A general surgeon is a doctor specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient including pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management of patient care. Surgery requires knowledge, training and experience of human anatomy, emergency and intensive care, immunology, metabolism, nutrition, pathology, physiology, shock and resuscitation and wound healing. Some of the general surgeons perform laparoscopic surgery (a surgical technique in which short tubes are inserted into the abdomen), and they are known as laparoscopic surgeons (explained below).
General surgeon is trained to provide surgical care to the patient which includes examining the patient and his medical reports, diagnosing the disorder or condition requiring surgery, pre-operative, operative and post-operative management of the patient care, and the surgical treatment of the:
General Surgeon(s) in Thailand
Some popular procedures performed by a general surgeon in Thailand are as follows:
Appendectomy- It is a surgery for the removal of an inflamed or infected appendix. It also helps in the removal of tumors of the appendix.
Colonoscopy-This is a diagnostic procedure where the doctor inserts a tube with a camera into the rectum which allows the doctor to see the entire colon.
Upper GI endoscopy-This is a diagnostic procedure where doctors insert a tube with a camera at one end to see the inside of your upper GI tract.
Breast lumpectomy-It involves removing tumor from the breasts. Another form of this surgery is a mastectomy, which involves the removal of breasts for breast cancer.
Cholecystectomy- This is the surgical removal of gallstones from gallbladders to prevent pain or infection.
Skin excision- In this surgery, skin cancer is removed along with some healthy skin by applying a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. The incision is sealed with stitches after the surgery.
Inguinal or femoral hernia repair- Used to treat hernia, which is bulging of internal organs and tissues.
Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis access- Involves the purification of blood by dialysis when the kidney cannot function properly.
Therapeutic gastric procedures-This procedure involves the surgery through an endoscopic procedure.
You can undergo regular health check-ups, colonoscopies, or physical therapies while on a vacation at extremely cheaper prices compared to the USA and elsewhere.
Very short waiting times, as in you can undergo even complex surgeries on the same day as admission, provided you have sent your medical records to the institution beforehand.
Treatment prices are way cheaper than in the USA or Europe. You can access world-class facilities at affordable prices.
Highly trained, expert doctors with international experience who are no less skilled than the top doctors around the world
Bangkok boasts more than 20 Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals, which is usually considered the international benchmark for hospital quality. This accreditation is only possible if a hospital is offering the latest technological surgeries and treatments
The average consulting fees of a general surgeon from Thailand are about 500THB to 1000THB, excluding treatment and medication costs.
Trained at top institutions around the world, general surgeons in Thailand have international experience and can speak English fluently. More importantly, they provide excellent treatments at affordable rates compared to elsewhere and that is one of the major reasons why Thailand is emerging as a hotspot for medical tourism in recent years. Bangkok hospitals have shorter waiting times, which makes it convenient for foreign tourists.
A general surgeon has a lot of subspecialties, which are as follows:
Breast- Usually deals with the removal of breast tumors or removal of one or both breasts to prevent the spread of cancer
Colorectal surgery-Performs endoscopy of the colon
Endocrinologist- Deals with thyroid and diabetes complications
upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI)- Performs endoscopy of the stomach and intestine
transplant (of kidney, liver, pancreas) and vascular treatment
Laparoscopic surgery– Minimally invasive surgery to treat complications of different parts of the body.
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