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Iasis Travel

Our company’s medical tourism department focuses on providing patients with the best and remedial treatment for the concerned ailments and disorders. Our medical and health care services are concentrated in Athens as well as other regions. Our medical panel is headed by the eminent personalities from the various fields of medical profession like gynecologists, pediatricians, general physicians, nurses, paramedic practitioners and physiotherapists.

*iasis, an ancient Greek word that means “the process of healing”

Medical tourism has been around for thousands of years. In fact, archaeological evidence from the third millennium B.C. suggests that people in ancient Mesopotamia traveled to the temple of a healing god or goddess at Tell Brak, Syriato heal eye disorders. A couple millennia later the Greeks and Romans would travel by foot or boat to spas and cult centers all over the Mediterranean. The Asclepia Temples, dedicated in honor of the Greek god of medicine, were some of the world’s first healing centers. Pilgrims would come and stay several nights praying that Asclepios would appear in a dream and provide a cure to their ailment.

We provide our patients with care and comfort; a friendly approach results in good and prolonged relationships between the patient and doctor. Further, this helps us to ensure that a suave and comfortable environment is maintained within the facility premises.

High cost of medical treatment in developed countries has fueled the development of medical tourism, causing patients to visit other destinations for cheaper yet sophisticated treatment. According a recent report by the Transparency Market Research, the value of the global medical tourism industry was pegged at US$10.5 billion in 2012. This is estimated to grow to US$32.5 billion by 2019, developing at a strong CAGR of 17.9% during the forecast period. Cultural similarities and geographic proximity play a vital role in the development of the medical tourism industry.

Medical tourism is considered to be the direct impact of the globalization of healthcare services. The industry is recognized to have immense growth potential in numerous emerging economies, as a rising number of countries are striving to become major exporters of medical services.