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Questions tagged [medical-tourism]

Questions about travelling specifically for the purpose of medical or dental care.

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US Healthcare consultation for visitors

I work in US on a H1 visa and my parents are visiting for couple months. My mom has developed arthritis and I wanted to get second opinion from a doctor in US. I understand healthcare costs are ...
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When obtaining gender reassignment/plastic surgery overseas, is an emergency travel document required to return home?

I am planning to accompany a friend on an overseas trip, where my friend will be undertaking several medical procedures to finish transitioning gender. These procedures include the actual gender ...
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Does a US national need a medical visa to receive treatment in Australia?

I'm travelling to Australia soon to receive a medical procedure from a gastroenterologist who provides a treatment not available in the US (which I intend to pay for out of pocket). I'm also visiting ...
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Why medical tourism is important in india? [closed]

Medical tourism is a growing sector in India. In October 2015, India's medical tourism sector was estimated to be worth US$3 billion. It is projected to grow to $7–8 billion by 2020. India is the ...
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Is it legal to visit the US on a tourist visa for the purpose of giving birth?

Some friends of mine would like their baby to be born in the US, so that their child can obtain US citizenship upon birth. They both have a valid B1/B2 visa and have traveled to the US before. They ...
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Can I reenter the UK on the visa-free regime?

My wife is a US citizen. She was given a 180-day private medical visa to the UK finishing on 24th August. She left the UK on 16th July after using 97 days of the visa. She wishes to reenter the UK on ...
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Orthopedic medical tourism in Cuba?

I am suffering a muscle pain and I also have a profound hatred for the U.S. healthcare, including making phone calls to see if some provider is "in network" and all that goes with it. Since I do not ...
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Cosmetic/Dental Surgery in Thailand - Resources? [closed]

I'm traveling to Thailand soon and wanted to get some mild dental & cosmetic surgery done. Actually it's not very cosmetic, but some necessary dental work + scar treatment. It should be much ...
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Is there any specific destination in Southeast Asia famed for dentistry?

I've heard in the past that certain countries or cities are popular "medical tourism" destinations, but not paid a whole lot of attention. But this morning just three days before my next overlanding ...
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Travel to US for medical treatment

Is an ESTA enough to travel to the USA for medical treatment for the UK Residents?