Urology in Malaysia features brachytherapy, green light laser, and minimally-invasive surgery
In Malaysia, computed tomography and endoscopy are widely applied to diagnose urologic diseases. Prostate cancer is handled through modern non-invasive method called brachytherapy (or sealed-source radiotherapy). To remove stones from kidneys internal non-invasive lithotripsy is applied to ensure tissue integrity.
Cost can be a key factor while choosing destination for treatment. In this light, Malaysian urologic procedures aren’t that expensive compared to those in the U.S., Australia, or Singapore. Specifically, lithotripsy costs about $3,000 while nephrectomy (kidney removal) makes up to $4,000.
Local urologists and surgeons frequently refer to laparoscopic and stereotactic techniques as well as green light laser to minimize cuts, after-surgery pain, and rehabilitation period.
Urologists at Malaysian hospitals specialize in:
- urinary incontinence and infection
- prostate/kidney/bladder cancer
- modified prostate
- erectile dysfunction
- kidney stones
Medical tourists traveling to Malaysia often browse urology at Mahkota Hospital in Melaka.