• 06 JUL 15
    Medical tourism and healthcare services

    Medical tourism and healthcare services

    Medical tourism and some of the most provided healthcare services

    In our last blog article, we listed the most popular treatments among medical tourists. Today, we get a more detailed view of some of these subsets of medical tourism, with a particular insight on fertility, ophthalmology and odontology.

    Ophthalmology – Refractive Surgery

    Spanish ophthalmologists are highly specialized in the most advanced techniques and treatments.

    According to the Clinica Baviera, “in the 1990s, the emergence of laser techniques: refractive surgeries, to correct vision problems has helped ophthalmological surgery to be best known by the general public. This system enables to correct definitely myopia, astigmatism and far-sightedness among others.”

    Experts say that about 35% of adults in the first world countries face vision problems so that refractive surgery is a more and more extended option among patients who wish to get rid of their glasses and lenses. Spain and EEUU are top of the list providing these most advanced techniques.

    The recent increase in numbers of refractive surgeries performed in Spain, is due partly to the progressive drop in prices (about a 60% less in five years) and to the extension of its popularity among patients. The use of new surgical techniques and a better post-op recovery have helped too in bettering patient experiences.

    The LASIK technique is nowadays used in 80% of surgical procedures carried out to correct vision problems.

    At Vithas Xanit International Hospital, the ophthalmology experts operate with the latest technology including: the Technolas Perfect Vision Laser, the  femtosecond laser and the Excimer.

    The type of laser eye surgeries most sought after by our international patients are:

    • Refractive surgery using the femtosecond laser (LASIK eye surgery, PRK)
    • Cataract surgery
    • Surgery for glaucoma
    • The IOL : Intra Ocular Lens (Lens implants)

    Additionally, at Vithas Xanit International Hospital, the patients who require those treatments mainly come from Arabic countries.

    Odontology – Dental Tourism

    The Spanish Social Security System does not cover most odontology treatments which is why private Spanish clinics have developed a large number of specialized services performed by many experts. In 2020, it is believed that about 70.000 odontologists will be registered in Spain providing top quality services at very competitive prices. However, these dental clinics are quite often working as franchise of bigger companies.

    Some clinics also provide assessment or welfare services to their foreign patients before, during and after the treatment is performed, using new technological means like skype or the e-mail to communicate.

    Moreover, some patients could even get about a 60% reduction off the price when treatment is performed in a foreign country.

    Dental tourism is extremely popular, and continues to grow. It is now one of the first specialties to be offered within the medical tourism sector.

    The most typical dental treatments within Medical Tourism are dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, including:

    • Dental crowns made of zirconium or porcelain,
    • Dental veneers with no preparation of the tooth,
    • Dental whitening

    Vithas Xanit is working with the Cuevas Queipo clinic, which provides all patients with the latest technology in aesthetics and dental surgery.

    (Estudio Turismo de Salud en España _ eoi & others)

Dr. Radua Kamal Salah

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Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.