Combine Surgery With Travel
In today’s world, time is money and we all seem to be limited or stretched for both. Taking care of your health seems to be put on the back burner when we are in this position in life. Is that really the best thing to do considering we need our health to be good at things? How about planning your vacation smartly? You need to have a procedure done but have put it off because of time or money. Why not consider these 3 options for ‘killing 2 birds with 1 stone’ and combine surgery with travel?
If you are like me and had major surgery(s), you would probably agree the first few days you will want nothing but sleep and rest. Minor procedures such as plastic surgery or dental work may not be as limiting, however, something like an orthopedic surgery will not allow for you to be taking long walks on the beach. In fact, that would not be a good idea to be walking on sand after such surgery due to the unevenness which could result in another injury. You can still combine travel with surgery, or at the least, make the best use of your time.
Combine Leisure Travel with Medical Travel
Summer is upon us and one of the best things about it is that you get to vacation! Are you limited on how many vacation days you are allowed for the year? Have you ever thought about combining your surgery or procedure with your trip? You may not get to enjoy the entire trip but you could go a couple days early to get in some of the sites.
Combine Your ‘Snowbird’ Vacation with Medical Travel
Canadians flock south every year to escape the cold and long winters. Many have condos or second homes they own with Arizona, Florida and Texas as their destination. They will spend months basking in the sun wearing sandals and shorts while their friends and family back home are bundled up in winter gear.
This is an ample time to have your surgery, treatment or diagnostic test, especially if the surgery is a major one. Having extended access to the surgeon or doctor without adding another flight will help keep your risk down. This also gives the doctor a better eye on monitoring you. Most doctors are going to give post op care that’s included in their pricing. This helps keep the continuity of care if you are able to do all of your recovery in one place.
Combine Your Business Trip with Medical Travel
Many Canadians travel to the US for business frequently. This may or may not even require any additional vacation time depending on what you need to have done. Diagnostic tests can easily be done in a matter of hours. And if your company is footing the travel part of the trip, definitely coordinate what you need to have done. If it’s a minor surgery, you may be able to fly within a day or two.
Top destinations Canadians travel to in the USA during the summer are: Washington DC, Boston, Orlando or other historic destinations. Snowbirds prefer Arizona, Florida and Texas. Business travel includes Chicago, New York or Boston. It just so happens Health Vantis has facilities in or near all of the destinations. If you need a surgery, contact Health Vantis to help you coordinate one of these trips for you.