All our patients not only leave satisfied with the medical result obtained they leave thankful for having found a different way of medical care. From the medical point of view it behooves just to mention that in Costa Rica we have the highest longevity index.
Costa Rica is well known around the world as a premier ecotourism destination. Its proximity, stunning scenery and friendly locals have been luring North American travelers for at least three decades, long before the term “ecotourism” became popular.
Canadian born Kevin Stewart, now a resident of the Florida Keys is alive and very well today because of his trip to India for a liver transplant, arranged and expedited by global healthcare company, WorldMed Assist.
While no one should avoid seeking medical care in an emergency, all tourists should be aware that their privacy may receive more or less protection depending on where they are. Depending on where patients are coming from and where they are going.
Does the phrase “medical tourism” accurately describe the emerging phenomenon of large numbers of people traveling to other countries for medical treatment? Or should the phrase be dropped altogether and exchanged for a more “befitting” term.
People have been traveling across the continents in search of cures for any imaginable illnesses and making therapeutic trips for health wellness. In ancient Greece pilgrims and patients came from all over the Mediterranean to the sanctuary of the healing god.
As medical treatment costs in the developed world balloon out of proportion, with the United States leading the way, more and more Westerners are finding the prospect of international travel for medical care increasingly appealing.
The South Korean Government and about 30 private hospitals collaborated to create the Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion also known by its members as the Korean International Medical Service Association.
One in six couples worldwide is suffering with infertility, and this puts a huge strain on the best of relationships. Add to this the concealed doctor’s appointments, the comments at family gatherings, and the isolation of having no one to discuss.
You need just a little extra patience and consideration to have a wonderful experience. The transport and the range of hotels in some ways eclipse those you will find at home and you will comfortably get by with English in any established tourist town or city.
The growing demand for medical tourism has helped thousands of health care providers emerge from all over the globe. Yet, it is the closest neighbor that dominates and that for many reasons.
I always imagined that India was a land of historically and architecturally impressive buildings, colorful and elaborate saris and culturally rich people. On a recent trip to this vast land, I was fortunate to experience the great mixture of cultural diversity.
Owing to the huge difference in dental treatment costs between developed and developing nations, it is not surprising to find that dental patients in greater numbers from developed nations are now seeking standardised dental treatments.
On the way to a job as a Home Inspector, I detoured to the hospital emergency room. Having had several kidney stones in the past, this pain felt higher and more on the side, unlike anything I had experienced before.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio brought their health care ministries together to form CHRISTUS Health. They created a unique purpose in the modern health care market.
Imagine your dental treatment being performed by highly qualified dentists at a fraction of cost than what you would be paying in your own country and combine this with the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of India.
Monterrey, Mexico is one of the loveliest tourism destinations you’ll ever visit. Should business end up taking you there ~ and medical tourism is a business that might ~ afterward, you’ll be asking,: “How is it that Monterrey escaped notice for so long?”
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland is a country in Central Europe with 38 million inhabitants and a total area of about 313 thousands sq km. This makes Poland a very attractive tourism desination with the Baltic seacoast, beautiful rivers, lakes.
It is the top tourist destination in the country and, next to the capital (Manila), the most accessible point in the Philippines. It is known as the Philippines’ Bestseller and, until recently, its best kept-secret for attracting multitudes of tourists, traders.
Grupo CHRISTUS Muguerza accounts for more than 74 years of experience, tradition and catholic inspiration. We service both national patients and international patients through a network of six hospitals, 21 outpatient centers and clinics.
Importantly, Wellness Programs find avid supporters in the government sector which believes in the gospel of health. Encouragement and aggressive support has come in the form of the Public-Private Partnership Task Force on Globally Competitive Philippines Industries.
Monterrey is recognized as the most important health care center of the northeast region of Mexico, with human resources and medical infrastructure above the national average, as well as having one of the highest life expectancy levels.
When a company decides to work on quality and in the pursuit of excellence, once it starts down that road there is no turning back. Since its origins, CHRISTUS Muguerza Alta Especialidad accepted the commitment of spreading within its staff.
In this sense, and in the globalization and competitiveness context, the Mexican Health Care Sector is an unavoidable subject in the Tourist Sector as well. It is necessary to understand how the Medical Tourism market aggregated values are generated.
They go through rigorous procedures using standards that are internationally acceptable. They forge partnerships with external agencies, who themselves have to go through licensing and accreditation.
