Medical tourism in Phuket is big business, with the ethos of providing a high level of care through cutting-edge medical facilities and highly trained medical staff. All the latest techniques and equipment are used in the best private hospitals in Phuket along with English-speaking personnel. On the whole, Thailand is noted for its high standards of medical care and in private hospitals the service is considered world class.
Hospitals and clinics in Phuket have capitalised on its tourist hub status to provide medical tourism services, offering a more relaxed and pleasant environment than Bangkok. It’s a great place to be during the recovery period. Alternatively, it’s handy to get a health check or dental work done in between lying on the beach, and for a fraction of the cost back home.
Visiting Phuket for Medical Attention
The biggest advantage of medical tourism in Phuket is the low-cost of the medical treatment received; be it teeth whitening, cosmetic surgery or general hospitalisation. The doctors are generally trained abroad and speak good English, the nurses are professional, and hospitable and the facilities are modern.
For example, in between working on your tan, you can visit one of the many dental clinics in Phuket that are set up especially to deal with tourists. Even a simple check up can save you considerably, but if you’re in need of a root canal (requiring up to two weeks of visits) you could save enough to finance your entire trip to Phuket!
Thailand is a popular place to get non-essential cosmetic surgery done, and though most head for the world class surgeons of Bangkok, you’re better off getting it done in Phuket where you can relax in a nice environment while waiting for the scars to heal. More complex operations can just as competently be undertaken in a private hospital, where you get to lie on a nice beach as an outpatient.
Even a simple health check can cost you as little as US$100 and be done in a morning, giving you peace of mind and making this routine procedure quite realistic to have done frequently. And should you find yourself having to be hospitalised while visiting Phuket, the experience will likely be very comfortable and hassle free for your insurance or private pocket.