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Kerala, the "God's own country", is famous for its backwaters, beaches and also Health or Medical tourism. Kerala is the cradle of Ayurveda and traditional system of Medicine. The alternative system of Medicine, Ayurveda is very well marketed in Kerala in terms of Medical Tourism. Kerala has pioneered health and Medical tourism in India. Kerala and Ayurveda are synonymous with each other for sometimes now.

Although Kerala has concentrated on the Ayurvedic way of treatments for the visitors and tourists, there are good facilities for other systems of alternative medicines and modern medicine also. Kerala has the best qualified professionals in each and every field. The state has the most competent doctors and world class medical facilities also.

The Medical charges in Kerala is also competent so that people from other states, across the borders and from all parts of the world come here for the treatment of various health conditions which does not need an immediate emergency treatment. A patient can do his or her medical treatment in Kerala at a fraction of the cost that it is done in any other parts of the world. Medical tourism is a thriving activity in Kerala with huge employment potential.

Many tour operators arrange for the medical tourism for tourists who visit Kerala. These operators will arrange visits to the major tourist destinations also along with the medical treatment for very low costs. So a visitor who comes to Kerala can have his treatment done and visit the major attractions of the beautiful state.

Kerala as a Medical Tourism Destination :


Kerala is a major medical tourism destination in India because of a variety of factors like

* Well connected road, rail and air transportation
* Sophisticated hospitals of World class standards which provides treatment for almost all medical conditions
* Moderate climate conditions throughout the year
* Renowned doctors specialised in all major disciplines
* High standard Resorts and Hotels
* Easy communication with the general public
* Low cost packages for all treatments
* Cardiac Surgery, Cosmetic treatments and Dentistry are well available for cheap costs

Cardiac Care, General Surgery, Ayurveda, Dental Care, Fertility Treatment, Transplant Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology and Orthopedic Treatment are also available in Kerala hospitals.

Ayurveda :
Ayurveda is a traditional form of healing developed in India. There are many renowned Ayurvedic treatment centres in Kerala like Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala, Vaidyaratnam Thykkattu Mooss Oushadasala, Kerala Ayurvedic Pharmacy, S N A Oushadasala and many more.

Cardiac Care :
Cardiac Care is a branch of medicine which attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. Some of the hospitals that offer world-class cardiac care in Kerala, are the Trichur Heart Hospital, Sree Sudihindra Medical Mission Hospital in Cochin and Sri Chitra Thirunal Institute in Thiruvananthapuram.

General Surgery :
General Surgery for various medical conditions are available in Kerala's high quality hospitals at a lower cost. This attracts a lot of patients from across the globe. Some of the hospitals which offer general surgery are Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Ernakulam, Specialist's Hospital, Ernakulam, Atingal Multispeciality Hospital, Trivandrum and many others.

Dental Care :
Dental Care in Kerala is a cost-effective alternative for residents of western countries and nations in the Middle East. Tourists can avail world class dental care in Kerala for minimal costs. Almost all major hospitals offer dental care.

Fertility Treatment :
Fertility treatment is offered at a large number of hospitals across Kerala. This is offered as a specialised treatment. Couples who are unable to conceive can have biological children with the help of modern technologies. Advanced techniques such as GIFT (Gamete Intra Fallopian Transfer) and ZIFT (Zygote Intra Fallopian Transfer) are offered at well-equipped Fertility centers in Kerala.

Transplant Surgery :
Renal transplant surgery (Kidney transplantation), Liver Transplant, Bone Marrow transplant and Corneal transplant are the major transplant surgeries performed in Kerala hospitals. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Ernakulam, Medical Trust Hospital, Cochin and Calicut Medical College are the major hospitals in Kerala for transplant surgery.

Neurosurgery :
Neurosurgery is performed in Kerala for the brain and spinal conditions. Neurosurgery covers a range of surgeries including brain surgery for tumors, aneurysms and head injuries. Spinal Cord Surgery includes micro-discectomy, laminectomy, corpectomy and spinal fusion.

Ophthalmology :
Many patients from neighboring countries and the Middle East, travel to Kerala for ophthalmology treatment. Ophthalmology includes treatment of various eye problems like Cataract and myopia. LASIK treatments, Cataract surgery and corneal transplant surgery are all performed in the hospitals.

Orthopedic Treatment :
Orthopedic treatment involves the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions affecting the skeletal system. Disorders of the bones and joints, and conditions of the spine are treated at orthopedic centers in Kerala.

The tour operators in Kerala offers Medical tourism packages for the visiting tourists.

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