Treatment abroad - countries, hospitals and prices

Here you can find detailed information about treatment abroad:
100 clinics from 12 countries are publicly available on the website and 800 hospitals abroad from the internal database are available to UNICLINICSⓇ patients.
Prices for diagnostics and treatment for 5,860 diagnoses abroad and practical advice for our patients are published on the website.

Top 3 best countries for medical tourism

Turkey, South Korea and Germany remain top 3 countries for treatment abroad through the years.

Medical specialists from international clinics select the best treatment for our patients, using ultra-modern diagnostic technologies and vast experience of working with foreign patients. You can also check out other treatment options abroad below.

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There are 900 clinics in 14 countries in UNICLINICSⓇ database.

You will be contacted by phone within 12 hours. Our consulting specialist will help you to find specialized clinic with vast experience in treating your diagnosis. During this free consultation you will receive:

Second opinion from the best doctors abroad on your medical condition
Detailed cost estimate of treatment
Possible dates of initial appointment or hospital admission

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Treatment in Austria

Austria is the home for best private hospitals in the world. Advanced technologies, complex services and specialized departments (including comprehensive rehabilitation clinics that focus on physical and mental health) works for one aim ㅡ their patients' health. By the way, Austria has some of the best cancer survival rates in Europe. The International Joint Commission (JCI) has accredited one hospital, one laboratory and two rehabilitation centers that offer sports, orthopedic and other rehabilitation in Austria.

Treatment in Great Britain

The United Kingdom has always stood apart from Europe. Nowadays, with the largest and most famous research institutes in the Eastern Hemisphere (Cambridge, Oxford, NICE), the country does not always share its knowledge. On the other hand, they make use of the medical achievements of the whole world. English doctors always have a wider choice of possibilities and treatment options for their patients, which gives the highest efficiency indicators in the world.

Treatment in Germany

Germany is the place for patients who are looking for advanced medical technology, high standards, safety and fast treatment. The main directions are cervical disk replacement surgery, bone marrow transplantation, brain surgery, cardiovascular surgery, colon surgery, endoprosthetic replacement, upper respiratory tract surgeries and others. Qualified medical consultants, outstanding university and private hospitals in Germany guarantee highly-qualitfied patient care.

Treatment in Israel

Excellent medical standards and an impressive doctor-to-population ratio have made Israel a popular destination for medical tourism. Researchers in the country, in collaboration with centers all around the world, discover new methods of treatment every year giving their patients a new chance for recovery. People come here to treat the most difficult cases in neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

Treatment in Italy

Italian clinics are regularly presented on the lists of the best medical facilities in Europe and the world. This country has a strong scientific base, formed in university clinics and research centers. Italy offers international patients advanced medicine combined with the best tourism options. People come to Italy for orthopedics, oncological and cardiological treatment, as well as medical help in many other areas of medicine.

Treatment in Spain

Spanish hospitals have prestigious JCI accreditation, as well as many other awards and certifications and remain world leaders in the treatment of pediatric diseases. Many years of experience of professors, innovative methods of treatment, the latest equipment, and high-quality medications ensure fast and effective treatment for both children and adults.

Treatment in Canada

Lower prices (comparing to the USA) are combined with an extremely high level of medicine. Canada has the highest survival rate of patients with kidney disease. Thousands of US citizens come here for orthopedics and cardiac surgery every year. The mountains, rivers, forests and the climate of the country creates the best conditions for rehabilitation. World-famous Full Cycle Centers are situated here. From the beginning of diagnostics, till the end of rehabilitation ー all of these are provided in one place.

Looking for the best specialized hospital abroad?

Do you want to know which hospital and doctor shows the best results in treating your disease, how exactly to go for treatment to a specific clinic, how to do it at the precise desired time without waiting for 3-6 months?
These are questions that we are specialized in and deal with every day.

