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Medical tourism guide: Step 9

Follow the aftercare

Aftercare is key to the success of surgery so it’s important to fully understand what’s involved before you set off. Don’t be tempted to skimp on the number of recuperation days recommended by your medical professional. Most clinics arrange discount accommodation for you and a bonus of recuperating overseas is that it removes you from your home environment where you are more likely to attempt to carry on with every day tasks.  If you have a long recuperation period, it’s worth considering treatment in a holiday destination such as Thailand or Malaysia where you can spend time in a relaxing resort environment.

Aftercare is key to the success of surgery so it’s important to fully understand what’s involved before you set off. Don’t be tempted to skimp on the number of recuperation days recommended by your medical professional. Most clinics arrange discount accommodation for you and a bonus of recuperating overseas is that it removes you from your home environment where you are more likely to attempt to carry on with every day tasks.  If you have a long recuperation period, it’s worth considering treatment in a holiday destination such as Thailand or Malaysia where you can spend time in a relaxing resort environment. Make sure you know the answer to the following questions before you set off for treatment:

 

  1. How many days do I need to recuperate before it’s safe to fly home?

  2. Will I need to recuperate further when I get home or can I return to work?

  3. Will I be visited by a nurse in my hotel?

  4. If I need to visit the clinic for check-ups, will transport be provided?

  5. Will I be seen by the surgeon who carried out my treatment before I leave?

  6. Will any aftercare be needed in my home country and if so, where will it be carried out?

 

10 Steps to Successful Treatment Overseas