Box 1. Recommendations for medical touring patients8,12
  • See a travel medicine specialist at least 6 weeks before leaving

  • Get documentation on exactly what is covered by the cost

  • Take all medical records with you on the trip

  • Make arrangements for follow up with a physician when you get home

  • Find out what activities (such as sun tanning or swimming) are safe after the operation

  • Bring all surgical records back to the home physician

  • Know whether the hospital is accredited and by whom

  • Research thoroughly before considering organ transplant tourism

  • Wait 1–2 weeks before flying after surgery