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Is Medical Tourism Worth Your Risk to Save $$?

March 6th, 2018

Dr. Bashioum on KARE11 TV

Is Medical Tourism Worth Your Risk to Save $$?

Saving money on surgery may sound like a great deal, but there can be hidden costs. Traveling to a foreign country for cosmetic surgery may come with extra costs due to complications abroad or more frequently, having to be have sorted out back at home. Is it worth it?

Complications from botched procedures abroad actually cost the U.S. healthcare system an estimated $1.3 billion a year, according to one recent study. Upward of 15 million Americans are seeking medical care overseas every year, and it’s a growing concern. Dr. Ralph Bashioum discusses some of the problems and possible dangers associated with having surgery abroad in this interview with Pat Evans at KARE TV in Minneapolis.

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New 5-STAR REVIEW *****

February 12th, 2018

Angel Starr writes, “Dr. Bashioum takes great care of his patients before, during and after each procedure. He always educates the patient and discusses the risks involved. My personal experience with him has been fantastic. He treats every patient as if they are his own family member. His entire staff makes you feel so at ease.”

Dr. Bashioum’s reply:  Thank you, Angel! I believe in giving my patients full informed consent, an important cornerstone in building trust throughout my practice and based on our Cosmetic Surgery Bill of Rights that I developed. It’s very gratifying to hear that we met patients expectations and appreciate your sharing your thoughts about your experience on FB. I am happy to share your comments with my staff and brighten their day, just as you have done. We will be posting our Cosmetic Surgery version of the Bill of Rights in its entirety next month.


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