The city that never sleeps! Where else in the world could you expect 24 hour healthcare to be not only available, but of excellent quality and more affordable than most people think. One of the distinguishing things about the medical infrastructure of New York is the vast amount of real estate dedicated to health care. Roughly 15 square miles of office space is dedicated to hospital or healthcare related activities in New York City which serves the 12 million permanent residents and 50 million annual visitors to the City each year.
One of the largest Medical Research and Development campuses in the world, the Alexandria Center is situated next to one of the leading University medical systems in the Country: NYU / Langone Medical Center
Some of the world's top medical experts make their homes and their practices in New York City for some of the obvious reasons:
• A large and vibrant research community
• Dozens of top hospitals and clinics
• An ever expanding range of R&D activities
• Headquarters for some of the leading pharmaceutical companies
• An integrative medicine approach
• Some of the most competitive specialists who work within an environment of one of the highest local standards of care
• A large and growing pool of donors and philanthropists who support medical arts and innovations.
The concept of medical tourism was actually first started in New York City in 1884. People from upstate New York would travel to the Memorial Sloan Hospital, then located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, for some of the first cancer treatment available anywhere in the country! They would travel by horse and carriage to see the doctors who would help them with injuries sustained through farming their crops to feed an ever expanding population in the urban areas of New England. It was at Memorial Sloan Kettering that some of the earliest cancer research was investigated. And to this day, the hospital ranks as one of the leading cancer centers in the US and in the world.
There are no less than 8 professional team sports played within New York City and some of the leading orthopedic, spine, and sports medicine doctors make their homes here to treat these world renowned athletes. As the aging population stays more active for a longer period of time, people from around the country and world turn to doctors in New York to help them with their sports related injuries. Some of the top team physicians for the New York teams including the Mets, Yankees, Knicks, Giants, Jets, Rangers and Nets call this city home. And many of these top experts in shoulder repair, hip arthroscopy, ACL repair, knee replacement, who work on professional seven-figure a year athletes, also treat our VoyagerMed patients as well.
It is hard to walk down 5th avenue in New York and not pass by a plastic surgeon's office on just about every corner. It makes sense too because New York is home to more billionaires and millionaires than anywhere else in the world. And none of them or their significant others are getting any younger! But with the help or New York's top experts in cosmetic and plastic surgery, the people here have one of the largest range of options when selecting a doctor for youth extending procedures. New York also offers a unique combination of convenience, community and anonymity when it comes to cosmetic surgery recovery time. It is said that the average number of people one will cross paths with in New York is about the same number of people in a football stadium! So no one here bats an eye when they come across someone with post-operative nose job or face lift bandages covering their faces.
Clinical Trials are also a large part of the New York health care infrastructure. They conduct more clinical trials in New York than 90% of the rest of the world. This access to medical innovation has attracted the top healthcare personnel for over a century and with new incentives from both the state and city level, the healthcare research and development environment will continue to flourish.
New York is truly a "melting pot" of cultures and it is a place where anyone in the world, from any culture, ethnicity or religion can feel truly at home. You can mix in with the crowds or chose from one of the many ethnic communities that still exist throughout the city: China Town, Little Italy, Korea Town, the Brazilian District and roughly 48 other distinct ethnic regions thrive throughout the City of New York.
Facts about New York City
• New York University Medical Center
• Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
• Beth Israel Medical Center - Manhattan
• Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
• Bellevue Hospital Center
• Hospital For Special Surgery
• Columbia University Medical Center
• New York Methodist Hospital
• Mount Sinai Medical Center
• Lenox Hill Hospital
• Schneider Children's Hospital