Sunway Medical Center to serve patients in Asia as a one-stop quaternary hospital
Sunway Medical Center (SMC) is Malaysia’s largest quaternary and regional tertiary care private hospital that is strategically located in the integrated sustainable township of Sunway City Kuala Lumpur. Named as “Stand-Out Jury Award Hospital of the Year in Asia-Pacific 2021” and “Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year in Asia-Pacific” at APAC Healthcare & Medical Tourism Awards 2018, 2019 and 2020, the hospital is within walking distance to an array of amenities such as Sunway Lagoon theme park, Sunway Hotels & Resorts, Sunway Pyramid shopping mall, Sunway University. Named “International Hospital of the Year” by International Medical Travel Journal in 2016 and 2017 respectively, SMC serves more than half a million patients annually and receives more than 60,000 international patient visits from 170 countries.
Sunway Medical Centre (SMC) is ranked the top for paediatrics services in Malaysia, according to the Best Specialized Hospitals Asia Pacific Newsweek 2023 rankings.SMC is ranked 28th for paediatrics within Asia Pacific, and is also ranked within the top 75 hospitals in Neurology, Cardiology and Oncology.
Established in November 1999, Sunway Medical Center is the first hospital in Southeast Asia to receive accreditation from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS). With 29 centers of excellence, 724 beds, more than 300 specialists, 60 medical specialties, 18 licensed OTs, SMC provides a complete range of medical and surgical solutions. The hospital is renowned in specialties such as cancer care, hematology, targeted radionuclide therapy, robotic-assisted surgery, bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, pediatric cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, gastroenterology and hepatology, neurology and neurosurgery, cardiac and vascular, women and children services and many more.
Dato’ Lau Beng Long, President of Sunway Healthcare Group, shared that SMC has anchored itself on high quality of patient care. “As one of the leading quaternary and tertiary regional hospitals in Malaysia, we are committed to providing best-in-class care supported by internationally trained specialists and the latest technology. Every patient is important to us. Our strength is in formulating customised treatment plans for our patients, with the aim of providing a ‘home away from home’ environment whereby they can enjoy hassle-free and worry-free care here. We are not only building good hospitals for today’s needs, we are also laying the foundation for great hospitals for generations to come,” commented Dato’ Lau.
“Health is happiness. When foreign patients come to our hospitals for treatment, they are often in advanced stages of cancer, or have been misdiagnosed or given the wrong treatment. Families are in distress because they want their loved ones to recover. This is our vision, to create a complete ecosystem from wellness and diagnosis to treatment and recovery by providing multidisciplinary care with advanced technology to assist patients in their treatment journey. To this end, we have launched all-in-one 3D2N medical checkup cum leisure package with integrated offerings from Sunway Hotel and Sunway Lagoon, targeted screening programmes, digital PET-CT scan and other technologies to provide accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment, ” said Faith Tang, Assistant Director, International Business Development.
Awarded by the Frost & Sullivan 2021 and 2022 Malaysia Smart Hospital Company of the Year Award, SMC has been at the forefront in adopting the latest technologies to achieve clinical excellence. SMC has also officially acquired the Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) digital system, uMI780. This makes SMC the first hospital in Southeast Asia to have this technology. Meanwhile, SMC is collaborating with United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) in presenting uMI780. Through this technology, SMC optimises molecular imaging protocols using artificial intelligence (AI) model reconstruction in cancer diagnosis.
In 2021, Sunway Medical Centre acquired an additional state-of-the-art robotic surgery system and made history by performing Malaysia’s first robot-assisted joint replacement surgery. SMC is the first robotic joint replacement surgery pioneer in Malaysia, celebrating the record of 100th robotic arthroplasty surgery with the clinical outcome of faster recovery, less pain and 80% of patients being able to walk without crutches during day 14 of follow-up as compared to 20% of patients that underwent conventional surgery.
In Dec 2022, Sunway Medical Centre commemorated the administration of one thousand robot-assisted surgeries. This milestone achievement comes as another step in the hospital’s diligent investment into the latest smart hospital technology to improve patient care and precision medicine. Sunway Medical Centre procured the highly advanced da Vinci Si Surgical System in 2016 and their latest addition, the da Vinci Xi 4th Generation Surgical System was the first of its kind in the country when it was launched in January 2022. With its advanced surgical technology, the da Vinci Xi makes complex surgeries simpler and enhances surgical performance, allowing SMC’s surgeons to have an extended range of motion and substantially improved vision while operating.
Additionally, SMC’s Cancer Centre is equipped with various cutting-edge technologies for precise and intelligent cancer diagnoses and treatment, such as Radixact-X9 Tomotherapy, Leksell Gamma Knife ICON, TrueBeam STx variant, 4-D PET/CT Scanner and the Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). Sunway Medical Centre is affiliated with University of Cambridge, Royal College of Physicians, Royal Papworth Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia to further meet the demands of medical education, training and research.
SMC has a dedicated one-stop International Patient Centre (IPC) that takes care of the needs of international patients by proving assistance ranging from patient appointment, cost estimate, interpreters and accommodation arrangement to transport logistics and such. For more information, kindly contact our International Patient Centre at [email protected] and +60374941098