Medical Tourism Market Size Worth $80.07 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 24.7%

Medical Tourism Market Size Worth $80.07 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 24.7%

The global medical tourism market size is expected to reach USD 80.07 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Medical Tourism Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Treatment Type (Cosmetic Treatment, Bariatric Treatment, Dental Treatment, Cardiovascular Treatment); By Service Provider; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Improved communication and transportation networks have revolutionized healthcare accessibility globally, allowing patients to seek medical treatments and specialized care across borders. This has been especially advantageous for the increasing geriatric population, leading to a notable rise in demand for such services. Medical tourism offers cost-saving opportunities and additional perks.

Many countries provide cutting-edge treatments, advanced medical equipment, and superior healthcare services at reduced costs compared to patients' home nations, coupled with personalized attention and top-notch hospitality, enhancing the overall medical tourism experience. Moreover, the escalating healthcare expenses in developed countries have spurred the growth of medical tourism, as patients often opt for procedures abroad due to a lack of insurance coverage or exorbitant costs domestically. This surge in demand for affordable medical treatments in countries offering more cost-effective options further propels the expansion of the global medical tourism market.

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As access to affordable medical care in other countries increases, global medical tourism is experiencing rapid growth. The physical and mental distance between customers and healthcare providers presents challenges, leading customers to rely heavily on Internet resources for information. As a result, a number of new companies have appeared to assist travelers in choosing the finest international healthcare destinations for top-notch medical treatment and procedures.

These companies also facilitate medical travel arrangements, including accommodations and airfare. Doctors, an online travel and dental care booking platform based in Los Angeles, is a logistics supply chain regarding medical tourism. Patients can connect with doctors, compare operation costs, and schedule procedures such as plastic surgery, weight reduction surgery, dental work, in vitro fertilization, and Lasik eye surgery through the website. Other startups, such as BookDoc, partnered with established companies such as Agoda, Uber, TripAdvisor, and Grab to arrange accommodations. While there are currently multiple online startups focused on medical tourism, this number is expected to increase as the industry grows in importance.

Medical Tourism Market Report Highlights

  • The cosmetic segment dominated the market in 2023, driven by increasing patient awareness, a greater demand for anti-aging treatments, and the high cost of cosmetic implants in developed countries.
  • The private segment led the market in 2023 and is expected to maintain its dominance due to advancements in healthcare technologies and the availability of privately owned, internationally recognized, and accredited providers.
  • Asia Pacific holds a significant revenue share in the global Medical Tourism market, driven by cheaper medical care compared to private healthcare facilities in the United States.
  • The global key market players include MOHW Hengchun Tourism Hospital, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., Bumrungrad International Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Raffles Medical Group, Dr. B. L. Kapur Memorial Hospital, Kasemrad Hospital International Rattanathibet, Mission Hospital, Bangkok Hospital, Miot Hospital and Penang Adventist Hospital.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Medical Tourism market report based on treatment type, service provider, and region:

Medical Tourism, Treatment Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Cosmetic Treatment
  • Bariatric Treatment
  • Dental Treatment
  • Cardiovascular Treatment
  • Orthopedic Treatment
  • Ophthalmology Treatment
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Others

Medical Tourism, Service Provider Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Private
  • Public

Medical Tourism, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Medical Tourism Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 13.69 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 80.07 billion


24.7% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments covered

By Treatment Type, By Service Provider, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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