Top 8 reasons to choose Greece as your medical tourism destination
Greece is a unique tourist destination full of magic and excitement. Its astonishing beauty, friendly people and breathtaking landscapes combined with the Greek civilization and culture are just a few reasons tourists flock to Greece and enjoy a memorable experience.
But, what would you think of traveling to Greece for medical reasons? Would you consider traveling for plastic surgery, In Vitro Fertilization, knee or hip replacement, heart surgery or dialysis treatment? What if you knew that Greece offers cost effective, safe, professional and quick medical solutions?
Greece is a safe and friendly country for tourists of all kinds. And when it comes to health, Greeks, motivated by Hippocrates (the father of Western medicine), place a great importance on well-being. Greek health professionals are experienced, maintain high quality healthcare standards and possess the famous Grecian friendliness.
2. Surgeons’ Expertise & Professionalism
Greek surgeons are highly educated and extremely professional. Most have studied and worked in the USA and/or UK for a respectable time period and are European or American board certified. They participate in many international and local conferences annually in order to be updated on the latest medical news and methods. They have colleagues in many countries abroad, ensuring a seamless transition to your follow-up back home
3. Cost savings
Greece offers affordable treatments performed by well-trained experts using state of the art technology. Depending upon the procedure and your home country, you should expect to save at least 30%, not only after paying the doctor and hospital fees, but also your travel tickets, accommodation and vacation for yourself and your companion!
4. High success rates
Greece excels in specific treatments in terms of success rates. The innovative methods, state of the art equipment, and qualified and professional staff make Greece a highly rated country for treatments such as egg donation.
5. Available on time
Public healthcare may result in long delays and waiting lists, while private insurance does not always cover each condition and treatment. For example: aesthetic surgeries; dental treatments; reproduction; eye surgeries; non-urgent heart and orthopedic surgeries are excluded from insurance plans, thus you must either wait for public healthcare or pay out of pocket. Greece offers any kind of treatment whenever you need it, safely and timely.
Greece is world renowned for its friendly, welcoming, happy residents. A medical tourist will not only enjoy Greece’s beautiful weather and scenery, but also a psychologically positive recovery in Greece. And if you think that language could be a barrier, don’t worry! Most Greeks speak English, and those who do not will find a way to communicate and make you feel as comfortable as if you were at your own home.
7. Healing Climate
Sea, sun, sand, the golden trinity that will transform your treatment into a relaxing and memorable experience. The human body needs sun and a positive environment in order to recover from any kind of treatment. Medical tourists receive utmost care in a relaxing and exquisite environment. Does it get any better!
8. Lifetime experience
Although traveling abroad for medical reasons is a hard decision, it does not mean that it has to be a painful experience that you will want to quickly forget. Your medical procedure can be a positive, memorable experience with your caring Health Tourism Specialist overseeing your entire treatment and trip, from your highly qualified doctor, quality hospital and upscale hotel, to your caring and attentive personal driver. Every detail will be attended to in order to ensure that you feel relaxed and cared for from the moment you first contact your Specialist in Greece.
article by Vitabroad | Health Tourism in Greece