|An artificial knee replacement surgery costs six to ten times less in India than a comparable quality
surgery in America and also includes two weeks of home physical therapy after surgery.
“The problem is greed. The ship has lost its moral rudder. It is awash in greed. We can’t expect the industry to fix itself. There’s just too much self-interest at stake. We can exhort our health care providers to charge less, but we doubt that will work. The money is too easy, and the greed too strong.”
Dr. Vivekanand Palavali has been practicing neurosurgery for the past 16 years in Flint, Michigan. He is also the producer/director of the healthcare documentary, “Bitter Pill: America and healthcare in America; A brain surgeon’s dissection and prescription.” as well as the author of a companion book.