Spinal Fusion cost in Singapore

Spinal Fusion in Singapore

With back pains becoming increasingly common in the present scenario, there arises a need to treat the same through spinal fusion surgery. Spinal fusion, however, is never the first option. It only becomes necessary when back pain cannot be resolved through medication. The surgery involves fusing two or more vertebrae in the spine to prevent movement between them, which initially had been causing pain. Spinal fusion surgery has become quite popular in recent times, owing to its leap from being utterly comprehensive to minimally invasive. Patients suffering from spinal stenosis, spinal fractures, degenerative disc disease, kyphosis, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, and scoliosis can avail the treatment.

Though many countries offer surgery in its top hospitals, Singapore emerges as one of the top destinations for spinal fusion due to the many benefits that it provides. Be it technology, cost, quality or aftercare; the hospitals in Singapore offer the best treatment for the patients. Equipped with state of the art technology and housing internationally certified surgeons, the treatment centres in Singapore attract thousands of patients from across the globe every year.

Cost comparison

One of the main reasons why people migrate from their home countries for spinal decompression surgery in Singapore is the cost. The cost of the treatment in Singapore varies between USD 7,200 and USD 10,500, depending upon the type of hospital (public or private), the doctor performing the surgery, and the type of surgery. However, the cost of the treatment varies across countries and is expensive when compared to Singapore. The cost of the surgery is quite high in other nations, particularly the western countries, which is one of the reasons why people travel to Singapore to avail the treatment.

The cost of spinal fusion surgery in the USA ranges from USD 50,000 to USD 80,000; and if the treatment is highly advanced, the cost can even soar to USD 1, 50,000. The difference in the costs of the two countries might question the quality of spinal fusion treatment provided at the hospitals in Singapore. The reality is that the hospitals and medical centres in Singapore use the latest technology to treat patients and make sure that their ailments are being treated with the utmost care and precision.

Treatment and Cost

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  • 21 Days Outside Hospital

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Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital located in Novena, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of 333 beds
  • Intensive Care Unit beds
  • Endoscopy beds
  • Day ward with 20 beds
  • 13 Operating Theatres, which includes 1 Neurological operating room, 2 Cardiac operating rooms, 4 Orthopaedic operating rooms, etc.
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • 24/7 Accident & Emergency Department
  • Maternity ward
  • 1 major operating unit with 13 operating rooms inclusive of 1 hybrid theatre
  • In-house Pharmacy
  • Rooms are categorized as Single Signature Rooms, Junior Suite and Regal Suite
  • All patient rooms are equipped with electric safe, LCD, sofa cum bed, wardrobe, radio channels, and much more

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Mount Elizabeth Hospital located in Singapore, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 345 bedded Hospital
  • Maternity wards
  • The Mount Elizabeth Patient Assistance Centre (MPAC)
  • 1 major operating unit with 12 operating rooms and 1 operating theatre dedicated to in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Accident & Emergency Department
  • Rooms are categorized as Single rooms, 2-bedded rooms, 4-bedded rooms, Executive deluxe suite, Daffodil/Magnolia suite, VIP Room, and Royal Suite
  • All patient rooms are equipped with electric safe, LCD, sofa cum bed, wardrobe, radio channels, and much more
  • Parking lot

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Gleneagles Hospital located in Napier Road, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 270+ bedded medical facility, which includes suites, single rooms, two-bedded, four-bedded rooms and maternity wards (9 delivery rooms)
  • 12 operating rooms
  • Surgery ward with 40 beds
  • State-of- the-art intensive care unit (ICU) with 16 beds
  • State-of- the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 14 cots
  • Separate transplant unit
  • Endoscopy Centre (VIP room)
  • 24-hour accident and emergency (A&E) and outpatient Unit
  • Accommodation availability for the patients
  • The Hospital has a dedicated Patient Assistance Centre, which is to cater to multi-faceted needs of international patients. It provides services like air evacuation and repatriation, visa application and extension, language interpretation assistance, etc.

