Varicose vein treatment provides the perfect opportunity for modern day medical tourism and we’ll explain why below. When the term “medical tourism” was first coined, it was usually used to refer to a person traveling from their home country, usually a less developed country where a particular medical procedure was not available, to another country, usually a well developed country, to receive medical treatment. Only occasionally did this early type of medical tourist actually do any sightseeing.
Over time, medical tourism has morphed in character and need. These days many Americans, Europeans, and citizens from other medically advanced nations actually travel to another country to have an equally advanced medical procedure, such as a type of varicose vein treatment, done at a lower cost than what it would cost in their home country. Often, the doctor may have been trained in America or Europe but has returned to his or her home country where the cost of practicing medicine is far lower and he or she can pass these savings on to his or her patients. An American medical tourist may travel to another state for the same reason, to save money!
Medical tourism has also grown into combining a needed medical procedure with taking in the sights of an exotic destination. In some instances, it’s a case of combining the best medical treatment available with a fun destination. In other cases, people who save money on a specific procedure may take that savings and apply it on the rest of the medical tourist vacation.
So, why is varicose vein treatment so well suited for medical tourism? There are a couple of key factors that contribute to this. First, in order for an American to receive treatment at one of the best varicose vein clinics in the country, they would likely have to travel out of state. The same may be true for citizens from other countries. Second, varicose vein treatment is one of the few medical procedures that have such a rapid recovery period that one could conceivably be ready to do some major sightseeing within a day or two after the procedure.
Let’s use Metro Vein Centers as the perfect example. One of Metro’s locations is the highly desirable and cosmopolitan location of New York City. It is easy to understand why a person living in Idaho for example might relish a trip to the Broadway lights of New York City. They might think it a thrill to rent a luxury suite at one of the premiere New York City high rise hotels with a bird’s eye view of the city. Then they may even get a thrill out of taking a New York cab to the Queens’ location of Metro Vein Centers, have their procedure, and then take another cab back to the luxury suite where they could recuperate in style!
For their many required walks after their varicose vein treatment, they could perhaps stroll the streets of Manhattan and do a little window shopping. After a couple of days of healing, and perhaps a quick cab ride back to Metro Vein Centers to make sure all went well and they have the doctor’s blessing to be a bit more active, they can get down to some more serious shopping! Perhaps too they could take in a tour of the Statute of Liberty or maybe even head over to Times Square to see what’s up there. They may also want to stroll though the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the American Museum of Natural History. Maybe they’d like to bring a friend and go have lunch in Chinatown and then head over to the Bronx Zoo. There’s so many iconic American landmarks all in one gem of a city: Coney Island, the Guggenheim Museum, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, and so much more.
So, given the example above of medical tourism associated with Metro Vein Centers, a person needing varicose vein treatment could receive treatment at one of the best vein clinics in the world while at the same time having a dream vacation in one of America’s finest cities! With most other types of medical procedures, the recovery time would be much longer and more painful than what one normally experiences with varicose vein treatment. This makes varicose vein treatment the perfect candidate for medical tourism, both domestic medical tourism and international medical tourism!
So, get out there and have fun with your varicose veins! You only live once!