The concept of medical tourism is gaining ground worldwide, with increasingly more people who travel overseas in search of medical treatment. Medical tourism can be considered a kind of import; the only difference is that the product does not come from the consumer, as happens with a car or a pair of shoes, but the consumer goes to the product.
The habit of traveling abroad to seek help and medical facilities has been defined as "medical tourism". In recent decades, many countries have become popular destinations for short breaks, one of the main reasons being the low costs of complex medical procedures offered. Every year, millions of people travel abroad to receive quality medical services provided by other countries. If you're looking for a very expensive medical treatment in your country, a trip to another country to benefit from it can help you save money. In the following we present a top three of the most popular destinations for medical tourism worldwide.
As surprising as it might sound, Turkey is one of the most popular medical destinations on the planet. This country boasts the largest number of internationally accredited medical facilities in the world. In addition, doctors here are well trained and experienced, fluent in English, and the medical system is effective and well organized. Technologies and medical equipment meet the strict quality standards imposed by the Turkish government. Among the most popular procedures in this country there are: plastic surgery, eye surgery and hair transplants, but also treatments for severe diseases, such as cancer, or reparatory surgery.
One of the most popular and cheapest travel destinations in the world is also famous from a medical standpoint. Thailand boasts the largest private hospital in Asia - Bumrungrad International Hospital - and that is the first Asian country that has received accreditation from the prestigious American organization Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2002. Thanks to the latest medical technology and exceptional doctors, Thailand also became one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in the world, not only for Asians, but for those in the Middle East, Europe and USA. The most popular medical procedures in this country are: plastic surgery, organ transplants, cardiac and orthopedic treatments, dental surgery and mental therapies.
Medical tourists in Mexico come from all over the world, famous not only for dental treatment and affordable cosmetic surgery, but for alternative medicine practiced here. Mexico has another advantage linked to its geographical position - located near the US, as it is a popular destination among Americans, especially those who live near the border, in the states of California, Arizona and Texas. Some medical procedures in great demand here include chemotherapy, alternative cancer treatments, plastic surgery and bariatric procedures.
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