Medical Tourism Trends

Providing medical treatments abroad is becoming an important segment of the medical market. Approximately 6 million people around the world travelled for medical treatment in 2012 and the numbers are expected to grow by 15-25% in 2013. 

What are the top specialties for medical travelers?

•    Cosmetic surgery 
•    Dentistry 
•    Cardiovascular 
•    Orthopedics 
•    Cancer 

There are three major reasons to travel abroad for medical care:

1. Lower medical treatment costs
2. Higher quality and / or alternative treatments
3. Avoiding long waiting lists. 

Other reasons can be listed as personalized services and the rich cultural heritage of the country visited.

Turkey provides them all in one package for international patients.

Source: CMTR -2010
Source: CMTR -2010