Located southeast of the Asian mainland and within easy distance of the Philippines and Japan, Taiwan is a tropical paradise that attracts tourists year-round. This tiny nation is also home to a top notch medical system with cutting edge technology and expert medical professionals that are some of the best in the entire world.
All that medical care comes at a dramatically reduced price, which makes traveling here affordable for international health travelers. Patients can save anywhere from 40-55% to even 80-90% on some surgeries and treatments. Here are a few examples (all use USD):
|surgery||cost in US||cost in Taiwan|
|prostate surgery||$10-20,000||$2,000 (or less)|
High quality, patient-focused care at fully accredited hospitals, some with American partnerships, at a fraction of the cost in other countries combined with beautiful natural, historic, and cultural attractions make Taiwan a rising star in international health tourism.
Surgeries in Taiwan
Like many Asia nations, Taiwan is a popular destination for cosmetic surgery. However, they are also known for modern cancer diagnosis and treatment, joint replacement surgery, fertility treatments, and cardiovascular surgeries and procedures.
Patients also come to Taiwan for spinal care, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgeries, dermatology and anti-aging treatments, and treatment for chronic diseases. Eye care and dental care are also common services demanded by medical travelers. The country is also a popular destination for those seeking general wellness and rejuvenation therapies in a tropical oasis.
Specific surgeries/treatments available:
- hip replacement
- cardiac bypass
- lap band surgery
- knee replacement
- breast augmentation
- eye surgery
- in vitro fertilization
- shoulder replacement
- spinal surgery
- bariatric sleeve
- organ transplant
- MRI, CAT, & PET scans
Top Destinations in Taiwan
Taipei is the center of everything in Taiwan, including medical tourism. The capital city strives to balance the island’s long-standing traditional culture with a more modern, urban sensibility. This means that tourists can experience a vibrant mix of old and new, with museums, palaces, and indigenous cultural centers alongside contemporary shopping, dining, and nightlife. The city provides access to numerous natural attractions as well, such as Sun Moon Lake, Taroko National Park, and the nearby Alishan mountain range. There are rivers, beaches, forests, and highlands to provide a wide-range of vistas to enjoy and recreational activities. Recuperating patients can begin by strolling thru the natural beauty of the area then move up to hiking, biking, rafting and even surfing.