How to Get a Medical Tourism in South korea
Medical tourism or health tourism is when people from one country travels to another country solely for the purpose of acquiring medical treatment in that country. Traditionally, people would travel from less developed countries to major medical centers in highly developed countries due to unavailabilities of medical treatment in their own communities.
South Korea is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula . Korea Global Healthcare Association (KGHA) is a Medical Tourism Association under Korean Government Ministry of Health and Welfare. Their international offices provide support for the activities of the KGHA with securing foreign patients and overseas expansion of Korean hospitals.
Sounth Korea is best known for it’s plastic and cosmetic surgery, IVF treatment, Heart surgery and Brain cancer treatment, besides a number of other treatments.
- Plastic and cosmetic surgery is a medical procedure concerned with the amendment or reconstrustion of human form and function.
- Infertility and IVF Treatment is a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body. IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed.
- Cancer can be treated by surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapy (including immunotherapy such as monoclonal antibody therapy). The choice of therapy depends upon the location and grade of the tumor and the stage of the disease, as well as the general state of the patient (performance status). A number of experimental cancer treatments are also under development.
As of the year 2000, the average life expectancy at birth is 71.0 years for men and 78.6 years for women in South Korea. Infant mortality rate in 1998 was 9.0 per 1,000 live births in South Korea . Since being liberated from Japanese ruling in 1945, South Korea has achieved remarkable economic growth under democracy and a market economy system. On the other hand, North Korea has maintained a socialistic system.