Israel may be a tiny country plagued by being the only democracy in a neighborhood of repression but, to its credit, it is a giant in so many areas. It is hard to believe that a country with approximately 6.5 million Jewish inhabitants has been responsible for so many developments in almost every sphere of human endeavor. From hi-tech to biotech, chemistry, physics; in fact all the sciences, Israel has is a world leader and has been responsible for the betterment of lives all over the world.
There are things developed in Israel that cannot be exported and can only be experienced in Israel though. Specifically, I am referring to the standard of medical care. However, to adapt an old adage, if the medical treatment will not come to you, you can come to the medical treatment. Yes, medical tourism to Israel is a trend that is gathering increasing momentum and, should you be considering a medical procedure, Israel is a destination that should definitely be on your shortlist.
When you analyze all the disinformation out there, it should come as no surprise, that notwithstanding all the negative publicity, Israel is a first world country that has weathered the Great Financial Crisis better than most and continues to flourish. Perhaps a fact most overtly revealed from the time of Maimonides, Jews and the highest standards of medical care have been synonymous for centuries. In Israel, you have access to a plethora of doctors imbued with this tradition.
Israeli doctors are renowned throughout the world. After completing their education in Israel, most Israeli doctors travel to the U.S. to complete their training. In the U.S. they not only hone their professional skills but also their English skills.
Also, due to both economic considerations and minimal costs thrust upon medical practitioners from medical liability insurance, medical treatment in Israel is usually substantially cheaper than in comparable countries.
Not that anyone should ever need it but the cost treatment for fatal diseases such as cancer can be prohibitive. Cancer treatment in Israel is financially accessible and amongst the best in the world. Obtaining medical treatment in Israel is relatively cheap and involves absolutely no compromise on the standard of facilities or quality of the treatment – in fact, the opposite is probably the case.
Medical treatment in Israel can be a healthy alternative for both your body and bank account. The air in the Holy Land may also provide a healthy environment for your soul.