BENEFITS OF GERMAN HOSPITALS
Medical tourism to Germany is a quality healthcare alternative for patients from developing countries. Their biggest advantage is the doctors’ qualifications. Medical education is taken with all due seriousness: it takes 15 years to complete the required studies. Graduates get internships in the best medical centers of the USA, Israel, and Europe.
Another aspect is the clinics’ reputation. Magazines like Forbes, Focus and Leading Medicine regularly put German hospitals on top of their World’s Best Medical Centers lists. Among European countries, Germany is considered the 6th best medical services provider. Cancer patients have the highest 5-year survival rate worldwide. All these factors make Germany the top choice for medical tourists.
German government actively finances its medical sector. New drugs and innovative treatment methods are constantly developed. This approach enables German specialists to give the most advanced care for their patients. Moreover, medical equipment is regularly updated - you won’t be able to find an out-of-date device. As soon as new technology becomes available, it replaces the previous one.
One can’t compare medical services in Germany and in developing countries. Hospital rooms are equipped with the latest technologies, as well as liftable beds, nurse call buttons, TV, Wi-Fi. Patients have three meals a day, press delivery, a private bathroom, and air conditioning. With no need to worry about household problems, they can fully focus on recovery. For foreign patients, all procedures are administered in the presence of a personal medical coordinator and an interpreter.
Comprehensive examinations can be completed within just a few days. Hospital space is organized in a way that does not require the patient to spend a lot of time looking for the correct room.
Post-treatment, clinic-based rehabilitation departments allow for an immediate start of the health restoration process. Separate specialized rehabilitation centers are also an option. Their care helps patients recover in the shortest time possible - both physically and emotionally. Patients enjoy access to swimming pools, open-air physiotherapy, park walks, mineral springs, and individually-developed diets. Some centers offer equine therapy - horse-assisted rehabilitation. For people recovering from strokes and fractures, robotic devices and exoskeletons are available.
COST OF TREATMENT IN GERMANY
The organization of treatment in Germany is not cheap compared to prices in developing contries. Also in difficult cases and if necessary, the clinic’s visas request a deposit, about 10% of the cost of treatment. The sum that remains is returned to the patient. The visa is needed for residents of the developing countries, except for Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. The patient pays for the transfer and the translator. On the other hand, it will cost several times cheaper than in the USA or Great Britain. At the same time, prices for treatment in Germany are comparable with the prices of Israeli and Korean clinics.
Treatment and diagnostics prices in Germany:
|Procedure ||Cost |
|Oncologist Consultation ||from €300 to 500 |
|MRI ||from €1,100 |
|PET-CT ||from €1,500 to 2,000 |
|General Medical Diagnosis ||from €1,650 |
|Gastroenterological diagnosis ||from €1,000 |
|Dermatology ||from €1,000 |
|Pediatric general treatment diagnosis ||from €2,000 |
|Cardiology ||from €2,000 |
|Neurology ||from €2,500 |
|Cancer research for women ||from €2,730 |
|Cancer research for men ||from €2,370 |
|Ophthalmology ||from €750 |
|Pulmonology ||from €950 |
|Urology ||from €1,850 |
|Radiotherapy ||from €25,000 |
|Chemotherapy ||from €2,500 |
|Breast cancer surgery ||from €15,000 |
|Surgery for uterine myoma ||from €8,000 |
|Da Vinci surgery for prostate cancer ||from €17,000 |
WHAT KIND OF CLINICS ARE THERE IN GERMANY?
There are three kinds of clinics in Germany:
- university clinics;
- private clinics;
- public and municipal clinics.
University clinics have their own research departments. Patients can choose a medical solution based on the scientific interests of the university clinic department. This gives them an opportunity to take part in clinical trials, receive novel drugs and undergo innovative treatment methods.
Private clinics in Germany accumulate the best minds available, including professors from universities and state clinics. Here, patients have the opportunity to choose their attending physician. Due to private investments, the service is usually several times better than in other medical centers.
State-owned and municipal medical centers offer a more affordable pricing policy than university and private clinics with no significant difference in the quality of care.
PEDIATRIC CARE IN GERMANY
German cardiac surgery centers for children are world-renowned. Thousands of children with congenital heart conditions, ventricular septal defects, atrial septal defects, and other disorders get treated there every year.
German clinics are also revered for their long-established neurology tradition. University clinics work on developing and perfecting treatments of epilepsy, cerebral palsy, stunting, etc. Rehabilitation centers admit children of all ages, infants included. They provide a full specter of services, including training for relatives and caregivers on proper management of everyday routines.
Cancer treatment centers show reassuring statistics. German doctors are set apart by their unique approach to treatment. They often use art therapy and invite animators to entertain child patients. Professional psychologists work with families to provide support and help cope with the disease.
Accounts provide the final confirmation of the quality of German medicine. Patients comment on the staff’s hospitality and professional approach, as well as the sterile cleanliness of the hospital wards. German medical centers are known among medical tourists as the latest generation hospitals with the highest level of care.
For detailed information on treatment in Germany, selection of the most suitable clinic and a cost-effective healthcare package - contact MediGlobus coordinators.
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