A Dynamic Year for India’s Medical Tourism

Posted on February 23, 2009. Filed under: Net Spy | Tags: , , |

Plastic surgery in India continues its fast paced growth this year or may become even more productive because of the impact brought today by recession. Unlike healthcare in highly developed countries where plastic surgery cost is up the ceiling, India predicts 2009 as a dynamic year for its medical tourism industry.

According to Dr KM Kapoor, Head, Dep’t of Cosmetic Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mohali – “Recession and economic slowdown is less likely to hit the Indian cosmetic surgery market as this market is still in very early phase of growth and will take at least a decade to reach the saturation level considering huge Indian population. Unlike markets of developed economies, India will continue to have more cosmetic surgeries and non surgical cosmetic procedures in 2009.”

The boom of plastic surgery in India this year is a likely expectation. Medical tourists will flock Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore where world class surgeons for affordable plastic surgery can be found. With India’s world class medical care professionals, nursing care and cheap plastic surgery cost, the country has increased its medical tourism industry by 30 percent every year. In fact, medical tourism can contribute Rs 5,000-10,000 crore additional revenue for up-market tertiary hospitals by 2012.

Experts say that plastic surgery cost in India is nominal compared to its counterparts in the United States, Canada and Europe. The fact that the country can offer extremely affordable plastic surgery without compromising quality has marked the country as being a holistic medical destination to get an edge over other countries. Plastic surgery in India becomes the ideal destination of patients coming from countries like South-East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Mauritius, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Yemen with 12 per cent patient inflow from developing countries.

India’s great potential in providing high quality, affordable plastic surgery attracted tie-ups with large insurance companies that offers medical care treatments for patients abroad. These companies help medical tourism to gain higher grounds by advocating accreditation of healthcare centers by foreign agencies, marketing and advertising and the promise of giving patients the best medical facilities and treatment packages on the country they choose to go.

To know more about plastic surgery in India, please visit GoSculptura India and get your free surgeon consultation and a free preview of how you will look like after the surgery. Gosculptura offers medical vacation packages and will take care of all your primary needs in India.

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Visit India Year

Posted on February 3, 2009. Filed under: Net Spy | Tags: , , |

The year 2009, also known as the “Visit India Year” corresponds to India’s provision of explore options for medical tourist who have gone to the country primarily for affordable plastic surgery and other kinds of medical care. These added activities are composed of adventure tourism, spa tourism and rural tourism which will be added on the regular affordable plastic surgery packages before.The cost for these packages will be borne by the government and hopefully will attract more medical tourists to India. The “Visit India 2009” initiative will allow patients to experience many frills that will turn their medical trip into a unique holiday in India.

The global research firm of Deloitte confirmed that in 2008, plastic surgrey in India received 4.5 million medical tourist. As the number of patients opting for affordable plastic surgery goes higher, the Indian medical tourism industry will reach $2.3 billion in revenue by 2012. The global recession will also have a positive impact since more patients will probably get plastic surgery in India, mainly from Western coutries that seek high standard intervention. Plastic surgery cost will sky rocket in their own country and as a result, plastic surgery in India will be a very alternative.

Dr. Naresh Trehan, one of the most experience and renowned cardio surgeon in India explains that “Medicities provide the highest end of healthcare in India.” He also stressed out that plastic surgery in India should have a separate counter for medical tourists to give foreign patients special privileges regarding the exchange rates.

As a medical tourism destination, India has many advantages like most of the top rank countries. First is the affordable plastic surgery cost, which runs about 1/10th of the U.S. price. The rate of plastic surgery cost in India makes the country even more cost effective with regards to its healthcare quality. Next is the establishment of international standard hospitals like Max Healthcare, Fortis, Wockhardt etc. And third is government’s ‘Open Skies’ policy, India, for the last few years, has been better connected to the world than it ever was before. It is no wonder then that analysts confidently predict a growth of 30 percent in the number of medical tourists that visited India in 2009. This figure, they add, is likely to increase to 40 percent in subsequent years.

These factors will open India to a more stabilized medical tourism destination and into a hopefull dream to be the best in the field of elective surgery.

To know more about plastic surgery in India, please visit GoSculptura India and get your free surgeon consultation and a free preview of how you will look like after the surgery. Gosculptura offers medical vacation packages and will take care of all your primary needs in India.

