15 Feb 3 Things to Look for When Choosing the Right Medical Tourism Agency
A few weeks ago we talked about the main 3 reasons why you should choose a medical tourism agency when coming to South Korea for any cosmetic procedure. If you haven’t already, you can go ahead and read that article here. In that last post, we talked about the importance of choosing a medical tourism agency to aid medical tourists when coming to a foreign country. Just helping people find the right doctor shouldn’t be where the services end.
Other needs and criteria must be met when working with a medical tourism agency. Each agency offers something different. And although reviews and blog posts are very helpful resources when trying to find the right agency, there are other essential factors that potential tourists should be looking for.
In this article, we’ll be discussing 3 things to look for when choosing the right medical agency. After deciding to go through with using a medical tourism agency, then comes the task of finding the right one. This step is mostly done while still in your home country, so resources are limited to what is found online. Although the internet is a great tool to use when searching for more information, what exactly to look for is what we’ll be focusing on in this article.
1. What do they offer?
Of course, the main objective of any medical service agency is to help potential clients find a doctor. But the services shouldn’t end there. When coming to a country such as South Korea for cosmetic surgery, chances are it is your first time here. And even though finding a qualified plastic surgeon is important, there should be the accessibility to have more options to make the time here stress free.
For a larger number of medical travelers, this might be their first trip to South Korea. And as exciting as that can be, the last thing any traveler needs is stress. When looking at medical tourism agency in Korea, checking to see if they offer any form of aid when it comes to where you’ll be staying is important. Especially when considering the kind of treatment you’ll be receiving during your stay. Traveling a long distance from the hotel to the clinic will be a big inconvenience.
The medical tourism agency should offer a variety of places to stay for future travelers. The variety of options should be adjustable to each client. Whether it’s the desire for a high-end luxury hotel in the center of the city, or a hotel suitable for you and a companion. The agency should provide this as an option.
Another crucial factor to look for is the type of procedures the medical tourism agency can assist you with. A misconception people have with using a medical tourism agency is that they can only help with invasive cosmetic surgery travel. But it’s very common to receive non-invasive procedures such as skin treatments or even oriental medicine. Some agencies will provide on their website what type of procedures they can help you receive. It’s also important to contact the agency and ask them directly to ensure that they provide the services you require.
2. How would the trip be curated for me?
Every potential medical tourist is their person. With that being said, we can’t assume someone else’s experience would be the same. Even if you’re getting the same procedure as a famous beauty blogger, remember that every person is different, and having the option to make this trip more catered to you as an individual is a key factor to look for.
Any well experienced medical tourism agency should have pre-made packages available for potential clients to choose from. Again, the trip to South Korea shouldn’t solely focus on plastic surgery, but also making this an enjoyable experience. Do you want to have a tour around the city while wearing traditional Korean clothing? Or have a lush spa day to help you recover from your procedure?
This trip should also be viewed as a surgery vacation. Checking to see if the medical agency provides these types of packages are crucial for medical tourists. The focus of an agency shouldn’t solely be on providing the best hospital and doctors but also a memorable experience.
I’ve already mentioned previously how not every medical traveler is the same. Some may want a lush experience while some might want to pack their trip with excursions and activities. And that is completely OK! Having the option to switch things around should be available to the client. Having to stick with just one route or plan should never be an option.
Finding the best agency in Seoul should be just one of the many jobs a medical agency should ensure. But also making sure the client is having as much fun during this trip is beneficial for an overall experience. With that being said, don’t hesitate to ask about changing certain packages to suit your taste!
3. Do they have a lot of experience?
The last thing to keep an eye out for is the experience of the medical tourism agency. New doesn’t always necessarily mean better. And although up and coming agencies may have just as much credibility and try to offer you the best cosmetic surgery price, that might not always be the best option.
Finding the best specialist
When an agency has been in business for a long time, they build relationships and establish a relationship with highly skilled specialists. Any medical agency must pair you with a board-certified plastic surgeon that has years of experience.
In today’s day, having an active social mediaia presence is beneficial to any company or business. Checking to see if the medical tourism agency has an active presence on any social media platform is crucial. This informs the audience that they are listening and keeping track of what potential medical tourists what. Staying up-to-date by posting, commenting, and answering questions will tell you how invested that agency is.
Now that you are aware of what to look out for, you are ready to do all the online research! Don’s hesitate to ask any questions or inquire about the price range or the number of procedures performed by a specific doctor. Is beneficial to any potential medical traveler to be aware of these things and be on the lookout for them.
These 3 things to look for when choosing the right medical agency will help make the process simpler and an experience to look more forward to. As mentioned before medical tourism agencies such as ours should have online platforms accessible to anyone. Have some questions? Visit our Seoul Cosmetic Surgery quick consultation page! Want to see what we’re up to on Instagram? Feel free to follow us and stay updated with our posts!