Patients in all over the world covered by medical insurance haveto wait for years to undergo treatment. Though many may frown at the mention of India, an increasingly large number of patients not having insurance from the US and Europe is undergoing treatment here.
They are consulting doctors at the best Indian hospitals to undergo specialized surgery with proper arrangements for recuperation, unlike hospitals in their home country which discharge patients early due to lack of beds. Indian doctors are qualified in the fields of cardiac surgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics and dentistry. Most importantly if you compare the cost of treatment, lodging and boarding and airfare, it still works out cheaper by a huge margin.
A dental implant will cost at least 75% less in India as compared to the US. An MRI will cost about $60 in India and about $700 in the US. An open-heart surgery will cost just $4500 in India as compared to $18000 in the US. Crano-facial surgery or a hip replacement costs about $4300 in an Indian hospital while it may cost upwards of $13000 in America. A kidney transplant can cost just 500 euros while it may cost you about 8500 euros in Britain.