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Why Choose Thailand For Medical Tourism - Med Journeys?

Author : Jeff Phruksaraj

The number one reason most people consider medical tourism for the first time is money. What nearly every medical tourism destination has in common is that medical procedures are performed in those destinations for less money than in the patients' home country. With savings being the primary motivation for the great majority of medical tourism the destination can become a non-issue, taking the backseat to other concerns.

"Medical" is very much the more important half of "medical tourism" but the choice of destination should by no means be an idle one. If the medical procedure you need is available in more than one destination where you have it performed determines a great many factors: The numbers of procedures the medical staff has performed; the number of English speakers; the lodging, sightseeing and comfort of your traveling companions; the atmosphere of your initial recovery; transit time; corollary medical procedure availability and, not least, their experience in dealing with medical tourists, Americans in particular.

Being well-informed about the relative merits of your medical tourism destination options is key to choosing the best location in which to be treated. Here's what you want to know about the most popular medical tourism destinations: Thailand.

The Skinny

Thailand is the undisputed world leader in medical tourism. As such, if you choose a reputable company to plan your trip and procedure, you are assured an excellent and healthy experience. On the other hand, the booming trade has given rise to less-than-stellar second rate clinics that feed on the country's reputation. Be careful! Book with a good company such as Med Journeys that insists on JCI certified facilities worldwide.

The Bill

Unsurprising for the world leader in medical tourism, many procedures – life saving, necessary ones – can be performed for approximately one tenth of the cost as in Europe or America. Prices vary and can depend upon the relationship a booking agency has with a clinic or hospital.

The Travel

Flight time from New York to Bangkok will generally be around 13 hours and will often include a layover.

Medical Care In Thailand

Nearly every kind of medical procedure an ailing American needs is available in Thailand at excellent standards for a nearly unbeatable price. Thailand's medical tourism sector doesn't cater only to westerners – Thailand is a very popular medical destination for Asians, as well. Thailand treats many Japanese tourists every year, and was the choice of Nepal's prime minister for a 2006 surgery. Thailand's hospitals place a high value on US and UK certification which makes finding just the right physician for you no trouble at all. Many hospitals are located very close to health spas and clinics, or host their own, allowing the traveling patient to take advantage of Thailand's exceptionally inexpensive cost of living during post-operative care.

Thailand has been a relaxation-seeker's paradise for decades. Receiving enormous amounts of travelers every year, Thailand knows how to treat Americans. English-speaking locals are the rule, not the exception and comfort is literally one of the largest industries in Thailand and the food is world renowned. The only downside to traveling in Thailand is the volatility of the seasons. The summer can be oppressively hot and the rainy season would be more aptly titled the floody season.


"Tourism in Thailand" is like "sugar in dessert." Colorful, cultural, friendly and always looking to outshine itself, Thailand is one of Asia's premier tourist destinations. Health spas, numerous world heritage sites, beautiful and breathtaking temples, tropical islands… Thailand is simply amazing. If one is lucky enough to be in-country during one of the many festivals (Elephant Round-Up, anyone?) you're in for a particular and altogether unique treat.

The Roundup

Affordability: Check
Comfort: Check
Expert medical care: Check
English speaking: Check

The only reason not to choose Thailand is if you really want to see another country.

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