Best Hospitals for General Surgery in Thailand

About General Surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the surgical treatment of the disease and disorders of abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, thyroid gland, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts.

Conditions for which you should consider visiting a General Surgeon

Below are some of the medical conditions/ situations for which you might consider visiting a general surgeon:

  • You have been referred by to a general surgeon by your doctor in case the treatment plan requires a more invasive intervention or the medications didn't work or won't work
  • Surgical procedures needed come in the preview of the scope of the general surgeons
  • If you want to undergo a weight loss surgery
  • Need of an emergency care and/ or surgery
  • Requirement of both pre- and post-surgical care
  • Minimally invasive surgeries are advised

Cost Comparison

Below is the list of some of the most common surgeries undergone by people and their cost comparison in different countries:

Country of Treatment Appendectomy (Cost in USD) Microdiscectomy (Cost in USD) Hearing Implant (Cost in USD)
India 1150 3200 14000
Turkey 4000 8100 18500
United Arab Emirates 6806 11000 40838
US 13200 20000 111000

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Vejthani Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • It is among the topmost private hospitals functioning in Thailand.
  • The bed capacity of the hospital is 263.
  • There are more than three hundred thousand patients visiting the hospital every year.
  • Vejthani hospital has more than 40 outpatient clinics and centers.
  • International patient care center with all kinds of services: air ambulance, transfers, travel, stay, embassy liaison, patient coordinators, prayer rooms, visa coordination and translators for 20 languages.
  • The special facilities are:
  • International Certified Laboratory
  • 10 Operating Rooms
  • Radiology Section: Portable X-ray, CT-scan and C-ARM and MRI
  • Neonatal Critical Care Unit
  • Water-jet technique applied for liposuction
  • Computer navigation and mini-invasive technique for Joint Replacement surgery

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Bangkok Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • It is recognised for the application of the newest healthcare technology.
  • Blood analysis center that is not just the best in Thailand but in Asia Pacific as well.
  • Biomolecule center that is the seed of healthcare equipment for Thailand and overseas.
  • International affiliations and collaborations with universities and hospitals in Japan and the United States of America.
  • 11 hospitals are recognised as Centers of Excellence.
  • Known excellence in Trauma, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Neurology as well as Cancer Care.
  • There is a proper streamlined patient services process followed in Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • A well developed research center showcases the intent of the organisation to provide research based treatment opportunities to the patients.
  • The group has several Medical industry partnerships as well to ensure healthcare solutions.

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Piyavate Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Medicine Centre: Piyavate Hospital provides advanced holistic treatment for their patients. They offer a complete range of services and physicians that specialize in various fields like the endocrine system, the nervous system, kidney function, cardiovascular care, respiratory and digestive system. They pride themselves for the familial care that they provide to their patients.

  • Fertility and In-Vitro Fertilization Centre: Helping the couples who walk into the Piyavate Hospital to achieve their dream of having a family. They have a medical team that specializes in male and female fertility. They offer consultation services, fertility check-up for both men and women and complete IVF services. They have advanced IVF cycle treatment facilities that offer a high rate of success.

  • Bone and Joint Institute: Piyavate Hospital houses one of the frontrunners in Orthopaedic health care in all of SouthEast Asia. They offer a wide range of services and surgeries in their bone and joint institute that include hand surgery, hip and knee replacement surgery, spinal cord surgery, upper extremity surgery, arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

  • Eye and Lasik Centre: Piyavate Hospital is fully equipped with the latest and most advanced technology for eye care and houses highly skilled ophthalmologists, sub-specialists and qualified nurses.

  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre: One of the first hospitals to be equipped with the Hybrid Assistive Limb technology that will help a neurologically challenged patient to control the rehabilitation robot limb with a signal from their brain. The Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre at Piyavate Hospital uses this system encourage patients to regain muscle memory to walk and function normally.

Amenities for Patient’s Family:

Piyavate Hospital also offers additional apartment facilities to house the kin of the patients who come to visit them from distant places. A restaurant, a flower shop and a café are a few of the other amenities provided by the hospital.

These are the most popular services offered by the Piyavate Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. They also provide a plethora of other medical services that are listed below:

  • Diabetic Foot Centre

  • Check-up centre

  • Urology Centre 

  • Heart Institute

  • Paediatric Centre 

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Centre

  • Surgery Centre

  • Ear Nose Throat Centre

  • Haemodialysis Centre 

  • Dental Centre

  • X-Ray Centre

  • Gastroenterology Centre

  • Cancer Centre

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Emergency Services and Centre

  • Tele-medicine


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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Sikarin Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Sikarin Hospital has a 258-bed capacity.
  • The hospital caters to the healthcare needs of both local and international patients.
  • Dedicated and skilled, experienced healthcare professionals are the strength of the organization.

