A Guide to Medical tourism: Reliable and Affordable Healthcare to Patients Around the World
A guide to medical tourism has arrived. While it may seem like a new concept, medical tourism has been around for centuries and is steeped in tradition.
The first record of Medical Tourism dates back to ancient times, people would travel great distances to seek the help of hot springs, saunas, and faraway health retreats. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians would make their way to the village of Epidaurus in Greece. Once there, they would search out a healing sanctuary called Asclepieion. Today, it is known as the very first medical tourism destination.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, European and American patients continued to travel to find cures, but it wasn’t until the rise of health costs in the 1980s and 1990s that international medical travel became a need. They found the solution to their medical, dental, and surgical needs beyond their borders with global health care.
Why Choose Medical Tourism?
Medical Tourism, Medical Travel, Global Health Care, all these terms describe the same industry: traveling for medical treatments or services to better your way of life. Now with increasing costs of healthcare, lack of accessibility to specialty doctors, and supportive technology, people are making choices to head for medical treatment abroad.
Rising health care costs in the United States and longer waiting times in Canada are inducing patients to seek treatment overseas.
The appeal of this phenomenon is driven by cost savings, sometimes as high as 90%, depending on the procedure and the country in which it is performed, and virtually no wait times. If you find yourself in need of medical or dental treatment, the internet can open the medical world with the click of a button.
Who are we?
Medical Treatments Management assists individuals in making a consumer-driven choice.
We are an international medical facilitator organization that presents a Global Healthcare Network of Health Solutions. We help people choose the best place to travel for treatments, taking into consideration the person’s current health, required treatments, budget, personal preferences, and travel experience.
Once a client has made their decision, MTM makes all arrangements for treatments, wellness management, travel, and much more.
We make traveling to a foreign country for healthcare safer, easier, and less expensive, with help every step of the way.
Is Medical Tourism Safe?
Medical tourism safety, as well as local healthcare safety, is dependent on your research and due diligence. Whether you’re seeking treatment at the hospital in your hometown, or on the other side of the world, you still need to do your homework.
Ultimately, you want to ensure that you have ALL of the information you need to make an informed decision about your health. And that’s precisely what the MTM team does to ensure that your medical tourism experience is safe.
What are the Cost Factors?
How much savings or cost has a direct relationship to, quality and service. The consumer chooses how much, but the savings are much less than the average prices in the U.S., MTM helps the consumer make an educated and cost-effective decision when it comes to Medical Tourism.
The cost of the procedure ideally should be the second factor in determining where to go for treatment.
Where should you travel?
Determining the location to have your medical procedure or wellness treatments is one of the toughest choices to consider.
Worldwide there are 10,000’s of global facilities and millions of physicians, doctors, and dentists.
The hospital and particular doctor you chose should be based on your research acquired from testimonials, social networks, and most importantly the accreditation of that specialty physician and hospital.
This educated decision will then be narrowed down for your specific needs for certain medical or wellness treatments. This will determine several international locations or countries with the correct hospitals, physicians, and doctors that you may choose from.
Top Countries for Medical Tourism:
- Costa Rica.
- South Korea.
Most Popular Procedures:
- Plastic and cosmetic surgery.
- Cosmetic dentistry.
- Cardiac/heart surgeries.
- Gender reassignment procedures.
- Treatment of infertility.
Main Reasons people seek Medical Tourism:
- Lower costs.
- No insurance or inadequate insurance coverage.
- Avoid waitlists.
- Procedures are not available in their home country.
- Newly developed procedures not approved by regulatory agencies.
- Stem cell therapy.
- Joint resurfacing.
- Organ transplantation.
- In-vitro fertilization with donor eggs.
- Luxurious accommodations with excellent service.
- Exotic vacation destinations and tax advantages.