Medical Tourism – A Guide To Poland

Poland’s decision to join the EU in 2004 has been a boom for the country’s medical tourism industry. Regulations in other EU states that require private health insurance to pay for certain medical procedures have meant thousands of westerners travel to this eastern European state for affordable quality treatment.

Polish medical schools have produced high quality medical practitioners who have earned excellent reputations all over the world. Many of its doctors and dentists have diplomas from medical schools in the United States, returning to set up private practice in their home country.

In general, the healthcare service is considered on a par with the rest of Europe. Many Polish hospitals and clinics are ISO 9001 certified and have accreditation with the international Quality Monitoring Centre.

Medical innovation is another feature of the Polish health landscape with many heart transplants performed in Cracow and Zabrze.Deaf patients can have their hearing restored with an implant from the International Centre of Hearing and Speech in Kajetany near Warsaw Read More IVF Doctors in Poland

Poland has become a favourite for people looking for treatment in the areas of plastic surgery and dentistry with prices in these sectors currently 40 to 70% less than in many parts of Europe, as well as the United States.

A porcelain crown for example, which costs roughly EUR750 in the UK, is available in Poland for around EUR150. Not surprising then, that 3,000 medical tourists arrived in Poland from the United Kingdom in 2006 alone. Some medical tourism companies in Poland even offer total packages which include cosmetic or dental procedures plus recovery and recuperation in first- class spa resorts.

Central Europe is becoming one of the leading destinations for Medical Tourism in the world, and Poland is making sure it stays on top of the competition, with quality and a value for money that is second to none.