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Knee Replacement Surgery Abroad Costs Just 30-50% of That in the U.S.

Knee replacement surgery costs $34,000 at U.S. hospitals, but only $19,200 in Singapore, $11,500 in Thailand;and just $9,500 in Costa Rica. Medical tourism gets you feeling better for way less.

Thailand Medical Tourism

Thailand, along with its Asian neighbors Singapore and India, accounts for 90% of Asia’s medical tourism market. Each year, over a million foreigners plan their medical travel around a Thailand holiday clubbing sight-seeing with medical treatments. On the tourism front, Thailand has been a popular destination for decades.

In the past few years, Thailand has gained a reputation as a high-quality and reliable medical tourism destination. In no small part, Thailand owes it to the hospitality of the Thai people. Thailand has earned the eponym of the 'Land of Smiles'. The Thais treat their guests with the utmost respect and try to serve them the best way they can. On another hand, Thailand medical tourism has seen its popularity rise owing to the fact that it is home to many internationally accredited hospitals. These hospitals offer a gamut of treatments, right from cosmetic/plastic surgery and dental tourism to organ transplants at affordable rates.

Some procedures will cost you 1/10th of the price it would take for similar medical procedures in the US, UK or Australia. Hospitals here boast the latest technology, and are equipped with language translators and exclusive international wings to cater to foreign patients. Many doctors and physicians in Thailand have medical certifications from the UK and US, and attend to patients with consummate professionalism and great care.


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Why Medical Tourism in Thailand


Thailand is not only a major tourism destination in the world but also one of the most popular countries for medical tourism. More than a million foreigners travel to Thailand every year to get medical and surgical procedures done. In 2012, the number of international patients getting treated in Thailand was about 2.5 million people and the number is constantly growing annually. Read More

Healthcare System and Quality in Thailand


Thailand is a much sought after healthcare destination. More than a million healthcare tourists visit Thailand every year to avail healthcare services owing to its excellent medical and health care quality. Healthcare in Thailand is provided by government hospitals, private hospitals, non-governmental organizations and private practitioners. Read More

Thailand Visa Requirements for Medical Tourists


Visa on arrival is typically 15-30 days (most visitors from Western countries receive 30 days) and Visa extensions can be applied if necessary.  Tourists can also apply for a non-immigrant Visa for medical reasons, which gives them 90 days and requires proof that they’re receiving treatment from a licensed medical facility. In addition, starting from early 2013, medical tourists from GCC countries including Bah... Read More

Popular Destinations for Medical Tourism in Thailand



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