I had been dealing with a progressively worsening inguinal hernia for around six years, always putting off getting it fixed because of the high cost involved having it done in the U.S., anywhere other than at the Hernia Center in Rockville, Maryland, 3,000 miles from where we live. Using the internet, we discovered the Allmedica option, in Poland, and decided we could roll the surgery and some priceless sightseeing all into one travel initiative.
The decision was one of the best of my life. Not only was the medical attention superlative, but the people there who took us under their wing were incredibly friendly, diligent in their duties and just plain good folks. After I had recovered sufficiently at the B&B Hotel (a great value), my wife and I went on to do the land journey of a lifetime through Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. The whole month-long experience, medical services and airfare included, cost us $3,000 less than what we would have been charged just for the surgery at the hospital in our home town. What's not to love about that?!
Thank you, Weronika, for being such a stellar correspondent, and thank you, Oskar, for making sure all our various needs were met in making sure my surgery was a success.