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Medical Tourism in Singapore

  1. Michael Filippone
  2. Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Medical Tourism in Singapore

Credit: Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board

Medical Tourism in Singapore

Every year more than 200,000 international travelers head to multicultural, multilingual Singapore for medical procedures ranging from liposuction to liver transplants. A growing destination for medical tourism, Singapore offers patients a state-of-the-art medical infrastructure, a wide, well-regulated selection of medical and dental specialists and a lovely location for combining world-class healthcare treatments and a top-notch holiday experience. Impressively, as of 2011, Singapore had 18 hospitals and other health care centers meeting the stringent rules for accreditation set by the Joint Commission International.

Though procedure prices are somewhat higher than those in India and Thailand, Singapore’s medical institutions boast impeccable cleanliness, ultra-high standards of care and an infrastructure comfortingly familiar to westerners. Because English is one of the country’s four official languages, most hospital and clinic staff members are fluent in the language, making health-related communications easier and safer. Final bills are often comparable to those from less developed countries, as the high quality treatment and care means shorter hospital stays.

International medical tourists confidently seek the services of Singapore’s specialists for medical, dental and cosmetic procedures as well as alternative healing practices such as acupuncture. Singapore’s doctors are trained in leading medical centers around the world, and the city is a global clinical training and research center boasting a growing number of international healthcare company headquarters. With impressive statistics on quality of care and clinical outcomes, medical tourists visiting Singapore can rest assured that they are in competent, well-trained hands.

Singapore boasts a superior selection of medical, cosmetic and dental specialties. Cosmetic surgery remains a high priority for international visitors, and Singapore’s most popular offerings include rhinoplasty, liposuction and breast augmentation. Orthopedic, neurological and cardiac surgeries are in high demand, while dental treatments range from simple tooth-whitening to implants and complex reconstructive surgeries. Due partially to a high population of Chinese, Singapore is a well-known alternative medicine destination, and practitioners offer traditional treatments from herbal remedies to acupuncture. With a wealth of clinics available throughout the city, it’s easy to shop around for the best price.

Exotic Singapore itself, with its scenic beaches, colorful culture, magnificent attractions and low crime rate offers an excellent location for touring before a procedure and recuperating afterwards. Travel to Singapore is easy, as the city is connected to over 180 cities around the globe, and transportation within the country is easily navigable.

Medical Tourism in Singapore.

Michael Filippone

About the Author: Michael Filippone

Michael Filippone has traveled throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. Each year he travels several hundred thousand miles. He regularly visits Singapore for business and has a great love of the Orient.

His favorite things are morning runs in big cities and getting lost. He has a great passion for all things that are water-sport related: paddle surfing, surfing, free diving, fishing, rowing… Here you will find his musings on everything from where to go get lost on a jungle adventure to a road-trip in Thailand to a romantic cruise weaving through the Indonesian archipelago. Here too are hand-selected articles penned for him by writers he likes on the best places to go from Singapore. As well as being one of the key drivers behind setting up Singapore.com, he runs and part-owns Asia.com – a travel site on all things happening in the wider region. Michael is known to be fond of skipping rope and other than the odd beer, his preferred beverage is coconut water. He loves to fish and play volleyball with his children. He trained as an Olympic rower and loves to see his children find their way in sports and life.

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