Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement is a life-saving procedure required by high-risk patients who are suffering from severe symptomatic aortic stenosis but are not strong enough to undergo the traditional open-chest surgery. Although the procedure is available in select hospitals in Indonesia, patients who would rather have it performed in a first-world country may travel to Singapore.
Singapore, the most progressive country in Southeast Asia, has always been at the forefront of medical advancements in the field of cardiology. Both state-run and public hospitals are fully equipped with cutting-edge diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical equipment to perform even the most complicated heart-related surgeries. These institutions, most of them are JCI accredited, are composed of a highly experienced team of doctors with various cardiac subspecialties offering world-class treatment for all known heart ailments. Using the most advanced techniques, they can guarantee not just exceptional results that are comparable to western countries, but also the patient’s safety and comfort.
However, the biggest benefit that you can expect to reap by crossing borders is the significant amount of savings. The cost of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Singapore is up to 50% cheaper when compared to the United States and European countries. Even with extra costs that come with traveling, you can still expect to save thousands of dollars. And since Singapore is closer to home, you also don’t have to spend a fortune on airfare and accommodation.