Medical Tourism Cost Comparison between India and US
- Thursday, September 1, 2011, 5:40
- Medical Tourism Cost Comparison between India and US
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The cost difference between India and US in terms of Medical procedures is one of the driving forces that have led to the sharp growth of medical tourism industry in India. The biggest advantage for any medical tourists coming to India for Medical Tourism is cost effective and efficient treatment. The cheap and high quality treatment attracts medical tourists from US to visit India for surgeries or other alternative therapies.
Costs comparison of various medical procedures in India and US
Medical Procedure USA India
Heart Valve $170,000 $3,000
Knee Replacement $50,000 $9,000
Angioplasty $57,000 $10,000
Heart Bypass $144,000 $10,000
Special Fusion $100,000 $14,000
Face Lift $15,000 $9,000
Hip Resurfacing $30,000+ $10,000
Lap Band/Bariatric $30,000 $9,500
Hip Replacement $43,000 $10,000
Breast Implants $10,000 $6,500
Rhinoplasty $8,000 $5,500
Hysterectomy $15,000 $7,500
Dental Implant $2,000-10,000 $1,000
Bone Marrow Transplant $2,50,000 $69,000
Liver Transplant $3,00,000 $69,000
Heart Surgery $30,000 $8,000
Orthopaedic Surgery $20,000 $6,000
Cataract Surgery $2,000 $1,250
Tooth impactions $2,000 $100
Root canal Treatment $1,000 $100
Tooth whitening $800 $110
Tooth cleaning $300 $75
These rates are only indicative of approx costs and actual rates may vary from one case to other.
India can boast of the availability of many Hospitals and Clinics in every region including urban, semi-urban, or rural parts of the country. Moreover, most places in India have 24 Hours medical facilities and medical staff is also well trained which avoid any prolonged waiting period as seen in US hospitals. Indian hospitals are also famous for their personalised health care services where patients are treated one on one. The availability of professionally trained nurses and 24 hour health care adds to the convenience of patients who come from US for medical procedures.
A knee replacement surgery is a medical procedure related to joints and it can cost approx fifty thousand dollars in hospital in USA. However, the same treatment can be availed at much cheaper costs at nine thousand dollars in India. Medical Tourism offers a good alternative for anyone who would like to make good savings on medical procedures. It is especially helpful for those individuals who are looking for cheap costs for their health care treatments.
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