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Rising Popularity Of Medical Tourism In Thailand

The groundwork of happiness is good health, that’s what they say. Health pursuits advantages to patients fortune and through the turning point known as Thailand, one of the most growing niches for overseas patients. Since the late 90s medical tourism is exponentially growing in Thailand and these gradually widened wings show that it is a very attractive destination for wellness as well. Starting from vital treatments like a heart bypass, cancer, knee replacement to cosmetic procedures like breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, Thailand never goes wrong in impressing patients.


More than 50% of patients from all over the world select two cities for medical treatment in Thailand, one in Bangkok and another in Bumrungrad. Because they have more than 1000 hospitals out of which 350-400 are private, emergency rooms/sections are in a good quantity in every hospital, and some even provide free services. Medical Associates makes sure that every cent of a patient during treatment is well spent so arranges doctors of 35-45 of the age because they are filled with experience and aren’t too old to make mistakes while surgery. IVF which is banned in some countries is allowed and successful in Thailand and Hospitals like Bangkok in Phuket and  Samitivej are best for IVF.


As per the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, thousands of cosmetic procedures were performed in Thailand in 2019. Most of the surgeons in Thailand have been trained in American, British, and  European Universities, placing them amongst the best doctors in the world. Beyond your scheduled appointment, patients will find 24/7 care when necessary to support them through the procedure. For a facelift, double chin surgery, nose reshaping, and many more. Approximately 500,000 procedures were recorded in 2019 in Thailand and out of which almost half of the percent of women were in demand and men accounted for only 20%.

Some of the hospitals for Plastic surgery in Thailand are below:

  1. Thianakarin
  2. Nirunda
  3. Proderma

Cost – It is somewhere between $2000-$30,000, depending upon total surgery and hospital stays. 


Thailand is considered a cost-effective country in comparison to the US and UK but the cost of this treatment in any country is not so cheap. So to overseas patients, Thailand’s doctors encourage to send samples of their blood and other physical examination so that it could determine whether visiting Thailand especially for this is worth it or not and if the treatment would help or not. For such treatments which take years or decades to recover getting support from insurance companies.

  1. Luma Health
  2. Pacific Cross
  3. Aetna

Some country’s hospitals and oncologists ask you to wait for a year or months obviously to wait is not an option when it comes to cancer. Breast cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, all these four cancer carrying patients come to Thailand. To sidestep bureaucratic wait you can go through the below-mentioned websites of hospitals.

  1. Vejthani
  2. Chaophya
  3. Chiangmai Ram

Cost – Depends on cancer but on an average $2000 – $15000.


Thailand has a good reputation in cardiac surgeries like angioplasty, heart valve replacement, and coronary artery bypass. Also, you don’t need Thia speaking mentor or friend as all the doctors are decent with their English. Whether you need a quick heart repair or huge transplant surgical outcomes in Thailand greater precision and less invasiveness. 2-3 surgeons distributes the procedure prior to the surgery. Survival rates are up to the mark because of well-trained surgeons with ample experience. The whole medical staff coordinates with the patient before and after the surgery and are accurate with feeding therapy and rehab stuff.

  1. Bumrungrad International
  2. Saint Louis

Satisfied USK, UK, Asian, Australian and African patients reported gaining savings from 25%-75%.


Although Dental or any treatment in Thailand isn’t free, people planning for medical help in Thailand can be assured of top-notch and low cost. The insurance for dental care covers accidental cases, old age emergencies, and children of 15 or below age. For regular check-ups, you need to pay from your pocket. But for the safe side, private dental insurance works and is less costly than other countries perhaps. With several private clinics, Thailand is not far from becoming a Dental Tourism Hub. Teeth whitening, root canal, implants, bridges are some of the common services. Some clinics dentists are deep-rooted with their local language, Thai, if that’s the case and you need dental help urgently, then hire a translator. Also, you don’t have to wait for long if you book an appointment early. 

Cost – $2000-$8000

Apart from all these, Thailand is also good for neurosurgery, tummy tuck, orthopedic and a lot more.


Thailand government made medical tourism a top priority and is always ready to cut the red tape for foreigners by cutting out costs. Government came up with new rules to equally benefit citizens and outsiders. Focuses primarily on providing attention to all the details for the clinical process. With the promising technology and steady services the government set up a task for public and private sectors by accepting suggestions from all the people.

Also shortening administrative and airport procedures. Spreading the word in each hospital of opting for a simple billing system is always right. Additionally, encouraging public hospital staff to take online English lessons to make communication as smooth as possible. Taking initiative on suggesting hospitals to add more comfort for patients such as adjustable beds, walk-in showers, bath seats, phone for help and toilet support bars. 


  1. Have permission prior to being treated, from your health insurance company in your native country to receive treatment abroad.
  2. Talk to the doctor of Thailand’s hospital about hospital stays.
  3. Give document portable S2, to convert currency easily.
  4. Visa lasts for 90 days and can be renewed two times.
  5. Patients can come with a maximum of 3 people.

Company like Anavara (medical tourism company) handles all the logistic arrangements and your entire stay. Once the experts have defined your medical protocol, this company takes care of all the logistic matters and ensures that the patient’s medical trip runs without any complications  from the moment you live until you get back home.   


After completing the treatment, why not explore this jewel. Stunning waterfalls, ancient imperial glory, turquoise mini Maldives ( Koh Lipe) and the list goes on and on. One of the most instagram worthy destinations is Erawan waterfalls. You can see seven tiers. Also places like Phra Sumen Fort, Phuket old town, Phanom Rung temple are also very prestigious.


The information provided in this blog is for educational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice. It is not intended to replace professional medical consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making any decisions regarding your health. Read more