Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Bangkok phenomenon: Gearing for a medical travel boom

In 2010, more than 89 percent of medical tourists traveled to Thailand, India, or Singapore to undergo surgical procedures which would otherwise cost at least 80 percent more in the US. Among these destinations, Bangkok and Singapore lead the pack, garnering a large chunk of the world market’s share of medical travelers.

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While Bangkok and Singapore both boast of world-class medical centers that are duly recognized by international accrediting bodies, Bangkok maintained a measly lead over Singapore due to several identified factors. Of note are the significantly lower costs of hotel rooms in the Thai capital compared to the high-end expenses levied by Singapore’s healthcare and tourism markets.

This resultant cost savings is bolstered by Thailand’s stellar reputation for graceful and attentive service. The winning combination of cost-effectiveness and peerless service has pushed Thailand on the vanguards of medical travel, making it the top medical travel destination not only in Asia, but also in the whole world.

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“The hospitals in Bangkok are some of the highest quality in the world, meeting or exceeding US standards,” Satori World Medical CEO Steven Lash states. “All of the patients we have sent to these hospitals have given us excellent feedback on their procedures and their experiences at the facilities.”

Taking into account all of these considerations, Bangkok, as a medical travel destination, is set to shine even brighter than before.

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Satori World Medical, America’s premier medical travel company, boasts of a global healthcare network that includes some of the most reputable medical centers found in Bangkok. Visit for Satori’s complete list of affiliated institutions.

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