Save on Healthcare Medical Vacation
If you’re in need of medical treatments, perhaps you should consider the financial savings of international medical travel or a medical trip.
In other words, maybe a medical vacation could be just what you need to get the treatments you deserve for fewer dollars.
From tummy tucks to total knee replacements and from full dental veneers to LASIK (Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) eye surgery, you can travel to exotic destinations and save money.
Depending upon where you go, you could save up to 70 percent. That is a huge saving when you consider the inflated costs in the U.S.
According to Jeff Schult’s Beauty From Afar, he suggests to potential medical trip patients “Expect to pay from 30 percent to 80 percent of the U.S. cost, depending on the procedure and the destination.”
He explains that a face-lift procedure in the U.S. is between $7,000 to $10,000 while it’s only between $2,500 to $3,500 in Costa Rica or Mexico. That’s significant for those who are budget conscientious in these uncertain economic times.
Today, there are over 1 million Americans shopping around for medical treatments including spinal fusion, hip or knee replacements, cardiac surgery, hernias, joint arthroscopy, and many alternative treatments not offered in the US. Once you factor in travel and accommodation costs, you are still able to save a significant amount of money taking advantage of international medical travel.
The average medical vacation patient ranges from 40 to 75.
They come from all walks of life and all levels of education and achievement. Men, women, and children have taken advantage of state-of-the-art medical facilities and world-class physicians and dentists located in countless countries around the world.
Why is medical travel such a popular option? Too often, patients are underinsured or not insured at all. Their out-of-pocket expenses are too steep if they elect to undergo diagnosis, surgery, medications, and recovery at home.
Besides, who wouldn’t want to see another part of the world? In fact, there are medical specialties in many countries that might appeal to you and your medical needs.
Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil are known for their cosmetic surgery options. Mexico and Costa Rica add cosmetic dentistry to that list while Singapore handles cardiology, vascular surgery, and orthopedics. India is famous for orthopedics, cardiology, and cosmetic surgery. Thailand is the hot spot for all of these.
The list goes on but in short, the world is at your service when it comes to taking care of your medical vacation wishes.
You have two options when considering a medical trip: your own search or a medical tourism company. You or a medical facilitator will need to arrange airfare and secure a dentist or surgeon, hospital, air, and ground transportation, and after-surgery care. A medical tourism facilitator will take care of all of this for you plus handle currency exchange and translations. You will get V.I.P. packages for a low-cost, worry-free international medical travel experience.
Keep in mind that you will need time to recover from your treatment. Also, complications can happen, so if you choose to travel abroad for medical or dental attention, you will need to have a contingency plan. Of course, a facilitator plans for such events, so they can be your liaison of help.
If you are considering medical travel, be sure to talk with your primary care physician. Besides diagnosing the health condition, they can offer some suggestions regarding your overseas travel, recovery, and follow-ups.