Medical tourism is a boon for many. Sometimes your life can become particularly painful without the right treatment. Diseases can be excruciating, punishing and exhausting, both physically and mentally. Why suffer so much when there are better options available at a much lower price? Medical tourism offers the patients in developed countries a chance of getting cured without breaking their bank or spending all their savings on treatments. Medical tourism has brought a new trend in the medical industry which empowers the patients and gives them many options to choose from and take the charge of their own treatment. Following are some reasons which should convince you that medical tourism is one of the best choices.
The monetary concerns reign supreme when it comes to treatment of your own or a family member. The best thing about medical tourism is that it cuts down your medical expenses by an approximate 50 to 60 percent. In developed countries like the US and Canada, the cost of the general dental surgeries have skyrocketed and most middle class people cannot afford timely medication, medical checkups or elaborate surgeries. The same treatments at a good nursing home in a developing country along with accommodation and plane fare would cost only half of what you have to spend at your native land.
Patient Care and Services
There is a misconception in the mind of people that nursing homes in developing countries provide patient care and services at low cost. For example at the Bumrungrad or Bangkok International Hospital the cost of a suite for the patient includes living room, one large bedroom, two bathrooms at only $200. You can get food, internet connectivity through Wi-Fi and Flat screen TVs. The patient care personnel are well qualified nurses. Warmth and care are given out to both the patients and their family members. Some of the nursing homes also provide translators to remove the language barrier.
A great thing about medical tourism is that the doctors and surgeons are first-rated who’ve earned their degrees from the top medical schools in the US or other developed countries. Most of the medical tourism facilities have got approval from the western medical associations of great repute and prestige.
Unlike developed countries, where even getting an X-ray done takes weeks, patients get treatment faster. Treatment starts as soon as you confirm your admission.
Chance of Traveling
A chance to visit exotic locales and being treated by best doctors at the same time is really lucrative. South African hospitals offer a wildlife safari along with the treatment. Many other nursing homes include city tours in the treatment package.