La Pradera International Health Center in the Siboney neighborhood of Havana was founded more than 22 years ago with the mission to serve the international community. During these years of its history, more than 40,000 patients originating from 82 countries such as Angola, Canada, China, France, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Serbia, Turkey, Venezuela, and the United States have visited La Pradera in search its highly specialized medical treatment programs.
La Pradera is a primary center of medical tourism in Cuba, offering international patients five specialties which include the treatment of diabetic foot ulcer, cochlear implants, hemodialisis, rehabilitation, and its very well known Cancer Treatment program.
Additionally, La Pradera offers other treatment and quality of life programs but here, in this article, we will take a look at the high level medical programs the Center is most known for.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Diabetic Foot Ulcer, if left untreated, can lead to infection and result in amputation. La Pradera offers patients a treatment program which includes Herberprot-P, a Cuban pharmaceutical innovation for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Heberprot-P has undergone clinical and pre-clinical trials with successful results and has been used in more than 45 countries to treat more than 150,000 patients.
Hemodialisis or dialysis as it is more commonly known, is the process of purifying the blood of a person whose kidneys are not functioning normally. La Pradera assigns one nurse per patient and the dialysis is scheduled according to the needs and availability of the patient on an in-patient or outpatient basis. This is an excellent option of treatment for patients who come to Cuba as tourists but also need hemodialisis while on vacation.
Cancer Treatment Program
Cuba’s cancer treatment program is one of the most well known programs of the treatments available at La Pradera. The program involves the evaluation and treatment of lung cancer with the therapeutic vaccines CIMEVAX and Vaxira, both Cuban medical innovations.
The program aims not only to prolong the patient’s life but also to improve the patient’s quality of life by reducing lung cancer to a controllable chronic inflammatory disease. The Cancer Treatment program is delivered in two phases, an induction phase of one dose every two weeks for a total of five doses, followed by a Maintenance phase.
The Cancer Treatment program includes 20 vials of the cancer drugs, hospitalization in a private room with hotel amenities and the care and attention of oncology specialists, serological research, clinical imaging, medical consultations, evaluation and conclusions.
Successful clinical trials of CIMEVAX have been completed at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in the United States, but the drug is not yet available in the U.S.
Cochlear Implants Program
La Pradera’s Cochlear Implants program offers evaluation, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of both children and adults. Audiological evaluation and prosthetic application. The cochlear implants restore the gift of hearing in children and adults with severe to profound hearing loss.
La Pradera offers a modern center of rehabilitation with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, integrating a work methodology that achieves the perfect synergy between the skeletal, muscule movement. It is an excellent choice for patients with sports injuries.
Apart from these five specialized programs for medical treatment, there are other quality of life programs, treatments via natural medicine and therapies, services and advantages at La Pradera.
La Pradera is the ideal hotel resort-like setting for recovery – set in lush tropical gardens with a swimming pool, pharmacy open 24 hours, restaurants, snack bar in a peaceful and very private neighborhood in Havana with qualified medical staff and nurses at the patient’s service. If privacy is a necessity for the patient in recovery – this is the prime venue for healing.
The available accommodations include private villas with kitchens, balconies suitable for larger families, private rooms for single patients and double rooms for patients who arrive with a companion accompanying the patient for treatment.
Hospitalized patient programs includes private room, meals, access to the facilities on the property, (swimming pool, fitness gym, Wifi), massage, attentive nursing care and highly qualified, multilingual clinical staff, clinical evaluations, diagnostics and treatment/rehabilitation.