28 August 2008

Cost Comparison - Asia Medical tourism vs USA

Those are some standard treatments in quality healthcare locations. The good thing for you as an EU or US Medical tourism, when traveling to Asia - you can even combine your necessary health treatment with a holiday in a tropical paradise for the cost of the treatment alone back in your home country!

Cost Comparison


Heart Bypass USD 1,00,000 USD 7,200 USD 11,000 USD 16,500

Angioplasty USD 1,60,000 USD 7,000 USD 10,000 USD 15,000

Hip Replacement USD 43,000 USD 7,100 USD 12,000 USD 9,200

Knee Replacement USD 40,000 USD 8,500 USD 10,000 USD 11,000

Spine Fusion USD 62,000 USD 7,500 USD 8,500 USD 10,000

Lap.Gastric Bypass USD 35,000 USD 9,200 USD 10,200 USD 11,500

Tummy Tuck USD 10,000 USD 4,500 USD 5,500 USD 6,550

Dental Implant USD 10,000 USD 1,500 USD 2,000 USD 2,400

Source By : nomad4ever,saharamedicaltourism

24 August 2008

Top cardiothoracic surgeon of Bangkok THAILAND

Dr. AromDr. Kitipan V. Arom is the Director and top cardiothoracic surgeon of the prestigious Bangkok Heart Hospital. His nearly 50 years of experience in the medical world started with an M.D. degree from Thailand’s Mahidol University, followed by an internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

While in the U.S., Dr. Arom started what was to become a long-standing relation with the University of Minnesota. Initial activity as a resident surgeon there was followed by a Fellowship in Cardiology/Pediatric Cardiology under the advising of Dr. James Mohler. This was followed by Fellowships in Cardiac Pathology and Research and Experimental Surgery, the latter as part of the Ph.D. program. With prestigious advisors such as Dr. Jesse Edwards and Dr. Aldo Castaneda, these Fellowships paved the way for a Ph.D., also obtained at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Arom is also a Diplomate in both the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and the American Board of General Surgery.

Dr. Arom’s professional experience commenced with positions as cardiothoracic surgeon in the University of Minnesota Hospital and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center. These were followed by appointments as Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon in several hospitals in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, such as the Minneapolis Heart Institute, St. Paul Heart & Lung Center, St. Joseph Hospital and John Nasseff Heart Hospital.

Source By : Medical Tourism Thailand

21 August 2008

Singapore Night Safari

When Night Safari was inaugurated in Singapore in 1994, it was the first of its kind in the world. The overwhelming popularity of the night tours conducted at the zoo gave impetus to the concept of Night Safari. Nestled in a 40 hectare expanse, the park closely resembles the natural habitat of the animals in the park and is a home to over 1000 animals belonging to around 100 different species. 90% of tropical animals are nocturnal and most active after dusk and it is hence a good idea to catch up with the nocturnal activities of these animals during night. The Safari Park is lit by subtle moonglow lighting to enable the visitors to view the animals.

The Safari Park has been divided into 8 distinctive zones and you can explore the Park either by walking or by taking a tram. The tram ride takes you through the East and West loop passing by a large reservoir and weaving through selected habitats designed specially to replicate the natural environment from the Himalayan Foothills to the Southeast Asian Rainforest and Indian Subcontinent. The walking trials include the Fishing Cat, Forest Giants and Leopard Trail. The Fishing Cat Trails houses fishing cats, barking deer, gharials, ferocious leopard cat, small clawed otters and the Malaysian flying fox which is the largest bat in the world. The Leopard Trail houses leopards, loris, tarsiers and owls. In the Mangrove Trail, one can see various kinds of flying bats. The Forest Giants Trail is a walk through the rainforests where you can spot fling lemurs, bats and snakes. This trail is a botanical display of awesome forest giants, some of which have been there for over hundred years. The exhibits are visible from 41 foot when you choose to walk and from a height of 18 feet if you choose to use the tram

Source By : asiasmedicaltourism

16 August 2008

Dr.Lee Chuen Neng Cardiothoracic Surgery from Singapore

Professor Lee Chuen Neng graduated from the University of Singapore in 1975. He completed his general surgery training at the University Department of Surgery, Singapore General Hospital and served as a Lecturer in general surgery before going on to cardiothoracic surgery training. He was trained at the Mayo Clinic from 1983 to 1985 and returned in 1985 to set up the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the National University Hospital, becoming an Associate Professor and Head in the process. He is a Founding Editor of the Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. He is an Examiner to the MMed Surgery (Singapore), FRCS (Edinburgh), Hong Kong College of Surgeons and Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons. He was also a Visiting Professor to the Beijing Medical University. He has 61 publications in international as well as regional journals. He was appointed as Head of Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS on 1 October 2005.


  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  • General Thoracic Surgery
Source by : medicine.nus.edu.sg and ctsnet.org

14 August 2008

Health Heart & Vascular Programme by Parkway at Singapore

Comprising over 60 highly qualified cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons, our team's medical, clinical and surgical experience is unrivalled in the region. With the highest concentration of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons under one roof, as well as quality nursing care and cutting-edge technology, our centres are ideal for the treatment of a wide range of cardiac and vascular problems. We offer a comprehensive range of services, from preventive care, advanced diagnostic tests and surgical procedures, to specialised post-operative management and cardiac rehabilitation.

Source by :Parkway Group Healthcare


08 August 2008

Mount Elizabeth Hospital in singapore has been

Mount Elizabeth Hospital performs the largest number of cardiac surgeries & neurosurgeries in the private sector in the region.

The hospital is accredited with the Joint Commission International (JCI); and is the first private hospital in Asia to win the Asian Management Award for exceptional people development and management.

Source By: Parkway Group Healthcare

07 August 2008

Parkway Group Healthcare in Singapore's leading private healthcare

Parkway Group Healthcare (PGH) runs East Shore, Gleneagles and Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, Singapore's leading private healthcare providers with an established reputation for their clinical excellence and service quality.

Supported by 1500 accredited medical specialists, including renowned experts in their fields, Parkway's extensive network of hospitals and centres of excellence form an integrated healthcare system, which patients and physicians can directly access through over 44 medical referral centres (MRCs) across the globe.

Source by : newsweekshowcase

05 August 2008

Jurong Bird Park for Medical Travel Singapore

Singapore is one of the most popular Asian tourist destinations and has an array of tourist destinations within its boundaries. Jurong Bird Park is one such tourist destination in Singapore which is known for its unique theme as a Bird Park. It has incorporated several techniques within the park to give the visitors an experience of the natural habitat of 600 species of birds that it houses. The Jurong Bird Park is a 20.2 hectare open-concept park built on the western slope of Jurong hill. The park is a home for more than 8.000 birds from 600 species including penguins, flamingoes, macaws, hornbills, owls, cockatoos, puffins etc. One is sure to be overwhelmed by the variety of exhibits in the park.

Source By :asiasmedicaltourism

02 August 2008

Knee replacement surgery Abroad

Knee replacement surgery is a procedure which replaces a diseased knee joint with artificial material when medications are no longer helpful. The knee is a hinge joint which provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. Knee replacement surgery replaces the lower end of the thigh bone with a metal shell. The upper end of the lower leg bone is also removed and replaced with a channeled plastic piece with a metal stem. A plastic "button" may also be added under the kneecap surface depending on the condition of the kneecap portion of the knee joint.

Source By : Medical-Tourism-in-Thailand

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