India has become a favorite medical tourism spot for U.S. and UK patients, with its hospitals and clinics most resembling those found at home. Modern, state-of-the-art facilities, English-speaking doctors and nurses, and accredited facilities make India’s medical tourism industry a top economic focus. Medical tourism is highly encouraged by the Indian government and the national health policies reflect this.
All major medical and surgical services can be found in India, from cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries, to transplants and replacements, to weight loss/bariatric surgeries and all cosmetic procedures. Dental and ophthalmology treatments are also widely available.
The Apollo Hospitals group has locations throughout India, three of which are JCI accredited: Apollo Hospital Chennai, Apollo Hospital Hyderabad, and Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in New Delhi. Other JCI certified hospitals in India include the Grewal Eye Institute (Chandigarh), and Shroff Eye Hospital and Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai. Though world-class medical facilities may be found throughout India, the four major centers for medical tourists are Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
• Not only can patients save over 50%, but often the waiting time for treatment is very short.
• A $24,000 hip replacement in the US may cost only about $6,000 in India.
• Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is home to Bollywood, the Indian equivalent of Hollywood.
• Present-day Delhi is built around the ruins of seven ancient cities, allowing for amazing historical exploration.
• India is known world-wide for having natural and man-made attractions that celebrate spirituality, peace and beauty.