Medical tourism in Iran
How can I find the best medical tourism companies in Iran?
The importance of medical tourism companies in Iran
In this article we try to provide you with comprehensive information about medical tourism in Iran and medical tourism companies in Iran. Further, we aim to compare the cost and quality of healthcare and medical tourism in Iran with other countries. Finally, different types of medical tourism companies in Iran will be examined in this article. Read more about Iranian surgery
The reasons why Iran has become one of the main hubs of medical tourism in the world
Medical tourism is rapidly becoming a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry. Medical tourism in Iran has witnessed a growing trend in recent years in a way that the privilege of traveling to Iran for health care services has become accessible to many people benefiting them in variety of ways. The reasons patients travel to Iran for treatment vary, one of the most important factors is the low cost of treatment stemming from a sharp decline in the Iranian currency in recent years.
Types of medical tourism in Iran
- Wellness tourism
- Healthcare tourism
- Nature cure
- Cosmetic tourism
Benefits of medical tourism in Iran
The benefits of choosing Iran as a medical tourism destination are as follows:
- high-quality customer services
- The affordable treatments
- A wide range of tourist attractions.
- Experienced and skilled surgeons
- Professional service providers (medical tourism companies in Iran) preparing the ground for high quality treatments.
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Disadvantages of medical tourism in Iran
- Difficulty in financial transactions
- Denial of international health insurance by Iran healthcare organisation
Different sectors of medical tourism in Iran
- Medical tourism companies (facilitators)
- Hospitals, clinics and surgeons
How patients can connect to medical centers in Iran
Different types of medical tourism companies in Iran
- Travel agencies
- Platform (medical tourism websites)
Relation between medical tourism in Iran and tourism industry
The reason why patients choose Iran as a destination for their treatment is high quality healthcare services as well as visiting historical places such as Persepolis, Cyrus the great tomb, and to name but a few.
The main responsibilities of medical tourism companies in Iran
Before travelling to Iran
. Proper consultation with the patients
. Estimating the approximate cost of treatment in Iran
. Accommodation and ticketing
. Treatment visa
. Estimating how long you need to be in Iran
. Choosing an appropriate medical center considering patients’ diseases
. Providing tourists with enough information about rules and regulations of Islamic republic of Iran.
Supporting patients during their treatment in Iran
- Transfer between airport, hotel and medical centers
- Offering health insurance
- Supporting patients before, during and after procedure
- 24 hours patients’ support
- Provide patients with translators (tour guide)
- Purchasing drugs for patients after procedure
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After departure from Iran
- Making connection between surgeon/hospital and patient if necessary
- Proving patients with post-procedure information
- Providing patients with all their medical documents in Iran
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Features of the best medical tourism companies in Iran
Features of the best medical tourism companies in Iran are as follows:
- International creditability
- International certification such as Temos, MTA, JCI and etc.
- Patients’ satisfaction
- Offering high quality healthcare services to patients
- Close connection with hospitals, clinics and surgeons
Sectors of Iran healthcare
Healthcare in Iran be split into two sectors
- Public healthcare in Iran
In line with the national constitution, Iranians are entitled to basic healthcare and most receive subsidized prescription drugs and vaccinations. Iran's extensive network of public clinics and hospitals are considerably cheaper than other countries. Most public hospital facilities in Iran are operated by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Although waiting times are often long, public hospitals provide an acceptable standard of service.
- Private healthcare in Iran
Wealthier Iranians and tourists use private clinics and hospitals which offer a higher quality of care and better facilities while it is very cheap in comparison to other neighbouring countries.
Medical tourism in different cities of Iran
Since medical tourism in Iran is far better than adjacent countries, so that it has become one the most famous countries offering medical tourism services to thousands of patients from nearby countries. It is worth mentioning that the best facilities and hardest procedures such as organs transplant, cancers treatment, heart surgeries etc. are available in some biggest cities such as Tehran, Shiraz and Mashhad.
Medical Tourism in Iran Tehran
Tehran is the capital of Iran and there are many benefits to choosing Tehran as a medical tourism destination, from the affordable treatments and high-quality customer services to a wide range of tourist attractions. There are many experienced and skilled surgeons especially in Rhinoplasty, liposuction, cancer treatment etc. as well as professional service providers (medical tourism companies) preparing the ground for high quality treatments in Tehran.
