Hungary has developed into a leading European Medi-Traveler destination

Hungary has become a prime destination for health travelers from the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Scandinavia and other Western European countries seeking affordable dental and cosmetic procedures.

Medical travelers from Austria and Germany have long been regular clients to Hungary’s dental and surgical industry. It is reported that approximately 40% of the dental medical tourism within the EU goes to Hungary, while globally it holds 21% of the dental tourism market. One town (Gyor in northwest Hungary) boasts more than 150 dental clinics serving international patients.

Cosmetic or restorative dental procedures in Hungary can cost between 40 percent and 75 percent of what they may cost in the U.S. and the price of many other treatments in Hungary is also usually much lower than the price of a comparative procedure elsewhere in Western Europe.

Hungary has developed into a leading European Medi-Traveler destination. Located in the municipality of Vac, the Javorszky Odon Hospital is a community hospital with 847 beds, 12 departments and 18 medical specialties that cater for more than 22,000 inpatients and 150,000 outpatients per year. It is the only health care institution in this region that provides acute care. The hospital is ISO certified and has partnered with the Novant Health Triad Region (NHTR) of North Carolina. It is considered as a model hospital for Hungary by the Ministry of Welfare. Others include:

  • Buda Health Center (treating spinal disease).
  • Aesthetica International Medical Center (an Israel company subsidiary, is a ISO-certified medical center offering various services in the fields of cosmetic and plastic surgeries other related procedures.
  • FirstMed Centers Kft (private health facilities that are affiliated with the American Clinics International, Inc).

Other central European countries like Poland and the Czech Republic are also attracting foreign patients — mostly other Europeans — following grants from the European Union to boost their facilities.