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India’s new M-type visas is good news for medical tourists. The visas are valid for a full year and are issued to accompanying companions and family members.

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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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

Risk Factors and Causes of Cancer

22 October 2014

All types of cancer are believed to start due to an abnormal cell. When the genes that govern cell division are altered or damaged, they can lead to an abnormal growth of cells. If these abnormal cells survive, they may multiply further without any control, and lead to the formation of malignant tumors. The root cause of cancer can be pinned down to the presence of altered genes, referred to as mutated genes. Genes can be mutated at birth from heredity or occur spontaneously through an individual's lifetime due to multiple factors. While some factors, like lifestyle choices, can be changed to reduce the chances of occurrence of cancer, others like inherited gene mutations cannot be altered. More and more patients from Western countries are choosing to travel abroad for cancer treatments (oncology) due to their affordability. China, India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are some notable healthcare destinations that provide medical tourists world-class quality cancer treatments at affordable costs. Read More

Chronic Disease Definition, Causes and Treatment Options

21 October 2014

Chronic diseases are persistent and long-lasting conditions. The US National Center for Health Statistics defines chronic disease as a condition that last for three months or longer. While treatment of chronic illnesses helps keep their symptoms under control, they cannot be completely cured. Statistics reveal that chronic illnesses are responsible for nearly 70 percent of the deaths in the US population, with about 1.7 million people succumbing to chronic conditions ever year. In fact, the WHO says that chronic illnesses are one of the major causes for premature death worldwide. Read More

Cosmetic Foot Surgery: Options, Procedure and Cost

06 October 2014

Cosmetic foot surgeries are growing as a popular means of improving the aesthetic appearance of feet. A number of people are unhappy with the appearance of their feet and cosmetic foot surgery gives them an opportunity to improve it by modifying the toe length, toe size or foot width as desired. Read More

Pros and Cons of Surrogacy

03 October 2014

Statistics show that nearly 7.3 million individuals in the US suffer from infertility issues. Surrogacy is a procedure through which a surrogate carries a baby till term for couples who are unable to conceive. This gives them an opportunity to be parents despite being infertile. Read More

Colon Cancer Treatment Options

01 October 2014

Every year, over 106,000 American citizens suffer from colon cancer, although the survival rates have seen an improvement over the last 15 years. When diagnosed in its early stages, the odds of curing the cancer go up to nearly 90 percent. A majority of cases of colon cancer originate in the glands present in the colon or rectum lining. Most colon cancer cases start in the form of benign polyps that transform into a cancer. Read More

What is Heart Bypass Surgery? When is it Performed?

29 September 2014

The heart is a vital organ that pumps blood through the body. The coronary arteries can suffer blockage due to the build-up of fatty deposits through the years. When the coronary arteries get blocked, it can lead to a heart attack. In fact, clogged arteries and heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death in the United States and many other countries around the world. Read More
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