A Review of Gleneagles Hospital Penang, Malaysia


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In George Town, Gleneagles Hospital Penang offers its patients a range of medical services that encompass treatments such as knee and hip surgeries, heart dysfunction treatments and health screening programmes, including a complete medical check-up package.

Penang – a world-renowned exotic holiday destination located on the northwest coast of the Peninsular Malaysia, on the Malacca Strait – is now also recognized as a leading regional medical tourism hub. It offers great choices in contemporary medicine as well as traditional therapies and spa treatments. It is also the preferred venue for those seeking affordable elective surgery. As a ‘heal and holiday’ destination, medical tourists in Penang can undergo surgical treatment in state-of-the-art facilities, and enjoy peaceful recuperation in complete anonymity in world-class resorts and health spas.

Gleneagles Hospital Penang provides a customized health screening programme to help patients stay healthy. It is designed to assess how each patient’s body is coping with stress, to investigate any signs of disease or illness, and to offer advice on lifestyle and diet changes that can be incorporated to maintain their general well-being.

Officially opened on July 1, 1973 as the Penang Medical Centre, the facility was originally a 70-bed, three-storey building. However, it soon became clear that the site needed to expand in order to meet public requirements and three more floors were added in 1975. Gleneagles Hospital Penang has continued to expand and now has a new 19-storey adjoining building that houses 10 new operating theatres, digital operating rooms equipped for minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, an outpatient department with 80 consultation suites and a car park with 600 parking bays. The facility is open 7 days a week, from 7am until 9pm.

The Malaysia Ministry of Health approves and licenses all of Malaysia’s private hospitals and clinics, and most, including Gleneagles Hospital Penang, have achieved MS ISO 9001, the international standard for quality assurance. Yet, Gleaneagles Hospital price Penang can be as much as 80% less than in your home country.

Typical Gleaneagles Hospital prices Penang and medical treatment durations:

Cardiology (Heart)

Angioplasty GBP 3,043 - 5,728 2 days

Coronary Angiography GBP 537 - 716 1 day

Coronary Stent GBP 3,043 - 5,728 2 days

Valvuloplasty GBP 6,265 - 8,950 7 days

General Surgery

Mastectomy GBP 3,580 7 days

Health, Wellness & Medical Check-Up Packages

Medical Check-Up Package GBP 85 - 153 1 day

Ophthalmology (Vision)

Cataract surgery GBP 895 - 2,148 1 day


Hip Replacement GBP 6,265 - 8,055 7 days

Knee Replacement GBP 6,265 - 8,592 7 days

You can benefit from the finest Gleneagles Hospital Penang before and after care and then combine it with a relaxing vacation. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient, Pulau Pinang (the “Isle of the Betel Nut”) is famous for its soft sandy beaches. ‘Foodies’ regard it as the food capital of Malaysia.

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Andrea Hernandez

Andrea Hernandez has a bachelor´s degree in nutrition, and two international certifications in anthropometry. She enjoys to travel the world and currently writes for Medical and Dental Departures.
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