Medical Tourism for International Patients

Why Medical Tourism India

India has one of the best qualified professionals in each and every field, and this fact has now been realized the world over. India has the most competent doctors and world class Medical Facilities. With most competitive charges for treatment, India is a very lucrative destination for people wanting to undergo treatment.

India offers World Class Medical Facilities, comparable with any of the western countries. India has state of the art Hospitals and the best qualified doctors. With the best infrastructure, the best possible Medical facilities, accompanied with the most competitive prices, you can get the treatment done in India at the lowest charges.

You can get your medical treatment done in India at a fraction of the cost at which it is done abroad - in Europe or America. The complete package will cost you less that what you would have to pay for the medical charges alone, in other European, Middle East or American countries.

Despite any prejudices about healthcare in developing countries, rest assured that the private hospitals and cosmetic surgery clinics in India are at the forefront of medical technology and equipped with modern state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled medical personnel. Indian doctors are considered to be among the best in the world and their high level of surgical expertise evolves from many years of training.

Hygiene in the private hospitals is excellent, surgical patients are screened for HIV and Hbs Ag antibodies to prevent transmission of communicable diseases and the incidence of MRSA is minimal. It is normal for the operation theatres to have laminar air flow installed and gaining ISO9001 standardization (a voluntary standardisation run by a nongovernmental body where hospitals must pass rigorous tests to be certified) is becoming increasingly popular in clinics and hospitals.

India is a leading player in the medical tourist/healthcare Facilitation industry. It is increasingly emerging as the destination of choice for a wide range of medical procedures. There are numerous advantages of going to India for treatment. Some of the advantages of going to India for medical treatment are:

Advantages of going to India for Medical Treatment

  • Internationally accredited medical facilities using the latest technologies
  • Highly qualified Physicians/Surgeons and hospital support staff
  • Significant cost savings compared to domestic private healthcare
  • Medical treatment costs in India are lower by at least 60-80% when compared to similar procedures in North America and the UK
  • No Wait Lists
  • Fluent English speaking staff
  • Options for private room, translator, private chef, dedicated staff during your stay and many other tailor-made services
  • Caring and polite Doctors and nursing staff
  • Can easily be combined with a holiday / business trip

Within India, we have partnered with world-class private care hospitals, which provide quality medical services at affordable prices for our clients. We have worked with these facilities to ensure that they will deliver a service that will meet our high expectations.

Alternative Therapies in India for Medical Treatment

India is renowned for ancient alternative therapies such as Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation, and Therapeutic Massage. India is an exotic tourist destination offering everything from beaches, mountains, cosmopolitan cities, quaint villages and pilgrimages to suit every palate. Rich in history and culture, India has proved to be an oasis in the modern world, providing complete health and well being, while providing the latest in technology.

Indian Corporate Hospitals

Indian corporate hospitals have a large pool of doctors, nurses, and support staff ensuring individualized care. The highly skilled personnel, with wide experience and international exposure excel in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Bariatric or Obesity surgery, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and Urology, to name a few. Our hospital partners have exclusive Cosmetic/Plastic surgery departments. Our alliance partners have Centers of Excellence in their specialty areas.

All medical investigations are conducted using the latest, technologically advanced and cutting edge diagnostic equipment. Stringent quality assurance exercises consistently ensure reliable and high quality test results in a timely manner.

Even though India has many different languages, English is widely spoken. All hospitals have excellent English speaking staff and language or communication is very easy. If English is not your native language, we can arrange translators in most major international languages to be with you during your Indian tour.

India has kept pace with the latest in technology and its application has been widely felt in the health industry. Moreover, India's strong pharmaceutical sector has gained international recognition.

See How it Works?

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  1. Contact us
  2. The first step is getting in touch with us. You can write to us at contact@medxplorer.com or call us at +91 9990974086. We are available at all times and on all days.

  3. Discuss with us
  4. Once we get your query, one of us will get in touch with you. We will call you or write to you. This will help us to understand what actually you are looking for and plan how to go about it. During our conversation, please feel absolutely free to discuss your concerns or needs. This will help us to serve you better.

