One of the primary benefits of medical tourism is the huge potential for savings. Even when the cost of the plane ticket and accommodation, for the weeks that you are there are added in, treatment in a foreign country can still be significantly cheaper than back home.
Through Tour Medical the cost can be as little as a fifth of what it would cost to have the same treatment in the UK & Ireland. Dental work provides the greatest overall savings, but other cosmetic and major surgeries can be had at a significant discount as well. Usually, hospitals and clinics abroad are willing to give you an estimate of the cost, as they know they are going to be cheaper than you would pay in your home country.
This can help to avoid many of the hidden costs that can be associated with surgery. It should also be noted that some insurers will cover overseas surgeries. Check with your insurance provider to see if you are eligible to have these costs covered
Availability and lack of a wait is also a major benefit of taking your treatment abroad. Wait times for surgery can be months or up to a year in some cases and those needing treatment more quickly might actually be better served by seeking treatment elsewhere.
Most surgeries whether major or cosmetic can be scheduled within a few days or weeks if done in a less overburdened foreign hospital. Whether you have a pressing need due to personal comfort and quality of life, or if you simply want to get it taken care of more quickly, medical tourism can be a great way to more easily and quickly get the attention you need.
Though it might come as a surprise to some, one benefit to traveling for medical reasons is that you may actually be able to get better and more personal care at a foreign facility than you can get at home. Many hospitals specialize in medical tourism, and in order to draw in customers they provide exceptional quality and service.
Depending on your destination you have the opportunity to get treatment from some of the best doctors in their field, many of which will have been trained at prestigious institutions abroad. Equipment and facilities are actually very comparable to those at home and patients will often find that they can afford a more luxurious hospital stay abroad than they could at home.
Medical tourism isn't just about getting more reasonably priced medical care; it's also a great way to spend your recovery in a relaxing and beautiful environment, free from the ringing phone and responsibilities that could plague your recovery at home. You will have the opportunity to spend your recuperation time under an umbrella on the beach or shopping in luxury boutiques.
The savings on the surgery can also allow you to bring along friends or family members and still pay less than you would have at home. Bringing along familiar faces can also help make getting treatment in a foreign country less intimidating. Many package deals are also available which can help you easily bundle your treatment in with sightseeing, massages, and spa treatments.