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How a Travel Companion Helps with Weight Loss Surgery Abroad

Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 3:29 PM | Last Modified: September 26, 2017

As you consider or prepare for weight loss surgery abroad, one of the questions you’re likely asking is: How can I make the experience easier and more comfortable? 

The good news is that there are several things you can do, including: 

  • Communicate with your surgeon before you head abroad to ask questions and learn more about the procedure.
  • Work with a partner like SkyMedicus to handle all of the logistical details – from getting you to the airport, to ensuring that you arrive home safe and sound.
  • Speak with your family doctor or specialist to learn about post-operation recovery issues and requirements.
  • Schedule a visitor to accompany you and provide valuable support. We explore this possibility in more option below.

How Travel Companions Ease Weight Loss Surgery Abroad Worries

Aside from the fact that it’s always more rewarding to travel with a family member or close friend – whether it’s a trip across the state or the world – a companion can indeed help ease your weight loss surgery abroad worries. 

To start with, a companion can take care of small details and minor errands that arise during any trip -- such as making sure that you’re adequately hydrated during your flight, reminding you to take your medication, and so on. Furthermore, if you partner with SkyMedicus, on your behalf your companion can contact us 24/7 if you need any assistance or advocacy. We’re just a phone call away.

Your companion can also provide invaluable emotional and moral support. This is not because weight loss surgery (regardless of where it is performed) is traumatic or frightening. Rather, it is because you’re saying good bye to the old you and embracing the new you. As exciting and inspiring as this may be – and you may have been dreaming about it for years – it’s nevertheless a major change in your life. Having a “shoulder to lean on” can be very beneficial during this time of transition. 

Please Remember: It’s Not a Vacation

However, while a companion can certainly help ease your weight loss surgery abroad worries, there is an important issue that should be clearly discussed and mutually agreed upon ahead of time: it’s not a vacation. 

This doesn’t mean that you and your companion should prepare for a stressful, miserable experience. On the contrary, you can both look forward to a wonderful journey. Plus, you can certainly spend time sightseeing, relaxing by the beach (per your doctor’s instructions, of course), and doing many other things that tourists do. 

But with this being said, the primary focus for both you and your companion must be on your safe and successful weight loss surgery. This must take priority over all other considerations and items on the itinerary, and your companion should accept and embrace this role and responsibility. 

Be assured that both of you can head out for a 100% tourist vacation in the very near future. In fact, it can be a great way for you both to celebrate your new happier and healthier life! 

Learn More

To learn more about making your weight loss surgery abroad as comfortable as possible, contact the team at SkyMedicus today. We’ll provide both you and, if you wish, your companion with details on flights, hotels, travel visa requirements, hospital visitation hours, and more.  

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Topics: Surgery Abroad

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