The primary reason for most US citizens who choose to travel abroad for medical procedures is the very substantial cost advantage. Some procedures can be taken at savings as high as 90%, while even after factoring in travel, hospitality, recuperation in a resort setting and some tourist activity, the savings remain in excess of 50%.
While scheduling procedures in the US and Canada frequently involves long waiting times, major foreign medical centers work at higher volume rates and are able to offer more immediate appointments, occasionally in as little as two weeks.
Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, founded in Pune, India, in 2006, is one of the fastest growing medical facilities in the world. It specializes in a wide variety of disciplines, and now has eighteen hospitals throughout Southeast Asia.
Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, is rated one of the top ten hospitals in the world. In addition to employing the most advanced technology, it is styled at the level of a Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons hotel.
The King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan, is recognized as one of the three foremost cancer care facilities in the world.
Hospital Clinica Biblica in San Jose, Costa Rica is rated #6 of the top ten hospitals in all of Latin America.
These and all medical facilities in the GHC portfolio meet strict accreditation standards identical to those in force in the United States.
WORLD CLASS SURGEONS
The majority of surgeons practicing in international hospitals catering to medical tourism are trained at Johns Hopkins, Harvard and medical schools of similar caliber in the US and Europe. All maintain a strict regimen of re-certification credentials, as required by international law.