Samitivej Thonburi Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

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Overview

Overview

Samitivej Thonburi Hospital is a 150-bed center staffed by over 200 specialists and is one of Samitivej group of hospitals. Their goal is to use advanced healthcare technology to provide the best medical care possible for patients and their families. Opened in 1979, the Samitivej group has since built a reputation as one of Thailand's foremost healthcare providers. The center was recognized as a 'Mother and Baby Friendly Hospital' by UNICEF and the World Health Organization in 1999. It was the first in Thailand to receive such an accolade.

In 2004, Samitivej also received the Prime Minister Award for Most Recognized Service. The hospital's Mobile ICU/CCU ambulances allow for patients to be transferred to and from 30 airports within the Indochine region. Staff can assist without airport pickup, hotel booking, car rental, and local transport. Family accommodation and private treatment rooms are available, as are an on-site laundry and pharmacy service. Translation is available in English, German, Thai, French, Hindustani, Mandarin, Japanese, Chinese, Punjab, and Lao.

Location

Samitivej Thonburi Hospital is located in Bangkok, and is 50km away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. This is accessible via the local public bus system. The surrounding neighbourhood is home to nearly 100 different 5-star hotels.

The Wat Ratchanadda is 9.5km from the clinic and consists of a number of unique temples and buildings including the famous Loha Prasat. Thailand itself is becoming a major destination for medical treatment, with 1.4million international patients who visited from overseas in 2009.

Accreditations

Joint Commission International

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, French, Japanese, Chinese

Services

Online doctor consultation
Rehabilitation
Translation services
Interpreter services
Airport pickup
Car hire
Local transportation booking
Hotel booking
Local tourism options
Air ambulance
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Pharmacy
Visa / Travel office
Laundry
Dry cleaning
Mobility accessible rooms
Procedures

Procedures

25 procedures across 10 specialties

>Diagnostic Imaging

(3 procedures)

Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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Mammography

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  • A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast that is taken to check for breast cancer.

  • weeks

    The amount of time needed will depend on how long the patient will need to wait for the results of the mammogram.

  • Learn more about Mammography

Thyroid Ultrasound

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>Gastroenterology

(2 procedures)

Colonoscopy

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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy
See 1 type of Colonoscopy procedures:
Gastro-Colonoscopy
  from $ 1,219

Gastroscopy

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  • A gastroscopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a specialist uses a small camera to view the digestive tract (the gullet, stomach and duodenum). The camera (gastroscope) is a narrow flexible fibre-optic tube which is inserted through the mouth or nose.

  • 1 - 2 days

>General Medicine

(3 procedures)

Female Health Checkup

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Male Health Checkup

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Medical Examination

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  • A medical examination, also called medical checkup or health checkup, is a general examination of a patient's health. Having a medical checkup can help to identify problems early on, even before symptoms show. A checkup can also give patients peace of mind if they are worried about their health.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Medical checkups can be combined with sightseeing or shopping trips.

  • Learn more about Medical Examination

>Gynecology

(2 procedures)

Hysterectomy

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  • A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the uterus (womb). It is performed to treat a variety of different conditions, heavy periods, pelvic pain, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, fibroids (benign tumors), endometriosis, and chronic pelvic pain. Hysterectomies are most commonly performed in women above the age of 40.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    Patients will likely need several weeks before they are fit to travel following a hysterectomy.

  • Learn more about Hysterectomy
See 1 type of Hysterectomy procedures:
Vaginal Hysterectomy
$ 5,486 - $ 6,705

Myomectomy

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  • A myomectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove fibroids from the uterus. Uterine fibroids are growths which are non-cancerous that form on the uterus. Fibroids are removed as they can cause vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, lower back pain, pain during sexual intercourse, and constipation.

  • Learn more about Myomectomy

>Ophthalmology

(6 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

  • Learn more about Cataract Surgery

Glaucoma Treatment

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  • Glaucoma treatment aims to relieve symptoms of glaucoma and prevent further damage, deterioration, and loss of vision. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, which creates problems with vision and if left untreated, can lead to loss of vision.

  • 2 - 7 days
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Laser Eye Surgery (LASEK)

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  • Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) is a type of laser eye surgery used to correct eyesight. LASEK laser eye surgery combines the techniques of LASIK eye surgery and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery. Like other laser eye surgeries, LASEK can correct short-sighted and long-sighted vision, as well as correcting astigmatism. There is a reduced chance of getting dry eyes after LASEK eye surgery, in comparison to LASIK eye surgery.

