ABOUT
WORLD ORTHOPAEDIC

The Medical Travel Professionals

What We Do

World Orthopaedic Medical Travel Centre provides free coordination services and friendly support to patients wanting Faster and More Affordable Surgery Overseas.

Why We Do It

We believe Australians deserve better than choosing between overpriced local private surgery and public waiting lists that can stretch out for years.

How We Do It

Our large international hospital partners ensure that we provide free professional coordination and support to save their patients hassle, time & money.

Welcome to World Orthopaedic

Dr Daniel Donner PhD MMedRes BBiomedSc
Director of Orthopaedic Services

All Australians deserve professional medical support when exploring their options for orthopaedic surgery both in Australia and overseas. And that support should be free.

We're lucky to live in a time where we can live to be much older than ever before, but our quality of life in our later years is often ignored by our medical systems.

Medical researchers like myself and colleagues have spent decades developing treatments for age-related illnesses like many other medical scientists continue to today.

As a result of successful developments in medicine, our populations as a whole are now aging faster than our fantastic local surgeons can keep up with. Thankfully, in this modern world connected by airports and innovation, countless equally fantastic orthopaedic surgeons are now available to Australians like never before.

At World Orthopaedic, our mission is to support all Australian and New Zealand patients in their exploration of surgical options overseas. Be they facing long public waiting lists or the high fees for uninsured private surgery back home, travelling overseas allows patients access to highly-skilled senior surgeons, without a waiting list and at less than half the price of private surgery in Australia (including flights and accommodation).

In practicality, organising surgery overseas is no more difficult than organising surgery at home. Nevertheless, our large international hospitals overseas ensure that groups like us support all patients travelling from other countries to their doors. We're here to help with as much or as little as you'd like us to, as we help to coordinate fast, affordable and exceptional quality options for your knee, hip, shoulder or spine condition.

Passion for Health from the Bench to Bedside

Dr Daniel Donner is the founder of World Orthopaedic Medical Travel Centre now servicing orthopaedic patients from all over the world.
"Medical Travel simply provides each patient with more options to choose from . Years spent waiting on a public list or raising upwards of $40,000 for a hip replacement are time, money and life wasted."
Previously a medical researcher and lecturer of age-related pathology, Dr Daniel Donner is best known as an award-winning academic and celebrated public health advocate. Featured also for his contributions to the Australian healthcare system by The Australian Newspaper, Channel Nine's The Today Show and ABC National Radio, Dr Donner has more recently been recognised as one of Griffith University's Outstanding Alumni of the Year (2016).

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS

Professor Pibul
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangkok

Dr Kitiphong
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangkok

Dr Prachan
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangkok

Dr Tosapon
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangkok

Dr Nachapol
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangkok

Dr Ferkmann
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dusseldorf

Dr Timpte
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dusseldorf

Dr Steens
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dusseldorf

Dr Neuhaus
MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dusseldorf

OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A Medical Travel Centre is a specialised travel agency with expert staff experienced coordinating medical care within a particular field.

World Orthopaedic is your Medical Travel Centre providing flights, accommodation and transfer options suited to patients who wish to travel overseas for orthopaedic surgery.

Experience and Expertise

Your medical travel consultant will have no less than 3 years experience in coordinating medical travel packages specifically for orthopaedic patients around the world.

No Waiting List

Your medical travel consultant will be able to book your surgery and travel within 4 weeks of receiving your assessment outcome and medical travel quote from our partnered orthopaedic surgeons and hospitals.

Save up to 50% on Price

Even with flights, accommodation and all peri-operative care and rehabillitation included, our medical travel packages save patients up to 50% off the price of equivalent surgery back home - and they also include a luxury international holiday for two!

We Organise Everything

Once you have completed our online preferences form, your medical travel consultant is able to personalise, coordinate, book and process payment for all items of your medical travel package. Our goal is to make booking surgery overseas even easier than booking surgery back home.

First, your package will always cost less with World Orthopaedic:

  • Our lower package prices are exclusive to World Orthopaedic patients. These prices are reduced due to our Quotes direct with the hospital can cost up to 20% more to cover the expense of coordinating your healthcare without World Ortho.

Our packages include much more than just your surgery:

  • Unless you're familiar with orthopaedic surgery, your requirements as a patient extend well beyond an orthopaedic surgeon and an implant - however, this is normally the only things included in a private hospital's quote.
  • Unlike dealing directly with a hospital or smaller medical travel agency, all packages coordinated for World Orthopaedic patients include all the items a standard orthopaedic patient will require based on our years of experience specialised in orthopaedic medical travel.
    Some of these medical inclusions are:

