Treatment abroad is a common phenomenon in many countries, including the US, the UK and Canada. This trend has existed for many years and it is often referred to as “health tourism” or “medical tourism”. According to the statistics, some 750.000 Americans opt to undergo treatment abroad every year, and this number is expected to reach 1 million in the next few years.
Patients, who consider medical treatment in the developing countries such as India, Thailand and South America, risk facing a lower level of hygiene, service and more importantly the lower quality of medical treatment. This will not be the case in Germany, which makes Germany the best alternative for the British, American and Canadian patients seeking treatment abroad.
Germany has always been one of the top addresses for high-quality medical care. Many patients from all over the world come to Germany to undergo a medical treatment. The reason for it is the internationally recognised high level of medical treatment in Germany. It includes complex surgeries such as knee and hip replacement, the treatment of heart diseases as well as all types of cancer treatment. The tradition of receiving medical education in the university clinics has contributed to the high standard of medical treatment in Germany. Non-essential surgeries are also carried out on the highest level.
Hospitals in Germany offer medical treatment by well-trained and experienced specialists as well as advanced and innovative technology and high level medical treatment at surprisingly competitive prices, especially compared to the costs of the similar treatment in the US. The cost of surgery in the US is often three times as high as of the same treatment in Germany. For example, hip replacement costs $50,000 in the US and only approximately EUR 16,000 in Germany. Heart bypass costs $144,000 in the US and only approximately EUR 20,000 in Germany. The cost of a flight to Germany is normally under $1000. Therefore, if you choose Germany for your medical treatment you will be able to save thousands of dollars! For more information on pricing, please, check the table below.
|Heart valve replacement||$170,000||€21,000|
|Prostate cancer surgery, DaVinchi Method||$65,000||€18,000|
Medical treatment in Germany has one more important advantage: you will undergo your treatment in a European country with a familiar European culture. In addition to that, in many clinics the staff and physicians speak excellent English!
Thus treatment in Germany, e.g. in the Friedrichshafen clinic, situated on picturesque Lake Constance, has following advantages for you as a foreign patient: 1) a lower price 2) an excellent quality of medical treatment, which is probably even better than in the patient’s country of origin 3) state-of-art medical equipment 4) organizing trip is easy, no visa needed. 5) familiar European culture.
This Clinic was founded about 100 years ago and enjoys an extensive experience in treatment of almost all the diseases. The Medical Campus on the Lake Constance encompasses 23 departments and clinical centers, which build up an excellent medical chain. Thousands of patients from different corners of the world come to Friedrichshafen in the search for qualified treatment at reasonable price. Among them are those who don’t have a medical insurance in their own country or is on the waiting list for life-saving surgery. Excellent treatment at the fifth of the cost is especially tantalizing for patients from Canada, Saudi Arabia and the US. People also come to our country looking for procedures or techniques, which are not offered in their native country.
What patients guaranteed obtain at the Friedrichshafen Clinic at are:
Friedrichshafen Hospital cooperates with the University Clinic in Tubingen and is able to offer high standard treatment to all who needs it. The distinct virtue of Friedrichshafen Clinic is the implementation of the medical breakthroughs in their practice. The remarkable low risk of postoperative complications is due to minimal-invasive techniques and computer-assisted medical technologies.We constantly upgrade our facilities to be able to offer the individual and effective treatment.
We are a public sector hospital and are geared up to give equally qualified medical services both to the German and the international patients. A crucial step is to call us and to get all the important information about the further treatment in Germany.
Our International Patient Service (IPS) serves as a connective link between the medical experts in Germany and foreign patients, and possesses a lot of experience as far as international patient management in Germany is concerned. After you have sent us your inquiry, your medical documents will be forwarded to one of our specialists. As soon as they have given their professional opinion on your individual case, IPS will prepare cost estimates for a medical treatment in our clinic in Friedrichshafen, Germany. IPS also facilitates communication between the specialist and the patient during his or her preparation for their medical tour. IPS also offers assistance as far as pick up and translation services during the stay are concerned. If you have any questions concerning treatment at the clinics in Germany, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact details: +49 7541 97 82 751, email: .