Medical Tourism in Iran Shiraz
Shiraz located in the southern part of Iran, is considered as a medical hub in the south and a popular destination for medical tourists due to many reasons including its cultural and historical attractions, mild climate, large number of public and private hospitals equipped with diagnostic and medical facilities as well as experienced and reputed physicians and medical staff and quality of services.
Treatments in Shiraz are comparable with those offered in advanced countries for health tourism and have specialists for orthopedics, cosmetic surgery and dental treatments with prices far lower than other countries. It is estimated that by travelling to Shiraz, patients can save up to 50%.Read more about medical tourism in shiraz
Medical Tourism in Iran Mashhad
Mashhad is Iran’s second largest city which was once an important transit city along the Silk Road. It is also known as the home of Iran’s largest religious shrine, is considered as a medical hub and a popular destination for medical tourists due to many reasons including its cultural, historical and religious attractions, large number of public and private hospitals equipped with diagnostic and medical facilities as well as experienced and reputed physicians and medical staff and quality of services.
Why are medical tourists choosing Iran?
Why medical tourism in Iran?
There are many reasons for the increase in the number of people prepared to get medical treatments like heart surgery, dental work, cosmetic and plastic surgery, orthopedic treatments and weight loss surgery in Iran.
. Iran offers a wide range of state-of-the-art treatment, through an extensive network of well-equipped and modern hospitals, around 850 hospitals, and rehabilitation centers at reasonable costs. An analysis of the costs of the various procedures shows that treatment costs in Iran are far lower than other countries. The difference between medical costs in Iran and other countries is about 50-400%.
. The costs of treatment in Iran is also very cost-effective compared to its regional competitors, including Turkey, Thailand, Singapore and India. The unique combination of experience, facilities and natural resources is the key to success of the Iranian health tourism system.
. Apart from these, Iran also enjoys a unique range of competent medical staff. Medical specialists and sub-specialists in the country are highly-qualified professionals and are supported by well-trained paramedics and sophisticated medical equipment. The nursing service in Iran is also highly qualified. Further, the Iranian health tourism system is constantly supported by extensive medical research.
. Iran has a unique combination of healthy and pleasant climate, wonderful scenery, magnificent historical and cultural monuments as well as cutting edge technology and sophisticated medical equipment.
. Language proficiency, English is spoken by the vast majority of hospitals staff. Besides, a great number of hospitals have hired language translators to make patients feel more comfortable.
. Quick and accessible services, one of the driving factors for medical tourists is the fast provision of services meeting their needs. As a medical tourist, you will never have to go through the hustle and bustle of a waiting list and finding the right doctor and the right hospital, everything you might need has already been provided for you before you even reach your destination. As a medical tourist in Iran, you will also be considered a VIP patient and given a private room in the special ward most hospitals have designated for tourists.
. Ease of travel, the government has removed a lot of visa restrictions on tourist since 2018. Iran’s government has been supporting this field after realizing its potential as one of the main sources of national revenue boosting the country’s economy, so government officials have started granting about 200 hospitals IPD (International Patients Department) permits. The country has also embarked on a visa waiver program, easing what used to be a tedious process of obtaining a visa.
. Rich history and stunning Landscape, a prominent aspect of medical tourism is its combination of medicine and tourism. A medical tourist in Iran can enjoy all the perks of any other travelers. The first historical and urban settlement in Iran dates back to 4000 BC, and since then this country has hosted many rulers and dynasties, the relics of which still visible in every part of the land. Also, Iran’s unique and varied natural sites are a must-see for anyone interested in visiting untouched natures.
. Iran is also a very popular destination for those medical tourists who are mostly looking for cosmetic, life-altering procedures including but not limited to the highly popular rhinoplasty, bariatric surgery, plastic surgery, hair transplantation, breast surgery, and gastric sleeves or bypasses.
Although there is a marginal difference between the quality of healthcare offered by private and public hospitals in Iran, private hospitals are known to have better facilities and faster services. English-speaking staff is available in both private and public hospitals.