why iran

Iran in a glance

Medical history of Iran

Why Iran?

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     Iran in a glance

Iran (meaning land of the Aryans) with the official name of Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country located in the southwest of Asia and in the Middle East with an area of 1,648,195 km2 (18th -largest in the world). According to the 2011 census, Iran has a population of around 76,091,000 people. Tehran is the capital, largest city and political center of Iran . Iran is bordered on the north by Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkmenistan; on the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; and on the west by Turkey and Iraq. It is also bounded by the Caspian Sea to the north and by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south, which the first two  areas (meaning the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf) are among the important areas of oil and gas in the world.nn 


Medical History of Iran

The beginning of the medical history in Iran is from the era when Pats lived in their first homeland near Khwarazm and the first Aryan physician was named “Treata”. Various Pahlavi books indicate that “Treata” did surgery too. He was also aware of medicinal properties of different plants and herbs and he prepared their extracts himself. After Treata, in Aryaviz area, in a place named “Verimakert”, an Aryan doctor called “Yama” managed to distinguish a group of skin, bone, dental patients and many others from healthy people. Like Treata, the name of Yama can be seen in Hindu books. Apparently Hippocrates was the first one who presented the medicine regularly and formally in the history and separated it from spells and magic (460-355 BC). After him, Galenus‏ (AD 129-199) established a new school of anatomy and his works was a reference for naturalists for over a thousand years. In the 4th century, people and even physicians leaved gradually the methods established by Hippocrates and Galenus and they resorted to magic and spells to cure diseases and left behind the methods of Hippocrates and Galenus for years. It was in the wars between Iran and Greece that the Iranians got the medical works of Hippocrates and other Greek physicians and used them. Also after Islam, by the translation of Greek medical books, great Muslim scholars emerged such as Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi and Ibn Sina. Rapid scientific advances of the Muslims were a surprise for the world in such a way that anyone interested in knowledge travelled to the Muslims’ lands. In Pre-Renaissance period that Europe was ruled by the church, Europeans did anything with religious and superstitious motivations derived from Christianity to such an extent that for curing diseases they just did Healing Prayers. When Christians conquered Muslims’ cities such as al-Quds (Jerusalem), they were surprised by the science, technology and civilization of the Muslims. These events were a base for "Renaissance Revolution" in Europe. During the Renaissance, Muslim scholars’ books were translated into European languages and it made European progress. It is said that in the field of medicine, after the Bible, "The Canon of Medicine” written by Ibn Sina, was the most popular book in Europe and Ibn Sina’s medicine was taught in Europe for years. It was in this time that Muslims suffered civil wars and were ruled by incompetent rulers and colonial policies of European governments and they gradually stayed away from sciences.

Thanks to Mirza Taghi Khan Amir Kabir, the first modern medical center was founded in 1851as a part of Dar ul-Funun School. Austrian Jakob Eduard Polak as an instructor of philosophy, medicine, and surgery, and Italian Focckette as an instructor of natural sciences and pharmacy were employed in Dar ul-Funun. Polak was the founder and first person who did many modern medical practices in Iran; e.g. the first modern operation in December 1852 in which Focckette used ether for anesthesia for the first time, or anatomy of a Dar ul-Funun deceased teacher which is considered to be the first instance of forensic studies in Iran too. Then, several students were sent to France to complete their education, but the first person who took a doctorate in Iran was Khalil Khan (Alam Aldoleh) Saghafi, graduated in 1926. At the 70th anniversary of foundation of Dar ul-Funun, the medicine and pharmacy branches were separated and went on as the “school of medicine and pharmacy”. The school was in Dar ul-Funun until 1924 and then moved to one of Masoudieh Building’s yards. In 1939, a well-known pathologist, Professor Charles Oberling, became the dean of the College of Medicine. After him, Amir Alam and Javad Ashtiani became the dean of the college respectively. In 1934, it was required to study for 5 years to complete the medical course. This period was extended to 6 years in 1936 and, with one year internship, extended to 7 years in 1957-58 and has remained unchanged until now. In 1956, Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy became independent. In 1961, four fields of study, namely medicine, surgery, gynecology and midwifery, were determined for the college. In later years, other colleges and educational institutions were founded in other Iranian cities.


Why Iran?

During the recent years, the need to universal healthcare has been increased drastically. At least 1.3 billion persons lack access to the most essential healthcare in the world. Iran Health Tourism is an expanding concept created to respond to the needs of people to the medical care and calmness in the region. It is invented to provide the treatment for the most common illnesses including those related to the children, women and parturition, tooth care, heart surgery and organ transplantation in the world specially the Middle East. In this regard, Iran is a suitable destination for its unique technologies and infrastructures in the Middle East . uu




 Providing the latest medical treatment plan

 Treating by the best and most professional doctors

Possessing the equipments and facilities with the highest quality

 Performing the best and most advanced surgeries

 Directing patients in the arrival time and during the treatment in Iran

 Benefitting the recreational, natural, pilgrimage and historical attractions during the medical stay

 Enjoying the Iranians’ hospitality and good-temperedness as a sign of peace and security for all people of the world

 Benefitting Health Tours in forms of hydrotherapy, massage therapy, mud therapy and visiting Health Towns


Iran Health Guide Tourism Portal, with the motto "Your Life We Live" is proud to use the most experienced physicians, specialty centers, up-to-date medical facilities and equipment in accordance with international standards and to provide Iranian and foreign patients with medical care.

Besides introducing medical services, health insurance services, accommodation, transfers and other tourism-related services to foreign patients, Iran's Health Tourism Guide Portal offers health tours in several packages to create the most relaxed time during treatment for the patients as well as their family.


Our vision

To introduce Iran as the best, most appropriate and most cost-effective destination for healthcare services in the world


Our mission


To promote global awareness of healthcare facilities and services in Iran


To create a safe treatment through supporting and improving the safety and reliability of the tourism industry by promoting health tourism practices


To shorten treatment time -- in addition to reducing costs for patients -- by introducing treatment centers and therefore to make treatment memorable



Our goals:

To protect patient rights, healthcare quality, and business practices in the tourism industry;


To protect the integrity and credibility of the health tourism industry companies and healthcare organizations



How do we work?


Health tourism guide


Choose us as your health tourism destination. We can arrange your stay. You just need to do some simple tasks:


You can email us your medical needs. Our health tour coordinator will contact you with all the details needed for your trip and you will be given travel advice. We also arrange your accommodation.


 Bring along:


Copy/original of all medical reports and medication details / MRI / CT / ECHO / any referral notes from your doctor




On arrival, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then taken to a hotel or hospital according to the admission plan.


In the hospital, you will do your primary medical records under our consultant.


In case of prolonged treatment, accommodation and health services will be provided to you and your family. 

To ensure that our patients receive the best services, the most advanced technology will be used to diagnose and treat illness by maintaining international standards in health tourism.


Methods of payment


Costs must be paid at the time of admission;


You can pay by traveler's checks, credit cards, and foreign exchange;


A receipt will be issued for each payment.


We, in Iran Health Tourism, believe that the world is our extended family, and we all deserve to have a happier and healthier planet providing patients with healthcare services





Every year, hoping to get better services and healthcare, patients travel to the USA, UK, and Europe, while spending millions of dollars. Iran Health Tourism is proud to offer healthcare services of other countries with lower costs, shorter waiting times, hospitals and clinics equipped with the latest technology and best physicians