Heart Surgery Abroad – coming to the big screen?


Too bad, the independent filmmaker from Tennessee elected to travel to India rather than closer to home (like Latin America.)  Still – it places a lot of what we talk about into context – the affordability (or lack of) life-saving treatments in the United States versus numerous countries abroad..

Interestingly enough – despite making the choice to travel thousands of miles for a huge operation – it doesn’t sound like he throughly researched his surgeons, facilities  etc.  That is certainly troubling as medical tourism has not yet reached the Kayak, or Expedia level for interested travellers.  While I am very happy, relieved, pleased that everything worked out well – this could have easily been a cautionary tale (and loss for medical tourism) as a well-publicized win.

But, I will continue to hope that stories like his will help promote safe medical tourism, through the establishment of standards and regulations for medical tourism promoters.

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One thought on “Heart Surgery Abroad – coming to the big screen?

  1. Open heart surgery is one of the more serious types of surgery you can undergo. And yet, with today’s surgical technology and well-trained doctors, survival rates are amazingly high. Most open heart surgery patients enjoy a full recovery and, as a result of the surgery, longer lives.

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