Traveling a long distance to have a procedure is not a good idea for a variety of reasons. If you're dehydrated, if you've been traveling for a long period before your surgical procedure, that increases the risk of having that surgical procedure. After surgery - although the majority of things we'd be concerned about take place in the first few days after the procedure - there are complications that develop days, weeks or months after the procedure, and you really need someone to be able to look after you that knew what took place in the operating room and also has the credentials to deal with the breadth of problems that can come up.

What You Should Consider When Traveling for a Procedure

Dr. Mathew Mosher discusses what you should consider when traveling for a procedure.