Feb
22

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Medical tourism continues its stirling rise in Southeast Asian Countries

Medical Tourism in Southeast Asian Countries

Medical tourism is often related to traveling abroad for the purpose of medical treatments. It has bloomed into a million dollar industry, which sees millions of patients traveling to foreign destinations for medical treatments and procedures on a regular basis. Southeast Asia in particular has been seeing an increasing influx of medical tourists from around the world. Considered a ‘sweet spot’ in the entire industry, the region is known for its world class health care facilities, qualified medical personnel and competitively priced medical treatments, thus making it a prime spot for anyone who wants to get affordable medical care without…

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Feb
20

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Going with domestic medical tourism as a money saver

Money saver domestic medical tourism

Medical tourism is a term associated with traveling to another destination for medical treatments. Many individuals around the world are increasingly opting for medical tourism in a bid to get access to treatments at just a fraction of what they would cost back home. Some even travel overseas to avail treatments that are either not available or are banned in their own countries. The prospect of clubbing the medical treatments with a holiday in an exotic location also appeals to many individuals who travel overseas for the same purpose. Over the past few years though, a lot of importance is…

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Feb
18

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Changes in diplomatic relations with Cuba a boost for medical tourism industry

diplomatic relations with Cuba

U.S. President Barrack Obama’s recent announcement of renewing diplomatic ties with Cuba has been widely appreciated by the medical tourism industries in both countries. While Americans find this as an opportunity to start visiting Cuba for medical treatment, the Cubans believe the announcement would boost the economy of the nation’s healthcare system in terms of cost and quality. Of late, Cuba has been generating a lot of buzz in the global healthcare market owing to its emerging medical tourism industry. The country plays host to thousands of individuals who visit its shores every year for availing affordable medical care as…

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Feb
16

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Things to gain and lose by supplementing Health Care Systems with Medical Tourism

Health Care System

Medical tourism is increasingly becoming a lucrative option for individuals who want to travel overseas for medical treatments in a bid to enjoy lower costs, better healthcare standards, lesser waiting times and an exotic holiday to boot. Many talk about the manifold benefits of medical tourism and view it as the life saver for many critically ill patients who are stifled by skyrocketing healthcare costs and exceedingly long waiting periods. However, some are skeptical about the industry and its practices, urging individuals to do their groundwork before opting for medical tourism. As such, here are some of the pros and…

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Jan
29

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Things to consider before embarking on your medical journey

embarking on your medical journey

Medical tourism provides an opportunity to people who want to avail quality and affordable medical treatments. Traveling as medical tourist can be profitable and amazing because it enables a patient to get medical treatment along with vacation in foreign destination. It is vital to consider following points to make your medical journey a successful one. These points include planning, analyzing, and proper consultation. Medical precautions are an essential part of medical trip planning as it can help you to make your medical tour smoother. Some points you might want to think about before planning your medical tour are: Potential health…

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Jan
27

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Social and economic dimensions of medical tourism sector in India

medical tourism sector in India

Nowadays, many developing countries are promoting medical tourism and India has made great strides. The country has made a big leap in the creation of medical facilities and treatments in both private and government sectors. These changes are not proving to be enough, as the country has to create greater awareness to promote medical tourism in a better way. To discuss all about the social and economic dimensions of medical tourism sector in India, experts recently participated in a two-day seminar. This special seminar was conducted at Periyar University. During the seminar, experts discussed about the past, present, and future position…

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Jan
24

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Increasing healthcare costs in developed countries a boon for medical tourism market

Increasing healthcare costs

Healthcare costs are rising continuously in developed countries and this is affecting the medical tourism market in multiple ways. Countries like the United States are known for their medical experts who are highly skilled and offer state of the art treatment. Unfortunately, the costs of medical care in the USA can be incredibly high, and this has made it difficult for the residents of developed countries to avail immediate medical attention and treatment at affordable prices. People of such countries are choosing medical tourism destinations to avail quality, instant, and affordable medical treatments. Medical tourism market The huge growth in…

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Jan
22

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All about medical tourism market in Russia

medical tourism market in Russia

Due to the recent changes in Russian Ruble, it has become little difficult for people to avail the benefits of advanced medical procedures in best hospitals of the country. But, there are some medical tourism service providers who offer quality medical tourism packages at excellent prices. This all becomes possible with the government help as the Russian government is supporting the medical tourism sector in the country. Medical tourism in Russia The country has many clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes, which offer wide range of medical services and procedures to their guests. Municipal owned clinics in the country offer medical…

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Jan
17

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Crossing international borders for spinal fusion

spinal fusion

Spinal fusion has become a major procedure for which people opt for medical tourism. It is a procedure, which is used to treat multiple spinal conditions. This surgical procedure is used to unite two vertebrate together to eliminate the motion or friction between them. Spinal fusion can treat conditions like slipped disk, degenerated disk, scoliosis, herniated disk, and injury. Spinal Fusion beyond boundaries Spinal Fusion is a surgical procedure, which is done only when conventional treatments have failed to alleviate pain. This surgery may be done alone or can be combined with other spinal surgical procedures. During the treatment, the…

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Jan
16

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South Korea sees an influx of Chinese patients for cosmetic surgeries

Chinese patients for cosmetic surgery

Increasing popularity of cosmetic surgeries has promoted medical tourism in South Korea. The country has established itself as a great destination for corrective procedures. Korean surgeons can reshape the appearance of different body parts, especially face, through plastic surgery. Availability of wide range of cosmetic procedures has attracted most Chinese women to Korea. This has made Korea a plastic surgery hot spot and it offers a wide range of medical as well as cosmetic procedures to people across the world. People are finding it a great way to invest on their body to achieve desired shape of their body. Plastic…

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