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Max Greig, MD

Orthopedic Surgery - Arthroscopy and Shoulder Surgery

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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Practicing Since 1988
Languages Spanish, English
4.8 Stars from 79 Reviews
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I am a family physician in Tempe, AZ where I have practiced for over thirty years. In that time I was an assistant surgeon to hund... read more
Robert H. Page, MD
www.pagefamilypractice.com
I am a family physician in Tempe, AZ where I have practiced for over thirty years. In that time I was an assistant surgeon to hundreds of surgical procedures. I had the opportunity to observe in at least 15 of the surgeries performed by Dr. Max Greig. It was important for me to assess the quality and expertise of his surgery to recommend my patients to him. I can now attest to his outstanding quality, attention to detail and patient safety and well being. He is an outstanding surgeon. Results and aftercare while in Mexico have been very good. I am proud to refer any patients seeking surgical care with Dr. Greig.
Robert H. Page, MD
www.pagefamilypractice.com
Dr. Max Greig worked with me from July 1997 until October 1998. During this time, he got special experience in arthroscopy (knee,... read more
Jörg Jerosch, MD
http://www.jerosch.de/de_DE/lebenslauf.html
Dr. Max Greig worked with me from July 1997 until October 1998. During this time, he got special experience in arthroscopy (knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip) and in joint replacement (hip, knee, shoulder). All staff-members as well as employees of the hospital appreciated very much his knowledge and performance, which was extraordinary. His kind personality allowed a fast integration in the orthopedic team. In Spring 1999, I visited him in Guadalajara for a period of 6 weeks and could see him practicing in his own environment. This clearly showed that he took the scientific and hands-on surgical information from Germany and transformed this into his Mexican environment. He succeeded in doing this perfect. With the introduction of modern arthroscopic and many mini open joint surgeries, he was able to reduce tremendously the morality in the patients he is treating. He also could reduce the rates of conventional open surgeries.
Jörg Jerosch, MD
http://www.jerosch.de/de_DE/lebenslauf.html

Overview

In addition to completing medical school and orthopedic surgical training in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Dr. Greig completed a rotation and specialized training in Münster, Germany as well as a rotation in Edinburg, Texas. 

In his free time, Dr. Greig donates surgical services to crippled children at a Puerto Vallarta orphanage. He has recently completed his tenure as the Medical Director at the University Center of the Coast (Centro Universitario de la Costa), Puerto Vallarta’s first medical school. 

Born in Mexico to Canadian and American parents, Dr. Greig maintains a close relationship with both the Mexican and U.S. expatriate communities in Puerto Vallarta. The U.S. Consulate General has recognized him on several occasions for his assistance to tourists and expatriates.

Location

Hospital CMQ Premiere

Avenida Franisco Villa #1749
Colonia Vallarta Villas
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

Board Certifications

Mexican Board of Orthopedics and Traumatology, A.C. (Consejo Mexicano de Ortopedia y Traumatologia, A.C.)

Education

Medical School

University of Guadalajara, School of Medicine (Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Guadalajara)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduated: 1988

Residencies

Orthopedic Surgery
Guadalajara Civil Hospital (Hospital Civil de Guadalajara)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Year Completed: 1997

Fellowships

Arthroscopy and Shoulder Surgery
Münster University - Clinic and Polyclinic for General Orthopedics (Universitätsklinikum Münster - Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie)
Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Year Completed: 1998

Additional Training

Rotation
South Texas Orthopedic Surgery Center
Edinburg, Texas, United States
Year Completed: 1996

Professional Experience

  • Former Medical Director at the University Center of the Coast (El Centro Universitario de la Costa), Puerto Vallarta’s first medical school.
    • Director of the University Center of the Coast (Centro Universitario de la Costa), 2010 - 2013

    • Director of the Division of Health and Biological Sciences since 2006

    • Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Communication since 2001

    • Responsible for creating the Doctor, Surgeon and Obstetrician, Nursing, and Biology licenses at the University Center of the Coast ("Lic. en Médico, Cirujano y Partero, Lic. en Enfermería y Lic. en Biología" of Centro Universitario de la Costa)

Areas of Interest

  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Deformity
  • Disability
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Surgery
  • Metabolic Bone Disease 
  • Chronic Pain
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Professional Affiliation

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Mexican Federation of Orthopedic and Traumatology (Federación Mexicana de Ortopedia y Traumatología) 
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Mexican Association of Arthroscopy and Articulate Surgery (Asociación Mexicana de Cirugía Articular y Artroscopia)
  • Puerto Vallarta Orthopedic Colege (Colegio de Ortopedia de Puerto Vallarta)
  • Fundraising Professionals Association

Honors & Awards

  • Linking University Award - Society 2011, University of Guadalajara by the Government Liaison Program and Society Mojoneras Cologne, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, September 2012
  • Mentor of the Generation XX Lic. in Psychology of the University Center of the Coast, 2011
  • Mentor XVI Generation Lic. Ing. Multimedia Communication of the University Center of the Coast, 2011
  • Mentor XVI Generation Lic. Ing. Multimedia Communication of the University Center of the Coast, 2011
  • Collaborative Network on Human Resources for Health (REDCORHUS) for their invaluable support for the organization and development of the "X National Meeting and 1st International Congress of Human Resources in Health," September 2011
  • Recognition for his invaluable support to the Special Education and Educational Integration of Puerto Vallarta, June 2010
  • Recognition as a director of the International Latino Coalition, in recognition of his work and selfless dedication towards the binational US-Mexico relationship and especially the Hispanic community, on September 2008
  • Recognition for his valuable cooperation programs for the Rotary Club of Puerto Vallarta, April 2006

Diseases & Conditions

  • Shoulder tendinitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Sub-acromial bursitis
  • Acromial-clavicular arthritis
  • Sub-acromial spur
  • Shoulder instability 
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Unstable shoulder
  • Popping shoulder
  • Shoulder laxity
  • Glenoid humeral instability
  • Labrum detachment
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage damage
  • Meniscal injury
  • Meniscal rupture
  • Meniscal lesion
  • Osteochondritis
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Ligament rupture
  • Tendon rupture
  • Joint instability
  • Joint grinding
  • Bone-on-bone
  • Joint lesion
  • Inflammation
  • Nerve compression
  • Degenerative spine
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal osteoarthritis
  • Spine arthritis
  • Knee injuries and conditions 
  • Labral tears 
  • Ligament injuries 
  • Lumbar stenosis 
  • Osteochondral lesion 
  • Patellofemoral disorder/pain 
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis 
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN)
  • Back/spine/neck injuries and conditions 
  • Chondromalacia 
  • Dislocations
  • Synovitis/synovectomy 
  • Tendon injuries 

Professional Publications

  • Mexico, a world-class destination for Medical Tourism. Reality and Prospects (“México un Destino de Clase Mundial para el Turismo Médico. Realidad y Prospectiva”) Edited by Prometheus Editors,  México (2012) ISBN 978-607-8019-68-7
  • “Classification of Pott's Disease in Vertebral and Neurological Issues”. The World Spine Congress in Berlin, Germany, August 2000
  • “The multidirectional unstable glenohumeral arthroplasty – surgical stabilization with an artificial sleeve." SECEC 99 ESSSE. Jaap Willems. Europe, Netherlands, May 1999  
  • Shoulder Arthoscopy Course, 3M MEDICA. Johannes Schüth. Germany. August 1998
  • “Primary bone tumors and tumor like lesions of the shoulder – imaging features in correlation with histopathology”. 84th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Thomas M. Link, M.D. United States. July 1998
  • “Operations Course in Knee Arthroplasty” (Operationskurs knee arthroplasty). Anatomy Institute at the Westphalian University's Department of General Orthopedics (Institut für Anatomie der Westfälischen-Universität Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität). Professor J. Jerosch, Professor F. Pera,Germany, April 1998
  • “Suprascapular Nerve Compression by Ganglion Cyst: A report of five cases. M. November 1997

In the News

Learn more about the work Dr. Greig does in Puerto Vallarta here.

FAQs

1. Why travel to Mexico for surgery?

Mexico is truly a new cultural experience but is very American friendly. The resort destinations and the major cities have incredible sights and very modern health facilities. The major Medical Centers truly state of the art, Board Certified and have American and European trained specialists abound. The practitioners and specialists spend time with their patients; they treat the patient, not just what the Insurance companies cover. You don´t hear: can´t treat - not covered.

2. Are the facilities modern? Can I view the hospital?

Absolutely, we have state of the art equipment and facilities. The Mexican government provides social medical services, which allow private hospitals the opportunity to specialize in various fields, for example, elective surgery procedures. Plastic Surgery is huge in Mexico, followed by Orthopedic Joint Replacement and Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Articulations, Bariatric Weight Control, Dental Crowns and Implants, GYN Female Surgeries, Male Urology Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, and more.

3. What are the orthopedic procedures I can have done?

Orthopedic Specialists spend time with patients in order to develop a complete diagnosis of the problem, and determine the most appropriate procedure. All orthopedic procedures are done based on American and European standards, using the same devices and prostheses, and same attention and consideration to product reliability. We offer treatments for chronic back pain, sports injuries, follow-up surgeries, and specific foot and hand problems. All post surgeries are supported by rehabilitation and physical therapy.

4. Is it true that there is no long wait for services/surgery?

Patients still need to make an appointment, but the medical delivery process in Mexico is much more direct and immediate. Mainly because patients can go directly to a specialist, rather than going to a general doctor that says “take this medication” and come back and see me. Costs in Mexico are lower so doctor and patient don´t tend to put off surgeries and treatments, and the country as a whole has several levels of hospitals and health systems going from full free social medicine to a completely private pay hospital environments.

5. Can I go to an orthopedic specialist directly?

Yes! In Mexico, most specialists consult directly with the general public – you simply make an appointment. English is spoken in most Medical Centers. (Communication in French can also be accommodated /arranged). Please know that your medical history will be reviewed if necessary by an internist and cardiologist.

6. What kind of prostheses/ artificial devices are used?

The very same as in the United States and Canada. All the big name manufacturers supply to Mexican hospitals.Due to the large volume and direct cash purchase costs are lower. Patients can arrange with the doctor a particular brand the prefer. 

7. Can a direct or three-way conference call appointment be arranged

Yes. Mexico has very modern telecommunications. The best surgeons will find the time to answer all pre-surgical questions.

8. Are doctors in Mexico board certified?

Most Doctors and Surgeons treating medical tourism patients at major hospitals have top qualifications, are highly specialized in their field, and have recognizable U.S.and/or European training. All Mexican doctors are board certified and have national and international accreditations. Remember these are private practitioners, whose patients choose and pay for elective procedures. There is a lot of pride and motivation to be state of the art and have a clientele based on good experiences.

9. Is English spoken and understood? Are forms in English?

Y, English is spoken widely and even French and some German. If a specialist is not fluent in English they will have a staff that is part of the medical team who is fluent. All admission and procedure forms are available in English .

10. What are the most common orthopedic procedures?

Reconstructive and Repair of Degeneration in Worn out Articulations and Sports Injuries, as well as complicated fractures and joint soft tissue repair. Specialties: Careful full repair with return of shoulder motion, Reattachment of Ligaments and Tendons, Hip Prosthetics partial and full artificial replacement, knee meniscus repair, ACL, Arthroscopic, and Knee Replacement, and foot surgeries. If interested Spinal, specialized hand surgery and other treatments for pain management are available.

11. Is it safe? Are there any problems in your area?

Concerning medical tourism travel, it is absolutely safe. However, for any traveler this is a good question and deserves a careful answer and some clear facts. In general Mexican people are very friendly, accepting and receptive to visitors, even going out of their way to help you. In resort areas like Puerto Vallarta, authorities are hugely concerned with public safety there is a large presence of proactive police including specially trained tourist police. The resorts and medical facilities have good private security. You are safe in your resort or condo, as well as walking around and visiting public places. The negative news press about violent problems in Mexico are really just scare editorials about world drug problems and gang interactions, mostly in other distant areas. This said: do use common safety sense like you would in your own city.

