Kuala Lumpur and the rest of Malaysia is seeing a boom in the medial tourism industry as more and more international visitors are seeking health care and cosmetic surgery in cheaper places. Malaysia's fees for medical care are priced very competitively; yet do not compromise on quality, which matches the fees of some of the best surgeons and hospitals in the world.
The standard of health care in Malaysia is moderated by the MS ISO9002 certification and accreditation by the Malaysian Medical Society for Quality. All private medical centres must also be approved and licensed by the Ministry of Health. Kuala Lumpur, as the capital city of Malaysia, is home to many of the best hospitals in the world for a wide variety of treatments. These include the Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre in Ampang, Islamic Medical Centre in Jalan Ipoh, National Heart Institute in Jalan Tun Razak, Pantai Medical Centre near Bangsar and Tung Shin Hospital in Pudu.
Most of the large hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, with a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic resources such as endoscopic suites, haemodialysis centres, Cardiac Catheterization and magnetic resonance-imaging facilities. These are in turn, operated by highly-qualified medical professionals that are aided by equally competent medical staff.
Some of the private hospitals cater specially for medical tourists and locals. These hospitals offer extremely comfortable to luxurious private rooms and suites along with butler or nurse service. Long-term stays are also an option. Also, you get to visit some fantastic tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur while you recuperate and convalesce after treatment. There're plenty of things to see and shop in Kuala Lumpur! Some of the medical services available in Kuala Lumpur are listed below:
This includes screening for men (including prostate screening) and screening for women (including post menopause management).
This includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); which is the gold standard for imaging of the brain and spine, Endoscopic services; for detection of ulcers and cancers of the gastro-intestinal tract and biliary tract lesions, Coronory Angiography, Echocardiography to detect Ischaemic Heart Disease and Nuclear Medicine as well as Isotope Perfusion Scans to detect perfusion defects resulting from blockage of the coronary arteries.
Curative / Therapeutic Services
Cancer Therapy such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, loco-regional chemotherapy and brachy therapy, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac & Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) / Angioplasty, Beating Heart Surgery (in which the patient is able to walk 3 days after the operation), Haemodialysis and Lithotripsy for crushing renal stones, Laparoscopic Cholecysthectomy, Hip and Knee Replacement, Arthroplasty, Repairs of hernias, treatment of erectile dysfunction and Cytogenetic services.
Many hospitals and clinics in Kuala Lumpur offer exception dental services. Dentists are governed by the Malaysian Dental Council which ensures a high quality of dental treatment and to prevent cross-infection among dental clinics. Other dental-related services available include Orthodontics, Restorative surgery, Aesthetic dentistry, Dental implants as well as Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
These include cosmetic surgeries such as breast enhancements and anti-aging treatment as well as optical treatments which includes laser therapy.