On this page, you are able to compare 89 hospitals from our open database on the website. Over 900 more hospitals in 11 countries are available for you in consultation with our doctors — we will select the best option taking into consideration every wish and medical indications of yours.
900 hospitals from 11 countries in the UNICLINICSⓇ database are at your service — just request the advice of our doctor.

Treatment in Singapore

Singapore attracts patients with its world-famous medical infrastructure, cleanliness, order and English-speaking medical staff. The Joint International Commission accredited 15 hospitals and medical centers in Singapore that offer a wide range of services — from dentistry, orthopedics, urology, dermatology, cardiology, sports medicine, ophthalmology, endocrinology and cosmetic procedures, to alternative medicines, such as traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Treatment in the USA

The United States is known as a country with the best hospitals in the world, the most innovative medical approaches and state-of-the-art medical equipment. World-famous hospitals, such as the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins, attract patients from all over the globe. Taking into account recent exponential increase in medical care, some US hospitals and clinics have lowered their prices to attract both domestic and foreign patients, regardless of their financial status. On the other hand, the World Health Organization has rated the healthcare system in the United States as the most expensive in the world.

Treatment in Turkey

Located between Europe and Asia, Turkey is a convenient destination for most medical tourists in the Eastern Hemisphere. It became popular with the opening of innovative clinics in Turkey ー the fourth most equipped cancer clinic in the world is located here, most of IVF are performed in the country. Among the most popular procedures in Turkey, there are kidney and liver transplants, hair transplants and aesthetic surgeries. Most Turkish doctors studied at leading US medical universities. The Turkish hospitals work closely with world-class healthcare facilities, such as the Harvard Medical Center and the John Hopkins Clinic.

Treatment in Switzerland

Large private hospitals are located in Lausanne, Bern and Geneva. Despite the fact that prices in Switzerland are more expensive than in other European countries, the world famous plastic surgeons work here. The country is known for spa treatment, cosmetic surgery, IVF, neurosurgery, obesity surgery and orthopedic surgery. However, Swiss hospitals also offer many other treatment options, including dentistry and laser eye surgery.

Treatment in Japan

This small and populous country has created special conditions for the impetuous development of technology and medicine. The best clinics in the world take pride in having Japanese medical equipment. Those who decided to become a doctor in Japan, have to compete ー the concept of a bad doctor simply does not exist here. There are thousands of patients per doctor, and life expectancy in the country continues to grow. The country with such vast experience, cutting-edge innovations and enormous technological capabilities attracts millions of patients with the most complex diseases who can actually be helped here.

Treatment in South Korea

South Korea is home to first-class private and university hospitals, most of which have international departments that understand and serve the needs of foreign patients. Popular treatments in South Korea include cosmetology, gynecology, stem cell treatment, neurology, endocrinology, otolaryngology (ENT), dentistry, laser eye surgery, cardiology, transplantation, and medical examinations.

Useful information

There are several important steps you need to make while searching for treatment abroad ーanalyzing the range of costs, selecting a suitable clinic,
and thinking over all the organizational moments.

Read all about it below.
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The question of price is the first thing to explore. We gathered average treatment prices for 5860 diagnoses worldwide.
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When is it time to go abroad for treatment?

Many patients choose health tourism only in case the medicine in their country cannot help. There are other reasons requiring the help of foreign hospitals and doctors such as:

Impossibility of accurate diagnostics. The precise diagnosis is the key to successful recovery. It is a widespread phenomenon when diagnostics is carried out in hospitals abroad, and the prescribed treatment is conducted at the patient's place of residence, under the supervision of foreign doctors.

Prescribed therapy has no effect. The reasons may be an incorrect diagnosis, an ineffective method of the prescribed treatment, counterfeit medications, low level of qualification of local doctors.

Rapidly developing illness and urgency of complex treatment. In these cases, the treatment of the disease requires state-of-the-art surgery methods like robotic surgery or new methods that are not yet available in the patient's country.

