Medical Tourism Specialties At Malaysia’s Top Private Hospitals
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, a small country in Southeast Asia situated between Singapore to the south and Thailand to the north. Formally a British colony, proficiency in English is very high in the healthcare community and a key strength of the doctors and administration officials at the major private hospitals. KL, as it is known locally, is an influential city in the region with modern buildings, an award winning airport and effective transportation throughout the metro area.
KL is a multicultural city with a pleasant mixture or Malay, Chinese, and Indian communities along with a large expat community. Because the country is so hospitable and friendly to visitors, it has become a hub for medical travelers who find good value in the extensive and high quality international hospitals located in the city and throughout the metro area with treatment at affordable prices.
Here are three medical tourism specialties you’ll find in Malaysia’s top hospitals an in it healthcare hubs of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Melaka, and now Kuching on the island of Borneo.
Malaysian hospitals offer expertise in preventative health which starts with a medical checkup called a health screening and sometimes listed as an Executive Health Screening. It’s much more than a physical that you’d receive in a typical hospital in the U.S. or Canada. An entire department is dedicate to the health screening process which includes vitals, blood work, heart stress test, chest XRAY, bone density tests, abdominal ultrasound, and a physical examination by a doctor. Additional tests can be added such as a colonoscopy and a endoscopy.
It includes lunch and a review of the results by the doctor. Usually it’s done in a separate area of the hospital which is staffed by dedicated nurses and doctors. Should you need to see a specialist if any health risks are identified, the doctors will schedule that for you. The costs is usually around USD $400 and credit cards are accepted. A health screening is also an excellent way to get to know the hospital before choosing other treatments.
Malaysia has become a center of excellence for treatment of heart conditions. Its top heart hospital, National Heart Institute (Institut Jantung Negara – IJN) is the top heart hospital in the region and has treated millions of patients. Heart care is also readily available at the top private hospitals. Heart health screenings are an easy first step, especially if you are on vacation in the country.
If you are trying to conceive and need assisted reproduction treatment such as IVF, then Malaysia’s hospitals are an excellent option. With top fertility treatment centers such as TMC Fertility which has won awards from medical tourism industry organization, there are a wide range of treatments that can be done at affordable prices when compared to options elsewhere in the world. Many of the top private hospitals also offer fertility treatment and scheduling a consultation is easy to do.
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