In the past years, medical tourism achieved such a magnitude that in Romania there are entire hotels just for foreigners that come here for medical treatment.
WHY? Because prices in Romania are 5 or 6 times lower in Romania then in other UE countries and because a lot of Romanian doctors have gained notoriety. The most sought after are the dentists and the recovery centers.
At a dentist from Gherla, Cluj, come more and more patients from Italy. The reason is simple, the price which here is 80% cheaper than in the Italian Peninsula.
Franco and Cinzia are from Livorno and prefer to travel 1000km in order to resolve their dental problems. In Romania this costs around 2000 Euro. Back in Italy prices can reach 12000Euro.
A happy customer brings future customers. Therefore a Italian saw a opportunity and bought a entire hotel in the city, that now is full of Italians that come in Romania for treatment. He even has a website with a list of top dentists.
At Targu Mures you can see the same trends. A recovery clinic has mostly foreign patients. Among the patients there is also Robert Fazakas, Hungaryâ€™s world champion at throwing the disc.
Most of the patients come from Hungary, Italy and Spain.