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Private Clinics in Canada and the US and How to Find Them

When presented with long medical wait times some Canadians choose not to wait and seek private surgery or treatments somewhere else. The US is the closest and most familiar destination. However, there are certain challenges, such as costs. Big names such as Mayo and Clevland charge so much that only a few select can afford […]

Private Hip Replacement in the US and Canada

It is estimated that in 2020, the total number of procedures for which Canadians were waiting for exceeded 1.2 million. Specialists’ physicians reported a record wait time of 22.6 weeks across the country and these wait times vary widely depending on which province you reside in. Some Canadians choose the private way of obtaining healthcare, […]

Traveling to the US for Private Surgery

Post pandemic challenges obtaining timely healthcare send many Canadians in search of private facilities. They can take care of their health issues a lot faster, even if it involves paying out of pocket. Private healthcare does exist in Canada, but the facilities and surgeries they offer are limited. Another option is to travel to the […]

6 Things You Should Not Do When Traveling After a Spine Surgery Spine surgery is considered a major surgery.  It can take weeks to heal to get your full mobility back.  The surgeon will prepare you for your rehab and how you need to care for your spine but what about your trip home?  This […]

6 Tips for Traveling After a Knee Replacement

6 Things You Should Not Do When Traveling After a Knee Replacement Knee replacement surgery is considered a major surgery.  It can take weeks to heal to get your full mobility back.  The surgeon will prepare you for your rehab and how you need to care for your new knee but what about your trip […]

6 Things You Should Not Do When Traveling After a Hip Replacement

6 Things You Should Not Do When Traveling After a Hip Replacement Hip replacement surgery is considered a major surgery.  It can take weeks to heal to get your full mobility back.  The surgeon will prepare you for your rehab and how you need to care for your new hip but what about your trip […]

New Travel Guidelines Aug 9, 2021

New Travel Guidelines Beginning Aug 9, 2021 Due to the increased vaccination rates in Canada, declining COVID-19 cases and less pressure on the health care system, the government plans to lift travel restrictions August 9, 2021. Fully vaccinated Canadians, US Citizens and permanent residents of the United States, currently residing in the U.S., will be allowed to enter […]

Private Penile Implant Surgery

Penile implant surgery can be used to treat erectile dysfunction. It involves placing a prosthetic device inside the penis and scrotum. Such a device helps achieve an erection and regain sexual function. The surgery is usually recommended for those who tried other treatments such as medication or a penis pump, but they didn’t work. In […]

Private Treatment for Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are muscular benign tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. They can be very small or large. The cause of fibroids is unknown. In many cases, fibroids have no symptoms and are only discovered during a pelvic exam or a prenatal ultrasound. In other cases, the symptoms can include the following: […]

Private Cystoscopy

Cystoscopy is a urologic test that checks the health of your bladder and urethra. It is done by examining the lining of the bladder and urethra with a cystoscope, a thin tube with a camera, and light on the end. The cystoscope is inserted through the urethra. This diagnostic procedure is a short one – […]