Would You Have Surgery Overseas?

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Would You Have Surgery Overseas?
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Fri, 10-22-2010 - 11:02am

The pros and cons of medical tourism

Nip and Tuck Travel: Should You Go Overseas For Surgery?

As many as 400,000 Americans are expected to go abroad for cosmetic surgeries this year, says Josef Woodman, author of Patients Beyond Borders: Everybody’s Guide to Affordable, World-Class Medical Tourism. Here's what you need to know

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Fri, 10-22-2010 - 2:05pm

I would not care to have surgery overseas without family present in case something unexpected happens.

Karla
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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 11:34am

I'd have to do a lot of research and find a doctor/hospital that I feel I can really trust before I'd even consider it.

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Registered: 08-16-2001
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 2:21pm

I know it can be cheaper, but I wouldn't do it.

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Registered: 08-16-2006
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 10:17pm

Unless it was something that I absolutely couldn't get done in the US or it was so completely cost prohibitive to have it done in the US I would not go overseas to have surgery.

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Mon, 10-25-2010 - 11:30pm

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Registered: 11-16-2001
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 1:45pm

Yes. I've got doctors here but also in Singapore. I've also lived abroad, and there are quite a few doctors whom I miss still.

There are excellent doctors, good doctors, and bad doctors everywhere. It's the patient's job to make sure that their doctors are very good at what they do and that they have a very good track record. It's also the patietn's job to say no to something that doesn't sound or feel right.

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Registered: 11-16-2001
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 1:50pm

Definitely. I've got doctors here and I've got doctors in Singapore. I've lived abroad, and there are doctors whom I still miss because they were great.

There are good doctors and bad doctors (and nurses and hospitals) throughout the world. As a patient, it's our job to make sure the doctors are good at what they do and that they have a good track record. And it's also our job to say no to something that sounds too good to be true, and that sounds or feels iffy.

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Registered: 10-30-2003
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 10:54pm

I don't have a passport so that kind of limits my options.

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Thu, 10-28-2010 - 12:01pm
Tell me your icon is a double ice cream sandwich, please. Pretty please. Nice to see you posting. jan
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Thu, 10-28-2010 - 12:03pm

And it's nice to be here. Of COURSE it's a double ice cream sandwich.

I just hope I don't dislocate my jaw trying to eat it.

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