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Medical tourism is the act of going overseas for medical care/procedures, and the term is used explicitly to refer to the industry that has sprung up around this practice.

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Are you seeking procedures at a lower cost than in your home country? Are you seeking cosmetic procedures not covered by insurance there? If so, than making an arrangement with us as a medical tourist might be a good fit for you.

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Likely not, as that is often a reason to become a medical tourist, however, your insurer will have the answer to this individually.

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I am worried about my care! – Due to the popularity of cosmetic surgery in Korea, and the frequency of procedures, Korean physicians and hospitals have become experts in this area, so the standard of care and quality of the hospital have actually exceeded that of some of the more developed countries.

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We cannot answer this for you, as it would be akin to trying to answer which food is best for you. There are over 500 clinics and 3000 physicians in Gangnam alone who specialize in cosmetic surgery and it is really more a matter of how drastic a change you wish to make, and which physician and clinic is best for your particular case, which is part of the reason we are here to help you, as we can remove the hassle of trying to find them for yourself.

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Of course. We wouldn’t recommend it though, as even having a native Korean friend won’t necessarily be helpful in this matter.

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Sure. We aren’t doing anything you won’t already be paying for anyway however, and the price will roughly be the same if we arrange it all. By the time you’ve invested all the extra time, it is likely we can balance out our fee with saving you both time and money from finding the best deal on transportation and hospitals, as well as appointment times.

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Varies depending on procedure and other factors. We have various payment plans to suit your needs and will be happy to discuss these during our consultation with you.

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We include all in-country related expenses including the hospital, medicines, case manager, medical transport and follow-up care, and inpatient stays. Transportation to and from Korea and personal transportation, food and lodging are not included.

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We recommend 7-14 days, though the length of time needed will vary depending on the procedure(s) you require.

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We can’t really tell you this, though we know you should prepare in advance and that a good ready period is required. Usually it can be anywhere from a week to three months of time, though advance notice is preferable. Anything beyond that and you should honestly wait to contact us as scheduling something so far in advance is difficult at best.

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Well, we don’t care how much of a better deal you might get, because freelancers are ILLEGAL! There is a reason that many licenses and registrations are required! Just because a physician has a license doesn’t mean they are any good! We are required by the government to record every event of your trip and procedures, as well as be your advocate. In addition, we give you all the support and friendly service you could ever need. Oh, and you won’t need a translator either thanks to us.

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The answer is “it depends”. Where is your country of origin? Most simply use a short term general visa (C-3 short term) but some developing countries may need a short term medical visas (C-3-M). We require a short term medical visa in all cases just to err on the side of caution for a period of 90 days, and as we are registered with KHIDI for medical tourism, you can apply for one directly through us and we will help you obtain one.

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You sure can! You can travel with other members – or we might be able to help you arrange a normal visa for a non-patient, but please be aware that for other patients we cannot possibly sync your schedules, so you may need to wait for their convenience. Discuss this option with us via a consultation so that we can make arrangements in this special case.

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Medical tourism is the act of going overseas for medical care/procedures, and the term is used explicitly to refer to the industry that has sprung up around this practice.

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For any other questions or concerns, please call us or email us for more information. We will be happy to address any questions or concerns you have as our trained staff is ready and waiting for just such an occasion.