Millions of people nowadays travel abroad for medical treatment. The most common treatments, that people choose to undergo abroad, are eye surgery, dentistry, plastic surgery, fertility treatments and many more.
But why are people seeking treatment across their country’s borders? Private healthcare can be unaffordable in many countries and the long waiting lists for specific treatments, such as gynaecological operations, are forcing people to search their treatment options abroad.
Apart from the costs, there are a few things that you will need to pay attention to when travelling abroad for treatment, to ensure that the services that you will receive will meet your requirements.
First and foremost, when picking a doctor or a hospital abroad you should always ask for accreditations, which require hospitals to meet standards for safety and quality. Additionally, you should seek for specialists, who have long experience in their field.
Furthermore, it is always better when someone accompanies you if this is possible. Someone who is aware of your medical history will help the doctors, in case you are not able to do so.
Medical facilitators are always a good idea, when travelling for medical treatments. Medical facilitators can help you with:
-booking your appointments with doctors,
-procedures in the hospitals
-obtaining a VISA when needed.
-keep track on your medical records to the doctors
Before flying back home, request a follow-up appointment, which will give you the chance to ask the doctor for any postoperative care you may need. Before you go, do not forget to ask for all medical reports of the procedure you have undergone.
Travelling abroad for treatment can be challenging. However, planning ahead and having medical facilitators helping you throughout can become a great experience, which will ensure your quick recovery.