Increasing numbers of visitors are combining a culturally enriching vacation to Thailand with affordable medical treatment, making great savings on procedures that would cost much more in their home country. The tourist infrastructure in Thailand is excellent and there are numerous competent health care providers. Doctors in Thailand are well qualified and proficient in English, meaning there are no language barriers.
Your destination for medical should never be chosen purely because it is the cheapest or because you can lie on a beach (which you probably won’t feel like doing after surgery anyway!), instead, the standard of medical care should always be the priority.
What is the Quality/Standard of Care in Thailand?
Many people are concerned about the travel warnings, which were issued for travelers to this Asian region following their political unrest.
Reasonable safety precautions must be taken, which is no different to your home country – do not walk alone at night, and be careful of petty theft with personal belongings.
The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International, USA and and is also JCI accredited, an international standard of quality. The hospitals must go through rigorous international testing to achieve this standard. Therefore, the quality in the hospitals and clinics is very similar to what you will experience at home. Service is often better than you will find at home – with the lower wages, 1 out of 5 Thais is employed in the tourism/medical tourism industry and therefore you will enjoy a better standard of care than you would get at home.