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Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism is a branch of tourism that combines travel and medical treatment, which gives hope to patients in treatment and recovery outside their country, based on the presence of advanced treatments and tourism elements that contribute to patient’s recovery.

  • What is Medical Tourism?

Medical tourism is defined as the process of traveling outside the country of residence for a short period of time to receive high standards of affordable health care. This type of tourism is based on the use of specialized sanatoriums, medical centers or modern hospitals distinguished by their high efficiency.

  • What are the Factors that Make Oman a Medical Tourism Destination?

Medical tourism can provide patients with access to high-quality medical care that may not be available to them in their home countries. The Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center (SQCCCRC) in the Sultanate of Oman is a tribute to the medical tourism which remained focused on delivering the highest standards of health care for all its cancer patients and to be a pioneering Cancer Center that is trusted worldwide in the field of patient care in line with the vision of the OMAN 2040.  Furthermore, the Sultanate of Oman surrounded with natural factors, tourist attractions such as natural and historical places to visit would help contribute to the psychological and physical therapy of cancer patients.

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Why is Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center an Influential Factor in Supporting Medical Tourism in the Sultanate of Oman?

  1. SQCCCRC is one of the most prestigious highly specialized health institutions in the Sultanate of Oman, with advanced medical and therapeutic capabilities, and is the first government health institution in the Sultanate of Oman to obtain international accreditation in a brief period of time, which proves the quality of its health services.
  2. The Center includes the best highly specialized and qualified cadres in the field of cancer care, the latest medical devices and advanced administrative health systems, and provides its treatment services in oncology, oncology surgery, radiation oncology therapy, as well as psychological and rehabilitation treatment under one roof.
  3. The Center receives cancer patients within six treatment programs: Gynecological Cancer Program, Breast Cancer Program, Gastrointestinal Cancer Program, Head, Neck and Thoracic Cancers Program, Urinary Tract Cancer Program, and Rare Cancer Program.
  4. Each treatment program operates with an integrated (multidisciplinary) team approach that includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists, radiologists and nuclear medicine, geneticists, genetic counsellors, pathologists, clinical nurses, food and nutrition specialists, psychologists, psychologists and specialists. Sociologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, language and speech pathologists, podiatrists, palliative care specialists, pharmacists.
  5. The Center offers high-precision treatment procedures completed for the first time in the Sultanate of Oman, in addition to the process of planting radioactive seeds for prostate cancer patients, making SQCCCRC distinctive from other cancer center in the Middle East.
  6. The Center provides many services to patients’ families, such as: psychological and social support, and genetic counselling. These services aim to help family members how to care and balance their time for their family members suffering from cancer not to be outcast from the community or society.
  7. The Center’s building characterized by a sophisticated and comfortable engineering design, covered in calm colors, and scattered green gardens which were considered during the initial designing of the Center. The ease of movement and aesthetics panorama of the place gives both family members and patients psychological comfort.
  8. The Center is located in the Wilayat of Seeb in the Governorate of Muscat, which makes it close to many services, such as hotels, resorts, shops, and natural and archaeological tourist sites that help visitors enjoy their period of stay during the patient’s treatment and recovery.
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These trips can offer new hope and opportunities for advanced treatment for cancer patients and reflect the courage and determination of patients and their families in seeking healing and comfort underscoring the importance of human solidarity and mutual support. With the development of medical science and increasing global connectivity, medical tourism will continue to offer innovative treatment opportunities, emphasizing that hope and healing can find their way anywhere around the world.

Here's a proposed tourism map for cancer patients