Facts on Medical Tourism From Susie Ellis' SpaFinder Insider

Medical tourism is defined as 'travelers going across international borders to obtain health care'. People go abroad for health care? Lower costs, quicker access, better quality care, and more advanced technology.

Over 50 countries are now catering to the health traveler These countries are on the forefront:
In Asia: India, Thailand, and Philippines
In North/Central America: Mexico and Costa Rica
In South America: Brazil and Argentina
In Europe: Hungary and Belgium
In Africa: Egypt and South Africa

Most popular procedures sought?
Dental procedures is number one followed by plastic surgery. Other popular areas are cardiovascular surgeries, knee and hip replacements, and transplants.

Who are the most active medical tourists? Americans are number one, followed by people from the United Kingdom and Canada.