MedRetreat – Medical Tourism

February 25, 2008

MedRetreat Client Testimonials

Read what our clients are saying about their medical tourism experience.

Here are some of the medical travel testimonials we have received from our health tourism patients.

For more information, please contact MedRetreat at



  1. B.B. – Chandler, AZ – Of course, I was skeptical of medical tourism. But I can honestly say I had a wonderful experience. My MedRetreat Program Manager was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. He was able to answer any of my questions and concerns about medical travel and made all the arrangements for me. The hospital staff, my doctor and everyone I came in contact with were very friendly and helpful. I traveled alone and was a little nervous about not only traveling to a foreign country alone, but facing surgery alone. I had a face/neck lift, eye lift and upper arm lift. I could not be happier with the results, and felt well enough only 5 days after my surgeries to start going on tours and shopping. I had a great health tourism vacation as well. I would highly recommend Medretreat to everyone.

    Comment by medretreat — February 25, 2008 @ 5:43 pm | Reply

  2. J.M. – Owasso, OK – I am so grateful to MedRetreat for all the service and information about medical tourism that they provided for me. I would never have been able to have all of the procedures done in the U.S because of the cost. I feel that the accommodations and location were a perfect place to recuperate. My husband and daughter were able to have a wonderful trip and had the ability to do a lot of sightseeing due to the friendliness and helpfulness of the Malaysian people.

    After meeting with my surgeon, I had complete confidence in his ability to perform all of my procedures. His receptionist and nurse were wonderful in making me feel comfortable and well informed. Now being back in the U.S. recovering I will recommend the medical tourism services of MedRetreat to many of my friends who are interested in having surgeries done.

    Comment by medretreat — February 26, 2008 @ 11:38 pm | Reply

  3. N.P. – Klamath Falls, OR – I have had problems ever since my period started, and was quickly put on birth control to control the endometriosis and the ovarian cysts doctor thought I had. However that only helped for a few years before my problems overcame that and my body began to rebel. Doctors in the U.S. wanted me to wait until I was 30 and had 2 kids before they would take out my uterus, but I had other joint conditions that prohibited me from having kids naturally and so I would never make that benchmark, never mind that I didn’t want to wait 10 years with my quality of life declining every day. With my uterus causing deterioration of my other conditions and my quality of life, and the doctors in the U.S. was only switching me from birth control to birth control method until I bled through each one, I decided that the time had come to look elsewhere. (Click here to listen to an audio testimonial from this client’s mother)

    MedRetreat quickly listened and found me a doctor that also listened and after reading my medical history and family history, quickly decided the best course of action was a hysterectomy. Now, writing this a mere week and four days after the procedure was done, and already back home, my pain is lessened, no more cramping and bleeding, and my other conditions I am able to handle once again! I have quality of life, and it happened a month and a half after finding MedRetreat, faster than I had ever hoped possible! They listened and found a way to give me back my life, and my fiancé is so happy to have me almost pain free too! Thank you a million times over for an amazing medical tourism experience!!!

    Comment by medretreat — February 29, 2008 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  4. S.L. – Normandy Park, WA– Our “medical retreat” to Malaysia was a life changing experience. My husband and I no longer think that the only outstanding medical care is found in the USA. We also were shocked at the costs being nearly 10% of the procedures here. We found everyone at the Adventist Hospital in Penang, from the doctors and nurses, to the cafeteria and taxi staff, to be caring, thoughtful, generous and most competent. We fell madly in love with the Malaysian people.

    We were very impressed with the MedRetreat team and for their complete focus on the two of us before, during and after our retreat. They made the experience unbelievably smooth and glitch free. We would not hesitate to set up another medical retreat with this company. We are most grateful.

    Comment by medretreat — March 5, 2008 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  5. S.W. – Kalamazoo, MI – Wow! What a transformation and for about the price of ONE of the procedures. I had a make over that has changed my life. I look and feel like I am 20 years younger. Family and friends can barely recognize me and that is a good thing as I had a lot of redundant skin after a massive weight loss. I love how I look! My medical tourism experience while I was in Malaysia was a good one—I also learned how culturally isolated I was here in the USA and hope to go back as a tourist and connect again with the people I met there and see the sights.

    Comment by medretreat — March 10, 2008 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

  6. L.B. – Gunnison, CO – After getting outrageous estimates on how much it would cost to repair my broken foot from several doctors in the US..I felt I had no other option than to go overseas for my treatment since I don’t have any insurance. As a single female, I had a few concerns about medical tourism and traveling to Malaysia by myself but MedRetreat was very helpful and reassuring and so was the hospital staff in Penang. They really bent over backwards to make sure that everything proceeded smoothly and painlessly. I had no trouble communicating with my doctor or nurses and was very pleased with the overall experience. I was able to have this crucial surgery which would affect my career and therefore the rest of my life, in a safe and friendly manner at less than half the price of getting it done in the states. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend MedRetreat to anyone or to use them again in the future.

