Filed under: Americas, Europe, Healthcare, People, Surgery, Technology
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, December 14, 2010 — People in America and Europe are increasingly traveling to developing countries to get better medical services at a lower cost. Factors that have led to the increasing popularity of medical travel include the high cost of health care, long wait times for certain procedures, the affordability of international travel, very high standards and state of the art installations that compete with the best of its kind in the USA and Europe.
A forecast by Deloitte Consulting published in 2008 projected that medical tourism originating from the US could jump from 1.5 million by ten times over the next decade. The Dominican Republic is emerging as a destination for such medical travel because of its proximity to the USA and its fine weather, which allows patients to experience a vacation along with medical treatment.
Dr. Alba Reyes Sagiv, an American Board Certified Surgeon, operates the Skin and Hair Transplant Institute from the Dominican Republic for more than 10 years, using the latest surgical techniques to help hair loss patients get full hair restoration with a personalized treatment. All patients receive personal attention and their total satisfaction is the goal of the clinic. This is in contrast to factory-like approach of many surgeons in the USA. Read more
Filed under: Biotech, Healthcare, People, Technology
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, September 27, 2009 — Dr. Alba Reyes, the first physician in Latin America to be admitted to the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, now offers innovative Genetic Tests for hair loss prediction and prevention.
The Genetic Test for Hair Loss is revolutionary because it can predict hair loss from genetic factors much before the start of hair loss. The test involves DNA analysis and determines whether an individual has inherited the receptor gene of “androgenetic alopecia”. It is the first genetic test to detect the risk of hair loss much before it becomes visible to the eye.