Vacation with a Purpose
In today’s global world, it is possible to travel anywhere in the world to receive medical attention. In fact, it is often more cost effective to receive certain medical or dental procedures abroad, especially if you lack adequate medical or dental insurance. Additionally, the wait time is significantly reduced or eliminated compared to the NHS.
Virtually every procedure that can be performed in the UK can be completed abroad; and, in most cases, cheaper. For example, a common procedure like a hip replacement can cost upwards of £9,000. The same surgery outside of Europe in India or Africa could cost half. Breast surgery, liposuction and face lifts are very popular. In addition, there are several world-renowned medical spas in Malta. Cosmetic surgery abroad is a growing industry.
Dentistry abroad is also increasing in popularity. Many procedures are not covered by NHS. Individuals value their appearance and good teeth are an important part of the package. It is possible to receive superior dental care abroad at a fraction of the cost in Europe.
As with any medical procedure, it is important to carefully investigate the physician and medical facility that you choose. There are many companies that arrange Medical Tourism packages that include the medical procedure and tourist activities. This way you can kill two birds with one stone!