The words medical tourism, travel for treatment, treatment abroad, can make people question what exactly it all means. Medical Tourism, Health Travel, Medical Travel, any of these terms refer to traveling to other countries for health care. Medical Travelers are usually motivated by quality, price, availability, or accessibility. Accessibility involves patients who seek care away from home because of long wait times, while availability means patients want care that is unavailable due to government limitations, pending approvals and clinical trials, such as MS patients seeking Dr. Zamboni’s named “Liberation procedure”, or CCSVI treatment.
Medical Travel packages generally have an “all inclusive” feeling to them, very similar to vacation packages. In the case of Angeles Health, there are many services available to medical travelers and their companions. These services can be put into three categories, 1) medical 2) travel and 3) coordination and care. Here we will examine the first two items.
The CCSVI Procedure at Angeles Health, the medical segment of the package, includes all doctor fees, including the surgeons fees, all hospital fees for CCSVI treatment including a 3 night stay at our modern established hospital.
The travel segment of the package includes assistance with travel logistics, hotel bookings (including wheelchair accessible hotels), airline information (although the cost of flights is not included), local ground transportation and important contact numbers. Flying into San Diego International Airport is the easiest route, and pre-arranged transport (again wheelchair accessible available) will pick you up and safely take you to your destination – just 20 minutes from the airport!