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Jordan Medical Tourism

Jordan is characterized by its developed medical services. Medical services in Jordan are characterized by the modernisation of hospitals and medical centers, and the availability of some of the most important specialists in the world in the treatment of various diseases. Jordan itself is characterized by its mild climate all year-round, and it is blessed by God with its valuable human resources, as well as its beautiful and varied natural resources, which provide all the elements for effective treatment.

Jordan possesses a unique medical network in the whole region, which consists of many specialized hospitals in the treatment of cancer, heart diseases, eye diseases, infertility, fertility, obesity, addiction and other medical specialties. Each hospital has its advantages and specializations, making the city of Amman an advanced medical center, which provides comprehensive medical services, as follows:

  • Availability of specialist doctors and medical advisers in all areas of medical specialties and competencies at the regional and global levels.
  • Hospitals in Jordan and other health care entities have modern medical equipment of high technology, which resemble those in European countries and USA.
  • Jordan and Amman are characterized by the low cost of treatment compared with similar cost in neighbouring and European countries, as well as low costs of accommodation and travel.
  • Touristic and hotel services are available, as well as reception transportation, and travel services for patients and escorts during the treatment and post-treatment periods, which makes it easier for patients to obtain medical treatment without suffering.

 The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea area is characterized by its sunny weather throughout the year. The sun rays in this area are not of the harmful type to human health. The air is clean and dry and saturated with oxygen. The Dead Sea is famous for its black mud, which is rich in salts and minerals. The water of the Dead Sea is characterized with the high concentration of natural minerals in it, especially calcium, magnesium, bromine. The salt and mineral composition of this water is one of the most important treatment sources, which are available under the supervision of competent experts in physical therapy centers.

Jordanian Hamma (Hot Springs)

Hamma is located around 100 km north of Amman, and it sis one of the most important sites of treatment and tourism in the region. It has a big resort, which provides different tourist and therapeutic services, and houses an important treatment center for the treatment of respiratory diseases, respiratory infections, diseases of the nervous system, skin diseases, and diseases of the joints. All treatment and touristic services are available in El Hamma resort and hotel.

Ma'in Hot Springs

Ma'in Hot Springs are located at a distance of 58 km south of Amman, and 120 meters below sea level. It is famous for its resort and natural clinics that provide treatment for people with skin diseases, diseases of the circulatory system, bone and joint aches, as well as back and muscles aches. The specialized clinics provide exercise classes.

 Chronological evolution of medical achievements in Jordan

  • The first open-heart surgery in Jordan in 1970.
  • The first open-heart valve replacement in Jordan in 1970.
  • The first kidney transplant in Jordan and the Arab World 1972.
  • The first grafting of coronary arteries in 1973, noting that the first case in the world was conducted in 1967.
  • Pituitary gland operations through the nose by the telescope in 1977.
  • The first operation for the correction of spine curvature in 1985.
  • Expansion of the coronary arteries by balloon in 1985.
  • The first heart transplant in Jordan at Queen Alia Heart Diseases and Surgery Center in 1985.
  • Implant of cylinder in the left internal carotid artery in 1997.
  • Closing congenital holes between the ears without the intervention of a surgeon and through catheter treatment in 1997 for the first time in the region and the fifth country in the world.
  • Heart and lung transplant together for the first time in Jordan and the region in 1997.
  • Conduct three operations for congenital heart disease without surgery, and broadcast it live via satellite to a medical conference in Boston, USA, for the first time in the Arab world in 1998.
  • Installation of a device capable of ending the acceleration of ventricular fibrillation or ventricular, through alerting its occurrence and stunning (sending an electric shock) without delay to end the acceleration or ventricular fibrillation if it occurs.
  • Separating twins - the first of its kind globally in 1985.
  • The first open heart transplant operation in Jordan and the Arab world in 1985.
  • Expansion of cardiac valves by balloon in 1987.
  • Conducting brain and nerves operation by using ultrasound in 1988.
  • Transfer of the toe to replace an amputated thumb in 1993.
  • Implant of cylinder in narrowed coronary arteries in 1993.
  • Treatment of cardiomyopathy using a dorsal flat muscle in 1995.
  • Bone Marrow transplant for the first time in Jordan in 1995.

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