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Why Medical Tourism In Iran?

1-High skills of surgeons and doctors in Iran

The first and most important factor for attracting medical tourism in Iran is high skills of surgeons and doctors and also low price of treatments.
More medical tourists come to Iran to perform plastic surgery of the nose, eyes and sometimes hard surgeries such as bone marrow transplantation, diseases of the ear and nose, brain and nerve surgery especially skull base surgery, use of stem cells in the treatment of some diseases, Chronic pain killers and cures.
Iranian surgeons are ranked among the top in the world in ten disciplines.

Iran’s top position in maxillofacial surgery in West Asia

Oral and maxillofacial surgery has made great progress in Iran, with more than 300 surgeons
and 100 assistants in the field of maxillofacial surgery in Iran; and 11 training centres operate in Iran in this field.
In terms of the number of maxillofacial surgeries and reconstructions as well as the experience of maxillofacial surgeons, Iran ranks first in the Middle East and in Asia as well, with China and India among the top three well-known countries in this area. Over 95% of surgeries Maxillofacial surgery is performed in Iran with high quality. Experience and skill of many Iranian surgeons are good and in this case, there is no shortage in Iran.

Iran is one of the top 10 countries of ignorant plastic surgery

International Association of Plastic Cosmetic Surgery announced ten countries with the highest number of plastic surgeries. The statistics are determined by the number of plastic surgeries per country performed for every 1,000 people. According to these statistics, Iran ranks with 1.5 surgeries per thousand or 120,000 surgeries in tenth place.

Iran ranked first in neurosurgery in the Middle East

Iran has the leading position in the field of neurosurgery among the countries of the region.
It is dedicated the neurosurgery in Iran is higher than the world average.
Now the progress of Iranian neurologists with the help of Professor Majid Samii
and the work of researchers has reached a point where foreign countries are urging Iranians to go with to provide conditions for their scientific interaction with Iran. Iran has the potential to become the world’s nerves in the future.
Professor Majid Samiei is the scientific secretary of this congress from the World Neuroscience Association (specifically, the scientific level of neurosurgery surgeons in the world) says my colleagues at neurosurgery surgeons in Iran are operating at a very high level and are witnessing an increasing every day. In addition to their scientific level, we are astonished and proud of them. Undoubtedly, without exaggeration, Professor Samiee is the world’s best neurosurgeon. The President of the World Congress of Surgeons was elected Surgeon of the Year in 2018 years, all of which represent the premier being him.

Iran ranked fifth in the world in orthopaedics

Iran ranks fifth in the world orthopaedic science and is among the top countries in the world in this field. Iran is very advanced in the field of orthopaedic science and after England, Canada, the United States and two European countries rank fifth in the world in orthopaedic surgeries. In addition to lower tariffs for orthopaedic surgery, Iran ranks first in orthopaedic science in the Middle East.

Iran, Top Rank Most Endometriosis Surgery

Ibn Sina Infertility Treatment Center was able to perform a number of surgeries in 2016 ranked first among BSGE member centres for Society British Gynecological Endoscopy. Every year the British Association of Minimally Invasive Surgery establishes medical centres in terms of numbers surgery Endometriosis evaluates the 5-year speciality centre Ibn Sina’s Endometriosis Infertility, Ranked 5th and at 2018 with 97 surgeries Was first.
Dr Shahin Khazali, Faculty Member, Royal Holloway University, London Co-founder of CEMIG (Endometriosis Center for Gynecologic Surgery) and is also a St. Petersburg resident who travels to Iran permanently and undergoes surgery at a hospital. Mohab Kosar pays these surgeries in collaboration with the Ibn Sina Infertility Center.

Iran, West Asia’s first dental implant

Iran succeeds in delivering implant treatments throughout the region and even in the Mediterranean received first rank implant treatments in all of West Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean region Implant is now an important treatment in dentistry, replacing past methods. It has been cured and is nowadays considered as a strategic issue in dental services

Iran, first in video pediatric heart surgery

Iran ranks first in the world in pediatric heart surgeries by video. Dr Mohammad Hassan Nezafati said, “This surgery is done without opening the chest and the children are outpatient.” Dr Mohammad Hassan Nezafati, Founder of Modern Cardiac Surgery in Iran believes in implementation of modern heart surgeries in the world need to be revised and the methods of treatment low risk and low invasive to be used.

2- Low prices for treatment services

The second factor for attracting health tourists in Iran is the low fees for treatment services. The treatment prices in Iran is very low In comparison with other countries. For example, the endoscopy fee is 1,000 dollars in America and $2,000 to $3,000 in Iraq. Although this procedure operates in Iran equal to $100 to $120.
Also, the rhinoplasty and eyes surgeries fees are minimum $5,000 to $10,000 in advanced countries, between $2,000 to $3,000 in Thailand and India, however, these operation prices are less than $1,000 in Iran. Pelvic replacement surgery is 40,000 dollars in America but it is $10,000 in Iran.
Also other common successful surgeries in Iran are hair transplant. While this surgery is very common but it is not operating in European countries and the patients have to travel to other countries. Hair transplant fee in America is $15,000, $6,000 in Mexico, $1,1000 in Spain, $4,000 in Thailand, $1,800 in India and $2,000 to $4,000 in Turkey while hair transplant in Iran is $600 to $1,000.
The low cost of treatment in Iran is due to the relative abundance of skilled physicians. The number of surgeons is more than patients now and the cost of treatment is under control. The government monitors surgical tariffs and tries to make patients pay less for treatment. Therefore even heath tourists do not pay lots of money for treatment.

3. Speed of health care in Iran

The thirst factor for the success of health care in Iran is the speed. Do not forget after the costs, the main reason for travelling to other countries is a long waiting list for getting care services in some countries. For example, the waiting time for hip surgery is 26 weeks in Canada. While this surgery will operate in a few days after visiting the patient in Iran.
Waiting time for glaucoma surgery in Australia is 4 to 6 months, while the development of the disease may lead to blindness and surgery should be performed immediately.
The long wait for essential treatments has important implications for both the patient and those who care for them. Delay in access to health care causes suffering to the patient’s body and mind. Waiting for health care also has a lot of economic implications. Such as lowering efficiency and the ability to get things done. Waiting for treatment has dire consequences, such as worsening the patient’s condition and increasing disability. Beyond these personal and economic damages, there is also the risk of death. Studies show that long waiting times for treatment have a significant impact on public health and may lead to premature death.

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