Warsaw Medical Tourism
Although Warsaw is not an internationally renowned medical tourism destination, there are plenty of private hospitals and clinics that specialise in treating foreign patients.
In general, the quality of the facilities and health care is higher than in the rest of Poland, but the public hospitals may seem lacking in comparison to other popular medical tourism destinations.
Since the city's dozen or so public hospitals cover every citizen free of charge, they often have long queues. The many private clinics and hospitals, however, are geared towards foreigners and wealthy Poles. Most doctors speak excellent English and have been trained to international standards abroad or at the famous Medical University of Warsaw. Visitors can expect excellent facilities, equipment and health care at the top centres in the city.
Advantages of Warsaw Medical Tourism
Warsaw certainly has a slight edge over its European rivals in terms of cost. The dental and medical treatment, and the costs of services like hotels, restaurants and shopping, are all quite affordable for Europe. The city's location on the eastern side of the continent gives it convenient proximity to both European cities and the Gulf region.
The city itself is a vibrant metropolis full of cultural things to see and do. It has top-flight accommodation and one of the most efficient transportation systems in Europe. You'll find better deals in leading medical tourism destinations like India or Thailand, but Warsaw's easy location appeals to many patients from the continent and the UK. Of note, several spas and private clinics offer special packages for their most popular services.
Medical Procedures in Warsaw
The Medical University of Warsaw alone has 16 hospital branches where doctors and nurses are trained in every sector of health care. Visitors can receive everything from heart replacements to neurosurgery and orthopedics in Warsaw. Dental care is also a major part of the medical tourism industry here. In total, there are now more than a dozen top-class dental clinics to choose from. Cosmetic surgery in Warsaw is becoming more and more popular as specialised clinics continue to open with regularity.
The level of care in Warsaw hospitals is world-class. Its private (and several public) facilities are excellent, staffed by well-trained administrators and doctors. The Maria Skodowska-Curie Institute of Oncology is one of Europe's largest and most modern centres for cancer research and care. The city is also home to the Medical University of Warsaw, which is Poland's largest medical school. It has 16 affiliated hospitals under its auspice, including the country's biggest clinical hospital.
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