Medical Travel Show

Among the most successful global medical tourism facilitators in the world, is PlacidWay, a leader in spreading information about and options for international healthcare. Pramod Goel, CEO of PlacidWay has developed a network of over 250 medical centers in more than 30 countries worldwide.


Mr. Goel became involved with medical travel because he wanted to better understand the globalization of various industries. He has previous experience in the travel industry, and has always seen room for growth in healthcare. “Healthcare was always a localized industry, and I realized that at some point in time it has to become a global phenomenon. Over the years that is what we’ve seen.”


In this interview, Mr. Goel shares his insights on standards and credentials for international healthcare providers. He discusses accreditations and certifications, how consumers can protect themselves, and what the future of medical tourism will hold. “Everyone is the best and cheapest,” says Mr. Goel, “so providers need to find a way to differentiate themselves.

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Elizabeth Ziemba

President at Medical Tourism Training
With a diverse background in public health, law and business, Elizabeth brings a unique set of skills and experience to Medical Tourism Training with services including assessment tools, online and onsite training, workshops, and consulting services for governments, providers, facilitators, associations and others involved in medical travel.