Liver transplant cost in Thailand

Liver transplant is a surgical procedure in which the diseased liver is replaced with a part of healthy liver retrieved from a donor. This procedure is conducted to replace the diseased, damaged or non-functional liver in the patient. The importance of the liver in the human body cannot be underestimated as it helps with digestion and detoxification. In the liver transplant surgery, the diseased or damaged liver is removed and replaced with a healthy liver obtained from a donor. Sometimes, only a portion of the liver is inserted, which grows into a full liver by itself in the coming months.

Liver Transplant in Thailand

Liver transplant in Thailand is offered by some of the globally renowned hospitals. The best hospitals for liver transplant in Thailand house some of the most experienced and skilled surgeons in the world. It is important for an end-stage liver disease patients to seek and undergo treatment under the guidance of a highly experienced surgeon. Finding s skilled surgeon for liver transplant in Thailand is not that difficult as the hospitals in the country pay special attention to recruiting surgeons who are qualified some of the best medical institutions in the world.

Cost Comparison

Liver transplant cost in Thailand is estimated to be less than half of what it costs in the Western countries. In the Western world, a liver transplant is one of the most expensive medical procedures. This is the reason why many patients from abroad prefer to travel to Asian countries such as Thailand to undergo this procedure. The difference in the cost is huge despite the fact that the quality of services offered at both the locations is almost the same.

Country wise cost comparison for Liver transplant:

CountryCost
IndiaUSD 25090
IsraelUSD 350000
SingaporeUSD 290000
South KoreaUSD 250000
TurkeyUSD 52710

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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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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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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, Istinye University Bahcesehir - LIV Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey 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, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 21-storey Hospital covers 62,500 sqm with ability to handle any emergency situation
  • Equipped with 300+ beds, 10 palliative care beds and 12 operating rooms
  • 30 Observation Rooms, which are convertible to Intensive Care Rooms in the need hour
  • Emergency Department with Emergency specialists
  • 64 Specialities Professional Centers like Organ Transplantation Center, Vascular Health Center, Spine Health Center, Check-up Center, etc.
  • IVF center
  • Pain Clinic
  • Stroke Center/Unit
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • International Guest Department
  • In an emergency transfer of patients via air, the hospital also has an air ambulance facility

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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity of 293 beds
  • 9 Operating theatres
  • 64 intensive care beds
  • Emergency Department
  • Chemotherapy Unit
  • Well-equipped rooms, designed to maximize exposure to day light and service approach is based on boutique hotel business
  • Cafeteria/Restaurant
  • Technology Advancement- 64-slice Computerized Tomography, high level Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, Tomography scanner, Digital Mammography, Digital X-ray scanner, Ultrasound and Color Doppler, Digital and Peripheral Angiography and 4D Ultrasound device

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, VM Medical Park Bursa Hospital located in Bursa, Turkey 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, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Covers an area of 55,000 sqm
  • Capacity of 270 beds
  • 10 Operating rooms
  • 83 intensive care beds
  • Helipad for Emergency Transfers

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Baskent University Istanbul Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by ISO. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 13.000 square meters indoor area
  • Aesthetically designed Inpatient rooms
  • Latest healthcare equipments
  • 105 bed capacity
  • 5 operating rooms
  • 38 bed capacity in the Intensive Care Unit
  • 609 healthcare personnel and healthcare professors
  • Translation services for International patients

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MIOT started its journey with only 70 beds and focusing on Orthopedics and Trauma care. However, we grew into a multi-specialty hospital with time. MIOT is now a 1000-bedded hospital and can offer an extensive range of services across 63 specialties. The state of art laboratory of our hospital is ranked 8th internationally. We have 21 super-specialty operation theaters equipped with cutting-edge technology to help our doctors with complex procedures.

We take great care to make our patient rooms comfortable enough. The patient rooms get plenty of fresh air as well as natural light. The soothing views from the rooms do not let the patients feel cut off from the outside world. We use separate entrances for emergency patients, out-patients, in-patients, and their attendants. We put our patients’ safety first which is why we use a superior air system to ensure a near-zero infection healthy environment.