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Parkway East Hospital located in Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Total capacity for 143 beds
  • Hospital rooms are available- Single room, 2-bedded room (8), 4-bedded room (2), Deluxe room, and Orchid/Hibiscus Suite
  • All rooms are equipped with all ensuite facilities like Free wifi, mini fridge, sofa couch, telephone, in-room safe, TV, etc.
  • Maternity wards- Accredited as a baby-friendly hospital under the World Health Organisations Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
  • 1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 14 cots
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 Operation Theatre with 5 Operating rooms
  • 1 Nursery with 30 cots
  • 1 Parentcraft room
  • 24-hour walk-in-clinic (for emergency)
  • 24-hour Pharmacy

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Farrer Park Hospital located in Connexion, Singapore has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A medical centre is linked to the Farrer Park Hospital Complex, Connexion, Singapore
  • The focus of the hospital is to bring together two essential elements: those of healthcare combined with hospitality.
  • There is a building with 20 different stories which comprises Owen Link, hotel and spa.
  • Personal attention and patient care focus is maintained with a system in place of listening, analysing, evaluating and then implementing a treatment plan.
  • 121 bed capacity
  • Technology and innovations help provide the best of medical and surgical treatment options.
  • Professionally implemented international patient care systems
  • Suites: Cardiovascular, day surgery, endoscopy, major surgery, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and inpatient suite
  • Diagnostic imaging and intensive care unit
  • 24 hour emergency clinic and pharmacy
  • Facilities such as dialysis, nutrition services, rehab centre, and teaching clinic

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Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh is a super-speciality hospital which occupies a unique place when it comes to providing world class patient care. The hospital is equipped with 262 beds and is expanded over a total area of 7.34 acres. It provides the highest quality of medical care via its team of doctors, technicians, nurses, and management professionals.

Infrastructure & facilities:

  • PET-CT
  • Radiation Oncology: VERSA HD - Elektra (Linac) for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, Image
  • Guided Radiation Therapy, Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy
  • EUS, 3D Laparoscopic system, Capsule Endoscopy
  • Fibro Scan, Stereotactic Frame for Neurosurgery, ERCP
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab with Hybrid Operating Room
  • Flat Panel Cath Lab
  • Endo Bronchial Ultrasound
  • 100-Watt Holmium Laser, lithotripsy
  • Flexible Ureteroscope
  • NABH Accredited Hospital
  • NABL Accredited Lab
  • High-tech labs
  • Advanced intensive care units
  • Modular operation theaters
  • Luxury rooms for patients
  • Consultation available on Call / Email / Skype
  • Visa and Travel assistance
  • Local transport available as per the requirements of patients
  • Provision of ambulance/car pickup at airports
  • Rehabilitation facilities wherein experts train you for the therapies and exercises
  • Patient dropped to airports in car / ambulance
  • Fully Air-conditioned Deluxe-Suite rooms
  • Hassle-free discharge as per your flight timings
  • One of Asia’s largest Bone Marrow Transplant Centre
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery Systems
  • Liver Transplant | Kidney Transplant | Heart Transplant
  • Cancer Centre | Centre for Chest and Respiratory Diseases
  • Centre for Child Health | Centre for Critical Care
  • Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant

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USD 7700 - 8890

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Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital holds a record for performing a large number of spinal fusion in India. Spinal fusion is done using cutting-edge technology to accomplish desired clinical outcomes through a less traumatic approach. Lumbar fusion is a surgical procedure in which two or more vertebrae are fused in the lumbar region of spine. The team of the best spinal specialists are highly skilled in evaluating and treating most complex spinal conditions with or without surgery.

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USD 7870 - 8610

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Star Hospitals located in Hyderabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, India is 130.
  • The hospital has Intensive Care Units which are upgraded with the latest technologies.
  • International patient care services are applied to make the process of medical travel easier for international patients.
  • Centres of Excellence across disciplines such as Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Critical Care, ENT, Spine Surgery etc.
  • A radiology centre which has been digitised.
  • There are Centers of Excellence for prominent specialties such as cardiac care and neurosciences, there are a total of six.

