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Thailand Seeks to Improve Medical Tourism Sector with Medical Robotics

In a world where Artificial Intelligence is starting to dominate various industries and manufacturing, medical tourism wants to get in on the act. Recent reports reveal that Thailand is set to reaffirm its status as a global medical care leader by investing in robotics. Providing more than 60 JCI-accredited hospitals, top-quality s...Read More

Fun Fact 105: Diving into Medical Tourism

Only a few years ago, medical tourism was a blip in overall global tourism spending. Today, it is a multi-billion dollar industry that is expected to increase by up to 25 percent per year over the next 10 years. This is according to a recent report issued by VISA and Oxford Economics, whilst this figure can only be considered an es...Read More

What is IVF and who offers treatment in Malaysia?

Invitro fertilisation also known as IVF is a procedure whereby the egg is removed from the ovaries and fertilized by a sperm in a dish under lab conditions. After fertilisation, an embryo is formed which is then re-implanted into the uterus. IVF can be used to treat: Women with blocked/damaged fallopian tubes Male infertility Women...Read More

Knowing more about Health Screenings

Health screenings are physical examinations that can detect diseases or a lack of well being even when the symptoms have yet to appear. What diseases are screened? 1. Breast Cancer This is the no.1 diagnosed cancer in Singapore’s female population for those of 50 years and above. The risk of getting cancer increases with age ...Read More

What is an Omentectomy?

Omentectomy…this might seem a mouthful to say but its process can be quite easy to understand. Omentectomy is a procedure where the omentum is removed. The omentum is a thin lining of abdominal tissue surrounding the stomach, large intestine and other abdominal organs. For patients with ovarian cancer and in cases where the o...Read More

Fun Fact 106: A Brief History of Medical Tourism

16th and 17th century – spa towns such as Bath were popular destinations for the upper classes as places for healing 1980s and 1990s – cost of healthcare increases, countries such as Cuba began to attract people from countries such as Latin America and Europe. In 1990, Cuba had around 2000 medical tourists. 1997 – Asian Financial C...Read More

Thailand Medical Tourism, 2018: Reviewed

It continues to be another busy year for Thailand’s private hospitals, clinics and dental facilities, with the seemingly endless arrival of international patients from across the globe. Whilst the volume begins to subside a little as the year comes to a close, we’ve put together our analysis from a sample of 1,000 English-spe...Read More

Thailand, Third Biggest Medical Tourism Destination in the World

In the process of shrugging off its reputation for cheap back-alley plastic surgeries, Thailand is quickly catching up to South Korea as the world’s prime destination for cosmetic surgeries and treatments. Home to 64 JCI-accredited medical facilities – three times more than Singapore and 6 times more than Malaysia. JCI is the indus...Read More

Bariatric Surgery – Not Just a Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Surgery or Weight Loss Surgery includes a handful of different procedures aimed at combatting obesity by aiding dramatic weight loss. All involve reducing the capacity of the stomach to help decrease one’s appetite, making it impossible to consume more. Let’s take a look at three different types of surgery, one non-surgic...Read More

Fun Fact 104: There’s such a thing as Mommy Makeover?

Tired of all that flabby skin around your stomach and thighs? Why not try the Mommy Makeover (MM)? As the name literally suggests, this “makeover” consists of procedures that are targeted at helping Mum’s return to their pre-pregnancy figures.  The MM is usually done in one go and can consist of a number of the following proc...Read More

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