Thailand medical tourism basics: A growing number of people from the developed western economies are realizing the benefits of looking outside of their own countries for expensive medical treatments. Thailand, and in particular Pattaya, is a popular choice for people wanting to escape sky high medical fees whilst maintaining the best standards of healthcare. The amounts of money that can be saved can add up to thousands of dollars, pounds, euro's etc. With the money you save, you could easily afford to give yourself a nice vacation!
Another way to save money is to book the best value hotels. These options are very competitive and I recommend them:
It is impossible to give you guidance on this page about exactly what you will have to pay for medical treatment in Thailand compared to your home country as it depends on too many variables but, if you live in an expensive country, it's likely to be a lot!
The treatment that you want also varies in price, with some treatments offering proportionately larger savings. Finally, the hospital or treatment centre in Thailand that you choose will have different prices. With all that in mind, as a general guideline, I'd say that you can hope to get your medical treatment for less than half the price, and maybe as little as a third of the price that you would have to pay in a typical rich western country.
Depending on the cost of your airline ticket to Thailand, these low costs for medical treatment mean that you can save substantial amounts of money on even moderately priced treatment back home, if you come to Thailand for your treatment instead.
you think that the overall costs will be roughly equal between getting
treatment at home and choosing Thailand (with an air-ticket plus hotel
etc) for your treatment, it might be worth considering having some extra
treatment to make the trip worth while. For example, suppose you are
considering having some dental treatment done but the costs don't
justify the trip to Thailand; why not consider also having your vision
corrected with laser treatment, or maybe some cosmetic surgery? If these
are things you want to do anyway, it makes sense to get them all done
in one trip to Thailand because you will save a small fortune!
You are probably wondering about the quality of service and care that you will receive should you decide to take the Thailand option; don't worry, by all accounts it is a very professional option with modern equipment and safety protocols. A trawl of the internet will quickly find plenty of private hospitals and so on from which to choose, you then just need to get some independent advice about which one would suit you best. You could start by asking medical experts in your own country about the viability and standards of Thai healthcare - you will find they are highly accredited.
list of services available is extensive; a quick trawl of the web
revealed a very long list of services of which I've given a small taster
Thailand plastic surgery/Cosmetic Surgery:
Thailand dentists surgery:
The list of potential hospitals, surgeries and treatment centres is also extensive and I suggest you do your own research to guarantee the right choice for you.
Thailand Medical Tourism; related pages
Pattaya Hospitals; there are four main hospitals to choose from in Pattaya, three are private and one is government supported. You can read more about them by following this link.
Pattaya dentists are very good. You might have some concerns about the quality of service if you have not used one before, but you should consider it as an option at least. Click to read more.
Pattaya Pharmacies; you will be glad to know that these are also really cheap! There are all sorts of drugs that are available too, but you need to make sure about the legalities of purchasing anything controversial! Click to find out more.
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