  5. Send Medical Reports
  6. Once we understand the medical condition and the treatment that you are looking for, we may ask you to scan the most recent and relevant medical reports or scan images like x-ray, ultrasound or CT / MRI and blood tests reports and send it to us.

  7. Get Cost Estimate and Opinion
  8. Once we get the relevant medical reports and/or scan images, the doctors on our panel will study your case in detail and then find out the best doctors from our wide network in India, who have the expertise to treat or perform surgery which is required for you. Once we find the most suitable doctors, we will show them the medical reports and /or scan images that you have sent. Based on the information and the reports, the doctors will give their expert opinion or treatment plan .We will get lowest quote possible from the hospital for your treatment or surgery as per the doctor's opinion. The medical opinion and the cost of treatment with all inclusions and exclusions will be sent to you by email.

  9. Get Options
  10. We will give you the best option of doctor, hospital, location and cost after doing a thorough research. If you are not satisfied with the option that we give then you can demand for more and more options from us till you are satisfied. We will try our best to give you more options in the same location or city or different location. Just feel free to discuss.

  11. Talk to Surgeon over phone or video call
  12. If you want to talk to the doctor or the surgeon who would be treating you in India then we can arrange for it. You can ask all the medical questions or get more information about the treatment or surgery. We need to get an appointment for doing this and hence we request you to inform us well in advance.

  13. Get Visa and fly to India
  14. Once you finalize the doctor/hospital you along with family member or any attendant ,apply for Visa .We will help you in getting the visa . Based on the information of your arrival date , we will arrange for the airport pick-up from the destination airport in India on the day of arrival. Further, prior arrival information will also help us in booking all the appointments and hospital room in advance for you.

  15. Get Admitted
  16. For admission at the hospital, you need not stand in queue or go to any counter. The patient care executives will come to your room and complete all the admission formalities and provide you with all the necessary information.

  17. Make payment at the hospital
  18. You need to make payment directly to the hospital once your admission formalities are completed. You will get the bills for all the payments that you make. Please keep them safely with you. You can make payment by cash in Indian rupees or major international currencies like US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros or you can pay by credit or debit cards (VISA or Master ) or Travellers cheque or by bank wire transfer.

  19. Meet your doctor for the initial consultation and pre-op testing
  20. Once your admission formalities are done, your treating doctor along with his team will come and meet you in your room. He/She will do a physical examination, understand your complaints and medical condition, see all your previous medical reports and/or scan images and may order for some investigation tests before deciding upon a treatment plan or surgery.

  21. Undergo your procedure or surgery
  22. Once all the investigation tests are done, a treatment plan or the options are decided and is explained to you. If a surgery is required then necessary information about the surgery will be explained to you by the doctors and they will prepare you for it. Once you give your consent, all the necessary consent forms have to be signed before the surgery.

  23. Get discharged and Collect all your Reports and Bills
  24. At the time of discharge you will be given all the medical reports, scan images and the bills for all the payments that you have made. Your doctor will explain you the discharge summary and the medicines that you need to take post discharge. Further if you are found fit to fly then the doctor will issue a 'fit to fly' certificate and if you have any implant or device in your body after the surgery then a letter will be issued for the same. This will help you at the airport while departing from India.

  25. Recuperate and relax at a hotel or guest house
  26. After the discharge form the hospital you might have to stay in India for one or two weeks before flying back to your home country. This is for your recovery and relaxation and for some follow-up visits to the doctor if required. During this time you might have a stay in a hotel or guest house near to the hospital. We will help you to find suitable hotel or guest house that matches your budget and preferences.

  27. Depart for your travel back home
  28. On the day of departure from India, make sure you have all the medical reports, prescriptions, passport, tickets and all other necessary documents. On the day of your departure you will be dropped at the airport atleast 2-3 hours prior to your departure so that you have enough time with you to complete all the necessary formalities at the airport.

