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Top Benefits of Having Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK) in Thailand

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Have you been asking yourself the question of why would people get onto a plane and travel to Thailand to have a LASIK procedure? We are here to answer that question and any other questions you may have. People are willing to travel to Thailand for LASIK because the country offers many benefits that cannot be found anywhere else. What are these benefits? Keep reading to find out.

Ultra-modern hospitals with advanced technology

Hospitals in Thailand that offers LASIK has the most advanced technology and techniques to perform the procedure. Hospitals such as Bumrungrad International Hospital have a new laser procedure that uses a femtosecond laser, which is a laser that emits superfast laser pulses in units of one femtosecond. With traditional LASIK, a microkeratome (blade) is used to cut the corneal flap. However, the femtosecond laser LASIK uses a laser to create the flap instead of a metal blade. This increases precision in both size and shape while also reduces complications. The femtosecond laser creates the flap without any impact or transfer of heat to the surrounding tissue. In addition, the procedure is a lot faster to complete (about 15 minutes for both eyes) and requires little recovery time. Many hospitals also offer a type of LASIK known as the Ultimate LASIK, which targets previous aberrations in your eye and retains your normal eye shape to prevent any new vision impairment in the future.

Cost-effective

If LASIK is too expensive in your home country, you really should have it performed in Thailand, at an internationally accredited hospital, such as Samitijev Thonburi Hospital and Laser Vision International LASIK Center, you can undergo LASIK for only about $2,319 to $2,584. Even when you add in travel and accommodation, the overall costs will still be less expensive than in developed countries, such as the United States and Australia. Where else in the world can you get modern, high-quality LASIK, for a super cheap price like in Thailand?

Excellent patient service

The staff and medical team in most hospitals in the country are trained and experienced to handle foreign patients. They will ensure that you experience the highest level of comfort. The staff can also adjust your LASIK procedure to fit your schedule. As a foreign patient, you probably do not have an extended period of time to stay in Thailand. This is why, as part of their service, hospitals in Thailand ensure that their LASIK is efficient and fast, so you don’t have to travel back and forth between Thailand and your home country just for follow-up appointments. Furthermore, many top-notch hospitals in the country are equipped with first-class rooms, amazing onsite restaurants, and translator services for those who can’t speak Thai or English.

Tropical paradise

Since LASIK requires little to no downtime, you can easily combine your procedure with an entire vacation. As we all know, Thailand is a true tropical paradise. Its combination of exotic islands, stunning beaches, lively cities, and amazing culture attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Getting a LASIK in Thailand means you can spend your recovery time in this tropical paradise. Of course, only if your doctor allows you to.

 

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Cita Catellya is a journalist and content writer who covers a range of topics from medical and property to leisure and tourism. Her career began as a copywriter, where she worked with several brands in Indonesia to help them increase their online presence.

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Top Gastric Treatments in Turkey

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Beautiful Turkey

You might have heard positive chat regarding plastic and cosmetic surgery in Turkey, but you might not have heard that the country is also an attractive destination for other medical procedures. Like Thailand, Turkey’s popularity for medical tourism is not limited to just plastic surgery – besides treatments such as hair transplants and cosmetic dentistry, you can also undergo gastric treatments in the land where East meets West.

Curious about the type of gastric treatments you can undergo Turkey? Let’s take a look at the top four gastric treatments in Turkey.

Gastric Bypass

A Gastric bypass is the most common type of gastric treatment in Turkey. The surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen and reduces the upper portion of the stomach to the size of a walnut. Then, it is sealed to separate it from the rest of the stomach. After that, your walnut-sized upper stomach is connected with your small intestine through stitches. Expect to be hospitalized for 3 to 5 days and you will need to stay in Turkey for around 7 to 14 days. The recovery period for a gastric bypass can be pretty long, usually around 4 to 6 weeks.

