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Hi-Tech Vascular Surgeries Save Medical Tourists Time and Money

Hi-Tech Vascular Surgeries Save Medical Tourists Time and Money



Vascular surgery involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the circulatory system.  Highly-trained experts in the field use an array of sophisticated tests like carotid artery scans and perform various surgical procedures such as angioplasty to diagnose and treat everything from varicose veins to aortic aneurysm.

This is serious business, and it can be costly to patients who aren’t covered by a private or government insurance plan.  Fortunately for them, international hospitals in some of’s featured destinations provide more affordable options to those who are willing to become medical tourists and receive treatment overseas.

And if they’re undergoing some of the less-invasive vascular procedures, such as ones for the treatment of varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, or renal artery blockages – these countries allow you to combine your medical care with an unforgettable vacation.

Spain’s 24 Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals include one of the leaders in vascular surgery.  Centro Médico Teknon in beautiful Barcelona offers state-of-the-art direct arterial surgery of the limbs, aneurism surgery, varicose vein surgery, and carotid surgery using minimally-invasive techniques.

Just like its renowned neurosurgery procedures, Singapore has gained a worldwide reputation for excellence in vascular- and cardio-vascular procedures, too.  At one of the country’s finest facilities, Gleneagles Hospital and Medical Centre, the doctors and surgeons comprising the vascular surgery centre are some of Asia’s most experienced; and the hospital offers a comprehensive Coronary Angiogram Package to medical tourists for around US$2,750.

Quality and patient safety are the focus at Hospital Galenia which is located in the resort paradise of Cancun and certified by JCI and two other significant accreditation bodies.  One of its specialties is angiology and vascular surgery, and its medical tourism services include screening, diagnosis, and treatments for irregular heartbeats and coronary artery disease.

Practically any list of medical tourism’s virtues includes Thailand, and here again the country is well-represented.  This time by Chiangmai Ram Hospital in the country’s serene and beautiful north.  Vascular patients certainly feel serene after visiting its renowned Cardiac Balloon Center which performs balloon angioplasty, plus other advanced stent, catheter, and surgical interventions at significant savings over the West.

With respect to making all the lists, the same can be said about Turkey.  As for its inclusion in this one, Anadolu Medical Center is not only JCI-accredited and affiliated with the US’s famous Johns Hopkins Medical Center, its catheterization lab uses the most advanced technology in Europe.  Their full range of vascular procedures includes myocardial revascularization, an important alternative for patients unable to receive coronary angioplasty.

So while our last post discussed complementary treatments suitable for medical tourists abroad – particularly dermatology “add-on” procedures – this one introduces an area treatment that’s becoming increasingly popular overseas, for primary reasons like affordability and shorter wait times.