Have you ever contemplated traveling out of the country for a medical procedure? I am sure that thought has crossed your mind, especially if a friend or family member has done this. Decades ago, people who needed medical attention would often travel to western countries for complicated procedures, in the belief that they were in better hands. The table has been turned, as many people from western countries now travel to Asia for medical procedures. In fact, governments of countries located in Asia have realized the importance of being one of the top medical tourism destinations to their economy, and they have been promoting medical tourism. Today, among many medical tourism destinations, Asia is considered the best in providing exemplary medical service.
India is a very popular medical tourism destination, especially for cardio and orthopaedic procedures. In fact, these two procedures account for the majority of those done in India. Procedures done in India cost about 80% less, compared to the same operations done in western countries. The Indian Ministry of Health, the Indian Tourism Council, and the Indian Healthcare Federation are very much involved in the controlling and regulating of the issuance of certifications to Indian hospitals that offer medical tourism. This ensures that high standards are met. India is also a very interesting place to visit, with its rich history and culture.
Are You Ready for Singapore?
This tiny nation, located in Southeast Asia, is actually world-renowned for its medical facilities and healthcare system. The World Health Organization ranks Singapore among the top ten in the world when it comes to healthcare systems, and it is number one in Asia. Thousands of people come to Singapore for highly specialized procedures and stem cell therapies, as the country is very lenient when it comes to using human embryo for research. A visit to Singapore is a must, as it is a melting pot of different races, and its modern infrastructures are impressive to see.
Is Korea Your Choice?
All in the span of the last decade, Korea is emerging to be one of the top medical tourism destinations in Asia. A growing recognition of its expertise ihas enticed women all over the world to come to Korea for plastic surgery. One of the main reasons for its success is due to their Korean doctors, who have specialized in procedures that cater to the needs of Asian women, such as facial contouring, breast augmentation, and double eyelid surgery. Its cosmetic procedures aside, Korea is also renowned for its entertainment industry.
There are also other countries in Asia that are known for medical tourism, like Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The secret to Asia’s success in the medical tourism field can be credited to its highly experienced doctors, top notch medical facilities, friendly people, fantastic beaches, sumptuous food, and good looking men and women. I would not be surprised if a medical visit to any of these countries would make you feel like your dream vacation had just turned into reality!