There are several medical procedures that attract Western European patients to countries of less income. The cost of certain medical procedures is just so high in certain countries that it makes it more worth it for patients to travel abroad than to get the procedure done at home. While this is a sad fact of industrial capitalism, it does open up other markets, and other avenues for patients who are in need of medical treatment, but cannot afford it in their own country.
The solution of course is to look for a country that can give you the quality you need, and has a stable market for the medical procedure that you are looking for. This is the way you can make sure that you are dealing with clinics who are liable and responsible, and can be held accountable for the work they do, and it is easier to control the quality of the work performed. if there is a market for the procedure you are looking for, there will be an infrastructure that grows around the industry as well. This infrastructure will include travel offices and doctors who have practices devoted to medical tourism, where they speak several languages.
What Kind Of Treatments To Get
The number one destination for all medical tourism is Eastern Europe, regardless of the type of procedure performed. The most common form of medical tourism is dental tourism, and the number one destination is Hungary, for reasons that we have discussed on the website previously in great detail. The other important procedures to consider are usually plastic surgery, mammoplasty and rhinoplasty being the runners up. There is also considerable medical tourism from the USA and the UK to Western Europe, but usually these cases are highly specialized cases, intricate surgeries only carried out in certain locations, or complicated tests or analyses that require very specific machinery. Australians usually travel to the Philippines for medical tourism, and there is a wide and very varied industry for tourism in general on those beautiful islands, and medical tourism is especially strong, with private health care being the strongest, and for many, the only option in Australia.
The most common reasons for travelling abroad to any country are dental tourism, plastic surgery, and specialty surgeries such as spine, brain and other neural surgeries, along with stomach and intestine altering procedures.