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How to Avoid Surgeon Communication Mistakes

Summary

(1) If You Do Not Understand your Surgeon's Responses, Ask Questions Until You Do

(2) Take Notes, So You Can Review All Information Later

(3) Ask Your Surgeon To Write Down His/Her Instructions, If Necessary

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Fundamental #1: If You Do Not Understand your Surgeon's Responses, Ask Questions until You Do *

Gosculptura Argentina emphasizes personal communication between patients and surgeons. Expect our Surgeons to:

(1) Carefully review your medical records to ensure that you are a qualified candidate
(2) Understand what you, as a person, clearly want to achieve...and give you frank, direct feedback
(3) Present you with their full credentials and allow you to speak to former patients

Keep in mind that it is highly advised to submit digital pictures of yourself for a very accurate diagnostic.


Fundamental #2: Take Notes, So You Can Review All Information Later *


Fundamental #3: Ask Your Surgeon To Write Down His/Her Instructions, If Necessary *

Remember that good medical tourism operators carefully screen and select the best doctors for procedures.

Critical Questions to Ask Your Surgeon for the Success of Your Medical procedure

Summary

(1) Which Operation (Procedure) is recommended?

(2) What is the surgeon's experience with this procedure?

(3) What is the reason that this procedure is necessary at this time?

(4) What are the options if this procedure is not done?

(5) What is the anticipated outcome of the procedure?

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Question #1: Which Operation (Procedure) is recommended? *

Ask your surgeon for a simplified explanation of the type of operation, techniques used and reasons it should be performed. (Pictures and drawings can tell patients and family a great deal).

Why was this specific procedure chosen over possible alternatives?


Question #2: What is the surgeon's experience with this procedure? *

Ask the surgeon about his or her experience with this procedure, its outcome, and the hospital or setting in which the operation will be performed.


Question #3: What Is The Reason That This Procedure is Necessary at This time? *

Is the procedure being done to relieve pain, diagnose a condition, correct deformity, for cosmetic reasons, or what exact purposes?

Must the treatment be performed immediately?

Question #4: What Are the Options if This Procedure Is Not Done? *

What are the non-surgical or medical treatments available to help the condition?

What will/might happen if the operation is not done?

If the operation is not done at this time, can it be done later?

What are the consequences if the procedure is postponed or delayed?


Question #5: What is The Anticipated Outcome of The Procedure?

What exactly are the expected or possible benefits of doing the procedure?

How likely is it that these benefits will result from the procedure?

Remember that good medical tourism operators carefully screen and select the best doctors for procedures.

Critical Questions to Ask Your Surgeon for the Success of Your Medical procedure

Summary

(1) Which Operation (Procedure) is recommended?

(2) What is the surgeon's experience with this procedure?

(3) What is the reason that this procedure is necessary at this time?

(4) What are the options if this procedure is not done?

(5) What is the anticipated outcome of the procedure?

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Question #1: Which Operation (Procedure) is recommended? *

Ask your surgeon for a simplified explanation of the type of operation, techniques used and reasons it should be performed. (Pictures and drawings can tell patients and family a great deal).

Why was this specific procedure chosen over possible alternatives?


Question #2: What is the surgeon's experience with this procedure? *

Ask the surgeon about his or her experience with this procedure, its outcome, and the hospital or setting in which the operation will be performed.


Question #3: What Is The Reason That This Procedure is Necessary at This time? *

Is the procedure being done to relieve pain, diagnose a condition, correct deformity, for cosmetic reasons, or what exact purposes?

Must the treatment be performed immediately?

Question #4: What Are the Options if This Procedure Is Not Done? *

What are the non-surgical or medical treatments available to help the condition?

What will/might happen if the operation is not done?

If the operation is not done at this time, can it be done later?

What are the consequences if the procedure is postponed or delayed?


Question #5: What is The Anticipated Outcome of The Procedure?

What exactly are the expected or possible benefits of doing the procedure?

How likely is it that these benefits will result from the procedure?

Remember that good medical tourism operators carefully screen and select the best doctors for procedures.

Crucial Questions to Ask in the pre-operative Phase

summary

(1) What are the Benefits of the Surgery and how long will they last?

(2) What are the Risks and Possible Complications of Having the Operation?

(3) Should I Obtain a Second Opinion?

