Choosing an option for medical treatment abroad can be a GREAT ADVANTAGE OF ECONOMIC AND HEALTH.
Below are some helpful answers to many frequently asked questions that are often presented in this process.
What is medical tourism?
Medical tourism can be defined as the arrangement of a journey abroad for medical reasons. These might include undergoing a medical procedure in another country, or restoring/maintaining health in any other way. A main reason many people choose to engage in medical tourism is the lower cost or higher quality of medical treatments that are available in the country of their choice. Typical medical tourism visits include a treatment, recovery time, and the option of an extended vacation.
Is medical tourism for me?
There are many ways to answer this question, but if you are looking for surgical, dental, cosmetic, fertility, or any other type of medical treatment, medical tourism can be an option that allows you to receive quality care at a low cost, while avoiding waiting times and getting the opportunity to relax and recuperate in a pleasant atmosphere, along with the experience of a new country. If this sounds appealing, then medical tourism is probably for you!
There are any number of reasons to choose Italy as a medical tourism destination, from the quality of the medical services to the highly affordable treatments, as well as the diverse natural beauty and endless options for a relaxing holiday in a new country, and the opportunity to recuperate away from family and friends... read more
Why Medical Tourism Italy?
Medical Tourism Italy specialises in organising and facilitating the most cost-effective and satisfactory medical holiday to Italy, ensuring that your stress in minimised and that the journey and procedure are as smooth and painless as possible. By utilising our years of experience in the travel and hospitality industries, as well as our extensive network of professional contacts, we are able to provide you with the best quality price offers. It is shown that we are unbeatable. This leaves you free to enjoy your visit and leave refreshed and rejuvenated.
What services does Medical Tourism Italy provide?
We strive to ensure that all your needs are met from start to finish. This begins with providing all the information you need in a form that is easy to understand, including providing an initial online consultation with the relevant medical professionals. We then handle the scheduling of treatment and booking of facilities. We also arrange all necessary post-treatment care, including the hiring of a nurse if necessary. For the duration of your stay in Italy, our team is on hand to assist with tour guides, translators, transportation, accommodation, food, foreign currency, local SIM cards, shopping trips, car hire, airport transfer, and a wide range of leisure activities to keep you entertained on your holiday.
Since starting Medical Tourism Italy, how has the business grown in relation to the industry as a whole?
MTI Medical Tourism Italy has been active for five years. We have become the reference point of many families who follow us after the treatments and then become our collaborators, witnessing "directly" at home our professionalism is in finding the most appropriate and immediate medical solution, both in constant continuous assistance and engaging.
What are the target markets of Medical Tourism Italy?
Medical Tourism Italy caters to a large target market, including many clients from USA as well as those coming from the UK, Europe, African nations, and, most recently, Australia.
From where do the majority of your clients come?
We see many customers from all over the United States, and from the Russian-speaking countries. Many of our customers also come from the United Kingdom, the Gulf countries, Australia, New Zealand and Europe in general.
What procedures are most popular?
Orthopedics, cardiology, oncology.
Why can’t I organize everything on my own?
While you are welcome to tackle the organising yourself, you are likely to find that this requires a significant amount of time and effort, and may even end up costing you more money. One of the main advantages that Medical Tourism Italy offers is years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industries, enabling us to secure the best deals and smooth any problems you may encounter. We are able to make you feel at home, not to feel vulnerable. We can make you feel a sense of regret when you leave us to go home.
Can I take a friend or a partner with me?
Of course! Your medical holiday can be just for you, or an experience that you share. Medical Tourism Italy is happy to facilitate a relaxing and entertaining holiday for both you and your travelling companion. If you want to come alone, we can take care of all your needs.
What are the risks involved in treatment abroad?
Regardless of where treatment takes place, there are always some risks involved. Fortunately, thanks to the high standard of medical care in Italy, and particularly the doctors and clinics with which we partner, these risks are always minimised. During our free online consultation, you will be guided through any and all risks that may arise during or as a result of your procedure, ensuring that you can make an informed choice. The real risks are if you are not accompanied by our EHT Excellence Healthcare Team.
Will I get insurance against complications or other problems?
Insurance can be obtained as part of the treatment package. You can work out different options based on special requests. All our facilities are super insured and respond directly to the Italian state. IN ITALY HEALTH IS MANAGED BY THE STATE.
What about travel/health insurance?
This type of insurance must generally be taken out on an individual basis, so we recommend that you obtain your desired insurance yourself before making the trip.
What if there are any complications?
We understand that when dealing with medical care, safety is the number one priority. In Italy if there are complications, it is mandatory to follow the patient until
overcoming the complication. For this reason we partner only with the most reliable and reputable clinics and doctors. During the period of post-treatment care in Italy, and even following your return home, we will endeavour to address any unlikely concerns or complications that may arise as swiftly and effectively as possible.
