When it comes to undergoing a surgical procedure, the decision-making process can be very involved. Just the first step of deciding to pursue a procedure is a big leap, but what comes next? You have to find the best practitioner for the procedure! Perhaps you are fortunate enough to live near excellent specialists and high-quality facilities, but what if you are not? This is where medical tourism comes into play! This allows you to travel and access medical care that you may not receive otherwise.
What is Medical Tourism?
It is no secret that access to medical care can be a gamble. It can be hard for all of the timing, financial, and provider pieces to fall into place. Medical tourism can help. Medical tourism combines medical care and traveling to provide yourself access to medical care and procedures you may not be able to receive locally.
Many people choose this type of care because more affordable care is available elsewhere. Another reason people choose medical tourism is because they have a specific medical professional in mind. There is nothing wrong with seeking the care of a renowned professional, and medical tourism empowers you to do that! Others may choose this because they love to travel and know other areas have better medical care options.
Is It Right for Me?
Medical tourism naturally requires a level of comfort with traveling, so it is best for those who are comfortable with planes, trains, or automobiles. If you have been unable to find a surgeon or medical professional who understands you and your goals, medical tourism may be the perfect solution for you. It allows you to travel to find the medical professionals who understand you best. For any successful care, it is imperative that you feel understood and respected.
How Do I Get Started?
Interested in learning more about medical tourism at Surgical Associates of South Florida? Schedule your consultation to talk to our team in Miami, FL! We can provide you with all of the resources you need to get started with making plans and travel arrangements. In fact, we will be sure to provide you with important details concerning the entire process.
For example, we recommend that patients stay in town for the Orbera procedure for a few days, and for the sleeve surgery, we recommend one week of no flying, which is just enough time to be seen for a one-week post-op. We offer WhatsApp chatting with our international patients so that they can remain in constant contact with our bariatric navigator, who is available anytime. It is good to fly into town at least the day before the procedure. Many of our patients stay at Downtown Dadeland Marriott, which offers complimentary shuttles to our facilities. If our patients want to make a nice vacation out of the process, they may choose to stay at the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne and recover in tranquility on the beach, which is also a short Uber ride to our office or the hospital and not too far from Miami International Airport, where they can fly in and out of easily. Many of our patients even work for American Airlines!
Surgical Associates of South Florida is proud to offer medical tourism. To learn more about the process, you are warmly invited to contact us today and book an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!