Dr. Voratape Kijtavee

Dr. Voratape Kijtavee

   Bangpakok 9 International Hospital , Bangkok, Thailand

  15 Years of experience

   175 USD for Video Consultation


Qualification and Experience

Dr Voratape Kijtavee is an experienced general surgeon who specialises in cancer surgery, in particular breast and endocrine surgery. He has many years of experience under his belt and is currently working at the Bangpakok 9 International Hospital (BPK 9), Bangkok, Thailand. He obtained his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, 2005. He also has a diploma from the Thai Board of General Surgery, The Medical Council of Thailand, 2010. More recently he also obtained a certificate in Clinical Fellowship Training in Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahi. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr Voratape has been a part of articles published in renowned journals from around the world. He also is fluent in Thai and English and is certified by the Thai Board of general surgery.

Condition Treated by Dr. Voratape Kijtavee

Here is the list of some of the conditions Dr Voratape Kijtavee treats:

  • Gallstones that are Causing Pain and Infection
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Mixed Gliomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma
  • Ependymomas
  • Colorectal or Colon Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Oral or Mouth Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Inguinal Hernia (in Groin)
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
  • Complicated Acute Appendicitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Cholecystitis (Inflammation of the Gall Bladder)

Breast cancer surgery is performed to remove the specific area of cancer in the breasts. The surgeon removes cancer and healthy tissues all around it. You usually have to undergo radiotherapy for the breast after this kind of surgery.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr. Voratape Kijtavee

There are around 200 different types of cancer and all these can cause different symptoms. The symptoms are often linked to some cancer types. The signs could also be general, including weight loss, fatigue, and unexplained pain. Although there may be different symptoms in different types of cancer, some general symptoms of cancer include:

  • Bone pain
  • Chest pain
  • Hoarseness
  • Coughing up blood, even a small amount
  • Shortness of breath
  • Losing weight without trying
  • A new cough that doesn't go away
  • Headache

Operating hours of Dr. Voratape Kijtavee

The operating hours of Dr Voratape Kijtavee is 11 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), The doctor does not see patients on Sunday.

Procedures performed by Dr. Voratape Kijtavee

Dr Voratape Kijtavee performs a wide variety of procedures for cancer treatment. Some of these are

  • Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Appendectomy
  • Oral cancer Treatment

The surgeon assesses the condition of the patient before performing any procedure to understand the risk associated with the procedure. The neurologist is popular for their high success rate and patient-centric approach which helps fast recovery of the patient. With vast experience in performing even the most complex cases with high precision and accuracy, the doctor follows medical protocols. Cancer surgery is done using two techniques - open surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Open surgery involves making an incision to remove the cancerous tissues. Some adjacent healthy tissues are also extracted in this process. There are several techniques available for minimally invasive surgery, such as cryosurgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopy, cryosurgery, and laser surgery.

Past Experience

  • Kameda medical center, Japan
  • Currently associated with BPK 9 Hospital.


  • M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University 2005.
  • Diploma of Thai Board of General Surgery, The Medical Council of Thailand, 2010.
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  • Certificate Clinical Fellowship Training in Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahi Certified visiting fellowship in minimal invasive and endoscopic breast surgery, Kameda Medical Center
  • Thai Board of General Surgery
  • The Medical Council of Thailand

Appendectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflamed appendix causing abdominal pain is removed. An appendix is a pouch-like structure attached to the large intestine and is located on the lower right side of the abdomen.

An appendectomy can be done laparoscopically as well as an open procedure. Complications may arise if an appendix has burst due to inflammation, which may increase the recovery time as a drain is put in the incision for a few days after the surgery.

Breast Cancer Treatment

The recent advances made in breast cancer treatment have revolutionized the way how women from this rare disorder are diagnosed and suggested a personalized treatment plan. These advances have made it easier for the doctors to arrive at a treatment plan, which is most suitable for the patient as per their individual characteristics and needs.

Different breast cancer treatment options help destruct complex mixture of cancer cells, which are otherwise difficult to treat using conventional breast cancer treatment. The treatment is started by the doctors handling the case as soon as the breast cancer diagnosis is confirmed.

Before the article delves into the different breast cancer treatment options, lets first take a look at how breast cancer develops and what are its symptoms and diagnosis methods.

Breast cancer: What do the statistics say?

Breast cancer primarily affects females aged above 40. However, that does not mean that it does not affect women aged below 40. Breast cancer can also affect males, although rarely.

Breast cancer starts in the cells of either one or both the breasts. It accounts for more than 16 percent of female cancer and contributes to 18.2 percent of all deaths that take place around the world because of cancer.

In the US alone, breast cancer affects more than 232,000 females and 2,200 males each year. It leads to death of more than 39,000 breast cancer patients in a year.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of breast cancer can be easily identified at home through breast self-examination. You should consult your physician on how to conduct this exam at home.

