There are a number of reasons why people travel to another country for better treatment / surgery. The prominent reasons are listed below.
1. Medical Tourism for uninsured / underinsured. As insurance costs skyrocket, many Americans decide against getting themselves insured. Even insured find out that many of their medical conditions are not covered. Medical Tourism brings the much needed relief to them by providing world class treatment at amazingly low prices.
2. Medical Tourism for Advanced treatment / surgery It was always a tough choice citizen of countries where advanced medical treatment / surgery is unavailable. Only the extremely rich could afford the heavy bills of medical treatment in the USA / UK, But no more. With the prices as low as 1/5th to 1/10th of the west and medical treatment and care of same standards, India today receives more medical “tourists” than any other country.
3. Medical Tourism for elective surgery A fairly large number of tourists seek out elective procedures such as cosmetic surgery, dental treatment and host of wellness treatments.
4. Medical Tourism for Quick treatment / surgery (No Wait List). Waiting to relieve the pain could be daunting. If the treatment is sponsored by the government but available after a long queue, it could be quite unbearable. Medical tourism treatment / surgery is available quickly and as per your schedule.