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WellPoint Innovates Health Care to India

Posted on December 15, 2008. Filed under: Net Spy | Tags: , , |

WellPoint officially announced a new global medical tourism pilot product that will allow its members to benefit affordable plastic surgery and other common elective procedures at designated health facilities in India. Starting in January 2009, the pilot program will be carried with Serigraph, Inc., a Wisconsin-based global provider of printed decorating solutions.

Dr. Razia Harashmi, chief medical officer for national accounts for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, which is affiliated with Wellpoint said that, “This is a first for us, we will be monitoring every aspect of this very closely, to make sure everyone is satisfied and there are good clinical outcomes.”

Affordable plastic surgery in India is considered top rated in medical tourism reviews and according to patient testimonials. In fact, plastic surgery in India and its healthcare market is growing at over 30% every year. The majority of patients flying to India are from the United States, Canada and Europe where healthcare cost is very expensive.

Plastic surgery cost in India is 50% – 70% cheaper compared to prices in the United States. A knee surgery that costs $70,000 to $80,000 in the United States can be performed in India for $8,000 to $10,000, including follow-up care and rehabilitation. Employees and workers will greatly benefit from the program and medical expenses plus plastic surgery cost will be reduced to a fraction of a dollar. In addition, WellPoint’s pilot program may create a reverse pressure on American hospitals, thus creating a pressure on their overwhelming plastic surgery cost, according to Dr. Hashmi.

Plastic surgery in India has the greatest potiential in the medical tourism industry. Local medical facilities in the country that promotes affordable plastic surgery have demonstrated international excellence in all specialties with major cost advantages for people from overseas. WellPoint’s pilot program to outsource patients to India may be the first step for India’s medical tourism evolution.

To know more about plastic surgery in India, please visit GoSculptura India and get your free surgeon consultation and a free preview of how you will look like after the surgery. Gosculptura offers medical vacation packages and will take care of all your primary needs in India.

Source: WellPoint to launch medical tourism pilot program

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India: Central Hub for Medical Tourism

Posted on November 25, 2008. Filed under: Net Spy | Tags: , , |

U.S. health care system is no doubt the best in the world. Safety, quality and professionalism are its best assets but since it runs primarily on private health insurance, how will patients from middle class families afford medical care in the United States? American citizens without insurance and or partial insurance are in great threat. We may not be aware but traces of deaths due to delays in treatment or lack of treatment are everywhere.

Due to high health insurance rates, plastic surgery costs and extra long waiting times for treatments, patients coming from Canada, U.S. and Europe are practicing medical tourism where affordable plastic surgery and medical care can be obtained at a fraction of dollar. Third world countries like India have taken much of the credit. Thanks to the overwhelming plastic surgery cost in America, plastic surgery in India has now become an essential option for patients seeking affordable plastic surgery and other medical procedures. Statistics show that the medical tourism industry in India is worth $333 million (Rs 1,450 crore) while a study by CII-McKinsey estimates that the country could earn Rs 5,000-10,000 crore by 2012. The potential of plastic surgery in India is enormous, major corporates such as the Tatas, Fortis, Max, Wockhardt, Piramal, and the Escorts group throw in big chunks of investments to establish modern hospitals in the major cities of India.

Cost Efficient, warm and passionate surgeons and crews, and the quality of plastic surgery in India is very competent. These are some of the most attractive features of India that resulted more foreign patients visiting the country for affordable plastic surgery. Not just cost savings or the high standard of medical care facility, but also the waiting time is much lower for any treatment in India than in any other country. A recent report revealed that India will become the first country to be officially brought into the medical network of Serigraph Inc., a West Bend, Wis., manufacturer in the United States. Since plastic surgery in India has the highest potential in terms of plastic surgery cost and high quality medical care, the company is willing to be the first U.S. company to embrace medical tourism for the benefit of its employees. The company promised to pay all related expenses including travel and lodging. People under Serigraph Inc. doesn’t have to pay deductibles or the hospital copay.

Its clear to see what medical tourism in India can offer. Its just a matter of time until this country will become the central hub for medical tourism and cost effective solution for excellent health care. To know more about plastic surgery in India, please visit GoSculptura India and get your free surgeon consultation and a free preview of how you will look like after the surgery. Gosculptura offers medical vacation packages and will take care of all your primary needs in India.

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