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Medical Tourism in Iran

2021-04-16 14:30:27

Dr. Fariba Azadikhah
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Dr. Fariba Azadikhah


The term medical tourism also referred to as medical care, health tourism or surgical tourism, or medical travel is the travel of people to a foreign country, with medical and therapeutic goals that help improve their health.

The main reason:

These people decide to travel to the Middle East to likely benefit from better health services with a higher chance of success and also pay less when compared with what they would have to pay in their own country.

 People also ask Why Medical Tourism? you can find the answer in this article.

Human Barbie and barbies' boyfriend travel to Iran

Few people may have heard the name of Iran as the new beauty capital and medical tourism worldwide before some celebrities come here to perform cosmetic surgery, including pixie fox, the Swedish-American model who is known as Human Barbie Doll, or even Rodrigo Alves a Brazilian-British model, known as “Human Ken Doll” who spent more than a thousand dollars to look like Barbie's boyfriend, Ken.

pixie fox, Rodrigo Alves


All these famous people were clear evidence of the fact that the high quality of Iran's medical devices and services, along with the steady decline in the value of the rial against the dollar, led to many tourists take a trip to Iran simply for the medical and cosmetic surgery or enjoy a safe and inexpensive medical process.


 History of health tourism and the world's kings

Medical tourism was mostly popular among people long before the 20th and 21st centuries.

This phenomenon is a little different if we want to have a look at King's life.

In this way, in the Roman Empire, Asian countries such as Egypt, and even Iran, to cure the boredom of kings and the king's immediate family. They were going to skilled physicians of other countries.

  Founders of medical care: Iran or Egypt

Founders of medical care: Iran or Egypt

Travel to other countries with the aim of natural treatment and benefit from hot and cold springs, salt lakes, and wetlands have been considering by people in the past.

Treatment of various skin diseases, internal diseases, bone diseases, and rheumatism has been the most important motivation for such trips. Greece, Iran, and Egypt are among the civilizations that have typically been the founders of medical tourism and nature therapy at the heart of history.

 nature therapy

An inversion, travel to Iran? Give less, achieve the best

It was so common in the past, patients traveling from less developed to developed countries with the hope of recovery or at least a higher chance of success in the treatment process.


A costly and heartbreaking journey that could end up being disappointing.

But now! The situation is a little different; Quite the opposite, patients travel from developed countries to developing countries. Spending less to get the greatest health care services,

the most important motivation for this type of travel.

With all these Attractive and impressive, how can you find a trustworthy place?

In a country, people do not talk in your language! How can you find the best specialists!

Well, our specialists in Ermateb are here to help you with your path for having a delicate journey.

Wanna talk to us! Contact us at our email address Info@ermateb.com, send us your questions and receive your answer from our team.

Health tourism, educated to uneducated dealers

The field of health tourism, along with all its benefits, can be contaminated by the actions of the dealer.

Dealers may endanger the lives of tourists or drastically reduce their level of satisfaction by taking commissions from low-level services to the treatment process in low-quality medical centers.

 Health tourism is recommended to be done through reputable tourism companies like ERMATEB medical tourism group in Iran to both ensure the travel risks for clients and to provide them with more accurate and professional planning.


Medical tourism market size in Iran

Around 20 to 24 million patients travel for medical treatment every year, making medical tourism a booming industry on the global stage. By 2027, the global medical tourism market is expected to reach $273.72 billion, registering a CAGR of 12.8% from 2019 to 2027.

Some patients are choosing to travel to hotspots such as Iran, whose healthcare infrastructure has been able to keep up with surging requests due to rising healthcare costs and constant demands on some insurance sectors.

As of [calendar year] 1404 (March 2025-March 2026), the country plans to surpass its annual level of medical travelers by around 2 million.

Visit Health explains the benefits of receiving treatment in Iran in the following way:


A pocket-friendly destination

Medical travel is increasing around the world at an alarming rate. This trend can be attributed to three main reasons:  

·        Saving money by lowering treatment costs;

·        Access to medical procedures unavailable in one's own country;

·        To visit a doctor with a special reputation.

Iranian hospitals and clinics offer world-class medical care. Iran has hundreds of hospitals offering cutting-edge medical technology and a wide range of specializations.


A trustworthy health system

Iran Medical Council and the Ministry of Health require medical specialists to complete extensive training and obtain professional certification before they can perform medical and surgical treatments. A hospital or clinic is also supervised by authorities.

There are also highly developed medical and surgical facilities available in Iranian hospitals are also highly developed. In addition to excellent hospital equipment, Iran has innovative medical engineering. A majority of Iran's private hospitals have high-quality imaging facilities, specialized clinics, 3D ultrasound, MRI, etc.


Great affordability

Iran's health care is about one-third cheaper than that in countries such as the UK and the U.S. In Iran, treatment is very inexpensive since the Iranian rial has been devalued in an unprecedented way.


The most popular treatments

Various medical fields in Iran make it a credible destination for medical tourism. Some of these include (but are not limited to):

·        Infertility treatment

·        Cancer treatment

·        Cosmetic Surgery

·        Pre IVF Consultations and Investigations

·        Orthopedics – Joint Replacement

·        Dental Treatments

·        Orthopedic surgery

·        Neurology and neurosurgery

·        Cardiology and cardiac surgery

·        Obesity treatment 

·        Ophthalmology


The process of treatment and selection of medical centers, relief from anxiety

The most anxiety that patients suffer is choosing a treatment center, a doctor, and how the treatment process works. Medical tourism facilitators as one of the largest medical tourism destinations in the world, provide you with all the necessary information and services after showing the medical file of the individual to the treating contracted medical centers physicians.

Ermateb medical tourism company with the most understanding and also professional assistants is here to inform you of anything you need to know about health tourism.

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healthcare tourism in Iran, Turkey, UAE, or Saudi Arabia

health tourism areas are growing worldwide day by day. However, America is at the forefront in the medical tourism field, due to the high cost of health care services,

 American citizens are searching for the perfect medical tourism destination for an updated affordable health care services.


medical tourism in Iran

In the Middle East, Iran is known as a reliable and safe destination for health tourists.

 According to statistics, in 2018, Iran hosted more than 100,000 health tourists. Since Iran has unprecedented experience in controlling hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus, pharmaceutical companies supply the drugs needed to control hepatitis B & C infection at very low prices and at the same time high efficiency and considering high standards and Low costs of medical services, therefore, can be a good destination for medical tourists,

the number of health tourists in Iran is expected to exceed half a million by the end of 2022.

Compared to its regional competitors such as Turkey, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, Iran receives lower costs for providing high-quality healthcare services and is a higher priority for health tourism. Ermateb medical travel company is honored to be your facilitator in the path of finding the most reliable surgeons, hospitals, and clinics. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


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