    Comment by medretreat — March 13, 2008 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  7. A.C.O. – San Francisco, CA – Now that my experience with MedRetreat is over, I look back at it with nothing but fond memories and extreme satisfaction. Throughout the entire process, the staff both here and overseas was competent, friendly, available, knowledgeable, and helpful. I completely back MedRetreat as a company, and would recommend their medical tourism services to friends and loved ones.

    Comment by medretreat — March 19, 2008 @ 2:44 pm | Reply

  8. G.C – Camden ME – I heard about MedRetreat and medical tourism on NPR and, because I had been thinking about getting a face lift, checked out the company on the web. I was contacted by a wonderful and competent young man who answered all my questions about medical tourism and helped me begin the medical travel process. It is now six months later and I am just recently back from Malaysia after having a wonderful medical vacation and receiving a great “new look.” The plastic surgeon has the highest credentials and performed a fine job with kindness and concern for my safety and comfort. MedRetreat made sure I had good accommodations, a good personal driver and even someone to look in on me following surgery. She even became my traveling companion as I searched the wonders of Penang.

    Following my three day stay in the hospital, I continued my recuperation at a good hotel for four nights and then moved again to a resort hotel right on the beach for five days before flying back home. While one might think because the cost of living is so much lower than in the U.S., that the standards are too, but this is not so at all. The hotels were fine and equivalent to what you would find at a nice hotel here, but at a fraction of the cost. The people of Malaysia are the friendliest people I have ever met and I felt as safe there as I ever have anywhere. For me, a real bonus was that so many speak English! That makes everything so easy! Malaysia is a long way to go for medical tourism, but I don’t have any regrets about going there for my surgery. I got to see a country I have never seen before, meet some wonderful people and have a great face lift that I could not have afforded here in the U.S. I am a true believer in medical tourism.

    Comment by medretreat — March 31, 2008 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

  9. H.S. – Cupertino, CA – I think MedRetreat is a Class A organization that is very professional and put the needs of the customer first. I felt I was well taken care of from the first time I spoke with the Program Manager,. until the time I got home and received his email welcome home email. All Itineraries from the airport pick up to consultation with the physician went as planned. I could not have asked for a better medical tourism experience!

    Comment by medretreat — April 10, 2008 @ 9:51 pm | Reply

  10. W.S. – Yakima, WA – When I was told I needed a total hip replacement, I was devastated. I could never afford it so I thought I would be disabled at 55 years old. Then, one day in pain, I searched for a hip replacement on the internet and discovered medical tourism and luckily, MedRetreat. After speaking to a program manager and reading several emails, I was hopeful.. The entire cost of my medical tourism experience was actually affordable. MedRetreat was flawless at providing and arranging every detail of my trip to Malaysia. The hospital, doctor, accommodations, and everything about Penang was way beyond my expectations. I’m back to work and pain free. Thank you MedRetreat!

    Comment by medretreat — April 17, 2008 @ 1:06 pm | Reply

  11. J.L – Marin County, CA – From the very first contact with MedRetreat, I have been extremely impressed with the caring and professionalism of my program manager. He guided me every step of the way, making sure that everything was as going smoothly, and following up after the surgery. I always felt well cared for, and even after surgery he checked in with me periodically to make sure that everything was going OK. Talk about service after the sale! This medical tourism company knows customer service!

    As for Dr. Danny, he knows his stuff! I felt very confident in his abilities and at week or two, post op, I’m liking what I see in the mirror! I have no regrets about having ‘my eyes’ done. This is precisely the new look that I wanted and at an affordable price to boot! The clinic was fresh and clean, which is important to me, and his staff was great! Going to Malaysia was an illuminating and exciting medical travel adventure. If I knew then what I know now, I’d do it again! MedRetreat will be my future preference for any further cosmetic surgery that I might want. What an incredible organization and I just can’t say enough about my whole medical tourism experience! Way to go, MedRetreat!

    Comment by medretreat — April 25, 2008 @ 4:43 pm | Reply

  12. D.W. – Denver, CO – My wife and I found the MedRetreat experience amazing from beginning to end. Every little detail from travel arrangements to communicating with the health professionals in Malaysia went off without a hitch. The skill of my surgeon, and the level of care and caring from everyone at the hospital was superb. The feeling you get from American health care of being rushed through on an assembly line was totally absent.

