How to Choose a Urology Treatment Abroad

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How to Choose a Urology Treatment Abroad

How to Choose a Urology Treatment Abroad

When looking for an urologist, you have to be sure that what you are choosing is top notch. This is someone who will be responsible for your reproductive organs, as well as for your urinary continence. Finding good urology treatments is important because a simple mistake as a misdiagnosis, or a botched treatment, can have profound effects on your overall health. 

When choosing a urology treatment, you have two options: 

-Find local urology specialist– If you have problems which require a urology specialist, then it is probably for the better to look for one near your location. Urology treatments might require frequent visits, which is why local choice is probably better. 

-Find urology specialist abroad – If, however, there are no good specialists locally, you can choose to have your treatment abroad. This also goes for those treatments which are unavailable or outside your price range (although urology treatments are mostly covered by insurance).

However, whatever it is that you choose, it is imperative that you try and learn as much as possible about a urology specialists that are on your shortlist before making a decision. Researching as much as possible and then comparing is the only way to make an informed decision about who to trust with your urology problems.  

How to make an informed decision?

The more you know about individual urologists, the easier it will be for you to choose which one to go to. Like we said, thorough research is the only way to gather knowledge, and with the Internet at your disposal, it is now possible to know everything without even a single visit.

What to look for when researching urologist?

  • Qualifications and experience – Primary thing to check with any urologist is their credentials and qualifications. A urology specialist has to go through medical school and then specialize in the urology field. Aside from that, a good urology specialist will attend conferences and symposia within the urology field in order to stay up to date. If this is all like that, then you should be able to find that information about the specialist online, as most of them are proud to show that they are moving forward with their field of medicine.
  • Pricing and inclusions – If you decide to travel, then looking for treatment packages is your best option. However, you should always check the prices and compare them, as some packages in some countries are cheaper than in others. Also, sometimes cheaper packages cost less because they do not include everything that the more expensive ones do.  
  • Check the facilities – Working conditions are also important, as they allow the urologist to bring out their best. You can always find pictures and videos of a clinic that the urologist is working at, if the clinic is willing to show them. If they are not, that usually means that there is something wrong, so you should probably stay away.

Questions to ask before booking

Doest the urologist have all the certifications and qualifications to treat people?– Urology is a complicated field and it is interwoven with other fields such as oncology, gynecology (for women) and nephrology. Make sure that, aside from urology specialization, the urologist you choose is familiar with these fields, either through attending conferences or completing additional specializations.

How much will the treatment package cost me? – If you choose to pay for your treatment, then you should know exactly what you are paying for. The cost will vary depending on the country, how complicated the procedure is, and, sometimes, the experience of the specialist. 

How much will other expeses, like travel and stay, cost me? – If you choose to travel abroad for the procedure, then you should definitely know whether the travelling costs are a part of the package or not. The stay in another city might also not be covered. These are all additional expenses that have to be calculated towards the whole cost of the treatment. Also, make sure that there are no hidden costs in the package.

Where will the urologist perform the procedure? – Urologists usually work in local hospitals and clinics and rarely have their own offices. This is why you have to know where the urologist works and what state is the clinic infrastructure in – the better the state of the infrastructure, the better the service that the urologist can provide.

What do their former patients have to say? – Hearing from someone who has had first-hand experience with the urologist you are thinking of choosing is a good way to see whether what information you’ve found is true. You can always look for patient testimonials or their videos, although we would recommend the former.

Choosing an urologist is not something that should be taken lightly. The future of your reproductive health depends on it, as a single mistake (whether when diagnosing or treating) can have profound impact on your reproductive organs. This can be avoided through making informed decisions when choosing who will treat you. We are always here to help if you need any further information about either the medical centers or urologists. 

If you need help choosing a urology treatment or you wish to find out more about what we offer in that field, feel free to contact us!

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by: PlacidWay

2017-09-11 / Updated on: 2021-01-08

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