Medical Treatments

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

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In recent years, Greece has experienced a massive influx of infertile couples, who seek treatment here with the help of IVF. There are several reasons for this cross-border movement, which include frustration stemming from multiple failed IVF attempts in their residing country as well as restrictive legal framework.

Legislation restrictions vary between countries- in some countries surrogacy is forbidden, in others sperm donation is allowed but oocyte donation is not, in others only one embryo is allowed for embryo transfer and in others (like Australia) known donors are used with access of children born to donor identification files.

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Plastic Surgery

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The choice of Greece as a destination for Plastic Surgery is no random at all.

The impeccable medical and hospital conditions available, the high-quality treatments and procedures, in addition to the opportunity of recovering in an amazing resort, make Greece a fantastic option for medical tourism.

Greece provides high quality plastic surgery facilities and doctors. Plastic surgeons are well trained, both in Greece and internationally. Greece is not only known for its specialist medical procedures relating to cosmetic reconstruction, with low waiting times and affordable prices, but also for its history, its sight-seeing opportunities, the sea and the sun.

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Dental Care

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Nowdays, many people from USA, Canada and some European countries, where dental treatment is very expensive, travel abroad, trying to fit some affordable dental care in their vacation. According to the medical tourism group Patients Beyond Borders, more than 500,000 Americans travelled out of the country for dental care in 2013.

Business travellers whose work takes them overseas may also arrange for dental care while on a business trip—saving on both oral treatment and travel costs.

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Ophthalmological procedures

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Modern Ophthalmology requires specialization and experience and uses some of the most high-tech and sophisticated pieces of medical equipment on the market.

As knowledge of the operating characteristics and treatment limitations of lasers increases, the use of lasers in the treatment of ophthalmological problems will be broadened.

But it’s not only the procedures that are evolving —so are the patients. Today, patients seek treatment earlier, lead more active lifestyles and expect more from their procedures than ever before.

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Laparoscopic & Robotic surgery

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Technological progress has helped modern surgery to give a solution to important intra-abdominal problems with minimal surgical trauma.

Avoidance of large incisions of open surgery not only reduces postoperative pain and accelerates recovery, but also eliminates the chances of serious postoperative complications including wound infection, postoperative hernias, and the need for reoperation. And of course, always seeking for the improved cosmetic result without postsurgical scars.

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Τhermal Medicine

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In the last few years, there has been a “shift” to natural therapies along with paying much attention to one’s physical and mental health. This trend, dominant in the big cities, turns people towards health tourism and more specifically towards thermal medicine.

Thermal Medicine is an alternative approach to conventional medicine. It includes Clinical Hydrotherapy –long established abroad– and Medicinal Climate Therapy. Thermal Medicine is applied auxiliary to conventional medicinal methods, for the treatment of the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, urinary and the endocrinal system as well as skin, oto-rhino-laryngologic, gyneacologic, allergic and periodontic diseases.

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Dyslexia

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Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading, despite normal intelligence. If left undiagnosed, dyslexia costs the UK economy £1bn a year, whereas the cost of providing HIV treatment and care in the UK was £758 million in 2013. 

Greece has just developed an inexpensive screening test to pick up individuals that have a reasonable likelihood of being dyslexic.

The RADAR system (RADAR stands for Rapid Assessment for Difficulties & Abnormalities in Reading) is a patented software that helps to diagnose dyslexia at an early age.

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