The concept of Medical Tourism started long back say about thousands of years back when Greek pilgrims traveled from all over the Mediterranean to the small territory in the Saronic Gulf called Epidauria. In recent years the combination of many factors has led to popularity of Medical Tourism. The main factors are the cost involved in the treatment, facilities which the hospitals have to give a particular treatment, how early the surgery can be done – the time factor, the communication – the common language which one can easily understand.
India is now a place where one can find the best medical treatment. We get thousands of visitors every year who come to India for their medical check ups and other surgeries most common of which heart surgery – Cardiac Surgery, Coronary Bypass, Heart check Up etc, Orthopedic Surgery – knee replacement, hip replacement, joint replacement, cosmetic surgery – face lift, Breast enlargement, Nose surgery, Lasers in Plastic Surgery, and dental care – Smile design, crown & bridge, dentures in addition other treatments like eye care & treatment and now-a-days most common one Ayurvedic Therapies – Ayurvedic massage.
India is most likely destination for medical treatment, is because of the infrastructure and technology which India has, is par with those in USA, UK and Europe and cost wise India is 30% cheaper compared to other south Asian countries.
Few of our hospitals and treatment centers provide world's best treatment facilities. In Many countries one has to wait for long period to undergo an operation and so these countries have developed links with India for fast treatments for their nationals.
One more major reason for which medical tourism is so popular in India is the Fluent English speaking staff through which it becomes very easy for others to understand it.
Normally the medical tour is planned with the help of travel agents. In India Medical tourism is offered by Travel India Company, based in Bangalore. It is a reputed and trusted international tour operator which has links with various hospital all over India to help those who come for treatment.