doppler ultrasound, sound waves are used to obtain images of the head and sometimes the neck. This test is used to evaluate blood flow in the blood vessels of the neck.

Organ Transplantation

Organ transplantation remains an option for people with serious diseases in the final stages. A transplant can improve the quality of life and prolong it. American doctors perform over 1,000 surgeries a year. Doctors are able to transplant all organs in the human body.
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    Kidney Transplantation
    More than 300 surgeries are performed annually. And in more than 25% of cases from living donors. 10 unique transplantation programs have been developed, which are selected according to the individual characteristics of the patient;
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    Liver Transplantation
    more than 150 operations annually, with an overwhelming number of positive results. The transplant program is conducted on the basis of the state Bronze award;
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    Pancreas Transplantation
    Americans have created innovative ways of surgical intervention. In America, more than 30 transplants are performed per year, which is based on an individual program;
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    Intestinal Transplantation
    Precise work using robotic surgery. Also, transplantologists successfully transplant all organs of the abdominal cavity.

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Rehabilitation in the USA

Rehabilitation remains the most important stage in the treatment of most diseases. The recovery phase takes place under the supervision of highly qualified doctors and in comfortable conditions. In the USA, a course of restorative procedures has been created according to established rules and taking into account the individual characteristics associated with the disease.

The premier recovery center for injuries, illnesses, and surgeries is located at the Mayo Clinic in America. Here, rehabilitation programs have been developed and modern technologies and many specialized services have been introduced, including:

Restoration of the functions of the upper limbs

Motor training
Diaphragm stimulation system

Functional electrical stimulation (restoration of functions with the help of electric current)
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Patient and family support
and peer mentoring

Neurorehabilitation

This is a separate type of recovery after operations and severe illness in America.

Brain tumors can develop in parts of the brain that control motor skills, speech, vision, and thinking, and rehabilitation remains a necessary part of recovery. Patients are to undergo the following stages of recovery:
  • physical therapy will help restore lost motor skills or muscle strength;
  • occupational therapy, which can help return to normal daily activities, including work, after a brain tumor or other illness;
  • speech therapists can help if there are speech problems;
  • tutoring for school-aged children will help children and adults cope with changes in memory and thinking after a brain tumor.
Post-Stroke Recovery
Another area of rehabilitation is recovery after a stroke. It requires a separate rehabilitation program and extensive experience of doctors.

The aim is to help relearn skills that were lost after a severe illness.

Depending on the severity and physical characteristics, rehabilitation will take place in different ways. Researchers in America have found that people who participate in a specialized stroke recovery program perform better than most people who do not go through stroke rehabilitation.

There are many approaches to recovering from a stroke, but the plan will depend on the body part or type of ability affected by the disease.

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  • Development of motor skills – exercises improve muscle strength and coordination;
  • Mobility training – learn how to use a walker, canes, a wheelchair, or an ankle brace. An ankle brace stabilizes and strengthens the ankle to help support body weight while the person is re-learning to walk;
  • Therapy with an emphasis on the healthy side – the limb not affected by the stroke is fixed while the patient trains to move the paralyzed limb, improving its function.

Treatment Costs in the USA

Treatment in the US means highly specialized doctors, high-tech equipment, innovative methods of treatment and diagnostics. However, the cost of therapy here is quite high.

The approximate cost of diagnostics is more than $7,000, and complex operational manipulations are about $100,000. In addition to the cost of the hospital, it is also worth considering the visa, accommodation and flight.

The final cost can varies due to the following factors:
Diagnosis
Depending on the disease, severity and state of health, the final cost will depend
Presence of complicating factors
The cost increases in the presence of comorbidities, urgency, age of the patient, etc.
Treatment
The cost depends on the required range of services.
Length of stay
The price depends on the length of stay in the clinic.

Main aspects of medical visa application for the USA

There are several types of visas to travel to the US. But for treatment, the patient needs a medical visa, which is also known as type B visa. To obtain this type of visa for treatment in America, you need to collect and prepare a package of documents for submission to the embassy:

  • valid international passport;
  • copy of civil passport;
  • photograph of 50x50 mm format;
  • visa application form;
  • proof of solvency;
  • invitation letter from hospital, clinic, medical center or a referral from the attending physician;
  • air tickets.
This is the common list of documents requested by the embassy. Other documents are rarely required to confirm the purpose of the trip or intention to return to the home country.
If a child travels for treatment in the USA, then it is necessary to prepare additionally:

  • birth certificate (for children who have not yet received a passport);
  • copies of international passports of parents or guardians;
  • travel authorization statement signed by both parents (for children traveling unaccompanied) or by one parent (for children accompanied by one of the parents).

The procedure for obtaining visas for medical treatment in the U.S. is quite a complicated and time-consuming process. For people who have never applied for a visa to travel abroad, it will be even more difficult. Contact Uniclinics to obtain the required medical documents for a medical visa application for the USA. We will advise you on the necessary documents to prepare, and explain you how to fill out the forms. The main advantage of registration through us - the quick and guaranteed opening of visas to the USA.


To organize treatment in the USA, you should contact Uniclinics

Our specialists will give you a free consultation, during which they will clarify your diagnosis, advise the tests you need to undergo as well as specify your budget. Then we prepare a medical program based on the available data, your choice of hospital, and doctor. You are always coordinated as you go for treatment.
We will help you with the tickets, transfer arrangements, hotel and appointment reservations. Our specialists accompany you throughout your stay at the medical center until you return to your home country.
We will help you to prepare the necessary package of documents for a visa application, and advise you on how to fill out the forms. The main advantage of registration through us is quick and guaranteed opening of visa to the USA.

Send your treatment request to USA!

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