Surgery Travel Network

Dos and Don’ts for medical tourists.

For a happy, high quality, stress-free medical vacation with a great outcome, take note of the following suggestions from Cosmetic Surgery Travel.

This list was first published in 2005 and it is still the best advice we can offer you.

1. DO go where you know you’ll get excellent medical treatment.

Many medical tourism companies promote countries or hospitals they have very little information about. When choosing a medical tourism company or agent, make sure the hospitals these companies are promoting actually work with the company or agent. You can ask the hospital for a list of the medical tourism companies they accept. Read more…

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Health Connections – Canada has world’s first buses for healthcare.

Click on photo to view the features of this bus on youtube.

August 2011 – If you think flying more than a few hours is too long and uncomfortable to go for a medical procedure, try the bus.

Some Canadians take motor coaches to get to their out-of-town medical appointments.

“There is a huge need for this type of service,” admits Northern Ontario politician and health critic France Gélinas.

“Finding a driver or driving yourself to medical appointments can be a stressful time for people,” said Dean Wright, general manager at PWT, the company providing the bus transportation. “We want to help make those trips less stressful, more convenient, reliable and comfortable.” Read more…

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Government may cut medical travel benefits for native Canadians.

August 2011 – The Government of Nunavut is considering a comprehensive review of its medical travel policy, health minister Tagak Curley said March 2 in the Nunavut legislature.

Nunavut’s medical travel program has been “very generous, probably over-generous,” Curkey said. But this may change, especially with respect to escorts for unilingual Nunavummiut, he suggested. Read more…

Is a medical travel “facilitator” really necessary?

Bangkok HospitalWhen you started thinking about having a treatment abroad, I’m sure you found plenty of hospitals, clinics, doctors and medical tourism agents that all were happy to take your money. Where do you begin?

Some people will plunge right in, to contact what seem to be the best hospitals for them. Often, they find it difficult to communicate with the hospital, and decide to work with a medical tourism company instead. After all, the procedure they need involves travel, so wouldn’t medical tourism companies be able to help?

Other people will look for personal assistance from the beginning to help them select the provider and the specialist they need. Read more…

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Mumbai’s Asian Heart Institute buys multi-million dollar robot.

August 2011 – The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) in Mumbai, India has acquired the new state-of-the-art da Vinci Si Robotic Surgical System, one of the most expensive medical technology available in the world. Read more…

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