Read this article from Smart Travel Asia (December 2015)
Medical tourism in Asia
Combine a holiday with an executive check-up, or surgery, in Thailand, Singapore, or India.
It won’t break the bank. And doctors are good. Our guide.
Yes, India can be a cheap and safe bet
Think of India, and images of ancient temples, tigers, call centres and the IT boom might jump to mind. Health care is also on the list. India has some excellent medical care providers, and foreign patients have been streaming in over the past decade. Accurate figures are hard to come by, but in 2014 an estimated 150,000 medical tourists were treated in India.
According to the Indian Department of Tourism, the average cost of healthcare in India is about one fifth that of the West, multi-organ transplants are done for a tenth the cost in the West and there is “zero waiting time”. A bone marrow transplant in India would cost around US$26,000 in India, compared to about US$250,000 in the US. Hip replacements are also popular (in the UK, patients often have to wait many months on national healthcare waiting lists before they can have the operation, or pay out of their own pocket at private institutions).