It has also received many awards and certifications and some of them are:

  • APSIC CSSD Center of Excellence Award (2017-18)
  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission International
  • HA-Hospital/Healthcare Accreditation
  • HACCP Certificate of Registration
  • The Best Under a Billion Award 
  • ISO 14001 Environment Management System
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System

The various clinics and centers of Sikarin Hospital are as follows:

  • Pediatric Institute
  • Orthopedic Institute
  • Dental Center
  • Health Check-up Center
  • Heart Disease Center
  • Cerebral and Nervous System Center
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Diagnostic Radiology Center
  • Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Endoscopic Surgery Center
  • International Medical Center
  • Emergency Medical Center
  • Sikarin Beauty Center
  • Eye Center
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Women’s Health Center
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Center
  • Specialized Internal Medicine Center
  • Center for Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

The medical technology present in Sikarin Hospital is outlined here:

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) magnetic resonance imaging
  • Hybrid Operating Room
  • Endoscopic Surgery - Gastrointestinal medical technology with tiny capsules
  • S.R. Laboratory
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab 
  • Dental Operating Microscope, an innovative endoscopic root canal treatment
  • 128-Slice CT Scan
  • ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH OP 3D oral X-ray machine
  • Digital Mammogram
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • INFRARED (IR) IMAGING Surgical Technology “Cure Cancer” – Direct, Accurate, Fast
  • 3D endoscopic surgery technology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Dental Aerosol Suction Dental Intraoral Aerosol Remover
  • Comprehensive Dental Center
  • iTeroElement 5D

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Yanhee International Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital is located in 10 stories and 4 connected buildings.
  • International patient care is provided with accommodation, flight booking, airport transfer, choice of meals available.
  • There is a Cosmetic and Beauty Center and a 24/7 Dental Center in the hospital.
  • Some of the important healthcare specialties are Cardiac Sciences, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecology, Neurology, and Orthopedics etc.
  • The healthcare delivery by the Yanhee International Hospital stands strong with:
  • 155 Physicians
  • 183 Medical Specialists
  • 2000 nurses and other healthcare personnel

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Krabi Nakharin International Hospital located in Krabi, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of Imported electronically adjustable 100 beds
  • Housing Facility in VIP Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Superior Rooms, 2-Beds room, 9-Beds room
  • All rooms are fully equipped with Smart TV, Refrigerator with soft drinks, Wi-fi, sofacumbed, personal nurse call system, telephone for local & international calls, Microwave,
  • Main meals and snacks are also included
  • Medical Technology includes- 64-slice CT scan, MRI, Fluoroscopy Examination, Digital Mammogram, Computed Radiography and 4D-Ultrasound
  • 14 Treatment Centers and Clinics
  • 24*7 Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Outpatient Department (OPD)
  • Emergency Department

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Phyathai 2 International Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fully equipped rooms are available for convenience of the patients- Gold B Room, Gold A Room, Pediatric Gold A, Platinum room, and Prestige ward
  • Nearby accommodations are also available- Abloom Service Apartments, Bangkok Patio, VIB Best Western Sanam Pao, VIC3 Hotel
  • Operating room
  • International Patient Medical Center to assist overseas patients

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Bangpakok 9 International Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • It would be prudent to summarise the Medical Services provided at the Bangpakok 9 International Hospital (BPK 9), Bangkok, Thailand:
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dental Implants
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Exercise Stress Test
  • Health Screening
  • Laser Vagina Firming
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Perfect Slim by Vela II
  • Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal
  • Prosthodontics
  • The Medical Services are also inclusive of the International Patient Services such as the ones listed here:
  • Thai, English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladeshi, Bahasa and Tagalog are the languages in which there are Translation services available for International Patients.
  • Visa extension related assistance
  • International health insurance related assistance
  • Embassy and international organizations related assistance
  • A variety of meals of choice for International Patients
  • Email consultation services
  • Transfer to either airport and/or hotels
  • Prayer room
  • Four different types of rooms are available such as Deluxe room, two kinds of suites, and a VIP suite.
  • Hospital facilities like The Coffee shop, Food Hall, Cafe and Medical Spa.
  • Complete health and safety protocols are maintained in the various Medical Centers some of whom are as follows:
  • Aesthetic Center
  • 24 Hour Emergency Center
  • Allergy Center
  • Breast Center
  • bSmart Center
  • Checkup Center
  • Dental Center,
  • Happy Long Life Center
  • Medical Fitness Center
  • Psychiatric Center
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Sleep Disorders Center

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Due to increasing demand, the hospital was shifted to a 5200 square meter building in 2009. This was done with the objective of providing better services and state of art facilities to all the patients availing the facilities of this hospital. The interior design of this place follows a very modern, stylish, and luxurious approach while keeping it minimalistic with the aim to provide a soothing and aesthetic environment for the patients.

