Medical Tourism Market (Procedure Type: Cardiac, Orthopedic, Cancer, Gynecological, Neurological & Spinal, Cosmetic Surgery, Dental Treatment, and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Regional Outlook and Forecasts, 2022-2030

According to Nova one advisor, the global Medical Tourism market size was valued at USD 10.9 billion in 2021 and is predicted to hit USD 73.2 billion by 2030 with a registered CAGR of 13.29% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Medical tourism is defined as the travel of patients from their home country to different destinations for medical treatment. These services include sophisticated treatments such as cardiac surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and dental care or elective treatments such as cosmetic surgeries or even routine health check-ups. As per medical tourism market research, rise in healthcare expenditure in developed countries and availability of cost-effective treatments in developing countries have made medical tourism an emerging industry. Furthermore, availability of medical tourism insurance is also driving the market. High cost of treatment in developed countries is a major factor for the migration of patients to other destinations.

Report Scope of the Medical Tourism Market

Report Coverage


Market Size

USD 73.2 Billion by 2030

Growth Rate

CAGR of 13.29% from 2022 to 2030

Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 to 2030

Segments Covered

 Procedure Type, and Region,

Companies Mentioned

  •  Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd.
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Bangkok Chain Hospital Public Company Limited
  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Bumrungrad International Hospital
  • KPJ Healthcare Berhad
  • Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
  • Raffles Medical Group
  • Jordan Hospital


High Quality Treatment at Low Cost Augmenting Global Medical Tourism Market

High quality treatment can be availed at a lower cost in developing countries such as Thailand and Malaysia than in developed countries. Despite the low cost of treatment in developing countries, the quality of the procedure is not compromised due to the availability of resources at relatively lower cost. This results in the influx of people to avail health services in these countries. For instance, angioplasty procedure costs around US$ 55,000 to US$ 57,000 for an individual in the U.S. compared to around US$ 2,500 to US$ 3,500 in Malaysia. People travel from the U.S. to Thailand, Singapore, India, and Malaysia for medical treatments, saving 55% to 70% of their treatment expenses. The cost of dental treatment is lower by 60% to 80% in India than in the U.S. and the U.K. According to DentaVacation, a unit of U.S.-based Medical Tourism Corporation, the cost of dental fillings starts from US$ 150 in the U.S., while it costs only US$ 45 in Thailand, US$ 40 in Turkey, and US$ 20 in India. Thus, dental implant tourism is gaining prominence in developing countries such as India and Thailand.

People often go to other countries for medical operations such as breast augmentation and liposuction. Others choose to have extra skin removed. Several individuals go to seek additional elective treatments, such as LASIK eye surgery or dental operations, which are not covered by insurance policies in the West and can be prohibitively expensive in some countries. Thus, improvement in healthcare infrastructure and access to high quality healthcare services at affordable prices are likely to drive the global market in the near future.

Long Waiting Time Propelling Global Medical Tourism Market

Long waiting time for appointment with specialists for treatment or consultation is a major concern among patients and is considered a significant driver of outsourcing. Patients are compelled to wait for health services owing to reasons such as lack of medical equipment, shortage of staff, or inefficient management. Furthermore, excessive waiting time could lead to adverse health effects. Patients in developed countries such as the U.K., France, Norway, Sweden, and Canada lack timely access to medical services. Hence, they may opt to travel to other destinations for medical services.

The average waiting period in Canada for patients undergoing cataract surgery, joint replacement surgery, and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is 112 days, 182 days, and 71 days, respectively. If a person has to undergo a routine health examination, then the minimum waiting period is 32 days. Long waiting period presents a significant challenge to patients; hence, they prefer to travel abroad for timely surgery.

Increase in Incidence of Cardiovascular Diseases Fueling Cardiac Segment

In terms of procedure type, the cardiac segment held the largest share of the global medical tourism market in 2021. This can be ascribed to the increase in incidence of cardiovascular diseases across the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death, with an estimated 17.9 billion people across the globe suffering from CVDs. According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypertension accounted for more than half a million deaths in the U.S. in 2019.

The cosmetic surgery segment is projected to grow at a rapid pace during the forecast period. A large percentage of the population opts for cosmetic surgery to improve looks and raise confidence. Rise in impact of esthetics, influenced by media depictions of unattainable beauty standards, is anticipated to be a primary factor driving the cosmetic surgery segment. Furthermore, technical improvements in the segment have resulted in an increase in demand for esthetic procedures.

Regional Analysis of Medical Tourism Market

Asia Pacific dominated the global medical tourism market, with more than 75.20% share in 2021. The market in the region is highly competitive owing to the presence of technologically advanced medical specialties, less stringent government regulations, and attractive locations. Thailand and India are recognized internationally for high-end medical services, and receive patients from across the globe. Singapore is renowned for its healthcare infrastructure and receives patients primarily for complex medical procedures.

As per medical tourism market forecast, the market in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) is anticipated to advance at a CAGR of 12.2% from 2022 to 2030. Economic growth in countries in EMEA and rise in government expenditure on advance healthcare facilities are expected to drive the market in EMEA in the near future. Turkey has emerged as a potential medical service provider and is recognized as a competitive healthcare destination. The global healthcare economic crisis has played a key role in bolstering Turkey's health and medical tourism industry. The country's strategic geographic location provides it an added advantage of being able to treat patients from across the globe. Turkey is centrally located between Europe and the U.S.; hence, medical tourists find it convenient to travel to the country. Furthermore, surge in demand for cosmetic surgery is propelling the medical tourism market in Turkey.

Some of the prominent players in the Medical Tourism Market include:

  • Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd.
  • Fortis Healthcare
  • Bangkok Chain Hospital Public Company Limited
  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Bumrungrad International Hospital
  • KPJ Healthcare Berhad
  • Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
  • Raffles Medical Group
  • Jordan Hospital

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Nova one advisor, Inc. has segmented the global Medical Tourism market

  • Procedure Type
    • Cardiac
    • Orthopedic
    • Cancer
    • Gynecological
    • Neurological & Spinal
    • Cosmetic Surgery
    • Dental Treatment
    • Others

By Geography

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • GCC
  • North Africa
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the global Medical Tourism industry analysis from 2022 to 2030 to identify the prevailing Medical Tourism industry opportunity.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the global Medical Tourism industry segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global Medical Tourism industry trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Report Detail

  • Report Code:7308
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel

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