If you’re looking for a procedure, like hair transplant surgery, which isn’t covered by your health insurance it’s difficult to know where to start when searching for a doctor and hospital you can trust. Not only are you putting your health in the hands of others, there’s the added pressure of finding treatment for your budget. High-quality healthcare can be expensive — but with the help of Junomedical it doesn’t have to be. Here are five tips to help you find outstanding medical treatment without breaking the bank.
Traveling to a different country to undergo hair transplant surgery can save you a lot of money. Many of the hospitals within Junomedical’s international network offer FUE hair transplants — the latest hair transplantation technique — at up to 80% less than the average cost in the UK. A hair transplant performed by an experienced, fully-accredited surgeon in the UK costs around 9500 GBP, however, you can receive the same quality of treatment in Turkey for around 1850 GBP. Prices vary from country to country, and at some clinics the price is dependent on the number of hairs being transplanted, whereas others have a fixed rate whether you need 2000 or 5000 grafts. At Junomedical we're dedicated to helping you find best option for you, based on your needs and preferences.
Always make sure you know what’s included in any quote you’re given. You don’t want to be hit with any hidden costs at a later stage. At first glance, the extremely low prices offered by some healthcare providers can seem very attractive, but costs can quickly escalate as extras are added. Look for all- inclusive price quotes and make sure you know exactly what is included and what is not. If in doubt, always ask.
Putting your health in the hands of a doctor in another country may seem like a daunting prospect. For this reason it's important to make sure to check a doctor’s credentials and license so that you're satisfied with their qualifications and experience. Good doctors should always be happy to provide you with this information. If someone is unwilling to share their credentials with you, move on. You should always be able to access a doctor’s CV, reviews, and even before and after pictures, so you can see examples of their work for yourself.
It’s important that the hospital you choose is recognized for providing a high standard of healthcare by an international or national regulatory body. All of the hospitals we partner with around the world have received the highest international or national accreditations. Pick a hospital whose staff are highly experienced in treating international patients and which has high patient-satisfaction ratings.
Not only will you have to understand the conditions under which you will be treated abroad, you’ll also have to make yourself aware of how your aftercare will be coordinated when you return home. A good doctor should be available to answer any of your questions or concerns even after you've returned to your home country. At Junomedical we have a 24/7 assistance hotline, and are here to guide you before, during and after your treatment. If any issues arise we can always put you in contact with the doctor who treated you.