Cystic fibrosis is a congenital condition where the lungs and digestive system become filled with thick and sticky mucus resulting in breathing and digestion problems at an early age. Unless treated promptly, the condition can cause the lungs to stop working over time, which creates the need for a costly lung transplant.
One of the best options for patients suffering from cystic fibrosis is to go to Southeast Asia, a region now known as a popular destination for many people who need expert but affordable medical care. The best Southeast Asian countries for medical tourism are Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia due to their long list of top quality hospitals that meet the US and European standards in healthcare. Many of these hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO).
One of the reasons why the standard of medical care in Southeast Asia has improved greatly is the advanced skills of its doctors. Many of them were educated and trained in Western countries including the United Kingdom and the United States. After their training, they are able to bring home the latest techniques and technologies that are being used in the West which could significantly improve patient outcomes.
Aside from international standards of care, many medical tourists choose Southeast Asia because it offers a much more affordable healthcare solution allowing patients from all over the world to save as much as 75% on various medical procedures. Even when associated costs, such as airfare and accommodation are factored in, patients are still able to save thousands of dollars.