December 7, 2010
Toronto, ON (RPRN) 12/07/10 — Canadians suffering from Multiple Sclerosis looking for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) treatment have often had difficulties getting access to the care that they need, but an online marketplace for medicine, MediBid.ca, announced today that patients can now use their services to seek out hospitals in North America offering Dr. Zamboni’s CCSVI Liberation Therapy for their treatment.
Already a marketplace used by patients from both the US and Canada to connect with thousands of doctors, MediBid’s founder and CEO, Ralph Weber, commented that the services provided by MediBid are all about “access, transparency, choice, and value.” Weber found that many of his clients, and even his own family, had trouble gaining access to care in Canada, so he began helping them find care outside of Canada without the assistance of a medical tourism facilitator. MediBid offers to connect patients directly with doctors and hospitals for a wide variety of services, including joint replacement, cosmetic surgery, and cancer treatment.
“The incidence of Multiple Sclerosis in Canada is one of the highest in the world,” said Weber, “and these patients often want options not available in Canada. We can help.”
Hospitals are now standing by to give bids to patients requesting Liberation Therapy on MediBid.ca, including a hospital in New York that is currently screening patients for clinical trials of CCSVI treatment, and one in
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Mexico that has a standard of keeping both a neurosurgeon and vascular surgeon on hand during CCSVI surgery. These hospitals, like all hospital members of MediBid, believe in putting the needs of the patient first.
“It isn’t always about finding the best price,” commented Weber, “though the price is a factor, it’s about knowing what the real cost is, without a third-party mark-up, what that cost includes as far as services and quality go, and having it all presented up front in black and white.” Weber has been assisting Canadians deal directly with doctors and hospitals in the United States and overseas for the past 14 years.
Dealing directly with the hospital can makes things surprisingly affordable. MediBid reported knee replacement surgeries, reported to cost an average of $50,000 (MTA 2010 Survey) in the United States, averaging about $12,800 when obtained through their service.
MediBid.ca is an interactive marketplace that empowers cash paying patients to seek medical care from doctors, hospitals, and facilities locally and around the world. Patients who use MediBid’s uncompromisingly unique, highly secure, needs-matching technology can acquire the best cost-to-value services anywhere.
For more information, contact: Lacey Clifton 888-855-6334