Medical tourism set to grow in Poland

Medical tourism set to grow in Poland

Medical tourists are heading to Poland for cheaper and quicker surgical treatments, according to new research. TechSci has anticipated more than 15% growth in the country’s health tourism market particularly from the UK and Germany. “The idea is to combine leisure activities with the health service,” Polish National Tourist Office Marketing and Tourist Information Executive Agnieszka Bigaj told Travel Daily. “In this respect, home spas and health resorts are especially attractive for foreign customers.”  In addition to spas, Bigaj said that tourists were using clinics to receive dental treatment or cosmetic surgery.  “[This is] very popular in the institutes or centers spa treatments,” she added. She cited money as the main driver for the tourism development, as prices are cheaper in Poland. “You stay at a sanatorium at least by 30-40% cheaper than in Germany,” she revealed. She continued to say the Damian Hospital was at the heart of procedures, where the most popular treatments were a health check-up, plastic surgery, implants, eye operations (cataract) and dental treatments. “Damian Hospital also provides non-cash settlement for patients with insurance international insurance companies (BUPA, PPP Healthcare, Allianz) and offers low prices for the treatments performed at less than 50% of Western Europe prices.”

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