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USD 7510 - 8920

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Canadian Specialist Hospital located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A multispecialty hospital which is based in 7 stories of a building.
  • More than 30 specialised centres
  • It has over 35 specialties and 40 plus OPD clinics with 200 beds
  • 6 Operating Theatres as well as ICU, CCU, HDU, NICU
  • The most advanced lab & Imaging services
  • International patient care services
  • Option for Telemedicine to connect with the specialists

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital has taken spine surgery in India at the next level with the help of its worldclass surgeons and patientcentric care The Spine Surgery Centers of the hospital have many medical milestones to its credit Spine surgery in Indraprastha Apollo Hospital uses anterior stabilization spinal implant that was approved by FDA

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USD 7660 - 8820

FOR Spinal Fusion


The Spine Fusion Surgery Unit at BLK Super Speciality Hospital provides top quality medical care to all patients suffering from chronic conditions related to the spine vertebrae. The hospital has an experienced multidisciplinary team of doctors who ensure that the patient has access to consistent and safe treatment. The centre follows the most stringent standards in safety, hygiene, and patient care.

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USD 7740 - 8820

FOR Spinal Fusion


Fortis Hospital located in Noida, India is accredited by ISO, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital has a capacity of as many as 200 beds.
  • There are also 7 operation rooms.
  • Emergency trauma unit of the hospital is an epitome of excellence.
  • The laboratories are made to make diagnosis and analysis a strong part of the treatment process.
  • Numerous organ transplants have been performed and continued to be performed in this healthcare organization.
  • The dialysis unit of the Fortis Hospital Noida is definitely worth a mention, as is its position as a referral hospital for renal ailment treatments.
  • The critical care procedures of the hospital are a major attraction.
  • The hospital has a smoothly functioning 24/7 Emergency centre and its Cardiac Centre for Excellence is well renowned.

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 8070 - 8560

FOR Spinal Fusion


Medicana Camlica Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 150 bedded Hospital
  • Specialty-based clinics
  • Fully-equipped patient rooms

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Manipal Hospital located in Gurugram, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 90 bed capacity
  • A multi-specialty healthcare organisation
  • Cutting edge infrastructure that makes it a go to healthcare facility for one and all.
  • The medical, nursing and surgical protocols are upgraded to global criterion.
  • An international patient care destination because of not just the infrastructure, personnel and equipment but personalised services for the international patient base frequenting the facility.
  • 24 Hour services such as
    • Cath-Lab
    • Emergency room
    • Blood Centre
    • Laboratory
    • Pharmacy
    • Endoscopy
    • Radiology
    • Ambulance
    • Operation theater
    • Intensive Care Unit
    • Labor and delivery suite
  • In addition to this there are special clinics, blood centre, preventive healthcare, other services such as
    • Nutrition & Dietetics
    • Psychology and counseling services
    • Audiology
    • Physiotherapy
  • Diagnostic Imaging, Operating Theatre, Ambulatory and Day Care, Cafeteria, Nursing Units are present.
  • There are three kinds of patient accommodation such as Rooms (Single/Superior/Double & Five Bed), Intensive Care Unit and High dependency unit.
  • Clinical laboratory outlining Histopathology, Cytology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Clinical pathology is also a part of the hospital.

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USD 7870 - 9260

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Medicana Konya Hospital located in Konya, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Providing services in a closed area of 30.000 m2
  • It has a total of 80 physicians (including 32 specialist physicians), 37 academicians, 8 practitioners, 1 psychologist and 2 Dieticians
  • General and Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Total bed capacity for 223 beds with 49 in general intensive care, 7 in cardiovascular surgery intensive care, 9 beds in coronary intensive care unit, 41 in NICU and 117 service beds
  • Operating rooms are equipped with the latest medical technologies & state-of-the-art equipment like IT, MRI (1.5 Tesla), Mammography, Ultrasonography, etc.
  • Laboratories and Imaging Units
  • UHA Unit for International Patients
  • Pharmacies on Duty
  • Hospital rooms are categorized as Standard rooms and Suite rooms
  • Rooms are fully equipped with basic needs of a patient and their relatives, like TV, Mini Fridge, Nurse call system, telephone, central air conditioning ventilation system, etc.
  • 24-hour cafeteria
  • Parking lot
  • Mens & Womens Place of worship

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About the Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion surgery is a type of a spinal procedure used to join two or more bones permanently in the spine and to prevent movement between them. The bones that are joined are called as vertebrae. Spinal fusion surgery is performed along with other surgical procedures such as foraminotomy or laminectomy and after diskectomy in the neck. It is required if the patient has an injury or a fracture of the vertebrae. The spine will become weak due to an infection or tumors. Spinal fusion is also performed in abnormal curvatures that result from scoliosis or kyphosis.

