New med­i­cal tourism ser­vice avail­able to lo­cals

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY HEALTH CLINIC EXPANDS -

“MANY people are now tak­ing up the op­tion of un­der­go­ing elec­tive surgery by qual­i­fied prac­ti­tion­ers over­seas to cut wait­ing pe­ri­ods and save money.”

These are the words Whit­sun­day Health Clinic owner Rowena Kis­sun who now of­fers a med­i­cal tourism ser­vice from her clinic in Cannonvale.

Ms Kis­sun com­pleted eight years of univer­sity study in Syd­ney to be­come a qual­i­fied med­i­cal sci­en­tist and natur­opath.

She then stud­ied abroad in In­dia for a fur­ther two years to gain her qual­i­fi­ca­tions as a home­o­pathic doc­tor.

Ev­ery two months, she trav­els to Thai­land to work in in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­cred­ited hos­pi­tals and has now com­bined med­i­cal tourism into the reper­toire of ser­vices avail­able at the clinic.

She said the med­i­cal tourism ser­vice pro­vided lo­cal res­i­dents with an op­por­tu­nity to go on guided sur­gi­cal and den­tal tours in Bangkok to have high qual­ity work com­pleted at a frac­tion of the price people paid in Aus­tralia.

“People have started tra- vel­ling over­seas for sur­gi­cal and den­tal work sim­ply be­cause of the price,” she said.

“I of­fer a safe way for people to travel with me and ex­pe­ri­ence the five star hos­pi­tal­ity and ser­vice that hos­pi­tals I am af­fil­i­ated with, pro­vide to my clients.”

As part of the ser­vice, Ms Kis­sun will per­son­ally es­cort clients to Thai­land for elec­tive surgery in­clud­ing den­tal, oph­thal­mol­ogy and cos­metic surgery.

She said while some lo­cal prac­ti­tion­ers may of­fer neg­a­tive opin­ions of hav­ing sur- gery over­seas, there were many ma­jor ben­e­fits.

“All pro­ce­dures are con­ducted by fully qual­i­fied prac­ti­tion­ers at in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­cred­ited hos­pi­tals with no wait­ing pe­ri­ods and for a frac­tion of the price you would pay in Aus­tralia,” she said.

“We do all the hard work, from book­ing the flights and ac­com­mo­da­tion, to tak­ing you to and from your ap­point­ment.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the guided med­i­cal tours, call 4946 7910 or visit www.whit­sun­daymed­i­cal­tours.com.au.

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