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How SkyMedicus Can Customize Your Medical Tourism Trip


Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/26/2017 2:35 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017


As revealed by noted U.S. journalist Sasha Issenberg in his recently-published book Outpatients: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism, contrary to what some people believe, the overwhelming majority of people who seek treatment abroad aren’t high-flying wealthy elites getting elective surgeries like tummy tucks and nose jobs. Rather, the demand is driven by everyday, middle-class people who simply want quality healthcare at much lower cost.

And “much lower” doesn’t mean a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars. Even after all expenses are calculated – including airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and everything else – it’s not uncommon for patients to save tens of thousands of dollars.

For example, the New York Times profiled a Colorado resident who was quoted $65,000 for hip replacement surgery; and that didn’t even include surgeon fees, which would have taken his price tag over $75,000. Instead of selling his house or going deep into debt, he headed for a hospital outside of Brussels, Belgium – and paid a total of $13,360 for everything, right down to tips and taxes. 

If you’re among the estimated 1.4 million Americans (source: Patients Beyond Borders) who head abroad each year for everything from smile makeovers to heart surgery to fertility treatments and the list goes on, here are 6 key ways that the SkyMedicus team can customize your medical tourism trip:

  1. Once you sign-up with us – it’s FREE! – you’ll have 24/7 access to our curated database of doctors and dentists around the world. You can learn about their areas of specialization, experience, licensing information, locations, affiliations with hospitals, credentials, and so on.
  1. You can connect with any prospective doctor or dentist to ask questions, send your medical records/charts, and confirm that you feel confident and comfortable. All communication takes place through our secure HIPAA-certified web dashboard.
  1. Once you narrow down your shortlist of potential doctors and destinations, we’ll have them send you a customized and clearly itemized quote. That way, you’ll see exactly what you’ll be paying. We’ll also include additional fees that would be part of your trip, including airfare, hotel, and so on. The SkyMedicus fee will also show up on your quote, so you know what to expect, and there are no unwelcome surprises.
  1. If you choose to book your medical tourism trip with us, we’ll spring into high gear and organize all of the logistics – including transfers to/from the airport, ground transportation, hotels, and so on. We’ll even pay the bill on your behalf, so you don’t have to deal with currency exchange.
  1. If you have any questions or concerns while abroad, our 24/7 concierge care is ready to provide you with answers or, if required, advocate on your behalf to ensure that issues are resolved to your satisfaction.
  1. Last but not least, once you’ve returned home we’ll provide you with resources to support your recovery and after-care period.

Learn More

To learn more about how we can customize your medical tourism trip – and why people from across the country trust us to help them reap the rewards of surgery and treatment abroad – contact us today.

Your consultation is free. There is NEVER any obligation to book your trip with us, and NO FEES of any kind unless and until you choose to make us a part of your medical tourism journey.

For more information about medical tourism and how to ensure a safe and successful experience, download our FREE eBook:

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