Increasing numbers of Brits are booking flights to Cyprus, Poland and Hungary in search of cheaper medical treatments.
This is according to health tourism advice website Treatment Abroad, which said that the main driver of treatment abroad is cost.
Keith Pollard, the website’s director, explained that patients can save as much as 70 percent on private treatments, while some may be available overseas that are impossible to receive on the NHS.
He went on to say that approximately 40 percent of medical tourists are seeking dental surgery.
"[The] popular countries for this are Hungary, Poland and Cyprus," he commented.
"Another 25 percent are seeking low cost cosmetic surgery in countries such as Spain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece and South Africa."
The Times recently reported that as many as 100,000 British people a year travel abroad to have surgery and take advantage of shorter waiting times.
Highlighting the increase in medical treatments abroad, specialist travel insurer PJ Hayman has launched its first policy covering medical bills arising from complications after cosmetic, dental or elective surgery abroad.