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Is there medical tourism in Belarus?

updated on 03/10/2016
The achievements of medicine and the growing selection of treatment options in Belarus draw attention of the foreign specialists – doctors, professors and developers of specialized equipment – as well as of the citizens of the neighbor countries. Several Belarusian universities supply state and private clinics with highly-trained graduates, who on top of their standard educational activities take courses in reputable clinics of Europe and Israel. 
The annual investment made into the healthcare sector of Belarus over the past two years amounts to 5.8 per cent of GDP. These funds were used to appoint the largest state clinics with cutting-edge equipment, increase the salaries of the personnel and thus enable these establishments render healthcare services to foreign citizens as well as Belarusians.
Private medical centers undergo long and complicated certification and sanitary control procedures. Their employees take part in international conferences and workshops to sharpen their skills, especially in the field of surgery. For instance, the specialists of KANO in dental implantation have passed a multi-stage course with a world-known Swiss implantologist Dr. Stefan Ihde. 
Reasonable rates of medical services in Belarus attract more customers from Western Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA year after year. For instance, it costs only EUR 480 to install one Swiss BOI implant in Belarus while the price for the same operation in Poland is EUR 800, to say nothing about EUR 1400 in the UK. The same price difference is observed in plastic surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics and cardiology.
Short expectation time before treatment is the second factor that contributes to the development of medical tourism in Belarus. It can take only 5 to 7 days from the moment you contact our company for the first time till the moment you actually arrive in Belarus for treatment.
The main goal of our Medical Tourism Operator – Med Travel Belarus is to assist a foreign traveler in analyzing and evaluating the multitude of existing offers in the healthcare industry of Belarus and get the full picture of the specialized infrastructure and rates.
If a potential customer is interested in the services of any Belarusian clinic, he should send us an email inquiry with the case history and related materials (X-ray or photographic images). It will be then forwarded to the best known specialists of a particular field to analyze it and take a decision within 24 hours. The privacy of the data is guaranteed.
If the case has been diagnosed and the prescribed treatment has been agreed with the patient, we plan his medical tour to Belarus rendering visa support, offering various types of accommodation and related services.

Questions are welcome!

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