Considered by many as a global leader in medical tourism, Thailand attracts over two million foreign patients seeking treatment for everything from open- heart surgery to gender reassignment each year. Junomedical has partnered with Thailand’s top, internationally-accredited hospitals so patients seeking a sex reassignment procedure can undergo this highly specialized branch of surgery at up to 80% less than the average cost in the U.K., U.S., and Australia and receive the same quality of care as they would in their homeland.
Sex reassignment surgery is usually pursued by individuals who identify with a gender different than the one assigned at birth, known to the medical community as gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is the distress that an individual experiences when the anatomical sex assigned at birth doesn’t correspond with the gender that the individual identifies with mentally, socially, and culturally. Female-to-male sex reassignment surgery involves a number of procedures where the ultimate goal of most patients seeking a full transition is to construct a penis (phalloplasty). Some of the world's best gender reassignment surgeons are based in Thailand, which is home to over 50 JCI-accredited hospitals. JCI or Joint Commission International represents the gold standard in global health care, with accredited hospitals boasting the latest technology and the best doctors. World-class physicians and state-of- the-art technology aren’t Thailand’s only draw for tourists: From the azure coastline and green peaks of Ko Phi Phi to the paddy fields of Pai to the temples of Chiang Mai, visitors won’t be short of sightseeing opportunities. Aside from the white-sand beaches, Buddhist temples and buzzing night markets, Thailand is known for one thing: the hospitality of its people. Once you set foot on Thai soil, you’ll see why it’s been dubbed the “Land of Smiles”. In the past few years more and more airlines have added Thailand to their regular routes making the country much more affordable to fly to, and once there, tourists can easily get by on around £20 to £30 per day, including decent accommodation and good food.