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Private Hip Replacement

Private Hip Replacement Hip replacements have notoriously long wait times in Canada. You can wait up to 2 years for one. That is 2 years of your precious life! The procedure itself is one of the most successful surgeries in history. It gets rid of the pain from arthritis. The pain can prevent you from […]

January 2019 Newsletter

January Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes memory problems and affects thinking and behaviour. It is the most common form of dementia. Although early onset of Alzheimer is possible, most of the affected people experience symptoms after age 60-65. There are currently 564,000 Canadians living with the disease. There […]

Private Carotid Endarterectomy

Private Carotid Endarterectomy Your doctor may recommend a carotid endarterectomy if you have a severe narrowing in your carotid artery due to carotid artery disease. It occurs when fatty, waxy build-up restricts blood flow to your brain. Removing this plaque causing the narrowing will improve blood flow in your carotid artery and reduce the risk […]

Private Hysterectomy: Laparoscopic and Robotic Options

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a uterus. There can be many reasons for a woman to undergo a hysterectomy. Some of those are severe pains and heavy bleeding from uterine fibroids, endometriosis or adenomyosis, uterine prolapse, cancer and others. The surgery can be done through the vagina or abdomen. In Canada, the wait […]

Private Colonoscopy in Canada

Private Colonoscopy Routine colonoscopies are recommended at age 50.  Usually these are not as pressing if you are considered to have low risk factors for colon cancer.  The occurrence of colon cancer in younger individuals has risen significantly the past few decades so people are getting colonoscopies younger than 50.  While there are many reasons […]

Can A Private Biopsy in Canada Be Beneficial?

Can A Private Biopsy in Canada Be Beneficial? A biopsy is an examination of tissue that has been removed or extracted from the body.  This is done for the purpose of determining the presence, cause or extent of a certain disease.  A doctor will recommend a biopsy when an initial imaging test or physical examination […]

Private MRI and Private CT Scan

Private MRI and Private CT Scan Clinics in Canada Private MRI and private CT Scan clinics in Canada have long been a source for debate.  It is a concept many Canadians are opposed to because the provincial health plans cover the cost should you need one.  The downside to this is the unbelievably long wait list […]

End Of the Year – Top 5 Things To Do Right Now!

It is hard to believe, but the end of the 2018 year is just a month away. Thinking about what to do before its over? Here are our top 5 suggestions to make you a happier and, therefore, healthier person! Check your spending on supplemental health insurance and health spending account There may be some […]

3 Top Ways to Get the Best Rate Converting Your CAD to USD

If you are planning to make a large purchase or simply going to spend some time in the US, you may be wondering if the exchange rate from Canadian dollars into the US dollars is going to affect your travel. It most certainly will, and there is not much you can do about the rate […]

The Number of Joint Replacement Surgeries Is on the Rise – What Does It Mean to You?

In the last 15 years, Canada’s population grew by about 5 million people – from a little bit over 30 mil people in 2001 to a bit over 35 mil people in 2016. With the median age of Canadians now at 40.6, the growing age brackets are 45 to 64 and 65 and older, and […]