Hi - I'm an American living on an island in the South Pacific (tough, huh?) and need TKR on both knees. I'm 62, too young for Medicare, and don't have health insurance. Was all set to go to Mexico for knee surgery in April but then swine flu broke out and we decided not to risk it. Now I'm looking at New Zealand, because it's closest to us, though I know the surgery won't be cheap there. How do I go about finding the lowest-cost but good surgeon/hospital in NZ as a private pay patient? Preferably NOT in Auckland. I just need to be pointed in the right direction and I'll take it from there. :pzld: Fa'afetai tele lava (many thanks)!