Updated: 2019, May 22

5 Reasons Medical Tourism has Gained Popularity

By - Reviewed by CHD Team
Medical Tourism has emerged as one of the most popular as well as profitable industries.
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Medical Tourism Gaining Popularity Worldwide. Shutterstock Images

Medical tourism is on the rise and for a few good reasons. In the past, many people would have been apprehensive to go abroad to have any form of surgery, but now it has become a lot more accepted. Here we look at the top five reasons medical tourism[1] is on the rise.

1. Chance for a Holiday

Alongside the chance to get the medical care you need, there is also the opportunity to explore a new country and head out on a new adventure, either before you have your treatment or after it. With the DHI procedure in Turkey, for example, you would be able to see the wonderful sights of Istanbul and enjoy fine eastern Europe and western Asian cuisine.

2. The Low Cost

The lower cost of surgery is the primary reason that people will go abroad for their healthcare. In some situations, medical care can be over 10 times cheaper in a foreign country and that opens it up to a lot more people[2].

Some people are faced with the choice of not having the treatment at all, waiting far too long for it or getting it cheaper abroad. For many people, the last option becomes the most sensible choice.

3. Skilled Workers

Skilled Workers

Get low costs of medical treatments by highly skilled doctors in the medical tourism locations. Shutterstock.com

There is no doubt that at one time foreign healthcare had a bad reputation. Whether that was ignorance or fact, people’s perceptions about it are changing and rightfully so. There are now many hospitals around the world that not only have world-class healthcare facilities but also have world-class doctors. You end up getting the same level of healthcare for a fraction of the price.

4. Alternative Medicine

There can be a wide variety of reasons why a country doesn’t offer a particular medical solution and it’s usually due to red tape and a hospital worried about the legal action that might follow.

Due to this, sometimes people feel compelled to go abroad and seek the treatment they need.[3] For many people, this becomes the only option and their last chance to get better or get the look they want.

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5. Simplicity

In many countries, trying to get the healthcare that you need can be a huge pain. You either have to wait far too long or you have to go through a tiresome process to see if you qualify for treatment.

Going abroad can be the simple solution – all you have to worry about is booking your treatment and making sure that you get to your destination on time. The lack of hoops to jump through can be refreshing to many people who just simply want to get better or enhance their look.

Clearly, there are many reasons why someone would want to go abroad in order to get what they want. If this sounds like something that appeals to you, contact Longevita today!

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