12. What are the costs/ how much can I save?

Medical treatment and cost of surgeries can be much lower in Mexico than in the USA or Canada, as much as a third or in some cases a fifth of the price. How can this be, being that Medical Facilities are modern with the latest equipment? Several reasons: Medical delivery of services is much more direct, Operating costs and nurses pay are much lower, doctors have malpractice coverage but there is no open-ended liability exposure here, and most importantly they don´t have huge unpaid patient collections due, and traditionally most health professionals here don´t have large debts post school. Lastly due to competition and efficient packaging you get the benefit of group rates savings. You can thank the internet.

Patient Reviews

4.8 Rating

Based On:

Bedside manner
Communication
Pre-procedure education
Post-procedure support
Price accuracy
Logistics support
Satisfaction with outcome
Long-term support

79 Patient Reviews

Ricky C
4.8 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
June 7th, 2017
Dr. Max exceeded my expectations from beginning to end. Dr. Max had the best bedside manner over any doctor I have ever had. He's very friendly and patient. As busy as he is, he took the time to walk me out to my driver when I was discharged from the hospital. Before my rotator cuff surgery with Dr. Max, we went over my MRI and Xray thoroughly with me. While I was in the waiting room to see him for the first time, I met two patients of his. One from Canada and one from Mexico. They both had previous surgeries with him and said he did a great job. The Canadian was there for one year check up on his knee surgery and the other was there for a second injury he sustained. A repeat customer. I would definitely be a repeat customer also if needed. Almost forgot to mention that post surgery experience was also exceptional and they have a Chef serving the hospital food and is very good. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Max if you are considering surgery at a cheaper rate than the US.
Denis Mercier
5 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
May 11th, 2017
I am a 67 year old male. I have been working as a general sales manager in a car dealership and I have been dealing with degeneration and pain in both my knees for several years. I was given pain killers and anti inflammation medication that would ease some of the pain. Eight to ten hour days on the dealership sales floor and lot six days a week and the effects of heavy medication were taking a toll on my health. Steroid injections into my knee joint did not give relief. The lack of mobility and pain after a long day's work made it to difficult to get the exercise that I was accustomed to and I started packing on the pounds, which compounded the problem with my knee joints. I was referred to a knee surgeon in Camrose who ordered x-rays and an MRI . I was told that my only option was to replace both knee joints. I was put on a waiting list for surgery but told that the operation would not proceed until I lost seventy pounds ( I was 5 ft 11 in and 250 lb ) and that he would not operate on a smoker. They were also adamant that my Alberta Driver's License must be surrendered and would probably not be returned for three months. This would be a significant impediment to me returning to work, as driving is a work requirement in my occupation. We were told by a health care professional that surgeons in Alberta are extremely risk-averse and have quite consciously made the decision to reduce their risk, and reduce wait times, by eliminating certain types of patients from the wait list. I tried to accomplish these weight loss and quitting smoking goals over a two year period, but my increasing pain and decreasing mobility was contributing to me gaining even more weight. The wait list in Camrose for surgery (once I was approved and put on the list) was eight months. In other areas of Alberta, I was advised it was up to two years, so there was little point of trying to find a surgeon in another locality. The pain and lack of mobility were getting so bad that I could barely continue the work I had to do to care for my family. I was becoming desperate and began to seek an alternate solution on the internet . I found a link to Med Republic and sent an email inquiry for more information about the services they offered for surgery abroad. Robert Page at MedRepublic was very quick to respond and told me about a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that had helped many people from Canada . I was uncertain and had many questions about how reliable this process was, and how expensive it might be. I filled in an online questionnaire and very soon got a personal phone call from Dr. Max Greig the surgeon who told me all about their facility ( the CMQ Premiere hospital ) and the details of what was involved with a surgery abroad. After sharing my dilemma with Dr. Max he agreed that the extra weight and 50 years of being a smoker did make the operation and recovery more challenging, but not prohibitive. He explained that the anesthesiologist he worked with was very eperienced with working with patients who were overweight. He was very empathetic to my situation and said they could book me in with only two weeks' notice. After we spoke with Robert and Dr. Max, we spoke with people we knew in Puerto Vallarta. They confirmed that Dr. Greig was very highly regarded and very qualified, one having been a prior patient of his. With the assistance of Robert Page, we made flight arrangements and rented a beachfront condo in Puerto Vallarta (for $80.00 a day.) The hospital arranged to pick us up at the airport and took us to our condo. We had an appointment with Dr Max who gave us a tour of the very modern, unbelievably clean, well equipped facility. He examined me, their imaging department took x-rays and he spent a great deal of time explaining the procedure and what to expect post op. A few days later I went into surgery feeling confident that I was in good hands. The operation went well and I woke up in a very nice private hospital room with a big flat screen tv. I was given painkillers, and quite comfortable. The next day the amazing nurses had me up and walking around. The third day I was released and the paramedics took us to our condo. The hospital sent a physiotherapist to our condo every day to put me through exercises and a nurse to change my bandages. We were supplied with a local cell phone so that we could contact Jackie Dr. Max's assistant, or Dr. Max himself, 24/7 if we had any concerns. We had a couple further check-ups with Dr. Max as we went through the recuperation period there. We were re-assured that if we had any questions or concerns that we could contact him in a variety of ways and he would be there for us. 15 days after surgery we were picked up by the hospital and taken to the airport for our journey home. Puerto Vallarta airport staff met us at the airport entrance with a wheel chair and got us through security and to the boarding gate . Six hours later we landed in Edmonton. Dr Max is an amazing man who has is very passionate about his work and the level of care his patients are given. His staff share this passion. The confidence in this surgeon comes easy; his concern for his patients shows as he makes himself so available for them before, during and after surgery directly by phone or email. I would recommend Dr Max and this hospital to anyone who is unable to get the care they need from their health system at home. I will be returning for the second knee operation without hesitation. Dr Max has given me such a gift by increasing my quality of life and enabling me to get back into the workforce so soon. I am disappointed that I was unable to get the care and compassion I needed by our medical system in Alberta. I truly felt, through the attitude of my doctor(s), and the system, that I was a second-class person who was not deserving of medical assistance. The difference in care, from start to finish, between what I experienced in Alberta and in Mexico, makes me sad and concerned for others who might be in my circumstance.
Leslie T.
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
November 10th, 2015
Henry Parecki
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
November 3rd, 2015
He was a very sweet, gentle, caring doctor with great bedside manner. Something you don't find in the States.
James Kelly
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
November 1st, 2015
James K.
5 Stars
Shoulder Arthroscopy
September 29th, 2015
Lori Kascak
4.9 Stars
Motion Sparing Spinal Surgery
January 1st, 2015
He was the first doctor in 12 years to listen to me. just amazing. The final price was exactly what he quoted me. I paid for shoulder surgery, my spine was undiagnosed when I went down there, and he was the one who realized I needed spine surgery. It was just so well done , so quick and fantastic. Dr. Greig did a great job! I called Robert and asked if i could work for him. I thought I was going to be a quadriplegic, you guys are my best friend ever! I tell people the story and they're flabbergasted by the whole story. You guys have a great service, Dr. Greig is a great doctor. He and I speak on email every now and then, I can't wait to come back down there.
Mike Woodson
5 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
November 21st, 2014
He was great. He was better than any other doctor . Perfectly satisfied. Excellent service. It was a wonderful situation
Jeremy Drahosh
5 Stars
Carpal Tunnel Release
November 13th, 2014
He was spot on. Everything that he told me would happen happened exactly that way. Everyone that I talk to about it I tell them, there's no way you can compare what's going on here in America with price compared to what I received in Mexico, that same thing would be tenfold. As soon as I got out of the surgery, Emma took me to get my prescriptions. She came and checked on us for the next week. She was there all the time, and took me again to the doctor after surgery. MedRepublic helped with the whole thing. I got a vacation out of it and I got my surgery. When we got there, I had spokem with Dr. Greig that I also had a problem with both my big toes and that during the same procedure they operated on my hand, they operated on both my feet. He got a podiatrist to come in and take care of it. It was just $100 more. I was like, "wow,"
JR. K
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
September 18th, 2014
J.R. Kelly
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
September 18th, 2014
About 6-7 years ago I had a slip and fall at home and injured my hip. I live on the east coast of Canada and although Healthcare is inclusive, certain things move very slowly. Three years of a limp, then a diagnosis determining that my hip needed replacing, we're followed by another 3 years of waiting. In July of 2014, my hip had deteriorated to the point where I had unbearable pain in every step. When I contacted my surgeon's office, I was told that I needed a new referral from my physician (could take as much as 3 mths). I was then told the current wait list was close to 2 years. At some point in your life, you decide that enough is enough! Enter Robert Page and MedRepublic! Like many of my friends and family, I had heard about medical tourism. I hadn't put much thought into it but everything would be on the table now. After some searching on the Internet, I ended up contacting MedRepublic. Through email and a number of phone calls, Robert Page provided more and more information to me and continually put my mind at ease. I felt like they were holding my hand the whole way. He was always there to take a call or ease your latest fear. After a lot of calls, talks with my own doctor and a lot of research, I booked a surgery date. That was to be September 18, 2014. In the meantime, there were many tests and x-rays and instructions to follow leading up to the date. MedRepublic helped arranging accommodation, and transfers to and from the airport and hotel. They think of everything. I met with Dr. MAX Greig on the 17th of September. He is not only a very skilled and talented doctor but also a great person. I truly got the sense that he cared and wanted to help. His team was also very friendly helpful and upbeat. They love what they do. My surgery was in Puerto Vallarta Mexico but everything was well planned, organized and there was no issue with the language. The CMQ Premiere hospital was nice, clean and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. Even the food in the hospital was good. I have had a half dozen surgeries in Canada in the past 10 years and in each case there were small problems like an infection or maybe a a small complication. The surgery in Mexico was the best surgical procedure I have ever had. I spent 2 nights in Hospital and then was released to my hotel for the duration. (17 more days) Post-op After the Surgery, the hospital had arranged daily visits to the hotel by a physiotherapist (Adriana). I can't say enough good about her as her therapy got me moving and stronger everyday. She is also really nice to deal with and knowledgeable. Dr. Oscar (part of the surgical team), came to my Hotel every 4th day to check on me and change my bandage. Dr. Max also called several times during my stay as well. I never felt out of the loop during the whole 20 days I was in Mexico. After a final checkup at Dr. Max's office (Oct. 3), I was ready to fly home to Canada. I left on the 5th of October using only a cane and feeling much better. I am pain free (hip pain) now for the first time in 6 years. I am still doing physio everyday and expect to lose the cane in the next month. I have been back to work for two weeks now and people are amazed at how well I am walking after a total hip replacement only 4 weeks ago. I am thrilled, I am amazed, I am thankful and I now have a better outlook on life. Myths busted! There were no hidden or surprise costs. Everything was as advertised or better. The hospital was clean, up to date and state of the art! Communicating in English was no problem I felt SAFE SAFE SAFE! This was a great choice and I would do it again! I am 52 years old and I am roughly 90-95 lbs over weight. In Canada, I would be wait listed even longer as I am too young, I am too heavy and there are just too many people waiting. Two years would likely have been the best case scenario. Thank you Dr. MAX. Thank you Robert Page and Scott McConnell. Thanks Adriana, Dr Oscar, Jackie, Alejandra and the whole team! You have all made a great difference in my life! J.R. Kelly Nova Scotia, Canada
Bryan R.
4.3 Stars
Knee Arthroscopy
July 29th, 2014
R.C.
0 Stars
Shoulder Arthroscopy
June 3rd, 2014
