Are you considering plastic surgery, hair transplantation, stomach reduction or cosmetic dental treatment abroad? On this "medical travel" page, we have collected all the information especially for our foreign / long distance patients.
Safe Surgery Abroad / Medical Travel
Every year, hundreds of thousands of cosmetic procedures are performed worldwide. While most operations are performed to high standards by fully qualified specialists, a number are carried out by ill-prepared surgeons, in substandard hospitals or private clinics.
Patients should be fully informed about the quality of the hospital they are treated in, the qualifications and experience of those carrying out the operations, the possible risks, and the after care.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery, you should check out the credentials of the clinic, the consultant who will be treating you, and what you are paying for.
In the Wellness Kliniek we have a systematic and structured approach to quality. Clinic's & hospital's policy should be focused on delivering responsible care. The care must be effective and appropriate, patient-focused and adapted to their specific needs.
The Wellness Kliniek operates to the highest standards:
Highly-qualified doctors, surgeons and dentists
Skilled nursing staff
Treatments according to the most modern techniques
The most sophisticated medical apparatus Modern infrastructure
Good location and easy access
High standard of operating theatres
26 beds for overnight stays
11 Private rooms with ensuite bathrooms
Possibility to stay overnight in the clinic
Available 24hrs: 366 days a year
All-in prices, also including anaesthetic and aftercare
Many patients travel abroad for an operation or treatment at the Wellness Kliniek.
For patients who travel a considerable distance to get to us it is not always practical to have to wait a number of weeks for your operation following your consultation as this means travelling back and forth twice.
This is why we offer: Next Day Surgery. You come to the kliniek for a consultation with the surgeon, and your operation is performed all within 2 days.
Our surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and even more specifically in their specialised area of aesthetic surgery. Our doctors are true specialists in their field. We select the best surgeons, specialists from home and abroad. They are members of the Belgian and often also of International Register(s) of surgeons, doctors or dentists. Their qualifications - diplomas are recognised by all EU member states.
Cosmetic treatments are medical procedures which carry risks. It is important that you are well-informed in advance about the possibilities and expected results. This information can only be provided by the doctor who will be treating you. In the Wellness Kliniek every initial consultation is with the doctor himself.
In the Wellness Kliniek you know exactly what you are paying for. Our services are performed to the highest European standards. The medical and paramedical staff are specifically trained and are constantly subject to quality controls. The facility comes under a controlled and internationally recognised quality system with quality certificates, as are all the treatment methods, materials and technology.
Our prices include: admission, the hospital bill, doctor’s fees, the cost of the anaesthetic and all additional consultations in the Wellness Kliniek. The materials and implants used are guaranteed separately by the supplier. The fees and clinical costs for further procedures in the Wellness Kliniek, to deal with complications or further enhance results, are included in the initial cost of your operation. In exceptional cases when complications need to be treated in a general hospital the patient needs to call on his/her own insurance. We consider it to be extremely important for you to be able to balance the risks and the expected results as well as possible. This is why you are always entitled to free preoperative consultations.
Quality care is central at the Wellness Kliniek. We guarantee that you will receive a top quality service. This is important before, during and after your treatment. This is why the Wellness Kliniek adheres to a formal quality system. The Wellness Kliniek was the first clinic in the world to obtain quality certification for plastic surgery! Since the clinic was founded we have been totally committed to quality care.
Whether you are travelling by plane, car or train the Wellness Kliniek is easily accessible. We are centrally located between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The Wellness Kliniek in Genk is close to major motorways. You can park free of charge in our very own car park.
By air or by train?
From Brussels Airport: 50 minutes by train - direct connection.
From Maastricht- Aachen Airport: 20 minutes by taxi.
From London: 3 and half hours by train: Eurostar.
From Paris: 2 and half hours by train: Eurostar / TGV.
The train station in Genk- Limburg is a 5 minute walk away.
Some procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. This means that you may leave the kliniek the same evening.
We advise you to spend the night following your operation close by. In any case you cannot travel any considerable distance and you should not undertake a long journey. It is sometimes necessary to come back for a check up the next day.
Do you have a long distance to travel? If so, book a hotel. After your operation you are not permitted to drive yourself. It is also important that you are supervised by a responsible adult during the first 24 hours after the procedure. So reserve a double room.
Genk offers a wide range of excellent hotels. We made an overview of some nearby quality hotels.
This stylish 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Genk and offers a mix of design, luxury and originality. The hotel rooms are elegant in style and have free Wi-Fi.
The Carbon Hotel is situated in the city’s commercial centre, near its largest shopping mall. Moreover, the Wellness Kliniek is only a 5 minute walk to the hotel.
You can unwind in the trendy wine bar or watch the chefs prepare your dish in the Carbon Gusto restaurant with open kitchen. On the top floor of the hotel you can find the Carbon Sense City Spa (700m²) which offers professional advice on treatments and nutrition.
This elegant modern hotel is situated in the center of the city, in front of the railway station and only a 5 minutes’ walk to the Wellness Clinic and . The hotel has free Wi-Fi and a lounge bar with an internet corner.
Each of the rooms at Hotel Ecu features minimalist-style décor and includes a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. An extensive daily breakfast buffet is served daily.
Guests can relax in the private sauna of the Hotel. The lounge also includes an area with a flat-screen TV where movies and sports are shown.
The hotel is situated in the center of Genk at the unique and beautiful Molenvijver Park. The hotel is easily accessible from the nearby motorway and offers comfortable rooms, overlooking the lake and parc. Brasserie Royal provides guests with phenomenal local dishes in a subdued and pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant offers a magnificent view of the Molenvijverpark in addition to a delightful culinary experience. Wifi is free available.
The Wellness Kliniek is located in the heart of the city of Genk.
With its 3 indoor shopping centres and new town square, Genk is an attractive place to shop.
The new town square, opened in 2007, is home to well known shops such as MEXX, River Woods, the Body Shop and Women's Secret. The large retail chains are also here. Near the Grote Markt you will find the more exclusive clothes shops, cosy cafés, restaurants and terraces.
A walking tour around the grounds, a visit of the church and the English country park will help you discover this impressive site. The French gardens and the exhibitions in the castle are definitely worth a visit. Visit their website.
Situated in 550 hectares with woodland, lakes, an arboretum and a greenhouse with beautiful gardens. It is known for its open-air museum which displays a large collection of historical buildings from across Flanders which presents the history of rural life in the region. Visit their website (only in Dutch).
The Japanese garden is located in Hasselt and is a beautiful example of the balance between nature's different elements. Eastern culture in the Western world! Enjoy a beautiful walk and experience the feeling of peace and harmony. Visit their website.
For fans of noisy motors, screaming tires and fast cars. The organisation of several Formula 1-Grand Prix races brought Circuit Zolder international fame. Guided tours of the typical infrastructure can be requested from the local tourist office.
You can have a one-to-one conversation with our doctors with an e-consultation, so you do not have to travel to the Wellness Kliniek. From the comfort of your own seat. Easy and fast.
During this consultation, the doctor analyzes your health and determines whether you are eligible for the desired procedure. If this is the case, you will be contacted after the e-consultation to book a Next-Day-Surgery, or - if necessary - a "live" consultation at the Wellness Kliniek.