India benefits from a large pool of world class experts and the ultra-competitive cost advantage it offers that’s almost a fraction compared to USA, Europe etc. India is one of the most preferred global health destination for the international community seeking health treatment – healthcare outside their countries. Medical treatment in India is certainly an advantage for treatment seekers as India has a wide range of treatment options by doctors & surgeons of international repute and a phenomenal savings on the treatment cost of simple to complex medical procedures.

Medical Treatment in India – Cost Benefits

The rising cost of health care, insurance, and waiting time makes it compelling for the ill to seek medical treatment across borders. As such, more and more people from overseas are traveling to distant lands for Quality Treatment of simple as well as complex medical and surgical procedures.In India, the savings can start from 65% and go up to 90% with patients receiving quality care backed by the fact that Indian doctors have a reputation for high-quality medical training. Add to this favorable Rupee/Dollar/Pound/Euro exchange rate patients from developed countries can take advantage of the currency value difference and expect savings of up to 75% over the same treatment in their own countries, with no compromise on quality.

Quality Healthcare Treatment in India at fractional costs

Indian healthcare sector with it’s state-of-the-art infrastructure & medical facilities, highly qualified and experienced health care professionals, quality nursing facilities and traditional holistic healthcare therapies. Traditional Indian health practices such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy with established track records are now also being promoted to increase the numbers of medical tourists.

India – Medical & Attendant’s Visa

From the government policies perspective Visa rules have also been changed to encourage medical tourism such that Medical and medical attendant visas have been introduced to ease the travel process of medical tourists. The maximum duration of stay in India under the e-medical visa has been extended.

Procedure Charges in India & USA

Procedure USA(USD) Approx India (USD) Approx
Bone Marrow Transplant USD 2,25,000 USD 75,000
Liver Transplant USD 3,10,000 USD 80,000
Heart Surgery USD 48,000 USD 11,000
Orthopedic Surgery USD 25,000 USD 7,200
Cataract Surgery USD 2,000 USD 1,200
Smile Designing USD 7,000 USD 1,500
Metal Free Bridge USD 5,000 USD 1000
Dental Implants USD 3,000 USD 1,200
Porcelain Metal Bridge USD 2,500 USD 1100
Porcelain Metal Crown USD 1,000 USD 300
Tooth Impactions USD 2,100 USD 600
Root Canal Treatment USD 1,500 USD 200
Tooth Colored Composite USD 700 USD 80
Fillings / Tooth Cleaning USD 300 USD 100
Breast :
Mastopexy -Reduction
Mammoplasty Augmentation-
Replacement Of Implants
USD 8,000
USD 8,500
USD 9,000
USD 7,500
USD 3,700
USD 3,800
USD 3,500
USD 3,900
Face :
Blepheroplasty (Upper & ower)
Dermabrasion (Total face)
Canthopexy w/Orbicularis suspension
Hair Transplant
Endoscopic Brow lift
Neck lift –
Otoplasty(For prominent Ears)
USD 6,800
USD 7,000
USD 6,000
USD 6,500
USD 60 Per graft
USD 6,200
USD 6,800
USD 4,900
USD 2,400
USD 3,400
USD 2,750
USD 2,900
USD 10 Per graft
USD 2,900
USD 3,000
USD 2,000
Nose :
Primary Rhinoplasty
Tip Rhynoplasty
USD 8,500
USD 7,000
USD 3,500
USD 2,400
Body Contouring :
Thigh Lift (Bilateral)
Total Lower Body Lift(Belt Lipectomy)
Liposuction (One Region)
USD 8,500
USD 7,900
USD 10,000
USD 7,100
USD 3,900
USD 3,750
USD 6,400
USD 2,650
Non – Surgical Procedures :
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Resurfacing/ Wrinkle Reduction –
Laser Acne Treatment
Laser Scar Treatment
USD 750
USD 850
USD 675
USD 700
USD 80 Per Unit
USD 275
USD 260
USD 280
USD 200
USD 12 Per Unit

*These costs are an average and may not be the actual cost to be incurred.

Cost Comparison – India vs United Kingdom (UK)

Significant cost differences exist between U.K. and India when it comes to medical treatment. Accompanied with the cost are waiting times which exist in U.K. for patients which range from 3 months to over months. India is not only cheaper but the waiting time is almost nil. This is due to the outburst of the private sector which comprises of hospitals and clinics with the latest technology and best practitioners.

Medical Procedure U.K. (USD)Approx India (USD) Approx
Open Heart Surgery USD 20,000 USD 7,000
Cranio-Facial surgery and skull base USD 15,000 USD 6,500
Neuro- surgery with Hypothermia USD 23,000 USD 8,000
Complex spine surgery with implants USD 14,000 USD 6,000
Simple Spine Surgery USD 7,500 USD 2,500
Simple Brain Tumor USD 5,500 USD1,800
Biopsy-Surgery USD 11,000 USD 6,500
Parkinsons Lesion USD 7,500 USD 3,000
Parkinsons DBS USD 28,000 USD 17,800
Hip Replacement USD 15,000 USD 6,000

* These costs are an average and may not be the actual cost to be incurred.

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