Medical tourism

  • Health

    M Centre by BNH leads the way in Thailand for enlarged prostate treatments

    As you age, your body undergoes changes beyond your control, even if you have done a lot to take care of yourself. One common change for men is the enlargement of the prostate, a small gland below the bladder. This condition, medically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), occurs when the prostate becomes larger than usual and squeezes the urethra…

  • Guides

    A guide to stem cell therapy in Thailand

    You probably have heard about stem cell therapy and its ability to improve your quality of life and feel sceptical about it. While the procedure may sound like something out of science fiction, it’s actually a promising medical procedure with a wide range of benefits. In fact, it has grown in popularity and shown remarkable effectiveness over the past few…

  • Thailand Travel

    Paradise by the dentist’s drill

    Article by guest author and featured on Substack, by Willing Life I decide to book a flight to tropically beautiful Thailand, known as the land of smiles. I think, to add to my beautiful smile, why don’t I get a problematic wisdom tooth drilled out on the first day I’m there. I mean, it’s not really a holiday in paradise…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket vies for Specialised Expo 2028, boosting health and medical tourism

    As the final presentation and vote for the Specialised Expo 2028 approaches, many Thai citizens are eagerly awaiting the decision, hoping that Phuket will be chosen as the host city. The Thai delegation is set to present their case to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on June 21, highlighting the southern resort island province’s potential as a host location.…

  • Health

    What you need to know about Liposuction in Bangkok, Thailand

    Sometimes stubborn fat won’t disappear no matter how much you diet and exercise. Because of this, liposuction, one of the most common plastic surgeries worldwide, is frequently chosen by patients. Liposuction involves removing extra fat from specific body parts, including the face, under the chin, thighs, hips, buttocks, back, and arms, in order to give them a more contoured and…

  • Koh Samui News

    New hospital aims to boost Samui medical tourism

    A new hospital hopes to boost medical and wellness tourism on the popular holiday island of Koh Samui. Wattanapat Samui Hospital has just opened its doors, marking the fifth medical facility on the island. The hospital has 380 beds, specialist personnel, and modern equipment that are expected to boost confidence in Koh Samui as a wellness destination. Dr Somchai Chansawang,…

  • Tourism News

    Pheu Thai Party wants to reform tourism, cut red tape

    The Pheu Thai Party is calling for reform of the way Thailand approaches tourism, though its focus seems to be the same as the ruling party’s. The opposition party held a brainstorming session on Friday to discuss how to improve tourism in Thailand. They stressed branching out and eliminating outdated red tape, but also put their hope squarely on medical…

  • Health

    Medical tourism the new muse for Thai government

    The Thai government seems to flutter from demographic to demographic in search of a tourism get-rich-quick scheme. Now, the Ministry of Public Health has announced that medical tourism is the magic amulet that will rake in billions as Thailand recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. The ministry has created a new “Health for Wealth” campaign, which is banking on people in…

  • Sponsored

    Key consideration factors for medical tourism in Thailand 2022

    Sponsored Thailand has always been a popular destination for leisure travel and world-class medical treatments. And after years of closing its borders to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Land of Smiles is now reopening. With its fantastic cuisine, picture-perfect scenery, first-rate medical services, unmatched reliability, and astoundingly low prices, it’s easy to see why medical tourism in Thailand draws…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket hospital and resort launch ‘Prestige Wellness’ tourism campaign

    A Phuket hospital and a local resort are teaming up to launch a new campaign called “Prestige Wellness” — offering tourists ‘reboot’ wellness programs, in addition to Phuket’s natural beauty, local cuisine and cultural activities. Now tourists won’t even have to leave the comfort of their hotel to benefit from some of the wellness programmes available under the government’s plan for…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | PCR tests upon entering Thailand scrapped, starting April 1

    Starting today, travellers entering Thailand will no longer need to take a PCR Covid-19 test before their flight, but visitors will still need to take a PCR test once they land in Thailand. All travellers – vaccinated and unvaccinated – no longer need to take the pre-travel test, but requirements after entry vary depending on the program you come on……

  • Phuket News

    Phuket to become world class medical tourism hub by 2028

    PM Prayut Chan-o-cha plans to turn Phuket into a world-class hub of medical tourism by 2028, according to a spokesperson for the prime minister. An international medical and public health service centre called “Medical Plaza” is planned, complete with an international elderly care centre, a palliative care centre and a rehabilitation centre. Thailand’s medical and public health services have been…

  • Thailand Travel

    Countries that have reopened for medical tourism 2021 – 2022

    As a sector that’s heavily reliant on international travel, medical tourism was badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, with countries finally reopening, the medical tourism market is now slowly recovering. Medical tourism companies and medical centres catering to international patients are resuming their operations and adapting to the new normal. As a result, the number of people seeking treatment…

  • Things To Do

    Top 5 alternatives to liposuction in Thailand

    You’ve dieted and you’ve exercised, yet those stubborn bulges in certain areas of your body just won’t go away. You want to take it to the next step by getting a fat reduction procedure, but you don’t want to go under the knife and get liposuction. So, what’s your option? Thanks to the advancement of technology, there are less painful…

  • Things To Do

    Breast augmentation in Thailand: the do’s and don’ts

    Getting a breast augmentation in Thailand can be both exciting and scary at the same time. You’re 100% sure that you want to go ahead with the surgery, but choosing a foreign surgeon can be challenging, and you might not know where to start. With proper planning and research, undergoing breast augmentation in the Land of Smiles can be one…