How is Spinal Fusion performed?

This surgical procedure usually takes around three to four hours. The surgeon makes a surgical cut and views the spine. Surgeries such as a diskectomy, laminectomy, or a foraminotomy, are conducted first followed by spinal fusion.

Spinal fusion may be done on the back or neck or spine. The patient is made to lie with face down. The spine is exposed by separating the muscles and tissue. If surgery is on the lower back, the surgeon will use retractors to separate soft tissues and blood vessels. A graft is used to fuse the bones permanently. The surgeon gets the bone graft from other parts of the body, which is called autograft. Sometimes a bone substitute may also be used to fill in the space between the vertebrae and form a single long bone.

Recovery from Spinal Fusion

Pain medications will be given either by mouth or through an intravenous line. You will be taught the ways to stand properly, walk, sit and stand. You will not be able to eat for two to three days. Nutrients will be given through an intravenous route. You have to wear a bracelet after leaving the hospital. The surgeon will provide instructions to the patient regarding home care after surgery. Spinal fusion alleviates nerve pain by creating more space around the spinal cord and nerve roots. This surgery reduces post-decompressive deformity. The spine fusion surgery corrects any deformity which is present before surgery. The surgery ensures normal alignment of the spine. Laser spine institute can perform spinal fusion surgery in minimally invasive manner.

Sometimes spinal fusion can lead to more back pain and prolongs the recovery time. Inflammation and scaring is also possible after the surgery. Due to nerve irritation, pain or weakness can also occur. The fused segment may also cause stress near the fusion. Inform the doctor immediately in case you suffer from breathing problems or witness signs of infection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Spinal Fusion cost in Singapore?

On an average, Spinal Fusion in Singapore costs about USD$ 20400. Spinal Fusion in Singapore is available across many hospitals in different states.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Spinal Fusion in Singapore?

Different hospitals have different pricing policy when it comes to the cost of Spinal Fusion in Singapore. The cost quoted by some of the best hospitals for Spinal Fusion in Singapore generally covers the pre-surgery investigations of the patient. The Spinal Fusion package in Singapore includes the fees of the surgeon, hospitalization and anesthesia as well. Stay outside the package duration, port-operative complications and diagnosis of a new condition may further increase the Spinal Fusion cost in Singapore.

Which are some of the best hospitals in Singapore for Spinal Fusion?

There are many hospitals across the country that offer Spinal Fusion to international patients. The following are some of the most renowned hospitals for Spinal Fusion in Singapore:

  1. Gleneagles Hospital
  2. Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  3. Farrer Park Hospital
  4. Parkway East Hospital
  5. Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Spinal Fusion in Singapore?

After Spinal Fusion in Singapore, the patient is supposed to stay in guest house for another 25 days. This duration of stay is recommended to complete all the necessary follow-ups and control tests to ensure that the surgery was successful.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Spinal Fusion?

One of the topmost destinations for Spinal Fusion is Singapore. It has a variety of accredited hospital, affordable cost of treatment and some of the best medical fraternity. Some of the other destinations that are popular for Spinal Fusion include the following:

  1. Thailand
  2. Czechia
  3. Lithuania
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Greece
  6. Turkey
  7. Tunisia
  8. Poland
  9. South Korea
  10. South Africa
How much are the other expenses in Singapore apart from the cost of Spinal Fusion?

Apart from the cost of Spinal Fusion, the patient is also required to pay additionally for daily meals and guest house accommodation. These charges may vary starting from USD$ 60 per person.

Which are the best cities in Singapore for Spinal Fusion Procedure?

Some of the best cities in Singapore which offer Spinal Fusion are:

  • Connexion
  • Joo Chiat Pl
  • Napier Road
  • Singapore
  • Novena
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Spinal Fusion in Singapore?