My bi-lateral shoulder surgery was nothing short of a huge success. I had had a previous arthroscopic surgery in 2010 on my left shoulder that took 2 years to heal and still had pain. Dr. Max evaluated that shoulder in May of 2014 (7 other orthopedics said it would have to be sacrificed as it was too far gone) and felt that he could repair it with probable outcome close to normal. I have been pain free since about two days after the surgery. Both arms were done simultaneously which all of the other surgeons had advised against. By the second or third night I was able to sleep on my side (either one) with care. By the end of the second week I only required intermittent usage of the sling on my left arm as that was the shoulder that was completely avulsed from the bone. My right shoulder did not require a sling but from time to time I would rest it on the left arm when walking for long periods during the first week or two. At week five I am not only completely pain free but I have complete function of both arms barring the need to continue physical therapy that I have been doing myself. Given that I exercise at the gym regularly, I will return to PV to get another PRP shot in the next month or so to insure maximum strength in my left shoulder attachment tendon area as the weights I lift are considerable. Aside from repetitive trauma exacerbated by an acute injury in 2013, I had bone spurs on both humorous heads that were also removed during surgery. As for the hospital, it was very clean, the people were competent and the food was considerably better quality that most other hospitals. They did make things to my request but I wasn’t there but a day. The only real pain I experienced was within the first 24-48 hours following surgery—nothing like the horrific experience of my first operation relative to pain. The price of the operation was a fraction of what was asked for in the States and the outcome compared to everyone I know who has had this sort of surgery is far better so far. I would recommend Dr. Max Greig to anyone considering any sort of spinal or extremity operation. He is both caring and knowledgeable and certainly has the skills and patience to match. I can’t say enough great things about my experience although I am not a fan of Puerto Vallarta in general (personal preference). Generally safe, typical Mexican sea town area and destination for many expatriates.
Cory Lyons
4.9 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
May 5th, 2014
Thank you, he's made my life way better, I'm mobile, he's taken all the pain away. He's a fantastic surgeon, fantastic human being. I can't say enough good things about him.
Cory Lyons
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
May 5th, 2014
I injured my hip when I was 14 yrs old and am now 44 yrs old. I finally had enough of the Canadian specialists refusing me surgery due to my age, even though x-rays clearly showed I was a candidate for a total hip replacement. I was tired of living in pain every day from the osteoarthritis in my hip so I got on the internet and through research found MedRepublic and Robert Page. Through email and phone conversations we had I was confident that I found the right place. Robert was extremely helpful through the whole process, even lined up a call with Dr Max Greig. During the call my questions were answered and found them both very easy to talk to. It was time to book! Robert offered extensive help through email articles on hip replacement to booking hotels in Puerto Vallarta as well as providing me with an Insurance agency that saved me half of what I was going to pay originally with even greater coverage, MedRepublic really does do it all. When my wife and I arrived in Puerto Vallarta we were looked after immediately after getting off the plane. Transportation was arranged to get us to our hotel without an issue. Transportation was arranged to take us from the hotel to the hospital for consultation, during this time we were still a little nervous as this experience was all new to us. We arrived at the hotel and met Dr Max Greig and without exaggeration we were feeling comfortable and confident within minutes of meeting the Dr. Dr Max is the most personable Dr we had ever met, so easy to talk to and willing to answer questions, even explaining my hip issues more than I had ever heard in Canada. We were taken on a tour of the hospital by him which was amazing, the cleanliness of the hospital and friendliness of the entire staff was amazing and again reassuring my wife and me we made the right decision. The next day was my surgery and I cannot say enough for Dr Max and the staff at the hospital. Once I was back at the hotel a Physio Therapist came to the hotel room daily for treatment, Dr Max came to our room both times to change the dressing and spend time for conversation, you do not get that in Canada!! Once we got back home in Alberta both Robert Page and Dr Max have been in contact. I am now 5 weeks after my surgery and am still in awe of the treatment from MedRepublic and Dr Max Greig, I have less pain in my hip after week one then I had prior to the surgery. I tell everyone about the incredible experience I had and only wish I would have found MedRepublic sooner! Please know the extreme gratitude my wife and I have for this great team as you guys have changed my life for the better and then some. Thank you again and again! Cory Lyons
Don Anderson
0 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
April 5th, 2014
Dr. Greig completed a total knee replacement on my right knee in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico on April 4, 2014. Logistics and coordination for the surgery was done by Robert Page with MedRepublic in Phoenix, Arizona. The entire experience, for me, was outstanding. Dr. Greig’s skill, professionalism, and very personable manner resulted in an excellent result. With a lot of help from Adriana, Dr. Greig’s physiotherapist and some follow up when I got home, my recovery has been complete and I was back to all regular activities within 3 months of surgery. Robert Page did an excellent job of arranging and facilitating my initial interview with Dr. Greig. He was the interface between myself, Dr. Greig, and the hospital in getting the surgery arranged for a day that fit my schedule and then coordinating all aspects of our trip to Mexico and home again. I am extremely satisfied with my new knee, with Dr. Greig, and with MedRepublic. If I need my other knee replaced I will definitely ask Dr. Greig to do the surgery. Don Anderson Vernon, B.C. Canada
Don Anderson
5 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
April 4th, 2014
My knee is perfect, the only problem with it is it's attached to a whole bunch of 61-year-old parts. I was very pleased with the experience, 2.5 years in, so far the results from the surgery I couldn't be happier with. Everything works perfectly, quality of work outstanding, very personable. He met my family, went through the surgery with them.Overall, it was a very good experience.
Mike Crawford
4.9 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
January 15th, 2014
Overall, it was good. No problem. The only one thing issue was the staff wasn't really good as far as English goes.
Matt Sees
4.4 Stars
ACL Repair
January 14th, 2014
I deeply appreciated the personal care that he gave. That was a vast difference between orthopedic doctors interacted with stateside before and after surgery. He was excellent in terms of bedside manner, expertise, and personal care.
Jim G.
4.4 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
January 14th, 2014
Kem Gregory
5 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
January 10th, 2014
Overall my experience was great! I got an infection on one of my stitches, but when that happened, Dr. Greig was incredibly proactive and helpful. He was very concerned and he told me that if it didn’t go away that he would take care of it completely and that I wouldn’t be charged anything. I really felt like he cared about me. I talked to him a couple of times when he was in California, and he gave me his cell phone number. He was very communicative. I would recommend him to anyone.
Lynn B.
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
December 10th, 2013
David Schmidt
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
October 14th, 2013
Richard Quinn
5 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
September 27th, 2013
Richard Quinn
0 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
September 27th, 2013
I earn my living as a computer network engineer. As the father of 22 kids – 19 adopted, 3 natural – I’m used to dealing with minor medical emergencies. I’m certified in first aid. I’ve worked a number of medical missions including a week in the Haiti earthquake in 2010 which was like the TV show MASH. I consider myself medically experienced and knowledgeable when dealing with emergencies. So when I needed help, I approached the problem with some experience and, like an engineer - define the problem, design a solution, then execute the plan. In February I fell from a ladder while working on some computer cabling. I’ve been on ladders thousands of times, but on this occasion, I leaned in such a way that the ladder went out from under me. Feet in the air, I fell about 8-9 feet – landing hard - on my left arm and hip. It was one of those “electric shock” landings. I’ve never broken a bone in my life. But at 62 I was pretty sure something was broken this time. My shoulder hurt so badly I did not notice that my hip was seriously bruised for several days. When I was finally able to sit up, my left arm was out of joint sticking up at an odd angle at the shoulder. My son helped me to the car for a trip to the local emergency room. While getting into the car, I “bumped” my arm and everything “popped” back into place. You can guess the pain! Everything was swelling and changing colors down to my elbow. A few hours later, a painful series of x-rays showed no broken bones to the surprise of the emergency room and myself. I slept in a recliner for two weeks before being able to sleep on only my good side in my bed. Over the next few months, the shoulder did not get much better. I could not use my left arm without pain. An MRI showed torn tendons in the left shoulder. Bottom line, it would not get any better without surgery. Being self-insured and willing to shop, I went to a local orthopedic surgeon. I got a diagnosis and a price for his part. I tried to “nail down” the cost for the hospital, the costs for the anesthesiologist, and the costs for miscellaneous items like medicines and braces. I called several local hospitals and a number of surgery centers. I followed local leads and referrals. Living in Houston, I figured I would have lots of options (which I did). In the end, the only way to nail down the hospital costs was to actually schedule surgery. They wanted to be sure they would get paid. The cost would be surgeon $4000, hospital $16,000-$40,000 depending on what they found “once they got in there”; anesthesiologist $1000 per 15 minutes; misc. another $2000 or so. Total costs would be a minimum of $24,000 (orthoscopic) and as high as $45,000 (if they had to open me up). This did not include any stay in the hospital. (As it turns out, the repairs did require open surgery and a titanium device so I would have been liable for the higher amounts.) MedRepublic gave a fixed price. My only extra was air fare and hotel while in Mexico. What was most frustrating – none of the institutions would give a price. The costs all seemed to be a secret. So, in frustration, I went to the Internet, initially to determine a fair market price for the procedure and then to research possible lower costs in other areas of the country. While researching, I came across MedRepublic International. I contacted them in the interest of considering all options. My wife and friends did not think having surgery outside the US was a good idea at all. As an engineer I learned years ago that who is more important than where or how much. If you have the right expert on the problem, you can be entirely confident that the other variables will be in line. A true expert knows managing the details is a big part of the overall outcome, including a reasonable cost. There is no substitute for expertise, especially where skill, experience, and training are concerned. As I looked through the information Robert Page at MedRepublic sent me, I began to realize that my most important criteria – a doctor with solid expertise - could be met. MedRepublic recommended Doctor Max Greig – Dr. Max. More than any doctor I researched, his credentials and expertise seemed head and shoulders above anyone else including the doctor I had already seen in Houston. In my experience, having the right doctor on the job is the best way to insure the best outcome – no matter where it is. I’d seen that working in Haiti. Once I concluded that Dr. Max was the man, the decision was easy. I made plans to go but my work unexpectedly heated up so I had to delay the trip several months. MedRepublic was patient and flexible. Once the dates were finally set, I was ready to go. At the last minute my wife decided to go in case I needed help. At the last minute we also decided to take advantage of MedRepublic’s full physical for both of us. It was a full and complete physical including a colonoscopy for me. We worked in so many tests and extra’s it’s hard to believe they managed to get it all done in the time we had – and with minimal hassle on our part. The quality was as good as any hospital in the US – better than some. Equipment, cleanliness, everything first class. My surgery? Well, I could say I think I’m pretty smart for having picked Dr. Max. I could say the hospital and staff were excellent as I expected. I could say “I” made all the right choices and the outcome has been exactly what I expected. But the truth is I found expert advice from MedRepublic. It was their research and expertise I tapped into. They assured me ahead of time and I was not disappointed in any way. But most important - MedRepublic introduced me to one of the finest doctors I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. You might say a good surgeon has good technique, and Dr. Max certainly did. You might say a good doctor has a good bedside manner, and Dr. Max does. You might say a really well known and capable doctor can charge a premium, or works at a prestigious hospital or has the best staff because they’ve earned it and are at the top of their game. You’d be right. But if I told you I was operated on by a doctor who genuinely cares about people, who is constantly seeking to improve his technique and learn new ones to make people well, who truly takes personal joy in making you whole and feel well again – then you would know something of the real Dr. Max. With the mind of an artist, the training of a surgeon, and motivated by making people well, you see what drives him. His rate is so very reasonable, you know money is not a prime motive. How rare and how special! Were all doctors in love with their work so! It’s been three months now. I still have the pain meds Dr. Max prescribed to me. I simply have not needed any. The last pain pill I took was as I left the hospital because the staff gave it to me. I’m not macho – I simply have had very little pain since the surgery including the 4 days in the hotel after surgery. Fact is, from the time I left the hospital, the shoulder has felt better than any time since the accident. Regular anti-inflammatories keep selling down and make physical therapy easier. It continues to improve every day. I’m finally back to working on cars which is my hobby. A side note: When I mentioned to Dr. Max that my wife had hip pain and might need a replacement someday, he sent her for x-rays right then. 10 minutes later, having only charged for the x-ray, he had us together in an exam room and showed us what to look for on the x-ray. He spent as much time as we needed to fully understand everything he was saying – charging nothing for his expert consult. Then he changed my bandages - himself – described the finer points of his surgery (which I enjoyed learning very much), and then showed us how to take care of my shoulder dressings. He then gave us his personal cell number if we have any issues. We said good-by and headed for the airport. When was the last time you got this kind of treatment – in any country, anywhere? If money were no object and I could go anywhere in the world to have surgery done, I would head right back to Dr. Max because I want the best – not the best I can afford – just the BEST! What a gem when its both!
