How to choose the best medical destination for you.
Not all medical destinations are equal. You need to choose a medical destination that matches both your medical needs and your personal needs. By asking yourself these questions, you have a better chance of selecting a medical destination that’s right for you.
What is your medical travel personal profile?
- Do you need a highly specialized surgeon or physician?
- Do you need sophisticated state-of-the-art technology?
- Do you have to be relatively near to your home, family or friends?
- Is cost the most important factor?
- Are you also making a holiday out of the trip?
- Does it matter if other people know you have had a medical procedure abroad?
- Are you concerned about language and communication?
- Does seeing poverty on a large scale bother you a lot?
- Are you concerned about social and cultural customs? Or religious practices?
- Is this a one-time-only event for you?
- Will you require some time for recovery before returning home?
- Will someone be accompanying you, or are you traveling alone?
- How well-traveled are you or have you ever lived abroad?
- What level of personal comfort do you want (a) in the hospital, (b) in non-hospital accommodations – from 3-star to 5-star? private standard or private VIP?
- Do you have a passport that is valid for at least six months?
What are your medical procedure or treatment needs?
- Is this major surgery?
- Is this elective surgery?
- Do you have access to all reports of investigations and recommendations of any doctor who has seen you?
- Does your local physician support your medical travel?
- Do you know the duration of each stage of your procedure will take? Pre-surgery preparations, surgery, immediate post-surgery recovery, and post-discharge care management?
- Is this “original” surgery, or corrective or follow-up surgery?
- Do you have any special physical or medical needs, allergies, or conditions?
- What concerns you the most that we haven’t addressed here?