While a patient would certainly be leaving the "safety" of the American Medical System, it's probably a great deal for the right person. I was recently reading about a person from the Middle East who went to India for their CI surgery. The surgeons had done over 600 surgeries and offered all three CI brands. The person said it was a tremendous experience and the surgeons and services were top-notch. They were even able to book a holiday for a week before the CI surgery. Now that is a great idea.