Many of you may have hear about how Thailand is famous for their medical services and tourism.
Well, I am in the process of seeing what it's all about.
I've heard for years that Thailand is the place to go for extensive dental work, world class surgical operations and other medical needs. I had never needed to make us of their services because I have a very reliable dentist back in my hometown that I've been going to regularly since I was a kid. Now that I live out of the country, I might as well see what it's all about.
Upon walking into the first main building of Bumrungrad International Hospital, the open lobby is open and rather fancy like one would expect from a first class hotel.
As a new patient, I was directed to go to the second building to register as a new patient. The second building is even more impressive.
Heck they even have a Starbucks:
and a McDonald's:
and a food court:
Getting back to why I am here...
I remember when I was sixteen and my employer came to Thailand to get dental work and one or two root canals done. She raved about how amazing the experience was and how cheap it all was.
Here, I am getting a cleaning done on my teeth but needed x-rays done so, the grand total was roughly 4,500 baht (at this moment roughly $131.00 USD). You can check to see what the actual exchange rate is for USD but since I have no insurance in the US I am pretty sure this would be a whole lot more expensive than what it is now.
I also have to get a filling in a day or two so I know it will cost me about the same amount as today if not slightly more.
I am thoroughly impressed with Bumrungrad and would definitely come back for yearly visits when I am in town visiting friends.