Kamol Cosmetic Hospital has made sure that their OTs and medical equipment are all of world-class quality and is JCI accredited due to this very reason. There are 8 modern operating rooms, private rooms with TVs, private bathrooms, fridges, and others. On top of this, there is a serviced apartment hotel next to the hospital which houses the patient and monitors them post-surgery. There is a luxury hotel right next to it with hotel rooms and staffed with hospital staff to follow up and keep a check on the patients. This is within walking distance from banks, restaurants, business areas, and shopping areas which makes this an ideal and accessible location. Maintaining high standards from the professionals who work here, to the equipment and rooms, Kamol Cosmetic Hospital strives to provide the patients with the best care and facilities. 


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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Kasemrad Ramkhamhaeng Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Initially started with 1.5 acres of land and expanded to 3.5 acres
  • 139 beds, 39 Examination Rooms
  • 13 Specialties Departments/Centers
  • 24*7 Emergency Department
  • Accommodation facilities are available- VIP rooms, Single special room, 6-bed dormitory, baby room

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MALI Interdisciplinary Hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Operating Room
  • X-Ray Department
  • Laboratory
  • Inpatient Department
  • Emergency Department

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Asia Cosmetic Hospital located in Nonthaburi, Thailand is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 10 plus inpatient rooms
  • 5 plus consultation rooms
  • International patient care is followed seriously through additional services like airport transfers, priority appointments, hotel reservations.
  • 15 plus specialized procedures
  • 20000 plus successful surgeries
  • 10 plus experienced specialists

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Artemis Hospital is a 400 plus bed multi-speciality hospital, which aims at providing a depth of expertise in the spectrum of advanced medical and surgical interventions. Some of the features of the infrastructure include:

  • A 400 plus bed multi-speciality hospital.
  • A large number of ICU beds equipped with modern technologies.
  • Imaging techniques include 64 Slice Cardiac CT Scan, Dual Head Gamma Camera, |  16 Slice PET CT, Fan Beam BMD, RIS - HIS Integrated Department, High -end Colour Doppler Ultrasound Systems.
  • Cardiology department supported by Philips FD20/10 Cath Lab with Stent Boost Technology, C7XR OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography, Lab IVUS - Intravascular Ultrasound, Rotablator - for calcified lesions, FFR -Fractional Flow Reserve, Ensite Velocity Cardiac Mapping System, and Endovascular Hybrid Operating Suite.
  • ICU is backed by High-Frequency Ventilator for NICU, Central Venous Pressure Monitoring, Intra - aortic Balloon Pump, Invasive Intraarterial Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ab4 Monitoring, Bedside Percutaneous Tracheostomy, Portable X - ray Viewer, Temperature Regulating Blankets/Warmers, Bedside ECHO Cardiology.
  • Operation Theatre Technologies: Total Knee Replacement - Navigation System, Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP) for Spine Surgeries, Fiber Optic Bronchoscope, Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pump, Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP) in DBS Surgery.

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Medanta - The Medicity located in Gurugram, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 1250 beds facility
  • 800+ professionally trained & experienced Doctors
  • Patient Support Services Team in International Patients Department, assists patients from different nation during their medical travel journey
  • Hotels and Lodging Arrangements
  • International Lounge
  • Medantas own Air-ambulance service can reach you in any part of the world (fully functional ICU at 30,000 feet above the ground)

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Sterling Wockhardt Hospital located in Mumbai, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Sterling Wockhardt Hospital is 50.
  • Critical care and complex cases resolution is done with excellent results.
  • Emergency departments with 3 beds capacity and Intensive Care Unit with 10 beds capacity.
  • The healthcare delivery focus of the hospital is both on prevention as well curing the conditions.
  • Diagnostics are well developed with the latest technological developments.
  • Pharmacy, operating rooms, lab services are at par with the best in the country.
  • 24/7 ambulance services to cover healthcare requirements in Panvel and Vashi.
  • Accommodation, airport transfers, flight bookings and translation services are all available for international patients.

