In the last few years, Malaysia has substantially enhanced its infrastructure. This is great news for medical tourists, especially those from countries like Australia and New Zealand. Now affordable healthcare is just a flight away. In the following paragraphs, we offer you Penang’s Gleneagles Hospital review, Penang being the cultural hub of Malaysia and one of the best spots in the country for medical tourists.
Gleneagles Hospital Review (Penang)
We’ll start by documenting the phenomenal success of this hospital in the last four decades. When Gleneagles first became operational, it was a hospital with just three floors and around seventy beds. Today, there is an adjoining building spanning 19 floors with hundreds of patient beds and ten new operating rooms. The hospital has also been offering all kinds of medical services throughout these years, everything from health screenings to heart treatments.
Gleneagles also attracts some of the best medical doctors in the country. Here’s a rundown of doctors at the hospital:
Dr. Mohana Rao , specializes in orthopedics
Dr. Lim Lay Hooi , an expert plastic surgeon and associated with the FRACS
Dr. Ong Mei Lin , specializes in interventional cardiology and is associated with FNHAM
Dr. Simon Lo , is also a cardiologist associated with FRCP(Edin)
Dr. Neoh Eu Bryan specializes in Anaesthesiology and has been trained in Ukraine
Some of these doctors have even completed their training outside Malaysia. When you schedule an appointment at the hospital, you will be consulted by a specialist.
Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, for you need to be absolutely sure of the treatment and its results. The benefit here is that all these doctors are fluent in English, so there will be no communication issues.
To sum up, these doctors provide you specialized services at the lowest prices, which brings us to the next point.
Gleneagles Hospital Price, Penang
Medical tourists can expect to save 50% to 75% on any major procedure at this hospital. Two of the most frequently performed surgeries at the hospital are knee and hip replacements.
The average cost of hip replacement in Australia and New Zealand is AUD $21,108 and NZD $22,549 respectively, but at Gleneagles, you can get the same surgery at AUD $10635-$13674 and NZD $11410-$14671. Knee replacement costs AUD $46395 and NZD $49775 in Australia and New Zealand, but here it costs AUD $10635-$14586 and NZD $15649.
Other treatments are also quite affordable:
Medical check-up package: AUD $144-260 and NZD $155-$279
Angioplasty: AUD $5166-$9724 and NZD $5542-$10433
Coronary Angiography: AUD $912-1216 and NZD $978-$1304
Coronary Stent: AUD $5166-$9724 and NZD $5542-$10433
Valvuloplasty: AUD $10635-$15194 and NZD $11,410-$16301
Mastectomy: AUD $6078 and NZD $6521
Cataract surgery: AUD $1519-$3647 and NZD $1630-3912