Medical tourism overview

Medical tourism is the practice of traveling to another country in order to receive medical and surgical services, it can be heart surgery , plastic surgery, a hip replacement, or dental work.  Depending on the location and procedure, a medical vacation can cost 50%, 30% of what you would pay at home.
Even when you consider other factors such as air fare, hotels, travel insurance, car rentals, shopping, and dining, many medical vacations are substantially more affordable than domestic health care
    
We are pretty sure that you might be wondering: Why traveling to a foreign nation in order to receive medical attention?  Why placing your health in the hands of a total stranger in an unknown nation?  Why paying for extra airfare and hotel accommodations?
Why Medical Tourism?
Well, to tell you the truth, there are plenty of reasons to choose medical tourism:
First of all, it´s cheaper than you think. In fact, it helps you save money.
– Incredible Savings: The top on the list is savings. Depending upon your destination country and the cost of the procedure back home, expect to save at least 50%.
– No Waiting-Lists: Immediate access to service is what attracts those from countries that have public health care system towards medical tourism. You will get your health treatment done in no time. This a tremendous benefit compared to the waiting times in your home country.
– Excellent Medical Quality Another one of the most surprising advantages is getting the most excellence in service, usually even better than in your home country.
 
– World-Class Facilities and Access to Latest medical Technology. Lots of hospitals that specialize in medical tourism provide outstanding quality and service. Equipment and facilities in these hospitals are up-to-date like the leading hospitals in the world.
– Internationally accredited surgeons with impressive academic and experience background.
– Personalized Service: you can enjoy the specially tailored programs to suit your needs.
– Travel Opportunities: This is a great way to visit exotic countries, enjoy new cultures. You can take advantage of the favorable exchange rates. That means you can enjoy a relaxing luxurious atmosphere while you recover from your medical treatment.
Why you should choose Egypt?
The ultimate logistic solution
– “IT’S NOT FAR” The competitive geographical location of Egypt between the Middle East, Europe and Africa and the ease of access to the country make it a golden logistic solution in terms of globalization which is driving large self funded companies and governments’ representatives to seek medical and surgical outsourcing in Egypt.
– “You don’t have to wait” The fact that there are NO waiting lines to get the treatment done, this is a tremendous benefit compared to the waiting times in your home country.
– The easiness of accessibility of the country is a remarkable logistic advantage. The visa process is performed in few minutes at the airport arrival.
– The warm dry climate all over the year is the corner stone of medical tourism in Egypt; you can enjoy the perfect climate in any season.
Tourist attractions:
Egypt is a well established famous touristic destination preferred by 14 million international tourists in 2010. Egypt is considered one of the most important destinations in historical and cultural Tourism, there’s no other places in the world hold more secrecy than Egypt. With its rich mysterious history, pharaonic antiquities and the unforgettable spiritual and cultural experiences of the antique Egypt.
– Egypt is not merely the pyramids and the antique temples. Besides cultural and archaeological tourism, many tourism attraction types have come into existence and addressed broader segments of tourists across the world, including recreational tourism, beaches tourism, religious tourism, therapeutic tourism, eco-tourism, sports tourism, golf tourism, safari tourism, desert tourism, yacht tourism, and maritime tourism in addition to festivals tourism, and cultural events and finally conferences and exhibitions tourism.
– Egypt could be said to have six different tourist super-sites. Each has its own flavor, and mostly each serves a different purpose. Surprisingly, or perhaps not, most of these tourist areas do not depend on ancient monuments to sustain them. In fact, only Luxor is completely dependent on this trade.
– Enormous options of Egypt tour packages planned for all kinds of budgets and for meticulous interests. From classical pharaonic tours to diving, golf, holiday vacations, safaris and a lot more.
Millions of European, American and Rich Arab are now attracted to the Red Sea Coast to enjoy the enormous options for recreation and aquatic sports. Especially Sharm el-Sheikh city, which is one of the largest diving centers in the world. World Travel Awards awarded Sharm el-Sheikh the best global destination for diving in 2007.
Affordability of healthcare:
Patients from everywhere come to Egypt seeking the smart combination of the finest personalized medical care with the unforgettable touristic experience at an affordable and reasonable overall cost. Patients or their insurer can save up to 60% of the US healthcare costs. Certainly these high costs are driving more patients to visit Egypt for treatment.
The lower cost of healthcare is not an indicator of low quality, in fact the quality maybe even better with greater patient satisfaction. The industry has an intensive infrastructure of medical facilities and doctors, more than 240.000 registered physicians. In fact, International reputation and accreditation and the use of the latest technological advances are the main supporting factors for the emerging industry.

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