The most common breast cancer symptoms include:

  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Lump in the breast
  • Swelling in armpit
  • Change in colour and shape of the nipples
  • Rash, redness or pitting on the breast skink
  • Pain in the breast or armpits
  • Abnormal discharge from the nipples

In case of more aggressive breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer, severe redness and itching may be present.

The patients are advised to contact their physician as soon as they notice any of the symptoms of breast cancer. The physician is the best person to diagnose whether it is normal or inflammatory best cancer, and accordingly, suggest treatment for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Causes

The exact reason that causes breast cancer is unclear, despite the fact that every eighth woman suffers from it. However, there are several factors that have been associated with the development of breast cancer. Some of the breast cancer risk factors include:

  • Prolonged use of birth control pills
  • Obesity
  • Use of hormone replacement therapy
  • High breast density
  • Alcohol addiction
  • No history of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy after 35
  • Exposure to radiation

The risk of breast cancer naturally increases as women age. The risk is also higher in women who have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, possess BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or who have had their periods before the age of 12.

Inguinal Hernia Repair

Inguinal hernia is a condition that occurs when intestinal tissues or fatty tissues push through the weaker section of the abdominal wall, through the inguinal canals. The inguinal canals are situated both sides of the anterior abdominal wall, on either side of the midline. Located just above the inguinal ligaments, the inguinal canal is larger as well as more prominent among the men compared to women. It serves an important purpose, as it is associated in the conveyance of the spermatic chords in male as well as the uterine ligament (round) in the females. When a part of the abdominal wall gets weak, the tissues in the region protrude through the abdominal wall into the canal, causing extreme pain and discomfort. This can be felt as a lump in the lower abdominal area in most people, however, may also get unnoticed in candidates dealing with obesity. In such cases, inguinal hernia repair becomes the need of the hour, which can be achieved by surgical operations.

Inguinal hernia can be very painful and may interfere with daily activities to a great extent. Though medications like painkillers may help to cope up with the pain, the best treatment to cure hernia is through surgical procedures. Inguinal hernia repair can be done via surgical methods as the opening can not be sealed with medications and therapies, and needs to be thoroughly sealed. Thus, the candidate is suggested and requested to prepare for surgery. However, pre-surgery, through evaluation of the candidate is done in order to diagnose any kind of chronic or terminal disease which shall complicates the surgery further. Inguinal hernia repair is essential as if the protruding tissues are not retracted, it will keep forcing the opening in the abdominal and worsening the condition.

Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal

Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ located in the right upper abdomen below the liver. It helps in the storage of bile which is used to breakdown food during digestion. Laparoscopic gallbladder removal is a minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions and specialized tools are used to remove a diseased or inflamed gallbladder. The main reason for having a gallbladder removed is the presence of gallstones and the complications it might cause. Other reason for the surgery might include biliary dyskinesia, cholecystitis, pancreatitis. It is called as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and it carries only a small risk of complications.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Oral cancer Treatment

Oral cancer, commonly referred to as mouth cancer or throat cancer, is an uncontrollable growth of cells in the oral cavity. It refers to cancer that develops in any of the parts that make up the mouth. It can include cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, pharynx (throat), hard and soft palate and either of the sinuses. Mouth and oropharyngeal cancer can be life-threatening, but it could be prevented if the cancer is diagnosed early enough.

What Causes Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is a result of a mutation in the DNA of the cells in the mouth. There are certain identified risk factors for mouth cancer that predisposes a person to oral cancer.

Some of the oral cancer risk factors include:

  • Smoking: Smoking tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, and pipes) contains nitrosamines and other chemicals that are known to cause cancer. People who are exposed to passive smoking also experience a small increase in their risk of oral cancer.  
  • Chewing tobacco: Use of any type of tobacco is one of the main reasons behind oral cancer. Chewing tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. It is a popular habit in parts of Asia and in some immigrant groups in Europe, North America, and Australia. The harmful substances in tobacco and betel can cause oral cancer.
  • Alcohol consumption: Drinking excessive alcohol increases the risk of oral cancer. Using tobacco and alcohol both pose a much greater risk than using either of the substance alone.
  • Poor diet: Lack of vitamins and minerals, such as iron or folic acid in the diet, can lead to a breakdown in the oral mucosa and this can make people more prone to oral cancer. People should eat plenty of proteins, vitamins, and minerals to decrease the risk of oral cancer. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain a lot of antioxidants, vitamins and other substances that help prevent damage to body cells.
  • A family history of disease: There is a slightly higher risk of getting oral cancer in people who have a close relative who once had oral cancer.
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): HPV can contribute to some types of cancers, but it does not mean that people get these cancers like an infection. HPV can be passed on to another individual during a sexual contact, but for a majority of people, the virus is harmless and does not cause any trouble. Only a very small percentage of people with HPV end up developing oral cancer.

