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Why choose Estonia for treatment

Estonia joined the European Union in the spring of 2004 and like its Baltic neighbours is steadily emerging as a young, fresh and inspiring country to visit - especially for the medical tourist who can experience high quality orthopaedic surgery and save a substantial sum of money in the process.  With talented surgeons, excellent facilities and interesting sight-seeing opportunities Estonia is a definite consideration for affordable surgery abroad.

Those looking for some relaxation and pampering can enjoy the Day Spas in Tallinn and with time to spare before or after surgery some of the county's highlights include a visit to the resort of Haapsalu; which is all narrow streets and wooden houses, curative mud and warm healing waters, and/or a trip to one of the untouched islands like Saaremaa to enjoy some peace and quiet and to inhale plenty of fresh unpolluted air. 

The city of Tartu, in its south central position, is Estonia's second largest city and where doctors and surgeons study medicine.  The university is very prestigious and the quality of medical care in Estonia is considered to be excellent.  Many of the board certified and experienced orthopaedic surgeons and doctors further their training abroad so they are fluent in several languages and the private hospitals in Estonia are equipped with the latest technology and equipment, adhering to strict EC regulations. 

Surgery and consultations are reasonably priced:  A hip or knee operation will cost around €5,600 in Estonia and the bill for a total knee replacement will be €6,400.  Patients requiring all types of orthopedic operations will be treated at the largest private orthopaedic and joint replacement clinic in Estonia; the Hospital of Orthopaedics.

Estonian is the official language of Estonia, with Russian, English, Finnish and German also spoken.  Estonia has a maritime climate with wet, moderate winters.  In Tallinn the winters are fairly cold, spring cool, with a fairly warm summer and a long, rainy autumn.  Sometimes Tallinn boasts temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius although the average temperature in July is around 16 to 17 degrees Celsius and in February the average is around minus 4 degrees Celsius.

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Reasons to choose Estonia

  • A young, fresh and inspiring country to visit
  • High quality orthopaedic surgery centre
  • Sixty to seventy percent savings on treatments
  • Hospitals equipped with the latest technology
  • Spectacular countryside with over 1,000 lakes
  • Low cost flights from across Europe