Maria Hernandez needs a hip replacement, Herbert Benfatti has
to have a knee replaced and David Lucas wants his stomach stapled.
All travel from the US to India as participants in what has become
known as medical tourism.
With the cost of surgery marginally lower in India than in America,
it seems like a no-brainer. Especially considering the surgeries
are done in first-rate medical facilities by extremely qualified
doctors, the families are put up in five-star hotels, and patients
and loved ones are given every consideration. However, what appears
to be a great deal soon turns into a nightmare.