What is Medical Tourism?

Medical Tourism is considered one of the branches of tourism industry. Today, much attention is paid to it due to different reasons including

Why was Medical Tourism formed?

    • A long wait time to start the treatment process
    • Lack of medical facilities in the country concerned
    • High cost treatment in the country concerned
    • lack of insurance coverage
    • Insufficient health care system
    • Population getting Older

Advantages of Medical Tourism

    • High-tech healthcare system in the destination
    • Lack of waiting list and quick-start treatment
    • Proper costs for treatment as well as travel and accommodation

Advantages of Medical Tourism in Iran

Many people travel to different countries to access to healthcare services every year.
With the proper-cost and high quality medical services in comparison to many other countries around the world, Iran and particularly Yazd city is regarded as one of the main destinations in medical tourism that the patients can enjoy the natural and touristic attractions during the treatment period.

Why Yazd?

The world heritage city of Yazd is a historical and desert city located in the center of Iran. it is considered as one of the seven metropolis cites in Iran and reputed as “The city of bicycles” and “The city of wind towers” as well as “The city of sweets”.

In Yazd, everything is alive and tells us about the movement and life. The word “Yazd” usually reminds us the historical monuments and takes us to the heart of history.
Yazd is also famous for the great handicrafts through the world due to their unique quality and being artistic.
Yazd province, situated in the center of Iran, enjoys good situation. Yazd is regarded as one of the best and well-equipped cities in terms of medical tourism and particularly medical facilities in middle east with a lot of specialized hospitals for example in heart, eye, skin and hair (dermatology), orthopedic and burns.

Easy access to Yazd province

    Owing to the special geographical location, located in the center of the country, as well as accessing to the main roads network, Yazd province is considered as a bridge connecting north of the country to the south and east to the west part of the country.
    the city of Yazd also has a special place in the country and region as well as the world because of locating in the highway and railroad corridor in Asia.
    Moreover, Yazd city includes an international airport is operated by many airline agencies. So, the accessibility to Yazd will be very easy.

The specialist and well-experienced doctors

    Yazd province enjoys a lot of the best doctors in the country, just a few provinces of the country are alike, the knowledgeable ones who devote themselves day and night to treat their patients.
    In the all areas, there are many rare specialist as well as super specialist doctors working with a sense of responsibility, commitment and accountability makes Yazd province be a main trusted medical center in the country and even in the middle east.

Low Cost Treatment

    the cost of treatment is very low in Yazd province in comparison with the other provinces of the country, even in the private health care centers. Yazd province enjoys some especial points including locating at the center of country, the presence of prominent doctors and medical excellence in the area of infertility treatment, ophthalmology and different kinds of heart surgeries as well as the great health care centers and low cost treatment make it distinguish as one of the most significant medical poles in the country.

Well-equipped Healthcare Centers

    According to statistics published by health and treatment ministry, the health services in Yazd province are high in two approaches: the quality and the quantitative ones in comparison with the average level of the country of the country. Due to containg more than 2650 beds and 20 healthcare institutes and 159 medical health care centers equipped with the clinical and para-clinical facilities, it is regarded as one of the main medical poles in the country.
    Also the existence of research institutes for fertility and infertility, diabetes, heart and arteries, different kinds of cancer etc. provide a good opportunity for specialized medical activities. Therefore, the medical tourism in Yazd is recognized for / because of Yazd Reproductive Sciences Institute, the first clinical center for infertility in the middle east as well as the pole of infertility treatment in Iran receiving many patients from all over the world every year.

Shahid Ramazan-zade Radiotherapy Center

    As the most equipped and prominent radiotherapy center with the well-experienced and expert staff, in the south, south-east and center of Iran, the Ramezanzadeh radiotherapy center provides medical diagnostic services and plays an important role in treatment of cancer patients and finally motivating patients and reducing stress.

Afshar Hospital

    Owing to more than 1300 heart surgery, 4000 angiographies and 1000 angioplasties, Afshar Hospital, located in Yazd, is considered one of the most important heart treatment in Iran.

Diabetes Research Center and Clinics

    With about 37,000 patients, the Diabetes Research Center and Clinics professionally deals with research, education, prevention and treatment of diabetes. The 50 specialists and super specialists gather here to do activities in the field of therapeutic, nutritional and preventive medicine. They consult about the 60% of the diabetic patients in terms of their nutrition, optometry, blood glucose control during pregnancy, improving the wounds as well as how to use the modern medical equipment.
    So, it can be concluded/said that Yazd province has the potential for providing the best medical services in the different fields including infertility, radiotherapy, cancer, diabetes treatments and to the international and domestic patients.
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