Top Hospitals for Medical Travelers

Sara Thopson - Jun 24, 2013
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It is important for medical travelers to be aware that quality and safety aspects of a hospital, irrespective of which country it is in and how good it is, are not guaranteed. It, therefore, pays to approach a professional medical travel company that is capable of providing the complete range of medical services on the ground. MTQUA compiled a list of the best hospitals for medical tourists around the world:

Prince Court Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This hospital makes great surgery options available to medical tourists. The services offered by the hospital include an In Vitro fertility department that has multiple fetal monitoring capabilities and a state-of-the-art burn unit. The services provided for medical tourists and international patients are coordinated by a senior manager.

Asklepios Klinik Barmbek in Hamburg, Germany

This hospital has appointed a new manger to coordinate the services that are provided to medical travelers. They have also updated and revised their handbooks on medical tourism in Russian, English and Arabic to provide in-depth information about their services. Tourists who need treatment beyond what the hospitals in their home countries can provide will find this hospital to be of great help. Asklepois Klinik partners with medical technology companies to test medical equipment. Asklepios Group is one of the largest private hospital operators in Europe.

Clemenceau Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon

Clemenceau is one of the leading hospitals in the Middle East and has established ties with Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Last year, the hospital set safety goals for international patients, enhanced protection for accessing patient records through encrypted passwords and introduced rounds by multiple disciplines with a view to improve treatment. In addition, the hospital reviews billings as well as ethical dilemmas related to care on an ongoing basis to sort out issues.

Fortis Hospital in Bangalore, India

Fortis Hospital, formerly known as Wockhardt Hospital, offers outstanding options for medical travelers who seek orthopedic procedures such as hip resurfacing and replacement. This hospital works in close association with some medical travel agents based in the U.S. to provide follow up care as well as services in the case of American patients after they return back.

Wooridul Spine Hospital in Seoul, Korea

This is a leading hospital in the world for treatments related to the spine. Wooridul is well known in the Asian and European regions because of its doctors and joint ventures that it has established with hospitals in these regions. Wooridul is the only hospital in this list that provides specialized services.

Bumrungrad International in Bangkok, Thailand

This hospital has been treating foreign medical tourists for the past 20 years. Bumrungrad has made heavy investments in order to integrate medical records, laboratories, pharmacy and other departments as part of the installation of the hospital management system. The hospital's focus on technology and American style of functioning makes it a model that other international hospitals can emulate. Bumrungrad operates through a network of selected representatives.

Anadolu Medical Center in Istanbul, Turkey

Anadolu in Istanbul is well known for its treatment and care standards that it extends to medical travelers. It makes available the services of multilingual nurses and doctors because of its international focus and awareness about the needs of foreign medical tourists.

Bangkok Hospital Medical Center in Bangkok, Thailand

This flagship hospital of the Thailand's private hospital chain is considered to be one of the best hospitals in the world for medical tourists. Bangkok International Hospital, Bangkok Heart Hospital and Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital are all part of this chain. On the hospital's website a list of companies that qualify as medical travel companies are provided.

Gleneagles Hospital in Singapore

Gleneagles Hospital is the flagship hospital of the Parkway Hospital Group in Singapore. The group owns as well as operates hospitals all over Asia.

Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai, India

Asian Heart Institute is one among the few hospitals in the world that carry out almost 100% of the bypass surgeries with the heart beating and total arterial grafting in a significant number of cases. The hospital is known around the world for its lowest surgical mortality rates (0.26% in the case of isolated bypass surgeries and 0.80% overall). The hospital performs some of the challenging as well as rare surgeries on a regular basis.

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