Medical Tourism, Treatments and Surgery in Kuala Lumpur

(Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory, Malaysia)

Photo of Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Twin TowersKuala Lumpur is one of the world's leading medical tourism destinations, and patients travel here from all over the globe to take advantage of the impressive savings that can be made on treatments in the UK and US, while the same high level of treatment is strictly observed.

The city's healthcare infrastructure was established during the British colonial period and received extensive modernisation in the 1980s. The standard of medical care here is among the highest in South-East Asia, and Kuala Lumpur hospitals feature English-speaking professionals and state-of-the-art equipment.

There are more than a dozen world-class medical centres in Kuala Lumpur and some of the private hospitals here cater specially to medical tourists. Patients will be treated to first-rate treatment and a wide range of procedures, while English-speaking specialists from all over the world come here to practice.

Advantages of Medical Tourism

Patients who check into Kuala Lumpur medical centres are treated to the same level of health care that they would receive back home at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, the city offers a tourist friendly, English-speaking, clean environment that rivals some of the region's other medical tourism destinations.

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur is a great place to unwind, and there are numerous world-famous attractions to explore here, such as the Petronas Towers. Being a capital city, Kuala Lumpur is well connected to the rest of the planet and the city's international airport receives flights from all over the world each day.

Those who like to shop and dine in style will be in their element here, while nature lovers can take day trips to destinations such as the Taman Negara National Park and the Sungai Tekala Recreation Park.

Medical Procedures

Many of the hospitals and clinics in Kuala Lumpur are known for their excellent dental care, which include orthodontics, restorative surgery and dental implants. A wide range of other popular procedures are also offered here, including cheap cosmetic surgery, while people travel here from all over the world to receive affordable laser eye surgery.


Kuala Lumpur is home to some of Malaysia's leading medical centres, which are proud to participate in the Medical Tourism International Network. These hospitals offer comfortable and luxurious private rooms and suites, which come complete with a butler or nurse service, and long-term stays are an option.

The Pantai Hospital is one of Kuala Lumpur's leading medical institutions and features more than 150 consultant specialists, covering almost every major speciality. Among the most popular procedures here are eye surgery, fertility treatment, spinal surgery and oncology.

Part of the Parkway Group, the Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre can be found in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. This leading medical institution offers 330 beds for patients and many of the medical consultants here specialise in orthopaedic surgery, while the Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre is also famed for its excellent heart care programme, which offers cardiac surgery in Kuala Lumpur.