When it comes to seeking medical help, you must not settle for anything less than the best. After all, this is your health that we are talking about. So no matter where you are in the world, you should be armed with a list of where you can get quality treatment and care. You never know when some strange virus might afflict you.
If only Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey were a real hospital with a Dr. Gregory House helping diagnose even the most complex and rare disease, then surely, that is the medical facility to go to. But since it is fictional, let us take a look instead at the top 10 best hospitals in the world that are real and not derived from a television show.
1. Fortis Hospital, Bangalore, India
Fortis has been the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company in India for the past four decades. It prides itself in patient-centered care that is blended with clinical expertise and the use of modern technology. In particular, it offers excellent surgical options for those seeking orthopedic procedures, such as hip resurfacing and replacement. It also has excellent follow up care and services even for foreign patients residing outside of India.
2. Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore
This is the flagship hospital of the Parkway Hospital Group. It boasts of a multi-disciplinary and state-of-the-art facilities that features 300 on-site doctors. These doctors specialize or sub-specialize in 30 different fields. It has 272 beds and is renowned for its doctors’ expertise, quality care, user-friendly services and modern technology. Key specialties include cardiology, gastroenterology, liver transplant, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology and orthopedic.
3. Shouldice Hospital, Thornhill, Canada
Shouldice Hospital is the leading center of excellence in the world when it comes to abdominal wall hernia repair. It is an 89-bed surgical hospital that performs over 7,000 hernia repairs every year. It was founded in 1945 and since then, it has had a 99.5 percent success rate for primary inguinal hernias. You should schedule an appointment first before going to this hospital, however, as it is quite popular among Canadians and medical tourists.
4. Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
It is known as one of the leading spine hospitals in the world. Boasting the use of modern equipment and technology, Wooridul Spine Hospital has investigated and developed different kinds of spine treatment options. It prides itself in developing a minimally invasive surgical treatment for those with problems in the lumbar, cervical and thoracic areas. It has also developed a non-surgical option using injection therapy. This is done by injecting medicine into an exact spot in the lesion, thus allowing a safe, fast and accurate treatment.
5. Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Hamburg, Germany
The Asklepios Group is the biggest private operator of hospitals in the entire European continent. It has over 100 facilities, as the company leverages its substantial wealth of experience to provide patients with the right treatment options and excellent service in medicine, nursing and rehabilitation. The Hamburg facility is its pride and joy. The hospital utilizes the most modern and cutting-edge medical equipment, serving as a laboratory for innovative medical technology companies that make their products available to Asklepios before it is even released to the rest of the world.
6. Bumrungad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Bumrungad International is an internationally-accredited hospital with different specializations. It is the biggest private hospital in Southeast Asia with 554 beds and 30 specialty centers. It serves over a million patients every year, around 40 percent of which are foreigners. It has taken the effort to digitize its records, investing a substantial sum to integrate its medical records, pharmacy, laboratories and other departments in the hospital. It also has an American-style of managing things. The hospital also provides English-speaking representatives to ensure the smooth flow of communication between hospital staff and patients.
7. Barcelona Centre Medic, Barcelona, Spain
It integrates the services of eight general clinics, eight specialized centers and four diagnostic centers to ensure that every medical specialization needed is covered. It prides itself in personalized care, with an entire medical team checking up on you to help provide treatment options. The hospital also offers the most advanced medical technology and equipment. Its prices are competitive as the integrated medical center stems from a commitment to corporate social responsibility.
8. Bangkok Hospital Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
It is the flagship hospital of the Bangkok Hospital Group, the largest operator of hospitals in Thailand with 13 network locations. Each location offers a different specialty and they are all staffed with highly-trained medical personnel. It is considered to be one of the best hospitals in the world for medical tourists. Several renowned hospitals in the country are part of the group, including Bangkok Heart Hospital, Bangkok International Hospital and the Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital.
9. Clemenceau Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
The hospital has a major drawback because it is located in a volatile part of the world. But if you can look past the war-torn images of the city and simply judge the quality of health care, then Clemenceau Medical Center in Beirut is one of the best in the world. It boasts of 106 beds and first class services similar to a top hotel. It has all the modern entertainment amenities, from satellite television programming to fast Internet access. It has 16 ICU beds and four NICU beds. All these come in private rooms equipped with the most advanced medical technology. Nurse-to-patient ratio in the intensive care units stands at 1:1. It has nine operating theaters with provisions for video teleconferencing in case there is a need to consult with specialists from anywhere in the world. The hospital has ties with Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
10. Anadolu Medical Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Anadolu Medical Center offers qualified medical personnel approved by international authorities. It is a leading institution of oncology through its Bone Marrow Transplant Center. It offers cutting-edge technology and strives to continuously improve itself through its partnership with Johns Hopkins. It ensures comfort to its patients and their families through a hotel located right inside the hospital.