Endometriosis is a hormonal and immune system disease that occurs when the lining of the womb grows outside of the uterus. This painful condition, which affects more than five million in the United States alone, leads to heavy periods and infertility. Endometriosis is usually a long lasting disease and can greatly reduce the quality of life as it leads to pain during certain activities like bowel movements, exercise, and even sex.
Endometriosis treatment in most western countries can be both costly and frustrating. With millions of affected patients, waiting time can be pushed from days to weeks or even months. Average cost, on the other hand, ranges from $5,000 for diagnostic laparoscopy and about $12,000 for abdominal hysterectomy. The cost can easily sky rocket if you are trying to get pregnant, as you will require additional medicines and regular tests.
This makes traveling to Southeast Asia for Endometriosis treatment attractive for majority of patients. This equates to 50% - 75% savings on medical costs. Abdominal hysterectomy, which involves the removal of cervix and womb, can be had in one of Singapore’s top hospitals, which is equipped with the most advanced medical technologies for $5,000. The same procedure can be had in Thailand for about $4,000. Even with associated costs, you’ll still be looking at saving enormous amount of money.
However, affordable endometriosis treatment in Southeast Asia doesn’t mean inferior medical service. The quality of care is basically the same in western countries as the same medical equipment and medical procedure will be used. Patients are even provided with treatment in hospitals with five-star accommodation. The cost is lower in this region because cost of living is substantially cheaper compared to United States and other European countries.