Romanian Clinic Offers to Pay for Their First Patient Coming from UK for Kidney Stone Lithotripsy

One of the top 5 private clinics in Romania, Gral Medical, offers to support the full medical treatment cost for the first patient from UK who applies for a Kidney Stone Lithotripsy treatment.
Lithotripsy treatment at Gral Medical Romania
Lithotripsy treatment at Gral Medical Romania
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Bucharest - Romania


Aug. 10, 2012 - PRLog -- One of the top 5 private clinics in Romania, Gral Medical, offers to support the full medical treatment cost for the first patient from UK who applies for a Kidney Stone Lithotripsy treatment.

At Gral Medical in Romania, the Lithotripsy procedure costs 150 euro (120 pounds), 15 times cheaper than in UK, (visit Usually for a successful lithotripsy treatment there are necessary 2 up to 3 sessions, in order for the kidney stones to be broken into smaller fragments and eliminated. This leads to a total cost of maximum 360 pounds for a complete treatment.

British patients can choose treatment abroad anywhere in EU with reimbursement from the NHS, according to the EU Directive on cross-border healthcare (Article 56). Prior authorisation may be required in some cases from the local primary care trust (PCT).

This unique opportunity for the first time in Great Britain is offered by Gral Medical Romanian Clinic, a private company with Romanian capital and one of the top leading companies in local healthcare. Recently, Gral invested 5 million euros in hi-tech medical equipment.

What is lithotripsy?

Lithotripsy is a noninvasive medical procedure that uses shock waves to break up stones in the kidney, bladder or ureter (the tube that carries urine from your kidneys to your bladder). Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is the most common type of lithotripsy. "Extracorporeal" means outside the body. After the procedure, the tiny pieces of stones pass out of the body by urine.

Medical tourism – over 30% growth annually

Medical tourism has become the most dynamic travel sector at a global level, with an estimated growth rate of 30% annually. Approximately 60.000 foreigners travel to Romania every year for medical treatment.  

Over 5% of the British (2,65 million people) have already traveled to get medical care or plan to do so, according to estimations, because they can pay up to 70% less for surgeries abroad. External medical tourism in Great Britain reaches a value of 60 million pounds (88,4 million euro) every year and the number of people who choose to go on vacations abroad to get medical treatment, in order to get rid of the long waiting lists, is growing constantly.

Gral’s Patient Case Study

Patient Alexandrina Nitulescu came to Gral Diagnosis Clinic Romania with a calculus of 16 mm diameter in the right kidney, found at an ultrasound control. "At first we were talking of surgery, which I wanted badly to avoid… if it would have been possible. I knew Gral Diagnosis Clinic from both a family friend and my own son. Dr. Mirciulescu Victor, who treated me, recommended a few sessions of lithotripsy. We conducted two painless sessions, after which I felt very well and the stone was naturally removed", says the patient.

About GRAL

GRAL Medical is a private company with Romanian capital, one of the top leading companies in healthcare. The company managed to build a network of 24 medical units, including 11 laboratories and 13 clinics and specialized units in Bucharest and other important cities in Romania, in which are working more than 1,200 doctors and nurses, one of the best teams in Romania, highly trained.

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Mirela Scarlat, Senior PR @ Tomi Tom PR:
+40 723 166 156
Source:Gral Medical Romania
Phone:+40 733 102 206
Tags:Kidney Stone Treatment, Kidney Stone Lithotripsy, Medical Tourism, Kidney Stones Eswl
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Location:Bucharest - Romania
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