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Korea Attracts Big 3 Medical Tourists

The three nations with the most Korea-bound medical tourists are China, the U.S., and Japan, according to industry data. Chinese medical tourists made up the largest share, with some 32,000 seeking treatment in Korea in 2012.

Carotid Angioplasty

Carotid angioplasty is a procedure performed on the carotid arteries that run from either side of the neck. They are the main arteries that supply oxygenated blood to the brain. Sometimes plaque may deposit on the inner walls of the carotid arteries.

These blockages may not be severe enough to warrant a major surgery. In the case of extensive blockages, surgery may not be an option. In such cases a catheter with a deflated balloon on one end is introduced into a blood vessel. When this catheter reaches the blocked artery, it is inflated. This widens the artery sufficiently enough for normal blood flow to resume. In some cases carotid angioplasty is also accompanied with stenting, where a tube is placed to keep the artery open.


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                      Featured Carotid Angioplasty Providers Abroad


                      Clifford Hospital

                      Guangdong, China


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Chinese

                      Clifford Hospital is located in a vast and prosperous community that has a garden-like environment. The hospital has employed about 1,000 medical professionals, among them, more 100 are specialists, P...

                      Burjeel hospital

                      Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Arabic

                      The art of healing: A new standard in healthcare...

                      It is not just about the cure. It is not only about the equipment. It is not merely about the facilities. At Burjeel Hospital, we are...

                      Al Zahra Hospital

                      Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Arabic

                      Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has been designed and developed to provide premium medical care and comfort with modern equipment and a team of professional doctors. Al Zahra Private Hospital Dubai (AZHD) is ...

                      The Wellington Hospital

                      London, United Kingdom


                      Languages: English, Russian, Greek, Polish

                      The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the UK, with almost four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. The hospital has an international reputation...

                      Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin

                      Hua Hin, Thailand


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Thai

                      Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, the parent organization of Bangkok Hospital, operates a total of nineteen hospitals throughout Thailand and Cambodia. It has long been our goal to bring the excellent c...
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