Israel is fast becoming one of the most popular medical tourism destinations for tourists from around the world. The country offers exemplary care, services, cost effectiveness, and best patient experiences. Israel has also become the leading medical tourism destination in the nearby regions for non-Israeli medical tourists. Here are some reasons that can be attributed to this significant rise.
Government initiatives to promote medical tourism
One of the main reasons for Israel’s rise as a prominent medical tourism destination is the government’s untiring efforts to attract more medical tourists to its shores. In addition to housing several world famous tourist attractions, the country is home to some of the most qualified doctors and accredited facilities which guarantee safe and high quality medical procedures for patients. The government also ensures to tap into and use the most modern techniques in these facilities, including the more recently launched bio-medical device called the ReWalk exoskeleton.
Easy access from nearby regions
Israel enjoys a prominent position on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. This makes the country easily accessible to several countries across the world. The world famous beaches of the country are a welcome addition to this lucrative offer as patients arriving in Israel often choose to combine their treatments with a holiday by a beautiful Mediterranean beachside resort.
Close Tie-ups with Russia and Cyprus
Israel’s medical presence can be felt on a global scale, especially in countries like Russia and Cyprus. Israel enjoys lucrative ties with these countries, often exchanging doctors and medical equipment across borders for facilitation of easy treatment. Israeli doctors specializing in reconstructive and esthetic surgical techniques can also be found in abundance in these countries.
Exceptional success rates
Another factor that places Israel on the spotlight is the country’s exceptional success rates as regards to complex medical procedures like fertility treatments. Israel also offers these treatments for just a fraction of the cost for the same in countries like the USA and the UK. The country is also famous worldwide for its state of the art cardiac and cancer treatments.
Increased focus on health and wellness
Israel is also known for its health and wellness spas. The natural water springs in the country are sources for rich nutrients, minerals and salts. These have myriad healing properties that can treat a number of health related conditions easily. Individuals with conditions ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to eczema are known to benefit from miraculous benefits of these springs.
Although this factor needs to feature at the top of the list, it is deliberately added to the bottom in order to highlight the other driving forces that attract medical tourists to Israel than just the cheap prices. It deserves a mention here nevertheless for being one of the main reasons medical tourists continue to flock to the country for medical treatments.
Most of the medical procedures offered by Israeli healthcare centers cost just a fraction of what they would cost back in the U.S. or UK. For instance, an orthopedic procedure would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the U.S. whereas it would cost at least 35% lesser in Israel.
If that is not enough, then the prospect of clubbing together the medical treatment with a holiday, with the entire package comprising of accommodation, food, transport costs and everything else costing much less than just the treatment cost back in the U.S. would definitely appeal to medical tourists worldwide.
Israel is fast becoming a medical tourism hub, attracting patients from around the world for a range of medical treatments. The country’s accessibility coupled with its cost effective treatment options and high quality medical care can be considered as driving forces for the same.