  29. Keep in touch with the treating doctor for follow-up care
  30. You can be in touch with your treating doctor on email or phone once you go back to your home country. This will help you in your follow up care. If you need any help from us then you can get in touch with us anytime. Please do not forget to share your India Medical Travel experience with us and with your friends and relatives.

List of Packages and Treatments

Orthopedic Treatment Packages in India

Medical India Tourism offers special Orthopedics packages that include Diagnosis of the injury or the problem, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Prevention at absolutely affordable costs.

Cardiology and Heart Treatment Packages India

Services for diagnosis and treatments of several heart ailments are offered including Intra Aortic Balloon, Graft for Peripheral Vascular Bypass, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Introducer Sheaths of Surgery, congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure

Cancer Treatment Packages in India

Cancer is often termed as one of the most dreaded diseases. In India, one can opt for Cyberknife surgery at Cancer treatment Hospitals or any other specialty hospital which is quite cheaper and beneficial in comparison to traditional radiation therapy

Advanced Treatment Technologies

Continuing its traditional prowess in medicine, India has adopted the most Advanced Medical Technology (AMT) for a number of services and products.

Organ Transplant Packages in India

India has become popular as a medical tourism destination in the past few years for multi-organ transplants, mainly because of offering best of medical services with lower cost of procedure

Neuro and Spine Surgery Packages in India

From the last few years, India has become quite popular as a destination for medical tourism. Opt for Neuro and Spine treatment package available at absolutely reasonable rates at Medical India Tourism

Cosmetic Surgery Packages in India

Cosmetic surgery packages by Medxplorer, to get quality services from the best plastic and cosmetic surgeons.

Dental Care & Treatment Package India

In India, dental treatment packages include meeting with expert & experienced doctors for medical consultancy, dental treatments through advance equipments, medication and services of professional staff at affordable prices.

Ophthalmology Treatment Packages in India

Eye care and treatment in India is extremely popular all around the globe for its world -class international standards and the use of the most advanced procedures in minimal incision surgeries.

InFertility and IVF Treatment Packages in India

It is not an easy thing to understand the plight of childless, married couples but we at Medical India Tourism try to do so by offering the best of Infertility Treatment Packages.

ENT (Ear, Nose Throat ) Treatment Packages India

India is known all around the world for offering excellent ENT care and treatments at absolutely affordable rates, in comparison to the western country.

Bariatric Surgery Packages in India

Obesity is a condition of being overweight, that can be because of a number of reasons. It is a clinical disorder leading to a number of medical problems high BP, diabetes, heart problem, depression, arthritis and more. For a number of patients, weight loss surgery

Gastroenterology Treatment Packages in India

Get assistance in early detection, diagnosis and treatment of gastro-intestinal diseases by services of professional doctors and assisting staff, personalized medical care.

Urology Treatment Packages in India

Medical India Tourism offers some very affordable Urology treatment packages. Patients can avail benefits like the services of the finest urologists, diagnosis-treatment-to after-surgery care advice.

Ayurveda

The level of stress in today's life is quite high. This does not only harms one health but also has various kinds of side effects

Surrogacy Packages in India

The agony of childless couples cannot be described in words but Surrogacy, one of many assisted reproduction methods has come up as a boon for such couples. Though Surrogacy is a complex arrangement but Medical India Tourism makes this process an easy one through its beneficial Surrogacy Packages.

Partner Hospitals

Max Hospital :

Max Healthcare is counted among the leading hospitals in India known for offering world-class healthcare services using the latest and the best technologies. Having found its place in the list of best hospitals in India, Max Healthcare is known for its unparalleled services. Max Healthcare offers services across major medical disciplines including Oncology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Bariatric Surgery, Urology and Minimal Access pan India. Each multi-speciality hospital offers 24*7 emergency services, has a blood bank, pharmacy, ATM, and other important amenities for proper patient care. The exceptional success rate across the 14 hospitals in India makes it India's leading providers of world-class healthcare services.

