Frequently Asked Questions
Travelling across international borders to obtain health care is medical tourism.
Medical tourism (also called medical travel, health tourism or global healthcare) is a term initially coined by travel agencies and the mass media to describe the rapidly-growing practice of traveling across international borders to obtain health care.
Affordable Healthcare: The foremost and the major benefit of medical tourism is the huge gap in the cost of treatments. A heart bypass surgery could cost $60,000 to $80,000 in the United States, while you pay around $10,000 in a country like Turkey. A knee replacement surgery could cost $50,000 in the United States while you can have it done for $6,000 overseas. Similarly, gastric surgery costs around $5,000 at medical tourist destinations while it is around $10,000 to $20,000 in the US.
No Waiting period: Another benefit is to overcome the waiting period. Often the health care system in developed nations has a long queue and you have to wait for months or sometimes even a year. You can travel to foreign countries, receive medical treatment, and convalesce well before a year.
Availability of treatment: Fraction of cost does not always mean a compromise in quality! Many of the most advanced medical facilities in the world don’t existing in developing countries which can be available in other country.
- Any patient seeking high quality or affordable medical care can benefit from The Meditourtr.
- Anyone experiencing a serious medical procedure, such as heart or orthopedic surgery and the same is either not available or is very costly in your country.
- Patients seeking treatments that are routinely performed in Turkey, but not approved in other countries (e.g. robot assisted joint replacement).
- Wait-listed patients with chronic pain or disability.
- Procedures that are not covered by local insurance plans.
The savings will vary by procedure, but typically the cost of medical care provided through The Meditourtr cost will be 60-80% less.
Prices may vary according to your preferences for afore-mentioned factors. However, the total cost of the entire package will still, generally speaking, be at about 50-80% less than what an equivalent treatment would cost in the USA, UK and other developed countries.
It depends upon the insurance company and your policy. It is highly advisable to check prior if you are looking for it. We will follow all guidelines outlined by your insurance company and also provide you all required documents for re-imbursement.
Health care cost structure in Turkey is less expensive. Due to huge domestic population in India, hospitals and physicians gets large volume of patients hence per patient cost is low. Physicians and hospitals charge less, medications are less expensive, staff salaries and other overhead costs are considerably lower. The overheads resulting from malpractice insurance and other related costs faced by medical facilities in other countries.
The cost of the medical procedure quoted to patients by The Meditourtr is all-inclusive. It includes transportation, case management, the cost of the procedure, medicines, hospitalization and all costs associated with onsite follow-up care. Any exclusion will be clearly stated out.
There is no doubt at all for the high standards of healthcare by Turkish hospitals and its quality of physicians. Some of the leading Turkish hospitals enjoy a surgery success rate much higher than reputed hospitals of developed countries. They use latest equipments and adhere to advanced procedures that are followed in advanced countries. The Meditourtr selects best hospitals and reputed physicians. Many institutes in Turkey are accredited by JCI and ISO; hence the care provided by them is equivalent to their counterparts in developed countries.
We encourage you to thoroughly visit our site, in order to be able to make an informed decision.
Yes sure. After interpretation of your data, the physician and his team will communicate with you telephonically, through emails or through video conference. Besides that you are free to ask any question which we will follow up and promptly respond. In short, we will provide you as many interactions as you want with the physician. We also encourage asking as many questions you have as this will provide more clarification upfront.