Some hospitals in Southeast Asia have made remarkable achievements which then made medical tourism become a major choice for people to get better healthcare services. This is none other because medical tourism covers a wide field of health-oriented, tourism ranging from preventive and health-conductive treatment to rehabilitation. We write down medical tourism hospitals or centers in Southeast Asia which notably known as one of the best in its country.
1. Sunway Medical Centre (Malaysia)
Crowned as the “Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year in Asia-Pacific” at the 2018 APAC Healthcare & Medical Tourism Awards, Sunway Medical Centre (SunMed) is a regional tertiary care hospital which is strategically located in the thriving township of Sunway City, a stone’s throw away from Sunway Lagoon, Sunway Hotel, Sunway shopping mall, providing holistic caring experience for the patients.
Named as “International Hospital of the Year” by IMTJ consecutively in 2016 and 2017, SunMed serves close to half a million patients annually and more than 30,000 international patient visits from more than 130 countries.
Established in November 1999, Sunway Medical Centre is the first hospital in Southeast Asia to receive accreditation from Australian Council on Healthcare standards (ACHS). With 25 centres of excellence,
533 licensed beds (with total capacity of 633 beds), more than 200 specialists, SunMed provides comprehensive range of medical and surgical solutions.
As the regional site partner of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Sunway Clinical Research Centre is established recently to focus on prevention and early diagnoses and improved treatments of a range of diseases, extending its clinical research to Southeast Asia’s 620 million populations.
SunMed has been at the forefront in adopting the latest technology to strive towards clinical excellence.
Pioneer in Technology Adoption – First in Malaysia and the region
– Gamma Knife ICON – first hospital in Southeast Asia for brain tumours
· Varian TrueBeam STx – first private hospital in Malaysia to install
· 4-D PET/CT scanner – first hospital in Klang Valley to install the latest model for creating the most accurate tumour imaging with the least side effect.
· da Vinci® Si Surgical System – first private hospital in Malaysia with the 3rd generation and latest model of robotic surgery system (da Vinci) for minimally invasive surgeries
· Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) – first private hospital in Malaysia
· Spect-Ct scan –the first Xpect bone scan in Malaysia
SunMed has a dedicated one-stop International Patient Centre (IPC) that takes care of the needs of international patients by proving assistance ranging from patient appointment, cost estimate, interpreters and accommodation arrangement to transport logistics and etc.
Sunway Medical Centre
5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
P: +60 3-7491 9191
2. Mount Elizabeth Medical Center (Singapore)
Located in the heart of Singapore’s premier shopping district and right next to Mount Elizabeth Hospital (or Mount E, as it is popularly known), Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre is where you can find the largest pool of specialist doctors in Singapore under one roof in Orchard. With more than 454 experienced specialists specialize in obstetrics, orthopedics, urology, and many more areas. Equipped with many facilities, such as 20-bed Critical Care Unit, Delivery Suite with 8 delivery rooms and a 4-bed first stage room, Radiology services, diagnostic services, and many more.
Mount Elizabeth Medical Center
3 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228510
P: +65 6735 5000
3. Prince Court Medical Center (Malaysia)
Prince Court Medical Center
39, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
P: +60 1-800-88-7262
4. Bumrungrad International Hospital (Thailand)
P: +66 2066 8888
5. St. Luke’s Medical Center (Philippines)
St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC) has grown to be the leading and most respected and recognized healthcare institution in the Philippines. Its two facilities in Quezon City and Global City, Taguig are at par with the most advanced hospitals around the world. A testament to SLMC’s world class quality medical services are its accreditation and key affiliations with prestigious international organizations. The hospital main areas of current research, includes Cancer (colon, stomach, liver, etc.), Neurologic Disorder (stroke, dementia), Cardiovascular Diseases, Pulmonary Disorders, and many more.
St. Luke’s Medical Center
Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Rizal Drive, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, 1632 Metro Manila, Philippines
P: +63 2 789 7700
6. FV Hospital (Vietnam)
FV Hospital was founded by Dr Jean-Marcel Guillon in 2003 with a group of French doctors who shared the vision of bringing world class healthcare into Vietnam. Located in the burgeoning District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City, FV has evolved into a full-service, one stop provider of quality care for the local population in and around Ho Chi Minh City.
As the first JCI accredited hospital in South Vietnam, FV Hospital is known for its international standard of care, commitment to clinical quality and patient centric service. With over 950 service staff, including 130 Vietnamese and expatriate doctors, FV provides care across more than 30 medical specialties at its 220-bed hub hospital. It also operates an outpatient clinic at the heart of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City’s traditional business district. In addition to catering for the local Vietnamese population, FV also receives patients from neighboring countries of Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.