Remember my earlier blogpost about Taiwan Expo 2018, on my exploration at the Digital Commerce Pavilion. Another Pavilion that really attracts me was the Healthcare Pavilion. In Malaysia, our healthcare institutions are continuously improving themselves. However, there are certain technologies or treatments that might not be available here. Hence, we as patient will seek for other alternative treatments elsewhere.
At the Healthcare Pavilion at Taiwan Expo 2018, visitors can have a deeper understanding on Taiwan’s best healthcare practices and innovations by Taiwan’s top medical personalities and institutions. There are nine medical service and healthcare providers exhibiting in the pavilion, each one promoting their own specialty many of which are presented for the first time in Malaysia.
One of the main highlight that captured my interest was an advanced cancer treatment known as ‘Percutaneous Radiofrequency Therapy’ by the highly regarded Prof. Dr. Jen-Tsung Yang, Vice Superintendent at the Chiayi branch of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital is the world’s largest medical group with seven branches in Taiwan. At the exhibition in Taiwan Expo, they showcased their Proton Therapy treatment. It an advanced medical technique of radiation therapy to treat cancer and Chang Gung is one of the only two hospitals providing this treatment in Southeast Asia.
We had the chance to catch Dr. Yang himself at the Healthcare Pavilion; where he shared more in-depth knowledge behind the invention of the therapy. Using high-tech facilities of intraoperative CT, MRI and navigation system, the therapy allows doctors to administer treatment quickly and precisely at the target location without generating a wound. These procedures are available to foreign patient and acceptance is based on individual’s patient diagnosis.
Another interesting highlight was by Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital. Established the Asian Institute of TeleSurgery (AITS) in Taiwan in 2008 (it’s the very first one in Asia with the most complete and sophisticated equipment) showcased their Transcranial Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound. This is an invasive surgery method which they is carried out when open surgery method is not possible.
For those who are looking into IVF treatment. You should check out Hsu, Chai-Chin Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic. At this clinic, they offer a unique mini-IVF technique which are patient-friendly and has a better method of receiving ovulation induction medicines. All it takes is just 3 injections compared to the conventional IVF techniques that required 10 jabs.
Other notable highlights below:
Honestly, I was rather amazed with all the medical treatment options that are readily available in Taiwan. If you wish to seek more information, head over to https://mys.taiwanexpoasean.com for a complete list of their showcase.