Thailand: Medical Tourism

Lao Ocean Girl talks about the booming medical tourism industry in Thailand. “Not only are the facilities in Thailand first class, prices are cheap when compared to the West. For example, when I had a filling done in southern California at a dinky clinic, it cost me $100 (for less than 10 minutes). In Thailand, the same thing would cost $15-$40. A root canal treatment for a molar would cost over $800 back home. Here, it’s $200-$250.”

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