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Health care & Medical tourism
The Thai medical profession is probably one of the most advanced in the region. Successive governments have invested in ensuring the education and training Thai doctors receive is parallel to that offered elsewhere in the region.
Many doctors undertake specialist training abroad, particularly the United States and Europe, and are at least equally as well qualified as physicians in the West - often more so.
A qualified, experienced medical profession is though useless without proper facilities and equipment. Fortunately, Thailands hospitals and clinics are world class. Huge investments have been made in equipment and management standards are so high that hospitals achieve ISO 9001 accreditation.
Many major hospitals belong to management groups that ensure the very highest standard of medical service is available through their branch hospitals at various locations around the country.
All this expertise and proficiency means that Thailands hospitals are a secure option for those seeking medical treatment.
Thailands medical solutions do not though rest at major surgery or treatments. A variety of cosmetic surgery options are available, as is cosmetic dentistry (laser teeth whitening, etc.) and laser sight correction (LASIK, etc.).
Thailand is also a very popular choice for people requiring sex reassignment surgery.
Examples of hospitals that can provide all or some of the above mentioned services are Bumrungrad International and Samitivej Hospitals.
Bumrungrad International is one of Thailands leading hospitals and has a range of services available for overseas patients with a dedicated international department and serviced apartments for those who require them. Packages include a variety of medical check-ups including executive programs with stress tests and coronary diagnostic tests.
Samitivej Hospitals are part of a group of hospitals with branches in the Srinakarin area of Bangkok and Sriracha in Chonburi. Samitivej Sukhumvit is located on Sukhumvit Road in central Bangkok. Each of the hospitals branches offers high levels of service to overseas patients including a series of Wellness packages.