When it comes to heart surgery, Dr. Jorge Garcia knows that the harmony of details is what creates the symphony in every successful surgery. That’s why one of the best cardiovascular surgeons in the world took an active role in designing the Asian Hospital Medical Center.
South East Asian Airlines (SEAIR) is the Philippine’s distinctive leisure airline. In 1995, it started with flights to Boracay and Palawan and now, it flies to 17 destinations in the country. Most, if not all of its destinations are considered paradise.
Knee replacement surgery in India is world class and patients get huge cost savings. Patients from the UK, US and Canada increasingly prefer India as destination number one for Joint replacements of knee, hip and shoulder and hip resurfacing.
The Philippines boasts of a large number of medical and dental specialists, many of whom are trained in the U.S. at the highest levels. They provide treatment at a fraction of the cost in developed countries.
Beverly Hills Advanced Surgery Institute legacy found continuity in the other half of the world, in the wake of the creation of the Philippine Medical Tourism Program, the country’s stepping stone to the development of a medical tourism infrastructure.
Makati City in Metro Manila hosts the Philippines’ premier business hub. It is one of Asia’s sterling examples of self-engineering to provide urban capitals with livable environments, stimulating cultural fare, contemporary leisure and shopping enclaves.
Seoul is not only the capital of Korea, but also the largest city in Korea. Ever since King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty moved the capital of Korea to Seoul, it’s been the axis of economy, politics and culture.
We had an opportunity to interview Dr. Fawzi Al-Hammouri of Specialty Hospital in Jordon about this phenomenon. He states, “Specialty Hospital receives patients from 48 countries.
Home of LG, Samsung, Hyundai, Kia and a couple dozen other worldwide famous brands, South Korea is the leader. It's advanced technology, well-developed infrastructure and large capital are the foundation of its superiority in engineering, construction, machinery.
Medical service providers in Costa Rica such as hospitals and clinics have been stuck in their own little bubbles. Support services such as hotels, recovery retreats, spas, and transportation/tour operators have followed this model as well.
Mauro Batesteza, Head of International Marketing at Barcelona Medical Centre in Spain spoke on a panel session at the World Medical Tourism Congress about ”European Healthcare at Its Best for Medical Tourism.”
Singapore has clearly emerged even further as a major medical center for Asia Pacific and a world-class healthcare hub. It comprised of not just high quality health services, but complimentary research and education capacities.
Inha University Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in South Korea to install a 4th generation and 4-dimensional Robotic CyberKnife Radiosurgery system for treatment of various cancers and lesions in the body and central nervous system.
Korea has become one of the leading liver transplantation countries in the world in terms of case number and outcome. A multi-institutional clinical study on liver transplantation conducted in Korea reported a 3-year survival rate of 91.4% in liver cancer patients treated.
As fees for state of the art medical support are sky rocketing, access to optimal medical care is becoming more difficult for an increasing number of people who have insufficient health insurance.
Brazil has a cultural history of following the more developed countries in the activities that are going well. Even in segments where it holds leadership, Brazil has not always acted with an entrepreneurial attitude.
Medical tourism has come into its own as a natural extension of the globalization we all are witnessing around the world. People seeking out the most competent medical and dental providers around the world as a means of obtaining quality care.
The nation of Chile is vibrant with opportunity, particularly in the field of medicine. Healthcare has come a long way and now that country is making another leap forward by becoming involved in the burgeoning field of medical tourism.
Medical tourism signifies activities that combine health care with economical, short vacations. The rapid expansion and growth of the medical industry due to globalization, the problems related with health systems in some countries.
In the UK, HCA International offers expert clinical care across an extensive rage of specialties at six leading London Hospitals. Each of which attracts world-class physicians and consultants from London’s eminent teaching hospitals.
Medical tourism has been around through the ages and people have taken all opportunities to travel for healthcare. However, while travel for health is not a new concept or emerging trend in countries such as Germany, France or Turkey.
As we create our healthcare clusters, it is important to think about the reinvestment in the public sector. The need for investment in infrastructure to accommodate the increased patient flow and allow the local patients benefits in healthcare as well.
The MTA recently joined forces with EXPORTSALUD, the Export Chamber of Medical Services in El Salvador to host a Familiarization (FAM) Tour in which six different U.S. based medical tourism facilitators had the unique opportunity to visit El Salvador.
El Salvador, a country with barely 21,000 square kilometers of land, gives you the opportunity, in a matter of hours or minutes. Algid mountains where one can breathe fresh air and smell exotic tropical flowers while tasting wild berries.
