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Add 2.5 million international tourists, a variety of health services, and great deals, and you get the top spot for medical tourism! In 2012, Thailand ranked as the most visited medical tourism destination in the world!

Articles and Guides About Medical Tourism

Keep your finger on the pulse of the Medical Tourism industry with’s new Vital Signs page. Here you can read the most up-to-date Medical Tourism articles, learn about the ins-and-outs of medical travel and find out about all the latest trends of the global healthcare!

Why is this information so valuable to you?  For one thing, Medical Tourism is booming and anyone struggling to afford treatment at home can use the information contained here to get acquainted with their healthcare options overseas.  It’s like a one-stop shop for Medical Tourism resources; a place where patients considering a trip abroad for their medical needs can come to get the low-down.

It’s the ultimate Medical Tourism guide, covering everything from the cost of care in medical holiday hotspots like Thailand and Singapore, to news about popular procedures like dental work and cosmetic surgery, to explanations of what Medical Tourism is exactly, and why you should consider it!

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Forehead Reduction Surgery: The Procedure, Cost & Recovery

29 November 2014

A large forehead or one that is positioned high can make the other facial features appear unflattering. In fact, many individuals feel insecure and self-conscious because of this. While a number of factors like hair loss, genetics or previous surgeries may have caused the forehead to appear relatively large or positioned high, it can be easily corrected by means of a forehead reduction surgery to balance the features and enhance the overall appearance. Read More

What is Chronic Kidney Disease? What are its Symptoms?

26 November 2014

Nearly 26 million of the American adult population suffers from chronic kidney disease, while nearly millions are at a risk of developing it. It refers to a condition where the kidneys have suffered damage and are unable to function optimally. The kidney are responsible for filtering the blood in the body to flush out any additional fluid or waste that may be present in the form of urine. When the functionality of the kidneys are affected, there is a likelihood that waste builds up in the blood, in turn affecting the individual's health. Read More

Reiki Massage: Definition, Benefits & How Does It Work?

25 November 2014

Reiki is an integrative therapy that is used to channel life energy into individuals to bring in positive effects on their mind, body and soul. “Reiki” is derived from the Japanese words - “Rei” which refers to the higher power and “Ki” which refers to life force energy, translating Reiki as life force energies that are spiritually guided. The basic principle of the alternative medicine therapy - Reiki, is that low levels of life force energies can lead to stress and sickness in an individual, while tapping in on life force energies through a Reiki massage can help in enhancing the health and wellness of the person. The technique has been used to promote healing and relaxation in individuals. It is often used along with other conventional medical therapeutic treatments to aid recovery and alleviate side-effects. Read More

Uses of Stem Cells in Treating Diseases

12 November 2014

Despite so much talk about stem cells, and stem cell therapy, many individuals still remain in the dark regarding what stem cells are, and their applications in modern medical practice and healthcare. In essence, stem cells can be defined as the most basic form of cells present in the human body. Stem cells are able to multiply and produce other kinds of cells that are able to perform particular physiological functions. The cells that form via stem cells are referred to as daughter cells. Daughter cells can either become stem cells on their own, or can form cells with specialized functions. Some examples of such cells are brain cells, heart muscle, cartilage, bone and blood cells.  Read More

What is a Firefly Robotic Surgery?

10 November 2014

Robotic surgeries have been one of the most groundbreaking inventions in medical technology enabling surgeons to carry out medical procedures with precision and dexterity, while reducing the recovery period of the patients due to their minimally invasive nature. The invention of the Firefly Fluorescence Imaging technology in the recent past, has helped advance the capabilities of robotic surgical systems further. The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) gave its approval to use the Fluorescence Imaging Vision System as a part of the da Vinci robotic surgical system in 2014, nearly three years after its launch. This system provides real-time visuals of blood flow, blood vessels and the associated tissue perfusion in patients. Surgeons can switch between visible, light, near-infrared and standard light imaging with the help of Firefly systems during the surgery. Read More

Get Affordable Dental Veneers on Your Vacation Abroad

07 November 2014

Dental veneers are extremely thin porcelain or composite resin custom made shells that sit over the front teeth to enhance the smile and cover up discolorations by brightening the teeth. Veneers are bonded to teeth during a dental procedure that calls for minimal use of anesthetics. Veneers make a vast improvement to the overall appearance with the ability to alter and revise shape, length, color and size of teeth. Read More

South Korea Plastic Surgery: Growth and Popular Procedures

31 October 2014

Korea has been long known as a mecca for plastic surgeries and South Korea has established itself as one of the forerunners in the plastic surgery space. Its wealth of skilled surgeons has made medical tourists travel here from across the world to partake in cosmetic surgeries. The presence of state-of-the-art technology has made it easy for plastic surgeons to carry out surgeries with great precision and dexterity for the best results. Affordability is yet another factor that has made South Korea a lucrative pick for medical tourists. A face-lift would typically cost about $10,000 in the US, while the same goes at $2,000 - $3,000 in South Korea. Many medical tourists from China, Russia, Japan, Thailand, the US and the UK are traveling to South Korea for its first-grade cosmetic surgeries that are offered at affordable rates. Read More

Three Main Nervous System Functions

29 October 2014

The nervous system in an individual is the communication channel. It is a complex network composed of neurons, cells that transmit impulses between the different body parts. The nervous system is subdivided into peripheral and central nervous systems. The central nervous system consists of the retina, spinal cord and the brain, while the peripheral nervous system is made up of ganglia, nerves and sensory neurons. Read More

How to Start Medical Tourism Company: A Simple Guide

27 October 2014

It is important to weigh the potential returns a medical tourism business has to offer, before investing in it, as goes with any kind of a business venture. As an owner of a medical tourism company your role will be to offer patients affordable and quality healthcare, while sustaining your business on reasonable profits. The demand for a certain medical procedure or the inbound medical tourist numbers in the current market should give you a fair idea on the kind of reception that your medical tourism company might meet. Read More

Nasal Surgery: Types, Procedures and Recovery

24 October 2014

Nasal surgeries are performed on the interior or exterior part of the nose for various reasons. It can act as a cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. It may be performed to correct deformities in the nasal structure that are acquired or congenital, to enhance the shape or size of the nose, improve breathing or repair injuries. In some cases, a combination of nasal surgeries may be performed to enhance the functionality and form of the nose. Read More
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