Spina Bifida, which is a medical condition that occurs when the fetus’ spinal column does not develop properly while inside the womb, is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in western countries. However, with the availability of innovative treatments, children with this condition have increased chances of leading full lives.
As this condition is typically not covered by majority of health insurances in the west, most patients are forced to look elsewhere for treatment. If you’re one of them, your best option is traveling to Southeast Asia.
The way Spina Bifida is treated and managed in Southeast Asia is the same in the United States. While each patient may face different challenges and require individual treatment, managing the condition with a team approach has always yielded to better results. The team is typically comprised of urologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedists, orthotists, physical and occupational therapist, and psychologists.
Getting the services of these professionals costs a fortune in United States but you can save up to 75% if you travel to Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.
However, cost isn’t the only factor why you should travel to Southeast Asia. The region is home to several internationally trained professionals who are highly skilled and highly qualified to provide the best possible quality care. Also, due to the region’s goal to be recognized as the premiere go-to medical travel destination, waiting time for the initial assessment is no longer than a couple of days.