Popular destinations: India, Malaysia
Cardiac surgeries overseas offer the some of the greatest savings across the board. "That includes everything from stints and angioplasty all the way to pacemakers and heart bypass surgeries," Woodman says. "The savings can be just huge."
Average heart bypass surgery:
United States: $70,000
Although an international hospital may be accredited, it's important to research hospitals and physicians before making any decisions. Whether the procedure is large or small, all surgeries carry risks. Here are 10 must-ask questions for a potential physician.