Conditions that affect the eyes, nose, and throat are the common problems that affect patient from the west. Everyday, hundreds of patients from the United States and European countries consult ENT specialists for conditions that range from simple sore throat, earaches, and hearing problems to more serious conditions such as thyroid disorders, laryngitis, and lung cancer. Although majority of countries in the west have a pool of highly qualified ENT specialists, the demand pushes the waiting time too long making it harder for patients to even book a consultation.
Prolonged waiting time when consulting ENT specialists is never a problem in Southeast Asia where a long list of medical professionals is more than enough to accommodate both locals and international patients.
Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia are the best countries for medical tourism as they exert conscious effort to ensure that you will not have to wait for more than a couple of days to consult with a specialist. In fact, you can book an appointment the same day you arrive in the country. Lab works, diagnosis, and discussion of possible treatments can also be scheduled on your first visit. This is ideal if you have limited time to spend in the country.
For your convenience, you can also sign up with medical tourism packages where everything will be taken care for you. These include transfer to and from the airport, booking of your accommodation, shuttle service to and from the hotel and hospital, and if needed, translation services. This can also save you a lot of time and will make the experience more comfortable for you.