Because some of the longest medical waiting lists and health insurance limitations are associated with conditions like Cerebral Palsy within the United States, abroad treatments and surgeries are more prevalent. Cerebral Palsy treatments and Cerebral Palsy surgeries enhance the quality of life for those born with palsy. Stem cell therapy treatments successfully increase neural cell activity and improve speech and motor skills.
Abroad Cerebral Palsy surgeries now include Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) operations, currently offered in countries like Great Britain. The Treatment Abroad Scheme (TAS) includes a National Travel Policy, and is operated under the Health Service Executive (HSE). The HSE insures that abroad Cerebral Palsy patients will navigate through the eligibility process with no discrimination of their rights, or pre-operative needs. Aftercare is emphasized in the process of approval.