Quick guide to considering Thailand as a Medical Tourism Destination

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Resources and Research

Are you travelling specifically for medical purposes? The first thing you need to do is to research. Spend at least a couple of hours in researching and finding the best resolution and/or the best place to go for your medical tourism. Have a daily dose of magazine searching, online research and seek some expert advice from local doctors of your required service.

What is My Best Medical Solution?

Answer this question then seek more information. Look for information on the science, medicine, equipments, procedures and places suitable for the procedure of your solution. Write it down, think of the factors, differences in treatment or approach together with the special equipment needed in order to guide your answer.

Getting Started

These are some of the important details you need to take note before travelling. It may not be the most idealistic way but do write it down, for your own good.

· Thailand requires entry Visas for some nations / nationality.

· Check your passport, it must be good for 180 days or more after arriving to the country of destination. Better get it renewed if it is less than the days mentioned. Why? Some operations or procedures require more than a month of rehabilitation. Also, if anything goes wrong with the operation or it may took more than the estimated time for healing, you must be ready for anything.

· Get a complete record of your health. It is important for doctors to know your medical condition before suiting up for the operation. Better get a detailed analysis of your health before initiating.

· Identify if you have a family doctor or specialist who could always be ready to support you through an offshore procedure. It is always an essential requirement to have one before leaving. Better inform them about your travel and if already available, your time of operation so it won’t be a hassle contacting them.

· Get a companion, it is always a necessity to bring someone along. Best choice is a family member or a family doctor.

· Lastly, don’t forget your routine medical requirements such as pills and medication. This also includes any vaccinations or inoculations you need before you travel. Ensure you tell your treating doctor in Thailand about all your recent vaccinations or current medications so they can ensure it doesn’t conflict with your planned medical procedure.

Be Informed and Updated about Countries and their Travel/Security Risks

Thailand is a consistent top contender for development, health resources stability and quality of service and care. Always keep an eye in the changing events or key information before you travel, sometimes there are security situations within the country. Best to check on the world news a week before leaving. Also, don’t settle on one country alone, because if the country of your choice suddenly becomes risky for travel, you must have another destination to be considered. Write down the factors and issues that is most important before booking for a travel. For greater peace of mind and prevention, consider investing in a dedicated travel safety and security report or service to reduce the risk of unnecessary cancelation or delays.

Have a Hospital of Choice, then a Doctor.

These are the questions you need to know answers to before booking in for health procedures.

Do you know what procedure you are getting?

When you travel, In what hospital are you going to be admitted to?

What are their accreditations, enhanced skills, location, technology, equipment, price range and procedures?

Do you think the operation and the hospital are the right fit?

Are you given clear and reliable consultation?

What about a quote?

Do you have enough Information before Travel?

Make sure you understand your procedure, pricing and expected result in detail.

If you are comfortable with the skills, accreditations, qualifications and price of your providers, you probably know enough to finalize plans and book your procedure.  If you still don’t feel comfortable booking care, listen to your intuition. Also, if you are already feeling unsafe for travel or having symptoms that you are already ill, reconsider or reschedule. Do not waste your time in searching for a place for medical travel. You must consult your local doctor as soon as possible. In addition, also ask if you really need an operation or procedure and if you are fit enough to travel for it.

 

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Resources and Research

 Are you travelling specifically for medical purposes? The first thing you need to do is to research. Spend at least a couple of hours in researching and finding the best resolution and/or the best place to go for your medical tourism. Have a daily dose of magazine searching, online research and seek some expert advice from local doctors of your required service.

What is My Best Medical Solution?

Answer this question then seek more information. Look for information on the science, medicine, equipments, procedures and places suitable for the procedure of your solution. Write it down, think of the factors, differences in treatment or approach together with the special equipment needed in order to guide your answer.

Getting Started

These are some of the important details you need to take note before travelling. It may not be the most idealistic way but do write it down, for your own good.

· Thailand requires entry Visas for some nations / nationality.

· Check your passport, it must be good for 180 days or more after arriving to the country of destination. Better get it renewed if it is less than the days mentioned. Why? Some operations or procedures require more than a month of rehabilitation. Also, if anything goes wrong with the operation or it may took more than the estimated time for healing, you must be ready for anything.

· Get a complete record of your health. It is important for doctors to know your medical condition before suiting up for the operation. Better get a detailed analysis of your health before initiating.

· Identify if you have a family doctor or specialist who could always be ready to support you through an offshore procedure. It is always an essential requirement to have one before leaving. Better inform them about your travel and if already available, your time of operation so it won’t be a hassle contacting them.

· Get a companion, it is always a necessity to bring someone along. Best choice is a family member or a family doctor.

· Lastly, don’t forget your routine medical requirements such as pills and medication. This also includes any vaccinations or inoculations you need before you travel. Ensure you tell your treating doctor in Thailand about all your recent vaccinations or current medications so they can ensure it doesn’t conflict with your planned medical procedure.

Be Informed and Updated about Countries and their Travel/Security Risks

Thailand is a consistent top contender for development, health resources stability and quality of service and care. Always keep an eye in the changing events or key information before you travel, sometimes there are security situations within the country. Best to check on the world news a week before leaving. Also, don’t settle on one country alone, because if the country of your choice suddenly becomes risky for travel, you must have another destination to be considered. Write down the factors and issues that is most important before booking for a travel. For greater peace of mind and prevention, consider investing in a dedicated travel safety and security report or service to reduce the risk of unnecessary cancelation or delays.

Have a Hospital of Choice, then a Doctor.

These are the questions you need to know answers to before booking in for health procedures.

Do you know what procedure you are getting?

When you travel, In what hospital are you going to be admitted to?

What are their accreditations, enhanced skills, location, technology, equipment, price range and procedures?

Do you think the operation and the hospital are the right fit?

Are you given clear and reliable consultation?

What about a quote?

Do you have enough Information before Travel?

Make sure you understand your procedure, pricing and expected result in detail.

If you are comfortable with the skills, accreditations, qualifications and price of your providers, you probably know enough to finalize plans and book your procedure.  If you still don’t feel comfortable booking care, listen to your intuition. Also, if you are already feeling unsafe for travel or having symptoms that you are already ill, reconsider or reschedule. Do not waste your time in searching for a place for medical travel. You must consult your local doctor as soon as possible. In addition, also ask if you really need an operation or procedure and if you are fit enough to travel for it.

 

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This article was published on 2011/01/17