Thailand Leading the Medical Tourism Industry in Asia, report Castlewood Group The Medical Tourism Industry in Thailand, is expected to boom due to the prevalent use of state-of-the-art technology and enhanced methods of treatment.
BigTravelNews.info - Dec 02,2011 - The Asian medical tourism market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% during 2010 to 2012, according to RNCOS, a market research and information analysis company. Over the past few years, medical tourism in Asia has been growing rapidly. From RNCOSís findings, Thailand is leading the Asian medical tourism industry and accounted for over 40% of the total medical tourist arrivals to Asia in 2010.
Thailand, the most popular destination in Asia for medical tourism, receives more than a million tourists every year for medical services. Thailand provides world-class health care facilities and highly qualified medical practitioners. For instance, places in Thailand such as Phuket and Bangkok have become hot spots for cosmetic surgery.
Part of the major reason there has been a marked increase in the number of medical tourists in Thailand, is because of the high standards of quality treatment that patients enjoy. Some hospitals in Bangkok offer services that can only be likened to those offered at a five-star hotel
These hospitals are famed for having a welcoming aura about them; with the aroma of freshlybrewed coffee sweeping the foyer and not the conventional smell of disinfectant. In addition, their staff are instinctively caring and patient, something that cannot be replicated in most healthcare facilities in Europe and the U.S.
There are a host of procedures that are carried out in Phuket hospitals apart from plastic surgery. Some of these top treatments are Baloon Angioplatsy, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, Knee Replacement Microdisectomy, Spinal Fusion, Comprehensive Check-up, Prostate Surgery, Facelifts and Gastric Bypass.
Phuketís healthcare professionals are trained to communicate effectively with foreign patients. In addition, they have the latest state-of-the art technology to facilitate the provision of top-notch health services. In many cases, the technology used in Phuket is far better than that of the U.S or Europe.
For instance, the heart clinic stem cell therapy offered at Bangkok-Phuket Hospital, constitutes the standard tool kit used in treating hearts that are damaged badly enough to need a transplant. Due to its controversial nature, Thailand, is one of the few places in the world, where this treatment is available. However, its continued use is testament to its effectiveness.
According to the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, more Americans are expected to travel abroad for medical treatment. By 2017, that number is expected to hit 15.75 million.
The affordable cost of healthcare in Thailand certainly makes it an appealing place to receive treatment compared to other countries. For instance, some estimates indicate that costs of medical treatment in Thailand are up to 90% less than those in the United States (which offers comparatively low quality treatment).
Thailandís medical tourists donít only fly in from Europe and the U.S, they come from various destinations such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia, which for now are among the leading source of medical tourists for Thailandís hospitals.
ďMedical tourism in Thailand is booming as it offers high-quality healthcare services at affordable prices compared to European countries,Ē commented