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Philippines to be 'key medical tourism player' The Philippines is likely to become one of the world's leading destinations for patients seeking treatment abroad, an expert has claimed.

Cosmetic surgeon recommends Turkey for medical tourists Turkey is becoming increasingly well known as a suitable destination for medical tourism, one of the country's cosmetic surgeons has said.

Medical tourism in India 'world class', report finds A new report has concluded that India is an attractive destination for patients seeking medical treatment abroad.

Israel shapes up for medical tourism According to Professor Jose Cohen, a stroke expert at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital, patients visiting Israel will be greeted by excellent medical treatment at an attractive price.

Singapore offers a 'world-class healthcare system' Singapore has long been regarded by many as Asia's business leader, but it is also leading the way in medical tourism.

International Medical Tourism, Wellness & Spa Congress in Jordan 18-20 March 2012: Kempinski – (Ishtar) Hotel, Dead Sea – Jordan This international event, organised by The Private Hospitals Association (PHA)

Brits choose overseas dental treatment A new survey has found that 1.29 million British people have had dental treatment abroad since 2003 because of the cost savings.

Report shows potential of India's medical tourism A new study on medical tourism in India has concluded that the industry has significant potential.

Greeks go under the cosmetic surgery knife A growing number of people in Greece are undergoing cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance, reports suggest.

Pensioner chooses India for knee surgery An 80-year-old knee replacement patient has revealed how he decided to seek treatment abroad after he lost a leg in a previous operation on the NHS.

Koreans seek cosmetic surgery solutions The long holiday break associated with the Lunar New Year has afforded South Koreans an ideal opportunity to undergo cosmetic surgery, it has been revealed.

New hospital to cater for medical tourists in Abu Dhabi Work has begun on a new hospital in Abu Dhabi that will cater for both locals and foreign patients seeking treatment abroad.

Koreans choose cosmetic surgery for career success A vast number of Koreans go under the knife to improve their appearance, a report in the Financial Times reveals.

Egypt offers 'quality' medical tourism service Medical tourism is growing in popularity, with many patients seeking to avoid waiting lists or expensive treatment in their own countries.

British dentists 'most expensive in Europe' Costly UK dental care could lead more patients to seek treatment abroad, a report suggests.

NHS-weary patients seek Polish dentistry Poland has reportedly become the destination of choice for many Scottish patients seeking dental treatment.

NHS pays for private treatment abroad A woman has won a three-year legal battle to force her local NHS Health Trust to pay for her private treatment abroad.

Vietnam offers latest cosmetic surgery technology The medical tourism industry has really taken off in Vietnam thanks to the opening of additional specialised clinics and the latest technologies, it has been reported.

Hip replacement in Malta after NHS refusal A British woman has undergone life-changing hip replacement surgery in Malta after the NHS refused to treat her.

India To Invest $6.5bn In Medical Tourism The Indian government has announced that it plans to invest $6.5 billion (£3.14 billion) to encourage medical tourism in India.

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