After more than two years, medical tourists returning to Singapore again

Laotian businessman Vicksamphanh Chanmavong came to Singapore for a carpal tunnel release procedure in April. PHOTOS: COURTESY OF VICKSAMPHANH CHANMAVONG
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SINGAPORE - When Laotian businessman Vicksamphanh Chanmavong, 22, was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his left hand in late March, he started his online search for an orthopaedic specialist in Singapore.

"My left hand was numb, I was shocked… I felt like my fingers were going to explode from the pain," he said.

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