Private Hysterectomy Canada and USA: Travel Requirements

Traveling for surgery can be achieved successfully through careful planning and consideration of your movement restrictions if any after the surgery. While some things will be out of your control – such as weather and airline timeliness, others can be accounted for and accommodated to make your post-surgery travel more comfortable.

Air Travel

When making arrangements for our clients to travel by air we consider the length of the flight. Anything over 4 hours carries a higher risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and is not ideal for post-surgery. The choice of a seat on the plane also matters. If you can afford a bigger space, we advise you to do so as you will be more comfortable during the flight.

Crossing the USA Border

Major Canadian airports clear border and customs for US travel. You are required to present the border patrol officer with a reason for your travel, details such as hotel address, and all other pertinent information related to your trip. Health Vantis provides all of the clients with two border letters to enter the USA and to come back home.

If traveling by car, the same applies.

Hotel

Some medical facilities offer a list of hotels that offer a discount to those receiving treatments at their surgical center or hospital. When making hotel reservations for our clients we consider their wishes and the level of mobility they will have post-surgery. Usually, we discuss the handicapped, two queen bed options with our clients and book accordingly. The closer the hotel is to the surgical center the better it is. As well, we reach out to the hotel and inform them that we have booked a surgical client so that they are aware.

Transportation in the City of Surgery

This is usually up to our clients’ wishes. Some elect to rent a car, and some choose to use Uber or cabs. The advantage of a car is that it is always available. Uber services require an app on your phone and sometimes a bit of patience while waiting for it to arrive.

If you are considering private surgery as an alternative to long provincial wait times and need help Health Vantis is here for you. You can reach out to us by email info@healthvantis.com or toll-free 877 344 3544.

Private Hysterectomy Canada: Necessary Imaging Tests

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus. Before performing a hysterectomy, several diagnostic tests and evaluations may be needed to assess the patient’s condition and determine the necessity and feasibility of the procedure. If you are looking for a private hysterectomy in Canada or the US, Health Vantis assisted many women with the planning and logistics of their consultation and surgery.

Necessary Imaging Tests

A current ultrasound or an MRI of the uterus is required to review your case. It has to be done within the last 6 months. We will need to obtain your radiology report and the actual scans for a GYN surgeon to review and determine if you may be a good candidate for a private hysterectomy.

Ultrasound

Transvaginal or abdominal ultrasound is used to visualize the uterus, ovaries, and surrounding structures to identify any abnormalities such as fibroids, tumors, or other conditions.

MRI

MRI may be recommended for further evaluation of pelvic anatomy and to assess the extent of any abnormalities detected on ultrasound.

Additional Testing May be Required

Sometimes after the review of the necessary testing, a GYN surgeon will require more information to make the best recommendation based on your particular situation. Below is a list of the tests that they may ask you to obtain. Most of them can be done locally and will require a requisition from your family doctor. The tests will be covered by your provincial health plan.

CT Scan

CT scan may be used in certain cases to evaluate the pelvic region and surrounding structures.

Laboratory Tests

Blood tests may be performed to evaluate the patient’s overall health status, including complete blood count (CBC), blood chemistry, and possibly tumor markers if indicated.

Endometrial Biopsy

In cases where abnormal uterine bleeding or other symptoms suggest a possible underlying condition such as endometrial hyperplasia or cancer, an endometrial biopsy may be needed to obtain a tissue sample for further evaluation.

Diagnostic Hysteroscopy

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a thin, lighted scope through the cervix into the uterus to directly visualize the uterine cavity. It may be performed to evaluate the uterine lining, diagnose conditions such as fibroids or polyps, or assess abnormalities detected on imaging tests.

It is important to know that such surgery as a hysterectomy can not be done just because someone decides they want one. There has to be a medical reason for it, backed by diagnostic imaging and a surgical review and recommendation. If you are looking for a private hysterectomy but do not have the time to address all the logistics and details, Health Vantis can help. We will take on the task of managing your case and providing you with full medical concierge service. Please reach out by toll-free 877 344 3544 or email info@healthvantis.com to learn more about your private options in GYN surgery.

