The Risks Of Medical Tourism
You're probably reading this because you've seen the huge savings available to the medical tourism community. There is no doubt that medical tourism's rapid ascendance in popularity has caught a lot of attention lately.
But there are obviously some risks involved with surgery overseas.
When considering these risks, compare those risks with the risks you could experience in your home country. For example, if a surgery fails, it will most likely have to be repeated. Having to travel overseas is a clear hassle compared to a similar failure at home. And who pays for that?
Another factor is the fact that the travel itself can be exhausting. Medical tourism patients who are frail may be compromised simply from the stress of traveling for a long period of time. While this seems obvious, many don't consider the weakened condition of the patient, post op. A doctor's evaluation is a requirement for geriatric patients, and is advisable for everyone considering a venture into medical tourism.
And of course, there are currency risks when expensive services are procured in foreign currencies. In most stable countries, this risk is rare, but when planning a medical tourism adventure in the future, you may want to consider the advantages of timing your purchase to the currency's market trend.