What is the quality of healthcare in Italy?
With highly qualified doctors and cutting-edge facilities, the quality of Italian healthcare meets international standards. In 2017, Bloomberg declared Italy the healthiest country in the world, underlining how this was possible thanks to high quality health care.
How long are the waiting times?
Each client is handled on an individual basis, as each procedure is different, but with MTI Medical Tourism Italy there are no waiting times.
Are blood transfusions safe?
Italy is the safest country in the world. The rules are strict. Italian blood donors are not paid for their blood.
How did Medical Tourism Italy choose its partner clinics?
We at MTI Medical Tourism Italy represent our customers. We choose the clinics from time to time in relation to the skill of the doctor or surgeon. We choose the clinic according to the clinical results sheets. Italy is the only country in the world with results sheets. All the clinics with which we partner are carefully selected for their quality and reputation. A thorough vetting process is used to ensure that each clinic meets the highest standards. Factors such as doctors’ qualifications and experience, the available treatments on offer, the experiences of former clients, customer service, location, and reliability, are all taken into account during this process. As no financial contributions are received, you can rest assured that the clinics are chosen based on merit alone.
Do I have to go to see a doctor in my home country before a medical tourism trip?
Depending on the individual case, it may be wise to consult with your own doctor before engaging in a medical procedure abroad, but this is generally not a set requirement.
What about post-treatment care?
Most treatments have standard recommendations for post-operative care and recovery, such as a minimum recommended stay in the country following your procedure. We strongly advise that these be followed to ensure that the risk of unforeseen complications is minimised. During our free online consultation, you will be walked through the options for post-treatment care. These might include assisted recovery in and out of the hospital, as well as a recuperation period at a spa or resort to aid the healing process. We will also remain in contact with you once you have returned home to address any long-term concerns that may arise.
What health services does Medical Tourism Italy offer?
While we are able to organise any kind of medical procedure that you may need, we specialise mainly in pancreas cancer, CRPS, orthopedics and orthopedic stem cell. If you are having trouble finding the correct procedure for you, don’t hesitate to let us know, and we’ll do our best to source it for you. Read more
How do I add extra services and activities to my travel package?
In organising your medical holiday with Medical Tourism Italy, we will go through all the possible options for extra add-ons to your travel package and help you to choose the ones that suit your interests as well as your budget. Starting with the medical procedure itself, we will then look at accommodation and transport options, followed by leisure activities, tourist attractions, and any other extra services you may require. In any case, even in excursions or tourist activities, we put first the therapeutic path. We at MTI Medical Tourism Italy are interested in THE RESULT of medical care.
How much will it cost?
Prices differ depending on the specific procedure, but you can be all but guaranteed a significant saving by choosing affordable medical treatment in Italy. On completion of our enquiry form, or once you have contacted us with your requirements, we will put together a comprehensive price comparison of various options for treatment, based on which you can make your final decision. We will also break down the costs of your requested add-ons for your consideration. All of the above information will be contained in a non-binding proposal that we will send to you based on your initial input. While exact prices for healthcare can only be determined after the initial consultation, in our experience the actual price rarely varies far from the standard price.
How much would I save?
Again, this is largely dependent on the procedure in question, but given that most procedures are available in Italy at a fraction of the cost, you can save a substantial amount of money by choosing Italy as your medical tourism destination, even after all extra costs are added on.
Can I get reimbursement for my care in Italy?
Depending on the terms of your specific medical aid, it may be possible to receive some coverage for treatment undergone in Italy. It’s best to check with your insurance provider directly to determine if this is the case.
How do I pay for everything?
You will only have to pay for the treatment package once in Italy. This allows you to have the advantage of a free, non-binding consultation before spending any money. If you decide to go through with the proposed package, a deposit may be required on certain aspects of your travel, such as hotel and flight bookings. Certain clinics may also require a deposit for some procedures. All payments can be made easily with a credit card, via PayPal or bank transfer.
Are there any hidden costs?
None whatsoever. Medical Tourism Italy is focused on providing the most transparent service possible, ensuring that you know exactly what you are putting in and getting out. Our non-binding proposal will outline as many of the exact costs involved as possible, and while some of these may vary (such as the specific medical procedures), we do our best to ensure that our initial estimates of standard prices are as close to the real things as possible.
What should I do next in order to proceed with Medical Tourism Italy?
Getting in contact with us is easy. Fill out an online form, send us an email, or ask us to phone you. We will respond as soon as possible to answer any questions you may have and begin organising your medical holiday immediately!