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Thailand : Medical Travel and Exotic Appeal

Thailand has long been a favorite tourism destination in Asia with an exotic appeal, a long list of historic and modern attractions, friendly people and internationally renowned cuisine.

The government has worked closely with the medical community to develop a high quality and economic medical tourism location. Through these efforts, Thailand has become one of the major destinations for medical travel. The number of international patients exceeded 1.8 million in 2010.

According to the official Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Medical Tourism Portal,
the following are the six reasons for making Thailand your Medical Tourism Destination:

1. Thailand features internationally accredited medical facilities:
There are over twenty JCI accredited hospitals.
2. Thailand’s medical professionals are highly qualified:
Many Thai doctors and surgeons practicing today have won awards for their work and more than 500 doctors practicing in Thai hospitals are American Board Certified.
3. Cost saving
USA Thailand
Heart Bypass $130,000 $11,000
Hip Replacement $43,000 $12,000
Hip/Knee Replacement $40,000 $10,000
Spinal Fusion $62,000 $7,000
Breast Augmentation $3,500 - $4,00 $2,600 - $3,000
Face Lift $4,500 - $5,000 $2,400
Liposuction $2,500 - $3,000 $1,200
Hair Transplant $4,000 $1,000 - $2,000
Teeth Whitening $1,000 $100
Root Canal Treatment $500 - $2,000 $150
4. No waiting lists
Little if any waiting time according to the Thai government site.
5. No waiting lists
An array of the latest medical devices and procedures are available depending on the hospital you choose.
6. Thailand offers excellent service

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