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How Comfortable Will I Be During And After Surgery Abroad?
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 2:56 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017
As you consider having surgery abroad so that you can benefit from world class health care, rapid treatment (i.e. no waiting weeks or months for specialists to become available), and of course, substantial cost savings that are typically between 30-80 percent, you may have questions about your overall comfort and care.
That is, you may be wondering how comfortable you’ll be during and after surgery abroad. This is a very important consideration and should certainly be a part of your overall plan.
While different treatments have varying convalescence and recovery periods, generally speaking, here are 4 ways you can maximize your comfort during and after your surgery abroad.
4 Ways to Make Your Surgery Abroad a Comfortable Experience
1. Bring a family member, caregiver or friend
Many individuals who use medical tourism to seek treatment abroad decide to travel with a family member, caregiver or friend, who will be available to provide support during and after treatment. Or when this isn’t feasible, some individuals have companions fly over during the recovery period only.
If you're considering travel companions for medical tourism, be sure to verify visiting hours and other regulations ahead of time. Just as with hospitals here in the US, hospitals abroad have strict visiting hours and typically limit the number of visitors. This is to ensure safety, and also to respect the privacy and recovery needs of other patients.
2. Have 24/7 access to nursing care
Obviously, if you’ll be recovering in a hospital, then you’ll have ‘round the clock access to high quality nursing care. However, if your surgery doesn’t require an in-patient commitment, you may prefer to stay in a hotel, which offers many pleasant amenities to help alleviate your period of inactivity such as poolside deck chairs, room service, satellite TV, and more.
If you’ll be staying in a hotel for any period of time after your treatment – even if it’s just for one night – then ensure that you have 24/7 access to nursing care. Please note that this isn’t because you should be worried that something may go wrong, rather, you just want to have the peace of mind that if you need your medication refilled or have a question, you can pick up the phone and get the answers you need at any time.
3. Facilitate communication with your local doctor
Prior to heading out of the country, it’s advisable to speak with your local doctor and ensure that she or he is open to connecting with your foreign doctor. Together they can monitor and facilitate your recovery after surgery.
4. Connect with a “one-stop” solution provider
When traveling abroad for surgery, you don’t want to be stressed out or confused about logistics, payment details, and other issues that could diminish your care and comfort. That’s why people just like you have chosen to partner with SkyMedicus.
We’re a proven one-stop solution that makes your procedure and all related travel, recovery and payments simple. And best of all, when you sign up with SkyMedicus, you can browse our database of rigorously pre-screened doctors worldwide, at no cost to you.
To get started, sign-up today or contact us to learn more. Remember: once you book your surgery abroad, our 24/7 concierge service is always available to you. We promise to make your health our #1 priority!
Topics: Medical Tourism