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When it comes to economical treatments as compared to treatments of other countries, India has no match in healthcare. There is remarkable cost difference which exists between US, South Asian countries, and UK. Further, in India, the waiting time is nil. After all you just can’t put your health at stake due to long waiting hours.

The American Medical Association has recently made a comparison study on the cost of health care treatments in different nations. As per the statistics which are released by AMA, it would cost $10,000 in Thailand, $40,000 in US, $13,000 in Singapore for a knee replacement surgery while the same would cost you just $8500 in India. This gives India an edge when it is about economical medical treatments. Besides, the Indian doctors are acknowledged all across the world for their skills, and prowess.

A heart valve replacement procedure costs nearly $90,000 in Britain, $200,000 in US while $12,500 in Singapore and nearly $10,000 in Thailand while in India the same procedure would costs a patient $8,000. Speaking of the bone marrow transplant, it would cost just $30,000 in India while in UK it would cost nearly $150,000 and in USA it would cost somewhat $250,000 to $400,000. The doctors in Thailand charge $3,500 for a simple cosmetic surgery whereas in India it costs $2,000. In other countries like UK and US, the doctors of cosmetic surgery charge $10,000 to $20,000 respectively. Irrespective of what treatment you undergo, you will undeniably save approximately 75% to 95% of the healthcare costs. Apart from this, India is one of the great places to be explored as it is rich in culture, heritage, and architecture. What can be better when you can combine your treatment with your holiday?

Even though the cost in European nations like Belgium and Germany is less than US, yet Europe is considered to be very expensive when compared to India. In actual the data of AMA proves that India is one of the affordable countries when it is compared to other Asian and European nations. Apart from the healthcare cost benefit, you tend to get the same sophistication in healthcare in India like other Western countries. The travel operators like Indian Holidays offer medical tourism packages at prices which are competitive, thereby offering you a hassle free medical recovery from your problems coupled with a great Indian holiday.

Are you suffering while the medical help is urgent and inevitable while are also unable to pay from your savings, then India is the best option for your medical procedures. Who would not prefer visiting a country where world class medical professionals offer healthcare at economical prices.

Here is a table that compares the cost and proves Indian healthcare industry’s financial viability:

Cost Comparison of Selected Surgeries

Procedure

United States ($)

Thailand ($)

Singapore ($)

India ($)

Heart bypass

130000

11000

18500

10000

Heart valve replacement

160000

10000

12500

9000

Angioplasty

57000

13000

13000

11000

Hip replacement

43000

12000

12000

9000

Hysterectomy

20000

4500

6000

3000

Knee replacement

40000

10000

13000

8500

Spinal fusion

62000

7000

9000

5500

Cost Comparison between US, UK and India

Procedure

USA ($)

UK ($)

India ($)

Open Heart Surgery (CABG)

100000

43000

7500

Total Knee Replacement

48000

52000

6300

Hip Resurfacing

55000

48000

7000

LA Hysterectomy

22000

24000

4000

Lap Cholcystectomy

18000

20000

3000

Spinal Decompression Fusion

60000

65000

5500

Obesity Surgery (Gastric Bypass)

65000

70000

9500

Cosmetic Surgery (Costs in US$)

Procedure

United States ($)

Thailand ($)

Singapore ($)

India ($)

Face-lift

20000

4800

6250

3100

Breast Augmentation

10000

3150

8000

2200

Breast Reduction

10000

3900

8000

3000

Eyelid Surgery

7000

1400

3750

2200

Liposuction

10000

2100

5000

2500

Nose Surgery

7300

3850

4400

1800

Tummy Tuck

8500

4050

6250

3400

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