"Cost for treatment is approx. 50-70% of the USA"
Over one million Medi-Travelers continue to make Thailand their medical treatment destination. These Medi-Travelers come from almost every country in the world with the majority of medical tourists coming from Japan, China, Middle East, US, UK, Australia and Europe.
Cosmetic and dental surgery have long been a specialisation for Thailand. There are some excellent hospitals, medical centres and doctors throughout Thailand – but of course Thai medical standards are not always the same as many western countries and quality and processes differ from clinic to clinic. Be sure to compare the qualifications, procedures and standards of any medical professional that you are considering using, with the standards that you may be used to in your home country.
Bangkok’s Bumrungrad International Hospital has been one of the leading Medical tourism facilities for over 20 years. It maintains on staff 900 doctors and surgeons across 55 specialities. Each day, these staff treat approx.1,000 international Medi-travelers.
Cost for treatment is approx. 50-70% of the USA. As an example Bumrungrad International prices rhinoplasty at US$5,205. Currently up to 30,000 US Medi-Travelers travel to Thailand per annum.
Disabled & Mobility Restricted Travelers
The friendly Thai people can make up for some of the difficulties faced by mobility restricted travelers.
While Thailand is still well behind western countries in its level of accessibility and its catering to people who are mobility restricted, its not all bad news. If you plan ahead and let the gentle Thai population assist you, you can have a very enjoyable trip.
In general most of the temples have many stairs and no ramps, and many of the sidewalks in Bangkok are simply unnavigable by wheelchair – you may find yourself traveling in your wheel-chair on the road!
The airport is generally ok (read more here) while generally larger shopping centres and major attractions provide accessible bathrooms and level access. Outside of Bangkok trains can be difficult with no facilities for mobility restricted travellers. The Bangkok airport train which caters excellently for mobility restricted travelers) while many skytrain stations do not have lifts all of the Bangkok metro stations do. You will find that bars, clubs and restaurants do not generally have disabled toilets.
There are over 1,000 hospitals in Thailand, of which over 470 are private facilities. 37 hospitals in Thailand have been accredited by the JCI, all of them private.
Bangkok’s Bumrungrad International Hospital has been one the leading Medical tourism facility for over 20 years. It maintains on staff 900 doctors and surgeons across 55 specialities. Per day, these staff meet approx.1,000 international Medi-travelers.
Cost for treatment is approx. 50-70% of the USA. As an example Bumrungrad International prices rhinoplasty at US$5,205. Up to 30,000 US Medi-Travelers per annum travel to Thailand.
Lower costs aside, many overseas healthcare chains – such as the Bangkok Dusit Medical Group (Thailand’s largest private hospital operator) are beginning to focus on wellness and rehabilitation.
The Ministry of Tourism in Thailand, Malaysia and India have been aggressively and fiercely promoting Medical Tourism in their countries. Thailand, being a popular tourist destination, leveraged its traditional spas and massage business to improve upon the attraction of its wellness tourism industry, and is now moving beyond by providing health-screening and oncology treatments.