Belgium: Europe’s Leader in Medical Tourism
The land of chocolates, waffles and beer, Belgium is delicate and deluxe, urban, modern, sophisticated and cosmopolitan. Perched on the North Sea, bordering Luxembourg, France, Netherlands and Germany,Belgium is neatly positioned in the nexus of Western Europe, a stunning and exhilarating place to combine health and pleasure.
Why Choose Belgium for Treatment?
From Brussels’ fusion of the uber-modern withthe historical, the gorgeous scenery and golden towers of Brugge, to the overwhelming sense of cosines, convenience and comfort, Belgium remains one of Europe’s most prime holiday destinations for leisure seekers and health tourists alike. Attracting streams of travelers from Europe and beyond, located just an hour flight from London and an equally short transit from myriad European hubs, Belgium’s convenient proximity is one of its primary draw cards.
You’ll delight in the medieval artistry of Antwerp, the lively nightlife and culture of Leuven, and the stunning peaks and plains near and around Liege. Belgium is a treat for the senses, an aesthetic beauty with a rich culture, temperate climate and safe, pleasant demeanor. Aboard Belgium’s world-class train system, popular destinations and sights such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Luxembourg and the western coast of Germany lay but a brief trip away.
Medical Facilities in Belgium
Belgium is widely considered the leading nation in Europe for high quality, affordable health care and efficient specialist procedures. The country is well known for its well trained, fluent English-speaking health professionals and its flexible, efficient health system, attracting international health tourists with next to no waiting lists and fast turnarounds. Specialties in Belgium include cosmetic and obesity surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, spinal surgery, ontological management, organ transplants, cancer diagnostic therapy, ophthalmology, and cardiovascular surgery.
Belgian Hospitals and International Standards of Care
Over 55,000 individuals travel to Belgium each year for a variety of specialist medical procedures. Belgium’s private hospitals afford the highest possible standards of care, incorporating state of the art technology, board-accredited surgeons and very attractive savings on specialist procedures. The World Markets Research Centre recently ranked Belgium as the leading nation for medical care out of a list of 175 countries from around the world. Additionally, Belgium hospitals are world leaders in achieving the lowest reported level of infection rates (0.5%), significantly mitigating the risks surrounding surgery. As a credible guide, procedures in Belgium can expect to save you upwards of 40 – 50% from what you would normally be charged through other developed western health systems.
Convalescence in Belgium
Post-procedure, Belgium’s towns, villages and cities, or lush countryside, provides the perfect setting for full recuperation and leisure oriented activity to get you back into full working order. The culture, food, entertainment and welcoming feel are the ideal setting for measured convalescence. Resorts, B+B’s, hostels and hostel accommodation abound throughout the nation and cater to all needs. A range of companies also provides full medical and health packages, incorporating actual procedures and a range of recovery itineraries.
As an EU member state, Belgium is easily accessible without visa requirements for other EU nations as well as most western countries. As well as English, Flemish, Dutch, French and German are spoken fluently in the majority of the country and in all medical facilities. Currency: Euro. Voltage: 220 Volts.
Belgium Quick Facts
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