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Medical tourism in Belarus

With each year, medical tourism in Belarus gains in popularity, foreign guests arriving to receive highly-qualified medical assistance, at extremely affordable prices. With contemporary equipment and a high level of professionalism, our medical centres and clinics have capacity to provide assistance to everyone in need of treatment.

Visitors can combine their treatment with a short holiday, surrounded by beautiful nature, or rehabilitate at one of our sanatoriums or rest homes.

In recent years, Belarus has proven one of the most promising CIS countries developing medical tourism. This is promoted by:

  • high quality services and equipment at medical centres, hospitals and clinics;
  • highly qualified doctors in various spheres of knowledge, with regular internships at leading clinics worldwide;
  • thorough research of advanced technologies and the application of progressive methods of treatment;
  • the favourable geographical location of the country and good transport connections; and
  • the pleasant climate of Belarus, needing no acclimatisation, which eases the speedy recovery of patients.

Patient numbers
Each year, increasing numbers of foreign citizens receive treatment in Belarus.

  • 2010 – over 100,000 people
  • 2011 – around 115,500
  • 2012 – around 130,000
  • 2013 – over 160,000

Patients receiving treatment in Belarus include citizens from more than seventy countries, including from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Syria, Israel, Germany, Italy, and Yemen.

Leading areas of treatment

Oncology, traumatology, oncohaematology, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology, dentistry, cardiology, neurosurgery, speleotherapy, and rehabilitation are far from being a complete list of rendered medical services.

Clinics in Belarus provide a wide range of high-tech and complex medical services and surgeries in the following areas:

Cardiology

Leading specialists conduct surgeries on the heart and arteries, treating arrhythmia among adults and children, implanting artificial ventricles and transplanting the heart, aorta and other vessels.

Oncology

New treatments have been launched for cancerous diseases, including photodynamic therapy among women with uterine neck dysplasia, thermochemotherapy for advanced lung cancer, and transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells.

Belarusian specialists at the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology have seen dazzling results in curing malignant tumours, with 75 percent success in treating acute lymphocytic leukaemia and more than 90 percent success with lymphomatoid granulomatosis.

Neurosurgery

Doctors are using endovascular methods to treat brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, while stereotaxis methods are practiced in cases of Parkinson’s disease and brain tumours. Meanwhile, doctors are applying low-trauma microsurgical methods to brain oncotomy and rhizotomy and in cases of trifacial neuralgia.

Traumatology and orthopaedics

Many of the surgical treatments being conducted in Belarus are unique. Since 2009, alongside endoprosthetic replacement of knee and hip joints, the country’s clinics have been conducting endoprosthetic replacement of brachial and ankle joints.

Ophthalmology

In curing eye diseases, for example cataracts, advanced methods of treatment include phacoemulsification. Transplantation of keratoderma and laser operations are conducted in cases of retinopathy among children born prematurely.

Otorhinolaryngology

Clinics are able to restore laryngeal and tracheal lumen among children under the age of one year, and perform microsurgeries to correct nasal septum. They also undertake cochlear implants.

IVF

The efficiency of in vitro fertilisation procedures in Belarus rivals that of abroad, with pregnancy occurring in more than 42 percent of cases.

Organ and tissue transplant

Belarus outstrips all other post-Soviet countries for its number of organ transplants. Our specialists undertake internships at the best clinics in the UK, USA, Germany, Lithuania, Belgium and Poland.

Rehabilitation

Belarus has the CIS’ only speleo-hospital, helping restore health rapidly.

Plastic surgery

Residents of the Baltic States, the USA and Germany have praised plastic surgery in Belarus, for its affordable prices and perfect results. The specialism attracts patients from all over the world.

Plans for the future

The programme of healthcare modernisation launched in 2006 has allowed drastic updating of infrastructure, improving dispensary and hospital organisations, providing them with modern equipment.

The Health Ministry is focusing on the speedy development of high-tech medicine and the launch of scientific development across regional organisations, to raise domestic medicine to a competitive level.