Combining healthcare with a relaxing holiday offers the benefits of top medical treatment at cost-effective prices, coupled with the opportunity to recuperate on a beautiful sunshine island that is restorative to the mind and soul, as well as the body.

Cyprus is fast becoming a popular choice for medical tourism, thanks to a large array of modern private hospitals and clinics; excellent facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, and experienced and highly-qualified doctors and medical staff - largely trained in Europe or the USA. As such, it offers a one-stop service from treatment to recuperation.

From annual check-ups, cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, physiotherapy, kidney dialysis, cardiac care, dental and surgical procedures, to infertility treatment, the island offers attractively priced healthcare holidays, with added incentives and advantages.

The convenience factor encompasses the island’s enviable location that is easily accessible from many countries, whilst also allowing patients to book an operation upon arrival. Same day appointments are the norm, and patients can see an astounding range of specialists either in a single medical centre, or within a short drive apart.

A considerable number of clinical laboratories offer a vast range of diagnostic tests both routine and specialised, whilst turnaround times for test results and doctor’s diagnosis are all speedy. Care is given by teams of highly trained medical and auxiliary staff who all speak English, whilst a large number of physicians also speak other languages, including Russian, German, French and Arabic.

As a small island, distances are short, placing everything at everyone's fingertips, for both medical purposes and for the recuperation phase, where anyone can easily connect to a range of beautiful and serene surroundings, leisurely activities, gentle sports and enjoy the healthy Mediterranean diet. With sunshine for most of the year round, no-one has to be confined to recovering indoors.

So, whether someone is contemplating a check-up or a major procedure, Cyprus can accommodate their needs and treatment to the highest of standards, and will also prove to be a truly healing tonic.