Total hip arthroplasty is an orthopaedic surgical procedure that involves replacing the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint with artificial materials. The procedure provides symptoms relief, restores movement and function, and allows patients to resume their normal activities. Aside from an orthopaedic surgeon, the procedure also often requires the expertise of a team of medical doctors including anaesthesiologists, radiologists, and medical assistants.
Indonesians, who wish to travel to more developed nations to take advantage of breakthrough orthopaedic technologies and advanced skills of Western-trained orthopaedic surgeons, may consider medical tourism. However, instead of going to Western countries, you can have the procedure done in Southeast Asia where the cost of surgery and diagnostic procedures are up to 75% cheaper. There’s also minimal to zero waiting time in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia so you will experience symptoms relief sooner.
Just like surgeons in developed countries, Southeast Asian doctors are also committed to delivering the highest standards of care to their patients. They combine their years of expertise, experience, and the use of advanced methods and technologies to deliver the best possible treatment outcomes while minimising pain and other complications.
Southeast Asia has thousands of hospitals, with some offering general orthopaedic services and some focusing on specific musculoskeletal problems. There are small, private hospitals as well as big multidisciplinary hospitals that are owned and operated by multinational companies. This gives you a wide range of options depending on your preferences and resources. However, if you’re seeking the highest standards of care, your best options are those accredited by highly trusted international organisations including International Standards Organisation (ISO) and Joint Commission International (JCI).
Taking into account the low cost of the procedure and the quality of care offered in Southeast Asia makes the region your best option when seeking affordable but high-quality total hip arthroplasty outside Indonesia.