Favourable exchange rates and a holiday in the sun are the main attraction for patients travelling to Thailand for treatment. Hospitals and private clinics in Thailand have recently had a finical boost during the quick rise of medical tourism, leaving most clinics with professionally trained doctors and world class clinics. Thailand states that around 40% of their intake is from patients abroad looking for low-cost alternatives to the UK.
- Cosmetic surgery
- Heart Surgery
- Obesity surgery
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Organ transplants
50 – 70% can be saved on treatments when travelling to Thailand combined with inexpensive accommodations, comparable to five star hotels but at a much lower price. Patients undergoing surgery should consider return flight times as travelling may not be a good idea so soon after surgery.
Alternatively, patients may want to book a short break in Thailand while they recover, instead of travelling long distances so soon after surgery. Patients may not be able to return to Thailand if they experience problems after their surgery and may want to consider if Thailand is the best option due to long 12 hour flights and bookings times.
Standards of clinics in Thailand are comparable, if not higher, than clinics in the UK. Many surgeons are trained in the US to a very high standard before they are qualified; all patients should check their surgeons credentials before undergoing any kind of treatment.