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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
Cardiac Care, General Surgery, Ayurveda, Dental Care, Fertility Treatment,
Transplant Surgery, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology and Orthopedic Treatment
are also available in Kerala hospitals.
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
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
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.
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
The tour operators in Kerala offers Medical tourism packages for the