So you have decided to end the pain and discomfort that a bunion is giving you by undergoing surgery in Thailand? Surgery of any kind needs preparation in advance so that the entire process is smooth and you can be comfortable, especially if you are considering having the surgery in a foreign country. We’ve pulled together some tips to help you with your surgical procedure. Here are some tips you may want to consider:

Follow all pre-operative instructions

Before contacting the surgeon of your choice, you may need to have an X-ray image of the affected foot to send to your surgeon, so the surgeon can determine what type of surgery is needed to correct your specific condition. Once the date of your surgery is arranged, there are a set of instructions you will need to follow. You may be asked to stop taking any blood-thinners and anti-inflammatories, including aspirin and ibuprofen, for at least a week (unless stated otherwise).

Prepare for your aftercare beforehand

To make sure your recovery period is smooth and comfortable, you need to prepare things beforehand. Bunion surgery is an outpatient procedure, but you will need to stay in Thailand for at least 10 to 14 days, which means you will spend your initial recovery period in a hotel. A few things you may want to prepare for your aftercare include:

Make arrangements. Check your calendar and clear it for several weeks because you will need to prepare and recover. Take time off work and any other major activities.
Get a family or friend on board as you may need someone to help you perform simple activities, such as getting to the toilet and bathing.
Get your bed ready. You’ll spend most of your time in your bed, make sure to keep everything you need within easy reach, such as your phone, water bottle, facial tissues, and other things to keep you entertained.
Prepare convenience items, such as a bath bench (because your foot must remain dry for 10-14 days) and adjustable crutches.
Stock up plenty of healthy and easy-to-make foods because you won’t be able to get out much on your own.
Follow every post-operative instruction your surgeon gives you.

Find a reputable hospital

Finding a reputable hospital can be hard, especially if your source is limited to Google. It is best to get the help of a trustworthy medical tourism facilitator, such as MyMediTravel, to guide you. Medical tourism facilitator’s websites usually provide reviews, ratings, accreditations, and certifications of a hospital. A reputable hospital usually has international accreditation and good reviews. One of the highest-rated hospitals in Thailand for bunion surgery is Sikarin Hospital Bangkok, which boasts skilled surgeons, high-quality service, and state-of-the-art medical equipment. The hospital is accredited by JCI, ISO, and Hospital Accreditation of Thailand, meaning they maintain an international standard.

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