The thought of surgery is stressful for patients. The idea of traveling far from home can add to that already significant stress. Where will I stay? How do I know about my doctor or the hospital where the surgery will take place? Can I contact my doctor if I have questions?
Reducing the stress when considering medical tourism
With medical tourism, patients are traveling away from home for medical care. Even the prospect of surgery is stressful. Add the consideration or need to leave your home and that stress increases even further.
The list of questions and concerns is long. How do I communicate with my doctor? How do I know that I can trust my doctor or the hospital where the surgery is going to occur? Where will I stay? How will I get around while there? What if there is a problem, what then?
We have cared for many patients traveling from around North America, so our practice is experienced with medical tourism. Most commonly, patients are seeking hip replacement, knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy, or knee arthroscopy. A doctor that has experience not only with the surgical procedure but with helping patients manage the possible challenges and stress of traveling away from home can be of immense help.
Our practice has helped to successfully guide many patients through the experience of major orthopedic surgery away from home. Providing ready and reliable access to your doctor and important staff is the initial most important step. Streamlined processes are in place to even allow you to upload your x-rays to a secure website so we can literally review and possibly discuss your case almost immediately. After that, communicating in your language, while having the answers to your questions about cost, expected recovery, and non-medical, but yet still important concerns, like “Where will I stay?” and “How will I get around?”, our service can give you confidence and comfort while away from home.
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