What not to do when considering medical tourism

Whatever treatment you are looking for abroad, there are a number of common pitfalls that you should avoid:

  • Don’t rush your choice based solely on glossy brochures, websites or email correspondence.
  • Don’t take promotional material, such as websites and brochures at face value.
  • Don’t choose a clinic you haven’t been able to speak to.
  • Don’t choose a clinic that you can’t independently check with previous patients or with the relevant national regulators.
  • Don’t choose a city or country based just on factors that make it a good holiday destination.
  • Don’t get ‘sold’ a treatment or pressured into making a decision by short term discounts.

Above all, don’t go ahead with any treatment unless you are 100% happy with the clinic, the surgeon and the agreed treatment plan. Remember, you can change your mind right up to the last minute if you feel uncertain about anything.


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