Medical Tourism

What Is Medical Tourism? How Does It Fit With Your Healthcare System?

According to a CBC News Online Report, Medical Tourism: Need Surgery, Will Travel (June 2004), "medical tourism – patients going to a different country for either urgent or elective medical procedures – is fast becoming a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry." Medical tourism is an ancient practice, which today combines wellness and healthcare with relaxation and leisure often in far-off, exotic locales.

For many Canadians, the idea of travelling abroad and paying out-of-pocket for medical treatment seems absurd. But what if you were in constant pain and had to wait years for much-needed surgery? What if you had a debilitating, life-threatening condition and couldn't get the treatment you needed here at home? What if you wanted to obtain an alternative therapy which is not available to you in your own country? What would you do?

At Global HealthQuest, we see what's happening in an overburdened healthcare system – the long delays, the denials for treatment, the red tape. We understand your frustration and would like to offer you a solution.

Specialties and Services


  • Non-dominant hand training


  • Hair Transplant Surgery


  • Body Weight Control
  • Cancer Evaluation and Treatment
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
  • Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction Rehabilitation
  • Integral and Executive Medical Check-Ups
  • Myopia
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Psychological Consults and Dentistry
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa


  • Allergies and Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Angiology
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Intensive Care
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nutrition
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
    (Cosmetic & Reconstructive)
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Urology


  • Allergy Centre
  • Breast Care Clinic
  • Cancer Research
  • Cardiology
  • Dental
  • Dermatology & Skin Aesthetics
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnostics & Therapeutic Centre
  • Dialysis
  • Ear
  • Eye Care
  • Eye Laser Refraction
  • General Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Hypertension
  • Men’s Clinic
  • Nephrology (Kidney) Centre
  • Neurology
  • Nose & Throat Centre
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Perinatal Centre
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonary (Lung) Centre
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spine Institute
  • Travel Medicine Centre
  • Urology
  • Wellness & Anti-aging
  • Women’s Centre