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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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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.

Choosing the right weight loss surgery Weight loss surgery is an extremely popular option for achieving significant weight loss when other weight loss efforts have failed. According to the American Obesity Association, the most effective...

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