I had been struggling with losing weight for years and wasn’t identified as a suitable candidate for surgery in my home country, so I went abroad to get a gastric surgery to help me to lose weight. Right after the surgery I had complications and I couldn’t eat anything. By the time I came back home I couldn’t even drink water, it wouldn’t go down, and I had to go to emergency room in my home town. I was admitted for emergency surgery and they addressed the problem as best they could, but I still have problems to this day.
Before travelling, consider your plan for receiving standard aftercare, such as removing stitches, upon your return. Consult your regular physician about these issues, and make sure you know what you will do if you have complications from surgery abroad before you decide whether to go.