Patients from all over the world who require spinal implants have the option to travel to Southeast Asia – a region that is known for offering high quality but affordable medical and surgical services.
With this option, medical tourists can take advantage of the following:
- Internationally accredited hospitals – Many medical tourists travel abroad because they want to take advantage of world-class hospitals that can provide them with the highest chance of a successful procedure with minimal to zero risks and complications. You can find such hospitals in countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Many of these hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO). Such accreditations mean that they have the manpower, technologies, and facilities to provide global standards of care.
- Specialised spine care – More and more hospitals in Southeast Asia now have dedicated orthopaedic centres to address all conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system particularly the spine. These centres are fully equipped with advanced diagnostics and therapeutic equipment and are staffed by highly qualified spine specialists.
- Highly competent orthopaedic specialists – Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most talented orthopaedic surgeons. Most of them have decades of experience and enjoy a stellar reputation for providing specialised musculoskeletal care. Also, many of them were educated, trained, and practiced in Western countries. This allows them to bring the best practices, innovations, and technology from advanced nations to their home country to improve patient outcomes.
- Cost-effectiveness – Although travelling to Southeast Asia means that you’re getting the same quality care offered in the West, you do not need to spend a fortune to get spinal implants. This procedure is up to 75% cheaper in Thailand and Malaysia and up to 50% lower in Singapore when compared to the United States and the United Kingdom.