Poland Promoting Low-cost Medical Tourism

WARSAW, Poland, March 26 (UPI) — Health and tourism officials in Poland are creating a campaign to further increase the number of tourists seeking low-cost medical and dental treatments.

The Polish Association of Medical Tourism said as many as 330,000 visitors come to the country each year and spend $1,500 on average for dental crowns and implants and surgeries such as breast augmentation, Poland.pl reported Friday.

Association chief Artur Gosk said the majority come from Western European countries such as Britain and Germany and Scandinavian countries where the procedures are more expensive.

“Profits are up greatly (and) if we can maintain a high level of service, these competitive prices will promote themselves,” Gosk said.

Wednesday, his group along with the Polish Tourism Organization and representatives of the health ministry agreed to form a group to further market medical tourism, the report said.

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