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FAQ's Related to Thailand

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in Thailand?

Thailand healthcare is healthy in terms of abundance of exceptional human resources, financial resources and technological resources. The strength of Thai healthcare is in the healthy symbiois of its public healthcare and private healthcare systems. The Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement and Accreditation (HQIA) awards Thai HA accreditation on the basis of standard and quality of healthcare in Thailand. This body also aims to bring a marked improvement in service delivery in Thai public and private hospitals.

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in Thailand?

The hospitals in Thailand are renowned for their clinical care and personal touch they bring to every patients' well being. The option of having several specialties at one place makes it easy for any medical traveller to compare and explore their treatment options within several hospitals. The globally recognised specialists provide the best treatment to patients and this makes them reliable. We bring to you some names of the multispecialty hospital groups such as:

  1. Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS),
  2. Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok,
  3. Vejthani Hospital, Bangkok,
  4. BNH Hospital, Bangkok,
  5. Yanhee Hospital, Bangkok,
  6. Sikarin International Hospital, Bangkok,
  7. Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok,
  8. Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Bangkok,
  9. Bangkok International Hospital, Bangkok,
  10. The Bangkok Christian Hospital, Bangkok,
  11. Phyathai Hospitals, Bangkok,
  12. Saint Louis Hospital, Bangkok and,
  13. Central General Hospital, Bangkok.
Why should I opt for healthcare in Thailand?

Thailand is a leading healthcare destination in southeast Asia which has been chosen by several medical travellers over the years. International patient services add value to your treatment experience in Thailand. All facilities such as embassy and airport transfer assistance, international insurance coordination, interpreters and medical coordinators and concierge services can be found at one place in Thai hospitals. Thai healthcare systems are known to give the entire specturm of treatment options, be it aesthetic procedures or tertiary care processes.

What is the quality of doctors in Thailand?

Doctors in Thailand are on par with best surgeons across the world in terms of the skill and expertise. Thai doctors excel in their field of expertise and are skillful in treating patients with care. Whether it is providing quality care or investing in innovative techniques doctors in Thailand are doing it all. Experience in treating international patients has meant that Thai doctors are sought after from the world over.

When traveling to Thailand for medical treatment, what essential documents do I need to carry along?

Once you have decided that you wish to come to Thailand for medical purposes, documents come into the picture. When traveling to Thailand for your treatment, you need to carry travel documents, medical documents and get your finances ready. The required documents are outlined here:

  1. Passport,
  2. Tourist Visa Category MT,
  3. To and Fro flight tickets,
  4. Recent bank statement
  5. Letter from the hospital indicating duration and purpose of treatment and,
  6. Medical reports.
What are the popular procedures available in Thailand?

There are many reasons that make Thailand a medical tourism hub. In addition to people coming here to holiday, Thailand provides the best of medical treatment at affordable costs. We bring to you the most popular procedures available in Thailand that encapsulate the healthcare systems:

  1. Eyelid surgery procedures,
  2. Rhinoplasty,
  3. Breast augmentation,
  4. Laser treatment,
  5. Dental treatments,
  6. Spine and orthopaedic treatments,
  7. Cardiac treatments,
  8. Infertility treatments,
  9. Bariatric surgery,
  10. Ophthalmology and eye surgery.
Is it mandatory to take vaccinations before going to Thailand?

Any international travel mandates immunisations and vaccinations. Do get yourself the necessary protections before you land in Thailand as well. These vaccinations recommended by CDC and WHO are as follows. Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia and Influenza.

What are the other facilities provided by hospitals in Thailand?

The hospitals in Thailand are equipped with the latest technologies and these are applied with precision to treat patients. The patients and their co travellers can approach the center for International patients that can resolve their travel, transfer and accomodation needs. The emergency services and Integrated medical support services are a boon to the existing services in Thailand hospitals. There are a variety of medical facilities available in Thailand hospitals such as radiology services, operating theaters, Intensive care units, cardiac care units, diagnostic laboratory and pharmacies.

What are the major medical tourism destinations in Thailand?

Thailand is a major medical tourism destination in Thailand owing to the amalgamation of its tourism potential and the high standards of medical facilities offered by its hospitals. The treatment costs in many countries are much higher than the overall cost of treatment and holiday in Thailand. The many medical tourism destination in Thailand have a strong foundation of natural beauty, history, culture and the best of healthcare. The two popular cities of Bangkok and Phuket are the leaders in medical tourism in Thailand.