medical tourism safety

Surgery And Treatment Risks Higher For Large Or Obese Medical Tourists

Medical tourism risk higher for obese Physically large or obese patients and bariatric surgery patients are at greater risk as medical tourists.

Receiving doctors or hospitals and medical tourism companies must be ready to address more than the usual needs of medical tourists, or be prepared to risk the success of their medical tourism business because patients are harmed. Read more…

5 Medical Tourism Trends For 2013

2013 medical tourism trends videoThe medical tourism industry is finally showing signs of settling in as a reasonable health care option. Here are three trends that are steering the industry in this direction and will affect medical travel choices on an individual level and in policy decisions.

Yet other trends indicate there are still major issues to Read more…

Medical Tourism Safety – What Patients MUST Know About Surgery Abroad

Medical Tourism Behind The ScenesWould you let your travel agent choose your surgeon? Or how about a retired high school teacher?

It sounds absurd but plenty of people do.

In the world of medical tourism, too many critical decisions about the safety of hospitals, surgeons and the procedures themselves are made by people with Read more…

The Hippocratic Oath And Medical Tourism


Anyone working with patients at any level of the medical tourism process owes it to them to observe the spirit of the Hippocratic Oath, a historical document that defines ethical behavior for medical practitioners.

Dr Daniel Sokol, Medical ethicist at Imperial College London, wrote A Brief Guide To The Hippocratic Oath for BBC News. We excerpt it below. The full article is on line here.

Dr. Sokol writes that, in an age of technological developments, cosmetic surgery, complementary medicine, drug companies, and many other temptations for patients and doctors alike, the spirit of the Hippocratic Oath is as relevant as ever.

It is most appropriate that those of us treating and Read more…