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1. What is Medical Tourism? Or Health Tourism?
Medical tourism is simply obtaining medical or surgical services while traveling or vacationing in another country. Medical or health tourism is like killing two birds with one stone. It is all about traveling to other countries with cheaper healthcare facilities to get treated for ailments and explore the nation afterwards. Patients, particularly those from western countries often undertake journeys in order to regain their health and obtain cure for several diseases. It is also known as health tourism or wellness tourism. (Or) Medical tourism in short means obtaining medical or surgical services while traveling or vacationing in another country.

2. What kind of procedures do medical tourists usually seek?
There are a lot of different medical/surgical options for medical tourists. Primarily, medical tourists get elective procedures such as cosmetic surgery, hip and knee replacements, dental procedures, infertility treatments; any procedure that is usually not covered by insurance or has a long waiting time in their home country.

3. What are the cost savings for medical tourists?
The potential cost savings for medical tourists are huge and as a result are one of the more important factors in seeking treatment in India. It is important to note that the cost for each individual will vary depending on their need and requirements. Usually, an elective procedure such as a knee replacement would cost on average of $30,000 in the US.
Whereas getting that same procedure done using similar quality parts in India would cost 40 - 60% less than the cost in the US, including the hospital stay, all procedure and physicians costs and transportation to and from India. This is mainly possible because of favorable currency exchange rates.
We Primes offer cost effective packages and ensure best treatments and stay for an individual at a pea nuts cost.

4. Why should I choose India over other destinations?
India being one of the developing countries is an ultimate destination for those seeking both enlightenment and excitement. India's highly-rated efficient education system is churning out some 20,000 to 30,000 doctors and nurses each year, and its healthcare system has the capacity to extend its services much further, that attracts the people both in terms of cost and services.
India has some of the most highly qualified and experienced physicians in the world. In addition to traditional medicine, India offers many more relaxing and rejuvenating treatment options from yoga, ayurveda, and meditation to allopathic and naturopathic medicine.
India also offers world-class travel destinations such as the Taj Mahal, the beaches of Goa, the backwaters of Kerala and hiking in the Himalayas to name a few.

5. Is Medical tourism right for me?
A Medical Vacation Might be an Excellent Option for you
If you are planning on taking a vacation and want to receive a health checkup, operation, or treatment
If you are on a long waiting list for a certain procedure, physician, or medical facility in your home country
If your home country does not offer the treatment(s) or procedure(s) that you require
If you would like to receive affordable care without sacrificing quality
If you are looking for a desired medical procedure that requires several days/weeks of recuperation, this is especially popular for those looking to have cosmetic or plastic surgery performed
If you simply love to travel and want to see more of the world then you are a perfect visitor for Medical tourism

6. Medical Tourism Can Remove Long Wait Times
Many countries with socialized medicine have unusually long wait. Naturally, countries such as England have actually begun encouraging their citizens to receive medical attention abroad due to the shorter waiting times and lower costs.

7. What are the hospitals like in India?
In recent years, several private hospitals have opened up are designed to provide world-class medical care in India. These hospitals utilize some of the best medical equipment that is available world-wide. Especially Chennai is meant for its famous Hospitals, Doctors, Physicians, and Research Centers.
For Example the first eye hospital in Asia to receive the ISO-9002 certification is Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai, is the brainchild of Dr S. S. Badrinath (Chairman, Medical Research Foundation and recipient of the Padma Bhushan award). The hospital provides the best ophthalmic care, with cutting-edge technology and trained professionals.
Apollo Hospitals in Chennai was the first hospital to be established by the Apollo Group in 1983. It is the highest health care group in Asia. It has won many awards for Patient care, Sustained Care etc... It has been recognized as a 'Super brand of India' in the healthcare sector.
Primes will be your best companion to guide you for medical tourism in Chennai in India. Our primary concern is our client's safety and well-being. Please visit our Hospital Network page for further details.

8. Why is medical care so much cheaper in India?
India will soon become the Global health destination. It is replicating the Thai model, which has been the first Asian destination for International Patients. India benefits from a large staff of world class experts and offers ultra-competitive cost advantage.

9. Why is this so cheap?
The way international economy runs medical care has relatively become cheap. The income and salaries of individuals are also proportionately lower. So a gall bladder operation by laparoscopy may seem only $600 to someone in the US, but in India it is 4 months salary of a receptionist working in a hospital.
For average Indian private medical care is very expensive, but for those visitors with Sterling, Euros or Dollars it is a bargain price considering what you would pay back home for an elective procedure with a top specialist with no long waiting list.
Due to the current favorable Rupee/Dollar/Pound/Euro exchange rate foreign clients can take advantage of the weak Rupee and expect savings of up to 75% over the same treatment in their own countries, with no compromise on quality.

10. Will I be able to speak to the doctor in India before going on my trip?
We Prime India Services will be happy to arrange a telephonic conversation with your respective physician and will make sure all of your questions are answered. We want you to be totally comfortable with your decision to visit India for your medical needs.

11. When will I be able to travel after my procedure?
Your physician in India will make an assessment of your recovery and make a decision as to when it might be possible for you to travel. Mean while if you're interested you can also have a short tour to some places in India. Primes will make sure that you would enjoy a holiday for your recuperation.

12. Benefits of Medical Tourism?
• One of the primary benefits of medical tourism is the huge potential for savings. Even when the cost of the plane ticket and lodgings for the weeks that you are there are added in, treatment in a foreign country can still be significantly cheaper than back home.
• Availability and lack of a wait is also a major benefit of taking your treatment abroad. Wait times for surgery can be months or up to a year in some cases and those needing treatment more quickly might actually be better served by seeking treatment elsewhere.
• One benefit to traveling for medical reasons is that you may actually be able to get better and more personal care at a foreign hospital than you can get at home.
• Depending on your destination you have the opportunity to get treatment from some of the best doctors in their field, many of which will have been trained at prestigious institutions abroad. Equipment and facilities are actually very comparable to those in the U.S., and patients will often find that they can afford a more luxurious hospital stay abroad than they could at home.
• it's also a great way to spend your recovery in a relaxing and beautiful environment, free from the ringing phone and responsibilities that could plague your recovery at home
• The savings on the surgery can also allow you to bring along friends or family members and still pay less than you would have at home.
• Many package deals are also available which can help you easily bundle your treatment in with sightseeing, massages, and spa treatments.

13. Is Medical Tourism a perfect solution to combat medical costs?
Medical tourism isn't a perfect solution to combating rising medical costs but for many it can be a much more rewarding experience than dealing with medical facilities at home. Not to mention it has the added benefit of a vacation afterwards. Depending on your situation the benefits of seeking treatment away from your home country can actually outweigh the risks, and medical tourism can be an incredibly rewarding way to get your medical care.


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