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Private Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Canada – Is It possible?

What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy? A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove the uterus. It is done under general anesthesia and is a day surgery. Small incisions in the abdomen are made for surgical tools and a tiny camera. The uterus is then removed in sections through the incisions or vagina. The […]

Private Knee Replacement Surgery Cost

Private knee replacement in Canada and the USA With the medical wait times becoming longer and longer, some Canadians choose to seek private surgery. The wait in Canada can be up to 2 years, however, if you are able to go private, we can usually assist you to get your private knee replacement surgery in […]

Private Urology Clinics in Canada and the USA

Urological surgeries and diagnostics Urology is a medical specialty that studies and treats diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Urologists treat bladder problems, UTIs (urinary tract infections), bladder and kidney cancer, ED (erectile dysfunction), and prostate cancer. Some common procedures a urologist performs are vasectomy, TURP or REZUM procedure, cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, […]

Hysterectomy by Choice in Canada

What is hysterectomy Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure done under general anesthesia to remove the uterus, and sometimes ovaries and fallopian tubes (total hysterectomy). There are many reasons hysterectomies are done, such as to correct serious issues that interfere with normal functions (endometriosis, fibroids, prolapse), improve the quality of life (heavy bleeding, pelvic pain), and […]

Can I get an Elective Hysterectomy in Ontario

Residents of Ontario and private medical care Ontario is the most populated province in Canada, with a little bit over 15.2 million people living there (as of 2022). It probably offers the best healthcare among Canadian provinces, when comparing wait times, availability of specialists and newer medical equipment. There are even private medical facilities in […]

Will Punishing the Provinces for Utilizing Private Pay be Beneficial?

Will Punishing the Provinces for Utilizing Private Pay be Beneficial? In 2015, Saskatchewan started a MRI and CT Scan program which allowed for private facilities to offer them at an out of pocket cost in an effort to reduce their time waiting for one through the system.  Last week the federal government decided to not […]

Why A Medical Facilitator for Private Surgery

Why A Medical Facilitator for Private Surgery We had an email inquiry last month asking for information regarding a private hip replacement.  We provided her with costs, including our transparent service fee, approximate wait time and locations as an initial start.  She responded by saying she had already contacted the facilities we work with and […]

Dangers in Medical Travel for Private Surgery

Dangers in Medical Travel for Private Surgery There can be dangers in medical travel if you do not know or understand the process of how and where to go.  A great example is the recent story that was in the US news last month.  A group of 4 individuals were traveling to Mexico for one […]

You Can Get Private GYN Surgery When The System Has Failed You

You Can Get Private GYN Surgery When The System Has Failed You One of the most common calls we get are from women regarding GYN issues.  This is one area where the system fails women over and over again, especially for GYN oncology.  Women have been underserved and failed for many years in every province. […]

Private Surgery in the US: Here is What You Need to Know

If you are planning to travel to the US for your private surgery there are a couple of things to plan and keep in mind. Even though the US is very similar to Canada, such as people speaking English and doctor’s getting their education in a similar manner, some things are different, especially when it […]