Chibuike Obinna (31 years old) from Nigeria sought medical advice in his home country about his ailment, Blount disease. This is a growth condition that causes the bones of the lower leg to bend outwards. He made the decision to seek therapy and diagnosis outside of his home country. The patient contacted the MediGence Team for help in determining the optimal treatment choice. MediGence provided them with a list of the best hospitals in various locations, and the patient chose Burjeel Hospital in Dubai for Advanced Surgery. MediGence’s patient advisory team started the consultation to treatment procedure and invited the patient to Dubai to continue the process.
Pre-Treatment & Process
Mr. Chibuike was pleasantly surprised when a MediGence case manager responded swiftly and requested him to supply some information about his medical history. Chibuike provided the needed information, and then MediGence contacted him to obtain additional information on his health. Mr. Chibuike also supplied his medical records and medical history, which were sent to specialists for review. Mr. Chibuike Obinna traveled to Dubai on June 21, 2021, after completing all of the necessary formalities. The MediGence Team greeted them and drove them to their pre-arranged accommodation. The MediGence staff made certain that the patient had access to the greatest hotel amenities. The patient and her husband were then transported to the hospital for a consultation with Dr. Gavin Malcolm Spence by MediGence. In Mr. Chibuike’s situation, this was the operating surgeon. Mr. Chibuike began his initial inspections and testing the other day, and after they were completed, he was admitted to the hospital for surgery. He was apprehensive about the procedure and wanted to speak with the doctor. MediGence’s Patient Manager stood by his side to make him feel at ease and mentally prepare him for the surgery. The MediGence staff scheduled visits for the doctor assisted him with billing issues and provided counseling.
He underwent a Bilateral Correction Osteotomy procedure and stayed in the hospital for 5 days. The operation was quite a success and he was suggested by the doctors to stay for 2 weeks in Dubai so that Doctors can closely monitor his recovery.
Mr. Chibuike Obinna was very satisfied with the treating doctor and the surgery outcome. As he was diagnosed with bow legs and underwent surgery under the supervision of Dr. Gavin Malcolm Spence and his team. He is grateful to the specialist and the team at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai for the counseling and consultations which were done before surgery. The role played by MediGence for managing the end-to-end treatment process including Hospital Transfer Co-ordination, Airport Pick-up Coordination, and Hospital Appointment Coordination was also highlighted by the patient. The patient has, since then, recovered completely and is leading a healthy normal life.