Austria not only is the heart of Europe from a geopolitical point of view, it is also a renowned medical competence center. The so-called “first and second Viennese medical school” have become keywords with an impact reaching far beyond Austria’s borders.
Currently more than one in three people will develop cancer during their lifetime. The Rinecker Proton Therapy Center in Munich, Germany offers a new chance to cure cancer as modern proton therapy promises to be superior to the techniques of photon therapy.
For decades, patients have come from around the world for specialized treatment at the Texas Medical Center. The Center welcomes international patients who arrive for initial diagnosis, treatment for a disease or disorder, a valued second opinion.
Jackson International becomes one of the best options for foreign patients looking for top rated care in the United States. Jackson International links foreign patients in need of treatment for complex medical and surgical care.
Bumrungrad International in Bangkok Thailand is one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia with 554 beds and one of the largest international hospitals in the world with up to 400,000 international patients annually.
The only constant in science has and always will be change. Facts that were incontrovertible transform into things that we now have control over. And new facts are discovered to take their place which will in turn become altered or understood in new ways.
The data about Medical Tourism shows it is already taking off, with projections that it will skyrocket even more in the next decade. Over 50 countries have already identified medical tourism as a national industry.
M. D. Anderson is one of the largest, most-respected centers in the world devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention and has been working to eliminate cancer for more than sixty years.
The leadership and commitment to continuous improvement has resulted in a state of art hospital equipped with high technological advances. The Specialty Hospital operates through a strong belief that patient safety and the quality of the services delivered is truly a necessary investment.
The recommendation of the American heart specialists was made accordingly, the medical situation was special. Along with the mitral valve defect that needed to be repaired, the patient had a few complications that dramatically increased.
The Jordan Hospital Cardiovascular Center is a renowned tertiary care center in the Middle East. The center applies the highest international standards in the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases and abides by the most stringent guidelines for treatments.
Jordan Hospital and Medical Center is a multispecialty state of the art medical center that provides high quality expertise found in the most regarded healthcare centers worldwide. It is a well renowned regional hub for medical tourism in the Middle East.
Al-Essra hospital was established in September 2001, the realization of a dream which sought to provide health care services. Al-Essra is a private hospital which provides crucial services and a high standard quality of care that is patient focused.
The Berlin Senate made the decision to develop Berlin to become one of the leading regions in the health sector of Germany. The intensive and fruitful cooperation between both Lands with their ideally complementing health services is materialized.
The DRK Kliniken Berlin is characterized by many years of experience in high-performance medical treatment. Our partner, the German Red Cross Nursing Corps, Berlin branch is a synonym in this city for a tradition of highly qualified nursing care.
Germany has one of the world’s leading health care systems in terms of patient’s safety, outcome quality and process performance. Having high standards in diagnostics and therapy, high patient safety standards and one of the world’s highest environmental standard, goes hand in hand.
Addressing the technical skill and capacity of the Philippines, Ledesma spoke to the international standards of Philippine health care. The medical center has quadrupled in size and has become widely regarded as one of the top medical facilities in the nation.
The country of Guatemala is full of diversity, beauty, culture and attractive health and wellness treatments available to the international patient. With its central location, Guatemala is an up and coming destination with state of the art technology.
Already a booming tourist spot, the Caribbean is suited to meeting the needs of travelers. We can and do bring you the best in American medicine, where it is better in the Bahamas, Dr. Brown said. We’re only some 48 miles off the coast of Florida.
As a young and developing industry niche, medical tourism is constantly in the process of being shaped by those involved in it. Each of their countries share, a development which has effectively increased medical tourism and the efficiency.
Korea made a significant investment in medical tourism this year, becoming a platinum sponsor for the World Medical Tourism. Korea covers the full spectrum of the healthcare industry from pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food products and ancillary services.
Representatives of GHI, Global Health Israel, the medical tourism company that partners with MTA in Israel, attended the Second Annual WMT & GHC in Los Angeles. Mr. Moshe Steiner, GHI’s President, and Ms. Natalie Steiner, Vice President of Marketing, presented the company’s past and future.
Medical tourism, the practice of crossing international borders for more affordable and available health care procedures at uncompromised quality, is a nascent and high growth industry, with U.S. patients actively seeking care in medical centers around the globe.
Medical tourism is an increasingly popular trend that has expanded over the border region of Mexico and the U.S. The economic situation in the U.S. has left a large number of Americans without health insurance and unable to pay for expensive surgeries.
South Africa has traditionally been featured as a preferred destination for the medical traveler particularly in the field of emergency treatment. Coupled with impeccable and internationally recognised expertise, the astounding tourist destinations offer a balmy spot.