L.W.
5 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
September 26th, 2013
LeAnn Weaver
0 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
September 16th, 2013
I'm Lee Ann Weaver from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I came down for a total knee replacement. I decided to look into medical tourism when I found out what it was going to cost in the States. We're self employed, and our insurance for the last 8 or 9 years, we had the same policy, the rates kept going up, and we had to keep adjusting the deductibles went up also. And we couldn't go anywhere else because I had knee surgery earlier, and it was a pre-existing condition, so I couldn't find another carrier. And finding out it was going to cost $54,000 to have it replaced in Tulsa, I decided to start looking into options, and someone told me to check abroad. So, I started doing some research, and that's when I found MedRepublic. I liked what I saw, checked into it, talked with them and did a lot of research on MedRepublic, and found that they are a very upstanding company with great people, and when I was doing research on countries, Dr. Max Greig's name kept coming up on my researches over and over and over again. That's when I decided to have my procedure done in Mexico. I'm 12 days out, and I'm doing great. I'm having no problems. I'm getting around. I'm just doing great. Besides the savings and cost, I found the hospital to be immaculate, very clean. I have had very little troubles with communication. Everybody knows English. I know very little Spanish, but I was able to communicate very well. I was very pleased with the level of care, the cleanliness, just the caring. Everybody on staff has treated me like family. Going to Mexico I had a lot of concerns, because I didn't know the medical care down here until I did more research. I found that I would be going to a new, state-of-the-art hospital. This surgeon, Dr. Greig is using the same equipment, same techniques that American doctors were, so that set me at ease. I just put it off too long. I should have done it much sooner. I have a second chance now to get back to life with a new knee, and wouldn't wait, I would just do it. January 29, 2014 - four months post-op Hi Robert, It was good to talk with you yesterday! It's been four months since my total knee replacement with Dr. Max Greig in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. After years of limited mobility. I finally have my active life back!! I am swimming an hour daily, biking, and working out at the gym five days a week. All things I thought I'd never be abet o do again. I just can't say enough good things about the excellent care Dr. Max and his staff gave me while in beautiful Puerto Vallarta! LeAnn Weaver November 4, 2014 - 14 months pos-op Hello Dr. Max! This morning I had my one year check up with my local Orthopedic doctor. (Surgery was Sept 26, 2013) After looking at new x-rays and checking my numbers (135 degrees – WHOOOO HOOO!!), he said he was very pleased. He also said that he thought my surgery outcome was one of the best he’s ever seen! This is from a doctor, who at my initial visit was not pleased that I had gone out of the country for my knee replacement, and was very critical of my decision. At that visit he was also skeptical of the good results I was getting from deep massage and dry needling my PT was doing to keep my tendonitis under control. I visit my PT for dry needling about every 6 weeks to work on my handstring/calf muscles. Today, he had nothing but praise for your work, my PT’s care, and my hard work to get my knee back to 100% again. Thank you so much for everything, Dr. Greig. I know it’s a cliché you’ve probably heard many times, but you really did “give me back my active life again”. Hugs and much love, Le Ann Weaver
Jerry Lynch
0 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
June 25th, 2013
I'm Jerry Lynch. I came down here to have rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. Well, after discussing several options that were available to us, we decided that a medical vacation was best for us. (we found MedRepublic on the internet). There were several companies out there, and of all the companies, MedRepublic were the ones who were more thorough. Very conscientious (and responsive) and you felt like you were being taken care of. My insurance decided that weren't going to cover the total amount of what they considered a pre-existing condition. And what was going to cost approximately $25,000 in the United States, cost me about $5,300. (CMQ Premier was the hospital, and Dr. Max Greig [the surgeon], who is so wonderful. We were so impressed with the hospital. It couldn't have been better). The day prior we met with him, and he took us on a tour of the whole place, and it was probably one of the most beautiful hospitals I've ever seen. The care was (perfect), yeah, it was perfect, I had more attention paid to me...because I had prior surgery in the states before so I knew what to expect, and it was like night and day. Dr. Greig was probably one of the most thorough surgeons that I have met. Once I had spoken with him, I had no doubt that this was the guy for me. Surgery went off without a hitch. I felt like it was the best care that I've ever been afforded - it was premier. You know, it was all because of MedRepublic. (they led us in the right direction). Yeah, it came down to, I didn't feel like the other companies were taking care of me, so I said ok, let's go with MedRepublic, and I'm very happy. *From Terry Lynch (Jerry's wife) - August 27, 2013 (2 months post-op)* Hello Robert, Jerry's shoulder is so, so much better. He can raise it over his head!!! What an accomplishment. Dr. Max is wonderful; fixed it perfect. I've been telling people about you and MedRepublic. Maybe something will come of it. Peace, Terry *From Terry Lynch - Oct. 23, 2013 (4 months post-op)* Hi Robert; Nice to hear from you. We're doing good and more importantly, Jerry's shoulder is very good. Sometimes there's still pain, as the muscles are still a bit weak, but as you reminded us, it's just 4 months, and getting better every day, thanks to you and the wonderful Dr. Max!!! Peace, Terry
Mark Flatebo
4.6 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
May 23rd, 2013
Mark Flatebo
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
May 23rd, 2013
Mark Flatebo: I'm Mark Flatebo and this is my wife, Marcia Flatebo, and we're from Las Vegas, NV. I had a full hip replacement from Dr. Max Greig. Marcia Flatebo: He was fabulous. I'm just thrilled to death with the work he did, the staff and the whole experience. This is something he's needed done for at least 15-18 years, and we just couldn't afford it. I started doing some research and found MedRepublic. I went on the internet to find anything and everything I could. I went to Better Business Bureau. I could find absolutely nothing wrong with the company, or the doctor, or anything bad, negative in any way, shape or form. And that's when I told Mark, "ok Mark, if you go to Mexico, you can get the surgery and get it done for less than half of what it would cost in the states." and he said "ok". And so here we are, he's had the surgery, and all I can say is if this video is gonna make a difference in any way, shape, or form for anybody to make a decision to come down to Mexico, using MedRepublic, do it. Do it. The hospital staff and the cleanliness of the hospital are impeccable. I think you could have eaten of the floors. They were just so pristine. The staff was absolutely fabulous. I can't say enough good. He could not have gotten the care in the States that he has gotten down here in Mexico. MedRepublic will provide the service of finding a place to stay, and they will also arrange your tickets along with all the other stuff that they arrange for, including picking you up at the airport, taking you back to the airport, taking you to and from the hospital whenever you have to go. The difference between the care down here and the care in the States is so much different. And it's been caring, where back there it's more like you're cattle being herded in and herded out, where you just doing feel that way down here. You know they really take the time, they're very into their work, very dedicated. They're very, very dedicated. I couldn't ask for a better experience. This has been one of the best experiences. I would much rather come down here and to have any kind of medical done. We used MedRepublic. I gave them my kudos, thumbs up, because if it hadn't have been for them, Mark wouldn't be able to lead the quality of life that he's going to be able to lead in the future. *6 months post-op:* It has been 6 months since Marks hip surgery! He is doing great, better than ever! We want to thank you for your services in directing us to such a terrific surgeon and staff in beautiful Puerto Vallarta. Dr. Max Greig works miracles. He has Mark back on his feet, and enjoying life pain free! (YEA!) We cannot thank you enough for the services MedRepublic offers for people in our situation. We tell everyone MedRepublic made our dreams come true. MedRepublic is definitely the WayToGo! If you ever get to Las Vegas, give us a call so we can thank you in person. Sincerely, Mark and Marcia
Kelly G.
5 Stars
ACL Repair
May 11th, 2013
Kelley Griffin
0 Stars
ACL Repair
May 10th, 2013
My name is Kelley Griffin. I'm from Wasilla, Alaska. ACL reconstructive surgery. I feel really good about having surgery in Mexico. This whole procedure has been smooth, just smooth, from start to finish. They even went out of their way [inaudible]. Sweet and smooth, easy. They meet you at the airport with a big name card. There was no language barrier. Most everybody is bilingual. I am not. I know the usual: "cerveza, baño," but even people who are not bilingual, they got their message across and if not, they would ask someone to come in the room to translate. I have never felt so well taken care of. Absolutely I would do this again. In a heart beat I would do this again, and I would recommend it to anybody. Even if you have insurance I would recommend it. It's that easy. There are no insurance hassles. It's inexpensive, considering the normal alternatives. From Kelly Griffin - August 7, 2013 (3 months post-op): Hello Robert, My knee is doing great. I am so thankful to have found your outfit and gotten it fixed so quickly and “painlessly”. I am nearly 100% range of motion. Kind of funny, I just noticed one day that I was bending my knee all the way without effort! I can't express how grateful I am for your and Dr Grieg's services! Thanks again for all you do, Kelley
Marcia D.
4.9 Stars
Shoulder Stabilization
February 21st, 2013
Marcia Davis
0 Stars
Shoulder Arthroscopy
February 21st, 2013
My name is Marcia Davis, and I'm from Bartow, Florida. I had my unstable shoulder completely repaired. It's been popping out and dislocating for years, and it was completely repaired. I teach swimming for a living, and it would dislocate while I'm swimming, working, changing clothes. It was really effecting my life. As a sole proprietor of my business buying health insurance in the states is just too expensive, so I've been going without health insurance for some time, and when I looked into getting the surgery back home, it was in excess of $25,000. I work by myself, I couldn't afford that. My boyfriend said, well, let's look into another country. Why not? And we didn't ever know about medical travel, so we found MedRepublic online, spoke to them, and they were "Johnny on the spot", very professional, called me back immediately, and [unlike] the US, they give you an amount - here's what this costs, here's what this procedure costs, you know there's a little window. The service was amazing. We looked at Dr. Max's credentials, which were amazing. We didn't find any doctors that came close to his credentials. We also looked at the area, it's beautiful. We looked into the hospital. Everything just looked picturesque. What a great place to heal. The beach is beautiful. Everything is affordable here. Dinner is affordable. Drinks are affordable. The hotel is nice. I can't say anything bad. ------ From Marcia Davis, July 8, 2013 (almost 5 months post-op) Hi Robert, funny...I was just thinking of contacting you. I am wonderful and my shoulder is 100% :) I am swimming daily, no pain, no worries of dislocation and very happy I chose MedRepublic for my surgery. Please tell Dr. Greig I think he is a wonderful surgeon and I appreciate all everyone has done. Thank you for checking in on me. :) Take care, best regards, Marcia Davis
David Breen
0 Stars
Shoulder Arthroscopy
February 20th, 2013
David: I'm David Breen, I'm from Nashua, New Hampshire. I'm 29 years old. I came here to Puerto Vallarta to have shoulder surgery. I've had constant dislocation for about 10 years or so. I never had insurance and finally it just went from bad to worse. Finally I just had enough, and I did some research. I found MedRepublic. They hooked me up with Dr. Max and fixed me up. Excellent communication, friendly guy, made us feel very comfortable. I had a labrum tear, I had two anchors. [I've been living with this dislocation problem] at least 10 years. It's fallen out hundreds of times. I didn't have insurance. I looked into getting insurance, and it was just too expensive. I just wanted to get surgery. I looked into getting the surgery [in the US], and it would have been about $25,000 to $30,000 grand, some people were telling me. It was just unreasonable. [The medical liaison] picked you up from the airport, bring you to the hotel. David's companion: It just went really smoothly. Interviewer: Would you recommend some of your friends? You're a relatively young person having a procedure. David: Absolutely, yes. If you want affordable health care, and you've got time on your hands to go away for a week and get procedures done. David's companion: He just wishes that he spoke up and got it... David: I wish I'd came sooner. From David Breen, July 9, 2013 (almost 5 months post-op) ------- Hi Robert, I'm doing well, thank. Shoulder feels good. I was actually talking to some one today about my surgery. Made me think of what a great guy Dr. Max is and what a wonderful serve you guys give. Thanks again.
Rickie Redland
0 Stars
Knee Arthroscopy
February 5th, 2013
In mid-February, I flew to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico to have arthroscopic surgery on my knee. I am a long distance ultra runner from Salida, Colorado. I run 100 and 50 mile races such as the Leadville 100, Bighorn 100, Wasatch 100, Bear 100 and Hardrock 100. All of these multiple times in the past. Through the years, these races have taken their toll my knees and finally it was time to do something about it. I was immediately impressed with Dr. Max Greig, my surgeon in PV, Mexico. His training in Guadalajara as well as Germany and his dual citizenship with the US and Mexico all relieved me of all pre-surgery anxiety. Not only did my husband and I have an excellent vacation exploring the coast of Jalisco and Nayarit, Mexico before the surgery, I literally walked out of the hospital the evening after the surgery and resumed our exploration the day after. The effect of the surgery on my knee became perceivable almost immediately. It was difficult to restrain my activities according to the doctors orders because my knee felt so much better. Gradually I have resumed my training to a level necessary to someday participate in my sport of passion, ultra-running. When I am not out training for some future trail race, my husband and I spend hours in the mountains of Colorado hiking and climbing. If it were not for Robert Page (MedRepublic) for pointing me to Dr Max Greig and the overall superior surgery and care, I would not be where I am today, at the top of these Rocky Mountains.
