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Thailand's #1 Hotel Spa

According to the 2013 World Luxury Hotel Awards, eforea: Spa at Hilton, Hilton Pattaya and Spa Intercontinential, Bangkok are the best luxury hotel spa in Thailand. The country constantly represents for medical tourism, so these facility are the best of the best. 

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)

During PCTA, a coronary artery blocked due to coronary artery disease is opened and blood flow restored to the muscles of the heart. In PTCA, a special catheter is used. Percutaneous means any medical procedure where access to internal organs is obtained by puncturing the skin through a needle. Transluminal refers to passage along a blood vessel's lumen.

The catheter is equipped with a tiny balloon on the tip. When the catheter reaches the site of the blockage, the balloon is inflated. This compresses the plaque against the artery walls. Depending on the level of blockage, the doctor may recommend another procedure called atherectomy. Here a rotating tip or tiny blades on the balloon break the plaque or cut it away. Atherectomy is used when the plaque is calcified or hardened.


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                        Featured Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Providers Abroad


                        Bumrungrad International Hospital

                        Bangkok, Thailand


                        Accreditation: JCI, HA

                        Languages: Thai, English, French, Japanese, Arabic, Napali, Vietnamese, Bangladesh, Simplified Mandarin, Korean, Spanish, German

                        Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals...

                        Pantai Hospital Ipoh

                        Ipoh, Malaysia


                        Languages: English

                        Pantai Hospital Ipoh, a tertiary healthcare facility and part of the Pantai Hospitals Group in Malaysia, was established in 1996. Strategically located and easily accessible within a 5 minutes drive f...

                        The Portland Hospital

                        London, United Kingdom


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001

                        Languages: English

                        The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children and is part of the HCA group of award winning private hospitals in London.

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                        Kent Hospital

                        Izmir, Turkey


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Turkish

                        Our hospital, has built on 30.000 m2 land at Karşıyaka, as thinking the opportunity of growing population, social and cultural seperation, easy arrival and parking. Our hospital have specialized medic...

                        National Taiwan University Hospital

                        Taipei, Taiwan


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Chinese

                        The patients who have experienced our service are all satisfied with the medical quality, price and efficiency.

                        In 2010, National Taiwan University Hospital has been accredited by Joint...
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