FAQs about medical tourism
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
What is "medical tourism"?
Medical tourism is a rather new phenomenon where patients, mainly from Europe, North America and Australia, travel abroad for medical treatment. This trend started as a response to the increasingly high costs of healthcare and long waiting lists facing patients in many Western countries.
How much will I save if I have an operation in Thailand?
That depends on the type of surgery you choose but the price level in Thailand is very favorable with cost savings of around 50-70% compared to prices in the UK and the US. This will enable you to enjoy recuperation on an amazing beach or a short holiday in addition to your surgery and still return home with a significant cost saving. To request an estimate simply fill out the inquiry form.
Why go to another country for medical services?
The main reason for going abroad for medical services is access to world class healthcare. Furthermore, the favorable price level makes medical care of the highest international standards available to everyone. However, price should not be considered the main factor in deciding to have surgery abroad. Having surgery abroad is without a doubt a big decision and therefore the quality of care should be the most important factor to consider. Destination Beauty only works with partners that can guarantee world class care.
What can I expect in terms of quality care and facilities?
You can expect the medical care and the facilities to be as good as in your own country, and in most cases most likely better. The international accreditation of our partner facilities are a testament to their high international quality. All facilities are modern and have state of the art equipment. The hospitals are like 5 star hotels and the in-hospital accommodation is second to none. Furthermore, the credentials of the surgeons are outstanding with many having international experience from the US and Europe. In fact, many of them are American board certified.
Will I be able to speak with the surgeon prior to departure?
Yes, absolutely! If you have any questions for the surgeon we will be happy to help you. When you have requested us to put together a surgery abroad package for you we will facilitate a pre-departure consultation with your surgeon.
Do I need to tell my doctor?
No you do not have to tell your doctor at home. However, we recommend that you discuss your thoughts about having surgery abroad with your general practitioner. We can facilitate correspondence between your doctor and the relevant physician at one of our partner facilities if you wish.
What language do they speak at the hospital?
All surgeons and other staff at our partner hospitals speak English fluently. Furthermore, translation services are available in more than 20 languages.
Why have you selected Thailand as your medical tourism destination?
We have selected Thailand because the Hygeia team has lived and worked here in many years, and we have first hand experience with the facilities we work with. We use the services of our partner facilities ourselves and know how excellent the care and service is. In fact many embassies and expatriates throughout South East Asia, as well as an increasing number of international patients can testify to the world class medical care available in Thailand. Furthermore, we have selected Thailand because of the country's outstanding reputation for world class cosmetic surgery.
What if I don’t find the procedure that I am interest in on your website?
Simply contact us and let us know what you need is and we will contact our partners to find out if we are able to facilitate your need. We don’t list all available procedures on our website as the list is almost endless. Our partner hospitals are full-range facilities that can serve most specialty needs. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us should you not find the procedure you’re interested in.
What's included in the cost of care through Destination Beauty?
Everything! You need only contact Destination Beauty and we will arrange everything concerning your surgery abroad. Our package price includes all services facilitated by Destination Beauty such as surgery, personal assistant, recuperation, accommodation and all related services and logistics at the hospital.
Can I have more than one surgery at the same time?
That depends on your surgery requests, but it’s possible to combine dental treatment or cosmetic treatments such as skin rejuvenation with most surgical services offered by Destination Beauty. Also it’s possible to combine certain cosmetic surgeries. In fact, having more than one procedure will increase the cost advantage of your surgery abroad package. If you're interested in more than one procedure please contact us and we will look into the possibilities for you.
What happens after my medical procedure?
Immediately after your procedure you will stay at the hospital for 1-2 days depending on your procedure to make sure you get all the medical attention you need. However, for minor procedures such as dental care this is not necessary. When the doctor evaluates that you can leave the hospital you will be taken to the recuperation facility of your choice, where you will enjoy a uniquely designed recuperation program to ensure that you recovery will be as smooth and pleasant as possible. You will also be able to enjoy the holiday attractions of this amazing destination at a pace and activity level determined by the nature of your procedure.
I am interested in receiving surgery abroad – What do I do?
It’s very easy. You simply fill out the inquiry form and specify which procedure you’re interested in or what your inquiry is, and then we will get back to you with information about how we can help you.
Will I need a Passport and Visa?
Yes you will definitely need a valid passport. However, citizens of many countries don’t need a visa for stays up to 30 days. Click here to see if you need a visa.
Can someone come along with me?
Yes. If you wish we can arrange for someone to join you. Just contact us and let us know.