The Middle East has unique dual position in the Medical Tourism Industry. On one hand the regions well-developed hospitals are preparing to capture the international market for elective procedures on the other international healthcare organizations.
Hospital Clinica Biblica is one of the most well known hospitals in Latin America. Brad Cook is one of the major reasons why the hospital has been receiving the lion’s share of international patients to Costa Rica.
Chihuahua has the support, infrastructure and dedication to become one of the top Medical Tourism Destinations of Latin America. From the Cima Hospital to the Oncology Center to Copper Canyon, the entire experience was excellent.
Bumrungrad was the first JCI-accredited hospital in Asia and is one of the world’s most popular medical destinations. The hospital offers over a thousand specialists, 230 of which have been American board-certified.
The American religious communities have always maintained a strong spiritual connection to Israel. Israel’s advanced medical treatments, some of the best in the world, cost only a fraction of the U.S. equivalent, while being the leading edge of medicine.
Singapore is home to over 4 million residents; all of whom benefit from a thriving biomedical industry. It's an integrated healthcare structure, a large base of skilled medical professionals, the latest in medical technology and an international system.
Set high in the mountains on an agricultural reserve, Las Joyas is surrounded by picturesque views of pure greenery. Standing in stark contrast to the beautiful scenery is the rural, impoverished community, consisting of shacks assembled with corrugated tin.
Medical care in Korea has developed alongside the other high-tech industries here and currently the medical establishment provides care that is among the best in the world. People from around the globe begun to travel to Korea for quality, affordable care.
Global healthcare refers to the growing international trend towards the greater utilization of medical services overseas. In 2005 alone, over 19 million people worldwide traveled overseas to access medical services.
The MTA in partnership with the Korean Health Industry Development Institute concluded the 1st Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference, South Korea. 28 Countries and 6 Continents were represented at the conference, which was the largest presence of international healthcare “buyers”.
The Egyptian Wellness & Medical Tourism Summit took place in Cairo, Egypt March 30th through April 1st 2010. With no current Medical Tourism initiatives, this summit was Egypt’s first step in developing a Medical Tourism Program.
The San Vicente de Paul Hospital – Rionegro will be a hospital complex with 12 specialized centers, 500 beds. With an investment greater than 100 million dollars, the first phase will be delivered in the first semester quarter of 2011.
The MTA is made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and members who collectively share the goal of promoting the utmost quality of healthcare to patients on a global scale.
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital has adopted a total building performance approach to ensure optimal energy performance and the delivery of a green hospital. This approach focuses on aspects such as water and energy efficiency, environmental protection.
Obama’s Healthcare Reform might bring hope (if not solutions) for millions of Americans, but global healthcare challenges are far bigger than a reform can solve. Challenges are increasing dynamically and no obvious solution is in blue print.
Whether visiting for medical reasons or otherwise, New Zealand tops the list in terms of a travel destination. This small but perfectly formed country is located in a remote spot in the Southern Hemisphere, and is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation.
Accreditation Canada defines accreditation as one of the most effective ways for health service organizations to assess and improve the quality. Over the years, the concept of healthcare accreditation evolved from hospital standardization to the assessment of health services.
Belt and Road Tourism in Guilin has a unique advantage as a landmark in China and leader of reform in tourism circle. The party committee and government place a high priority on the establishment of the Guilin International tourist destination.
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Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea this city brings in visitors from all over the world to experience the historic beauty. Spain has become a world leader in organ donation since it set up a network of transplant coordinators in 1989 at all hospitals.
Brazil... home to rolling hills rainforests and pristine beaches. Singer Jorge Ben Jor described it best in a song: Moro num. This pure wonderland is the largest country in South America and the economic power in the region.
There are at least FIVE main reasons why you should attend the 3rd Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. September is right around the corner and the Medical Tourism Association is holding its 3rd Annual WMT & GHC.
One of the world’s most popular medical tourism destinations is affected by a shocking terrorism attack. Patients who had preferred the country’s top medical centers for advanced treatment and modern technology begin switching to hospitals in other countries.
Orthopedic surgery has often been considered a largely inpatient specialty due to the common association of this field. Such as hip and knee replacement, since this process can require several days of hospitalization patients seeking major joint replacement surgery.
It is time that Canadians are educated on the newly coined term “Medical Tourism” as an available option for medical procedures. The concept of “tourism” may be misleading for many times the typically advised tourist activities would be limited.