(4) What type of Anesthesia will be administered?

(5) What can I Expect during Recovery?

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Question #1: What are the Benefits of the Surgery and how long will they last? *

It is important that your surgeon outline the specific benefits of having surgery for you.

You should also ask how long the benefits typically last. Some benefits only last a short time, and could possibly require a second operation, while others may last a lifetime.

Also, ask your surgeon about published information regarding the outcomes of the recommended procedure. This will allow you to make an informed decision and have realistic expectations about the surgery.


Question #2: What are the Risks and Possible Complications of Having the Operation? *

Surgery always carries some risks, so it is important to weigh the benefits against the risks before surgery.

Ask your surgeon to outline the possible complications, such as infection and bleeding, and possible side effects that could follow the procedure.

You should also discuss pain and ways to manage any pain that may follow the procedure.

Gosculptura only works with board certified surgeons with a minimum of 10 years of proven surgery time and no case of medical malpractice. Many trained in the USA and belong to all USA and international associations.

Question #3: Should I Obtain a Second Opinion? *

Many health plans now require patients to obtain a second opinion before undergoing elective surgery.

Your surgeon should be able to supply you with the names of qualified individuals who also perform the procedure.


Question #4: What type of Anesthesia will be administered? *

Your surgeon should tell you whether a local, regional, or general anesthesia will be administered and why this type of anesthesia is recommended for your procedure.

You should also ask who will be administering the anesthesia (such as an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist; both of whom are highly qualified to administer anesthesia) and ask to meet with that person before your operation.


Question #5: What can I Expect during Recovery? *

Ask your surgeon what to expect in the first few days following surgery, as well as in the weeks and months that follow.

You need to know how long you will be hospitalized, what limitations will be placed on you, and if there are special supplies or equipment you will need upon discharge.

Knowing ahead of time what to expect will help you to cope and recover more quickly following the surgery.

Remember that good medical tourism operators carefully screen and select the best doctors for procedures.

Key Mistakes to avoid when having your surgery abroad

Summary

(1) Think Twice About Tropical Regions

(2) Select the Right Provider...and For the Right Reasons

(3) The More Questions to Your Surgeon, the Better

(4) Do Not Travel Too Soon After Your Surgery

(5) Enquire About the Follow up Care and Ask what Guarantees (if any) Your Medical Provider Offers

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Fundamental #1: Think Twice About Tropical Regions *

Exposure to foreign tropical type diseases without having built up a natural immunity can be a hazardous for weakened individuals, specifically for gastrointestinal diseases (examples: Hepatitis A, amoebic dysentery, bacteria).


Fundamental #2: Select the Right Provider...and For the Right Reasons *

Medical tourism is a serious decision to make. It is a surgery before being a vacation package.

You must realize that choosing a medical provider on the basis of cost alone (i.e. "the best offer") WILL expose you to serious risks, as that provider likely cut corners somewhere (inexperienced surgeons, low-level clinics, little assistance...).

Good medical tourism operators carefully screen and select the best doctors for procedures.

It is better do pay a little more and get a lot more; than pay a little less and get a lot less...
Your face and body are not on sale.


Fundamental #3: The More Questions to Your Surgeon, the Better *

A medical procedure is a highly personal decision. You should always:

(1) Have your complete medical records thoroughly reviewed by your surgeon to ensure that you are a qualified candidate

(2) Clearly communicate your objectives to your surgeon and have his detailed feedback

(3) Evaluate the credentials of your surgeon and ask to speak to former patients

It is highly advised to submit digital pictures of yourself for a very accurate diagnostic.


Fundamental #4: Do Not Travel Too Soon After Your Surgery *

American & European Medical Associations correctly advise that you should wait at least 6 to 7 days post Body procedures and 7 to 10 days post Facial procedures, before flying back to your country.

Traveling soon after your surgery can increase the risk of complications. And do not consider vacation activities post surgery.

If you do, scars will be darker and more noticeable if they sunburn while healing.

 

Fundamental #5: Enquire About the Follow up Care and Ask what Guarantees (if any) Your Medical Provider Offers *

You MUST request rigorous on site follow up care, post surgery. Your experience manager should guide you through all post operative check ups, to ensure that your recovery is tightly controlled.

You must also ensure that your medical provider offers you a GUARANTEE in case of unsatisfactory results.

