Affordable Surgery Abroad & Medical Tourism Packages Overseas at a Premier Tourist Destination

photo: Medical tourism in Thailand means travel to a competent, licensed, experienced and skilled medical doctor for health care you can afford

The focus of “Medical-Tourism-in-Thailand.COM” is to inform you and other medical tourists seeking affordable surgery abroad that Bangkok, Thailand is your destination of choice for many elective surgeries. We can also provide medical escort and concierge services if you decide to come and want our help. We do not mark up the medical care, surgeries or dental care we recommend. Except for highly specialized procedures that may not be listed, we quote from price lists published by the hospitals and doctors or from quotes they provide to us. Ask them or ask us, the price of any particular surgery will be the same always.

photo: Internationa medical tourism in thailand gives you international hospitals with advanced medical imaging including breast MRI and brain MRI

Medical tourism in Thailand is a great idea because “The Land of Smiles” is already one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. You probably already know Thai food is great and have heard that Thailand is a fantastic place to vacation. But did you know:

photo: Medical tourism in Thailand means American Board certified doctors in ultra-modern medical skyscrapers in Bangkok for just 15 cents on the dollar

Tired of listening to the claims "America has the best health care in the world" when it's really only the most expensive health care in the world? Consider medical tourism. If you cannot afford the Cleveland Clinic but need that quality, medical tourism in Thailand is the solution. Would treatment at the Mayo Clinic break the bank? Medical tourism in Thailand is a viable alternative. Got a lot of respect for the medicine of Johns Hopkins, Harvard & Columbia University but don't have the deep pockets or comprehensive health insurance required? Thailand medical tourism gives you doctors trained at all those places but now providing treatment and services in clean, hygienic, ultra-modern, medical skyscrapers in Bangkok — for just 15 cents on the dollar.

Concerned about “accreditation” or “certification”? Good. All Thai hospitals must be licensed by the Thailand Ministry of Health. All Thai doctors must have medical licenses. Many are licensed by the medical associations of two or more countries, including the USA. Thailand has it’s own Medical Council which is the equivalent of the American Medical Association (AMA).

Many Thai hospitals have already achieved the International Standards Organization's ISO 9001:2000 accreditation. Leading hospitals have their own quality assurance department which regularly audits the health care facility & it's other departments.

At least one Thai hospital has accreditation from the international division of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), a private, nonprofit organization that is the primary inspector of hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical institutions in the USA.

Medical tourism in Thailand may be much better for you than you imagine.

But before you get too impressed by JCAHO accreditation or give it more importance than it may deserve, you should read the Boston Globe newspaper report of 17 March 2007 about how Massachusetts General Hospital failed a JC inspection because of “a series of issues raised by the inspectors” including:

Massachusetts General Hospital appealed the findings of the inspectors and made “improvements”. A second inspection found the hospital still "out of compliance in 10 areas" but the Joint Commission gave the hospital full accreditation anyway.

Thailand medical tourism hospitals have been ISO 9001:2000 compliant and certified for many years

Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of health research for Public Citizen (founded by Ralph Nader) says: “... inspections of hospitals and accreditation of them is too important to be left to a private sector organization that continues to be dominated by the industry.” So don't just look for JCI accreditation. ISO accreditation is the direction things are headed in America and Europe.

We also refer to this news story because it shows you many of the good reasons to carefully consider medical tourism in Thailand: