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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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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

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
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