Affordable healthcare is tempting Britons east in search of treatment.
Nasty things, nachos. One minute you're happily munching in the cinema with your partner next to you, the next you're crunching on your own tooth.
A visit to your dentist reveals the tooth to be unsalvageable, leaving you with three options - doing nothing, having a crown which would involve scoring two perfectly serviceable teeth on either side or splashing out on an implant. Your dentist gives you a quote for your implants. "£5,900? You could have a holiday for that!"
Hungary is one of the main destinations of medical tourism in Europe. The country leads in dental tourism, its share is 42% in Europe and 21% worldwide. The first medical tourists were Germans and Austrians in the 1980s, looking for cheap and top-quality dentistry services. Since the fall of Communism medical tourism is an emerging business, 60,000-70,000 people visit Hungary for dental treatments every year, making 65–70 billion HUF (~325–350 million $) revenue only in the dental sector.
The cost of medical treatments is between 40% and 70% of the cost in the United Kingdom, United States and Scandinavian countries. The most popular medical treatments are dentistry, cosmetic surgery, dermatology, anti-aging treatment, hair transplant treatment, obesity treatment, and eye surgery.
Plastic surgery is also a key sector. 30% of the clients come from abroad. They can save 40-80% on medical expenses. Hungary is home to several medicinal spas (Lake Hévíz, Széchenyi Medicinal Bath etc.), spa tourism sometimes combined with other treatments.
The range of treatments and services available is unparalleled. From tooth whitening up to the most complex plastic surgeries. Patients travelling to Budapest, Hungary for medical treatment will be treated according to the latest medical knowledge and technology. The number of foreign patients who choose Hungary as their medical care destination is growing every year. Hungary is one of the leading countries in high-tech medical services in the world.
There are several aspects as to why Hungary has gained this outstanding leading position: high-quality medical work is performed by highly-qualified professionals using leading up-to-date technology which provides long-term guarantees that meet international requirements and give an outstanding cost-benefit ratio. All your issues will be catered for at prices 40-70% lower than you can expect to pay at home. In addition, they all offer flexible opening hours, before and aftercare by medical service operators, normally via an army of co-ordinators and customer care operatives fluent in English, French and German, and increasingly Norwegian and Danish too.
Almost all clinics offer the following services free of charge: consultation, check-up and diagnosis, treatment plan and price offer calculations, translator,
airport transfer, hotel reservation and other. Most clinics specialized in foreign patients practise minimally invasive techniques and apply complementary medicine such as homeopathy or electromagnetic treatments upon request. These methods are especially recommended for patients who take medicines such as blood thinners or anti-hypertensive drugs regularly. Though it may seem strange, Hungary is absolutely at the cutting edge of technology, and on a par with the UK or USA, can offer the following innovative developments in dentistry and cosmetic surgery:
- the latest oral and maxillofacial surgery and periodontic treatments,
- innovative implantology methods including basal implantology applying biopolymer or titan materials,
- bone grafting and reconstruction methods,
- organic (bio) dentistry, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry,
- restorative and conservative dentistry
- the latest in orthodontics
- all in one place: consultation, examination, surgery
- no waiting, surgery might be in 1-2 days
- use of modern, high-quality materials
- products of the leading implant manufacturing companies
- internationally acclaimed plastic surgeons
- european standards in facilities, exclusive conditions
- well-educated, patient-centered medical team
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