A growing number of patients from different parts of the world are booking cheap flights to India for medical treatment. Some of the most cost effective medical procedures in India are cardiac treatments, orthopaedic surgeries, and liver transplants.

Medical Tourism in India is fast becoming one of the top reasons prompting patients from across the world into buying air tickets to the country. In fact, a study conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry reveals that medical tourism can become a business worth $2.3 by 2012 in the country. There are many factors that are boosting medical tourism in India. These include some of the best doctors in the world, a large population of well qualified and caring English speaking medical staff, and the astronomic price differential of treatment. Check out information on some of the most popular medical remedies in the country.

Cardiac Treatments

Patients from different parts of the world book flights to India to get treated at famous hospitals like Apollo, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), and Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre. Dr Naresh Trehan and others of his ilk have taken heart treatment to a whole new level in India. In fact, there are quite a few renowned hospitals in India that provide basic preventive care as well as highly advanced curative treatments. The price differential for heart care surgery in India is huge when compared to costs in most of the other developed countries in the world. For instance, a heart surgery costing about £18,500 here in the UK may well be available for £5,000 in India. Sophisticated diagnostic technologies like Echocardiography with coloured Doppler, Nuclear Scanning and Coronary Angiography are available in India. These hospitals also have a high success percentage. Some of the other famous hospitals are Balaji Heart Hospital Mumbai, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology in Bangalore, Sree Sudihindra Medical Mission Hospital in Cochin, Heart Hospital in Calicut, and Cardiology Hospital in Kanpur.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Many people also catch flights to India for advanced orthopaedic therapies such as Birmingham Hip resurfacing technique, traditional hip and knee replacements, limb lengthening, and Ilizarov technique. Be it bone tumours, broken bones, or arthritis, Indian hospitals are equipped to deal with most orthopaedic conditions at nominal costs. Complex treatments like Mismatched Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants and Cord Blood Transplants have been carried out with positive results at almost 1/10th of the cost of such procedures in the West. A knee joint replacement surgery costing about £3,000 in India can cost as much as £10,000 in Britain. The operation theatres of Apollo hospital inDelhi and quite a few other hospitals have the facility of Laminar Air Flow with quality at par with the best of the UK and the USA.

Dental Care

The cost of dental care in the UK and many of the other advanced countries is another reason that sends more and more people scrambling for cheap flights to India. Roughly, a metal free bridge treatment in India costs about £613, while the same treatment in the UK can cost about £5,500. Similarly, root canal treatment with a general dentist in the UK costs approximately £300, while the same treatment is available from top of the line Indian dentists for about £60. Furthermore, a top end dentist in the UK is likely to charge about £600 for a root canal treatment. Dental treatment in India spans a wide ambit that includes Intra mouth dental scanning, dental implants, non golden ceramic caps under microscopic control, general anaesthesia surgery, and vertical and horizontal bone grafting.

Liver Transplant

Liver Transplant, also known as hepatic transplantation, is a complicated operation and has a very high success rate in India. The most commonly used technique for this operation in India is hepatic transplantation, which involves the replacement of one’s own liver with that of a donor’s. The cost of this operation in India works out to be almost 50% lower than in the UK or the US. Many of the Indian hospitals have specialised liver ICUs manned by doctors who have had years of experience in reputed hospitals in overseas locations like the US, the UK, and Japan. Some of the well known hospitals performing liver transplant are CMC Hospital, Vellore, St Johns Hospital, Bangalore, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai, and Apollo hospital, Chennai. Most of these cities are also well connected with cheap flights to India, which further save costs.

Alternate Healing

India is reputed throughout the world for its Alternate healing systems like Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy, Yoga, and Naturopathy. Many of the places for such treatments happen to be located in popular Indian travel destinations. For instance, centres for yoga and naturopathy are scattered across Indian states like Kerala, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh. This makes one’s airfares to the country all the more worthwhile as along with experiencing these ancient healing therapies, visitors also get to check out these hot tourist attractions. Alternate healing systems do not simply rely upon administering drugs and take a holistic approach towards health by focusing upon the patient’s mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well being.

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