Few countries around the world have experienced more growth over the last ten years than India. This huge country has developed all aspects of its economy including its private medical industry.
The world isn't as big as it used to be. Cheaper air, sea and rail travel has encouraged more of us to travel abroad for business, pleasure, and increasingly, for medical treatment.
The lower healthcare costs found in many countries around the world from Brazil in South America to Malaysia in Asia, offer huge savings over private UK clinics. Whether it's infertility treatment or obesity surgery, thousand of Brits are heading abroad for treatment every year.
But what are the risks of medical tourism, and are they always outweighed by the potential savings? For some people they will but for others they won't. The important thing is to do as much research as you can before signing up for something that could change your life for the worse as well as for the better.
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