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The Cost of Medical Treatments in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in Asia, offering dental care, various types of body checks and scans, heart surgery, joint replacements, and many more. The cost of medical treatment in Thailand, which is lower than in some cities worldwide, contributes to its appeal worldwide.

Because, from our experience, most expats or medical tourists will choose private hospitals in Bangkok, which feature newer medical equipment, short waiting times, and English-speaking staff. In this article, we will provide estimated prices (in USD) for treatment in private hospitals in the Land of Smiles.

Let’s take a look at the cost of common medical treatments in Thailand, and some advice on how to minimize your spending costs, no matter if you only come to Thailand for a brief time, or live here as an expat.

Cost of Major Surgeries in Thailand

Before we start, those who wish to be covered for such surgeries should bear in mind that health insurance options might be limited. This is because the treatment you are looking for might fall under the category of “pre-existing medical condition.”

A pre-existing condition is any medical condition that a patient had been diagnosed with and had been treated for prior to joining a new health insurance plan. In Thailand, however, it is possible to obtain insurance for pre-existing conditions and even special retiree insurance plans.

While it is true that many procedures can be significantly cheaper in Thailand’s private hospitals than in other countries in the world, the costs of common medical treatments in Thailand can still be quite high, and paying for them out of pocket can be a tough blow to one’s wallet.

Let’s take a look at some approximate prices in Thailand for major surgeries:


Starting Cost (in USD)

Heart Bypass Surgery (CABG)*


Heart Valve Replacement*


Hip Replacement (1 Side)*


Knee Replacement (1 Side)*


Gastric Bypass


Phaco Monofocal Lens (per eye)*


Spinal Fusion (Exclude Implant)*


*Note: Information from Bangkok Hospital – A renowned private hospital in Thailand

Cost of an Accident or Unexpected Illness Treatments in Thailand

Not everything can be predicted, and unfortunate events may cause you to become ill or injured. In such a situation, emergency care can be crucial for your survival, but it can also cost you a lot if you don’t have sufficient coverage.

Below, you can find the approximate costs for medical treatments in Thailand in case of an accident or illness.


Starting Cost (in USD)

Bacterial Diarrhea

$10 – 160

Dengue Fever

$704 – 2,500

Motorcycle Accident*

$6,000 – 60,000

Medical Evacuation

$8,000 – 12,000

*Note: Depending on the severity of the accident.

Cost of Dental Treatments in Thailand

Another popular topic among medical tourists is dental care in Thailand. The quality of dental care in Thailand is high, and prices are significantly lower than in other developed countries. Consequently, Thailand is a popular destination to get one’s teeth fixed.

Check out the approximate cost of common dental treatment in a private clinic in Bangkok:


Starting Cost (in USD)

Ceramic Crown

$350 – 770

Implant (per tooth)

$1550 – 2400

Whitening (price depends on the whitening style)

$220 – 330

Root Canal Treatment

$300 – 440

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

$185 – 380

Ceramic Braces

$2500 – 3100

Get the Right Medical Coverage in Thailand

Even if the costs of common medical treatment in Thailand might seem affordable, costs can quickly stack up, leaving you with limited healthcare options.

For just about anyone, whether they’re traveling through Thailand for a few days or staying long term, having adequate health insurance that covers the costs of any illnesses, accidents, or other medical treatments is crucial.

Pacific Prime Thailand works with both local and international insurers in Thailand and offers a wide range of insurance plans that meet our client’s needs, including travel insurance, individual health insurance, AD&D insurance, maternity insurance, dental insurance, and more.

Furthermore, we help our clients to compare such plans, and should anything happen to them, we facilitate claims processes and help to communicate in their language, be it with the local insurance companies or even the hospital.
Contact us today for a free quote for a plan that matches your budget and lifestyle!

Lakshmi is an experienced writer with a passion for insurance trends and economics. She has been writing professionally for the past 6 years. Lakshmi has worked on numerous in-depth reports analyzing various insurance trends and providing valuable insights for readers.

Since joining Pacific Prime, Lakshmi has gained a comprehensive understanding of different kinds of health insurance and their importance in people's lives. Her expertise in this area has allowed her to produce informative and engaging content that helps individuals make informed decisions regarding their health insurance.

Lakshmi's clear, concise, and engaging writing style makes complex insurance concepts accessible to readers of all levels and also adheres to Pacific Prime’s motto: - “Simplifying Insurance.”
Lakshmi Chirumamilla