Romualdas Petryla
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
September 3rd, 2012
Preston Hale
5 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
August 24th, 2012
They walked me down to every detail, I didn't have to think about anything. They picked me up and I didn't have to do much except show up at the airport. Dr. Greig is one of the few people in healthcare that doesn't just do it for the job or for the prestige. He is a real healer.
Preston Hale
0 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
August 24th, 2012
Pancreas in place, kidneys secure, and liver intact after my international tour in medical conquest. About six months ago I fell while snowboarding, re injuring a sensitive shoulder to a greater degree. The weeks following were debilitating and depressing as my training abilities were compromised, and personal workouts seemed degenerative. Misery, in short— a half-year of study, I learned of options, of failures, and of success, in pursuit of a solution to a painful result of a testosterone-laced miscalculation. Snowboarding has always held a place in my heart. It remains an undefined sliver, a dream as much a hobby, adjacent in homage to a skateboarding past, but never congruent in skill. Perhaps because my hilltop aspirations came years after my plywood mastery (mediocrity at best), or maybe limits should simply not be pushed, in pressure of cousin-comfort from a different terrain; obviously not for the unprepared, and in my case— uninsured. My misguided failure of a modest obstacle left me complete with a jacked ankle,and a scraped face– which of course was my first complication to inspect. It wasn't as bad as I perceived, once I found a mirror, however it did prove a useful distraction, at least for an hour or two. Counting foreign fingers in humor of everyone's M.D., and smiling back stares from curious crowds, both seemed pleasant when I finally made the attempt of raising my right arm... I knew immediately what I had done; I tore one of my rotator cuff tendons— an injury that does not heal without a surgical procedure. This would not have been such a scary revelation if I had health insurance, but by lack thereof, fear immediately sank in. The next two weeks I spent in self-debate; I considered whether to buy an insurance plan and wait for a safe day to announce my pain, or submit myself to the hands of public healthcare at the local county hospital. After conversations with family, friends, and colleagues, I decided (against my conservative values) to bite the bullet of shame and sign up for a free government healthcare program(an Obama-care program). With the help of a friend I was enrolled quickly, and within a month I finally had an appointment with an orthopedic. The doctor agreed that I must have damaged my rotator cuff, and referred me for an MRI, pending the approval of the program in which I relied. The MRI was denied, not promptly, nor informatively. It took weeks of waiting and an embarrassed phone call to realize I was screwed, back to square one, and no longer equipped with option A. Since I was evaluated by a physician for a specific ailment, insurance was out of the question, unless I wanted to wait six months for having a pre-existing condition, and pay a healthy premium in said wait. There I was, two and a half months in, no improvement in my shoulder, and no idea what to do, so alas— I search the internet. "Cheap surgery" and "surgery abroad" were some of the keywords that led me to obscure websites, short in information, but intriguing none the less. I submitted two inquiries that night, and by the next day I began receiving phone calls from one Robert Page of MedRepublic International. I didn't answer the calls at first, nor did I return the voice mails. I knew that his website mentioned Mexico as part of the biz, and I wasn't pleased. I was terrified of Mexico; I did not want to go there, but finally I answered the phone and gave him a chance to speak. Robert alleviated my fear of Mexico, at least within the Vallarta region. He convinced me that media sensationalism unfairly accounts insular violence to the country at large, and that tourism police have actually maintained a safe haven for vacationers— relaxing and rehabbing alike. He quick-quoted a price I could live with, one I could save for, and with a finish-line finally gleaming in sight, I made a commitment to another program, this one just distant in finance and flight. Three months later, with the help of a true friend Jay Koch and his loan of grand proportion, I boarded a plane en route to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Arrival was certainly a shock, in culture and institute. The airport itself was confusing,and had it not been for the furious flock or eager experienced explorers, I might never have found my guide— the knowledgeable Alfred Greig. Alfred escorted me to the doctor's office to see his brother, Dr. Max Greig, and during the drive gave me a crash-course in survival, including plenty of reason to tone down, if not turn off, my apprehension. Dr.Greig was exactly what I hoped for, a trilingual Mexican native of Canadian and German decent. Doc laid out the game-plan, examined my shoulder for ideas. and took my MRI CD for homework. At his office I was pleasured to meet the innovative mastermind behind MedRepublic, Robert page and his lovely girl friendSepe (whose full name bested my memory). Robert went above and beyond normal business hospitality, giving me a tour of downtown Vallarta's boardwalk, and treating me to tastes of domestic drink and fine cuisine. For awhile I forgot about my surgery completely, and instead focused on a place I'd never seen, but once thought I knew. Mexico isn't here as I saw in my head; it isn't a place I envy, and even in four days I find myself a tad homesick, but it isn't either, the place I feared with ignorant presumption.Vallarta is a hungry place, old in age but young in spirit. I can only wish that with restructure, through government, community, or both, that ambition can lead to opportunity, and through diligence and prosperity, create a class fluidity like we have in our nation above. Surgery went well. My memory is foggy, but from Robert's details I conclude my experience was positive. Apparently I asked how much my liver was going to be sold for, shortly before passing into the altered abyss of anesthesia. Upon waking, I asked the nurse in my best attempt at Spanish, "Where is Jesus Christ?" in tasteless fashion of a joker in dark humor (this I do remember). All together Dr. Greig repaired my supraspinatus tendon, shaved a bone spur off my acromion, and removed arthritis from my A.C. joint. The procedure, flight, lodging, preoperative testing, and other expenses totaled around $6,350, about one-third of the cheapest procedure I found near home. Here I am six months from the day of my snowboarding mishap on February 26th, 2012,sitting in a resort hotel room on the pacific beach, impatiently awaiting my return flight. My shoulder is fixed thanks to a lucky internet search find, an innovative company, and a leap of faith. I find myself changed, improved maybe,something in realizing that closed doors don't always protect, but some timesdeter the welcome. I have nothing but compliments for the hospitality of MedRepublic, the treatment at the hospital, and the performance of the Greig brothers. I'm not advocating a distrust in our unparalleled healthcare system,nor am I a proponent of transnational fund transfers in spite of high costs; in a pickle, in a stagnant situation bordering desperation, I document an option,my method of repair, a story in plight of a long anticipated recovery. -Preston Hale 08/26/12
Cassandra S.
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
June 14th, 2012
My name is Cassandra, I am 41 years old and I live in San Diego. I came to Puerto Vallarta to have a total hip replacement with Dr. Max Greig. My closest family knew how badly I needed the surgery and in a timely matter and they pitched in to help get me down here and some of them came with me. Some of my more distant relatives had some concerns about my safety in Mexico and that has not been an issue at all. I am really glad I came down here and had this because I really couldn’t wait the six months that they were asking me to wait in the US. The surgery was yesterday, I had a little pain at the site but my hip definitely feels new and I am excited to start using it. MedRepublic coordinated my surgery, my experience with them was wonderful. I think I bothered them by contacting them every day but they made me feel like I wasn’t in a very good place because of the pain and the inability to move, and they really gave me my hope back, I will never forget that and I will always appreciate that. When MedRepublic contacted me I remember having clicked a link on the internet but I was a little bit surprised to be contacted by a company that I had no prior relationship with and I will always be grateful that I picked the phone up that time. They told me they could help me get the hip replacement that I needed at a discounted price in Mexico, so I thanked them and I thought over it. As events unfolded and terrible things happened with my insurance company and I was in a very bad very dark place and MedRepublic by really giving me an option they saved my life.
Jim Black
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
June 13th, 2012
A few years ago, I couldn’t walk without a cane. My pain was a 7 or 8 every day. Dr. Greig gave me a piece of life back. He does great work and what a deal! Back home, my health insurance wanted $2,200 per month to cover me. I went 8 years without healthcare.
Robert del Real
5 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
June 12th, 2012
They did a fantastic job. I recommend them all the time and tell everybody how happy I was.
Alma P.
4.4 Stars
ACL Repair
June 12th, 2012
The follow-up and care was more than I had ever experienced. Everything was set up and organized, we were escorted and treated phenomenally well. Today, I'm doing really well, my knee is holding up fantastically. Keep up the good work, I can't see any more than best success for the future.
Robert Del Real
0 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
June 12th, 2012
Hello my name is Robert Del Real, I am a patient of Dr. Max Greig. I just had a total knee replacement in my left knee. I came down from San Diego, California on Monday and had surgery on Tuesday morning, today is Friday and I am getting ready to leave the hospital. Everything has gone according to plan and really good on the schedule. Everybody has treated me really good from Alfred the coordinator down here, the hospital staff, the doctors, and everybody else has been real friendly, real helpful. Alfred picked me up from the airport and brought me here to the hospital and now he is going to be taking me over to the hotel. So far everything is going great, looks like I’m coming along real good and hope to walk out of here and back to the states next Thursday.
Victor Mabry
0 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
April 19th, 2012
My name is Victor Mabry, I am from Houston, Texas. I located MedRepublic on the internet, found it to be a very good opportunity to get two surgeries that I needed done at a much reduced price than the American hospitals. Both my surgeries were rotator cuffs, pretty good tears. Going through MedRepublic was convenient, it was easy I called and spoke to them about it. I did go through a hospital in Houston I was looking into and made my decision from there. The Hospital was nice, very up to date, great facility it was good as any that I have seen in the states, it was better per patient care. Dr. Max made it a lot easier, loving to death, caring and did an excellent job on my shoulders. Debbie checked Dr.Greig online a little bit and he is board certified in the U.S.A and has some German background and some studies there, he said I put him to the test but he did a really good job. I stayed in a hotel, did the all inclusive so we didn’t have to worry about meals and extra prices, we were right on the beach so we had time to enjoy some of the nice scenery, get a little bit of sun before you go to the hospital.
V.N.
4.9 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
March 27th, 2012
Robert W.
4.8 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
March 7th, 2012
Robert Wilson
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
March 7th, 2012
My name is Robert Wilson, I am from Clinton, Missouri which is south of Kansas City about 70 miles. I had a complete hip replacement, it was my right side. It was just not financially possible to have it done at home, it would have put great hardship on me at this time, this was my best and a good resolve for my problem through MedRepublic travel. I saw this on the internet and it’s worked out quite well for me. First grade all the way, the hospital was very comfortable, the room was three times the size of my room in Kansas City, everything was first grade. Dr. Max Greig, very professional, very friendly, personal touch was second to none, I never knew a doctor as well as I do Max. I feel like I was more informed going into surgery before and after than anything I had in the states, it seemed like in the states I was on a need to know and here they answered any questions I had. Puerto Vallarta looks like a beautiful place to visit, I wish I was not recuperating at this time and I wish I could have enjoyed it more because I had a hip replaced but it’s been as good as can be. I’d be very quick to do this again, if I need other elective surgery.
Steve Fillion
5 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
December 1st, 2011
I've had 11 surgeries, and I rankDr. Greig with the top surgeon in Canada. Dr. Greig was fantastic. He's off the charts.
Steve Fillion
0 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
December 1st, 2011
