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Top Travel Destinations for Medical Tourism

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by Jordan Robertson

Sand, Sun and Surgery

(mobile.bloomberg.com)—Summer’s finally here, which means hordes of travelers are packing planes in search of fun and sun. But many others are instead grabbing their passports to get some medical care.

About seven million people travel abroad each year seeking everything from dental work to weight-loss surgery to cancer treatment. That’s fueling an industry worth as much as $40 billion, according to Patients Beyond Borders, a publisher of international medical travel guidebooks.

To attract foreign patients, many countries are touting their medical technology, low prices and safety standards. So what are the top destinations for medical tourism?

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