Postoperative Complications Following Surgery Abroad

  • Nicole Lucas
  • William A. WaltersEmail author


Caring for another surgeon’s complication can be a common, albeit unpleasant, part of any surgical practice in a tertiary care facility. It comes with the territory and can define key differences between academic and community practice. Typically, the patient was cared for in a modern hospital, by a surgeon that was appropriately trained, equipped with modern and sterile equipment, and assisted by competent nursing professionals. In essence, the presenting complication could just as easily have developed in any hospital, and the care plan is understandable and predictable.


Travel-related infections Transplant tourism Cosmetic surgery Disaster medicine Disaster response 


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  1. 1.U.S. Department of StateOffice of Medical ServicesWashington DCUSA

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