Time For Medical Tourism Industry to Clean Up Its Act

An article in Arizona Central (see link below) highlights the problem with weight-loss surgery in Mexico.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/health/2017/11/16/mexico-gastric-sleeve-weight-loss-surgery-deaths-arizona-medical-tourism-risks/576309001/

This isn’t the first article on this subject, and won’t be the last, but the industry must clean up its act, stop patting yourselves on the back at all these fancy conferences around the world, come together to lay down guidelines and industry-driven protocols and standards of care and legal protections, and lastly, get rid of the crooks (you know who they and you are), charlatans, con men, and carnival barkers who promote medical travel, and give it a black eye.

Naturally, there are risks to any surgery, no matter where it occurs, but if medical travel is to be marketed as less costly, with better outcomes, the quacks and thieves must be removed from the industry.

Stop dissing each other, start cooperating with each other, and cut back on the conferences. Nobody of any real importance to the growth of the industry attends; only those who talk a great deal or are promoting their own businesses.

Here is a video that goes along with the article.

https://uw-media.azcentral.com/video/embed/106607688?placement=embed

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Time For Medical Tourism Industry to Clean Up Its Act

  1. MedNetMedicalTourism Training Consulting Advocacy

    Hey Richard, Bravo on finding this!

    Reading the entire article you linked to, it reminds me that I operate in a swamp!!! =(

    Knowing how *I* operate and reading this, well I admit I tend to forget the severity of it all and reminds me why I launched the IMTCC in the first place. =(

    It pains me I have not done with it what I intended to do… at least as of yet. =(

    It just solidifies every single tenet of the Chamber… Advocacy, Aftercare (by REAL nurses, obviously!) and Accountability…

    Ironically I have been considering hanging up my MT hat in the last month or so…

    I am still not sure if this article will be the herald of a rebirth of my commitment to it and to fundamentally CHANGE it (MT) or the death knoll before the swamp engulfs me…

    stay tuned I guess… =)

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