They say- only one thing is constant in life and that is Change! Very true in all sense as we see change in our preferences, choices, tastes, relationships and even in our own persona. These changes might not be like the Metamorphosis of Gregor, the protagonist of Franz Kafka's remarkable creation by the same name. Yet transitions comes to our lives and leave an indelible mark on our collective experiences.
But perhaps one thing in human life is not subject to change, that is diseases. We used to fall sick yesterday, sick today and who knows might be bed ridden tomorrow! This something that we can't control or manipulate. We only can prevent or cure it up.
When it comes to prevention, we can do it anywhere in the world; but when things get worse and require treatment, a few destinations in the globe occupies the top slots.
Lets check out these medical tourism hubs:
India: Apart from a history of more than thousands of years, hundreds of forts and monuments and an incredible repertoire of cultural diversity and linguistic variety, India has earned the reputation of being a preferred destination for patients from all over the world. The facilities are excellent with a reasonable cost and supported by some of the most experienced and skilled doctors. Eye care is a significant sector to mention with hospitals like Arvind Eye Care System, AIIMS, Apollo are doing a fabulous job in this arena by curing glaucoma to cataracts and even eye replacement.
Bangkok: The modern phenomena of sex change finds a happy hunting ground in Bangkok. Sexuality has forayed into new dimensions with the emergence of 19th century and orientations are on a change path. The surgeons in Bangkok are well trained to handle the intensely intimate issue of gender reassignment. Besides it, cardiac patients and eye sight sufferers also can expect remedy in Bangkok's Bumrungrad International Hospital.
Beijing: The acupuncture is one of the most interesting forms of treatment that has always tickled our curiosity. Capable of curing some of the common diseases though the help of needles, acupuncture is best where it was originated, China. The International Acupuncture Training Centre is a sort of a pilgrimage for students of medicine and patients all alike. With the passage of time, stem-cell treatments is also gaining grip in China.
Colombia: A very reasonable medical tourist haven, Colombia has attained specialty in joint surgery with the use of world class prosthetics. The capital city Bogota is home to many hospitals that specialize in dental check up, cosmetic surgery and even open heart surgery. The doctors are highly qualified with a touch of genius in them.
Greenland: Loosing a part of your body is painful, both physically and emotionally. But Dronning Ingrids Hospital, situated in Nuuk, Greenland makes sure that it puts an end to your trauma. The reason being its reputation of performing reattachment of torn limbs quite successfully over the years. The natural low temperature of the atmosphere works as a helping aid in these critical operations.
Tehran: Plastic surgery is definitely a challenge thrown by humans to Nature. What our genes can't do, the surgeon can! But this is not all about cosmetic uplifts or enhancements; many people loose the normal symmetry of the body due to certain accidents and mishaps. And this is where Tehran comes into the scene with its super specialization in plastic surgery.
Cuba: With the squeezing pressure of today's times, the number of people suffering from depression is on the high. Consequently, the role of the rehabilitation centers are also attaining prominence. The Cuban rehab villas are among the best in the world with their friendly service, successful effects and a low price! Added value is the location of these rehabs where the patients get to feel the wild soothing breeze of the Caribbean sea.
Malaysia: The capital of the country, Kuala Lumpur, is renowned for some very critical and risky operations like brain surgery for epilepsy. Whereas beach locations like Penang has the distinction of being a hub for breast-enhancement surgery that is both medical and cosmetic.
Though it is never desired that one needs to visit a foreign country for treatment, it is always handy to know where to go for what if calamity strikes. These destinations are there to help you out of your discomfort and bring back a smile that goes from ear to ear.