Infertility treatments are medical treatments wherein fertility specialists help in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the fertility related issues such as if a couple is unable to conceive and other associated problems.
Below are some of the major fertility related issues for which you should consider visiting a fertility specialist:
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Switzerland has some world-class multispecialty hospitals, including:
The country has more than 500 hospitals and boasts of some of the biggest private hospitals in the world. Around 12 hospitals are accredited and they adhere to international standards. With an increasing number of hospitals, healthcare has become more affordable and accessible in Switzerland. The hospitals have evolved into centers of competence for outpatient diagnostic and therapy. Backed by state-of-art infrastructure and advanced medical technology, the world-class multispecialty hospitals in Switzerland are able to provide unmatched treatment with high precision and accuracy.
Healthcare facilities in Switzerland have to sign contracts on quality care in order to meet international standards. The healthcare facilities in Switzerland follow the standards set by International Standards Organization. Healthcare accreditations are given according to the standard EN 45001 which acts as a benchmark for the quality of test results evaluated as per the set values and requirements, thus contributing to the evaluation of the technical competence of a provider. The health standards offer a comprehensive corrective action plan for ensuring quality culture at all levels and across all functions.
Medical tourism in Switzerland is regarded as amongst the highest standard in the world due to its highly qualified experienced staff and reputation, traditional values of quality, precision, cleanliness, and research-focus. Switzerland has some of the best infrastructure available, which naturally reflects in its medical tourism sector. Travelers have flocked to the country to take the advantage of healing waters. Their exceptional research institutes offer medical care of the highest quality. Switzerland is popular for its excellence in new treatments and healthcare innovations. The country is flocked with several famous research institutes that focus on developing new medical technology. Switzerland’s popularity in medical tourism is also attributed to some other factors like high level of privacy, quality and safe treatments, and a wide range of treatment specialties.
Health insurance is accepted at most of the hospitals in Switzerland. It is suggested to call your insurance company to know if a procedure is covered at the hospital in Switzerland. The hospital will request the Guarantee of Payment from the insurance to start your treatment cashless if it is an approved insurance provider. Usually, cosmetic surgery, pregnancy and abortion, and diagnostic tests are not covered under health insurance. In case a procedure is not covered under health insurance at a hospital in Switzerland, you can pay initially for the treatment and get the amount reimbursed once you are back in your country.
A large number of people visit Switzerland every year to avail procedures, such as:
These procedures in Switzerland are performed with high success rates because of high-standard clinics available, state-of-the-art technology, and well-trained doctors. With such a wide variety of treatments available, Switzerland is truly a hub for medical tourists. Its reputation for cosmetic surgery and medical health spas have also made it a preferred spot for many people. IVF is performed with great perfection and safety under the supervision of highly trained fertility experts who are regarded ‘artists’ due to their deep skills in fertility treatment and personalized care.
Some popular cities of Switzerland that attract a huge number of medical tourists every year are Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano. With highly trained and qualified doctors and a large pool of multispecialty hospitals, Switzerland offers a great medical travel experience. A large number of medical tourists visit Zurich and Geneva every year because of several reasons like the availability of reasonably-priced hotel rooms, better transportation systems, and connectivity through airlines. Some other reasons why these cities have become the world’s epicenter of medical tourism are a large number of quality hospitals, rich culture, scenic value, and availability of translators, and safety of tourists.
Yes, you need to get vaccinated before traveling to Switzerland. WHO and the CDC have suggested the following vaccinations:
There are routine disease outbreaks in some parts of Switzerland, so don’t forget to have MMR and other routine vaccinations. The factors that decide the type of vaccine and the dosage are immunization history, traveler's age, and current medical conditions. Before traveling to Switzerland, it is suggested to get pre-exposure vaccination against rabies and yellow fever.
Schengen Visa allows a person to travel to Switzerland to seek medical treatment. You are allowed to stay for a maximum of 90 days in Switzerland if you hold this visa. You should apply for a National Visa for Medical Treatment if you are suffering from a serious medical condition and need to stay longer for treatment. Make sure you have the below-listed documents while applying for a medical visa:
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