An increasing number of Western tourists are traveling to Asia in order to receive inexpensive, yet high-quality, medical care and cosmetic surgery. Last year, more than 1.3 million patients were treated in Asia alone, a rate that continues to grow at about 30 percent a year. Bangkok's Bumrungrad Hospital is one of the most recognizable facilities in the world for those looking to receive less expensive medical care. Bumrungrad has more than 20 offices around the globe, and serves more than 1 million patients every year. Those traveling to Asia for health care services say they do so because of low cost, superior hospitality and short wait times.
Toronto Star