India Offers the Best Medical Tourism Value
If you’re in line for medical treatment and are considering the possibilities that medical tourism offers, India would be a terrific place to start your search. Whether for major life saving procedures, cosmetic surgery, or other types of elective surgery, India offers enough choices and value for even the wariest traveler.
I could come up with a hundred reasons, but below are the 4 most compelling factors for India’s growing reputation as a medical tourism haven.
1. Medical Mastery
Success rates in Indian hospitals are on par with those in Western hospitals, and in some cases even higher. Apollo Hospitals, for instance have a 98.5% success rate for cardiac surgeries, and an 87% success rate for bone marrow transplants. And these are procedures that are known for their high infection rate worldwide.
For example, mortality rates at the Escorts Heart Institute for cardiac surgeries are 08.8 per cent, less than half that in major American hospitals. Many experts believe in the next decade or so, Indian surgeons will define the way many medical procedures are performed. And it’s not hard to see where the mastery comes from. An American cardiac surgeon at the time of retirement would be lucky to have completed 2500 surgeries. In India, doctors in their 30s easily clock up to 3,000 cardiac surgeries.
2. Competitive Pricing:
India offers unbelievably affordable pricing. Even in the South Asian region, rates for major elective surgery procedures in India are lower than neighboring Thailand (another major medical tourism contender). The cost of tummy tuck surgery in India is approximately $2700, while the cost of tummy tuck surgery in Bangkok is closer to $3500.
You’re likely to have fewer language barriers in India, the country with the largest English speaking population in the world. You might not always understand the accent (and there isn’t really one Indian accent so you can’t really prepare yourself), but most types of communication can take place without the assistance of a translator.
4. The Taj:
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