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 specific region and hospital in Mexico and Dominican Republic. While there is a cause for concern, the results can be different, if you select a facility based on knowing what to watch out for. There can be dangers in Medical Travel but if you ask the right questions and verify the given information, those can be avoided.
Dangers To Avoid
- The facility does not have a US, Canadian or JCI Accreditation
- You cannot verify the surgeons credentials and what they are certified to perform in, that they are up to date and what their actual training was in
- The facility doesn’t publish their infection rate
- There is no procedure in place if there is an emergency or something goes wrong during the operation
But It’s Cheaper
While cost is important it should not be your deciding factor. Many people think, it’s just breast implants or a simple hernia surgery. They do these every day. What could go wrong? If the right standards are not met, A LOT! Sometimes you get what you pay for and your health should not be compromised to save a few dollars.
Having a safe, successful surgery should be your number 1 priority. That can be achieved if you gather all the facts. This can be incredibly time consuming but well worth the effort. Hiring a Medical Facilitator that does all of this for you will ensure no detail or question is left unanswered. It also gives you a guide through the entire process. If you are in need of such knowledge and expertise, contact Health Vantis today!