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Address: Press Enclave Road, Mandir Marg, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

BLK Super Specialty Hospital :

Set up by known Gynecologist and Obstetrician, Dr. BL Kapur, the BLK Super Specialty Hospital in Delhi combines class and medical brilliance to render quality care and treatment to patients; both domestic and international. Known for its eminent doctors and high class infrastructure, this hospitals ranks amongst the best for super specialty treatments in Delhi.

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Address: 5, Pusa Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110005, India

Fortis Hospital :

Fortis Hospital, Noida is a premier state-of-the-art facility with over 200 beds including 7 operation theatres. The hospital is positioned as a Centre of Excellence in oncology, orthopaedics, neuroscience, liver transplant, kidney transplant, and with a key focus on cardiac sciences and emergency trauma care services. The hospital is the only corporate facility in Uttar Pradesh that covers an entire array of specialities from diagnostics to organ transplant (kidney & liver). The second mega hub hospital, in the Fortis Healthcare group, it caters to the special needs of patients and their families. The hospital has been designed and developed to deliver patient care with maximum ease, warmth and effectiveness.

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Address: A Block, Shaheed Udham Singh Marg, Poorbi Shalimar Bag, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Delhi 110088

Jaypee Hospital :

The Jaypee Hospital was conceptualized by a revered Founder Chairman, Shri Jai Prakash Gaur with the vision of promoting world-class healthcare amongst the masses by providing quality and affordable medical care with commitment. Jaypee Hospital at Noida is the flagship hospital of the Jaypee Group, which heralds the group’s noble intention to enter the healthcare space. This hospital has been planned and designed as a 1200 bedded tertiary care multi-specialty facility and has commissioned 525 beds in the first phase. The Jaypee Hospital is constructed across a sprawling twenty-five-acre campus in Sector 128, Noida which is easily accessible from Delhi, Noida and the Yamuna Expressway.

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Address: Wish Town Klassic, Jaypee Hospital Rd, Goberdhanpur, Sector 128, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201304

Apollo Hospital :

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited is an Indian hospital chain based in Chennai, India. It was founded by Dr Prathap C. Reddy in 1983. Several of the group's hospitals have been among the first in India to receive international healthcare accreditation by America-based Joint Commission International. Apollo Pharmacy was started in 1987 to provide consumers easy access to genuine life-saving and OTC drugs. Accredited with - International Quality Certification, Apollo Pharmacy offers medicines round-the-clock, through their 24-hour Pharmacies as well as online.

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Address: Sarita Vihar, Delhi Mathura road, New Delhi - 110076, India

Metro Hospital :

India’s large and diverse population warrants an efficient health care infrastructure that should be accessible to all strata’s of society. Good quality health care should not be a privilege of the elite only. Metro Group of Hospitals was setup in 1997 by Padma Vibhushan and Dr. B C Roy National Awardee Dr. Purshotam Lal (Chairman), with the vision and endeavors to bring the best possible health care to the masses of India. In order to achieve this, Metro Group of Hospitals has evolved as a committed group which provides advanced medical care at much affordable prices. Their focus has always been on the patients of the lower and middle sections of society, patients who are rejected by the large corporate hospitals, and who cannot afford expensive medical care but definitely deserve empathy.

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Address: 14, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar - IV, New Delhi - 110 024

KAILASH Hospital :

Kailash Hospital made its humble beginning about three decades back. Over the years, it has transformed itself into a hospital at par with international standard. We are committed to achieve patient satisfaction by providing our services, at reasonable cost, on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. Our group hospitals have state-of-the-art infrastructure, large spectrum of clinical services, highly experienced and qualified professionals, dedicated staff and a patient friendly organizational culture. Advances that have recently taken place, particularly in the field of medical science & technology, have changed the entire scenario.

