Over the last decade, Medical Tourism has emerged as a major driver of foreign exchange in India. The major reason behind the uprising popularity of medical tourism in India is the high standards of health care facilities at comparatively low costs. People from First World Countries and Third World countries are choosing India as their base to get their medical treatments and crucial surgeries done. Though affordability factor is the trump card for Indian economy, other factors which equally contribute in the growth of medical tourism in India include high quality medical services, inexpensive long term accommodation, vast pool of skilled doctors & surgeons, state-of-the-art infrastructure and compassionate staff of the hospitals.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), organ transplants, cosmetic surgeries, cardiology, dentistry, oncology, urology, neurology and orthopedic are some of the fields that are encompassed under the roof of Indian Medical tourism. Here we’ll be going to touch 3 crucial arenas in the vast repertoire of medical treatments that can be rightly called the buzzword in global medical travel.
In general terms, organ transplant is referred to the procedure of replacing a failing organ of the body with that of a donor. The body parts that are transplanted include liver, kidney, heart, lung and small intestine. Any kind of transplant requires blood group matching and health check up of the donor. Donors suffering from underlying health problems are not appropriate for transplantation. Liver transplants are caused by diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver and also due to certain medications. Other is kidney transplant caused by diseases such as diabetes and lupus. In such cases, family members are considered as the best donors as the perfect match is required. The living organ donation is done when only one kidney is required. This is done because the donor can live with a single kidney as well. For transplantation of both kidneys, selecting a patient on life support as the donor is the better option. But the organ transplantation is not the end of the disease. It follows a long recuperation process with intense medication where in patient is kept on strong immunosuppressant drugs so that implanted organ can work properly.
Good and appealing appearance plays a very vital role in modern life. The perpetual advancement of medical science has brought new techniques in cosmetic surgery. This is the core reason why more and more people are opting for cosmetic surgeries. Major cities of India such as New Delhi and Mumbai are fast turning into cosmetic surgery capitals of the country. Medical centers in these cities are competing with each other to provide the best of facilities in the realm of medical technology at your disposal. The beneficial aspect of this healthy completion for medical tourists is that they get world-class treatments at a fractional cost. Butt Augmentation, face lift, hair restoration, breast reduction, Rhinoplasty, lip reduction, Liposuction and Botox fills are few treatments in cosmetic surgery offered in India. Major Centers in New Delhi such as Max Hospital in Gurgaon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Vasant Kunj and Fortis Hospital are among the major players in providing this customized treatment in a cost-effective manner.
In Vitro Fertilization
A lot of people around the world are dealing with infertility through In Vitro Fertilization which is a boon for medical advancement across the globe. During an IVF treatment, the egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body. Later, the egg is implanted into women uterus by the doctor with a hope that it will cause pregnancy. There are various additional techniques that are routinely used in the process of IVF such as egg retrieval, egg & sperm preparation, embryo transfer and ovarian hyper stimulation.
The briefly described aforementioned treatments are just a few in the vast repertoire of treatments for which medical travel is opted. India is fast emerging as a major player in providing these treatments at a fractional cost when compared to that in countries in the other hemisphere. So if you are looking for a high-end medical treatment with quality services, India is probably the best bet available in present scenario. Private tour operators in association with corporate hospitals, clinics, expert surgeons and hospitality groups work in a co-operative nexus to avail medical tourists from all around the world.