    • All pre-operative tests
    • All pre-operative consultations
    • Surgical Theatre, Nursing, Implant(s) & Standard Medications
    • Anaesthetist & Anaesthesia
    • Orthopaedic Surgeon & Surgery
    • Recovery Stay in Ward (including meals)
    • Intensive Care Unit Stay (as recommended)
    • Post-operative Care
    • Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
    • Follow-up Consultation with Surgeon
    • Surgical Guarantee
  • Apart from medical inclusions, our flights and accommodation deals also include:
    • Flights:
      • Wheelchair Assistance
      • Priority Boarding
      • Orthopaedic Patient-aware Seating
      • Airfare Booking, Changing and Cancellation Support
    • Post-operative Accommodation (Hospital):
      • Wholesale Room Rates
      • Early Check-in/Late Check-out
      • Nursing Visitation as Required
      • Booking, Changing and Cancellation Support
    • Post-operative Accommodation (Luxury Hotels):
      • Wholesale Room Rates (Save over 65%)
      • Complimentary Daily Breakfasts for Two
      • Complimentary Lunch for Two
      • Complimentary Hotel Spa Massages for Two
      • Complimentary Room Upgrades

 

World Orthopaedic Medical Travel Packages generally save patients up to 50% on the price of equivalent orthopaedic surgery back home (except our packages also include flights, accommodation and a holiday for two).

Once you have completed your assessment with World Orthopaedic, you will receive our orthopaedic surgeons' diagnosis, surgical recommendation and complete medical travel quote.

To lock in your own complete medical travel quote with World Orthopaedic, please complete our 3-step online assessment by clicking HERE.

All orthopaedic surgeries are invasive medical procedures and do carry risk. When complications do occur as a result of surgery, our partnered hospitals, surgeons and care teams do a fantastic job of catering to our patients every need. Where possible, any unforeseeable healthcare costs resulting from complication are negotiated down by your medical travel consultant on your behalf. We do also recommend that you speak to your doctor back home about the risks associated with orthopaedic surgery so that you can make plans accordingly. Your medical travel consultant cannot provide medical advice and so too relies on the advice of your doctor at home to best cater to and support your needs.

When accommodation or flight booking problems occur, your medical travel consultant will assist you in any way possible. Generally, your medical travel consultant will find the most effective, fastest and most affordable solution to any problem presented by hotels, airlines or transfer services.

Note: Our partnered hospitals, surgeons, hotels and airlines are some of the most reputable in the world. As a World Orthopaedic patient, our medical travel consultants will continue to provide ongoing support before, during and after your time overseas. Any requirements for assistance are generally addressed by the hospitals, surgeons, hotels or airlines. When additional assistance is required, your medical travel consultant will do everything they can to support you in having all of your needs met.

Yes, you sure can! In fact, we recommend that all patients consider travelling with a support partner with them, be it a spouse, sibling, son, daughter or friend.

As an added bonus for our patients and their support partners, we can also organise high-quality/low-price dental, cosmetic or general medical procedures for anyone visiting our partnered hospitals.

When previous patients share their experiences with us in the form of testimonials, we love to share these stories on the World Orthopaedic website. From time to time, we also have patient stories featured in the Australian Newspaper (World Orthopaedic is part of the SkyGen Medical Travel Group).

Due to patient confidentiality applying to all patients in Australia, we cannot share the details of previous patients without their express permission. To see if any previous patients are currently available to speak with future patients, please check with your medical travel consultant.

Our primary role is to help you anticipate any and all expenses before you commit to any medical travel package with World Orthopaedic. We do this both through our experience with orthopaedic medical travel, as well as by screening patients for underlying health conditions before travelling. As a result, patients are categorised as either Standard Patients (Class A patients), Atypical Patients (Class B patients) or Complicated Patients (Class C patients). Unless your preoperative tests at our partnered hospitals newly identifies an underlying health condition, patients generally stay the same class assigned at assessment.

Standard Class A Patients (i.e. patients without underlying health conditions) are VERY UNLIKELY to pay any more than the amount invoiced before travel.

Atypical Class B Patients (i.e. patients with underlying but manageable health conditions) are also VERY UNLIKELY to pay any more than the amount invoiced before travel, unless this underlying condition leads to complications which require additional attention, management or intervention by the hospital.

Complicated Class C Patients (i.e. high risk patients with complex underlying conditions) are LIKELY to pay additional amounts above and beyond the amount invoiced before travel, but only if the underlying conditions lead to complications which require additional attention, management or intervention by the hospital.

In any case, if complications arise as a result of surgery you will remain in the experienced multi-disciplinary care of the hospital. Generally, complications which do result from surgery are likely to have arisen no matter where the surgery was performed. Additionally, any additional expenses incurred by patients at our partnered hospitals are comparatively lower than those for equivalent care back home.

World Orthopaedic partners exclusively with Large, Multidisciplinary, JCI-accredited Private International Hospitals staffed by world-renowned specialists and healthcare support teams. These hospitals are incredibly impressive, efficient and clean facilities with comparatively lower complication and infection rates than international standards.

We're confident that World Orthopaedic's partnered hospitals, hotels and airlines always have and will continue to provide a consistently high level of service quality to our patients now and into the future.

Our medical travel consultants are ready and waiting to assist you in any way possible!

Start your journey towards new options by contacting World Orthopaedic today on 1300759436 or completing our online assessment form by clicking below

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