FAQ

Why choose Health Tourism as a treatment plan?

The number of people traveling overseas for plastic surgery, dental or other surgery procedures is increasing at a higher rate each year. The reason for this is the increasing costs of surgery at various countries, long waiting lists; also, mind-blowing hospital expenses, lack of available specialists in various fields qualified medical facilities in several countries, the absence of insurance coverage in particular surgeries, are the most popular reasons for increasing rate reference to Health Tourism Services.

 

 

What is your Privacy Policy?

Your initial contact with us will most likely be through a telephone call or our online Enquiry Form on this site. For privacy reasons, this form does not update any online data base with the information you submit. It is merely a form mailer. Once you have made contact with us, all correspondence will be directly between you and patient’s admission section. Your personal information is only provided to the hospital and your local physician on a “need to know” basis. To ensure that you are well looked after during your recuperation period, the company will inform your hotels that you have undergone a “surgical procedure”. No further details will be divulged unless necessary and with your permission.

 

What are some sample costs that I can expect for surgery?

Generally you will find that most procedures are between 20%-50% of the equivalent costs at home or European countries. We can be more specific once we receive your Enquiry Form.

Can I have more than one surgery at the same time?

Many patients who have more than one surgery will also combine it with dentistry, optometry or checkup because of the great price packages and the follow-up care and support offered while on holiday.

Can I speak directly with the surgeon before I book my surgery?

Yes, once we have received your Enquiry Form, it will be transformed into a treatment plan by Medical Tourism section and subsequently a timeline will be scheduled and initiated. A personal consultation can be arranged directly with the surgeon of your choice, by telephone, Skype, or e-mail as well as any other social media you may choose.

Do I need a referral from my present Doctor at home?

No you do not. However, we always recommend that your local Doctor be involved in your decision to have your procedure performed abroad. It will be important for your local Doctor to continue to monitor your recovery when you return home.

How do I find out the cost estimates of the particular surgery I may want?

You simply complete our Enquiry Form, forward it to us through the website and once we receive it, we will reply you within 48 hours through Patient’s Admission section and will inform you about your treatment process with the details of prices and costs

What are the benefits that I will receive by referring to Alamgasht Travel Agency rather than personal measures?

However the main reasons you should deal with the company is service. You will have immediate access to the best and most experienced surgeons, dentists and specialists. Our representatives in your country will provide direct contact and support what you may need to monitor your recovery. Our knowledge about different countries will assist in advising you what to expect. Also, the prices we have negotiated with the hospitals, clinics and hotels means that clients often receive better prices than direct contact. Keep in mind whenever undergoing any type of surgery we will be by your side.

How is payment handled for the trip and the surgery?

We will be pleased to provide you with specific and final payment information once you have decided on the treatment package and choice of travel date.

Why are prices so much cheaper than at home or Europe?

The cost advantage evolves from the lower cost of living and wages paid in these countries as compared to other countries. In addition, the great exchange rates you receive on your local currency means Living expenses are naturally less expensive than at your home or Europe. The services are excellent even with lower wages, as the hospitals are able to employ more staff which means you are guaranteed attention immediately. Also, there are no waiting lists for private hospitals as they are relatively expensive for local residents, giving you guaranteed surgery time when you want it.

Can I claim this treatment on my government medical insurance?

Generally, you may not be able to do so if it is an elective surgery; however, in special conditions it may be available but you would have to check directly with your local government medical plan.

I am traveling by myself what happens in case something goes wrong?

Please be assured that you never feel alone under the service you will receive. You will be assigned a interpreter who will meet you on arrival in our country. This person will be your “friend away from home” and is at your disposal during your stay. That person will accompany you to all medical appointments and will be with you pre- and post- operatively in the hospital. You will also receive a loan cellular telephone for your personal use to ensure that you can contact your interpreter or to call home at any time.

I have been advised not to go overseas because of high risks associated with bad surgery and complications may arise?

Any stories you have heard says more about the importance of thoroughly planning your surgery abroad first. Research is the first step. Choose a country and a hospital facility where you are assured of only the highest quality treatment and after care. Find a Health/Medical Tour partner, such as Alamgasht Health Tourism Section, who has visited and thoroughly reviewed the surgeons and facilities.

What will happen if there is a complication with my surgery?

Although all types of surgery do carry risks, the risk of complication is no higher than you would be advised by a surgeon at home. To ensure the highest quality of care we undertake the following precautions:

  • A selection of the most experienced surgeons, specialists, hospitals and clinics
  • Selecting the right patients – the surgeon will assess each patient’s medical history, mental status and current medications before travel and they will reject people that they feel may be at increased risk to complications. There are also strict protocols and standards for surgeries.
  • Having an excellent level of follow-up care, including careful monitoring over the immediate days after surgery.

However, you must be aware that surgical results differ from person to person, depending on many factors such as age, medical history and health etc. You may experience results different from what you expected. You should discuss and agree on your expectations with your treatment service team (facilitator) before surgery. If you have any concerns while you are on post-operation, after surgery, the surgeon and the company’s treatment representative will be on hand to discuss and treat any side effects or complications.

What if I have complications after I return home?

This is why we always recommend that your local Doctor be involved in your decision to have your procedure performed abroad. Typically a “complication” may not mean the aesthetic quality of the surgery but the way in which it responds to the surgery. We will arrange for a telephone consultation with your surgeon who may request that you go to a follow up consultation with a specialist at home. After this consultation it may be agreed that the client receive corrective surgery. We will provide up to one weeks hotel accommodation and the hospital will cover all the costs of the corrective surgery, if required.

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