Medical Tourism

What is medical tourism

Medical tourism can be defined as the process of traveling outside the country of residence for the purpose of receiving medical or surgical care. Avana Cosmetic & laser clinics would help with this endeavour of yours.

Examples of Medical Tourism

  • Dental or Dentistry
  • Orthopedics
  • Cosmetic/Plastic surgery
  • Cardiology and Open Heart Surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Fertility treatments
  • Eye surgery
  • Ears, nose, and throat

Benefits of medical tourism


Lower Costs

Medical tourists can save anywhere from 25% to 90% in medical bills, depending on the procedure they get.3There are several factors that play into this:

For someone who doesn’t have insurance, or someone having a procedure that is not covered by insurance, the difference can be enormous.

Bypassing Rules and Regulations

Some travelers seek surgery abroad to bypass rules that are set in place by their own government, insurance company, or hospital. These rules are typically in place to protect the patient from harm, so getting around them isn’t always the best idea.

For example, a patient may be told that their weight is too low to qualify for weight loss surgery. A surgeon in a foreign country may have a different standard for who qualifies for weight loss surgery, so the patient may qualify overseas for the procedure they want.

Insurance Incentives

Several insurance providers, have programs specifically geared at promoting safe medical tourism. Some insurance providers even offer financial incentives for medical tourism, like discounts on medical bills.

Culture and Language

Many immigrants prefer to have treatments and procedures done in their country of origin—as it allows them to be close to family, friends and caretakers who can assist them through their recovery.

Talented Surgeons

Surgeons in certain countries are known for their talent in a specific area of surgery. For example, Brazilian surgeons are often touted for their strong plastic surgery skills.

Vacation in a Foreign Country

Medical tourists often take advantage of their stay in a foreign country to travel for pleasure by scheduling a vacation before or after their procedure.

Luxury and Privacy

The effect of this is apparent in the spa-like luxury that some foreign hospitals offer, providing medical tourists the opportunity to be pampered during their stay for a fraction of the cost they would pay at home.

Some facilities offer hospital rooms that are more like a hotel suite than a traditional hospital room. Other hospitals offer one-on-one private nursing care, which is far more generous and attentive than the staffing ratios that most hospitals allow.

Medical tourists who seek that added layer of privacy can find it abroad. Many can return home from their “vacation” without anyone knowing they had a procedure at all.


What are popular countries for medical tourism?
Mexico, India, Costa Rica, Turkey and Canada are among the many countries that are popular for medical tourism.
How safe is medical tourism?
Medical tourism is generally considered safe, but it always pays to know in detail about the facilities and surgical specialities of the service provider.

payment information

Are there any finance options to fund the procedures?
Yes we have a partnership with Q-card and Nova Medical Finance to fund these endeavours.
Where is our service provider located?
For all the different surgeries and procedures the Service providers are located in India.

Our Clinics & Facilities

Avana began its journey in Australia, eventually setting-up operations in New Zealand in 1998. We are immensely proud of the fact that to date, we have successfully completed more than 600,000 treatments. We have a strong belief that high-end laser and cosmetic treatments should be within everyone’s reach.We are a specialist laser and cosmetic appearance clinic and do consider ourselves to be experts in the health and beauty of your skin, specialising in the latest clinically proven beauty techniques and technologies.Our technology includes a medical-grade FDA-approved Candela GentleLASE which delivers the best possible result. It is considered by many, to be the industry’s benchmark for laser hair removal, photo rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction treatments.