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How to Find the Best Medical Tourism Facility for Your Surgery Abroad
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/24/2017 8:10 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017
Like millions of Americans each year – and tens of millions of people around the world in countries like Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany and many others – you’ve either decided to take advantage of medical tourism, or you’re seriously considering it.
And as part of your due diligence and research process, you may be wondering how to find the best medical tourism facility. After all, there are literally thousands of potential facilities to choose from in dozens of popular medical tourism destinations, such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Thailand, India, Singapore, South Korea, and so on.
Fortunately, you don’t have to put your health at risk by “hoping” that you choose the best medical tourism facility for your surgery abroad. Rather, you can arm yourself with the following criterion:
Just as in the U.S., medical tourism facilities abroad must be accredited by their respective regulatory bodies. You definitely want to ensure that the facility you choose is properly accredited, and that all requisite certifications, licenses and memberships are updated and in good standing.
There are two types of experience you should look for. The first is experience performing the surgery or treatment that you need, such as weight loss surgery, cosmetic surgery, dental surgery, etc. The second is experience providing treatment for medical tourists from the U.S. and other countries. Indeed, you want to ensure that the facility has perfected their process – from intake to discharge – for making things as smooth and stress-free as possible for patients like you.
Just like surgeons and other medical professionals, facilities earn reputations for quality, patient care, safety, and so on. It’s important to look beyond the facility’s own literature to get a deeper understanding of their ethics, values and standards.
Obviously, every facility will boast “the best patient care anywhere” – and that may indeed be true. However, just as with the background check on reputation, it’s vital to dig deep and truly see if they keep their patient care promises. A good place to start is by seeing if other patients have made complaints, either formally or informally (i.e. in online forums, etc.). Of course, some of the feedback needs to be filtered and taken with a proverbial “grain of salt”. Yet with that being said, if an unusually high number of former patients have similar complaints, as the old saying goes: where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.
The SkyMedicus Advantage
While you’re certainly welcome to conduct your due diligence independently, the fact is that it could take you months to gather the data you want. What’s more, unless you know where to look and what to ask, there are insights and details that you’ll invariably overlook – which could end up leading to major problems down the road.
To avoid that from happening, we warmly invite you to experience the SkyMedicus advantage. Instead of having to do the hard work and heavy lifting on your own, our experts have done it for you. That’s because all of the facilities on our list have been relentlessly (and also ruthlessly!) assessed and evaluated to ensure they meet the highest standards for safety and patient care, and that they’re staffed by experienced surgeons who understand the unique needs of medical tourists. What’s more, we personally visit each facility to verify that everything meets our high standards.
To learn more, contact the SkyMedicus team today. Access to our list of pre-screened facilities, as well as our pre-screened surgeons is 100% free. We only charge you a flat fee if and when you book your surgery abroad through us. It’s really that simple!
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