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Address: 50, South Patel Nagar, Block 8, Patel Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110008

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon :

Artemis Hospital is a state-of-art multi-specialty hospital located in Gurgaon, Haryana. This hospital is the first to achieve JCI and NABH Accreditation in Gurgaon. It is one of the most advanced hospitals in India. Within a short span of its launch in the year 2007, Artemis hospital has gained global recognition; thanks to the depth of medical expertise it possesses.

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Address: Arthemis Hospital, Sector 51, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001

Who can apply for Indian Medical Visa?

A Medical Visa is given to patients seeking medical treatment in reputed, specialized hospitals/treatment centers in India. The hospital that you are applying for has to be approved by the Government of India to be able to issue a visa. Up to two people are allowed to accompany the applicant and they need to be the blood relatives of the patient. Also, their visas will be separate from the patient’s and are called Medical Attendant visas, although they have the same validity as the patient’s medical visa.

  • Applicant (patient) must have recommendations or references for specialized treatment on the basis of Preliminary medical checkup and treatment from the Medical experts of origin/residence country. This can be obtained from the hospital that you got treated in your country. Get official documents of recommendation from the Doctors there.
  • The treatment should be significant in nature, such as neurosurgery, heart surgery, organ transplant, joint replacement, gene therapy, and plastic surgery. All other ailments may not qualify for a medical visa.
  • Up to two accompanying medical attendant visas will be issued for people to accompany the patient Attendants/family members of patient, who are coming to India for Medical treatment. They shall be granted Medical Attendant visa (MED X) in alignment with medical Visa of the patient.
  • Attendants should be spouse/ children or those having blood relations with the patient.
  • Not more than two attendants may be allowed.

So, whoever has a valid passport from their country, and have a medical condition clinically reported and acknowledged by a reputed Medical institution can apply for a Medical visa in India, along with two blood relatives (documents have to provided to prove blood relations).

For what medical conditions can you get a Medical visa to India?

Serious ailments like neuro-surgery; ophthalmic disorders; heart-related problems; renal disorders; organ transplantation; congenital disorders; gene-therapy; radio-therapy; plastic surgery; joint replacement, etc are eligible to apply for a Medical visa in India.

Process of getting Indian Medical Visa

  1. First off, patients (applicants) has to fill the Visa application here.

  2. Fill up the details, make sure all information is correct and take a print out copy of the application.

  3. Gather the required list of documents mentioned below.

  4. Visit your nearest Indian embassy in your country. (You can find the list of Indian Embassies here.) (I recommend that you call up the Embassy and fix an appointment.)

  5. Submit your application (print out) with required documents as suggested by the Embassy and wait for few weeks. (Takes up to 3 weeks for approval)

  6. Once you get your visa approved (usually by post if you opted for it, or at the Embassy), plan your travel. (Any major airports in India will accept you.)

  7. On arrival in India, your visas will be stamped at the Airport (point of entry) and is valid for another one year (Visa status kicks in on the day of approval not on the day of arrival.)

Documents required for Medical Visa to India

  • Passport with 6 month validity
  • Recent Passport size photographs
  • Photo copy of passport
  • Copy of online Visa application form
  • Proof of Residential Address
  • Recommendation from home country doctor to visit particular specialized medical center for treatment
  • Passport copy of attendant (for Attendant visas)
  • Proof of relationship with attendant (for Attendant visas)
  • Medical reports from your doctor/medical institution

How long are Medical visas issued and can you get extensions?

Medical visas in India are issued for one year, or if you get cured early, then until then. Medical attendant visas are also valid for the same time. However, you can get an extension if you need more time for treatment. This can be applied online through the same process in India or at the Indian Embassy in your country.

Cost Comparison of Medical Treatments: India vs The World

India has no parallels in healthcare when it comes to cost effective treatments in comparison with other countries. Significant cost differences exist among US, UK and South Asian countries. Add to it, the waiting time which is almost nil in case of India. After all, your health cannot be put at stake due to long waiting lists.

