FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

Barbados has long been recognized as a luxury getaway that is safe, secure and easy to access from all destinations. We are sunny all year round and therefore you can spend your recuperation time enjoying the cool breezes and blue skies. Our standard of care on the island is on par to any facility in the USA, UK and Canada with qualified professionals with many years of experience.

Yes. All Medical Center physicians are fully licensed by to practice their specialty in Barbados.

This is highly variable, and depends entirely on your procedure, your health, and the speed of your recuperation. We recommend to people that the average convalescence time in Barbados is one to three weeks. However, we can give you a more accurate estimate after your medical record has been reviewed and consulted with the doctor who will perform your procedure.

It’s advisable to take a companion with you, especially if you’re planning to undergo surgery or any extensive medical procedures. Aside from giving you support and company, he or she can handle the paperwork and act as a liaison between you and the hospital. Your experience will be more convenient if you have a companion with you in your trip.

Barbados has long been recognized as a luxury getaway that is safe, secure and easy to access from all destinations. We are sunny all year round and therefore you can spend your recuperation time enjoying the cool breezes and blue skies. Our standard of care on the island is on par to any facility in the USA, UK and Canada with qualified professionals with many years of experience.

Absolutely. Once we have identified the best clinician for your procedure based on your medical record and our research, we will arrange a phone call between you and the doctor via a teleconference. If needed, we can even arrange to have your doctors at home join us on the call.

Consultations with our US physicians can be scheduled either online or through our office. The consultations will either be done virtually or at the office depending on the physicians’ schedules. For virtual consultations, you will complete the plastic surgery online form and submit pictures of yourself showing the areas you would like us to work on. Once we receive these we will contact you to schedule your virtual consultation.

If you normally take heart or blood pressure medicine in the morning, take them with 1 ounce of water the day of surgery. This does not include Aspirin, Plavix, or Coumadin. These cardiovascular medications must not be taken for two weeks before and after your surgery, unless otherwise directed by your physician. Do not take diuretics. Ask about any other medications you take.

Your hospital and recuperation time will vary depending on your procedure; in some instances a night’s stay may be required however your consultant will determine time.

On average we would recommend a week’s stay to ensure you can have your follow up with your consultant as well as to monitor your healing process. We can orchestrate your travel and hotel activities to simplify your trip.