Travelling overseas is now an emerging trend among patients across the world in the lookout for affordable and quality medical services. There are a number of advantages associated with overseas orthopaedic treatments:
Orthopaedic patients travel for the same reason as other medical tourists do – they want quality treatment at affordable prices coupled with the added benefit of recuperation in an exotic foreign destination. It has been seen that a patient seeking any orthopaedic procedure overseas is able to save as much as 75% of the total cost which he/she would have to pay in their homeland. For example, the cost of hip replacement surgery in the UK might range between 9,000-11,000 pounds and by opting to go for the same treatment in India, a patient could save around 5,000-6,000 pounds. Therefore, cost serves as a major factor driving patients abroad for the same.
Hospitals abroad are free from the common trouble of long waiting lines of patients which becomes an incentive for patients especially in case of emergency treatments or surgical procedures.
Another factor that weighs heavy when it comes to matters related to choice of destination or place for orthopaedic procedures is the availability of latest and most technologically advanced methods of treatment. For instance, the technique of Cyberknife robotic surgery used to diagnose and treat cancer and tomotherapy, the latest radiotherapy machine are a few state-of-the-art facilities offered by hospitals in South Korea, an emerging hub for medical tourists.
When seeking treatment overseas, medical tourists encounter numerous JCI-accredited health facilities offering top notch services and excellent environment for recuperation after a prolonged period of undergoing surgical operations. The hospitals are well equipped with the latest medical tools and technology and provide state-of-the-art facilities to patients who undergo surgical procedures here.