What You May Not Know

Thailand is home to over 69 million people and over 8 million of them live in its capital, Bangkok. The people of Thailand are known for their great hospitality, but did you know that this country is a leading medical tourism destination for people around the world? With over 1,000 hospitals, 470 of which are private hospitals, Thailand’s medical tourism is booming, attracting millions of international patients yearly.

Why is Thailand making it big in the medical tourism sector? Well 3 simple reasons to answer that;

  • Affordable medical treatment
  • The great quality of advanced treatment by private medical centres that dominate the medical industry in Thailand
  • The highly developed tourism industry


The cost of treatment in Thailand is between 20-50% lower than that in other countries in Europe, the US and Australia, while matching the quality of medical treatment and advances in technology.

High quality healthcare services

High quality health care is a major factor to Thailand being a leading medical tourism destination. With over 1,000 hospitals and 37 Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals, Thailand has pushed its way to the top of the list of medical tourism destinations in the world. The most sought for procedures in Thailand include:

  • Cancer treatment
  • Cardiac procedures
  • Orthopaedic procedures
  • Infertility treatment
  • Medical check- ups
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cosmetic and/ Plastic surgery, among others

With highly trained doctors and specialists in various centres, Thailand offers high quality, affordable medical treatment that keeps attracting people from all over the world to seek medical treatment in the country.

Highly developed tourism sector

The tourism industry has grown significantly over the years, making Thailand one of the top holiday destination in the world. The inviting beaches, the beautiful sceneries, the rich culture and its friendly people are just some of the things that have with time, led to the development of the tourism service sector in Thailand.

Many of the people who travel to Thailand for medical treatment, end up staying longer to recuperate and enjoy the many tourist attractions the country has to offer.


Looking at Thailand on a world map, it can be easy to think that the country is a very long flight away. However, a few capital cities across Africa have direct flights. As an example, a direct flight leaving from Nairobi, Kenya to Bangkok, Thailand only takes around 9 hours, with a flight leaving each day of the week on KQ.

For other capital cities, it’s still easy to get to Bangkok, Thailand on flights including Emirates via Dubai, Etihad via Abu Dhabi, Ethiopian Airlines via Addis Ababa and others.

Most people consider India to be more accessible, however, it can take around the same time to fly to Bangkok, Thailand as it does to many cities in India.

Bumrungrad International Hospital – the leading hospital in Thailand

At International Medical Treatment (IMT), we put into consideration all these factors before choosing one of our partner hospitals.

We have a partnership with Thailand’s leading hospital, Bumrungrad International Hospital which has also been ranked as the 9th best hospital in the world. The hospital serves over 1.1 million patients annually, with over 520,000 of those being international patients from 190 countries around the world, including many from all over Africa. This hospital not only has the latest technology for diagnostic and treatment purposes, but also offers exceptional standards of medical treatment and care. It offers a 5-star experience to its patients.

With over 1,000 doctors, many trained internationally (in Europe, the US, Germany and Japan) practising in Bumrungrad hospital, you are assured of quality medical diagnosis and treatment. This hospital was the first in Asia to receive the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, an organisation entrusted with accrediting hospitals around the world, that are of American standards, ensuring the quality of the services they offer and the safety of the patient as well.

The state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment ensures faster results for patients and therefore you do not have to wait for weeks to get your results and begin treatment. Most results are given the same day. The hospital has the first automated laboratory which has enabled it to perform 3 million tests every year. It has recently installed the new Meco technology which is a machine used in accurate knee and hip replacement surgery.

With over 30 specialty centres including a state-of-the-art Oncology centre, Orthopaedics centre, Cardiology centre and many more, the hospital is able to cater to a wide range of medical conditions that patients from around the world seek treatment for. These centres have received international recognition through the Global Health and Travel Awards in 2017. These awards include:

  • Orthopaedic Service provider of the year- 2017,
  • Cardiology Service Provider of the year- 2017,
  • Oncology Service Provider of the year- 2017,
  • Cosmetic surgery and Aesthetic Service Provider of the year- 2017, among others.

Aside from the state-of-the-art facilities and highly experienced doctors, the customer service is another standout area on why people choose to travel to Bumrungrad for their treatment. The staff at Bumrungrad International Hospital strive to give the best services to patients who visit the hospital daily. International patients are made to feel at home through a well-equipped and staffed international desk, offering interpreters for most major languages and a team of 100 medical coordinators to serve the needs of international patients.

Bumrungrad attracts more foreign patients than any other hospital in the world. It is indeed the go to medical destination for any complex condition that cannot be treated locally or even for a comprehensive medical check-up.

Choosing Bumrungrad International Hospital for your advanced medical treatment, is one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to medical treatment. Quality with out compromise.


How IMT Can Help

International Medical Treatment (IMT) is the Official Referral Office for Bumrungrad International Hospital based in Kenya, helping to coordinate all medical treatments for patients across Africa at no extra charge.

To learn more about undertaking treatment at Bumrungrad International Hospital and to get a free treatment plan and treatment costing, please click the button below and fill out a short form with your details. A Senior Client Coordinator will then contact you shortly to discuss and coordinate with the specialists at Bumrungrad.


Find Out More

To find out more about IMT and the services available visit our website at www.intmedicaltreatment.com or call us today on +254 0740 409 727. You can also visit our office at The Mirage, 1st Floor, Tower 2, Chiromo, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.