The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) wants to lure what it describes as “high-spending overseas tourists” seeking medical services to Australia.
Are they going to cover the costs of travel and additional surgery for follow-up and problems? Good follow-up particularly after large scale surgery can avoid problems. These are amongst the items that people don’t tend to consider.
There is also the tendency for patients who price shop to assume that surgery is the same when you go from surgeon to surgeon. It isn’t. As usual it is “buyer beware.” Just be careful.
John Di Saia MD