Connect with us

Thai Life

Why is Thailand so popular for medical tourists?

Thaiger

Published

 on 

Considered to be one of the most popular destinations for contemporary medical tourism, Thailand continues to see a surge in patients seeking top-quality, affordable care. From Bangkok to Chiang Mai and the beaches of Phuket, thousands visit annually, combining luxury travel with first-rate quality care, for the ultimate medical tourism holiday.

It appears convenience is one key component as to why patients keep returning for invasive and non-invasive treatment. Several international airports service this southeast Asian hub with non-stop flights to locations across Thailand including Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, and Pattaya. Low-cost internal flights mean traveling around is cheap and easy.

But this is only scratching the surface.

Significant financial injections from the Thai government have led to a genuine medical boom with major boosts to the country’s healthcare infrastructure. Thailand’s reputation for delivering world-class medical care is unrivaled with superior aesthetic treatments at value-friendly rates.

Procedures have never been more accessible at an extensive range of internationally accredited medical facilities.

The warm weather is undoubtedly a huge draw but Thailand has become an essential place for outstanding cosmetic and plastic surgery carried out by highly trained surgeons. Offering more than 1,000 private medical facilities, Thailand is also home to the biggest private hospital in South East Asia, Bumrungrad International Hospital.

Furthermore, Thailand was the first Asian country to achieve the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) status. Known as JCI accreditation, The healthcare bar is set very high with only the best of the best achieving the ‘Gold Standard’ in healthcare and patient safety. In fact, this idyllic location boasts more than 60 clinics with international healthcare accreditation measured on par with US standards and practices.

According to June Jenkinson of MyMediTravel, “The patient experience has significantly improved in recent years. Imagine walking into a pristine clinic with identical levels of clinical care as you would find back home.”

“This is enhanced by fully qualified doctors who have undertaken rigorous training abroad and on-demand bilingual staff possessing leading expertise and knowledge.”

“Patients benefit from up to the minute diagnostic equipment, fiercely competitive prices, and Thailand’s renowned ingrained service culture, which leads to a dedicated patient-focused visit. With clinical premises, labor and running costs significantly lower, the consumer can enjoy savings of 30-80% across a wealth of procedures.”

From hair transplants to gender reassignment surgery, medical tourists are flocking to enjoy top-notch care, price-busting procedures, and an incredible destination for both pre and post-treatment recovery.

Medical tourists are spoiled for choice thanks to the all-encompassing range of Thai clinics such as the JCI-accredited Sikarin hospital that has been established for 25 years or newer, more specialized clinics like the BellaMode Clinic. Offering an extensive range of treatments, the latter is the leading facility for Korean style plastic surgery.

Thailand has now emerged as a world leader in the medical tourism sector with groundbreaking medical facilities together with an incredible adventure-tourism hotspot. The medical tourism trend is here to stay in 2019 and beyond.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Pattaya4 mins ago

“Free parking” signs placed at Pattaya pier after complaints of scammers

Thailand53 mins ago

Bangkok land prices rising, but still below pre-pandemic average

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 hour ago

Monday Covid Update: 8,675 new cases; provincial totals

Sponsored1 hour ago

Pacific City Club – Where business and leisure meet

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Guides2 hours ago

Learn how to eat like a local – Thai table manner

Guides2 hours ago

Unique souvenirs to buy in Chiang Mai markets and night markets

Guides2 hours ago

12 job opportunities for foreigners in Thailand

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand2 hours ago

Qantas to resume flights from Sydney to Bangkok and Phuket early 2022

Thailand2 hours ago

Thai corruption, Khlong san, Banter, Thai community help, Verandas | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 45

Guides2 hours ago

Everything you need to know about Loy Krathong

Guides2 hours ago

Bizarre Thai food only for the brave

Thailand4 hours ago

Huge quantities of used medical gloves shipped from Thailand to US

Thailand4 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | Thailand Pass required in lieu of COE | October 25

Tourism6 hours ago

Foreign airlines give up 80% of their slots at Thailand’s airports amid uncertainty of next 5 months

Thailand7 hours ago

Phu Quoc to re-open, Covid cluster prompts fear, Scrapping tradition | Good Morning Thailand | Ep. 115

Thailand7 hours ago

Thai government presents actor Russell Crowe with “thank you” gift basket

Thailand1 month ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism8 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending