I think Beverly and Trish have great points.
I’d be really afraid if something went wrong in a totally unfamiliar environment, especially if the country I were in didn’t have English as a primary language.
I think social support is essential following any kind of surgery. I don’t know what I would have done without the support of my family and friends after surgery – they encourage me to keep going when I have a tough day.
I hate that it is so costly to get medical care here, but I still wouldn’t go to another country to have a medical procedure done unless it was a last resort. I hope that someday our medical system will function in a better, most cost-effective way.