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About Medical Tourism
The term “medical tourism” refers to patients travelling to an international location for surgery, rather than have the procedure performed in the United States. It can sometimes save on costs, but there are many other important considerations – including potential risks – before deciding to leave the country for medical care. If you are thinking about having surgery outside the United States, please read the resources on these pages carefully and discuss your decision with all of your medical providers.
Q&A: Medical Tourism
Medical Tourism: Questions to Ask Before Making a Decision
Checklist of Medical Tourism Questions to Discuss with Your Physician
Checklist of Emergency Contact Information and Current Medications to Carry with You
What is Anesthesiology
Total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.
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Smoking and Surgery
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In Case of Emergency
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Ask your anesthesiologist questions about what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.
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to patient inquiries regarding specific medical conditions or anesthesia administration.
Please direct any questions related to anesthetics, procedures or treatment outcomes
to the patient’s anesthesiologist or general physician.