Over the last ten years or so, there has been a significant increase in people going to Bangkok for medical reasons, and these people are known as medical tourists. Many of the large hospitals in Bangkok and throughout Thailand have services, especially for tourists, and there are a variety of different available treatments. Below are some of the more popular reasons why people come to Thailand to receive medical treatment, which may inspire you to do the same.
A Full Health Check-Up
If you are looking for a complete health check-up, Bangkok has many reputable hospitals that provide this service for tourists. Each hospital will have different packages that they offer, and you can expect to spend at least half a day in the hospital until they have completed all the necessary tests. You will not have to wait long for the results either, with a lot of the medical tests having results within hours, although more complex tests may take a day or so before you get the results.
Another popular reason for medical tourists to come to Thailand is for cosmetic dentistry work on their teeth. There are a variety of different services available, such as;
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Implants
If you are looking to improve your smile and make it shiny white again, Bangkok has many professional dentists, and many of the hospitals with have dental departments as well. You can enjoy a holiday to Thailand and have your dental work done, improving both your looks and your self-confidence.
Another popular procedure for tourists coming to Thailand is corrective eye surgery. There are many different procedures available to help correct your vision, and the best one for you will depend on the problem that you may have. A few of the available options are;
- LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis)
- PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
- LASEK (laser epithelial keratomileusis)
- RLE (refractive lens exchange)
- PRELEX (presbyopic lens exchange)
- AK (astigmatic keratonomy)
Before agreeing to a treatment, you will want to research the best facilities for the type of treatment that you need to find the best hospital for your procedure.
Thailand is also world-famous for its cosmetic surgery procedures, which are often a lot more affordable than in the west. Whether you want to change your nose or jaw, have liposuction to remove fat, or you want breast augmentation, you will be able to find a reputable hospital or clinic that can provide the service at an affordable price. Once you have had your treatment, you can then head to one of the many coastal areas of Thailand and recuperate while you relax on holiday. By the time you get home, you should be almost fully healed, ready to take on the world again with your improved self-confidence.