Top Manhattan Plastic Surgeon Creates App to Support Medical Tourism from the Middle East to New York City

By Medical Tourism Nyc, PRNE
Saturday, May 14, 2011

NEW YORK, May 15, 2011 - Manhattan-based board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon, David Shafer,
MD, introduces the first New York City Based Medical Tourism site, with corresponding iPad, iPhone and Android

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On the heels of the creation of the world's first interactive plastic
surgery themed iPhone application, The Shafer Plastic Surgery App, the
Medical Tourism NYC site and applications empower patients worldwide with
access to information, travel and the ability to book appointments for the
best aesthetic and surgical care available.

A Mayo Clinic and fellowship trained plastic surgeon; Dr. David Shafer
has established a global patient base with more than 50 percent of his
patients travelling from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia to seek
out personalized service and unparalleled care at his New York City practice.
Dr. Shafer created Medical Tourism NYC as a response to the frustration of
patients who travel to developing countries in search of "cheap plastic"
surgery only to end up in his office in need of surgical revisions or worse,
emergency treatment; mostly due to substandard techniques and training.
Through Medical Tourism NYC, Dr. Shafer will create a process for patients to
travel to a higher level of care for medical care. Through his Fly In/Fly out
program, Dr. Shafer has arranged medical trips to the Middle East - bringing
his surgical team to the patient's home country to perform advanced cosmetic
surgery procedures.

Medical Tourism NYC is the only site of its kind, combining a
comprehensive resource for patients interested in traveling for quality
medical care including frequently asked questions (FAQs) on plastic surgery
procedures, animations of common surgical procedures, hotel accommodations,
flight tracking, links to major attractions to in New York City, links to
leading medical associations stressing the importance of board certification
and to major New York area hospitals. Click here
( to learn more about the site. Current medical
tourism sites encourage travel to countries such as South America, Mexico
and Thailand for a cut-rate cosmetic surgery. Medical Tourism NYC focuses on
travel to obtain the highest level of medical care, giving consumers access
to top doctors, the leading hospitals and the unlimited resources of
New York City.

Medical Tourism NYC is unique among other sites that provide travel
services for consumers seeking cosmetic surgery abroad in many ways. The site
joined Travelocity's partner program and now seamlessly integrates travel
with the click of a mouse. Additionally, Medical Tourism NYC incorporates an
educational resource for patients with indexed information on procedures,
animations of the most popular procedures and access to Dr. Shafer's database
of frequently asked plastic surgery questions.

Medical Tourism NYC provides a multifaceted approach to giving patients
top care including:

    -- Instant translation of website information into twelve languages
    -- Access to Skype video conference consultations
    -- Social media - featuring Facebook and Twitter
    -- Comprehensive travel blog

The accompanying iPhone, iPad and Android applications offer mobile and
smartphone users the ability to tap into all Medical Tourism NYC resources on
the go. The site also offers the option to take a self-portrait with a
personal phone, attach it to an email and send to Dr. Shafer for an initial

For patients interested in traveling for the highest level of aesthetic
care, New York City is the destination of choice. Home to some of the best
plastic surgeons and specialists in the world, and leading teaching
hospitals, New York City offers medical tourists from around the world access
to an innovative cosmetic concierge service to meet all their needs.

To learn more, please bookmark Medical Tourism NYC, follow the site on
Facebook, Twitter, or the Blog for the latest information.

Melissa Kelz, +1-212-316-2700, melissakelz at

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