Health Vantis Blog

New Travel Guidelines Effective Nov 30, 2021

COVID has been around now for nearly 2 years and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight.  That means we still have to follow guidelines and endure inconveniences, especially if we decide to travel.  The good news is that effective Nov 30, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals crossing the border for land or air […]

Recovery From Private Joint Replacement without Opioids – Is It Possible?

Joint replacement surgery recovery can bring pain and discomfort. In the past, when these surgeries were done in a hospital and a patient required 3-4 days of hospital stay, opioids were often prescribed generously to treat the pain. However, with growing opioids addiction awareness, many orthopedic surgeons are switching to managing pain by nerve pain […]

Delay in Joint Replacement Surgery – What Happens to Your Body and Mind?

Canadians oftentimes face delays in obtaining timely medical care. Elective surgeries, such as joint replacements are among the longest waitlists in Canada. Pain caused by arthritis can be severe. It can prevent a person from enjoying their everyday activities and affect their quality of life. Physically, delaying joint replacement surgery can cause more issues. Further […]

Private Hysterectomy – Do Canadian Women Have an Option?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a woman’s uterus. Sometimes ovaries are left in place, and sometimes they are taken out. There are many reasons a woman would consider a hysterectomy. Endometriosis, uterine fibroids, painful and prolonged periods that are not responding to non-invasive therapies are some of those reasons. Hysterectomy is considered […]

Medical Facilitator for Private Surgery

When it comes to traveling for medical reasons, many people do not have much experience. We hope that we never will have to seek medical care outside our home area. However, long waitlists in Canada make us look for private options for surgery in Canada and the US. It’s a good idea to see what […]

Private Surgery Success

Private Surgery Success There are numerous reasons to travel outside one’s local area to receive medical treatment.  A procedure may not be available where you live, the wait for it is too long, or the price is too high. In dealing with COVID for the past 18 months, wait times have gotten far worse.  People […]

Where To Go For Medical Travel?

Where To Go For Medical Travel Traveling for medical reasons is becoming more and more common and accepted in North America. People go outside their local area to get medical help faster and for less. Although reports don’t analyze where medical travelers go, there is a chance the majority of them end up across the border, […]

What is Health Vantis?

What is Health Vantis? We get calls and emails on a daily basis asking if we are a medical facility.  WE ARE NOT!  We are a medical facilitation company.   We can assist you in finding a private facility within Canada or the US to do your surgery and/or diagnostic test.  Health Vantis does not employ […]

Updated Border Crossing Restrictions

Updated Border Crossing Restrictions On September 21,2021, the US decided to extend their non-essential travel restrictions between the US and Canada through October 21, 2021.  This includes fully vaccinated individuals.  The goal is to ease the restrictions to fully vaccinated individuals beginning November 2021.  These restrictions do not apply to people traveling for medical purposes. […]

Private Knee Replacement in the US and Canada

In 2020, an estimated 1.2 million Canadians were waiting for a medical procedure. Specialists’ physicians reported a record wait time of 22.6 weeks across the country. The wait times vary widely depending on which province you live in. Some Canadians, unsatisfied with these long wait times, choose to pay out of pocket for surgery or […]