Health & Fitness These are the most popular destinations for medical treatments

17:06  11 november  2017
17:06  11 november  2017 Source:   Netdoctor (UK)

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These are the most popular destinations for medical treatments © Martin Barraud / Getty These are the most popular destinations for medical treatments Medical tourism is a growing industry all over the world, but some countries are more renowned for their expertise in particular areas than others. Such popularity can signify a more advanced level of medical speciality meaning that – although it can be tempting to choose a clinic based on location alone – it is important to consider whether or not it will offer the maximum level of care.

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Dental treatment is one of the most popular medical tourism procedures. By far the most popular destinations for UK dental tourists are the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. These countries are easy to get to, with short, low cost flights, and offer great value treatments combined with a

Whatever your reason for seeking medical procedures overseas, reports suggest this industry is bringing in between Other “ popular treatments in India include those for fertility, orthopedic, cardiac and oncology Turkey is a popular destination among tourists generally, and many European and

Hungary: Dental

Throughout history, Hungary has offered natural balms for ailed bodies in the form of mineral springs and spas in its capital, Budapest. Now, its medical specialities have become more specific, taking in dental patients from all over the world.

"A report by Healthcare Europa states that the country's dental clinics account for 80% of all foreign patients to Hungary, not to mention 40% of the world's dental tourists. Many patients visit from neighbouring German and Swiss cities, as well as Russia and the UK."

The country's quaint European charm is also beginning to attract American dental tourists.

Spain: IVF

The high cost of treatment and long waiting lists for IVF procedures in the UK mean that more and more people are going abroad to seek assistance with their fertility issues, and it seems Spain is the place to be.

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Asian countries like India, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Singapore are the most popular destinations among healthcare seekers. This gives the medical tourists an added advantage. The costs for medical treatments are lesser than in other Southeast Asian countries.

USA Medical Tourism - Popular Destinations . Medical treatment centers in many of these countries offer state-of-the-art facilities. This includes new or renovated private hospitals that use cutting edge technology and equipment.

"Spain has much more lenient laws compared to neighbouring countries when it comes to IVF, and the large proportion of donor eggs brings the cost of treatment down significantly. Their expertise in this field is second to none."

Spain also has more gynaecological clinics than any other European country.

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Thailand: Cosmetic surgery

Although Seoul in South Korea is widely considered to be the world's plastic surgery capital, Thailand is the most popular destination for minor cosmetic treatments.

"Nobody can deny Thailand's reputation for cosmetic procedures. Customers who seek treatments here often combine treatment with a holiday – particularly Australian medical tourists because of the close proximity."

In addition, Thailand is a very affordable medical destination, with many procedures costing 40% to 60% less than the same treatment in America and the EU.

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Today, Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for medical treatment . All these favorable conditions have successfully made Turkey one of the best medical frontiers and the most renowned hub of health care tourism.

India is considered to be the most cost effective medical tourism destination for a number of surgeries like heart surgeries, dental treatments and This country is popular all over the world for its cheap yet effective medical care and one reason for this is its exceptionally top qualities hospitals

Germany: Stem cell treatment

Despite its controversial nature, clinically-approved stem cell therapy is widely practiced in many countries – with Germany claiming the crown as the most popular location for this particular form of treatment.

"The country's advanced healthcare facilities use the latest technology to treat conditions that include muscle tears, arthritis, and long-term orthopaedic problems, and its hospitals are always among the first to introduce new stem cell treatments with proven successful patient outcomes."

Turkey: Hair transplants & laser eye surgery

Although it is relatively easy to access hair and eye treatments across Europe, it seems that many people still feel the need to travel for the best treatment.

"The world-class health and medical treatments, spa and wellness, and cosmetic surgery are why many medical tourists gravitate towards Turkey. Indeed, it is estimated that 32% of Turkey's patients are medical tourists. Package deals for laser eye surgery and hair transplants are most popular."

Interestingly, the Turkish government actually offers flight discounts and other benefits for medical travellers visiting the country.

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Take a look at this Buzzle article to learn about some of the best medical tourism destinations in If you are seeking a life-changing medical treatment that is very expensive in your home country One of the most popular and inexpensive tourist destinations in the world is also a famous destination

Many of these destinations are served by low cost airlines, making the trip even more cost effective. What are the most common medical tourism mistakes? What is a medical tourism facilitator or agency? Which countries are popular for dental treatment abroad?

Of course, medical travel isn't appropriate for everyone and it requires extensive research. If you are considering seeking treatment outside of the UK, always discuss your plans with your GP or dentist, who can advise on the best options for you.

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