Medical tourism: Queues & costs send Brits packing

Medical tourism: Queues & costs send Brits packing

A growing number of Britons are going abroad for medical treatment. Hundreds of thousands of UK citizens are turning to overseas doctors for procedures from cosmetic surgeries to dental work.

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Cost of Surgery prompts Americans to Seek Treatment Abroad

Cost of Surgery prompts Americans to Seek Treatment Abroad

Eleven million patients worldwide travel to other nations for surgery because of the lack of affordable medical treatment in their home countries. The medical tourism industry is valued at 9 billion. VOA’s Arturo Martínez reports from Los Angeles.
Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/a/cost-of-surgery-prompts-american-to-seek-treatment-abroad/3640034.html

What are the REAL Travel Costs of Going Abroad for Medical Treatment?

What are the REAL Travel Costs of Going Abroad for Medical Treatment?

►►http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/services◄◄ Affordable health checkup packages, surgery and medical treatment in a JCI accredited hospital, working by the highest industry standards.

When considering to go abroad for medical treatment, many people take into consideration the extra price involved: flights, transportation, daily expenses in another country.

Lithuania, while offering world-class medical care and western-European culture, is a choice of many due to the low travel costs and very convenient transportation.

Vilnius is just a 2,5-hour flight away from London which makes it one of the most attractive medical treatment destinations for UK patients. Flight costs are impressively low on a regular, non-holiday week: one passenger would pay about 50 GBP on average for flight tickets both ways. While the prices may get slightly higher around weekends and on holiday, they are still extremely low, making it an easier for patients who are on a budget to choose their medical treatment destination.

Vilnius is a very European city with very friendly and nice people – at the same time, it‘s very cozy and convenient in terms of transportation.

„We have drivers and medical assistants who pick our patients up from the airport and it takes not more than 15 minutes to get from the airport to the hospital, even on rush hours. For British people, who are used to spend 2-3 hours in traffic daily, this is unheard of.“ – says Andrius Jonutis, the General Deputy Manager at Kardiolita Hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania.

„Even with all expenses added: flights, a hotel for a couple days, meals and transportation, the total expense one would need to plan for, would not exceed 300 Eur – knowing patients also save up to 60% for surgery or their chosen medical services, these are significant savings – especially knowing they get the same high quality services as they would in Germany or the U.S.“ – Andrius Jonutis adds.

At Kardiolita hospital, full health checkup prices start at 340 Eur, and surgeries are up to 70% cheaper than in the UK – visit http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/services for more information.

To schedule an appointment or with any questions, send a message to: http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/send-message. Alternatively, please call +44 (0) 203 290 0070 to get all your questions answered.

About Kardiolita Hospital:

Kardiolita Hospital is the leading private general hospital in Lithuania, accredited by the JCI and working by the highest industry standards. Established in 1998 Kardiolita Hospital provides full range of medical services – from comprehensive diagnostics to various surgical treatments within many medical areas. Kardiolita Hospital employs 200+ highly qualified Lithuanian doctors with extensive international experience and treatment performance of more than 45+ medical areas. The hospital has long-term experience in treating international patients.

Contact Information:

Kardiolita Hospital
Phone: +44 (0) 203 290 0070
Laisves Av. 64a, Vilnius, Lithuania
http://TreatmentInLithuania.co.uk
http://www.kardiolita.lt

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Knee Replacement Surgery Abroad: Patients Go Abroad For Low Cost Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery Abroad: Patients Go Abroad For Low Cost Knee Replacement Surgery

►►http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/orthopaedic-surgery-at-kardiolita◄◄ Affordable knee replacement surgery and medical treatment in a JCI accredited hospital, working by the highest industry standards.

Knee replacement surgery is the most common type of surgical treatment for knee, following after knee ligament repair surgery. As surgery prices in most European countries are high, more patients from the UK consider an option to go abroad for knee replacement surgery.

Knee replacement surgery is the only option for patients whose knee joint is worn out, and, in many cases, is the only proven way to increase the range of motion, reduce pain and swelling, and improving the quality of life and mobility.

During knee replacement surgery, worn out and weight bearing surfaces of the knee joint are replaced with artificial prosthesis. When looking at options for knee replacement surgery abroad, most patients review the hospital and the surgeons to choose the right hospital for them. However, not many patients know that additionally to looking at the surgeon‘s qualifications and hospital‘s accreditations, it‘s also important to know what types of joint implants their chosen surgeon has experience in working with.

„At Kardiolita Hospital, our surgeons have 30+ years of experience in operating daily. Our highly qualified and experienced joint replacement surgeons use the newest, 4th generation implants for surgeries – while many other hospitals still operate patients using older implants.“- says Andrius Jonutis, the General Deputy Manager at Kardiolita Hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Low cost knee replacement surgery at Kardiolita Hospital is one of the major reasons for which people from the UK and other countries travel abroad for orthopaedic surgery.

The cost of joint replacement surgery at Kardiolita Hospital is highly affordable and is a fraction of what one would pay for joint replacement surgery in the UK or any other European countries. Visit http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/orthopaedic-surgery-at-kardiolita for more information.

To schedule an appointment or with any questions, send a message to: http://www.treatmentinlithuania.co.uk/send-message. Alternatively, please call +44 (0) 203 290 0070 to get all your questions answered.

About Kardiolita Hospital:

Kardiolita Hospital is the leading private general hospital in Lithuania, accredited by the JCI and working by the highest industry standards. Established in 1998 Kardiolita Hospital provides full range of medical services – from comprehensive diagnostics to various surgical treatments within many medical areas. Kardiolita Hospital employs 200+ highly qualified Lithuanian doctors with extensive international experience and treatment performance of more than 45+ medical areas. The hospital has long-term experience in treating international patients.

Contact Information:

Kardiolita Hospital
Phone: +44 (0) 203 290 0070
Laisves Av. 64a, Vilnius, Lithuania
http://TreatmentInLithuania.co.uk
http://www.kardiolita.lt

Can Medical Tourism Save Us From Obamacare?

Can Medical Tourism Save Us From Obamacare?

Outside of the United States, going to another country for medical care can lead to survival and recovery for patients otherwise facing certain death or long waits for treatment at home. Nigeria has no oncological care to speak of, so cancer-stricken citizens are increasingly going abroad for modern care. Battle-wounded Syrians are getting life-saving surgeries in Turkish hospitals. Canadians come to the U.S. to avoid average wait times of four months for non-emergency procedures.

If the double whammy of Obamacare, which will be fully up and running in 2014, and a rapidly aging population creates pronounced health-care shortages, more and more Americans may soon start looking abroad for fast, affordable, and effective treatments for all sorts of medical problems.

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