Do you love to travel? What’s your favorite tourist destination? On World Tourism Day, The United Nations World Tourism Organization raises awareness about the economic and societal impacts of tourism and explores new technologies and innovations that change the way we see the world. If you’re a traveler then you probably have lots of reasons for choosing specific destinations but here’s one you may not have thought about before: Healthcare tourism is becoming more and more common these days. Here are some of the reasons why people choose to travel to another location to receive healthcare.
Why Choose Healthcare Tourism?
For many people around the world, healthcare in their home country or region simply may not be available. Whether they’re looking for a specific type of surgeon, a good dentist, or even a top-notch fertility doctor, it may not be possible to get the treatments they need at home. In the U.S., the best doctors and surgeons tend to work at hospitals in more densely populated areas, meaning those living in rural locations may have to travel to get the treatments they need. They may even find that their specific treatment can be performed at a lower cost in another area. You shop around when you buy a car, so why wouldn’t you shop around for medical treatment? You may find a better price or a better doctor in another location.
Healthcare Tourism and Resurgens Orthopaedics
People living in the metro-Atlanta area already know that Resurgens Orthopaedics has some of the top doctors, physicians, and surgeons in the country. We’ve performed thousands of spine surgeries, sports injury surgeries, total joint replacements, and other procedures plus we’re at the forefront of treating many complex musculoskeletal disorders such as rotator cuff injuries, scoliosis, and more. We have some of the most advanced equipment available to perform minimally-invasive procedures and offer the latest treatment alternatives with restorative medicine if surgery is not an option. However, if you live outside Georgia, you may not be aware of our stellar reputation and positive outcomes.
If you’re not from the Atlanta area and you need an orthopaedic procedure, we encourage you to do your homework and find the best option for you. In addition to our excellent track record, Resurgens Orthopaedics has another major advantage for those considering traveling for medical treatment: with 24 service locations, we are always in close proximity to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport -- known as the world's busiest airport both for domestic and international flights. No matter where you live, getting to Atlanta is so convenient and once you land you can be at a Resurgens Orthopaedics facility in less than an hour!
So whether you’re a world traveler or not, Resurgens Orthopaedics encourages you to look outside your home area the next time you need healthcare. It never hurts to shop around; you may be able to find better options elsewhere. And for orthopaedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, you’re not likely to find better experts than the ones right here in Atlanta! Check out our website to find out more about the treatments and procedures we offer, and feel free to call us or schedule an appointment online if you have any questions.