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Why Your Local Doctor Should be Involved with Your Surgery Abroad

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/24/2017 5:58 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

While there are many factors that will contribute to your successful surgery abroad, among the most important is involving your local doctor.

First of all, if you are concerned that your doctor may balk at the idea of surgery abroad, then be assured that this is almost certainly not going to be the case. On the contrary, your doctor is likely to be among the hundreds of thousands of physicians and surgeons across the country to support their patients seeking surgery abroad if cost or waiting time barriers prevent necessary treatment in the U.S.

Indeed, your doctor’s first and foremost consideration is your health – both physical and emotional. Once your doctor understands that your surgery abroad will support both, you can expect to get the support you need.

How Your Doctor Can Help With Your Surgery Abroad

  • Conduct a thorough examination and ensure that you are fit for travel.
  • Communicate with your overseas surgeon to discuss details regarding your health and care.
  • Provide you with a complete package of X-rays, medical records, and other information that you can provide to your overseas surgeon (note: if you partner with SkyMedicus, you will be securely and confidentially able to do this online through our HIPAA-compliant web dashboard).
  • Continue communicating and coordinating with your overseas surgeon after you return home, so that your recovery is managed safely and properly.

How SkyMedicus Can Help

It is our experience that local physicians are very supportive of the role that SkyMedicus performs in helping their patients access safe and appropriate surgery abroad. This starts with how we find doctors for your surgery abroad. Each surgeon in our database is fully pre-screened for experience and licensing, and the hospitals/facilities that they are affiliated with are independently verified to meet high standards for quality and care.

Furthermore, we handle all logistics – including transformation to/from the airport, accommodations, 24/7 concierge services, 24 hour access to nursing care, handling of all payments, and so on. Local physicians understand and appreciate that we help their patients focus entirely on their health, without having to worry about details and plans. 

Learn More

To learn more about why and how your local doctor should be involved with your surgery abroad, and for all other information on how SkyMedicus can help you experience a safe and successful medical tourism experience, contact us today. Your consultation with us is free, and there is no cost to sign-up to access our database of experienced surgeons.

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Topics: Surgery Abroad

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