What to consider when planning treatment abroad

To make an informed decision, it is important to find out as much as you can about the treatment or surgery you are planning to have abroad. This will help you to understand the services on offer at different clinics, and how appropriate it is to travel to your chosen country for your treatment.

To help you make the right choice, you should consider:

  • How long do you want to go away for and how far you are prepared to travel?
  • Will you be comfortable on a long flight with your condition, or with flying just a couple of weeks after surgery? Would your doctor deem you fit to travel and not running a high risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)?
  • Will you have to go alone, or will a close friend or family member be able to accompany you?
  • Can you be flexible with your schedule, if you have to stay longer due to complications?
  • Does your treatment normally require follow ups or further treatment, requiring further travel? Or is this follow up care available at home?
  • What are your personal priorities and is the lowest price more important than the highest quality?

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Compare all providers on a like for like basis, comparing not only treatment costs and availability, but also the cost of travel and accommodation, the qualifications and experience of the staff and the standard of facilities at the clinic. On this site you can compare prices and assess the services, treatments, costs and staff credentials of different providers in different countries.

It is important to remember that however tantalising the idea of having your treatment in an exotic country like Malaysia or South Africa may sound, you should never let the allure of a destination become more important than the quality and safety levels for your chosen treatment in that country.


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