Apart from that, MIOT’s 24 hours blood bank provides all kinds of blood work related services which include blood collection to component separation. This state-of-art blood bank alone handles more than 30,000 units of blood over the course of a year. Every month around 600 blood transfusions are managed by this blood bank.

MIOT’s SIGNA Pioneer 3T MRI machine is made with noise reduction technology. This silent MRI machine can deliver superior quality neuroimages without wasting any time. The department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences can give tough competition to any international hospital with its advanced technology and accuracy.

The PET CT service at MIOT International is the first of its kind in South India enabling better and more accurate diagnosis than earlier. The superior diagnosis is also possible for the two digital cath labs at MIOT Heart Revive center.

We also have a physiotherapy team where a team of highly efficient physiotherapists deals with the mobility and functional disability issues of our patients. They listen to the patients carefully to identify the root of the pain and use therapeutic exercises to reduce their pain.

The CCU of MIOT is something to be proud of. The specially-trained staff of this unit is dedicated to ensuring top-quality medical support to serious patients. This unit along with the MIOT International Laboratory is the backbone of our facility.

Furthermore, what makes MIOT unique is our Telemedicine service. In the new normal, we are trying everything to reach our patients. Our one of its kind Telemedicine service connects our patients to our 250 full-time doctors over email, phone, chat and video consultations.


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USD 27270 - 32440

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

  • Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai has a capacity of 315 beds.
  • The diagnostic and therapeutic services of the hospital are a class apart.
  • There are high grade technological applications in equipment and treatment at the Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
  • Biggest transplant centre in terms of multiorgan transplant in the state of Maharashtra.
  • The hospital holds the distinction of having accomplished as many as 100 plus successive heart transplants in a time span of 4 years.
  • It also has an advanced surgical robot.
  • The important specialties of this hospital are cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, urology, nephrology, and neurosciences.
  • The hospital provides excellent emergency care services to the patients
  • The critical care services being given by Fortis Mulund are at par with the best anywhere in the world.
  • It also excels in providing Maternity care to patients.

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USD 27280 - 30590

FOR Liver transplant


Fortis Memorial Research Institute located in Gurugram, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute has the potential to have a 1000 bed capacity.
  • The hospital is proud to have the Da Vinci Robot.
  • There is also the 3-Tesla MRI present in the hospital.
  • There are as many as 15 Operation Theatres.
  • A Comprehensive ECMO in tandem with Critical Care Programme is also present.
  • Elekta Linear Accelerator as well as Brain Suite is available in Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Delhi/NCR.
  • There are 12 specialties present in FMRI.

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USD 27400 - 32370

FOR Liver transplant


Fortis Hospital located in Mohali, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Fortis Hospital Mohali is 348 beds.
  • Fortis Hospital Mohali, Punjab is a tertiary care hospital.
  • It is equipped with the latest technologies.
  • High end procedures which are synonymous with this exceptional healthcare institution are the Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) as well as the Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD).

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USD 32370 - 35610

FOR Liver transplant


Max Centre for Liver Transplant and Biliary Sciences is one the most popular destinations for liver transplantation in India. A highly trained team of 200 members has done 2600 plus transplants. Max Hospital ensures that the patients get intense care during and after the surgery. The success rate of liver transplant is around 95%.

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USD 25100 - 31720

FOR Liver transplant


Fortis Escorts has set up a benchmark in performing the successful Liver Transplants surgery in India with the success rate of 90-95%. The surgery is performed by a team of India's most experienced and patient friendly experts who have outstanding records in patient care and outcomes. The highly qualified team is supported by the latest technology.

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Manipal Hospital, Hebbal located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 90 bed capacity multi specialty hospital.
  • The infrastructure of this hospital matches international standards in areas of expertise as medical, nursing and surgical protocols.
  • International patient care services are a big draw of this hospital.
  • There are several other specialised services that are given by the Columbia Asia Hebbal, Bangalore, India.
  • Pharmacy
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Radiology
  • Labor and delivery suite
  • Ambulance
  • Emergency room
  • Laboratory
  • Operation theater
  • Various special clinics
  • Preventive Healthcare screenings and check ups
  • Laboratory services
  • Diagnostic imaging services:
  • Digitized radiography
  • Ultrasound & color doppler
  • Echocardiography
  • Digitized mammography
  • CT Scan
  • Conventional radiology
  • Picture archival communication system
  • MRI
  • Teleradiology
  • Operating theatres for major & minor surgery and Central sterile services department
  • Ambulatory and Daycare services
  • Labor and delivery suite
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Nursery
  • Pediatrics
  • Intensive care
  • Isolation care
  • Multidisciplinary specialist outpatient clinics