After the Spinal Fusion takes place, the average duration of stay at the hospital is about 4 days. The patient is subjected to several biochemistry and radiological scans to see that everything is okay and the recovery is on track. After making sure that patient is clinically stable, discharge is planned.

What is the average rating of Hospitals in Singapore?

The overall rating for hospitals providing Spinal Fusion in Singapore is 4.2. Several parameters such as hospital infrastructure, pricing policy, quality of services, politeness of staff etc. contribute to the rating.

How many hospitals offer Spinal Fusion in Singapore?

There are more than 5 hospitals that offer Spinal Fusion in Singapore. These hospitals are approved to perform the surgery and have proper infrastructure to handle Spinal Fusion patients.

Why should you opt for lumbar decompression surgery in Singapore?

Singapore is one of the most sought after destinations for a lumbar decompression surgery, because of obvious reasons:

  • The country houses some of the best hospitals and medical centres, which are equipped with the latest technology to perform the treatment.

  • The surgeons who undertake those treatments are well-qualified in their field of specialization and provide the best care available.

  • The treatment in Singapore is aimed to enhance the quality of life of the person suffering from pain.

  • The slip disc treatment cost in Singapore is quite nominal and exhibits a high success rate.

What is the average cost of spinal fusion surgery in Singapore?

The cost of spinal fusion surgery in Singapore is much nominal as compared to western countries. A spinal fusion treatment in Singapore will cost a patient between USD 7,200 and USD 10,500; which is 14 per cent less than the cost of the same in the USA. The inexpensive nature of the treatment is what makes Singapore an ideal destination for patients all over the world.

Which are the top doctors and hospitals for spinal fusion in Singapore?

Singapore is the hub for some of the top hospitals in the world, where spinal fusion surgery is performed. These hospitals are JCI accredited and are equipped with the latest technology. The doctor to patient ratio is 1:1, and the treatments at these hospitals are highly successful. Here is a list of the top hospitals in Singapore for spine fusion surgery:

  • Changi General Hospital

  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital

  • National University Hospital

  • Raffles Hospital

The neurosurgeons who perform the spine fusion surgery in Singapore are internationally certified doctors holding years of experience. Here is a list of the top neurosurgeons in Singapore for a spine fusion surgery:

  • Dr. Alvin Hong

  • Dr. Tan Siah Heng James

  • Dr. Limy Yu Tang Aymeric

  • Dr. Yeo Tseng Tsai

  • Dr. David Choy Kim Seng

  • Dr. Ng Puay Yong

How successful is spine surgery in Singapore?

Singapore has been successfully conducting spine fusion surgeries from the past 3 decades, exhibiting an impressive success rate. The patients who get treated have reported having been relieved from the excruciating pain and have also recovered swiftly. The technology used during the surgery is the most recent, thus helping patients to avail quality treatment at these centres.

Is minimally invasive spine surgery available in Singapore?

The advancement of technology has eliminated the need for long procedures, wherein the recovery is long and painful. In the case of spine surgery, there have been advancements, the latest being a minimally invasive spine surgery. In this type of surgery, smaller incisions are made in the spine to conduct the surgery, so that post the procedure, the patient experiences minimum pain and is in for a speedy recovery. Minimally invasive spine surgery is available in Singapore and has proven to be highly successful. The patients can contact the best spine surgeon in Singapore and get the treatment without having to pay a fortune for the same.

FAQ's Related to Singapore

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in Singapore?

The hospitals in Singapore are all apprised and then given accredition by Joint Commission International, the premier accredition agency in the world. When it comes to healthcare quality and patient safety, the hospitals in Singapore are assessed by the Joint Commission International or JCI. The Organisation management of top hospitals of Singapore is checked by Joint Commission International and is a sign of the healthcare providers commitment to providing quality healthcare. Hospitals in Singapore are given the accredition by Joint Commission International post stringent assessment measures.

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in Singapore?

