Why Penang for Medical Tourism?
Malaysia’s high standards for medical tourism are getting noticed around the world. It is quickly becoming an alternative to Thailand for plastic, dental and cosmetic surgery. In April of 2015 at the Medical Travel Awards, Malaysia was chosen as Destination of the Year by The International Medical Travel Journal. It is easy to understand why if you look at the 3 C’s.
The Three C’s:
Ease of Communication: All of our doctors and their staff speak English fluently. In fact, almost everyone in Penang does because it was a British colony until 1957. Patients Beyond Borders states, “Malaysia is medical travels best-kept secret with fluent English spoken everywhere and cost-savings comparable to India, in less culturally jarring settings.” All of your interactions while here will be effortless, which is paramount when having any medical procedure.
Cost: Plastic Surgery and other procedures in Malaysia are typically less than half of what it would cost you in Australia, Europe, Hong Kong, New Zealand or the US. According to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2014, Malaysia came in at 94 out of 100 for healthcare, taking into account its’ affordability without sacrificing quality. Healthcare costs are so low that you can pay out of pocket for many standard procedures. In some cases, the total is less than your health insurance deductible would be at home. Even prescriptions are a fraction of the cost of Western countries. We are not affiliated with one specific hospital or surgeon, so we can choose the best in their fields, at the most affordable prices.
Quality of Care: The government of Malaysia actively promotes medical tourism for the country which means that the entire industry and all the hospitals and doctors involved are scrutinized. What that means to you, the patient, is that the hospitals and doctors are performing up to international standards. The hospitals in Penang have internationally recognized accreditations including: JCI, ISO9001, International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and are arguably the same caliber as western hospitals.
The My Secret Fountain of Youth Surgeons and Dentists have been chosen because they are specialists in their fields. They have trained in some of the most highly esteemed medical establishments in the US, the UK, and South Korea. All of the hospitals, as well as the medical and dental clinics, are state-of-the-art with the latest high-quality technology and are among the most advanced medical facilities in South East Asia.
Such economical and high-quality care makes Penang an excellent destination for medical tourism.