April 23, 2017

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Out of Africa: “Accidental Medical Traveler” on Safari

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by Laura Carabello, Executive Editor and Publisher, Medical Travel Today and U.S. Domestic Medical Travel When a treasured friend invites you to his safari wedding at the Singita Saskwa Resort in Tanzania, Africa, is there any rational RSVP other than “I’m in!”? The adventure began with an over-the-top experience spanning game and balloon rides on the Serengeti, fabulous meals and an […]

Healthcare: The Bankrupting of America: Is Medical Tourism the Solution?

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by Patrick Goodness According to research produced at Harvard University, “62 percent of U.S. bankruptcies are due to medical expenses.” Sadly, for many Americans, that percentage is growing steadily. As U.S medical and dental-related expenses continue to skyrocket, millions of Americans have begun to search for high-quality, affordable and popular medical and dental care providers […]

Reverse Medical Tourism

by Adam J. Scheiner, M.D. I have a practice in Laser Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgery and have been practicing successfully for many years. In 2011, after my appearance on the Doctor Oz show, my practice changed in a substantial way. As a result of my appearance on that show and the demonstration of a […]

Growth of Medical Tourism in Turkey

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Turkey is deservedly popular as a world-class tourist destination, with its rich culture, gorgeous Mediterranean beaches and wealth of historical attractions – but it has also made great strides in the burgeoning field of medical tourism, becoming one of the top destinations for Europeans seeking high-quality healthcare at affordable prices. Thanks to the opening in […]

Connecting the Travel Industry to the Medical Tourism Industry

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Part Two (continued from MTT Volume 8, Issue 13) by Jack Schafer Prior to a patient arriving at a foreign hospital, that patient has had nothing but phone calls and internet contact with the provider/facility.  Perhaps the ability to reach out and connect (one on one) with the patient, as only the hometown travel professional […]

Reflections Going Forward: The IMTJ Summit 2015

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by Sharon Kleefield. Ph.D. I was fortunate to participate in the IMTJ Summit 2015. It was indeed an opportunity to share expertise and knowledge, and better understand the ongoing themes of patient involvement beyond borders. The stakeholders were well represented from around the globe: providers, travel companies, brokers/facilitators, national medical tourist groups, media, accreditors, business […]

Portugal As a Destination for Plastic Surgery

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Medical Port – Plastic surgery is increasingly popular all over the world, and Portugal is no exception. Highly skilled and trained doctors perform all kinds of plastic surgeries in the top private hospitals in the country to both Portuguese and foreign patients. Some of the most requested surgeries are breast augmentation, liposuction and rhinoplasty. Portuguese […]

Connecting the Travel Industry to the Medical Tourism Industry – Part One

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by Jack Schafer Part Two will appear in MTT Volume 8, Issue 14, set for publication on June 3, 2015 In the early 1990’s, I sold my engineering firm and became a wholesale worldwide group tour operator because that was my passion.  More than 20 years later, I became involved in a different type of […]

On Accurately Comparing Clinics Between Countries

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by Daniel Shaw, Clinic Ambassador, Global Clinic Rating (GCR) When considering medical treatment in a location other than your own, apart from the price factor, the question is always: Is the level of quality in your chosen clinic the same / less / more than what you expect locally? Until now, medical tourists have had […]

What You Should Know Before You Travel Abroad

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by Sarah Coughlan and Dr. Saule Balciuniene For the growing numbers of patients opting to travel abroad for medical treatment, the process can look scary. However, with solid guidance and the right information, medical travel can be an excellent alternative to expensive treatment at home, or provide treatment unavailable in the patient’s home country. For […]

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