For most patients South Africa doesn’t come to mind when seeking out medical treatment abroad. It has, however, become a recent contender in the medical tourism industry combined with its cultural diversity and holiday options. British patients can expect to save thousands of pounds when choosing South Africa as their destination for treatment.
Standards in South African clinics are on par with UK clinics, if not better. Due to the size of South Africa medical treatments vary, as do prices and quality of doctors or surgeons.
Research has shown that the most popular treatment in cosmetic surgery but the country also provides:
- Organ transplants
- Heart surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- Obesity Surgery
Surgeons training in South Africa are requiring to undertake an extensive 12 year training programme before they qualify. Most surgeons study in the US or the UK before providing care in South Africa. It is important that all patients travelling to South Africa check their surgeons are genuine before treatment.
Not including travelling expenses patients can expect to save 40 – 60% on their treatment. Flight costs can be reduced by booking earlier and researching lower flight prices online.
South Africa is one of the most beautiful and scenic destinations for medical tourism and also provides medical packages for holidays or longer stays.