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  1. newarrior

    Doing valve replacement overseas without insurance

    "Scenario 2 looks best to me. Have it done there, if you trust the doctor and he has a very high success rate, over 95%, as mine did." "I found the data online in a survey".--Can you explain ? Issue with doing surgery in Asia is full cash...If money was no issue better to do here as I am...
  2. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    Agre Agreed
  3. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    I have considered India
  4. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    Yes agree--can knock out TAVR for 30-50K and have fast recovery if and when I need it...At age 57 drs can only say I will need it before age 80 but not sure if it is 1 or 20 years..So far progression very slow
  5. newarrior

    Doing valve replacement overseas without insurance

    Dear All Hello and good day. I am sending this message to all my heart valve related groups so if you are on more than one of my groups please accept my apologies as my intent was not to spam. My name is David and I am an American living overseas in Bangkok Thailand. I have moderate aortic...
  6. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    us citizen
  7. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    Cheaper in Thailand but not covered by health insurance...Cheaper if I need homecare as one can hire a Filipina or Thai helper cheaply
  8. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    I am an American
  9. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    I live in Asia so ACA does not apply
  10. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    I am 57 so 65 a ways off...I have Medi-cal through the state of California
  11. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    I am from USA, live in Thailand insurance does not cover pre existing conditions...I am 57
  12. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    I live in Asia insurance does not cover pre existing conditions here
  13. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    I am a USA Citizen, 57 years old, living in Thailand no desire to live in the USA again
  14. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    Thinking of just flying back to the USA when time is needed for surgery
  15. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    Thanks..I still have insurance in California...I just forwarded my California insurance info to my best hospital in Thailand which has a strong international presence...Thai private hospitals, the better ones, are known globally and have international insurance departments
  16. newarrior

    Paying for surgeries 100% cash

    I'd love to hear from anyone who is a "cashie" i.e. funded their valve replacement with 100% cash especially if living overseas. I love living overseas but insurance here doesn't cover pre existing conditions i.e. valve issues. I have thought of doing the surgery stateside; renting something...
  17. newarrior

    Foldax valve trials

    https://www.dresselstyn.com/site/faq/ best diet for the heart
  18. newarrior

    Foldax valve trials

    Failure by calcification - then the way to avoid this to avoid more calcification i.e. low fat low sugar no saturated fat unprocessed heavy on the greens Esselstyn vegan diet, statins K2, etc etc
  19. newarrior

    Foldax valve trials

    Damn scary " (One concern about failure of the valve - WHAT KIND OF FAILURE? - if leaflets weaken and break off, this can be catastrophic). "
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