Medical Tourism Thailand or Where

Medical Tourism
I am in Thailand for Medical help, I trust Thailand more than I trust Central or South America, and not so sure, maybe more than the USA in ways, I do not have the money to buy USA, I can not do a complete physical in the USA.

This must be Medical Tourism; I can come here and have a Doctor or Laboratory work for maybe one-tenth the cost of the USA.

I will search for a doctor that cares about me, and does not advertise on the Internet and does not have an office in Phuket or Koh Samui or cater to foreigners, I want one that wants to cure and help people, not just wanting to suck out the money of foreigners.

Bangkok, Thailand Khao San Road Area
Thursday, June 26, 2008
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I am here for serious medical concerns and not the elective situations like a tummy tuck, or face life, or the gender changes that probably happen here. I feel weak and sickly, I do not feel up to speed, I need to get this figure out, I do not feel ready to attack, I feel in retreat.

My kidneys, or something is painful, they told me I had a Parasite in Guatemala, I took all the medicines, my new diet has relieve 80 percent of the pain, however there is something wrong, my blood pressure seems good, but there is pain in my lower back area around the kidneys.

Thailand people do not speak English well; however, they do concentrate and are more diligent mentally than Central or South America. I for sure do not want to go to Africa and have a Medical problems, from my experience the best values for medical or dental work is in Thailand.

I am lucky, I will have a friend that can help me translate and communicate with the Doctors of Laboratory test people. Maybe this is what people need more than searching for a Hospital that wants foreigners; they need a translator that helps. I do not trust a hospital that is set up to make gouge levels of income from Tourist, I do think money interrupt the moral fiber of people, and they start making decision because of money and not because of need.

Money can make a nice person into a liar in seconds, they must truly believe people will believe their lies, a honest translator can stop this, if you can find an honest anyone that helps foreigners. Medical Tourism can be the worlds biggest scam trap if you are not careful, and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I learn I was charge five times more than the locals, because I was a foreigner.

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Here is a tip I learned from a doctor at Bumrungrand Hospital in Bangkok. One of the best in the world.

Go in for your problem @ Bumrungrand and get a diagnosis and if surgery is needed or follow up work ask the doctor/surgeon if he/she will preform the operation at a public hospital. Most of the doctors at the Bum also do rounds at the public hospitals and have no qualms doing your work there if you simple say you can't afford Bumrungrand. You do not want to go to the public for the diagnosis because 1 it will take a long time plus you will be assigned to god who knows what. By getting the diagnosis at the Bumrangrand the doctor at the BUM will assign himself to do the work @ the public hospital saving time and expenses and any miss-communications.
You owe me a beer if you live.

One thing about any sort of chronic pain is don't underestimate the power of constant muscular tension to cause problems. If tension is the problem, then it is typically deep in the brain, so that you can't consciously get rid of it. One drastic approach is just take drugs (muscle relaxers). Sometimes simply changing your environment will do--Kho San Road and Bangkok seems the sort of environment that would cause anyone to develop tension. If you thing that is the case, maybe go to Chiang Mai or someplace else to relax for a while. Massages can help. Yoga is a sort of self-massage.

John Sarno, MD has written a number of books on how all sorts of chronic diseases (heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, lower back pain, tiredness, etc) are really just the final result of chronic stress and muscle tension.

Then again, maybe you have something wrong with your kidneys. Having a doctor or two look you over can't hurt.

I am not the type to get stressed or pay attention to this type of mental situation.

I have thought maybe it is possible I have some bone type problem that is in the same area as the kidney, I broke my femur in four places and my left leg is shorter than the other.

I lift a lot of weight, my pack is 95 pound in total as of now, and it is light presently as I have not collected books.

Time for second opinion or two and not time for me to diagnosis or try all the home fixes, time to get a full report of options and problems.

Medical tourism
is the unfortunate monikker that has attached itself to what is growing into quite a different trend than a “holiday combined with a medical procedure.”
Because many North Americans can’t get access to procedures at home, or can’t afford them, their only alternative is to travel long distances for surgery. An example is HipResurfacing which was only recently approved in the U.S., so doctors here don’t have anywhere near the experience as doctors, say in Belgium or India.
To learn more about procedures, international hospitals and to read what patients have to say about their experience with medical travel, visit WorldMed Assist

My two cents on Web Sites, do not trust any internet site.

The interent is full of scams, and getting worst by the second.

I'm an uninsured senior citizen and had to deal with a severe injury to my rotator cuff. My search for affordabe medical care led to a marvelous medical tourism experience using a "medical concierge" service. I have this link to my testimonial, Rotator Cuff Repair, as it's a lengthy but comprehensive story of my experience. Also, please be aware that I'm not an employee of, or receiving any compensation from the organization that assisted me so well. I sincerely want to inform those uninsured U.S. residents like me that there's hope for obtaining quality, affordable medical care.
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I will again say, take extreme caution when dealing with Internet pages, I do not trust any of them.

Medical work is not an easy task, tremendous amounts of corruption and cheating in this area. There are expat sites all over the internet, forums, the best advice I can give is to post or ask questions on them, not about a page, but open questions.

Where can I get this done?

I live outside the USA, I have the time to find the proper treatment. I will say, Thailand is a good prospect, I would never go to India to have anyone touch my body. I think the Philippines is ok, maybe Costa Rica on some things, Panama is maybe ok, however full of crooks.

My top two choices would be the Philippines and Thailand, and taking extreme caution in the Philippines as they are the scam central culture of Asia.

I had surgery on my hand earlier this year in Manila at the Makati Med Center. The doctors and staff all seemed very professional and it was much more affordable than North America. And of course no language problems. is a unique portal, which aims to minimize the efforts
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