The popular multi specialty hospital groups in Singapore are as follows

  1. Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  2. Raffles Hospital
  3. National University Hospital
  4. Gleneagles Hospital
  5. Singapore General Hospital
  6. Changi General Hospital
  7. Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre
  8. Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  9. Parkway Hospitals Singapore

The high standards of medical care provided by the popular multispecialty hospitals in Singapore ensures that a truly international patient population frequents them. The popular multispecialty hospitals in Singapore are known for their high quality of medical professionals in a wide variety of specialties. The patient community loves the popular Singapore multispecialty hospitals because here you get the best of treatment in really less waiting times.

Why should I opt for healthcare in Singapore?

Do opt to get healthcare in Singapore because of the highly developed infrastructure which is vouched for by one and all. The hospitals and healthcare professionals in Singapore are well defined with the best of clinical outcomes and an all round care. The focus on the high levels of service is a reason that an increasing number of people are opting for healthcare in Singapore. Singapore is being increasingly chosen by medical travellers owing to its association with great access to quality healthcare and its high ratings as an easy to travel to destination.

What is the quality of doctors in Singapore?

The doctors in Singapore are thorough professionals with immense practical knowledge of their area of specialisation. The absolute precision and efficiency sought makes the doctors in Singapore some of the best in the world. The doctors in Singapore deal with patients from various nationalities and have immense experience with innumerable international patients. The doctors in Singapore are educated from the best universities of the world and have acquired great skill in treating patients.

When traveling to Singapore for medical treatment, what essential documents do I need to carry along?

We bring to you the list of documents needed for your medical travel to Singapore:

  1. Medical Records and Reports describing your medical condition
  2. Communication from the hospital and/or the doctor that has referred you
  3. Passport
  4. Treatment Plan and Frequency of treatment
  5. Fit to travel confirmation
  6. To and Fro travel tickets
  7. Visa relevant to your visit as a medical traveller to Singapore
  8. Proof of financial means for travel and treatment
  9. Credit Card/Debit Card/Valid internet banking account in Singapore

Please create the document checklist before starting your journey to Singapore as a medical traveller. There are three types of documents that will cover your requirements during your medical travel to Singapore and these are your medical condition related documents, travel related documents and the ones related to your finances. It is essential to make sure that your travel documents align with your medical travel visa requirements making your treatment, stay and travel back a seamless process.

What are the popular procedures available in Singapore?

The popular procedures available in Singapore are as follows.

  1. Dentistry
  2. Orthopedics
  3. Cardiology
  4. Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery
  5. Ophthalmology

Armed with the best of education and training, healthcare providers in Singapore are performing complex and advanced cardiology procedures everyday. The Orthopaedic surgery procedures are synonymous with excellence as they are performed with precision and efficiency in the hospitals in Singapore. Singapore is a hub for cosmetic surgery procedures such as:

  1. Liposuction
  2. Rhinoplasty
  3. Face Lift
  4. Breast Augmentation
  5. Blepharoplasty
What are the other facilities provided by hospitals in Singapore?

The major hospitals in Singapore ensure that the stay is comfortable not just for the patient but even the people accompanying them by providing a number of additional facilities. Hospitals in Singapore are constantly putting efforts in making your travel and transfer seamless by providing you facilities such as:

  1. Accommodation
  2. Flight Booking
  3. Airport Transfers
  4. Interpreter

There are facilities available for medical travellers that ease the payment process such as private payment gateways and the option of availing private insurance. Whether it be providing health screening, dietitians and pharmacies presence in the hospitals in Singapore, everything is done in line with the patient centric care practiced by the hospitals.

What is the procedure for obtaining medical visa for Singapore?

Please check the visa requirements for your country before applying for a medical visa for Singapore as their are relaxed visa norms for many countries. Let us have a look at the required documents for medical visa for Singapore:

  1. Passport with the required time validity
  2. Completed application form
  3. LOI or Letter of Introduction from a local contact in Singapore
  4. A recent passport size photograph
  5. Bio data page photocopy of the passport of the applicant
  6. Covering letter and forwarding letter

It is advised that you check the required visa fee from your country for medical visa for Singapore. It takes atleast five working days to get your medical visa processed (excluding delays due to rush or submission of an incomplete application). Your original bank statements will be checked by the concerned officials in order to assess your financials so that your Singapore medical visa can be granted.