*MedRepublic Patient:* My name is Steve Fillion, I’m from Cawston a small town in British Columbia. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* Could you tell us what procedure you came here for? *MedRepublic Patient:* I came down for a complete knee replacement. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* Did you get good information when you were gathering your thoughts on this? *MedRepublic Patient:* Well, I kind of flew from the seat of my pants, but I locked up. I happened to get the greatest doctor anybody could ever want. MedRepublic Coordinator: How in the end did you make your decision, because this is something you think about before you do it, what made you make your decision? *MedRepublic Patient:* Economics, it was a lot lower price than in Canada or in the United States. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* What would this have cost you back in Canada? *MedRepublic Patient:* $30,000 in Canada and $50,000 in the USA. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* How about the facilities and the doctors? *MedRepublic Patient:* They were fantastic, right down to the nursing staff. I have had nine operations in my life and he was by far the greatest orthopedic surgeon I have ever had. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* Could you tell us the hospital you stayed at here in Puerto Vallarta? *MedRepublic Patient:* CMQ Premier. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* And your surgeons name was? *MedRepublic Patient:* My surgeons name was Dr. Max Greig MedRepublic Coordinator: Any other comment, how do you feel about this experience? *MedRepublic Patient:* It was fantastic, at first I was a little apprehensive but you got to let that go because it was the staff and everybody was so pleasant, it was a great experience. I had the best doctor here, the best nurses, the best physical therapist, I mean everybody was so accommodating. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* Puerto Vallarta is known for world class tourist destinations? *MedRepublic Patient:* It was a beautiful place to rehab for two weeks. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* Was there anything else you did while you were here? *MedRepublic Patient:* Well I went fishing the first day, I tried to get out another day but you know. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* How did the fishing trip go? *MedRepublic Patient:* The fishing trip went excellent, six roosters so we did ok. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* So you think you will come back to Puerto Vallarta? *MedRepublic Patient:* Yes, this is my second visit and I would definitely come back again. *MedRepublic Coordinator:* And the agency that sent you here, what was there name again? *MedRepublic Patient:* The agency was out of Phoenix, Arizona it was MedRepublic.
Douglas Darling
4.4 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
November 18th, 2011
There were no questions left unanswered. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Greig. The outcome of my surgery was above my expectations. I'd like to thank him again, it was really good!
Seth Chapman
5 Stars
Femoral Shaft Fracture - Internal Fixation
November 14th, 2011
Linda Sharpe
0 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
November 11th, 2011
Total Knee Replacement - Linda Sharp Video Testimonial Hello, I am Linda Sharpe. I am from Edmonton, Alberta Canada and I have just had surgery in Puerto Vallarta with Dr. Max Greig. It was a great experience, I can’t say enough good about the hospital, the staff, or the doctors. The whole system they had in place was just absolutely excellent. I really enjoyed the nurses, the doctors were just awesome. They were extremely non-invasive but they were their every time you needed them and you could always reach people which was something I was quite concerned about before we came here, was whether or not we would be able to have English access easily. That was a really nice surprise we just picked up the phone and there was always somebody that we could talk to. Two days after surgery, so 48 hours later I was released. I was able to walk a little bit with a walker, mostly relied on a wheel chair, by the end of that day I was walking more with the walker and less with the wheel chair unless it was far distances. Every day since then I have been able to walk further and further with the [walker]. The most surprising part of this whole experience is there is no doubt there is going to be pain, but it was a lot less pain then ever expected it would be and a lot less pain then friends of mine who went through this exact same surgery at home, they were in much worse shape than I was. I think it has a lot to do with the beautiful scenery, the water, as well as the method they used to deal with pain in the hospital, all of that attributed to it and of course lots of prayer. Those were all the things that made my recovery as I am only on day six but certainly I am well into recovery. I’m looking forward to gardening, walking, dancing those are the things I want to be able to do again. MedRepublic International I would probably say was a ten out of ten, they were able to answer questions whenever I phoned and I did, I phoned often. I had little quirky things because I’m from Canada just little things like getting wires of money across. MedRepublic just kind of walked me through the process and helped me through all that. It was an excellent company to deal with all the way around.
Debbie L.
5 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
October 19th, 2011
He is the best doctor I have ever been to. I would take him over any American doctor.
N.A.B.
4.8 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
October 17th, 2011
Marta Macbeth
4.3 Stars
Knee Arthroscopy
October 14th, 2011
Dr. Greig was wonderful, great guy. The people were really nice, picked us up and everything. It was a really good experience.
Shirley Patterson
4.4 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
July 19th, 2011
I cannot speak highly enough of this man. He gave me back my quality of life. I've been an athlete all my life, I was back to the driving range the 7th week. He's the best doctor there is, nobody can top him in any way. His bedside manner, professionalism, knowledge. Everything about this man is outstanding. I tell everyone about him. Dr. Greig is one of a kind. He laid out exactly what to expect, we went over everything together.
Shirley Patterson
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
July 19th, 2011
Total Hip Replacement Surgery - Today, six weeks after total hip replacement surgery in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, I was on the driving range hitting golf balls, and quite well. I feel so pleased. I had not hit a ball in two years and, thanks to Dr. Max Greig and MedRepublic Innternational, I will soon be back in my world of playing golf. I hope to be competing back in ladies’ golf tournaments as I was doing before I was hit with osteoarthritis in my hips. This is my second testimonial since having the first surgery in January of 2011. My second hip was done in mid July, six weeks ago. Again, as the first time around, I would have had to wait two years on the Alberta wait, which has not improved. Thanks to MedRepublic, I was able to have my Total Hip Replacement Surgery scheduled and organized in three weeks with Dr. Greig. On this second total hip replacement surgery, I received the same great care that I received in January from Dr. Greig and the Puerto Vallarta CMQ Premiere Hospital staff. I am pain free and cannot believe how my flexibility has returned. Thank you Dr. Max Greig and MedRepublic for assisting with the arrangements.
David L.
5 Stars
Shoulder Stabilization
May 19th, 2011
L.J.
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
April 7th, 2011
Daniel McCoy
3.8 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
March 27th, 2011
Patrick Martin
5 Stars
Knee Arthroscopy
February 7th, 2011
Patrick Martin
0 Stars
Knee Arthroscopy
February 7th, 2011
Knee Arthroscopy Surgery - I would just like to write a few words about my experience with Dr. Greig. From the time we arrived on Feb 6th 2011 until the day we left, the doctor and his staff provided some of the best communication I had ever received for a pre-op as well as post-op. I was picked up at the airport the day before my Knee Arthroscopy Surgery for a consultation with the doctor and dropped off at my hotel later that day On the morning of the knee arthroscopy surgery I was picked up and brought to the hospital and prepared for surgery. The whole process was quite impressive from start to finish. I had a right knee miniscus repair done. The exceptional thing about this paticular surgery (and I have had 4 to date) was that even after the knee arthroscopy surgery there was no swelling and very little brusing. I was walking on day two and getting around quite well on the fourth day. I was picked up at the hotel by alfred one of the doctor assistants (the nicest guy you could ever hope to meet ) and brought back to the hospital for a check up and re-bandaging on day three. It has now been 4 months post-op and every thing is going great. If I ever had to do any thing with my knees again, (insurance or not), I will be heading out to vist Alfred and Dr. Greig. (great job guys)
David Gosar
2.1 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
February 3rd, 2011
Matt Walsh
4 Stars
Knee Arthroscopy
January 17th, 2011
Preston Angel
0 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
January 12th, 2011
Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery - My doctor here in the US told me I needed to have rotator cuff repair surgery. My wife and I looked at a lot of options. We were intrigued by the option of taking a surgical vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I was a little apprehensive to go to Mexico, but after a couple phone consultations with Dr. Greig and Robert Page I felt quite confident. MedRepublic was very reassuring and provided us with plenty of information. MedRepublic coordinated for us a beautiful, comfortable beach front room at the Krystal Hotel. When we arrived to Puerto Vallarta we were very impressed with Dr. Greig, Albert and the medical staff and were very well taken care of from beginning to end. The surgery was painless and after one night of hospital stay, my recovery began. The doctor and physical therapist did follow-up visits until I was back on the plane to the United States. In the months since the surgery, everyone from the MedRepublic coordinator to the medical liaison to the surgeon followed up with me to check on my recovery. It has been 7 ½ months since my surgery and my shoulder is doing great. I still have a little pain, but every day my shoulder is getting better and I expect it to be painless soon as I continue to exercise. Up to now I’ve had no troubles. In conclusion, I would recommend MedRepublic, Dr. Greig and Puerto Vallarta to anyone. The experience was fantastic as I saved a lot of money. My entire surgery, flight, hotel and miscellaneous expenses together came out to 1/3 of the cost here in the United States.
Shirley Patterson
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
November 22nd, 2010
Total Hip Replacement Surgery - I would like to thank Dr Greig for giving me back my life to be pain free. I was in terrible pain for the last 6 months and finally could not walk in the last four months prior to him doing my Total Hip Replacement Surgery. The wait list in Alberta was two years, and I was in constant pain. I was put in touch with Dr. Greig at the Premiere hospital in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, through MedRepublic, Robert Page. All arrangements were made through MedRepublic, and I was scheduled for my total hip replacement surgery early January, 2011. I was receiving a minimally invasive hip replacement on my right hip, a new procedure not done as of yet in canada. I spent a short stay of three days in a hospital that could match any high end hotel. After surgery I woke to no pain and no sciacta. Dr. Greig had ended all that pain for me. I was up and mobile very quickly and then back in an apartment that was arranged for me in Puerto Vallarta. I had nursing care come in to change bandages and Physio, which was included as part of the package and was started immediately to help with my quick recovery. I stayed in paradise for a month away from the Canadian winter. When and if the time comes for my other hip to be replaced I will be definitly returning to Dr. Greig. He is an exceptional orthopedic surgeon.
Lauren Schmeits
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
November 13th, 2010
Total Hip Replacement Surgery - To Whom It May Concern, I started looking at having total hip replacement surgery about January 2010 and began searching the internet when it became obvious that I would not be able to afford to have surgery stateside. I found MedRepublic.com and another company of which Robert Page at MedRepublic was the only company which responded to me in a timely manner. Robert gave me all the details to the questions I asked, gave me supporting material to which I could refer, and also was willing to set up phone conferences with any Doctor or Doctors to whom I wanted to personally speak. Once I had completed due diligence, was completely satisfied that all the information Robert provided was correct and accurate, and when I was physically ready to have total hip replacement surgery, I began the process of getting ready for the operation through MedRepublic. The MedRepublic protocol and procedures ultimately leading to surgery is easy; Robert walked me through the process every step of the way. I tele-conferenced with the Doctor in Puerto Vallarta and felt extremely comfortable that I would receive excellent care. *Robert Page, MedRepublic Coordinator* Robert is an extremely professional, detailed and organized individual. He has an extensive knowledge base of medical tourism, how it works and provides proof on how MedRepublic is the best! He is very customer service and courtesy minded. My experience indicates that he has high expectations for excellence for himself and for those to whom he does business. Robert has done well living up to those standards and I have benefitted greatly. I was lucky in that at the time my total hip replacement surgery was conducted, his family was on business in Puerto Vallarta. Robert’s father, Dr. Page was actually doing his yearly inspection of the hospital facility and yearly evaluation of the Doctors in that area, so he was in the surgery with Dr. Greig, my doctor. Speaking of the Doctors in the area: Robert and Dr. Page wrote a book for Medical Tourism, which is currently used and promoted by the Mexican Government. It lists most every doctor, where they are, what they specialize in, as well as other pertinent data which anyone having international medical procedures would want to know. I found it very helpful as well as interesting. *CMQ Premier Hospital, The Facility* The hospital to which I had surgery, CMQ Premier, was like walking into Architectural Digest! Just beautiful! And very clean! My family worried about all kinds of issues regarding having an operation in another country, including sanitation. In every aspect, their worries were for naught, because the facility, the Doctors, the Nurses, the Technicians, the Physical Therapist, absolutely EVERYONE was professional, kind, engaging, respectful and caring. The hospital was excellent; I had what would be in the US, a suite. I really don’t believe that I would have had anywhere near the same experience in the US unless I was a celebrity! *Dr. Greig, Orthopedic Surgeon* Dr. Greig was just wonderful. He actually gave me his personal cell phone number and advised me to contact him for anything I needed. His exact words were: “We are your family here in Vallarta, until we release you to your family at home. Of course if you need something we are here for you”. And he was! I want to mention, at this point that I am no one special; I am not a celebrity of any sort or an official of any importance. This is just how Dr. Greig and his staff treat people! *The Total Hip Replacement Surgery* The operation went off without a hitch! Dr. Greig is very particular about the equipment and the prostheses he uses, probably to the dismay of most device providers. He will do whatever it takes to make sure that the devices used will fit and be of maximum benefit even if he has to use part of one with part of another to ensure success! He took me through the operation every step of the way and answered fully any questions myself or my husband had. I was on my feet the very next day and began working with the physical therapist. The next day I returned to our condo and the nurse and the physical therapist came about every other day. *Alfred Greig, Medical Liaison in Puerto Vallarta* Alfred provides services for the medical arm of the visit. He and his assistant Ellie liaised with Robert, providing services such as delivering us to and from the airport, taking us to Doctor Visits at the hospital as well as to and from the surgery. They anticipated our needs and provided many resources to us. Alfred and Ellie offered many kindnesses and acts of generosity that we will never forget! We felt very well cared for by them as well as from MedRepublic with Robert following up with us frequently. In summary, my experience with MedRepublic, with their service providers and with Robert has been exemplary and enjoyable! Since I have been home I have heard of three cases of staff infection, involving total hip replacement, at what is purported to be a premier local hospital! My medical issues indicate that I will require more surgeries and medical attention. I have already begun the process of planning future operations through MedRepublic and with Robert Page. I move forward with MedRepublic with confidence that I will get the best possible medical care at the most reasonable prices with the very best Doctors available! Sincerely, Lauren Schmeits
