Undergoing any type of medical procedure is never much fun, but when you combine first-class healthcare with the paradise surroundings of our tropical Islands in which to recover and recuperate, the prospect gets a whole lot better. Where nicer to undergo an operation or procedure under supervision from highly skilled professionals than the Cayman Islands, a place where you can mend and repair the body in our warm climate, under sunny skies and in our sparkling crystal-clear waters?
Our newly refurbished and revamped airport can now accommodate visitors to the Islands in style, making the first port-of-call for destination healthcare visitors a seamless affair. A recent focus on upgrading Cayman’s roads means a straightforward trip to your accommodation and healthcare provider, and world-class resorts in the form of The Ritz-Carlton and the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, amongst others, mean your stay will be luxurious and comfortable.
The Cayman Islands prides itself on offering the best healthcare services for patients, comparable to the most advanced facilities onshore. Health City Cayman Islands is an ever-growing hospital complex that has been created by the world-renowned.
Dr. Devi Shetty, a cardiologist who was Mother Teresa’s physician, who saw the need for affordable but high-quality healthcare in India. This visionary created a masterpiece in healthcare at East End, Grand Cayman. It’s now a leading hospital for cardiology in the region but offers many more healthcare services for patients from the world over besides. Nestled in its stunning, unspoilt location by the east coast of the island, Health City is a beautiful spot in which to recover.
The Heron Place complex at High Rock, just next to Health City, is quickly developing services to complement those at Health City and now houses Cayman Fertility Centre, another excellent world-class service for locals and visitors alike. The Da Vinci Centre off West Bay Road is a thriving medical spa, as is Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa, centrally located in George Town.
The Sports Injury Centre offers its patients physiotherapy and sports therapy and rehabilitation, offering patients the benefit of its team’s extensive clinical knowledge and experience. As a result, patients know they will receive exceptional treatment, whilst the professionals at Cayman Orthopaedic Group help their patients to recovery through a full treatment plan. Fay Frederick has been the clinical administrator for the Cayman Orthopaedic Group for 24 years and loves what she does. Patient education is emphasised at the clinic, ensuring that patients feel informed and knowledgeable regarding their orthopaedic care.
“This helps to empower individuals to feel more included in their treatment and care,” Frederick advises. “Every encounter with our patients facilitates reciprocal communication, which helps to keep our patients engaged in an effective and impactful way. By the end of their treatment plan, it is not uncommon to find that I have formed a bond with my patients that makes discharge rather bittersweet — happy to see that they have made excellent progress with their rehabilitation and sad to see them go.”
Frederick works with a group of nine highly trained orthopaedic surgeons from Canada who rotate on a weekly and/or biweekly basis.
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Author: Stephanie Peacock