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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.

Organ Transplantation Treatments

When an organ is moved from one person to another, or from a donor site on the person's own body to replace an absent or damaged organ, it is said that an organ transplantation has taken place. This is conducted through transplant surgery.

Organs that lend themselves to organ transplants are kidneys, lungs, liver, thymus, intestine, heart and pancreas. Other tissues such as tendons, bones, skin, cornea, veins and heart valves can also be transplanted. Organ donors may be brain dead or living. Tissues can also be harvested from cardiac dead persons for up to 24 hours after the person has died.

Worldwide, kidney transplants are the most popular kind of transplants followed by liver transplants, and heart transplants. Other kinds such as bone marrow transplants and lung transplants follow.

One of the key challenges facing organ transplantation is transplant rejection. Here, the body's immune response tries to reject the transplanted organ as alien. This can lead to transplant failure. However, the chances can be reduced by serotyping and using immunosuppressant drugs.

Skin grafts have been traditionally used to rebuilt noses and other damaged parts of the body - like in case of burns. This technique is called auto grafting. Blood can also be collected from the body prior to surgery and then transfused back into the body later.

People also donate organs to their relatives by organ donation. Another popular concept is paired exchange, where willing donors are matched to recipients through serotyping.

Popular Organ Transplantation Procedures



Featured Organ Transplantation Providers Abroad


Chiangmai Ram Hospital

Chiang Mai, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9002, JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English

Chiangmai Ram Hospital sits at the center of one of Thailand's largest and most respected hospital groups. The Ramkhamhaeng Group has the resources, experience and expertise to provide international q...

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...

BNH Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand


Accreditation: JCI, HA

Languages: Thai, English

Over 100 years of medical experience caring for Thais and expatriates. The BNH hospital, formerly known as the Bangkok Nursing Home Hospital, was established originally to provide nursing care for exp...

Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Accreditation: JCI, Temos

Languages: English, Portuguese

With over a century of existence, the Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital was founded in 1897 and holds a position as one of the most recognized healthcare institutions in Brazil.

A group of G...

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

Pattaya/Chonburi, Thailand


Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, HA

Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Flemish, Italian, German, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu

As one of the health care institutions, under the Bangkok Hospital Group, for Thailand’s medical tourism, we are recognized as a tertiary hospital – a highly awarded status representing th...
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