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Medical tourism articles

Our articles and features about international medical tourism are written by some of the world's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

They are aimed at patients who may be considering travelling for treatment. International Medical Travel Journal provides a library of medical tourism articles aimed at hospitals, clinics and medical travel agencies.

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10 tips on choosing IVF abroad Choosing a good IVF center is not easy and people need to know that medical intervention abroad is not free of risk; medical, financial or safety risks need to be considered.In order to make a meaningful choice, there are some specific points to consider when choosing a clinic abroad.

Spain, a major player in egg donation There are many reasons that why Spain has become a major player in the global world of fertility – including a positive legal environment, high quality medical care and state of the art research

Triple your chances of having a baby A new technique which dramatically increases the chances of getting pregnant with IVF is now available in Spain. IVF Alicante is the first clinic in the country to implement Eeva (Early Embryo Viability Assessment) which being hailed as the future of reproductive technology.

What should I expect on my first dental treatment abroad visit? How successful your first dental treatment abroad visit is will depend on how comfortable you are with the dental clinic abroad you have chosen. First, it is important to find a dental clinic you can trust.

Medical Tourism in Cancun, Mexico Over the last five years, medical tourism has boomed tremendously. The reason for the on-going popularity of medical tourism is largely because healthcare particularly in the US is very expensive.

Achieve a younger look with eyelid correction surgery Łukasz Ulatowski, plastic surgery specialist at LUX MED Hospital provides detailed information about eyelid correction surgery including what planning is needed beforehand, what to expect during the procedure and the aftercare required.

Interview with FIV Marbella embryologist, Enrique Criado Enrique Criado - Born in 1978 graduated from the University of Jaén in 2004 and became a specialist in human reproduction in Vistahermosa Clinic in collaboration with the University Alfonso X the Wise in 2006.....

New IVF techniques increase fertilisation success rates At the Fertility Show, a conference held in London, Dr Mónica Alarcón, a gynaecologist at the fertility clinic Ginefiv in Spain, discussed two new techniques that will give patients a greater chance...

A breast lift can help restore a firmer, shapelier breast By Dr Foued Hamza, a cosmetic surgeon practising in Paris, France. A woman's breasts help define her femininity, and with the vast differences in shape, size, and appearance, breasts further help to define her individualism. Therefore, changes to the breasts can be dissatisfying and make women feel as if they are losing some of their femininity and youthful vitality.

The attitude to beauty in the UAE Dr Luiz Toledo discusses the aspirations and attitudes of Arab nations to cosmetic surgery, beauty and censorship. "One of the most interesting things that happened in my career as a plastic surgeon, when I moved from Brazil to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, was to be exposed to a completely new (to me) scope of problems referred by patients."

The moment of infertility diagnosis Biologist and body psychotherapist Antigone Oreopoulou of Althaia in Greece discusses the emotions that arise following a diagnosis of infertility.

Is traveling abroad from the UK for dental treatment too costly & time consuming? Robin McGuire discusses the cost of travelling abroad from the UK for dental treatment.

Assisted reproduction techniques for premature menopausal women By Dr Victoria Verdú, coordinator of gynaecology at Ginefiv Fertility Clinic in Spain. Speaking in support of World Menopause Day, Dr Victoria Verdú, coordinator of gynaecology at Ginefiv Fertility Clinic, discusses the issues of premature menopause and treatment using donated eggs for...

Knee and joint pain Greater longevity and more active lifestyles come with a downside - painful knee and joint problems. But new and better treatments are helping many in search of much-need pain relief.

How does a facelift work An individual's identity is often primarily determined by the face-its structure, overall appearance and expressions. As such, age-related changes that can alter the appearance of the face may make an individual feel as if their identity has changed over time.

Fibroscan takes the non-invasive approach to liver diagnostics Dr Veerakit Apiratprachasin, a hepatologist specializing in treating liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, says, "Fibroscan's ultrasound elastrography uses low frequency elastic waves to deliver highly-accurate detection and assessment of liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, without requiring an invasive needle biopsy of the liver."

Carpal tunnel syndrome: often seen, too often misdiagnosed Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that can cause suffers considerable discomfort and pain if not treated correctly. Effective treatment is available, but often the syndrome is confused with other medical conditions causing unnecessary delays in treatment.

Why is it becoming more difficult to donate sperm? While men may be willing to donate sperm, not all of them are suitable and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to obtain high-quality sperm donations. In this article, the doctors at Ginefiv fertility clinic in Spain discuss what is required to be accepted as a sperm donor.

Banishing back pain Nearly every adult will experience some type of back pain, and it can be excruciating. The good news is, back pain is often preventable, and there are new and better ways for treating it.

Buttock lift body-contouring to give you the body shape you want The buttock lift is one of a number of body-contouring cosmetic surgery procedures that, although relatively new, can be employed to give you the body shape you've always dreamed of.

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