Senna is a 51-year-old woman from Ethiopia who needed a PTCA, or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty procedure and treatment for her heart condition, but was not willing to have it done at her local hospital for a variety of reasons, one of which was the hospital was poorly equipped and staffed. Her doctor then suggested she travel to the U.S. for treatment and surgery.
She decided to travel with her son to Thailand, where she had access to the procedure at the Bangpakok 9 International Hospital in Bangkok. With a little further research, she discovered that the Bangpakok 9 International Hospital staff had nearly 30 years of experience in multi-disciplinary treatments and procedures, diagnostics and state-of-the-art treatments in cardiac diagnostic
investigations and cardiothoracic surgery.
The Bangpakok 9 International Hospital offered cardiac monitoring that met international standards of care, a remote telemetry unit so her doctor in her hometown could communicate and consult with her chosen doctor in Thailand, and cardiac catheterization laboratories and fully operational cardiac surgery operating suites. Senna obtained a medical visa from Thailand and booked her travel, accommodations and her first in-person consultation in less than two weeks.
Senna traveled to Thailand, had her procedure done and then added another week to her stay because she felt so well that she wanted to see more of the area before she went back home. Two months later, Senna is back home and doing the things she loves to do – taking care of her family. She’s pleased with her experiences with medical travel, and tells others she would do it again in a heartbeat.