Lauren Schmeits
5 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
November 12th, 2010
Dr. Greig was great, very caring and knowledgeable and trusting.
John Ruhe
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
October 4th, 2010
Total Hip Replacement Surgery - I found myself in a bad economy on health insurance and my hip was shot, I mean the poor thing was bone to bone. A friend of mine read in the paper somewhere that there was a company called MedRepublic doing good work in Mexico for people in my situation , so I contacted them via the web. Afterwards I was contacted by a friendly gentleman by the name of Robert Page. Robert was very informative and after some back and forth communication, he was more like a friend other than just a blaa blaa person on the other end of the line. Robert suggested a number of well-qualified doctors within their group. I could also get more information about the doctors' training, where they studied ect. I could also choose the area of Mexico that I wanted to get my total hip replacement. I choose Dr. Max Greig located in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. This turned out to be the best choice for me. I did my pre-op blood and x-rays here with my doctors and sent the results to Robert to forward to Dr. Max in Mexico. Following a review and okay, my wife and I flew to and landed in Puerto Vallarta on Saturday to meet with the doctor. When we arrived, we were met by Dr. Max's brother Alfred (administrator/director) who drove us to meet with Dr. Max for the pep talk and the rundown talk. Surgery was scheduled for Monday morning. Alfred showed us around town and took us shopping, after all we were staying for fourteen days. Alfred was there for everything. We have a timeshare, but accommodations are easy to find. MedRepublic helped with this also. The hospital was spotless, the staff was professional and very helpful and don't worry, English is spoken by many. My surgery went with out a hitch and on Wednesday Alfred took me to my condo. I almost forgot to mention that I had a room to myself, TV in English and food that was as good and nutritious as my own at home. Now included in this experience, for the remainder of my stay in this beautiful environment, my physical therapist came to my room regularly to work with me on my recovery. Yes, every three days the nurse comes to check and change your dressing. Talk about a great way to start your recovery. I was up and walking around town on Thursday. I didn't need the pain meds I was given, what a hoot. Dr. Max and his professional and caring staff made my hip surgery the best decision I could have ever made and also a great vacation. We made many friends in Puerto Vallarta and left feeling Max, Alfred and the staff were more like our friends than just people doing a job. Robert, who started me on this journey, checks in on me all the time following me on my recovery. Wow! They didn't just throw me out the door. They all truly care. People that find themselves in this same spot really need to check MedRepublic out, they’re affordable, professional, caring and you just can't go wrong. JOHN
Carol Sisemore
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
June 22nd, 2010
Total Hip Replacement Surgery - Puerto Vallarta Journal I have to say, picking MedRepublic International was probably the best move I could have ever made. From the first time I spoke to Robert Page, MedRepublic Representative, I had a good feeling that these were professionals I was dealing with, later to find out they and team are much more. When I decided to go ahead with Hip Surgery in Puerto Vallarta it wasn’t simply all about money. It was about working with a team including Robert Page, Alfred Greig, and Dr. Max Greig. From the beginning of my journey till now (6 days after surgery), they all have gone not 1 mile, but a million miles out of the way to make sure all went well from my trip to Mexico. The arrival, the place to stay, furnishing transportation from airport to hotel; to condo; to Dr. Greig’s office; to the Hospital, and unbelievable as this sounds, Dr. Castel personally driving us back to condo to make sure all was well, when discharged. How many places, companies, or people do you know will make sure you have all you need in a town you’ve never been to, providing all these services plus making sure cell phone or any other problem was resolved immediately if at all possible? I only know of one – Robert Page, Health Care Coordinator - MedRepublic; Alfred Greig, Servimed Director; Dr. Max Greig, Orthopedic Surgeon (best surgeon I know); the staff at Premiere CMQ Hospital, Dr. Castel, General Medicine; Adriana Robin, Physical Therapist; and the whole team made this trip and surgery the most pleasant experience this 64 year old has ever had. Everything went like clockwork with the usual changes one encounters in life. Total organization, and communication and again, I emphasize TEAMWORK. I am here to recommend all to anyone who would be considering MedRepublic. I’ve never had such a pleasant experience, especially considering I speak very little Spanish, which I had help with also. I am composing an “Information List” of Helpful Hints prior to arriving. Things each individual considering MedRepublic need to do to make their team complete. That will follow as I get stronger each day. I have nothing but praise and admiration for the Puerto Vallarta people here and the team MedRepublic has created. And by the way, My Hip Doesn’t hurt any more to walk. (muscles a bit sore but I can deal with that, I have a new hip). I am just trying to figure out a way to come back for my knee replacement, as I don’t want it done by any one else, anywhere else. Thank you all! Sincerely, Carol T. Sisemore, Conroe, Texas (north of Houston). June 30, 2010
Rick Maddock
5 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
May 21st, 2010
If anybody ever has any questions about him, I would be happy to tell them how great he was. I was very impressed by him, he's a great doctor, but also just a great human being. He's someone who actually cares about his patients. I talk about him from time to time to other people.
Ric Maddock
0 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
May 21st, 2010
My name is Ric Maddock. I am a sixty year old structural engineer who is very active and plays a lot of sports including volleyball at a competitive level. Over a year ago, while playing, I heard a pop in my shoulder and apparently suffered a massive tear of the superspinatus and infraspinatus tendons. I didn't realize the severity of the injury for several months, expecting a recovery which never came. After several months of physical therapy, I had an MRI done and the damage was apparent. The orthopedic surgeon I went to suggested that I had a 60 to 70 percent chance of full recovery, but that was all right because it would only cost $24,0000. He was very busy and didn't really seem to care one way or the other about me. It made me mad, so I got on the internet and started searching for alternatives. Rotator Cuff Repair - I settled on MedRepublic for my rotator cuff repair surgery for several reasons. They had the approval of the Better Business Bureau, were owned and operated by physicians, and the surgeon they recommended, Dr. Greig in Puerta Vallarta seemed to be highly qualified. It has proven to be a very good decision. I found Dr. Greig to be not only highly qualified, but one of the most decent and compassionate people I have had the pleasure to have met. He assured me I would recover fully, even though my injury was severe and many months had passed. The rotator cuff repair surgery, hospital and entire experience including ten days in a wonderful place was totally positive for Andrea and myself. MedRepublic continues to follow up with me, and today, five months later and after a lot of physical therapy, I am returning to a full schedule of volleyball as well as preparing for the ski season. I have to tell one little story regarding Dr. Greig which so aptly demonstrates the concern he has for his patients. Andrea and I had gone to the hospital for one of three follow ups. After my exam, we walked outside the hospital and as we were standing on the sidewalk out comes Dr. Greig. "Ric and Andrea, do you need me to call a cab for you?" We were so impressed by him, and I can't say enough good things about the man. Somehow I can't see the surgeon in Boise Idaho caring how we got home as long as we paid his bill. I highly recommend MedRepublic, Dr. Greig, and Puerto Vallarta. Anyone wishing to obtain further information about my experience is welcome to contact me by email or phone (208) 761-0373.
Don Findlay
0 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
September 17th, 2009
Total Hip Replacement Surgery - I had my total hip replacement surgery with Dr. Greig in Puerto Vallarta and am extremely happy with the overall treatment, attention to detail and the end result. I am once again living pain free and didn’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to achieve this. MedRepublic International has developed a real reliable program that made the experience hassle and worry free. They certainly know how to find great doctors. My surgeon, Dr. Greig truly cares about people. My Total Hip Replacement Surgery with him was one of the most satisfactory experiences I’ve ever had with any doctor or hospital anywhere in the United States. Thanks MedRepublic and Dr. Greig
Janice Saridakis
0 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
July 28th, 2009
Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery - Dear MedRepublic: Dr Greig is a very special Surgeon and I can’t recommend him enough! In fact I have recommended him to quite of few people! His entire staff is excellent and extremely caring. I can’t say enough good things about his team. People I don’t even know ask me where I’ve had the Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery and are quite surprised that I had it in Puerto Vallarta.His Physical Therapy staff is excellent much better than what I've had in the states - he knows what he's doing! I am now fully recovered with no pain at all. I highly recommend Dr. Greig and if ever I need surgery again he would be at the top of the list! Thank you for all your help... Sincerely, Jan Saridakis
Randy Beaver
0 Stars
Rotator Cuff Repair
October 31st, 2008
Rotator Cuff Repair - December 9th, 2008 It has been seven weeks since i had my rotator cuff repair surgery. I have gained a lot of movement in my arm and am on a regimen of exercises...I have been able to finish a small leaded glass window working on commissions for a few hours at a time...I have very little pain and am healing quickly..and back to living in my tree house in the redwoods above Santa Cruz.... Over a year ago i slid down a trail and dislocated both shoulders. My right shoulder injury was severe and I had to work doing carpentry with a badly torn rotator cuff which gradually got worse and worse...I could not afford the surgery so I went for a year with the pain...thinking I had no options as I could not afford huge amounts of money it would cost for the repair. It is stressful to anticipate rotator cuff surgery and it requires a leap of faith to trust your life to previously unknown persons...I did contact some other "Medical Tourism" websites for bids...There was one company which would pick me up in San Diego and whisk me across the border to Tijuana to a clinic there. They assured me that I needed no passport of visa for the ride...In my over active imagination I saw a ride in the trunk of a cab (and possibly being held for ransom) in my future itinerary.. To their credit, MedRepublic, Dr Gregg and company are true to their word...I was amazed at the level of professionalism, Dr Gregg provided me with MRIs' and X-rays at a fraction of what they would cost in the states. I was provided with complete computer printouts with photos of the MRI showing my injuries in detail and explaining the process...and pages of exercises for recuperation... Unfortunately for me, i arrived in Puerto Viallarta with a crooky chest cold just taking hold, which began to rear its ugly head a few days after the operation... The antibiotics tend to destroy my stomach after a few days and ultimately I ended up with acid stomach and ulcer like symptoms, which made it hard to eat... My other problem was that i tried to save a few bucks and got a hotel on the Marina, which absolutely reeked of mold. The AC was not functioning and the strong cleaning product perfumes did little to cut the stench.. Needless to say it was not a fun week in recovery....But I did manage to LOSE 8 Pounds! The only reason i mention my added physical problems is that when you are recovering from surgery you should consider bringing along a (Functional) traveling companion to help (finding sugar free yogurt to replace stomach flora).... , dressing, showering , finding food, cooking, etc. Food is a BIG deal...The last thing you need after rotator cuff surgery is to get some sort of stomach problems to add to your stress...I would recommend getting a room with cooking facilities so that you could buy at the Local supermarket (Very modern) and cook in your room...There are amazing restaurants all over town and the MedRepublic guys might give you some good guidelines and tips for getting quality local food... To sum it up...I have never had such a personable doctor as Dr. Gregg..He has excellent bedside manor. I was treated like a king, the hospital is nicer that any I have seen in the US..Small and new and state of the art... Rotator Cuff Surgery was unaffordable for me in the US....I saved around eighteen thousand dollars compared to estimates for rotor cuff repairs in the US. I recommend MedRepublic highly and would consult them again if needed...If you would like to contact me concerning MedRepublic, I am at: [email protected] Randy Beaver
Don Findlay
4.4 Stars
Total Hip Replacement
- a man that was truly mean to be a doctor - finest doctor he has ever been associated
Dave B
5 Stars
Shoulder Stabilization
Doctor Max is amazing! Made me feel so comfortable before and after my surgery. This man genuinely cares about people and loves what he does. So personable he even brought us over his home so he could grab some prescription slips for me. By far the best experience I've ever had with any doctor or hospital.
Mark Sawko
5 Stars
Total Knee Replacement
Dr. Greig was unbelievable. I received better service than I would have in the States. He came to my hotel and did some of my physical therapy with me.

