Gallstone surgery is a medical procedure that aims to remove gallstones that are persistently troublesome. Considered one of the safest surgical procedures, it is performed on about 750,000 Americans every year. However, despite being considered a common procedure, a gallstone surgery in the United States can be very expensive; it can easily set you back by a couple of thousands of dollars particularly if you are not covered by medical insurance.
Fortunately, you have the option to go on medical travel to receive high-quality medical treatment without spending a fortune. Your best option is Southeast Asia where surgeons charge up to 75% cheaper when compared to their western counterparts. These professionals are able to charge just a fraction of the cost in western countries due to the significantly low cost of living.
In countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea, one can easily find globally-accredited medical centres that specialize in serving medical tourists. These are equipped with the latest technologies and use the most advanced surgical techniques. For instance, instead of traditional open surgery where the patient is admitted to a hospital for three days, surgeons in Southeast Asia, who boast impressive educational background, extensive training, and years of experience, can perform a less invasive laparoscopic cholecystectomy that requires only minute incisions in the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery is highly effective and less painful; it also cuts recovery time in half, giving you more time that you can spend on exploring the Southeast Asian country of your choice.