Private Hysterectomy Canada: GYN Surgeon Recommendation

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which a woman’s uterus is removed. It can be performed for various medical reasons, such as treating certain gynecological conditions or diseases. A thorough medical evaluation is typically required to assess your overall health and determine the necessity of the hysterectomy. This may involve a review of your medical history, physical examination, and possibly additional tests, such as imaging or blood tests.

A qualified healthcare professional, usually a gynecologist or a surgeon, must recommend and approve the need for a hysterectomy based on your medical condition. When we talk to our potential clients living in Canada, many have not seen a GYN, because the wait times are long. In some provinces, it can be over a year. Yet the quality of life for women can deteriorate significantly if they are suffering monthly symptoms such as heavy bleeding, severe cramps and headaches.

Health Vantis offers two paths to a solution. If you simply would like to see a GYN we can connect you with a private GYN in Canada that is able to see you in person and offer some non-surgical solutions. They schedule about 1-2 weeks out and you would have to travel to Quebec. If they determine that surgery is needed, a private surgery can be scheduled in 1-3 months. So, two trips are necessary, but for those unsure what may help them this is probably the route that makes sense.

If you have not seen a GYN, but discussed symptoms with your family doctor, tried some non-surgical methods to relieve your symptoms and your family doctor sent you for an Ultrasound or MRI of the Uterus we can arrange for a phone consultation with a GYN surgeon in the USA. They can evaluate your diagnostics tests and have a conversation with you regarding your need for a hysterectomy to determine if you are a good candidate for it. If you are, we can arrange for surgery within 2-4 weeks. The above steps also apply to those who have seen a GYN in Canada and were told that surgery is necessary but the wait list is too long.

Before undergoing any surgery, you will be seeing a GYN for a pre-op and final evaluation appointment to confirm everything that was discussed on the phone. It is required to provide informed consent. This involves understanding the procedure, potential risks and complications, expected outcomes, and alternatives. Your doctor will discuss these aspects with you, and you will need to sign a consent form.

If you are considering a private hysterectomy, you should consult with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a gynecologist or a surgeon, to discuss your specific situation. Health Vantis will be happy to assist in accessing private care, managing your case and providing full medical concierge services. To learn more about private hysterectomy please contact us by calling toll-free 877 344 3544 or emailing info@healthvantis.com.

Private Hysterectomy Canada: Age and BMI

The decision to perform a private hysterectomy is typically based on medical indications rather than specific age or BMI (Body Mass Index) requirements. However, age and BMI can play a huge role in the overall assessment of a person’s health and suitability for surgery.

Age

Age alone is not a strict determinant for a hysterectomy. The decision to undergo a hysterectomy is usually based on medical conditions such as gynecological disorders, cancers, or other health issues. In some cases, younger individuals may need a hysterectomy due to medical necessity, while older individuals may opt for the procedure for different reasons. The appropriateness of the surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis by the healthcare provider.

However, in general, if a private hysterectomy is elective and there are few supporting reasons to have it done, it will be very challenging to find a doctor who will do the surgery for ages below 35. Health Vantis is usually able to help those seeking a private hysterectomy ages 35 and over, with just a few exceptions where younger women had supporting reasons to have it done a bit earlier, age 30 and over.

BMI

BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. While there isn’t a specific BMI cutoff for a hysterectomy, individuals with higher BMI may face additional challenges during surgery and recovery. High BMI can increase the risk of complications such as infection, wound healing issues, and respiratory problems. Healthcare providers may assess BMI as part of the overall evaluation to determine the potential risks and benefits of the surgery.

Health Vantis can arrange a private hysterectomy with BMI that is higher and indicates obesity. These hysterectomies will be done at a hospital in the US. They are priced higher because of the risks of complications that can only be mitigated at a hospital.

If you are considering a private hysterectomy and are unsure about the above indicators, the best thing to do is to discuss it with your GYN or family doctor. Health Vantis can assist in arranging a private consultation with a GYN in person. Travel is required for anyone inquiring unless you reside in Montreal, Quebec.

To discuss your particular situation give us a call toll free 877 344 3544 or email us info@healthvantis.com