I had a bad experience with surgery in Argentina. The doctor was great with me but his work wasn't. I am trying to get revision done here in NY and have gone for 2 consultations with the best doctors here in NY and have had the worst experience. They're consultation fees $250 were ridiculous and they did not provide me with any useful information. I could have done better looking up information over the internet. One doctor in Brazil I am considering is so helpful and informative.
Are Doctors Overseas That Bad to Work With?
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Problems with medical tourism
Was your surgeon in Brazil as helpful and cooperative as your surgeon in Argentina? Being helpful does not guarantee a skilled surgeon. I would highly advise you to stay here and find a surgeon who's results you can verify from other patients you know or physicians you trust.
There are plenty of good doctors in other countries. The problem arise when you leave that country and come home and potentially have a complication. Ideally you want the doctor who originally treated you, and knows what exactly was done to follow through with the care.
Working with Plastic Surgeons Abroad
Unfortunately for consumers/patients there are good and bad doctors mixed in in all countries and cities of the world. it is the individual doctor that you must look for. Every patient is not meant for every doctor and vice versa. It is like a marriage. The best suggestion is to ask your own physician first. Usually good doctors refer to other good doctors and ob-gyn's see all the work of every plastic surgeon. Not all "best" doctors that are known to the public are the most patient-friendly. But there are great doctors out there.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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