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Is your Health Insurance Plan inadequate? If you are spending sleepless nights wondering how to pay your medical bills, India is just the place to visit for medical treatment.

For the ordinary tourist India is a very cheap destination! Great unusual varied places to see and at rock bottom prices! It also offers world class medical treatment at very affordable rates .Few countries in the world can offer as much as India! Long needed medical care plus a good rejuvenating holiday afterwards to help in the convalescence.

Tamil Nadu is one such state in India wherein one can avail of all-inclusive package! There are several world-class facilities in Tamil Nadu equipped with the latest testing facilities. The doctors, nurses and other Para medical staff, manning the hospitals are all dedicated and well trained. There are many private hospitals that are all professionally run, offering treatment at a very economical cost. It has been noticed that the cost of treatment is about one/tenth of the cost of a similar treatment in developed countries. All this is at a very high success rate, which compares very favorably to the best of hospitals in the West.



One can come to Tamil Nadu for a specific treatment or even go for a Master Health Check Up while on holiday. Everything is taken care of by the concerned hospital in liaison with the Travel Agency. Cardiac Care, Dialysis and Kidney Transplant, Eye Care, Cosmetic Surgery is available in all hospitals in Tamil Nadu and at very reasonable rates.

Eye Care

Tamil Nadu is undoubtedly the leader in this field in India. There are some excellent world class hospitals in TamilNadu. For more details, look up Eyecare in TamilNadu.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac Care has become such a specialty in India .Tamil Nadu also has its share of some excellent hospitals which are well equipped to take care of all major heart diseases. Not only do these hospitals have expertise in heart care, but they also provide basic facilities in preventing heart diseases. All the major hospitals are equipped with the latest testing facilities, which are on par with the best hospital in the West. All this at a fraction of the cost in the West! Some of the good hospitals for cardiac care in Tamil Nadu are the Apollo Hospitals , Ramachandra Hospital, Vijaya Hospitals ,Madras Medical Misssion, Sundaram Heart Foundation all at Chennai, and CMC Hospital at Vellore about 150 Km from Chennai.

Cosmetic Surgery

All the major hospitals in Tamil Nadu are equipped with excellent facilities for cosmetic surgeries like liposuction, Rhinoplasty, hair transplants, facelifts, Botox treatment for reduction of wrinkles, breast enhancement/reduction .Visit the page Cosmetic Surgery for the latest updates.


Most hospitals listed above have very good oncology departments offering radiation therapy as well as Bone Marrow Transplants. Special surgeons are available for individual organs.

Apollo Hospital, a premier hospital has a separate Cancer Hospital. It has recently introduced Brachytherapy, a new form of treatment, for prostate cancer. Brachytherapy was until now mainly used for Mesothelima Treatment. This is a high tech radiation treatment, which is done by implanting radioactive seeds near or inside the cancerous tumors. It is quick procedure not taking more than 1 hour and also does not require overnight stay. Afterwards the implanted seed remain in the body and transmits radiation for a year. Brachytherapy can also be used for treating breast and cervical cancer.

A world famous hospital for treatment of cancer at Chennai is the Adyar Cancer Hospital, run by Dr V Shanta who was honoured with the Magasaysay Award in 2005 for her pioneer efforts in the treatment of cancer.


All hospitals in Tamil Nadu have very experienced skilled surgeons, very well trained in the latest medical techniques. Shoulder/hip/knee replacement surgery are all performed here. One exclusive orthopedic hospital in Chennai is MIOT Hospitals, run by Prof Dr PVA Mohandas.

Dialysis and Kidney Transplant

All renal diseases are managed very well in all the major hospitals in Tamil Nadu. The hospitals have state of the art facilities in the operation theatre and Transplant Intensive Care Units. The hospitals in Tamil Nadu are leaders in cadaver transplants and have performed a considerable number of them with very high success rates.

Alternate Medical Treatment

Though Kerala , the neighbouring state, is spoken of in the same breath as Ayurveda, Tamil Nadu also does not lag far behind. If you are a person in search of alternate healing , there are plenty of reputed of such places in Tamil Nadu also.Ayurveda , Siddha in TamilNadu, Homoeopathy , Acupuncture, Acupressure Pranic Healing, Reiki are all practiced here. Yoga Schools are aplenty here where one can undergo a short-term course for a reasonable fee.

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