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Is Medical Tourism Safe?
What Procedures Are Available?
What Does It Cost?
Why Does It Cost So Much Less?
What About Quality?
Which Hospitals Are In Your Network?
Can I Examine The Doctors Credentials?
Do The Doctors Speak English?
Where Do I Stay?
Does Global Medical Retreats Give Medical Advice?
Is This A One Size Fits All Process?
What Happens If I Need Follow-up?
What Does Global Medical Retreats Charge?
If I Deal Directly With The Hospital Will It Cost Less?
Why Should I Choose Global Medical Retreats?
How Do I Get Started?
What If Something Goes Wrong?

Is Medical Tourism Safe?

This is the first question people ask when the subject of medical tourism comes up. Global Medical Retreats has made every effort to find the best health care providers possible. We start by looking for hospitals with JCI  accreditation. We personally inspect the hospital, and interview the administration, physicians and staff. We also make inquiries with patients. One of the hospitals in our network reports a heart surgery success rate of 99.6%. The hospitals in our network are state of the art facilities, and are among the most respected in the world.

What Procedures Are Available?

Virtually every medical procedure available in North America is available in our network. In fact some procedures not available in the U.S., are available from our network hospitals.

Everything from plastic surgery, including: liposuction, face lift, tummy tuck and reconstructive surgery, to orthopedic surgery including: knee replacement, hip replacement, and hip resurfacing are are available through our network of super specialty hospitals.

Remember if you do not see what you are looking for, contact us. We will help you find an experienced, affordable provider.

What Does It Cost?

See our cost comparison chart for some typical cost comparisons. You can expect savings of up to 90% on some procedures. With travel and accommodations, you can still save up to 80%. Contact us for specific cost estimates.

Why Does It Cost So Much Less?

There are many reasons why health care costs less abroad. First the cost of living in many developing countries is much lower. Approximately 40% of the cost of medical care in the U.S. is attributable to administration and paperwork costs. This is not the case in developing countries. A favorable exchange rate can mean further cost savings. Doctors and hospitals in the developing world don’t carry the burden of huge medical malpractice insurance premiums. Also, health insurance is not readily available in many locations leading to policy of cash payment for health care services.

What About Quality?

The hospitals in our network are state of the art facilities with the most up to date equipment. Many of the doctors are board certified in the U.S. and the U.K. Anyone who has been treated in a hospital in the U.S. knows you see the nurses more than the doctors. The ratio of nurses to doctors is higher in our network hospitals than in the U.S. The level of care is excellent. You will also have a case manager available 24/7 should you need assistance.

Which Hospitals Are In Your Network?

Our hospital are located in Asia and Central America. All our hospitals in our network are JCI accredited. They offer a full range of services including general medical, dental, cosmetic surgery, othalmology, oncology, ent, cardiology, pediatrics, spinal surgery, gynaecology, bariatric surgery, urology, gastroenterology, transplants.

Can I Examine The Doctors Credentials?

Yes. We will provide you with the complete details of your chosen physician; this will include education, experience and certifications. We can also arrange for a teleconference with your chosen physician.

Do The Doctors Speak English?

All our providers are fluent in English. You will have no trouble communicating with your doctor or the administration. If for any reason you require a translator one will be provided.

Where Do I Stay?

Global Medical Retreats has researched a large range of accommodations. We will tailor your stay to fit your budget and needs. The quoted prices from our providers include accomodation and meals, at the the hospital, for a traveling companionin. Some of our providers have guesthouses near the hospital for patients and their companion.

Does Global Medical Retreats Give Medical Advice?

No. We are not physicians. You should address all your medical questions to your primary care physician, or the doctor you choose from our network hospital. We will arrange for communication with the doctor you can choose, either email and phone.

Is This A One Size Fits All Process?

No. Even though our process has been designed to facilitate a large number of people seeking help, you are treated as an individual, and we strive to meet any special needs you might have. You will have a case manager assigned to you, who will be in contact with you from your first inquiry to your return home.

What Happens If I Need Follow-up?

You will be released from the hospital when your physician determines it is safe for you to do so. Often your stay will be three times longer than it would be in the U.S. to insure that you are able to manage on your own.

You will want to arrange for follow up care with a local physician prior to leaving the U.S.

If it is necessary for you to return to the hospital we can help you with those arrangements. Some countries offer a special medical visa, which allows re-entry three times within a year.

What Does Global Medical Retreats Charge?

Nothing. We are reimbursed directly by the providers in our network for the facilitation services we provide to the patients that we bring to them. You only pay for out of pocket expenses like passport/visa processing, digitizing medical records, postage/FedEx, etc.

If I Deal Directly With The Hospital Will It Cost Less?

No. The provider charges the same whether you go through us, or schedule treatment on your own. Why not make use of our free services, and experience? We can eliminate the research time, and educated guesswork that is required to make an informed medical travel decision.

Why Should I Choose Global Medical Retreats?

We are experienced in international travel. We have visited the facilities in our network. We have interviewed the administration, doctors, staff and patients. We have personally taken advantage of the high quality medical, and dental care that is available from our network partners. We have developed a proven step by step process to guide you smoothly along your medical journey.

How Do I Get Started?

You already have by visiting our site. You can now take the next step, and fill out our registration form. One of our case managers will get in touch with you to discuss your needs and help plan your travels. It is very simple. Just leave the details to us.

What If Something Goes Wrong?

The hospitals in our network have invested millions of dollars to provide world-class health care to international patients. They take every precaution possible to ensure your safety and satisfaction. They cannot afford the negative publicity associated with dissatisfied international patients. If however, you feel it necessary you can avail yourself local court system.

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