Don, one of our Readers, has been very kind to share his recent personal medical tourism experience with utilizing Bumrungrad, located in Bangkok, Thailand. Thank you Don!
I had an appointment scheduled for 10 a.m. at Bumrungrad, a private hospital across the street from my hotel here in Bangkok. I arrived at 9:20, 40 minutes early for my consultation. The procedure was done, and I paid the bill, and got both receipts and my paperwork and I was able to leave the hospital at 10 a.m.
This whole transaction was completed in those 40 minutes and the MRI on my knee itself took 30 minutes! Note: Bumrungrad had brand new machines from Siemens.
I believe they could only have done this more quickly if they had me RUN between machine and cashier. But from what I could see, it was merely a brisk trot.
Later that same day
I returned to Bumrungrad and had my post-consultation with the orthopedic Doctor, received my free CD and written report.
Unfortunately, this time I had to wait 40 minutes or so to see the doc, which is very rare here. Usually one waits less than 5 minutes! Still, I was out of my appointment in about an hour, CD and report in hand.
I could see the pictures on the monitor. Quite a few were taken and they gave many angles. All were very sharp, and clearly indicated where the problems are.
When I went to settle up my bill at the cashier’s, rather than be charged more for this second appointment, I was given a refund of $70, bringing the total cost of the MRI, consults, CD, report and insurance documentation to $470.
Overall I am pleased with what I got and with the amazing efficiency of this hospital!
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