    LASEK eye surgery is recommended for patients with thin corneas as the surgery does not involve creating a flap on the cornea which is part of LASIK eye surgery. In LASEK eye surgery, a blade is used to create and incision in the cornea, rather than creating a flap, and the outer layer of the cornea is then lifted, and the laser is applied to reshape the cornea.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after LASEK, but should take precautions to avoid dryness of the eye.

  • Learn more about Laser Eye Surgery (LASEK)

>Colorectal Medicine

(1 procedure)

Hemorrhoidectomy

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  • A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat hemorrhoids which are painful and do not respond to other non-surgical treatments.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some doctors may want to follow-up with the patient 2 - 3 weeks later, however patients should discuss if they need to fly sooner.

  • Learn more about Hemorrhoidectomy
See 1 type of Hemorrhoidectomy procedures:
Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
$ 3,657 - $ 4,572

>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(2 procedures)

Hearing Assessment

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Tympanoplasty

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>Orthopedics

(2 procedures)

Hip Replacement

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  • A hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the surfaces of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant.

    Hip replacement surgery is a common surgery for patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and reduces joint mobility.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

  • Learn more about Hip Replacement

Knee Replacement

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  • A knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which damaged surfaces in the knee joint, or else the whole knee joint, are replaced with metal and plastic components. There are 2 types of knee replacement surgeries: total knee replacement (TKR) and partial knee replacement (PKR).

  • 2 - 4 weeks

    After surgery, patients will have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, meaning any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

  • Learn more about Knee Replacement

>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(2 procedures)

Physical Therapy

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Speech Therapy

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>Sleep Medicine

(2 procedures)

Sleep Medicine Consultation

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Sleep Study

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More about available treatments at Samitivej Thonburi Hospital

Across the 3 Samitivej Hospitals, a total of 2,000 health professionals are employed. It is a multi-lingual workforce experienced in treating international patients. Many of the surgeons, doctors, nurses, and therapists have been educated and trained at internationally renowned institutions.

Staff

Staff

Across the 3 Samitivej Hospitals a total of 2,000 health professionals are employed, a multi-lingual workforce that are experienced in treating international patients. Many of the surgeons, doctors, nurses, and therapists have been educated and trained at internationally renowned institutions.

Dr. Chaleewan Putipattana

  • Specializes in internal medicine
  • Diplomate of the Thai Board of Internal Medicine
  • Speaks Thai and English
Internal Medicine

Dr. Jongrak Thepsuwan

  • Specializes in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Certified in gynecological endoscopic surgery by the Asia-Pacific Association for Gynecologic Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy (APAGE), Chang-Gung
  • Diplomate of the Thai Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Speaks Mandarin, English, and Thai
Gynecology

Dr. Methawee Trairattanathada

  • Specializes in ENT (ear, nose, and throat)
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Chiangmai University, Thailand
  • Diplomate of the Thai Board of Otolaryngology
  • Speaks Thai and English
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Dr. Chulamanee Chairattananon

  • Specializes in pediatrics
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Diplomate of the Thai Board of Pediatrics
  • Diplomate of the Thai Sub-Board of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Speaks Thai and English
Pediatrics

Dr. Paneeya Tapaneeyangkul

  • Specializes in ophthalmology
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Diplomate of the Thai Board of Ophthalmology
  • Diplomate of the Thai Sub-Board of Glaucoma
  • Speaks Thai and English
Ophthalmology

Dr. Suhasinee Chumnibanakarn

  • Specializes in radiology
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Diplomate of the Thai Board of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Speaks Thai and English
Radiology

Dr. Sasithorn Sujarittanakarn

  • Specializes in general surgery
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Mahidol University, Thailand in 2003
  • Earned a diploma in surgery from Mahidol University in 2010
  • Earned a certificate in head, neck, and breast surgery from Mahidol University in 2011
  • Speaks Thai and English
General Surgery

Dr. Santi Wongpanich

  • Specializes in orthopedics
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Diplomate of the Thai Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Speaks Thai and English
Orthopedics

Dr. Phatarawee Lekhawattana

  • Specializes in prosthodontics
  • Graduated with a degree in dentistry from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Earned a certificate in prosthodontics from Chulalongkorn University
  • Speaks Thai and English
Dentistry

Dr. Chuthayuth Wongsakornchaiyakul

  • Specializes in anesthesiology
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine (MD) from Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Diplomate of the Thai Board of Anesthesiology
  • Speaks Thai and English
Anesthetics
Reviews

Reviews

The clinic was visited by a member of the MEDIGO Team

Samitivej Thonburi Hospital is part of the Samitivej group of hospitals which are famous in Bangkok, so it is easy to travel there by taxi. There is also good parking available. Inside the hospital, it is modern and clean, and has a safe feeling to it. The equipment and facilities were also modern. There are a lot of staff at the hospital and they were well presented and friendly.