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Growth of Worldwide Medical Tourism Market

The worldwide medical tourism market is estimately growing at a rate of 25-35% annually. The high cost of health care and long wait times for some procedures still remain the major factors for growth.

Organ Transplantation Treatments

When an organ is moved from one person to another, or from a donor site on the person's own body to replace an absent or damaged organ, it is said that an organ transplantation has taken place. This is conducted through transplant surgery.

Organs that lend themselves to organ transplants are kidneys, lungs, liver, thymus, intestine, heart and pancreas. Other tissues such as tendons, bones, skin, cornea, veins and heart valves can also be transplanted. Organ donors may be brain dead or living. Tissues can also be harvested from cardiac dead persons for up to 24 hours after the person has died.

Worldwide, kidney transplants are the most popular kind of transplants followed by liver transplants, and heart transplants. Other kinds such as bone marrow transplants and lung transplants follow.

One of the key challenges facing organ transplantation is transplant rejection. Here, the body's immune response tries to reject the transplanted organ as alien. This can lead to transplant failure. However, the chances can be reduced by serotyping and using immunosuppressant drugs.

Skin grafts have been traditionally used to rebuilt noses and other damaged parts of the body - like in case of burns. This technique is called auto grafting. Blood can also be collected from the body prior to surgery and then transfused back into the body later.

People also donate organs to their relatives by organ donation. Another popular concept is paired exchange, where willing donors are matched to recipients through serotyping.

Popular Organ Transplantation Procedures



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Piyavate Hospital

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Accreditation: ISO 9001, HA

Languages: Arabic, Thai, English, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese

Piyavate International Hospital is a publicly-owned health care services facility in Thailand. Since it beganserving patients in 1993, the 27-story hospital on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok has continually d...

Star Medica Merida

Yucatan, Mexico


Languages: English, Spanish

The Hospital Certification is the process by which the General Health Council recognizes Medical attention establishments who participate voluntarily and accomplish more than 1,300 norms and official ...

BayView Hospital

Bridgetown, Barbados


Languages: English

BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...

Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh

Melaka, Malaysia


Languages: English

Established in 1986, Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh has provided unwavering healthcare commitment to the Melaka comminuty for over two decades. Since moving to its present premises in Ayer Keroh in August...

Cira Garcia

Havana, Cuba


Languages: English, Spanish

Now-a-days, the "Cira Garcia" Central Clinic belongs to the Public Health National System of Cuba, and it is part of the subsystem of attention to foreign patients. It is commercialized in the interna...
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