surgery abroad

What is Medical Tourism?

When people speak of medical tourism they are usually discussing the practice of going outside of the country where they live and paying for a surgical procedure to be performed. With this book my intention is simple: to stimulate reflection and conversations about why you want the surgery abroad and what the effect on you, the healthcare system abroad, and at home may be in relation to your engagement in this venture.
Over 800,000 Canadians travel outside the country on a yearly basis to obtain medical/dental services not pre-approved by their provincial health plan.