Medical tourism has a constantly growing popularity especially among British and Irish patients as the treatment prices are the highest there. Only from the UK an estimated 60.000 people are taking advantage of these opportunities.
Getting that way-too-long-postponed treatment while being a tourist and seeing a new country sounds exciting. But if we are honest to ourselves those advertisements targeting us about how cool is a sightseeing tour topped with a hip replacement surgery is just nonsense.
You won’t be yourself 3 hours after a surgery, regardless of the expertise of your doctors. You’ll need some rest.
So why go all the way to a different country only to have your surgery done? Well the main argument behind having a surgery abroad is the associated, very favorable cost.
But is it really cheaper? I mean paying for the surgery itself is one thing, the additional costs are another. You have to travel to the destination and fly back, you need a place to stay, and you’ll maybe need a visa or an interpreter to communicate your needs. These things aren’t free, we all know it.
Instead of talking about this option on and on without proof let’s look at the numbers, the hard facts instead:
|Treatment||Type||TOPREMEDY Price £||UK Price £||Saving £|
|Hyperhidrosis treatment||Aesthetic||from 430||3,000-4,000||2,500|
|Microfocused ultrasound treatment (HIFU)||Aesthetic||430-1,720||900-2,600||1,000|
|Spinal surgery – Lumbar spine stabilization||Spinal Surgery||5,350||7,200-16,000||1,850-10.650|
|Shoulder replacement surgery||Orthopedic||3,748||7000-21000||3200-17200|
|Hip replacement surgery, with uncemented joint prosthesis||Orthopedic||3,610||11,000||7,390|
|Knee replacement surgery, cost of PFC Sigma replacement without patella||Orthopedic||3,421||11,000||7,579|
|Knee replacement surgery, cost of PFC Sigma replacement with patella||Orthopedic||3,284||9,000-15,000||6,000-12,000|
|Hip replacement surgery, with cemented joint prosthesis||Orthopedic||2,734||12,000||10,000|
|Implantable collamer lens toric||ICL Lens Treatments||2,380||3,450||1,070|
|Breast enlargement surgery||Plastic Surgery||2,362||3,500-7,000||1,200-4,700|
|Knee ligament surgery (ACL Reconstruction)||Orthopedic||2,820||5,600-6,800||2,800-3,900|
|IVF-SMART fertility treatment||Infertility Treatment||1,900||3,000-3,450||1,100-1,550|
|Thyroid gland removal (subtotal, near total)||General||2,200||2,900||700|
|Pelvic floor reconstruction surgery (price does not include implant)||Gynaecology surgery||1,790||3,400-7,390||1,600-5,600|
|Breast reduction surgery||Plastic Surgery||1,788||6,500||4,700|
|Hysterectomy with 3-day care||Gynaecology surgery||1,699||7,600-9,500||5,900-7,800|
|Anti-reflux surgery||Thyroid Surgery||1,685||3,600-7,500||1,900-5,800|
|Meniscus removal with arthroscope||Orthopedic||1,880||8,000||6,200|
|Breast lift surgery||Plastic Surgery||1,609||2,900||1,300|
|Cataract surgery with phacoemulsification including multifocal, Intra Ocular Lens Implant/eye||Cataract Surgery||1,550||2,995||1,445|
|IVF-ICSI fertility treatment||Infertility Treatment||1,547||3,850||2,303|
|Varicose vein surgery, bilateral (crossectomy, stripping) – 24 h||Vascular Surgery||1,290||2,500-4,250||1,210-2,960|
|Correction of Ptosis with silicone/eye||Eyelid and Strabismus Surgeries||1,060||2,284-4,000||1,224-2,940|
|Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery (24h)||Abdominal Surgery||1,060||5,400-6,000||4,340-4,940|
|Sectorectomy + sentinel lymph node dissection||Breast Surgery||1,056||2,500||1,444|
|Hydrocele surgery (fenestration, Winkelmann, Bergmann)||Surgery||932||2,835||1,903|
|Femto-LASIK /IntraLasik/ treatment/eye||Laser Eye Treatments||875||1,750||875|
|Snoring examination under gen.anesthesia + radiofr. treatment of 2 regions||Otorhinolaryngology||860||3,100||2,240|
|Palm tissue scarring I-II. (Dupuytren’s contracture)||Hand Surgery||820||2,700||1,880|
|Cataract surgery with phacoemulsification including monofocal intraocular lens implant/eye||Cataract Surgery||810||1,995||1,185|
|RLE with monofocal artificial lens implant/eye||Refractive Lens Exchange with Premium Quality IOLs||810||2,995||2,185|
|Unilateral squint correction/eye||Eyelid and Strabismus Surgeries||500||1,650-3,400||1,150-2,900|
|Fractional CO2 tretment||Aesthetic||400||1,500||1,100|
Flight tickets: avg £100, hospital/hotel stay: £50-85, interpreter: app. £100, airport transfer: free.
If you are resident in Britain and eligible for treatment on the NHS, you can now skip the waiting list by opting to have your medical care at a private or public healthcare facility within Europe (EEA). Better yet, we support you to make sure the NHS reimburse you the expenses for the procedure.
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