Medical tourism is something that is becoming increasingly popular with more and more people prepared to travel to various parts of the globe to get medical procedures carried out.
The main reason for this is predominantly due to the rising costs of having certain procedures carried out in their home countries but other factors come into play such as reduced waiting lists and the fact that most of the doctors are highly skilled so the treatment is actually of a higher standard.
Thailand is one of the “go to” destinations when it comes to medical tourism with established international hospitals and World class doctors. Thailand is also considerably cheaper than many other countries whilst at the same time being a reasonably well developed country and having an excellent infrastructure in many of the main cities. The fact that medical tourism is nothing new in Thailand also goes in the country’s favour.
It doesn’t really matter what treatment you are looking for you can be certain that Thailand will offer it.
People come to the country for a variety of different treatments, usually cosmetic surgery based although thorough medical examinations and treatment of other illnesses and diseases are also increasing in popularity. Most of the hospitals in cities such as Bangkok and Pattaya have state of the art equipment that would put many hospitals in the west to shame so you can be sure that you will be in good hands.
The cost of some treatments in Thailand is just a fraction of what you would pay in other countries so that fact that you are getting a holiday thrown in at the same time just adds to the attraction. As mentioned, the standard of care is superb, the hospitals first class and the levels of cleanliness and sterilisation are certainly on a par with, if not better than some of the top facilities around the world.
The quality of the cosmetic surgery and cosmetic dentistry here in Thailand is fantastic and certainly one of the most popular treatments. All hospitals use the latest techniques and are run efficiently, like a well-oiled machine meaning that several patients can be seen and cared for in the same day. If you require any sort of medical treatment it is well worth considering Thailand as an option. The hospitals in
Bangkok and Pattaya are setup to cope with large influxes of patients. One you have had one procedure done you will be telling your friends and looking at what other things you can get done!
Medical tourism really has taken off here and is no longer seen as something strange or abnormal. Why not give it a try?