For the past few years, Malaysia has become one of the top choices for cosmetic surgery. A report by Mintel in website, medical tourism is on the increase as more Britons go abroad for treatments. Overseas trips for cosmetic surgery, operations and post-op relaxation are worth around £60 million per year.
Why Malaysia?
Most private hospitals in Malaysia have internationally recognised quality standards. These include the MS ISO9002 or accreditation by the Malaysian Medical Society for Quality of Health (MSQH). All private medical centres must be approved and licensed by the Ministry of Health.
Medical charges and hospitalisation
costs are very competitive compared to those in many developed countries. This and the favourable exchange rates make it very affordable. For example, a normal cardiac bypass surgery (CABG) would cost in the region of USD6,000 - USD7,000. Medical specialists are highly qualified professional, many with qualifications from the UK, Australia and the USA and are supported by well-trained para-medical staff and state-of-the-art, well-equipped and well-staffed private medical centres with extensive diagnostic and therapeutic resources. Most medical staff speak English.

"It is a total makeover holiday trip. You will come back in a brand new YOU. I like that idea"

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  1. Subarna // April 23, 2007 at 4:42 AM  

    Medical Tourism Malaysia is fast blossoming on account of its worldclass healthcare facilities at an astonishing affordable charge. Besides, medical tourists can heal themselves faster by spending their vacation at some of the most beautiful Indian tourist spots. The Malaysian hospitality is one of the prime reasons for the constant insurge of patients from across the world, thus contributing to the growth of the medical tourism industry in Malaysia.

  2. Arige Prakash // March 16, 2008 at 12:10 AM  

    How Necessary Are Medical Tourism Companies?Does it make more sense to plan my health vacation on my own or to use a medical tourism company to help out with the details. The latter is more expensive but seems a great deal easier.

  3. Medical Tourism // December 19, 2008 at 3:29 AM  

    Why just Malaysia? India, too, is at the top of the list for medical tourists from the UK. India's top hospital chain, Apollo Hospitals, offers UK-quality medical treatment at extremely affordable prices.