Medical Tourism is your decision to leave your country and search about your medical treatment or healthcare service abroad.
Nowadays; when someone decide to seek medical help abroad the main cause is the MONEY however there are another reasons as well like the quality of the medical service, medical services unavailable or non-licensed in the home country, the high cost of health care, long wait times for certain procedures, the ease and affordability of international travel, and improvements in both technology and standards of care in many countries.
It is not easy to travel abroad and seek medical help in a country you do not know and you are not familiar with its culture and people, so, recognizing and knowing all the information about the country you will travel for medical treatment or healthcare service is very mandatory. BUT you will not be able to collect all the information and you are not closed to the medical field there and you are afraid to take a decision to travel foe medical purpose.
That’s why we are here, as we know there are a lot of risks for medical tourism and we are here to help you avoid and to be protected from those risks.
Let us have a little bit some information about those risks:
- Related Infectious Diseases.
- The quality of post-operative care can be vary according to the hospital and country.
- Traveling long distances soon after surgery can increase the risk of complications.
- Long flights and decreased mobility associated with window seats can predispose one towards developing deep vein thrombosis and potentially a pulmonary embolism.
- Other vacation activities can be problematic as well — for example, scars may become darker and more noticeable if they are sunburned while healing.
- Patients traveling to countries with less stringent surgical standards may be at higher risk for complications. If there are complications, the patient may need to stay in the foreign country for longer than planned or if they have returned home, will not have easy access to follow up care.
- Some medical services are not covered by the insurance, so, you have to be sure that your program is highly prepared with the much more less risks and faults.
- Communication may be a problem. Receiving care at a facility where you do not speak the language fluently might increase the chance that misunderstandings will arise about your care.
- Medication may be counterfeit or of poor quality in some countries.
- Antibiotic resistance is a global problem, and resistant bacteria may be more common in some countries.
- Flying after surgery can increase the risk for blood clots.
Now our ROLE is coming to protect you from the Medical Tourism Risks; let’s see how:
- 1st we will help you to be examined by a travel medicine practitioner at least 4–6 weeks before the trip to discuss general information for healthy travel and specific risks related to the procedure and travel before and after the procedure.
- 2nd we will make sure that any current medical conditions you have are well controlled, and that your regular health care provider knows about your plans for travel and medical care overseas.
- 3rd we have checked the qualifications of the health care providers on our medical network who will be doing the procedure and the credentials of the facility where the procedure will be done.
- 4th we will be the contacted party between you and the healthcare facility which means that you both your rights are in place and saved and for sure you will have a written agreement with the health care facility and with our company, defining what treatments, supplies, and care are covered by the costs of the trip and all with the highly professional international standards.
- 5th we are your personal translator if you go to a country where you do not speak the language to easily communicate with your doctor and other people who are caring for you.
- 6th we guarantee to you that you will take with you copies of your medical records that include the lab and other studies done related to the condition for which you are obtaining care and any allergies you may have.
- 7th we will make sure you will have a copies of all your prescriptions and a list of all the medicines you take, including their brand names, generic names, manufacturers, and dosages.
- 8th we will arrange for follow-up care between you and your local health care provider before you leave.
That’s why we Pharaohs Medical Service are always here with you step by step to receive the best medical treatment and healthcare services abroad with no risks and with the best highly professional quality at the most suitable medical facility for your condition.
PMS-EGYPT “The Power of Excellence“