The event of travelling to foreign countries for obtaining medical treatment is medical tourism. Earlier many people use to travel to some selected western countries to have better access to quality treatments. But today this has changed a lot as there is excellent scope to get quality treatments in many developing countries. What inspires people to choose such countries can range from unavailability of certain medical services in their own countries to extremely high cost of a treatment in their own lands. All kinds of healthcare options today are available in many countries like convalescent care, fertility problems, alternative medicine, psychiatry and many more at a highly affordable rate.
Medical tourists are people who travel from one country to another to seek quality treatments. They can be of two types: - elective medical tourists who travel not for any medical emergency and there are tourists who travel for major surgeries which are better priced in other countries. Among them we have people who travel for the following reasons:
It is not necessary to work with a medical tourism service agency. You can reach out to an overseas hospital directly and get your appointment and plan your bookings and stay in the country all by yourself. However, there are several advantages of working with a medical tourism agency as they manage everything for you and help you make right decisions. Some of the benefits of working with a medical tourism service agencies are:
And lastly all these services come for free, then why not entrust them with your total care.
Indian, Mexican or Thai healthcare industry has come a very long way and is now spearheaded by some of the highly qualified surgeons, doctors and experienced medical practitioners around the world. Some of the reasons why you should consider them are
It is easy to find quite a number of countries that have done excellent in terms of developing their technologies serving in healthcare industry. The quality can be really at par with the quality norms implemented by countries which have stable economy. In fact as earlier stated the private hospitals in South Korea, India, Poland, Thailand are very well equipped with tools and devices as may be found in some of the most advanced hospitals around the world.
Some of the reasons why medical treatments are far cheaper in the top medical destination countries are
Whenever you are travelling abroad, there are certain things that you must keep in mind and prepare yourself accordingly. In this way you will never be in a crisis situation especially when one of your main purposes of travelling is medical tourism. Below are some of the points you must keep in mind when travelling abroad
There are very simple steps to follow which have been enlisted below:
Step 1: Send your initial enquiry with all the information you seek to us
Step 2: We will also send you a medical quote request form for filling. This questionnaire will comprise of the nature of your disease, all the kinds of diagnostic reports that are available with you and various medical records such as CT scan, ECG, MRI scans or the test reports of the tests and analysis conducted by your personal doctor like X-Rays and so on. With all these information we will get a solution from our board of certified medical practitioners who can analyze and answer your queries depending on your past and present medical history.
Step 3: More reports may be asked if required in scanned copies.
Step 4: Based on all the above your will hear and receive full information from the doctors and medical consultants who will advice you on your medical treatment with approximate cost and rough planning stating your duration of stay including both pre operative and post operative extra stay as may be required.
Step 5: You will get some options with cost details for your stay at any of the cities which are suitable for your specific treatment. Full view details of hotel, guest houses and service apartments will be shared by our team. Profile of doctors who will be attending you shall be shared with brief synopsis of the hospitals where your medical treatment has been suggested. Step 6: you must next proceed to get consent from your local physician to fly down to the selected country and also inform us about the consent along with the medical trip making status or condition.
Step 6: : you must next proceed to get consent from your local physician to fly down to the selected country and also inform us about the consent along with the medical trip making status or condition.
Step 7: A pre registration or indemnity or consent bond will be sent to you for agreement with the hospital in that country for your proper medical treatment with them. Go through it carefully and sign.
Step 8: The medical treatment full cost or the surgery cost has to be paid next, and this shall be paid directly to the hospital to book the OT or the appointment of doctor and category of room that can be selected by you.
Step 9: You can expect to hear from us via email stating your medical treatment dates and your suggested travel dates to visit the country.
Step 10: For special medical emergencies you have to proceed for specific country Visa. A confirmed medical appointment with your medical specialist or the hospital that you have booked has to be carried by you. This document will be sent by us to you for your speedy Visa clearance in the respective country.
Step 11: proceed to book your tickets to fly to the country and keep us informed regarding your International arrival and departure flight details with timings, terminals and flight numbers.
Step 12: You will be received by our representative or hospital representative. It is our onus to take you for a city orientation and subsequent familiarization with guest house, hotel or service apartment where your stay has been planned.
Step 13: After this we will arrange your meeting with the specialist or the doctors of the hospital who will be responsible for your treatment at the hospital where your surgery or treatment has been planned. From here onwards your treatment will commence.
Step 14: After the completion of your medical treatment or surgery you shall be discharged from the hospital with final clearance of bill as per your post operative stay requirement recommended by your medical specialists. Stay at your accommodation till you receive clearance from doctor and you may return back to your country or you can choose from the delectable number of vacation and holiday options as per your time and choice.
Step 15: for the generic medicines carry medications and prescriptions or drugs as may be recommended by the attending medical specialist or doctors to carry to your own nation. You can then continue with your post treatment follow up hereafter if there are any via email communication with your doctor or medical specialist.
In a foreign land if something goes wrong, you can either resort to your consulate for help or take legal course of action. So it is better that you read about it in advance so that you do not feel cheated and helpless in such situations. But then there are risks involved always whenever you are going under the knife, be it in some foreign land or your own.
But the brighter side of this story is that international patients have good amount of leverage in insuring the optimal possible outcomes from such a medical tourism package. This leverage is a result of any well reputed hospitals striving to secure an international brand image in the medical industry. They are extremely conscious about the fact that one mistake from their side in dealing with any international patient can have them end up miserably in the bold headlines of international news media. So your safety is of utmost importance to them