Oral Cancer Symptoms

There are some typical signs of mouth cancer that a majority of patients experience. Make sure to visit your doctor or dentist in case you experience any of the following signs of mouth cancer:

  • Pain and discomfort in the mouth: Ongoing pain or discomfort from a long time in the mouth is the one of the most symptoms.
  • Ulcers and sore: Bleeding ulcer or sore, which is not healing for more than two weeks can be a symptom of oral cancer.
  • Unexplained bleeding: Unexplained bleeding in the mouth can be an alarming indication of oral cancer.
  • Numbness and lost sensation: Numbness, loss of feeling or tenderness in any area of the mouth, or neck can be a symptom.
  • White or red patches: Any abnormal looking patches in the mouth or throat could be a sign of cancer or precancerous changes. Although, a fungal infection called thrush can also be the reason for white or red patches.
  • Difficulty in swallowing: You may feel difficulty in chewing and swallowing and feel like your food is sticking in your throat. Feeling difficulty in speaking or moving the jaw and tongue can be one of the most important throat cancer symptoms.
  • Weight loss: Dramatic weight loss without any reason can also be a symptom.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr Voratape Kijtavee have being a surgical oncologist in Thailand?

Dr Voratape has 15 years of conducting surgeries under his belt.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr Voratape Kijtavee as a surgical oncologist?

Dr Voratape specialises in cancer surgery of the endocrine and breasts.

Does Dr Voratape Kijtavee provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr Kijtavee provides online consultation through MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr Voratape Kijtavee?

It costs 81 USD for online consultation with Dr Kijtavee.

What associations is Dr Voratape Kijtavee part of?

Dr Voratape is certified by the Thai Board of General Surgery.

When do you need to see a surgical oncologist such as Dr Voratape Kijtavee?

In many cancers such as breast cancer, the cancerous part needs to be surgically removed from the body. Surgical oncologists are general surgeons who specialise in cancer surgery of this kind.

How to connect with Dr Voratape Kijtavee for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Voratape Kijtavee have?
Dr. Voratape Kijtavee is specialized in Thailand and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
Does Dr. Voratape Kijtavee offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
Yes. Dr. Voratape Kijtavee offers telemedicine via MediGence. Top Cancer Specialist in Thailand like Dr. Voratape Kijtavee are offering second opinions and video consultations at the click of a button. One can clear all their queries before opting to travel abroad for treatment with the power of Online Doctor Consultation.
What is the process of scheduling a Telemedicine call with Dr. Voratape Kijtavee?
To avail a Telemedicine call with Dr. Voratape Kijtavee, the interested candidate should:
  • Search Dr. Voratape Kijtavee on the MediGence website search bar
  • Click the video icon against his profile
  • Select an appropriate date
  • Register on the website
  • Upload necessary documents
  • Make the payment via secured payment gateway of Paypal
  • Join the video call by clicking the link received over email on decided date and time
How many years of experience does Dr. Voratape Kijtavee have?
Dr. Voratape Kijtavee is one of the most sought after specialists in Thailand and has over 15 Years years of experience.
What is the consulting fee of Dr. Voratape Kijtavee?
The consultation fees of Cancer Specialist in Thailand like Dr. Voratape Kijtavee starts from USD 175.
FAQ's Related to Surgical Oncologist
What does a surgical oncologist do?

A surgical oncologist is a general surgeon with training in various procedures for diagnosing or removing cancerous growths. The common procedures performed by a surgical oncologist are biopsy and surgery for the removal of cancerous growth. Surgical oncologists can also perform surgeries to determine the areas cancer has spread. In some circumstances, surgical oncologists might also perform preventive surgery. In some cases, you may have surgery and get additional treatments like chemotherapy or radiation. In such cases, surgical oncologists are an important part of the patient’s cancer care team.

What are the tests required before and during consultation by a surgical oncologist?

The tests required before and during the consultation by a surgical oncologist include:

  • Cancer Screening
  • Laboratory Tests
  • Physical Exam
  • Biopsy
  • Imaging Tests

A biopsy is the most common procedure to diagnose most types of cancer. While other tests can only suggest if cancer is present, a biopsy can make an accurate diagnosis. During this process, the doctor removes a very small amount of tissues to observe under a microscope.

When should you go to see a surgical oncologist?

You may see a surgical oncologist in case you have abnormal growth or tumor. If your primary doctor suspects cancer, they will refer you to a surgical oncologist for diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, a doctor will refer you to surgical oncologists for your cancer treatment. Below are some situations when you need to see a surgical oncologist:

  1. Unusual cancer like head or neck cancer.
  2. Complex cancer can spread to multiple body parts.
  3. Cancer recurrence
  4. Cancer that is difficult to treat
  5. For in-depth evaluation and treatment plan
  6. You want a second opinion about cancer diagnosis
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