Elective surgery is used to describe any type of non-emergency pre-planned surgery. Elective surgery covers a wide range of treatments and operations including face and body cosmetic surgery, orthopaedic procedures and fertility treatments.
When you choose to have the surgery performed, it can be on the basis that the surgery required is to make an improvement on your health. Many of these surgical procedures, if not covered by the NHS can be highly expensive.
Weighing up the pros and the cons when deciding to travel abroad for surgery is important. The cost of flying to another country and taking advantage of low cost surgery prices, whilst recuperating on holiday makes a lot of sense. Prices for elective surgery abroad can cost significantly less than the cost quoted for the same operations in Britain, even when adding the cost of flights and accommodation.