Medicine in Israel
Why in Israel?
Israel is quickly becoming an important place in the field of health tourism: thousands of visitors have been arriving in Israel in the past few years to receive medical procedures.
What makes Israel an attractive destination for the health tourists? "we get people from different countries for different reasons". Says Amitay Rotem, marketing director of Hadassah medical center. "take for example the residents of Cyprus, Bulgaria and other countries, which even though have a high level of medicine, do not always have the necessary specialty fields – bone marrow transplant for example is not performed in many of these countries".
"In addition, the Americans come here because they can receive high quality medical service for a price lower than in the US. An American that does not have medical insurance will pay 120 thousand dollars for a bypass surgery in the US. In Hadassah it will cost him 35 thousand dollars – an amount that also includes the expenses for all the arrangements such as flights, accommodations, food for him and his family. Thus, despite of all the additional expenses he will pay less than a third of the price in the US".
The fertility and IVF fields are also an attractive factor for Medical tourism: Israel is known for its high success rates in fertilization and the cost is significantly lower. 3,000-3,500 dollar for fertilization is Israel in comparison to 16-20 thousand dollars in the US.
"the level of medicine in Israel and the health care system in the country has a very positive image" add Ina Bergman, the manager of the health tourism in Rambam medical center "Israel has excellence centers – fields in which the Israeli experts are known for throughout the world ."
Israel becomes an essential centre of very modern and renovating medical procedures.