Gastric Balloon

Unlike a gastric bypass, the gastric balloon is non-surgical. A soft silicone balloon is inserted into your stomach to partially fills your stomach so it can feel fuller faster. The procedure is performed using an endoscope, a thin and flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it. The whole procedure will only take around 15 minutes and you can leave the hospital on the same day. Since it is non-surgical, it is also a lot more affordable than other types of gastric treatment.

Gastric Sleeve

During a gastric sleeve procedure, part of your stomach will be removed and then joined with the remaining portions to create a new “sleeve.” The new stomach is around 1/10th the size of your original stomach, meaning you are unable to eat as much food as before. The procedure takes around an hour and you will need to stay in Turkey for around 7 to 14 days for the initial recovery. Gastric sleeve is the perfect alternative for people who cannot undergo gastric bypass surgery.

gastric sleeve

Gastric Band

A gastric band is a minimally invasive type of gastric treatment. During the surgery, your surgeon puts a silicone band around the upper part of your stomach to reduce your food intake. One of the advantages of a gastric band is that it allows your body to digest food in a normal way without malabsorption. The procedure takes around 30 to 60 minutes to perform and in most cases, you can go back to your hotel on the same day. Since it is minimally invasive, it only takes around two to seven days to recover.

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Thailand approves use of marijuana in local health promotion hospitals

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The blending of marijuana with other pharmaceutical products for the purpose of medical treatment is being given the go-ahead by the Thai government. Nation Thailand reports that the Ministry of Public Health has approved 17 formulations for use in local health promotion hospitals.

“Sub-district Health Promoting Hospitals are hospitals that are operated by either the MOPH or Department of Local Administration and were initially called “health stations”. These hospitals only have primary care capabilities and often serve villages within districts. Almost all of these hospitals do not accept inpatients and usually have no doctor on duty for the entire time.” – Wikipedia

Dr. Marut Jirasrattasiri, from the Department of Traditional Thai Medicine and Alternative Medicine, says over 60,000 patients have expressed interest in being treated with medicinal marijuana, with the department approving the drug for use.

Currently, 4 hospitals are understood to be participating, 3 of which are in the north-east of the country. These are Khlong Muang Hospital in Nakhon Ratchasima province, Chiang Phin Hospital in the province of Udon Thani, Ban Na Yao Nuea Hospital in Sakon Nakhon province, and Ban Na Pak Khow hospital in the southern province of Phatthalung.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Thai virology expert says no need to panic over new swine flu threat

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One of Thailand’s leading virologists says that while the new swine flu recently discovered in China does have the potential to become a pandemic, there is no reason to panic at this stage. However, Dr. Yong Poovorawan adds that the catchily named G4 EA H1N1 virus is a mutation of the H1N1 virus, which took hold back in 2009. Because of this mutation, humans would be unlikely to have any immunity if it were to jump from pigs to people.

Meanwhile, speaking at a Senate hearing in the US, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the virus is being closely monitored, agreeing that it shares similar properties with both the 2009 virus and the 1918 flu pandemic.

“They’re seeing the virus in swine, in pigs now, that have characteristics of the 2009 H1N1, of the original 1918, of which many of our flu viruses have remnants, as well as segments from other hosts, like swine.”

A report in Asia One says that the virus has been shown to grow and reproduce in the cells of human airways. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, leading scientists say those working in the swine industry should have their health closely monitored and measures to control the spread of the new swine flu should be put in place as a matter of urgency.

Researchers cite two cases, one in 2016 and one in 2019, where swine flu appears to have infected humans, one a 46 year old, the other a 9 year old child, both of whom had neighbours who had raised pigs. It’s understood this latest virus has been increasing in pigs since 2016, but Amesh Adalja from the John Hopkins Centre for Health Security says the threat of a pandemic has not always been centre stage in the news like it is now.

“We’ve always had potential pandemic flu viruses that we worry about, they just don’t have a media moment like pandemic viruses are having right now. This is one of the flu viruses we’ll have to keep track of, and watch, and understand what its potential might be for causing human infections, just like we do for H5N1 and H7N9, which are the other two potential pandemic flu viruses that we’ve also been tracking.”

SOURCE: Asia One | Axios

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