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What are patients concerns about medical tourism to save $?

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Disclosure: I am a Orthopedic surgeon specializing in simultanious bi-lateral total knee replacement based out of Iran.

I would like to know some of the common issues that concern patients when thinking of medical tourism. I am not asking patients to come to Iran, although we welcome you, but other countries that have fine surgeons.

I have taken fellowship programs in the US, and am a member of AAHKS, and surgeons in the US, Canada and Australia seek my advice on cases of rare deformities.

If you could be so kind, please educate me on why patients would rather goto a less qualified surgeon, pay more money, rather than somewhere and get the same, if not better treatment, for a fraction of the cost?

Thank you in advance, your input is invaluable.

Dr. Rashid Ganji
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replied August 11th, 2018
Thanks for asking at ehealthforum!
People are consulting less experienced,
unrelated surgeon solely because of fake propaganda,especially in poorly developed countries.
Strict rules& regulations implementation and educating the public is the only way to settle this issue.

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