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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. 

Balloon Valvuloplasty

The human heart contains four valves. They are aortic, tricuspid, mitral and pulmonary valves. In some people a heart valve may be too narrow and this hampers the flow of blood. In balloon valvuloplasty, a narrowed valve in the heart is stretched to allow efficient flow of blood. The technique does not require an open heart surgery.

When the process begins, a thin catheter with a deflated balloon on the tip is inserted into a blood vessel. This catheter is then guided through the blood vessel, into the opening of the heart valve that has been narrowed. When the balloon is inflated, the heart valve is stretched open. The procedure will cure many valve obstructions but it may have to be repeated for best results. During the procedure, patients are usually awake but local anesthesia is given to numb pain in the area where the catheter is inserted.


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                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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                Private Hospital Tsepeti

                Crete, Greece


                Languages: English, Greek

                The hospital was founded in 1970, originally as a maternity hospital, by the famous gynecologist Sofoklis Tsepetis. This was the first and, remained so for a long time, the only clinic of its kind, in...

                Shonan Kamakura General Hospital

                Kanagawa, Japan


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, Japanese

                Shonan Kamakura General Hospital was newly built and moved to Okamoto, Kamakura City on September 2010. It has two-and-a-half-times more floor space than the crowded former hospital, and is a base-iso...
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