2. Why do some people advise to have surgery in Hong Kong or Thailand, and what are the disadvantages of having surgery there?
Although costs may be fractionally lower in those two countries, only IWS offers an expertly trained, western orthopedic spine specialist that is available to you throughout the entire surgery and recovery process. When you fly to Hong Kong or Thailand, that may be your first and last time seeing your surgeon. He or she may or may not speak English, and obviously will not return with you to China. If there were any complications or severe pain you are entirely on your own – you would need to fly back to your surgical site for your doctor to see you – let’s hope insurance covers that! Our doctors live and work in China and can attend to you through the entire process.