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Medical Tourism in India

Over last decade, India has become a hub for medical tourist from all over the globe. The influx of foreign patients seeking high-class, low-cost medical treatment in India has shown a steep increase. As per latest surveys and recent Government announcements – Medical Tourism India will be multi-billion dollar industry in coming years. The reason for this shift in the preferences of foreign patients looking for medical travel is quite evident.

What makes India the preferred choice for medical travel?

One must read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_tourism_in_India to explore why India is becoming the first choice of foreign patients.

Click here to download our compilation of Indian Medical Tourism FAQ

Click here to download our compilation Know more about India

Recent surveys reveal that most of the foreign patients prefer India as their favorable destination for medical tourism because of following reasons.

Low cost treatment in India

We have put together a comprehensive list of treatment cost in India & surgery cost in India in comparison to US & UK.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss



Alternative Therapy

Alternative Therapy



Bone & Joint

Bone & Joint



Neuro & Spine

Neuro & Spine







Organ Transplant

Organ Transplant







Stem Cells

Stem Cells

Cost Comparisons on some major procedure between India and US


US ($) approx.

India ($) approx.

Bone Marrow Transplant



Liver Transplant



Heart Surgery



Orthopedic Surgery



Cataract Surgery



Smile Designing



Metal Free Bridge



Dental Implants



Porcelain Metal Bridge



Porcelain Metal Crown



Tooth Impactions



Root Canal Treatment



Tooth Whitening



Tooth Colored Composite



Fillings / Tooth Cleaning




Reduction Mammoplasty
Mammoplasty Augmentation
Replacement Of Implants




Blepheroplasty (Upper & Lower)
Dermabrasion Total face)
Canthopexy w/Orbicularis suspension
Hair Transplant
Endoscopic Brow lift
Neck lift
Otoplasty(For prominent Ears)

$50 Per graft

$3 Per graft


Primary Rhinoplasty
Tip Rhynoplasty



Body Contouring:

Thigh Lift (Bilateral)
Total Lower Body Lift(Belt Lipectomy)
Liposuction (One Region)



Non – Surgical Procedures:

Laser Hair Removal
Laser Resurfacing/ Wrinkle Reduction
Laser Acne Treatment
Laser Scar Treatment

$70 Per Unit

$8 Per Unit

* These costs are an average and may not be the actual cost to be incurred.

Cost Comparison – India vs. United Kingdom

Significant cost differences exist between U.K. and India when it comes to medical treatment. Accompanied with the cost are waiting times which exist in U.K. for patients which range from 3 months to over months.

India is not only cheaper but the waiting time is almost nil. This is due to the outburst of the private sector which comprises of hospitals and clinics with the latest technology and best practitioners.


UK ($) Approx

India ($) Approx

Open Heart Surgery



Facial Surgery and Skull base



Neurosurgery with Hypothermia



Complex spine surgery with implants



Hip Replacement



Simple Spine Surgery



Simple Brain Tumor:








* These costs are an average and may not be the actual cost to be incurred.

Best Hospitals in India

At Treat Assist, we solely believe in providing excellent services to foreign patients in the best hospitals of India. We are proud to be associated with the top hospitals in India like Apollo (link to Apollo page) , Medanta, Fortis, Asian, Jaypee Hospitals, Rockland Hospitals, Sarvodaya etc.

All these multi-specialty and super-specialty hospitals are equipped with the latest technology aided medical equipment comparable to the top hospitals in the world. The hospitals on our panel are among the top 10 hospitals in India (check en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hospitals_in_India ) which have a specialized dedicated department for medical tourists. The doctors or surgeons are highly qualified & experienced. They have been travelling globally to perform critical procedures on demand.

Places to visit in India

India has been privileged to have numerous places to visit. Most of the foreign tourist prefer to explore India after their treatment or surgery.

Places of interest in India are listed on http://incredibleindia.org/ recognized by the Indian Government along with https://india.gov.in/india-glance/places-visit – the official tourism website.

Click here to download our compilation of “Places to Visit in India”

Government’s drive to promote Medical Tourism India

Our Government has shown keen interest to promote medical tourism in India. Various amendments in policies and procedures have been done to facilitate smooth medical travel for foreign patients. Few major highlights of Government’s initiative are:

Major Treatment or Surgeries most sought by Foreign Patients in India

Cosmetic Surgery :

“You are worth the look, You Desire” but it’s one of the most costliest procedures which inhibits someone to go for it. The major cosmetic surgeries sought by foreign patients in India because of high quality low cost availability are:

  • Rhinoplasty – Commonly referred as “Nose Job”
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Lip or Breast Augmentation
  • Dental Correction
  • Electrolysis Hair Removal
  • Liposuction / Laser Liposuction
  • Wrinkle Removal (Also known Botox Treatment)
  • Thread Lifts
  • Face Lifts
  • Hair Weaving
  • Stretch Mark Removal
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy tucks)

More specifics on cosmetic surgery is available on http://www.treatassist.com/cosmetic-surgery/

Heart Surgery :

Various super specialty heart institutes in India have made India the first choice for Heart Surgeries. Major heart surgeries or procedures include:

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
  • Heart Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Arrhythmia Treatment
  • Aneurysm Repair
  • Heart Transplant
  • Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Open-Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Cancer Treatment

Following is the list of most frequently sought cancer treatments in India.

  • Blood Cancer Treatment
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Fibroid Cancer Treatment
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment
  • Cervical Cancer Treatment
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment

Your Medical Travel Partner – Treat Assist

“Assistance with Heart” has been our motto. Our services includes but are not limited to:

  1. Getting you lowest quotes from the best hospitals in India
  2. Helping you finalize the best hospital as per your needs
  3. Managing your travel plan including Ticketing, VISA (Click here to download Visa Related Info) etc
  4. Airport Transfers – Pick up & drop.
  5. Getting admission in the hospitals & proper assistance throughout your stay in India.
  6. Accommodation for the attendant.
  7. Choice of food.
  8. Taxi services for to & fro.
  9. Local SIM
  10. Interpreter if required
  11. Helping you settle your bills with the hospitals & discharge formalities.
  12. Post-operative follow ups.
  13. Local sight- seeing or travel destination tour plan.
  14. Flight return back to home.
  15. Post return any coordination with the hospital – if any.