An abscess is a collection of pus that can develop in any part of the body. Pus is a thick fluid that contains bacteria, dead tissue, and germs. Most abscesses can be found just under the skin and cause symptoms such as swelling, pain, and redness.
Abscesses can also form inside the body usually as a result of another condition. For instance, a liver abscess is caused by an infection in the liver while a gum abscess can be due to dental problems.
Southeast Asian hospitals and healthcare clinics are fully equipped to provide treatment for any form of abscesses, regardless of their location. Patients with an abscess under the skin can consult highly trained dermatologists who can perform a procedure called incision and drainage under local anaesthesia. The procedure can be performed in clinics and takes about an hour.
Meanwhile, patients with abscesses inside their body can consult general surgeons for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of their condition. Some of the region’s best general surgeons are in Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. These countries also feature some of the best hospitals in the region that boast cutting-edge facilities and state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
By combining the expertise of these surgeons with advanced technology, the drainage of abscesses located inside the body can be performed using minimally invasive technique. Such technique uses imaging guidance to place a thin needle through the skin to access and drain the abscess. Because the method does not require a long incision, it results in less bleeding and faster recovery time.
Despite offering advanced treatment methods, hospitals in Southeast Asia do not charge a fortune for their services. Patients can save up to 75% of the cost if they decide to have the procedure done in any country in the region instead of going to the United States or the United Kingdom.