The American Medical Association has made a cost comparison study of healthcare in different countries. According to the statistics released by AMA, a knee replacement surgery would cost $40,000 in US, $10,000 in Thailand and $13,000 in Singapore, while the same surgery would cost the person $8500 in India. That gives India a certain edge when it comes to reasonable medical treatments. In addition, Indian doctors are renowned all over the world for their prowess and skills.

A heart valve replacement surgery would cost the patients $200,000 in the US and $90,000 in Britain while it would cost $12,500 in Singapore and $10,000 in Thailand. The same procedure in India would cost only $8,000. While a bone marrow transplant would cost $30,000 in India, in US it would cost anywhere between $250,000-$400,000 while in UK the cost would be of the order of $150,000. Doctors in Thailand would charge $3,500 for cosmetic surgery while those in US and UK would charge $20,000 and $10,000, respectively. But in India, it costs only $2000. No matter what procedure you undergo, you are sure to save 75% to 95% of healthcare costs. Besides, India is a great place to explore with rich heritage, architecture and culture. So you can always combine your treatment with a holiday.

Although costs in European countries such as Germany and Belgium may be less than that in the United States, but Europe is still more expensive than India. In fact, the data of AMA shows that India is the least expensive when compared to European as well as other Asian countries. Apart from the cost benefit, you will have the same sophistication in healthcare in India as available in any western country. Tour operators like Indian Holiday provide medical tourism packages at competitive prices and offer you a hassle free recovery from your ailments and a great holiday too!

So, if you are suffering and medical intervention is inevitable and urgent, and you are hard pressed to pay from your savings, India is the best option for medical assistance. Would you not go to a country where top-notch medical professionals provide care for a fraction of the cost?

Following cost comparison tables prove the financial viability of the Indian healthcare industry:

Cost Comparison of Selected Surgeries:

Treatment Cost Comparison
Procedures US ($) Costa Rica ($) India ($) Korea ($) Mexico ($) Thailand ($) Malaysia ($)
Heart Bypass $144,000 $25,000 $5,200 $28,900 $27,000 $15,121 $11,430
Angioplasty $57,000 $13,000 $3,300 $15,200 $12,500 $3,788 $5,430
Heart Valve Replacement $170,000 $30,000 $5,500 $43,500 $18,000 $21,212 $10,580
Hip Replacement $50,000 $12,500 $7,000 $14,120 $13,000 $7,879 $7,500
Hip Resurfacing $50,000 $12,500 $7,000 $15,600 $15,000 $15,152 $12,350
Knee Replacement $50,000 $11,500 $6,200 $19,800 $12,000 $12,297 $7,000
Spinal Fusion $100,000 $11,500 $6,500 $15,400 $12,000 $9,091 $6,000
Dental Implant $2,800 $900 $1,000 $4,200 $1,800 $3,636 $345
Lap Band $30,000 $8,500 $3,000 N/A $6,500 $11,515 N/A
Breast Implants $10,000 $3,800 $3,500 $12,500 $3,500 $2,727 N/A
Rhinoplasty $8,000 $4,500 $4,000 $5,000 $3,500 $3,901 $1,293
Face Lift $15,000 $6,000 $4,000 $15,300 $4,900 $3,697 $3,440
Hysterectomy $15,000 $5,700 $2,500 $11,000 $5,800 $2,727 $5,250
Gastric Sleeve $28,700 $10,500 $5,000 N/A $9,995 $13,636 N/A
Gastric Bypass $32,972 $12,500 $5,000 N/A $10,950 $16,667 $9,450
Liposuction $9,000 $3,900 $2,800 N/A $2,800 $2,303 $2,299
Tummy Tuck $9,750 $5,300 $3,000 N/A $4,025 $5,000 N/A
Lasik (both eyes) $4,400 $1,800 $500 $6,000 $1,995 $1,818 $477
Cornea (both eyes) N/A $4,200 N/A $7,000 N/A $1,800 N/A
Retina N/A $4,500 $850 $10,200 $3,500 $4,242 $3,000
IVF Treatment N/A $2,800 $3,250 $2,180 $3,950 $9,091 $3,819