Medical and Surgical

Top 10 Medical and Surgical Vacations - Overall

Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, California It’s almost a cliché but a lot of people are coming to Beverly Hills for a…

  1. Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, California

    It’s almost a cliché but a lot of people are coming to Beverly Hills for a transformation vacation and they’re coming from other states and abroad including Europe, New Zealand, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia. Here you can wrap a little shopping and sightseeing around your recovery time.

  2. Bangkok Health Services, Thailand

    Thailand has long treated western expatriates across Southeast Asia who work for western companies with flexible, worldwide medical insurance plans. Expat women have long used Thai hospitals to have their babies. Bangkok has now focused on the growth in medical tourism and built the Bangkok International Medical Centre. It offers services in 26 languages and recognizes cultural and religious dietary restrictions. There are six medical facilities in Bangkok that boast hospital accreditation from the United States. Other tourist-oriented medical communities include cosmetic surgery, dental treatments, eye surgery, kidney dialysis and organ transplantation.

  3. India

    India is now considered one of the leading countries promoting medical tourism and even does medical outsourcing, where subcontractors provide services to the overburdened medical care systems in western countries. India’s top-rated education system is churning out an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 doctors and nurses each year.

    Western patients usually get a package deal that includes flights, transfers, hotels, treatment and often a post-operative vacation. You can have hip surgery, open-heart surgery, hip and knee replacements, dentistry, bone marrow transplants, cancer therapy or even pediatric heart surgery.

  4. Brazil

    You’ll look almost as stunning as the local women after the cosmetic surgery treatments here. Although perhaps the reason the locals look so good is because they get a helping hand, in any case it’s easy promotion for foreigners needing a bit of a lift. Have a treatment in Rio and then enjoy the attractions afterwards.

  5. Surgeon and Safari, South Africa

    Order dental, ophthalmic, orthopedic, infertility treatment, hair transplants and cosmetic procedures in South Africa as packages that include accommodation, flights and even adventurous safari packages. Or you could recuperate in a luxury hotel in Cape Town or Johannesburg. This is a very popular option for a quick nip/tuck before seeing the animals and some clever people have nicknamed it the beauty and beast option!

  6. Dental, Hungary

    Tooth fixes here cost less than a third than elsewhere in Europe or the US. Hungary is considered to be the dental capital of the world with a number of huge dental universities. Plus the tourism options afterwards are very affordable so combine a vacation with a filling, extraction or root canal.

  7. Costa Rica

    This is a destination that has long been known for its natural beauty and now increasingly, for its medical and dental services. Cosmetic and dental procedures are the major offers here and as many of the doctors are trained in the US the quality is pretty good. Cut-rate plastic surgery is also on the go and many Americans consider it a ‘nip and tuck’ Mecca. You can get a thigh lift, tummy tuck, arm lift or implants. The fantastic beach resorts here are a great way to recover privately from plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry or eye surgery.

  8. Egypt

    If you’re planning any surgical operations here you’ll probably want to do the sightseeing first as the cultural sites here are often crowded and the weather hot. Or you could elect to go to any of the comfortable, quiet and luxurious stays at Egypt’s Red Sea resorts. Medical and health treatments and color or chromatherapy are common here and the low cost makes it feasible to rent a luxury villa in the year round warm climate.

  9. Poland

    Polish health tourism has a proud two-hundred year old history and is on the increase as people realize the range of medical procedures available, the professional staff and low cost. There’s cosmetic surgery and a whole range of operations from knee surgery to hip replacements. Clients usually choose to combine their treatment abroad with a city break in Warsaw or a full-scale vacation in Europe.

  10. New Zealand

    This new player in the medical travel market focuses on non-acute surgical procedures and fertility treatment. The medical system is based on the British health system and specialists speak English and have received training either here, the US or UK. The costs of private healthcare are cheaper than North America or Europe and there are packages for hip replacement or coronary artery bypass. And of course anywhere on the islands, particularly peaceful lakeside or mountain resorts, is a perfect recovery location.

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