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Korea Attracts Big 3 Medical Tourists

The three nations with the most Korea-bound medical tourists are China, the U.S., and Japan, according to industry data. Chinese medical tourists made up the largest share, with some 32,000 seeking treatment in Korea in 2012.

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) Treatments

Obesity is a universal problem. If someone is obese it means that person has too much body fat. An obese person should worry since obesity can reduce his or her life expectancy and lead to other health problems. Obesity increase the chances of getting various diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, asthma, and osteoarthritis.

Obesity is usually caused by a variety of factors such as excessive food intake, genetic susceptibility and little or no exercise. Obesity can also be caused by endocrine disorders, genetic disorders, psychiatric illness or medications. Obesity can be contained by physical exercise and dieting. But some times, if the BMI is greater than 40 kg per meter square, then Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery should be considered.

Obesity surgery can also be used to loose weight if diet and exercise programs have failed to control weight. People having conditions that don't allow fasting diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and glucose intolerance are also candidates for Bariatric surgery.

Weight loss by surgery can be achieved by using an implanted medical device to reduce the stomach size. Bariatric surgeons may also remove a part of the stomach, or reroute the small intestines to a small pouch in the stomach. This is called gastric bypass surgery.


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Cira Garcia

Havana, Cuba


Languages: English, Spanish

Now-a-days, the "Cira Garcia" Central Clinic belongs to the Public Health National System of Cuba, and it is part of the subsystem of attention to foreign patients. It is commercialized in the interna...

Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Napali, Vietnamese, Bangladesh, Simplified Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, German

Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals...

Yanhee International Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Arabic, Korean, Thai, Mandarin

Yanhee International Hospital is dedicated to provide the highest quality of service and excellent patient care in a cost-effective manner.
We are one of the largest hospitals in Asia with the ...

Bangmod Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, HA

Languages: English, Thai

Bangmod Hospital has been established as the first hospital on RAMA 2 Road area (Thonburi-Paktor) and it has been developed and improved on operation system continuely until now in order to serve the ...

Bangkok Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, HA

Languages: Thai, English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Panjabi, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew

Bangkok Hospital welcomes more than 3,000 patients each day while also providing medical services as ‘the institution for referrals’ from smaller hospitals that may not have access to spec...
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