The scope of Medical Tourism
Medical tourism has helped in saving numerous lives but have you ever wondered what really the scope of Medical Tourism is? What are the services that you can avail using medical tourism? If you have not, it is about time you ask starting these questions for your own good and if yes, here is the answer:
- Major surgeries and operations
Major operations are often complicated and require urgent treatment in a very short span of time. The major operations include neurosurgery, cardiac surgeries, gynecology, kidney transplant, knee and hip replacement and some general procedures such a gall bladder removal and hernia repairs etc. but are not limited to only these procedures.
- Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery
Medical tourism has also helped the world make a much more beautiful place with its inclusions in the cosmetic procedures. These procedures include buttock augmentations, tummy tucks, breast lifts, botox etc. These procedures are of the elective category unlike the major procedure that demands urgency. These procedures are chosen to be done by the patient based totally on his or her consent to enhance his or her appearance and are not related to life threatening conditions.
- Dental Tourism
Smile is the greatest asset of a person in this harsh world and this category of medical tourism focuses on helping preserve that smile for you. Dental treatments are way too expensive for ordinary people in developed countries, thus, leaving medical tourism and travelling overseas, the only viable option to get things done. Teeth whitening, crowns, implants and more complex cases like maxillofacial surgery which corrects the defects and injuries in jaw, face, neck and head are the most popular procedures that attract people towards medical tourism from all walks of life.
- Alternate Treatments
This has become one of the main categories of focus under medical tourism. Take alternate medicines for instance, these revolutionary medicines claim to treat many such diseases that the conventional or the allopathic treatment fail to treat. However, since these methods are not yet legal in the Western countries, they attract people from these countries in search and hope for better treatment. Most of these treatments also claim that patients do not even have to undergo surgery if the disease is diagnosed in the early or middle stages. These interventions or alternate methods include homeopathy, naturopathy, some cancer therapies, chiropractic, acupuncture, mega vitamin therapy, massage and herbalism.
- Wellness tourism:
Wellness tourism mainly focuses on preserving health as it is and promotes preventive care treatments to achieve the same target. These preventive care treatments include regular medical checkups, meditation, yoga and mega vitamin therapy.