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Medical Tourism in the Philippines

Have you ever had to wait weeks or even months for medical treatment in your own country? Have you been shocked at the high cost of the treatment ... and then found that both the wait and the cost has kept you from having the holiday of a lifetime?

Well, I have good news for you - "Medical Tourism" (also called Health Tourism) is all about taking a vacation and getting treated at the same time. Medical treatment in the Philippines is extremely cheap and it comes with very little waiting time... and you will be in safe hands throughout the procedure.

And that's not all - after your medical vacation you will be able to recuperate in surroundings that are conducive to healing.

For most people the greatest benefit of medical tourism is financial - only a fraction of the cost you would spend on treatment in Western countries. This saving is the main reason so many tourists go abroad as part of a medical package that includes flights, transfers, treatment, and recovery in an exotic tropical locale.

In fact medical packages are becoming the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry worldwide and is one reason more and more people from the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe are coming to the Philippines. The Philippines recently became the first country in Asia to host the prestigious World Health Tourism Congress which had previously only been held in Europe.

And the quality of health care in the Philippines is first class. Tourism Undersecretary for Sports and Wellness, Cynthia Carrion, recently said, "Our doctors and nurses count among the best in the world. Many of them trained in prestigious hospitals in the United States, Australia and Europe."

She pointed out that the Philippines has a long history of medical expertise in a culture of caring and hospitable people. She said that Philippine health services not only emphasize quality, but just as importantly, provide service with a heart.

The medical services available here range from cosmetic surgery to dental implants. Here is a just a brief list ...

* Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
* Cosmetic Maxilla Facial Surgery
* Dentistry
* Dermatology
* Gynecologic Procedures
* Heart Procedures
* Ophthalmology
* Hip Surgery
... and more.

Once your treatment is over you will be able to pamper yourself in a tropical locale of your choice. And there are many to choose from: the Banaue Rice Terraces, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol, visit the world's longest Underground River in Palawan, see unique wildlife, or simply stretch out on one of the long white sand beaches, relax, and watch the beautiful sunsets.

Nor do you have to recuperate on your own - bring your family with you and let them watch over you as you recover.

Now you can have your cake and eat it too - Philippine health tourism lets you avoid the high cost of medical treatment and the long wait, and yet you can still have the holiday of a lifetime with your family.

Bali Hai Beach Resort in the Bauang - San Fernando area of La Union, Philippines, is an ideal place for rest and recuperation. Set in lush tropical gardens overlooking the South China Sea you will find air-conditioned bungalows, a 24 hour bar and restaurant, a swimming pool, cable TV, in-room cable Internet and Wi-Fi, tours, and much more.

Allan E. Miller
11 August 2009

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