Neurosurgery is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of the nervous system including the brain, spine, and spinal cord. Common neurosurgery treatments include spinal disc herniation, spinal stenosis, treatment of tumors of the spine and spinal cord, and minimally invasive stereotactic techniques such as deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease.
Neurosurgery Treatments and the Medical Tourist
There are a number of reasons that may cause a person to travel for neurosurgery including:
A Desire To Save Money
Often a person does not have health insurance so they are paying out-of-pocket for life-saving procedures anyways. Savings of up to 80% can be achieved by visiting state-of-the-art facilities abroad. Thousands of people every year already travel to receive neurosurgery.
Neurosurgeons trained at some of the top US institutions like Harvard are available at a fraction of the cost. Couple that with facilities boasting state-of-the-art technology, and you have a recipe for success.