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Numerous Thai Hospitals Have Earned Prestigious JCI Accreditation

And the first to meet Joint Commission International standards in the whole of Asia was Bangkok’s celebrated Bumrungrad International Hospital, meaning it was the first Asian facility to pass muster in over 350 international standards on their rigorous checklist.

Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacement is a procedure where a diseased spinal disc is replaced with an artificial one made of metal. This procedure is an alternative to spinal fusion.

While artificial disc replacement is as effective in reduction of pain as spinal fusion, it gives greater range of motion of the spine after surgery.

People with osteoporosis (thin bones), allergy to stainless steel, joint disease, and chronic infections are not good candidates for this procedure.

Patients are usually able to return home hours after surgery or the next day. Medications are prescribed to take care of the post-surgical pain and infection. The process of healing can be sped by following a healthy diet, quitting smoking, regular exercise, and maintaining good posture.


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                    Kuching, Malaysia


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                    Languages: English, Malayu

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                    Languages: English, Turkish

                    Ankara Güven Hospital was established in 1974 to provide world-class healthcare services and continue to serve its patients by combining the requirements of modern medicine with many years of exp...

                    Yanhee International Hospital

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                    Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Arabic, Korean, Thai, Mandarin

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