The short answer to this question is yes. Medical waits in the public system come close to 2 years for some joint replacement surgeries and other elective surgeries. We can help get you to private surgery anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months. Below are some of the components of medical travel with explanations of how they work and why they are important.
Clients that already have their medical records will have a time advantage. If not, we can help get them, but in most provinces, it can take up to 30 days to receive. As well, for those that have their diagnostic tests done, it will be a little bit faster, because doctors we work with can review them and provide their recommendations over a virtual or phone consultation.
All facilities we work with require a travel companion. Most of the surgeries we arrange are day surgeries and do not require an overnight hospital stay. You will be under anesthesia during your surgery. Thus, you will not be able to drive for 24h post-surgery.
Therefore, when you are released, you are typically groggy, on pain medication, can have cognitive confusion and are not always able to move quickly during those first 24 hours. A responsible adult will need to pick you up and care for you after surgery.
Additionally, the first 24-48 hours after surgery are crucial to spot any complications and someone will need to keep a close eye on you an
Currently to travel to the US all travelers by air have to be fully vaccinated. Medical facilities in the US do not require full vaccination to do a surgery. They will do a COVID screening prior to surgery.
If your private surgery is to take place in Canada, and you are not fully vaccinated (2 shots) some facilities will require a negative PCR test done 24-72 hours prior to surgery. Vaccination requirements do change and Health Vantis keeps a close eye on all the changes so we can inform our clients of the current situation.
If you would like to learn more about private surgery without delays, please email us at email@example.com or call us toll-free 877 344 344