Medical Treatment Abroad: What to Expect?

Ask yourself: Why should I look for medical treatment abroad when there are hospitals here I can visit conveniently? For patients looking for medical care domestically, the costs for receiving treatment at your local hospital or medical facility will likely exceed costs you get from hospitals abroad. Per day, thousands of people visit a hospital to seek treatment for a variety of reasons and seeking quality treatment should never come at a prohibitive cost.

In 1983, Dr. Prathap C Reddy established a vision where everybody would be able to receive medical attention at a price they could comfortably afford. Therefore, the establishment of the first Apollo Hospitals in Chennai paved the way for affordable medical care at a fraction of global prices. The pricing attracted many people from within India and around the world to use the hospital’s facilities and services; this transformed the hospital to become India’s number one healthcare provider.

Quality of Care

Back home, you might discover your health options were limited, costly, and their promoted quality of care was not satisfactory. At Apollo Hospitals, you can rest assured the quality of care received here is second-to-none and on par with international standards. Over the years, Apollo Hospitals has received numerous awards and accolades due to the hospitals’ unrelenting commitment towards clinical excellence and eradicating diseases.

Apollo Hospitals employs over 5,000 doctors and nurses to care for patients and provide them with highly-customisable treatment plans, catering to their specific condition and requirements. Additionally, if you require a certified translator, Apollo Hospitals can accommodate your request.

Apollo Hospitals offers thirteen Specialities:

  • Heart
  • Orthopaedics
  • Spine
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cancer
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Robotics Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Nephrology and Urology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Ear, Nose, Throat

Each Speciality at Apollo Hospitals features state-of-the-art technology and a team of multidisciplinary doctors to assist patients during their recovery.

Planning Your Trip

At Apollo, we understand that planning your medical trip abroad may be a stressful ordeal. Our International Representatives can help guide you to ensure your journey to the hospital is stress-free. However, it is equally important for you to perform research of your own and prepare documentation required before booking your flight.

If you require more information about Visas, you can go here and for a detailed explanation of Visa requirements, you can go here.

Experiencing a Different Culture and People

Sometimes, the anxiety of travelling to a new country can add stress to your present condition. If this is the first time you are flying to India, you can expect the unexpected. For example, Indians do not eat beef. Cows are extremely sacred in India and therefore, it is mostly unlikely you will find beef sold in supermarkets or local convenience stores. However, there is a plentiful selection of meats available for your choosing: Mutton, veal, chicken, pork, and fish.

Indians are very helpful and compassionate people, always going out of their way to help someone in need. If you happen to get lost or require assistance, you can always ask.

Experiencing India as a first-timer may be an overwhelming experience, but India is truly a wonderful and holy place. The nation is immensely rich in culture and diversity. Likewise, there are over two hundred spoken languages and thousands of dialects. India is home to many interesting and archaeological sites, including rivers, forts, buildings, and monuments.

Conclusively, while you are recovering from your treatment and you are healthy enough to travel; it is recommended to travel around the city. The cities come alive at night and the streets are lined with bright lights, aromatic smells of authentic Indian cuisine, and sounds of the bustling market echoing from all sides.

If you need more information regarding your trip to India, you can get in touch with an International Representative by emailing them at

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