Why Indonesians Travel to SEA for Shoulder Joint Reconstruct

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Why Indonesians Travel to SEA for Shoulder Joint Reconstruction

Shoulder joint reconstruction is an orthopaedic surgical procedure performed when the acromioclavicular (AC) joint is injured or dislocated and conventional treatment methods have failed to provide symptoms relief. Due to major advancements in orthopaedic technology and surgical methods, the procedure can now be performed under local anaesthesia and minimally invasive methods that use small incisions and an arthroscope.

Many patients from Indonesia who require the procedure consider medical tourism as they seek highly qualified and Western-trained surgeons. Instead of travelling to western countries, such as the United States, you may elect to have the procedure done in Southeast Asia. Below are the reasons why:

  • Southeast Asia is home to many Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO)-accredited medical institutions with dedicated orthopaedic surgery departments. With such accreditations, you are assured that these hospitals have the needed expertise, advanced surgical skills, and technologically-advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tools to deliver the highest standards of care.

  • Many orthopaedic surgeons in Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia trained or received their degree or specialisation in Western countries. There is also a handful who has pursued advanced surgical fellowships under the mentorship of internationally-renowned orthopaedic surgeons. These surgeons are adept both in traditional open surgery and minimally invasive methods giving you options based on your condition, preferences, and resources.

  • When compared to travelling to the West, patients from Indonesia can save thousands of dollars if the procedure is done in one of their neighbouring countries. The surgery and diagnostic procedures (such as MRI imaging) can be as much as 75% cheaper. You will also save on associated costs such as accommodation and airfare.

  • Hassle-free – As medical tourism becomes extremely popular in Southeast Asia, more and more private companies and medical institutions now offer comprehensive services to take care of overseas patients - from appointment down to accommodation - throughout their journey.

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