By Omar A Siddiqui, Managing Director, Medicure Medical Travels
With the rising demand for affordable medical treatments, medical tourism is very much in the demand. The heavily subsidized packages and offers are the big reason why people prefer treatment abroad to avail the best medical facilities at a low price. American patients are the ones who are mostly taking part in this perspective. With the same infrastructure and medical treatments offered in America, India is becoming the ultimate destination for medical tourism for Americans at reasonable cost.
Medical tourism, also known as health tourism, the term evolved from the rapid growth of an industry where people from all around the world visits other countries to obtain treatments. Most commonly includes dental care, cosmetic surgery, heart surgery, orthopedic surgery, elective surgery, and fertility treatment, while at the same time people also like to enjoy the tour, vacationing, and experiencing the attractions of the countries that they are visiting.
There are many advantages of medical tourism. Country like India, is one of the leaders in the medical tourism and healthcare providing industry. It is becoming the first priority destination of choice for a wide range of medical treatments. Some of the advantages of medical tourism India are:
- Internationally accredited medical facilities
- Highly qualified doctors/surgeons
- Medical treatments are lower by at least 60-80%
- No wait-lists
- Fluent English speaking staff
- Can easily be combined with a holiday /business trip
How Americans Benefit Due To It
As the cost of medical facilities in America is very high. The government of America is unable to control the excessive price hikes of different healthcare facilities. That is why the Americans in the favor of treatment abroad do so by traveling to one of the leading medical tourism destination in the world like India. Americans can avail the major surgeries which are cheaper by 70% of the cost back home. Moreover, the opportunity of vacationing with a medical treatments in one package, it is so lucrative that American patients could not resist it.
Why Americans Choose To Travel To India For Treatment
India offers world class medical facilities, similar with any of the western countries. India has state of the art hospitals and the top qualified doctors. They have best infrastructure, the best possible medical facilities, Americans can get the treatment done in India at the lowest charges. Moreover, they will also get the chance to discover India at the same time. There are many hospitals in India that lead the medical tourism revolution but the best internationally accredited hospitals in India are:
- Apollo Hospitals
- Wockhardt Hospitals
- Aravind Eye Hospitals
- Leelawati Hospital
- Vivek Saggar’s Dental Care & Cure Centre
- PD Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre
- Christian Medical College
- Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital
Cost of surgery in India
The cost of surgery in India almost three times less expensive in comparison to America. High quality surgery in India, for instance a knee replacement surgery will cost $40,000 in US, but $8500 in India. Similarly, in the US for a bone marrow transplant the cost is around $400,000, but in India it will cost just $30,000. This low cost surgery in India will save around 70-75 percent of the total cost which includes medical services, accommodation and food services. Therefore, for Americans getting treatment in India is a sensible and logical choice.
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