External Reviews

5 External Reviews

J. R.
Total Hip Replacement
The hospital was spotless, the staff was professional and very helpful and don’t worry, English is spoken by many. My surgery went without a hitch… Dr. Max and his professional and caring staff made my hip surgery the best decision I could have ever made.
R. R.
Knee Arthroscopy
I was immediately impressed with Dr. Max Greig, my surgeon in PV, Mexico. His training in Guadalajara as well as Germany and his dual citizenship with the US and Mexico all relieved me of all pre-surgery anxiety.
P. H.
Rotator Cuff
Dr.Greig was exactly what I hoped for, a trilingual Mexican native of Canadian and German decent. Doc laid out the game-plan, examined my shoulder for ideas. and took my MRI CD for homework.
R. W.
Total Hip Replacement
Dr. Max Greig, very professional, very friendly, personal touch was second to none, I never knew a doctor as well as I do Max. I feel like I was more informed going into surgery before and after than anything I had in the states, it seemed like in the states I was on a need to know and here they answered any questions I had.
M. S.
Total Knee Replacement
I had a knee replacement surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico done by Dr. Max Greig. My knee is in terrific shape, no complaints the surgery was very successful, I am able to do many things including golf and yoga and all kinds of different sports.
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MedRepublic Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Questions. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, contact us at MedRepublic.com.

Scope. This privacy policy covers all of MedRepublic. It does not, however, apply to entities that MedRepublic does not own or control.

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Parental participation. We require that people under 18 years of age have parental participation in viewing and using the site.

2. Information We Receive

Information About Yourself. When you sign up for MedRepublic you provide us with your name, email, gender, and birth date. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you.

Content. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on MedRepublic (such as photos), please remove the metadata before uploading the content.

Transactional Information. We may retain the details of transactions or payments you make on MedRepublic.

Information we collect when you interact with MedRepublic: �Site activity information. We keep track of some of the actions you take on MedRepublic, such as search terms. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us.

Access Device and Browser Information. When you access MedRepublic from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.

Cookie Information. We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make MedRepublic easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and MedRepublic. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to MedRepublic. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into MedRepublic, and to know when you are interacting with MedRepublic Platform applications and websites, our widgets and Share buttons, and our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use MedRepublic.

Information we receive from third parties: �MedRepublic Platform. We do not own or operate the applications or websites that you use through the MedRepublic Platform. Whenever you connect with a Platform application or website, we will receive information from them, including information about actions you take. In some cases, in order to personalize the process of connecting, we may receive a limited amount of information even before you connect with the application or website.

Information from other websites. We may institute programs with advertising partners and other websites in which they share information with us:

  • We may ask advertisers to tell us how our users responded to the ads we showed them (and for comparison purposes, how other users who didn�t see the ads acted on their site). This data sharing, commonly known as �conversion tracking,� helps us measure our advertising effectiveness and improve the quality of the advertisements you see.
  • We may receive information about whether or not you�ve seen or interacted with certain ads on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads.

If in any of these cases we receive data that we do not already have, we will �anonymize� it within 180 days, meaning we will stop associating the information with any particular user. If we institute these programs, we will only use the information in the ways we explain in the �How We Use Your Information� section below.

3. Sharing information with MedRepublic.

Information we collect from you:

  • Name, email address, mailing address, and phone number
  • date of birth
  • user name and password
  • health or medical �information
  • credit card information
  • your location, if using a mobile device with location use allowance enabled

How we use this information:

  • to allow you to communicate with healthcare providers
  • to help the providers to help make the best decisions for your care
  • to allow you to pay for a surgery/procedure
  • to send you requested product or service information
  • to respond to your questions, concerns, or requests for information
  • to send you newsletters or email communications
  • to improve our website, app, and marketing efforts
  • to conduct internal quality improvement or business analysis
  • to calculate driving directions on your mobile device

MedRepublic reserves the right to use information it collects to various ways to enhance your experience and our site.

4. Information You Share With Third Parties.

As mentioned above, we do not own or operate the applications or websites that may be linked to from the MedRepublic Platform. That means that when you use those applications and websites you are making your information available to someone other than MedRepublic.

5. Connecting with an Application or Website.

You should always review the policies of third party applications and websites to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they use information you share with them. We do not guarantee that they will follow our rules. If you find an application or website that violates our rules, you should report the violation to us.

Pre-Approved Third-Party Websites and Applications. �In order to provide you with useful assistance from third party websites off of MedRepublic, we occasionally need to provide General Information about you to pre-approved third party websites and applications that use Platform at the time you visit them (if you are still logged in to MedRepublic). ��In this case we require these websites and applications to go through an approval process, and to enter into separate agreements designed to protect your privacy. �For example, these agreements include provisions relating to the access and deletion of your General Information, along with your ability to opt-out of the experience being offered. �If you log out of MedRepublic before visiting a pre-approved application or website, it will not be able to access your information.

Advertisements. Sometimes the advertisers who present ads on MedRepublic use technological methods to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. You may use your browser cookie settings to limit or prevent the placement of cookies by advertising networks. �MedRepublic does not share personally identifiable information with advertisers unless we get your permission.

Links. When you click on links on MedRepublic you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.

6. How We Share Information

MedRepublic shares your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example:

When you make a payment. See Payment Terms.

To help improve or promote our service. Sometimes we share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.

To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about MedRepublic, remove repetitive information from our user lists, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your general personal (non-medical) information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.

To advertise our services. We may ask advertisers outside of MedRepublic to display ads promoting our services. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other information with the advertiser.

To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Terms of Service may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.

Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control. If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so that the service can continue to operate. In such a case, your information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

8. How You Can Change or Remove Information

Editing your profile. You may change or remove your profile information at any time by going to your account page. Information will be updated immediately.

Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others or it was copied or stored by other users. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on MedRepublic. Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct even if deletion has been requested. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your information, they may retain your information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies. �But they will no longer be able to access the information through our Platform after you disconnect from them.

Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 90 days, but will not be available to others.

9. How We Protect Information

We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help.

Steps we take to keep your information secure. We keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We also use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behavior for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behavior, may limit use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations of our Terms of Service.

HIPAA. All medical information will be encrypted and safeguarded according to the regulations set out in the federal Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on MedRepublic will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any security measures on MedRepublic. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.

Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us at medrepublic.com.

10. ��Other Terms

Changes. We may change this Privacy Policy pursuant to the procedures outlined in the MedRepublic Terms of Service. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by publication here. If the changes are material, we will provide you additional, prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances.

Consent to Collection and Processing in the United States. By using MedRepublic, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

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Complication Insurance

If you are having surgery outside of the country, your home country insurance is unlikely to cover a edical complication. As a result, we advise that you purchase a complication insurance policy, which is specifically designed to cover individuals who are traveling internationally for medical treatment.

We have written a comprehensive overview comparing the pros and cons of both policies that you can view here.

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Travel Health Insurance

It may be wise to purchase travel health insurance when you travel internationally, as your home country insurance may not completely cover medical expenses incurred while abroad.

Here are some options that MedRepublic clients have used in the past:

Travel Gap

This is a short-term international travel medical plan for trips of up to 6 months. There are two different plans offered based on whether or not clients already have primary insurance domestically. You can choose from their network of providers across 180 different countries. For more information on what is covered, click here.

Liaison International

This is a short-term international travel medical plan for trips of 5 to 45 days. There are no country restrictions and you have the freedom to choose any doctor or hospital. There is also optional hazardous sports and scuba diving coverage. For more information on what is covered, click here.