First Bilateral Hip Resurfacing Surgery Performed in Turks & Caicos with Global MedChoices

Surgical Travel Packages Are Available and Customized for Each Patient

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Global MedChoices-TCI, Ltd, the leader in orthopedic medical tourism, announced today the first Bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing surgery performed by its affiliated doctor, Dr. James Mackenzie, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This is the first bilateral hip resurfacing for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

"I was in constant pain, and wanted to move on, help my own patients and, most importantly, enjoy my family. Without good health, many good things in life lose their luster," said Ken Burns, the bilateral hip resurfacing patient.

Dr. James Mackenzie, renowned hip and knee surgeon based in Calgary, Canada, who performed the December surgeries, travels to the Turks and Caicos Islands during his personal time, operating on patients whose surgical travel package is facilitated through Global MedChoices-TCI.

"We can't believe how things have changed in the last month," said Barry Hornberger, one December patient. "My wife accompanied me, we extended our stay in the Turks and Caicos nearly 2.5 weeks, and I began my recovery process and physical therapy. Now, I'm home, continuing my recovery and living again. I'm riding my stationary bicycle again and enjoying my grandchildren. The whole experience has been so positive."

"The care Barry received from the hospital staff and the Global MedChoices team was incredible. It was like nothing we have ever experienced before," included Barry's wife, Leslie-Anne Hornberger.

Global MedChoices-TCI surgical travel packages are customized by patient procedure, surgical requirements, travel upgrades, travel companion(s), and additional days requested in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

"We are pleased to offer another option to patients who are in pain and want quality, timely medical care at affordable rates," said Collin Childress, CEO of Global MedChoices. "A total joint replacement package can start at $25,000 depending upon the patient's diagnosis and travel preferences."

Global MedChoices-TCI, Ltd ( offers a new choice for affordable, timely, accessible and quality orthopedic care in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Procedures are performed at medical facilities in vacation or resort destinations by North American surgeons who travel to the destination. Travel, procedures, paperwork and processes are handled from the point of departure to return. Patients receive continuum of care in both the hospital and at home.

Now there is a choice in healthcare. It's Your Choice. Global MedChoices.

SOURCE: Global MedChoices-TCI, Ltd

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