to the government project to promote the country as the Medical
Hub of Asia in 2003, Thailand is now one of Asiaís prestigious
destinations for tourists with medical purposes, following great
efforts made by both the public and private sectors to develop
their expertise and seeking for the latest technologies to offer
the best medical services to patients.
Now, most international hospitals in Thailand
have achieved international standards and their medical services
are ranked among the best in the world. And many Thai hospitals
have been approved for Hospital Accreditation by organizations
such as ISO 9002, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14000 and ISO 18000.
International hospitals in Thailand are ready
to welcome foreign visitors whether they come for a regular routine
check-up or immediate surgery to treat a serious illness. Under
an annual two-week vacation patients can arrange for a knee or
hip replacement operation at the start and spend the first week
recovering in hospital, and during the second week they can enjoy
the beautiful scenery or walk along the soft sandy beaches. Apart
from comprehensive malady treatments, private hospitals in Thailand
have also earned a great reputation for eye corrective surgery,
dentistry, and cosmetic surgery to enhance peopleís beauty. Normally
these treatments are not covered under medical insurance policies
in most countries; so, Thailand is the best place for undergoing
the treatments with great value for money.
private hospitals have modern laboratory prognoses, equipment
and all latest medical technologies such as Gamma Knife Brain
Surgery or CABG and Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI scans to
serve the needs. Also there is an emergency 24-hour service, which
is providing ambulances or helicopters to transport patients if
For your utmost convenience, most top private
international hospitals offer online appointments and communication
service. Language is no longer a barrier for our patients; most
hospitals provide English-speaking nurses and interpreters for
various languages to assure that patients understand all procedures.
Aside from well-trained physicians and excellent
treatments, Thai hospitality with friendly and compassionate manners
never fails to impress any newcomers. Together with international
standards for treatments, patients will surely obtain a first-class
service during their stay. A medical trip to Thailand can turn
your stressful medical treatment into the most impressive vacation
you have ever had.
Many people may realize about Thailandís incentive
low medical expenses comparing with countries in Europe and America
(though costs of treatment should not be prioritized when determining
your health care). In fact, international hospitals in Thailand
offer advanced medical services at reasonable prices. People who
suffer from serious illnesses around the world no longer wait
in a long waiting list to have an operation or be frightened with
exorbitant costs of treatment in their homelands. Here in Thailandís
international hospitals, the costs of treatment are usually 4
to 5 times lower than in Europe or America, you do not only save
thousands of dollars, but can also combine your treatment with
an attractive vacation in our charming landscape.
Facilities in private hospitals in Thailand
are of international standards. It will make you feel more like
staying in a five-star hotel with a relaxing environment instead
of hospital, typically cable TV, private bathroom, fridge, and
telephone are provided for your convenience.
International hospitals in Thailand are not
only located in Bangkok, but scattered in all tourist cities such
as Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Ko Samui, and Phuket to bring
patients closer to our various natural resources and tourist facilities.
While staying in hospital, you stay only a short distance away
from the fascinating tourist attractions where your post-procedure
discomfort will instantly be eliminated.
to the data of the Office of Export Services, Department of Export
Promotion, from its survey of 40 private hospitals having high
potential to serve foreign patients in Thailand, the numbers of
foreign patients receiving medical treatments in these private
hospitals have increased in recent years. For example, in 2007,
it rose to 1.37 million, an increase of 3.14% over 2006. The percentages
of foreign patients in Thailand classified by nationality are
as follows: Japanese 17%, Americans 10%, Southeast Asians 6%,
British 8%, Emeratis 7%, and other Asians 8%.
is the destination not only for vacationers, but also for
those who want to have cost effective medical services. With
world-class medical facilities and specialists, and warm hospitality
of hospital staffs, patients from all around the world come
to Thailand's leading private hospitals to get medical treatments
which cover health checks, optical services, dental services,
rejuvenation and skin care, knee or hip replacement, face
lifting, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation or reduction, ear
and digital hearing aid, etc. Moreover, some hospitals even
offer sex change surgery!
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