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Medical Tourism in Reverse: When Patients Travel to The U.S. for Stem Cell Therapy


Medical tourism has grown into a large industry in many countries. Medical and Health Tourism to Mexico and Central America has been a popular example in the media here in the U.S. – and not necessarily for good reason.

Some people who have chosen the leave the U.S. for medical care abroad have returned with horror stories and in a condition worse than when they left. One study showed that in 2008, over 750,000 Americans were leaving the country for various health care services and procedures.

Dennis M. Lox, MD,, a Sports and Regenerative Medicine Specialist, has been noticing a different trend, referred to as reverse medical tourism. Patients are not leaving the US for Stem Cell Therapy. Instead, the patient’s come from all around the globe to consult with Dennis M. Lox, MD,.


The overall understanding of stem cell is increasing over time. The use of the patient’s autologous adult cells has shown to be safe, less costly, and extremely effective.

It was estimated in 2008 that 60,000 to 85,000 people made their way to the U.S. for inpatient medical treatment. These numbers can be attributed to large teaching hospitals, who have existing programs to accommodate this kind of medical tourism.Patients from India, Iran, Malaysia, Panama, Canada, Hungary, Poland, France, Ireland, and other international locations have made their way to Dr. Lox. It’s not uncommon for Dr. Lox to see patients from the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa in a short period of time.

If you’re in pain or had an injury and are looking for an alternative to surgery, contact us immediately. Our Main Medical Center located in Tampa Bay, Florida (727) 462-5582 or at Beverly Hills, California (310) 975-7033.

About Dennis M. Lox, M.D.

Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or have arthritis from aging, Dr. Lox can help.

Dennis M. Lox, M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dennis M. Lox, M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.

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