13 Best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

List Updated January 2022

Bestselling Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in 2022


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review: A Study Guide

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Review: A Study Guide
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Secrets

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Secrets
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Mosby

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 3-Volume Set

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 3-Volume Set
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022

Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Case-based Approach

Clinical Review of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: A Case-based Approach
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022

Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

Management of Complications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Management of Complications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022

Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Saunders

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 3-Volume Set

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: 3-Volume Set
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Atlas of Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2022

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2022
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2022
  • Used Book in Good Condition

What in the World is Medical Tourism?

Hop on a plane in the USA and later land in India to receive superior dental surgery. Afterwards: a pleasant cruise on the Ganges River.

Medical tourism (also known as health tourism or medical travel) has been a practice endorsed by some travel agencies in recent years as a health care alternative whereby recipients travel internationally in order to obtain health care from a foreign hospital or physician.

Services may include some elective procedures, more often as cosmetic surgery and dental care, but may also include complex specialized services such as cardiac surgery, marrow transplants and joint replacement. Virtually every other type of health care are available, including psychiatry, convalescent care, alternative treatments, and affordable burial services.

BENEFITS AND RISKS

The benefits of this process may include reduced red tape, expedited processing, less legal regulation, reduced health-care costs for out-of-pocket services, and a possible chance of a lifetime to see a foreign land (if one is able to squeeze that kind of activity in). However, standards vary widely across the globe, and medical tourism entails risks aside from those mentioned here.

Medical tourism healthcare providers and customers typically use informal methods of referral, thus bringing to head: miscommunication; misaligned expectations, payment hang-ups; quality control; and a reduced likelihood of resolution on the chance that healthcare recipients wish to dispute the level of service after having returned to their homes overseas.

WHO USES IT?

While medical tourists may comprise people who are able to afford complex medical services out-of-pocket, there are those healthcare recipients who travel abroad for other reasons. These may include people who wish to receive controversial or experimental medical care otherwise not available in their homeland. Example of this could be complex brain surgery, or a leading edge tissue regeneration procedure used for burn victims.

Patients may also travel overseas to receive healthcare that in some cases would be superior to the care they would receive locally - including in the USA. For example, while acupuncture practitioners may be readily available in the United States, some patients would prefer traveling to Asia where many believe the science of acupuncture originated and matured.

WHERE DO PEOPLE GO?

Likewise, with the recent (with the last three centuries) influx of foreign peoples into the USA, other traditional medical practices have been all but erased and are more readily available abroad, in places such as Latin America, China, India, and many others.

Depending on the health care recipient's connections through friends or culture of origin, one may find oneself traveling to a host of other countries. Below is a short list of several countries, and the associated therapies they are more commonly known by:

* Argentina - cosmetic surgery

* Canada - 30-60% overall reduced health care costs (Surgery in Canada Marketed to U.S. Patients, Winnipeg Free Press, Dec 6, 2020) when compared to similar care provided in the US.

* Mexico - Plastic surgery, dentistry, and myriad traditional medical practices offered by curanderos - "curers" using traditional medicines.

* China - Complex therapies such as cancer and cardiac treatment, joint replacements, and the still much-disputed practice of stem-cell therapy.

* India - India is in the unique position of being the recent recipient of a wealth of knowledge of Western medicine (passed on from the British), as well as the traditional medical practices if has refined over the centuries. With this broad offering of care options, a medical tourist may travel to India to receive an infusion of Western and Eastern medical therapies. Nevertheless, India has sown some success as a reputable destination for affordable and relatively high-quality medical care such as cardiac bypass, bone-marrow transplants, hip replacement and eye surgery.

* United States of America - Interestingly enough, the USA had been considered a destination for medical care long before the concept of medical tourism was coined. Sojourners to the USA were primarily of the deep-pocketed type fortunate enough to travel, pay for and receive modern Western therapies not found in their homelands elsewhere. However, with a continuous escalation in costs for medical care in the USA, there seems now an evident trend of the USA falling to the wayside in deference to the cost-for-value propositions competitive countries are now offering.

A RISING TREND IN MEDICAL TOURISM?

With the standardization of communication infrastructures (such as air travel, telephones, and the Internet) becoming available to many parts of the world, people all across the globe may be seeing a rise in medical tourism, which has given birth to the other name by which it has been called: global healthcare.

BIG BUSINESS?

Given the economic (cost savings) benefits it may possibly offer to the bottom line of many businesses, medical tourism may be soon seen more frequently in coming years. Case in point: health care delivery magnate WellPoint has announced the recent launch of a controversial international health care initiative.

Big business in the making? We'll see how it pans out over time, won't we?

Eventually - and quite literally - we may be saying to each other:

Break a leg! And bon voyage!

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