Amputation is a medical procedure that removes a limb from the body. While the cause of amputation can range from birth defects that lead to extra limbs to severe injuries, the surgical procedure essentially cuts off the limb to save a life. While insurance companies will cover the cost of an amputation if it is a necessity, it can still cost a family too much in the United States.
Getting an amputation abroad is a solution that helps families financially and provides the same medical standards for cleanliness and infection prevention. The doctors in foreign countries are trained to remove the limb and seal it to reduce the risk of complications. With the appropriate treatment and careful planning, the cost of removing an injured, cancerous or extra limb is reasonable.