With the ever-increasing prices of health care in Canada and the United States, more people are seeking medical care in other countries.
Many countries have comparable quality health care at a fraction of the cost, which is why many people become medical travellers.
Some of the top destinations for medical travel have equal medical care as Canada or the United States but cost 50-75% less like Colombia.
Many of these doctors are highly qualified and have years of experience, and others are even trained in places like the United States.
The key is to do your research and find out which doctors meet your standards.
Safety is always the number one priority. At Medical Tourism in Colombia, we love it when patients ask questions because we know they are serious and looking for relevant information.
If you have a hard time coming up with some questions, here is a list of 20 questions to ask your doctor or dentist abroad.
1. What are your qualifications, and where can I check them on the internet?
2. Do you have a specialty, and where can I check this information online?
3. What treatment options do I have?
4. How many times have you performed this procedure?
5. What are your success, complication and infection rates?
6. Are there any side effects or risks associated with the procedure?
7. What are the post-operative infection rates at this clinic?
8. How does the clinic deal with an emergency of severe complications that might arise during the procedure?
9. What should I expect immediately after the procedure? For example, will I experience pain, swelling, or bruising?
10. At what stage I will be able to judge the results of the treatment?
11. What kind of care do I need after treatment, and who will provide checks in my home country?
12. How long will I have to stay in your country before I am well enough to travel and return to my home country?
13. What if I am not satisfied with the treatment or complications after the procedure?
14. Who pays for remedial or corrective treatment, and what are the associated costs?
15. Can you put me in touch with someone else you have treated?
16. How will I communicate with the doctor, dentist and organizer involved in my medical care?
17. How will my medical notes be written, and how can I have my file in my language?
18. Who can I contact for advice once I return to my home country?
19. Does the doctor have insurance that covers my procedure?
20. What happens if I change my mind at the last minute?
Medical tourism is increasingly popular. This is likely as medical costs will continue to rise in the United States and Canada. Therefore, you must investigate the many medical tourism companies that support those travelling abroad for medical care.