2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for providers of medical travel (or is it medical tourism?).
Medical Travel Quality Alliance expects that these will be the trends and issues of 2016 for the medical tourism industry, and will affect nearly all segments of the industry in nearly all countries around the globe.
1. Medical tourism gives birth to a baby boom.
The demand by medical tourists for in vitro fertilization IVF, gender selection, commercial surrogacy, and birthing places keeps growing.
After Thailand and India restricted commercial surrogacy, some surrogacy agencies moved operations to Cambodia and Nepal. In late 2015, Nepal and Mexico – which had allowed commercial surrogacy in the state of Tabasco – made surrogacy illegal.
But this doesn’t stop demand.
Surrogacy tourism to Russia, Ukraine and Georgia Read more…
(Commercial Surrogacy Tourism, part 3)
Commercial surrogacy is an offshoot of the success of fertility treatments.
As more women consider in vitro fertilization an acceptable option for pregnancy, those for whom IVF is not possible refuse to deny themselves offspring and a full family life.
Adoption and surrogacy are the remaining choices. For some couples, arranging for a child through adoption tends to be more difficult and restricted than having a child through surrogacy. Read more…
First time in the world new arterial technique gives fresh lease of life to inoperable patient with 17 blocks.
In a revolutionary surgery conducted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s heart surgeon Dr. Ramakant Panda, a 58-year-old patient got a new lease of life from a fatal heart condition after 12 separate bypass grafts were created for blood to flow smoothly from and into the heart.
Dr. Panda, who had earlier operated a patient with record breaking 10 grafts, has broken his own record by successfully operating this high risk case. Read more…