This guarantee should cover all medical costs associated with a re-intervention as well as all on-site expenses.

What happens when you have a medical procedure Abroad?

Summary

(1) You Have Complete Privacy Abroad

(2) You Save up to 50-70% from USA / Euro / UK Prices Abroad

(3) Benefit from Superior Expertise Abroad

(4) You Must Take Some Precautions Abroad

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Fundamental #1: You Have Complete Privacy Abroad *

Having your surgery abroad enables you to have Complete Privacy at the time you need it most.

In the first 4 to 5 days, who needs to be disturbed when the body is still recovering?
And besides: do your friends and colleagues REALLY have to know that you had a surgery?

Wouldn't you rather simply come back when you are fully recovered and rested (after the complete approval of your surgeon)...and simply talk about what a nice "Vacation" trip abroad you had...?


Fundamental #2: You Save up to 50-70% from USA / Euro / UK Prices Abroad *

In North America (and Europe, to a lesser extent), lawyers have a great impact on surgery prices: because of multi-million $ lawsuits, medical malpractice insurance is extremely steep for practicing professionals...immediately reflected in the prices you, the patient, pay.

So less "paperwork" and a difference in the general cost of living drive this 50-70% price differential. Not quality. Abroad, you can expect to find affordable plastic surgery, affordable gastric bypass, affordable lap band, affordable dental implants, affordable fertility treatments.

Fundamental #3: Benefit from Superior Expertise Abroad *

Gosculptura Argentina Medical professionals are highly experienced professionals in all medical procedures .

Expect them to:

(1) Carefully review your medical records to ensure that you are a qualified candidate

(2) Understand what you, as a patient, clearly want to achieve...and give you frank, direct feedback

(3) Present you with their full credentials and allow you to speak to former patients

Good medical tourism operators carefully screen and select the best doctors for procedures.

Fundamental #4: You Must Take Some Precautions Abroad *

A medical procedure abroad has some drawbacks that you must clearly acknowledge:

(1) It is less practical to have a retouch in case on unsatisfactory results.

To address this, Gosculptura Argentina puts all patients on a tight, on site, post-operative check up process to ensure that all patients are 100% OK before flying back.

In addition, Gosculptura Argentina offers patients a COMPLETE GUARANTEE and covers all medical costs and on site expenses (Hotel, meals, private assistant...) until patients are completely satisfied with their results.

(2) You are away from Home - away from friends and family.

To address this, Gosculptura Argentina offers you a dedicated Experience Manager, speaking your language, so as to make sure that you feel "Home away from Home" at all times. He or She will meet you on a regular basis to ensure that you feel comfortable at all times.

We also offer Wi-Fi connectivity and entertainment systems so you are connected at all times.

Read more about your on site Experience Manager here: http://www.gosculptura.com/assistant.php

Read more about Our Destination in ARGENTINA: http://www.gosculptura.com/argTourism.php

Abroad, you can expect to find affordable plastic surgeryaffordable gastric bypassaffordable dental implantsaffordable fertility treatments

Of Argentine Women

Argentina imports more silicone implants per capita than any other country in the world - but does the perfection of plastic surgery in Argentina make its women happy? 

To be the best at something you have to be obsessed. The French eat better than anybody else because they are obsessed with food. The Americans are the richest people in the world because they are obsessed with money. The English are the most drunken because they are obsessed with booze. Argentine women are the most beautiful because they are obsessed with their looks and use plastic surgery in Argentina to reach their objectives.

La Nacion, the country's most venerable newspaper, published a few years back a list of truths held to be self-evident by the majority of Argentines. One was that an Argentine was not only capable of solving any problem, but of doing so 'with great ingenuity'. Another was that Argentina had the best beef in the world. And a third axiom was that Argentine women were the best-looking on the planet, thanks in part to the expertise of plastic surgery in Argentina.

Ask anyone in Buenos Aires why this should be the case and you will always receive the same self-satisfied answer. 'It's in the genes,' they'll say. 'The mix of nationalities in this country blended together wonderfully when it came to defining the female form.' There has to be something in this. Buenos Aires is the New York of the south. Immigrants poured in at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th from all over Europe and parts of the Middle East. Italy and Spain provide Argentina's DNA base, but an Argentine born today is just as likely to have smatterings of Jewish, French, Turkish, Polish, English, Russian and Lebanese blood as well.

