Medical Tourism in Thailand
Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for medical tourism in the world because of their well-developed medical infrastructure, highly-trained medical professionals, advanced medical technology and competitive medical costs. Many procedures can cost 40-60% less than in other Western countries.
With a population renowned for its hospitality, it’s no wonder Thailand is a hub for many tourists seeking medical attention as well. The country is home to the highest number of internationally accredited hospitals in Southeast Asia which specifically cater to medical tourists. Some hospitals are built to give patients utmost comfort and convenience. As such, it’s not unusual to chance upon a hospital that looks like a shopping mall or a five-star hotel.
Accounting for about 40% of the global tourism market, Thailand is poised to dominate the market with the government’s continued commitment and support in the healthcare sector.
But before traveling to Thailand for any medical treatment, it is best to do an extensive research to find qualified doctors and registered medical establishments. It is also recommended to stay in the country for a while to avoid any post-surgical risks. Some medical establishments offer surgery tour packages which includes an examination, the surgery and recovery time.