Prescription of radical treatment, for example, resection, removal, amputation of organs. In 40% of cases, it is possible to select less invasive methods in order to preserve the organ. However, even if the decision to remove is confirmed in foreign clinics, the risk for the operation itself will be much lower, and the subsequent recovery process after the surgery will be easier and shorter.

The best hospitals in the world rely on a strong scientific base of their universities and medical research centers. Therefore, the qualifications of medical staff, doctors and their experience in treating complex cases are many times higher, which ultimately affects the result.

How to choose a country and a hospital for medical travel?

The first thing to consider when choosing a country for medical tourism is the diagnosis and the necessary type of medical intervention. There are general medical centers, such as the General Clinic in Singapore or Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. These centers are usually suitable for all patients who do not require special cutting-edge treatments.

However, given the fact that 70% of patients who choose medical tourism have non-standard diagnoses and complex situations, the best solution would be to select a specialized foreign hospital and search for a doctor who has enough expertise to provide the correct diagnostics and therapy for the disease. This approach will definitely lead to recovery.

The UNICLINICSⓇ team has a strong medical competence in the selection of highly specialized treatment solutions. In our database, there are more than 900 hospitals in 11 countries and 45,397 proven doctors in total. The search time of the best option usually ranges from 1 to 72 hours, depending on the complexity of the case.

Prices on medical travels

Here you can find the exact prices on medical travels. This cost already includes all necessary expenses for inpatients ㅡ the ward for the entire period of stay, food, the cost of all drugs and supplies, the services of the attending physicians and medical staff.

It needs to be mentioned that the cost of individual procedures and tests abroad might be more expensive, but the cost of the entire treatment cycle abroad is often cheaper. This is due to the fact that the best hospitals in the world have a large flow of foreign patients and have learnt how to optimize the cost. The second reason is the 95% success rate of treatment in specialized countries and significantly shorter treatment periods. For example, in the CIS, therapy can last for months, which entails daily fixed costs. Original medications certified by the European Commission and less invasive surgery methods are used in clinics abroad. As a result, all these factors reduces the cost of treatment, because its duration and terms of recovery are shortened.
Important TO KNOW

How to prepare for a medical travel

When the appointment is made and the professor is already familiar with the anamnesis, it is time to plan other aspects of the medical travel:

Flight. If the patient is transportable, can move independently and has experience in air travelling, then no problems should arise. In any other case, it is necessary to describe the situation in detail when booking flight tickets and to request additional assistance from the board crew and airport staff. It would not be superfluous to call the airline and discuss all the details over the phone.

Accompanying person. If the patient is a child under 18, an elderly person or requires assistance in everyday life, it is strongly recommended to undergo treatment abroad accompanied by someone. As a rule, it is a relative and (or) a close friend. The accompanying person will be the main contact for solving service issues and provide support, because any stay in the hospital, especially abroad, is a stressful situation for the patient.

Transfer from airport. If you have not booked services and want to independently organize the whole process, you should take care of the transfer in advance, look through the costs and order a car suitable for the patient's needs.

Accommodation. Outpatient patients (coming for diagnostics and (or) consultations with doctors) need to book a hotel or rent a flat. You should choose a hotel near the hospital and make reservations in advance. For inpatients, it is necessary to stay in the clinic, however, it is worth deciding in advance where the accompanying person will stay. There are options for staying at the hotel or with the patient in a 2-bed ward.

Language barrier and professional medical terminology. Even if you are proficient in languages, it is recommended to use the services of professional medical interpreters, since they usually have medical education and use complex terminology. You must book in advance the interpreter's services. This person will accompany you during your medical travel and coordinate all the details.

Necessary things, toiletries. Some foreign hospitals, especially in Singapore and Switzerland, provide an all-inclusive package for their patients. The wards have everything you need for a comfortable stay ㅡ shower, bathrobe, towels, slippers, cosmetics, hair dryer etc. It is necessary to clarify what will be provided in your ward. Anyway, it is recommended to take everything you need for the entire period of your medical travel with you.