Tell us about your case and we will study it in detail even while you are out of the country.
THE VIDAalCOR SOLUTION. HOW WE DO IT
1. Before surgery
1.1 Contact made with the VIDAalCOR Cardiac Surgery Unit
1.2 Evaluation of your medical reports and diagnostic test. We need this information to complete an extensive evaluation of your case: we select the best surgical option, calculate surgical risk, hospital requirements, forecast of length of stay and related cost.
1.3 Cardiac surgery quote. Personalized quotes (itemized invoice when necessary). The basic quote will include the costs related to your hospital stay (up to 5 days in ICU, and up to 12 days in ward), preoperative and postoperative tests (lab tests, X-rays, scans, etc.), operating room, ICU, ward, cardiac surgery fees (surgeons, anesthesia, perfusion, scrub nurses, ICU team, cardiologist, ward nurses) and postoperative physiotherapy. Accommodation for one relative is included.
(*) Travel arrangements and hotel costs are not included
(*) Insurance is not included
(*) Cost of cardiac prostheses is not included
1.4 Signature of agreement
After you have accepted the quote and related costs, an agreement between you and VidaalCor must be signed.
1.5 Payment in advance
You must have paid the total amount quoted before your admittance to hospital. (VidaalCor policies include the return of the deposit if the scheduled surgery does not take place, except for other costs incurred)
1.6 Patient checklist: We provide you with a comprehensive list of everything you need to do before and during your trip, and what you need to bring with you.
Travel arrangements (optional)
• Booking of flights for you and your family
• Hotel booking for preoperative and postoperative stays
• Transfer to and from airport: A member of our team will pick you up
• Medical insurance (optional)
• Insurance to cover complications and reoperation is available (see below)
MEDICAL INSURANCE AVAILABLE
2. In the Hospital
• Cardiac Surgery team available 24/7
• Administrative formalities
• Respect for all religions and beliefs
• Translator (English, Arabic and Russian speakers)
• Leisure programs available for your family
3. Fitness to fly clearance
All the information you need for travel. Your surgeon can issue you a fitness to fly certificate.
Aircraft cabins are pressurized, but not to sea level pressure. The cabin pressure is typically equivalent to 8,000 ft. This results in less available oxygen (partial pressure of oxygen drops to the sea-level equivalent of breathing about 15% oxygen instead of 21%) and gas expansion in body cavities (approximately a one-third increase in volume), which particularly affects the middle ear, sinuses, pleural space and some postoperative conditions.
Recommendations on fitness to travel
• 10 days after cardiac surgery if asymptomatic, with an uncomplicated recovery and X-ray excludes pneumothorax. In the case of a coronary artery bypass graft, the hemoglobin level must be above 9.