    After my release from the hospital, our stay at the Eastern & Oriental hotel was like a dream. If you have to have major surgery, I honestly cannot think of a more perfect medical tourism destination than Malaysia. I would recommend MedRetreat and the experience to anyone without hesitation.

    Comment by medretreat — May 8, 2008 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  13. E.C. – Vero Beach, FL– I was told two years ago, I needed a hip replacement. Having no health insurance, I limped around in pain, not knowing what I was going to do. One evening I saw a segment on the news about medical tourism. I investigated on line, only to find MedRetreat. The same day I received a phone call from my program manager, explaining their services and answering every last question that I had about medical tourism. Three months later, I was in Malaysia having a hip replacement.

    Fear of the unknown weighed heavily on my mind, until I arrived in Penang. Everyone I came into contact with, was extremely kind and caring. My mind was set at ease. The whole medical travel journey went just as scheduled and MedRetreat held my hand all the way through it. It was a great medical tourism experience and I would do it again in a minute. The people of Penang are as beautiful as the country they live in. Thank you MedRetreat for helping me find an affordable solution to my pain.

    Comment by medretreat — May 20, 2008 @ 7:44 pm | Reply

  14. L.W. – Jasper, GA – This trip lived up to and exceeded my expectations. My surgeon was excellent. He was a fine gentleman, a great technician and explained everything thoroughly. Nursing care in the hospital was exceptional. The hospital was interested in my experience as well, and went to great lengths to get insight on how they could improve their services. MedRetreat gave me the best customer service I’ve received in many years. They were attentive to detail, supportive during my medical tourism visit abroad and kept my family informed of my progress as well. American healthcare should be so efficient and patient oriented as medical travel.

    Comment by medretreat — July 14, 2008 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

  15. J.S. – Mountain Grove, MO – While overseas, I was treated like a queen. I was impressed. Compared to the US, I felt there was much more doctor-patient contact, and in the hospital, more nurses & staff per patient. I was visited by the Hospital Director at least every other day to be sure everything was ok, and the Director of Nurses visited me every day to be sure the nursing staff was taking care of me properly. The nursing staff was very attentive, and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. I was not treated like a foreigner, on the contrary, they were glad to have me and be of service. From a business standpoint, I was a customer (a very good customer), and they treat their customers well, they are in the business of medical care, and they know how to provide good medical care.

    I am a very busy person, and MedRetreat made it possible for me to get away, have my hysterectomy, and properly recover before I was forced to get back to the daily responsibilities that go with running your own businesses. Yes, there was a lot of work for me to do when I got home (and always will be), but with my health issues aside, and without the weight of huge medical bills, I feel stronger, and uninhibited, ready to face the world with all it’s challenges. Thanks again, MedRetreat.

    Comment by medretreat — July 21, 2008 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

  16. M.P. & E.P – Modesto, CA – This is a very well run program. We would highly recommend that anyone curious about overseas surgery, do yourselves a favor and check out MedRetreat.

    We would never have been able to afford the procedures that we had done if we had stayed in the United States for surgery. The staff stays with you every step of the way. The doctor and his staff were excellent and our American liaisons living in Malaysia were very giving of their time, making sure that we were taken care of, and we made new friends as a bonus. We are well on our way to recovery after 5 weeks post procedures, and we look forward to the end results.

    Thanks for everything MedRetreat…your company is everything that was advertised!

    Comment by medretreat — August 5, 2008 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  17. M.S.PD – Wasilla, AK – I was very pleased with my MedRetreat experience. I needed to have my knee replaced by year’s end or I would be in a wheelchair – having no insurance I was at a loss. My family read a newspaper article and I had heard an interview on NPR on medical tourism. After doing research I opted for MedRetreat, and could not have been happier with my decision.

    My medical travel liaison at MedRetreat made my experience wonderful. I found that MedRetreat is excellent at giving information and preparing you for the process of going overseas for medical care. All of my questions were answered – I was never made to feel stupid because I had lots of questions, and sometimes I asked the same questions over.

    Comment by medretreat — September 16, 2008 @ 1:13 am | Reply

  18. F.H. – Denver, CO – I loved every minute of working with MedRetreat. They made this process so simple for me that I was able to travel safely by myself thanks to the help of the Destination Program Manager. The Doctor was so professional and informative it put all my fears aside regarding my procedure and the attentiveness of the friendly hospital staff was very comforting. It was also wonderful to be able to recover in a great luxury hotel and go sightseeing with my DPM. I am so happy with my surgical procedure and MedRetreat”s expert facilitation. I will recommend MedRetreat to everyone I know of considering surgery. I will definitely be a repeat client (hopefully won’t need to be). Thank you so much for everything. This is a wonderful business and I wish you all continued success.

    Comment by medretreat — October 7, 2008 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

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