Among these popular medical procedures are cosmetic surgeries, cardiac surgeries, dental surgeries, and joint replacement surgeries. More often, leisure is also added to the agenda but the primary reasons for travel are medical ones.
Although medical tourism is a relatively new trend, the practice of traveling to other places for health reasons dates back to thousands of years ago. Spa towns are the earliest known medical travel destinations. Epidauria, a territory in the
Why do people feel the need to travel just to obtain these medical procedures? High costs of health care in some countries may be considered the primary reason for going to some countries where these procedures are cheaper. Advancements in certain medical procedures or equipments in more developed countries, even thought costly, may also be another reason. Among the more populare medical travel destinations are Brunei, Cuba, Colombia, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, UAE. Countries like
With the increasing trend of traveling for medical and health reason, the destination options are also getting more diverse. This medical travelogue aims to give more information by featuring specific destinations and procedures. If going on a vacation takes a lot of planning, traveling for any medical procedure should take a lot more. Which country would best offer a rhinoplasty? Which country should you go to to get that needed cancer treatment? Does the country you've chosen also offer tourist spots you can easily visit? Where can you get references for medical centers in a particular country? For how long should you stay in the county, taking into consideration your recovery period? This and a lot more are questions on a medical traveler's mind.
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