Malaysia Medical Tourism
Medical tourism or traveling to foreign countries to receive medical treatment is becoming increasingly popular among citizens of the United States and the United Kingdom. This is due to a number of factors the main one being the affordable cost of healthcare in countries such as Malaysia. Insurance companies often do not cover all medical procedures so patients are pushed to seek cheaper healthcare services. Even if the costs of medical services in Malaysia are generally 30- 50% lower than in the United States, it doesn’t mean that the services are lower in standards compared to the quality of healthcare services provided in US and UK hospitals.
Medical tourism companies in Malaysia are ensuring that the services they provide to clients are up to standard. Health travel or medical tourism is now one of the growing industries in Malaysia.
Top private hospitals in Malaysia are well-equipped and have the best medical practitioners on their medical teams. Doctors who practice in these high-class medical facilities often go abroad to gain more knowledge and experience.
Patients can travel to Malaysia and undergo procedures or treatments for various medical fields such as cosmetic, dental and medical. The costs are guaranteed to be 30- 50% less than the costs of medical procedures in first world countries. Some procedures can even cost up to 80- 90% less.
A cardiac bypass surgery costs between $6,000- $7,000 in Malaysia. The same procedure can cost as much as US $ 250,000 in the United States. That spells a significant amount of savings for the patient.
A breast augmentation procedure costs an average of US $2500 in Malaysia. That amount can not even cover the surgeon’s fee for the same operation when done in the United States or the United Kingdom. The cost of a breast augmentation procedure in the US can reach as much as US $6,000 including expenses for anesthesia and the use of the operating room.
Dental services are also much cheaper in Malaysia than in the United States. Implants which costs around $2,500 in the US, only costs between US $350 - US $500 in Malaysia.
Traveling to Malaysia for health care services also allow US patients to travel and enjoy an Asian country. Instead of staying in the United States to spend hundreds and thousands of dollars in a medical surgery, the same amount of money can be spent on the surgery and on an extended vacation. You can get in a bit of an R & R while recuperating.