Medical Tourism - A Perspective from the Other Side of the Scalpel


Efraim Leibner
Orthopedic Surgery, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

Recently, there has been a lively discussion about medical tourism.

Much has been said, stated, countered and restated.

A good portion of what has been said has been hype, smoke and mirrors.

Many of the speakers are perceived as agenda-driven, biased, slanted, or all three.

The author recently had the opportunity to experience medical tourism from a different perspective than the usual proponents and opponents- namely, as a patient. He presents his experience and insights – from both personal and professional perspectives, and derives policy suggestions.