Medical Tourism - A Guide To Poland
decision to join the EU in 2004 has been a boom for the
country's medical tourism industry. Regulations in other EU
states that require private health insurance to pay for
certain medical procedures have meant thousands of
westerners travel to this eastern European state for
affordable quality treatment.
schools have produced high quality medical practitioners who
have earned excellent reputations all over the world. Many
of its doctors and dentists have diplomas from medical
schools in the United States, returning to set up private
practice in their home country.
the healthcare service is considered on a par with the rest
of Europe. Many Polish hospitals and clinics are ISO 9001
certified and have accreditation with the international
Quality Monitoring Centre.
Medical innovation is another feature of the Polish health
landscape with many heart transplants performed in Cracow
and Zabrze.Deaf patients can have their hearing restored
with an implant from the International Centre of Hearing and
Speech in Kajetany near Warsaw.
Poland has become a favourite for people looking
for treatment in the areas of plastic surgery
and dentistry with prices in these sectors
currently 40 to 70% less than in many parts of
Europe, as well as the United States.
porcelain crown for example, which costs roughly
€750 in the UK, is available in Poland for
around €150. Not surprising then, that 3,000
medical tourists arrived in Poland from the
United Kingdom in 2006 alone.
Some medical tourism companies in Poland even offer total packages which
include cosmetic or dental procedures plus recovery and
recuperation in first- class spa resorts.
Central Europe is becoming
one of the leading
destinations for Medical
Tourism in the world, and
Poland is making sure it
stays on top of the
competition, with quality
and a value for money that
is second to none.
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