I think this is a great question, as there are numerous things to consider. Personally, I wouldn’t go to another country to get a surgery done for several reasons. It may be cheaper, but if the procedure isn’t done right, there could be serious complications afterward. The complications may not only cause health issues, but they may cost a lot (financially) to deal with. I’d be nervous about going to a country to have the surgery done where English is not the primary language as well.
When I’m going through something scary, I personally like being in familiar surroundings with people I know and trust nearby. I think that the support family and friends give us when we undergo medical procedures is critical for our recovery.
What are your thoughts, James?