Switzerland in a few words
– Currency: Swiss franc
– Language: German, French, Italian, Romansh
– Climate: Generally temperate, warm and humid summers, with periodic rainfall, and humid winters, with stable conditions.
– Capital: Bern
Switzerland is located in western Europe, surrounded by Germany to the north, Italy to the south, France to the west and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. You can find anything in Switzerland from ancient castles, traditional villages, slick cities with modern buildings, to expansive greenery with fresh air and of course medical care.
Its beautiful mountains are perfect for hiking and skiing during the summer and winter, and the ancient capital of Berne offers opportunities for shopping, sightseeing and traditional folk entertainment.
Switzerland has the highest wealth per adult compared with any other country in the world with the highest quality of life in the world.
Why Health Tourism in Switzerland?
Switzerland has become a popular destination for medical tourism, as more and more private clinics, spas, hospitals and wellness centers began to focus on this sector.
Medical tourism in this country is not only about saving money, but there is also emphasis on quality and offering an environment focused on general wellbeing.
It’s been more than a century since Switzerland has been known as a destination for the highest quality health relaxation and healthcare.
Medical tourism in this region is in a continuous increase, attracting travelers not only from Middle East but also from China and Russia. Medical tourists often come here to seek treatments and procedures for orthopedic surgery, obesity surgery, neurosurgery, IVF fertility treatment, cosmetic surgeries and medical spa treatments.
Analysts predict that medical tourism in Switzerland will increase by 20% by 2015 due to the quality of the healthcare services and the experienced medics. A recent study shows that 30,000 tourists come in Switzerland annually for healthcare treatments and surgeries. Although competition is tough, as other countries such as Hungary offer quality healthcare for lower prices, Switzerland manages to keep up thanks to its global exposure, existing infrastructure, experienced medical staff and promotional efforts.