As a rule, the cost of treatment and diagnostic abroad is lower than in the UK. Digestive disease treatment and diagnostic surgery in the UK can be very expensive, and in many EU countries, the same procedure can be found at a fraction of the cost. Often this means that you can combine your digestive treatment and diagnostic with a holiday, for less than the price of having the same digestive disease treatment or diagnostic alone in the UK.
Types of digestive disease diagnostic options abroad:
Upper Endoscopy (gastroscopy)
The Gastroscopy (upper endoscopic examination) is the only method for examination and treatment of digestive organs. It helps to examine oesophagus, stomach and duodenum “from inside”, and with it is possible to perform various diagnostic and therapeutic activities inside these organs, if necessary.
Lower Endoscopy (colonoscopy)
Colonoscopy (lower endoscopy) is the most accurate investigative method which examines the large intestine from the inside. Using colonoscopy it is possible to detect and treat colon and rectal diseases and simultaneously perform a variety of diagnostic activities, such as removal of polyps and tumours.
Respiratory tests are diagnostics of diseases by analysis of the exhaled air. All you have to do is breathe.
pH metric examination (manometric examination)
If you are lactose intolerant or have problems with pH levels in your stomach the most accurate tests can be carried out at the specialised centres.
Savings for treatment and diagnostic abroad
The actual cost savings you can make by having treatment and diagnostic abroad will vary depending on the procedure you want and the country you want to go to. Many popular treatment destinations abroad offer savings of 50- 80% compared to the cost of private digestive disease treatment or diagnostic in the UK.
Why did patients choose to have digestive disease treatment and diagnostic abroad?
There are more than one reasons depending on diagnose, required treatment, costs and others, these reasons include:
- Costs of treatment and diagnostic – digestive disease treatment and diagnostic abroad can often be found at a fraction of the price in the UK.
- No waiting lists –NHS are having long waiting lists for treatment, but by travelling you can get treatment significantly sooner. And in some cases get a refund for treatment and diagnostic abroad.
- New surgery treatments – NHS often offers cheapest available treatment or diagnostic, but in private clinic abroad you and your doctor can choose the best available treatment and diagnostic treatments.
- Specialist services – private clinics abroad tend to offer specialised digestive disease specialists, well educated medical staff newest medical equipment. In situations when you are paying for service, you are expecting high-level digestive disease specialists and that is what private medical clinics abroad do offer.