Belgium is a pioneer when it comes to medical advancement and accessibility. Healthcare is available for everyone and hospitals have the most modern equipment and techniques at their disposal. That’s why the treatments offered in Belgium are of excellent quality and ensure high chances of success.
1. Belgium in top 5 of global Health Care Index
Year after year, Belgium appears in the top of medical rankings. The world-renowned Health Care Index even ranks the country 5th because it scores high on the following topics:
- Skill and competency of medical staff
- Good knowledge of foreign languages
- Speed in completing examination and reports
- Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment
- Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports
- Friendliness and courtesy of the staff
- Responsiveness (waiting time) in medical institutions
- Convenience of location for you
The Belgian health care system is mainly financed by the government through social security contributions and taxation. It is thus a social system that aims to provide medical care for every member of the society and to exclude nobody. The high accessibility in combination with the excellent quality of care, makes Belgium the place to be for all your medical treatments, including fertility treatments.
2. Belgium as pioneer
It is generally known that Belgium is a medically advanced country and therefore one of the pioneers in the world. Thanks to significant investments in research, advanced techniques and cures are being developed every day.
In the field of fertility, top doctors have already achieved remarkable results. The ICSI technique, for example, is a technique developed by the Belgian professor Devroey. ICSI stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection and is a variation to the well-known IVF technique. With the ICSI technique, Professor Devroey found a way to increase the chance of a sperm cell entering the egg.
Other achievements in the field of IVF include the birth of the first IVF baby in Brussels 35 years ago. From that moment onwards, IVF became a popular fertility treatment and has advanced even further. The success rate of the technique is high: 23% to 48% of the embryos transferred to women younger than 36 result in a pregnancy. Per year, around 3.000 babies are born through IVF in Belgium.
3. Public and private hospitals with modern equipment
Belgium offers both public and private hospitals. The public hospitals are funded by the government and cover all medical treatments. Private hospitals on the other hand, depend on private funds and only cover certain treatments. Since private hospitals are on the rise in Belgium though, more and more specialisms are available.
Both types of hospitals can count on the best doctors and offer outstanding care for their patients. The equipment that is used is modern, offers maximum comfort to patients and allows medical staff to give the most effective treatments. Robot-assisted surgery is an example of modern equipment being used during medical procedures. Robots help perform surgeries more precisely, leaving smaller scars and allowing the patient to recover faster.
Fertility Belgium is the shortest way to the best care in Belgium. Thanks to our know-how we can connect you to the best doctors for your treatment. Contact us for more details and access to the best fertility clinics in Belgium.
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