Published On: Tue, Aug 19th, 2014

Vacations and Health – The new winning formula for travelers abroad

Many people around the world who simply cannot afford to undergo a medical procedure at home, due to a complex medical procedure or a simple cosmetic one, have got an opportunity to go to a foreign country and have surgery done there.


photo Danielle Catrett White

photo Danielle Catrett White

Vacation and health is the new winning formula for those traveling abroad,which trend has increased popularity in our days. The combination of a vacation and a health procedure is a phenomenon which is common among a wide population coming from developed and developing countries.

The reasons for choosing to have surgery abroad vary; many people do not obtain any medical insurance and the idea of a surgery and a vacation appeals to them, as they are likely to save a substantial amount of money. In fact money savings is the biggest driver, topped with an attractive location to have operation done.

Going abroad does not mean that the medical procedure will be less professional but in most cases on the contrary; Hungarian dentists for example are considered to be in the top ten list of excellent physicians but the cost of living and the doctor’s fees in Budapest are a fifth of what Western doctors charge. Medical tourists have the opportunity to avail the services of high professional doctors, which is a big plus and usually cannot be obtained in hospitals at home, read more about vacations and health on onlinemedicaltourism.com

Why not fulfill your dream and have a tummy tuck and a face lift in a top-notch clinic after you’ve spent a week in the islands of Greece? Or maybe your back is killing you and you cannot afford a spinal surgery at home. Why not fly to India and have your back fixed with top-class neurosurgeons in a modern hospital? You do not have to wait long queues for an operation. For people with extreme back aches, such long waiting lines are unbearable. Patients get personal attention for their needs within a short time.

Medical tourist facilitators also take care of a lot of paperwork for the medical traveler and organize all the trip from A to Z. Patients can send all the paperwork (diagnostic tests and CT scans) to the medical tourist facilitator and they arrange the consultations and all other necessary arrangements.

People know that health is an important factor for leading a good life. The fact that one travels abroad for medical treatment is not a compromise on the quality of the healthcare service but solves a health problem and gives a chance to lead a good life style.

Medical tourism is catching on due to all the reasons mentioned above. It has become so popular that many medical institutions; clinics and hospitals have been established in order to meet the needs of all the patients. Everyone benefits from the medical tourism industry, patients, doctors and the medical institutions.

A few more popular procedures:

IVF treatments are one of the major medical touristic opportunities for couples who cannot afford treatments at home. Successful clinics around the world have brought a lot of happiness to the lives of people who desire to conceive and were given a chance in remote clinics.

 Treatments that are not approved by the FDA but are applied elsewhere are also popular among patients with passports.

Traditional (alternative) medicine, especially in the Far East with a combination of conservative medicine is trendy nowadays among international patients; thermal spas, Ayurveda medicine, acupuncture and other methods.

Travelers abroad are taking advantage of good healthcare institutes and attractive locations, you might be the next one to go and seek good health opportunities.

 By: Jimmy Simond



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  1. […] Vacations and Health – The new winning formula for travelers abroad […]

  2. Medical Port says:

    One of the biggest advantages of Medical Tourism, apart from the savings, is really the change to combine them with great vacations, as said, and not worrying about all the red tape, since Facilitators can assure remote consultations before and after the procedure, a complete insurance package, and the complete coordination of the medical procedure with dedicated customer care specialists, like Medical Port’s case, in Portugal, as well as the touristic component.

    And the quality is not an issue, with top-end accredited hospitals and world-class physicians!

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