As advisers continue to look for ways to become more of an asset to their clients, medical tourism is a field that continues to evolve and grow, often saving employers and employees tens of thousands of dollars in the process.

It's "win-win-win," says Steve Lash, president and chief executive officer of San Diego-based Satori World Medical. "It's more and more becoming accepted. We are getting companies contacting us, wanting us to go into their health plans. Two years ago, part of it was that it wasn't known, the quality wasn't accepted. Now it's cost [savings] but not at the expense of quality."

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