Health Vantis Blog

Drug Shortages and How It Might Affect Snowbirds

The Canadian Snowbirds are making their plans to head south soon. Recent articles in the news talked about the shortage of drugs.  This has forced doctors to change patients’ doses and/or actual medication. So how will drug shortage in Canada affect the Snowbirds? How Could It Affect Snowbirds? For months, well-established drugs have been placed […]

Hip Replacement Do’s and Don’ts

Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgeries to relieve pain from arthritis. Your doctor will give you a set of specific instructions for after surgery recovery.  To help set up the stage for a speedy recovery, however, here are a few points: Do: Try to maintain a healthy weight prior to surgery […]

Private Surgery In Canada and Beyond

While healthcare is free to all Canadians, we are all aware that we do pay for it through taxes and that access to it can be limited. Oftentimes Canadians experience lengthy wait times for some surgeries and lack of training and proper equipment for the latest surgical technologies and advances. Health Vantis helps connect Canadians […]

Private Robotic Hysterectomy

In our last blog, we wrote about private laparoscopic hysterectomy.  Robot-assisted surgery is now coming into wider use for treating conditions like endometriosis, uterine fibroids, uterine bleeding, adenomyosis and others. A robotic hysterectomy is a variation of GYN laparoscopic surgery using special remotely controlled tools. It provides surgeons with special wrist instruments that bend and rotate […]

September 2019 Newsletter

We welcome September as the first month of the Fall, still warm and beautiful, with crisper air and golden leaves peeking through. Things start settling into routines as we head towards cooler weather. In this issue, we bring to you some news about a promising new Alzheimer’s blood test, some information on how to get […]

Private Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and sometimes ovaries. It is one of the most common surgical procedures in Canada.  It’s considered a major surgery.  For many women suffering from painful fibroids, heavy bleeding, or other gynecological problems, it’s a life-changing procedure. Just a few years back there was only one option to surgery- […]

National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day

National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it can be an emotional rollercoaster.  The treatment for the actual cancer may be met, however, there is nothing incorporated into helping the person as a whole.  This includes the psychological aspects of it as part of the treatment in Canada.  National Cancer Wellness […]

Who Would Benefit From Medical Travel

Who Would Benefit From Medical Travel Medical travel, otherwise known as medical tourism, has been around for many years.  Yet, it seems to have gained more popularity in the past decade.  There are many reasons as to why someone would travel for medical treatment but exactly who would benefit from medical travel?  The answer is […]

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 […]