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3 Tips for Scheduling Visitors for Your Surgery Abroad

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 2:07 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

As you plan for your surgery abroad, one of the most important issues (and one of the best ways to ensure your comfort during medical tourism) that you’ll need to address is scheduling visitors or travel companions for the procedure.

These typically include your family members, friends, and any other caregivers who will either be making the trip with you, or who will be arriving after your surgery to help you convalesce and accompany you home.

With this in mind, based on our in-depth experience helping thousands of people experience a stress-free and successful medical tourism experience, here are 3 key tips for scheduling visitors for your surgery abroad:

3 Ways to Prepare Your Visitors for Your Surgery Abroad

1. Contact the hospital to get all visitation rules.

Just as is the case here in the US, hospitals abroad have strict rules regarding visitation, such as the number of visitors who can see a patient at one time, visiting hours during weekdays, weekends and holidays (which may and usually do differ from those in the US) and so on.

These rules are in place to ensure that patients aren’t overwhelmed with visitors and to maintain the level of peace and quiet that all patients need to recover after their treatment or surgery. Make sure that you get these details now – not later.

2. Ensure that visitors take care of travel and accommodation arrangements. 

The last thing your visitors want is to get stuck at the airport or find it confusing, stressful or unexpectedly costly to book a suitable hotel. In the same way, you don’t want them to have to travel hours back and forth from their hotel to the hospital – which can be a common issue in some heavily populated urban areas (e.g. Mexico City, etc.).

By looking into and arranging all of these details beforehand, you and your visitors can be assured that the focus will be on you and your recovery – not on logistics! 

3. Ensure that your visitors understand their role. 

If it’s appropriate to do so, then there’s nothing wrong with your visitors doing some sightseeing or spending some time at the beach; especially if your treatment is scheduled for the winter months, and the climate back home is cold and snowy. 

However, with this in mind, it’s very important that your visitors fully understand that their role is to provide you with support, and help you recover – not to have a full vacation, which is something they can do at another time (and you can go with them!). 

The Bottom Line

It’s valuable and in some cases necessary to have a caregiver accompany you for your surgery abroad or join you after your surgery to help you safely and speedily recover. By keeping the above tips in mind, you’ll ensure that the experience is positive, safe and rewarding for everyone involved.

To learn more ways to prepare for your Medical Tourism procedure, contact SkyMedicus today for a free consultation!

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