No you do not. However, we always recommend that your local Doctor be involved in your decision to have your procedure performed abroad. It will be important for your local Doctor to continue to monitor your recovery when you return home.
You simply complete our Enquiry Form (Step2), forward it to us either by fax or e-mail and once we receive it, we will reply you within 48 hours through Patient’s Admission section and will inform you about the details.
Seven considerable services are all that you require for an efficient treatment (see Guide & Service). We will be pleased to provide you specific payment information once you have decided on the hospital and choice of travel date.
The cost advantage evolves from the lower cost of living and wages paid in these countries as compared to other countries. In addition, the great exchange rates you receive on your local currency means Living expenses are naturally less expensive than at your home or Europe. The services are excellent even with lower wages, as the hospitals are able to employ more staff which means you are guaranteed attention immediately. Also, there are no waiting lists for private hospitals as they are relatively expensive for local residents, giving you guaranteed surgery time when you want it.
Not generally and especially if it is elective surgery. There may be special circumstances, however, you would have to check directly with your local government medical plan.
Please be assured that you never feel alone under the service you will receive. You will be assigned a interpreter who will meet you on arrival in our country. This person will be your “friend away from home” and is at your disposal during your stay. That person will accompany you to all medical appointments and will be with you pre- and post- operatively in the hospital. You will also receive a loan cellular telephone for your personal use to ensure that you can contact your interpreter or to call home at any time.
Any stories you have heard says more about the importance of thoroughly planning your surgery abroad first. Research is the first step. Choose a country and a hospital facility where you are assured of only the highest quality treatment and after care. Find a Health/Medical Tour partner, such as International Health Breeze(IHbreeze), who has visited and thoroughly reviewed the surgeons and facilities.
Although all types of surgery do carry risks, the risk of complication is no higher than you would be advised by a surgeon at home. To ensure the highest quality of care we undertake the following precautions: • Selection of only the most experienced surgeons, specialists, hospitals and clinics • Selecting the right patients – the surgeon will assess each patients medical history, mental status and current medications before travel and they will reject people that they feel may be at increased risk to complications. There are also strict protocols and standards for surgeries. • Having an excellent level of follow-up care, including careful monitoring over the immediate days after surgery. However, you must be aware that surgical results differ from person to person, depending on many factors such as age, medical history and health etc. You may experience results that are different from what you expected. You should discuss and agree on your expectations with your surgeon before surgery. If you have any concerns while you are on post-operatively, after surgery, the surgeon will be on hand to discuss and treat any side effects or complications.