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Procedures

Elective Surgery

Elective surgery are those medical treatments which are not required to be treated as emergency and can be put on hold for sometime before they actually receive medical treatment.

Elective procedures such as cosmetic, plastic, dental and wellness treatments that are not covered by insurance plans or are partly covered are sought after by medical tourists. There are Many Countries list even hip replacements as elective surgery.

These elective surgeries can be conducted through medical travel at a time that is suitable for you and that too, at a cost which can be lesser by more than 50% in India.

A cosmetic surgery for example which costs around $5,000 in the USA would cost 40-60% less in India.

Under-insured


An underinsured person is one who has health insurance but spends a big portion of her/his income on out of pocket health expenses. According to a recent article in USA Today, around 25 million American adults are underinsured, an increase of 60% from
2003 to 2007. High deductibles, co-payments and out of pocket expenses have forced many people to look at medical tourism as an alternative.

Uninsured


It has been reported that a startling 47 million Americans have no sort of medical insurance. Most uninsured Americans are self-employed have been fleeing to Asiatic destinations like India, Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand for medical services. Patients suffering from life- threatening physical ailments may not be able to afford the cost of treatment in the US. However, even a delay in the treatment may mean death in such cases. Medical tourism has been a blessing to such uninsured patients who can get quick medical service by just paying a fraction of what they would pay back home.

Reduce burden on the pocket

A  bone-marrow  transplant  which  would  cost  you  around  $250,000  in  the  US  and
£150,000 in UK will cost you a mere $26,000 in India. A patient can successfully get a gastric bypass surgery in India by paying just $9,500 as against a $65,000 price tag for the same in the US. It is also a good idea to avail a medical tourism package which would include airfare, accommodation charges and a visit to some of the holiday destinations in the country.

Visa Procedures

Foreigners who seek entry into India with a medical visa are required to register themselves well within a period of 14 days before arrival. The initial period for a medical visa may be up to a period of one year or the period of treatment whichever less, which can be extended for a further period up to one year be the State Government/ FRROs on  the  production  of  medical  certificate/  advice  from  the  reputed/  recognized/ specialized hospitals in the country. Any further extension will be granted by the Ministry of Home Affairs only on the recommendations of the State Government/ FRROs supported by appropriate Medical documents. Such visa will be valid for maximum three entries during one year.

Rejuvenation Options

Rehabilitation  is  an  important  aspect  of  any  surgical  procedure  and  with  Yoga, Ayurveda, Therapeutic Massage and other Spa treatments, you are sure to find yourself in the zenith of health when you go back home. In addition to this a tour to some of the splendid holiday destinations in the country, is sure to give you a much needed break from the monotony of life, all of which would combine to aid in speedy recovery.