Consult your local doctor for advise and get knowledge on the treatment costs involved. Local surgery is always considered better for complex treatments as post-operative care becomes important. However, Medical Tourism has also become a safer option due to the competition in the market place.
Log on to the net and identify the destinations offering the services you need and the cost involved for travel, surgery, accommodation etc. Take into account all the details of the treatment and prepare yourself in advance about the positives and the negatives.
Generally the hospitals where such facilities are offered have a separate department to treat queries from foreign patients and ensure that the stay is as near to perfection as can be. This makes the patient go back satisfied and recommend the hospital further.
Make arrangements for funds, airport transfers, accommodation, important legal documents, food, vacations, shopping etc., before undertaking Medical Tourism. Such facilities are normally included by the hospital one opts for.
Apart from these there are a number of Medical Tourism companies, which have tie-ups with leading hospitals in many countries and make sure you have a hassle-free travel. Pre-medical screenings to post-operative checkups are also provided in such packages.
Traveling abroad for Medical treatments also includes the risk of medical mishaps. Ask the hospital you choose regarding such issues and clarify your doubts. Some patients also make arrangements for post-operative care and checkups in their native country. Some hospitals have also set up post operation tracking clinics in other countries.
Get to know the legalities involved if something goes awry in the treatment and the ease of operation of the legal system and its restrictions.
Combine your Medical Tourism with a vacation and explore the country for its vegetation, fauna, and culture. This would ensure that post-operation the patient returns to the native country relaxed and rejuvenated.