  • Things To Do

    Top 5 fat reduction procedures in Thailand

    Everyone wants to look and feel their best. But despite our best efforts to get our desired body shape, some unwanted fat may persist. It seems like no amount of exercise or diet can burn these stubborn bulges of fat. Today, however, people are flying all the way to Thailand to eliminate this problem through fat reduction procedures. These procedures…

  • Health

    A guide to getting dental implants in Thailand

    The rising costs of dental implants (and dental treatment in general) in many countries causes people to seek more affordable dental work abroad. Thailand is among the most popular options for those who face unaffordable dental implants in their home country. Travelling to another country for dental implants is not something to be taken lightly. You want to be sure…

  • Health

    Turkish medical visa: What you need to know

    Are you excited to finally go on a medical trip to Turkey? Foreigners who wish to undergo medical treatment in this Eurasian country need to obtain a medical visa. Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the Turkish medical visa. Why should you choose Turkey for medical treatment? Internationally accredited medical facilities A large number of hospitals in…

  • Health

    Top tips on having lip fillers in Thailand

    Thailand is one of the best countries to go to for lip fillers. Every year, thousands of people arrive in this beautiful country to get voluptuous and plump lips. If you’re one of the people who’s planning to go to the Land of Smiles to get lip fillers, then there’s a lot of things you need to do to prepare…

  • Things To Do

    5 reasons why having a Brazilian Butt Lift in Thailand is a good idea

    Hourglass figure with a contoured bum is always seen as attractive for many people. While some people can achieve their dream body by doing squats and lunges in the gym, others might need extra effort to get it. Fortunately, Thailand offers an excellent solution for the not-so-lucky ones: high-quality and affordable Brazilian butt lift. Brazilian butt lift, or BBL for…

  • Health

    Top 5 ways to say goodbye to hair loss in Bangkok

    Ageing, genetics, health conditions, and trauma to the scalp can all cause hair loss and thinning hair. For some people, losing their hair can feel frustrating. It can affect their self-esteem and make them feel insecure. That’s why many people who experience hair loss choose to fly to Bangkok in hopes of bringing back the beautiful hair on their heads.…

  • Health

    5 things you need to know before having IVF treatment in Thailand

    In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an expensive fertility treatment that can put many couples in debt. And with a low global success rate of under 50%, getting the procedure can be a difficult decision. That’s why a lot of people choose to undergo the procedure in Thailand to save up more money. But besides the lower costs of treatments, Thailand…

  • Thailand video news

    The Future of Medical Tourism in Thailand | Good Morning Thailand LIVE | Episode 91

    Jay, Mike and Waan go live to discuss the Thai health care system and a little look into the future of medical tourism.

  • Phuket News

    4 billion baht medical hub planned for Phuket

    Phuket officials are setting aside around 4 billion baht to transform medical tourism in the southern province of Phuket, by developing a state-of-the-art treatment hub in the north of the island. The Bangkok Post reports that the Treasury department is planning to give the Public Health Ministry permission to use 141 rai of government land in the sub-district of Mai…

  • Covid-19 News

    More Thai airports to be prepared for the arrival of medical tourists

    “Currently 1,123 foreigners in specially-prepared hospital quarantine facilities.” A committee of the Department of Health Service Support, working to bring in international medical tourists at this time and develop Thailand into an international medical hub, has given initial approval to for the opening of 4 more airports, outside of Bangkok, for the arrival of medical tourists. The director general of…

  • Covid-19 News

    Flights into Thailand – “It’s an indefinite ban”

    A ban on international scheduled flights into Thailand remains in force “while the pandemic situation remains critical in many countries.” “It’s an indefinite ban.” This was further confirmation from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand yesterday in response to clarification of the country’s ban on allowing foreign tourists back into Thailand. CAAT director Chula Sukmanop and the Centre for Covid-19 Situation…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket to get 3 billion baht medical tourism hub

    Plans are underway for a 3 billion baht medical hub on the island of Phuket, set over 140 rai near Mai Khao beach, just north of the airport. A report in Nation Thailand says the plan has been confirmed by the Director of Vachira Hospital, Dr. Chalermpong Sukontapol. He says that as a result of the downturn in tourism due…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand to welcome 1,700 medical tourists starting this month

    Later this month, Thailand is throwing open its doors to international visitors arriving for medical procedures. Up to 1,700 medical tourists will reportedly be admitted under strict conditions, but will be free to travel the country once they’ve completed a 14 day quarantine period, which could be concurrent with their medical treatment. Only those who arrive in the country by…

  • Covid-19 News

    Up to 1,000 foreigners per day with smart phone tracking – plan to open Thailand up to foreigners

    If approved by authorities, foreigners from low-risk countries will be allowed to enter the country and travel in so-called “travel bubbles” without going through the 14 day quarantine period. They’ll be tracked through a smart phone application to make sure they stay in their “bubble.” The plan is being prepared for an approval from the Centre of Covid-19 Situation Administration…

  • Covid-19 News

    Bangkok’s largest international hospital hurts from halt in medical tourism

    The coronavirus outbreak has hospitals across the world at their limits, but at one Thailand’s largest and most famous hospitals, the number of patients has been cut in half. Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok heavily relies on medical tourism. Since the pandemic has ground much of international travel to a halt, Bumrungrad is getting hit hard. 50% of the patients at…