Statistical data indicates that most patients travel abroad for surgical procedures, which include hip replacement, knee replacement, plastic surgery such as liposuction, breast augmentation and face lift as well as eye surgeries. Other common treatments that patients seek treatment in abroad include dentistry treatment such as veneers and crowns.
Why travel abroad for treatment?
While there are several reasons for patients to seek treatment abroad, the primary reason is getting high quality treatment at a fraction of the domestic treatment costs. Other reasons include change of environment in the healing process following the medical procedure, better privacy as well as avoiding lengthy waiting lists.
Mexico is one of the most popular medical tourism destination and the country specializes in weight loss treatment, weight loss surgery and weight loss management. Cities like Tijuana, Juarez and Monterrey house hospitals that offer weight loss management programs that attract obese Americans. Treatment costs are reduced by around 50% when compared to domestic / U.S healthcare costs.
It is very important to take precautions while seeking medical care abroad. Take steps to evaluate the credibility of the treatment facility and the physician providing the treatment. Ensure that your medical tourism facilitator arranges a conference with your treating physician, during when you can get all your questions about the treatment answered.
Medical tourism not only brings excellent business for hospitals located abroad, but it also promotes global tourism. The patients usually travel abroad with companions, who also involve in tourist activities following the medical procedure.
The International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS) certify Physicians, Surgeons and Dentists, Centers of Healthcare Excellence as well as Other Healthcare Professionals throughout the world. IBMS is very instrumental in connecting patients with distinguished healthcare providers worldwide. The IBMS website, ibms.us offers a comprehensive search functionality wherein you can search for a physician or center of healthcare excellence based out of any country. In a nutshell, the IBMS brings the world at your fingertips, wherein it provides the general public with access to cost effective and life saving solutions to all manner of illnesses, injuries and cosmetic surgeries.