The difference with New York, perhaps, is that Argentine women work harder on their looks, using plastic surgery in Argentina as a complement to reach their objectives.

Argentine women did not reduce the investments in their looks following the economic issues: within six months of the crash in 2001, a period when spending in supermarkets went down by 40 per cent, plastic surgeons in Argentina - as well as fitness clubs and beauty salons - were all reporting that business was booming again.
And interestingly, this obsession on looks is contagious.

Says a plastic surgeon in Argentina: “I got three women patients who are company presidents,' she says. 'One of them is foreign. When she arrived she looked rather severe. Today, three years on, she is a lot more feminine and sensual. Another example: at the tango club I go to we have a number of French women who come over year after year. And year after year I see their look softening, their hair getting longer...' Coquetry is the essence of it all, she says.

Coquetry with a clear target. 'Men are the audience . Argentine women cannot conceive of life without men.'

Argentine women understand this very well, which is one reason why they are so recklessly unrepressed about going to have plastic surgery in Argentina to have their bodies artificially enhanced. And yet, the question remains, why do they bother, since they are so beautiful in the first place? The answer is that, like their country, they are confused about their identity: are they European, Latin American, or what? And their response to this confusion is to look ravishing. To them, plastic surgery in Argentina is a matter of patriotic duty.

Considerations for Safety in your Medical Trip

Summary

(1) Only work with highly experienced, senior surgeons

(2) Make sure you will have a comfortable stay

(3) Your On Site Care & Assistance is critical

(4) Protect yourself with solid guarantees and follow Up Care

(5) Do not put yourself at risk by going for the least expensive

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Fundamental #1: Only work with highly experienced, senior surgeons *

A Medical tourism experience is a serious decision to make. It is a surgery - before being a vacation package. You must require SENIOR board certified professionals with decades of experience.

Good medical tourism operators carefully screen and select the best doctors for procedures.

Senior surgeons have seen hundreds of cases similar to yours and know what the optimal course of action is to meet/exceed your expectations. Nothing beats experience.


Fundamental #2: Make sure you will have a comfortable stay *

You must require a clinic with international personnel speaking your language so you feel at ease. All facilities must be modern and audited on a regular basis.

Your Hotel must be at least a 3 to 4 Star Hotel with good comfort, an international Help desk, good Connectivity (Wi-Fi, Internet...) and Entertainment (in room DVD players...) as you will be spending a lot of time there in your first 5 to 6 days post surgery.


Fundamental #3: Your On Site Care & Assistance is critical *

Understand that it is easy to "feel lost" when you are in a foreign country. This, coupled with the psychological aspect of being about to have a surgery, puts patients in an anxious state in the first 1-2 days on site.

As such, you should always:

(1) Ensure that you will get a lot of "hand-holding" from a dedicated personal assistant, speaking your language
(2) Be able to reach him/her at all times for all medical/non medical requests
(3) Be able to get psychological support and help when you need it most

Adequate all inclusive packages combine first class medical treatments and relaxation packages.

Read more about Experience Managers here: http://www.gosculptura.com/assistant.php


Fundamental #4: Protect yourself with solid guarantees and follow Up Care *

You MUST request rigorous on site follow up care, post surgery. Your experience manager should guide you through all post operative check ups, to ensure that your recovery is tightly controlled.

You must also ensure that your medical provider offers you a GUARANTEE in case of unsatisfactory results.

This guarantee should cover all medical costs associated with a re-intervention as well as all on-site expenses.

Read more about Our Guarantee policy here: http://www.gosculptura.com/guarantees.php


Fundamental #5: Do not put yourself at risk by going for the least expensive *

You must realize that choosing a medical provider on the basis of cost alone (i.e. "the best offer") WILL expose you to serious risks, as that provider likely cut corners somewhere (inexperienced junior surgeons, low-level clinics, little assistance...).

It is better do pay a little more and get a lot more; than pay a little less and get a lot less...
Remember: Your face and body are not on sale.

Read more about our Medical professionals and centers here: http://www.gosculptura.com/argMed.php 
http://www.gosculptura.com/argCenters.php

Abroad, you can expect to find affordable plastic surgery, affordable gastric bypass, affordable lap band, affordable dental implants, affordable fertility treatments.

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