Hospital in Focus: Sunway Medical Center – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Written by ClinicTrip on June 22, 2017
Sunway Medical Center

Sunway Medical Center is located in Petaling Jaya, a large and affluent southwest suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was recently awarded the best international hospital for 2016 by the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ), a medical tourism industry publication. The hospital was established in 1999 by the Sunway Group, one of Malaysia’s largest business conglomerates which is involved in education, healthcare, hospitality, property, and construction.

The Sunway Group is very innovative and driven to think about the future and that can be seen in the quality and efficiency of the hospital. For example, each department has its own pharmacy so that prescription medication can be dispensed quickly to shorten waiting times. The hospital has 535 beds, 130 consolation suites, and 12 operating theaters. They are also expanding the existing location with a new Cancer & Radiosurgery Center and another 10 level tower with single inpatient rooms and consultation suites. They also plan to open new locations in Kuala Lumpur and possibly other locations around Malaysia.

One advantage Sunway Medical Center offers to patients, especially medical tourists, is that the hospital is connected to the other Sunway Group properties which include a nice resort and spa, water theme park and mall so that there are things to do for family who accompany the medical tourist and a place to stay for the recovery period. The complex is also attracting permanent residents in nearby condos from a variety of countries who have found the area affordable and want to live next the hospital and Sunway entertainment areas.

Centers of excellence include fertility, cancer care, cardiovascular care, and orthopedics among many others. The hospital has all related clinics including eye, dental, and skin care. A standard single room costs RM268 or US$62 per night ( which is very reasonable for the region. They have a friendly dedicated international patient center who can converse in a variety of languages and will assist with every step of the visit to and stay at the hospital.

Getting to the medical center is from Kuala Lumpur International Airport – KLIA (KUL) by taxi is easy and takes about 60 minutes. Once at the hospital, the professionalism of the staff will make it clear why this hospital is a top center for medical tourism.

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