Health Vantis Blog

New Sunscreen Guidelines From FDA

Summer is quickly approaching.  It’s a reminder that sunscreen needs to be worn.  Prior to 2019, U.S. FDA guidelines had not been updated in over a decade.  In order to make sunscreen safe and effective, they have recently proposed updated and new regulatory guidelines. The new guidelines are focused on bringing nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens, […]

Organ Transplants and Medical Tourism

Organ Transplants and Medical Tourism From time to time we get calls and emails from individuals seeking organ transplants.  The requests not only come from Canadians but individuals from other countries looking to come to Canada or the US for the surgery.  Organ transplant cases are probably the most complex kind we could ever assist […]

Private PET Scan

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a diagnostic test that uses small amounts of radioactive chemical to show activity within the body on a cellular level. It helps doctors see how the organs and tissues inside your body are functioning. This test can be used to help diagnose or to evaluate how well a treatment […]

Free Medical Facilitation Service

Many people travel to get medical services outside of their country. An estimate of over 1 million Canadians left Canada in 2018 and received medical services someplace else. Some choose to hire a medical facilitator to help them navigate medical services in a foreign country with different laws and customs. We at Health Vantis are […]

Private Stapedectomy/Stapedotomy

Hearing loss affects 40% of Canadian adults aged 20 to 79, and 8% of children aged 6 to 19. There are a few reasons this can occur. One of them is otosclerosis. The condition is diagnosed by an otolaryngologist using hearing tests and physical examination. In many cases, surgery is an option for the treatment […]

3 Tops Reasons Why Medical Facilitator is Better Than Internet Search

What is Medical Facilitation? This question comes up in our conversation with our prospective clients, although worded differently. People ask what value we add to their internet search of a given condition or surgery. We go over our answer in the highlighted points below. Internet Search Search Doesn’t Actually Visit All the Places, We Do! […]

Newsletter, May 2019

My Medical Travel Story- Iron Infusions in the UK People travel to get medical treatments for different reasons. We all have our stories and I wanted to share mine with you. I have been iron deficient and anemic for the past two years. Last June I was prescribed iron infusions locally. Over the course of […]

How Long Does a Joint Replacement Last?

Those suffering from arthritis in their joints are probably aware that a hip or knee replacement will relieve the pain for good. However, going through a total joint replacement surgery is undertaking a serious, albeit considered very successful surgery. If all non-surgical methods fail, your doctor will recommend a total hip or knee replacement. One […]

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Many people ask what exactly is minimally invasive spine surgery?  In just a few words, it is minimal cutting to avoid significant damages to the muscles surrounding the spine.  The benefit to this is that it presents less risk for blood loss, a quicker recovery, less post-operative pain, less soft tissue […]

Dangers in Medical Travel

Dangers in Medical Travel In the past few months you might have seen an increase in articles in the media warning about the dangers of Medical Travel to Mexico or Dominican Republic /or against traveling to Mexico or Dominican Republic for medical reasons.  This includes a recent warning from the CDC not to have surgery in a […]