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Medical Tourism Around The World MEDICAL TOURISM AROUND THE WORLD Sky-high health care costs in the U.S. have spurred many consumers to seek treatment abroad, with some even planning vacations around their procedures. Here are the hot spots where medical tourists are flocking. up to 75% off! Dentistry HUNGARY Germans, Austrians, Swiss and other patrons flock to Hungary for cost savings on dental work. One town--Gyor-in NW Hungary, boasts more than 150 dental clnics serving international patients. up to 30X off! up to Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetic Surgery, Cardiac 40% ff BRAZIL SOUTH AFRICA The classic "Surgeon & Safari" cosmetic surgery destination. World's first heart transplant performed at Christiaan Barnard Medical Center in Cape Town. Luxury medical travelers often visit the world-renown Ivo Pitanguy Clinic. So beauty conscious is Brazil you can even obtain cosmetic surgery for your pet. up to Fertility/IVF om ISRAEL up to 50% off Fertility/IVE BARBADOS Israel is one of the world's top producers of medical instrumentation, and a well-known center for Barbados Fertility Centre offers IVF and a host of fertility treatments at 40-60% savings. Success rates are improved over conventional strategies by offering a stress-reduced environment in a resort setting. inexpensive fertility treatments. Vision up to 50% off! TURKEY Closer to the US and EU and a coveted tourist destination, Turkey has more American-accredited hospitals (41) than any other country. Tourists take vacation breaks for inexpensive eye check-ups and LASIK treatments. Dunya Goz World Eye Centers, based in Istanbul, have centers all over Europe and Asia. up to 40% off Addiction & Recovery ANTIGUA 383 Crossroads Centre, a 12-step addiction and recovery program founded by Eric Clapton, has welcomed international patients from 30 countries. up to Orthopedics, Cardiology st fl 304 INDIA 234 India is the world's medical travel "thrift" destination with savings of 60-90% on an array of procedures. Harvard-affiliated Wockhardt Hospital has performed more than 20,000 heart procedures, with 98%+ success rates (surpassing US and EU standards). up to 169 Dentistry COSTA RICA 70% off! 113 Dentist's lobbies in San Jose and swanky suburb Escazu are 74 46 filled with Americans and Europeans seeking savings on expensive restorative and cosmetic work-crowns, bridges, implants, dentures. Meza Clinic is fully accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Cancer up to 40% off! SINGAPORE Singapore ranks 6th in healthcare worldwide (compared to the US 36th ranking (source: World Health Organization). For cancer, Singapore's clinics and hospitals boast some of the world's best diagnostics. Patients visit for diagnosis, then head home for treatment. John's Hopkins International Medical Centre in Singapore specializes in cancer treatments. 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Growth of Joint Commission International Accredited Hospitals (Overseas hospitals certified for meeting U.S. quality and safety standards) up to 70% off! Dentistry, Bariatrics MEXICO Monterrey boasts four first-rate American-accredited hospitals offering bariatrics and weight-management programs to obese Americans at 40-60% savings. Each year more than 50,000 Americans cross borders into Mexico for dental work alone. up to Health Screenings H 70% off! MALAYSIA Malaysia is medical travel's best-kept secret, with fluent English spoken everywhere and cost savings comparable to India in a less adventurous setting. Savvy patients can obtain a full executive "well-man" or "well-woman" screening--including vision, dental, hearing, MRI, PET Scan-for around SUS1500--more than enough savings to pay for a vacation in Kuala Lumpur and environs. Everything up to 75% off! THAILAND Thailand boasts world-renown Bumrungrad International, the grandaddy of international hospitals and Asia's first American accredited facility, with 225 US board certified physicians and surgeons. Bl welcomes 400,000 international patients annualy from 120 countries, including 25,000 American patients each year. Thailand also known for meticulous cosmetic surgery, including gender reassignment. Dr. Preecha, the King of transgender procedures, has performed 3500 sex reassignment surgeries. Source: Patients Beyond Borders ( Illustration by @shanesnow /

Medical Tourism Around The World

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Sky-high health care cost in the U.S. have spurred many consumers to seek treatment abroad, with some even planning vactions around their procedures. Here are the hot spots where medical tourists are flocking.





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