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Apollo Hospital International Limited located in Ahmedabad, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Hospital with 234 bed capacity
  • Credit for doing the autologous stem cell transplant when a patient has acute myeloid Leukemia
  • Regular transplants of cell and bone marrow
  • A 1.5 Tesla MRI scan is available, only healthcare organisation in Gujarat with this option
  • Success percentage of 90 when critical oncology procedures are done
  • Diagnostics such as Blood Tests, X-Ray, Echo and Cardiac related tests
  • International Patient Care related facilities: Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Meals per choice, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room
  • Excellent line up of doctors, surgeons and healthcare professionals such as nurses, technicians

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USD 27120 - 31220

FOR Liver transplant

About the Liver transplant

A liver transplant surgery is conducted to remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver donated by either a living or a deceased donor. There are a huge number of people who are listed on the waiting list for a liver transplant because the availability of donated liver is limited. This is the reason why a liver transplant is an expensive procedure and is conducted only in rare cases.

Qualifications for Liver Transplant Recipient

A healthy liver plays an important role in the human body. It plays a key role in the absorption and storage of key nutrients and medications and also helps eliminate bacteria and toxins from the blood.

However, a healthy liver may get diseased over a period of time due to many reasons. Patients with the following liver-related conditions are considered for the liver transplant procedure:

    • Acute liver failure triggered by drug-induced liver injury among other reasons
    • Chronic liver failure or end-stage liver disease due to liver cirrhosis
    • Hepatic tumour or cancer
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
    • Alcoholic liver disease
    • Chronic viral hepatitis
    • Diseases causing liver failure
      Some of the leading reasons that contribute to liver cirrhosis include the following:
    • Diseased bile ducts that carry the bile juice from the liver and small intestine to the gall bladder
    • Hemochromatosis, which is a genetic problem where the liver tends to build up iron undesirably
    • Wilson’s disease wherein the liver accumulates copper by itself
    • Biliary atresia in children, a condition wherein an infant is born without the bile ducts or has the ducts blocked or damaged
    • Liver cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatoblastoma, or hepatocellular carcinoma

 Liver Disease Symptoms

The patients with liver disease may experience the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and loss of appetite
  • Muscle and weight loss
  • Black stools and vomiting
  • Jaundice
  • Problems with blood clotting
  • Confusion and forgetfulness
  • Build up of fluids in the abdomen

How is Liver transplant performed?

The surgery is scheduled as soon as a suitable donor, whether living or deceased, is identified. The patient undergoes the last set of tests and is prepared for the surgery. The liver transplant procedure is quite long and it takes around 12 hours for it to complete.

The patient is given general anesthesia prior to the surgery. It is administered through a tube inserted into the windpipe. A catheter for fluid drainage and an intravenous line are also placed for administration of medicines and other fluids.

What happens in a liver transplant?

The liver transplant surgeon makes an incision in the upper abdomen and the injured or the diseased liver is gradually detached from the common bile ducts and the connecting blood vessels.

The team clamps the duct and the vessels and then removes the liver. This common bile duct and the related blood vessels are now attached to the liver of the donor.

The donated liver is placed in the same location as the diseased liver after latter’s removal. Some tubes are placed near and around the newly transplanted liver to aid in the removal of fluids and blood from the abdominal region.

Another tube may be used to drain out bile from the transplanted liver into an external pouch. This helps surgeons assess whether the transplanted liver is producing enough bile or not.

In the case of a living donor, two different surgeries are performed. In the first surgery, a portion of the healthy liver is removed from the donor’s body. In the other surgery, the diseased liver is removed from the body of the recipient and the donor’s liver is placed in its position. The liver cells multiply further during the coming months to form entire liver from the piece of the donor liver.

Recovery from Liver transplant

Irrespective of whether the donated liver comes from a living or a deceased donor, the recipient requires the patient to stay in the hospital for at least one week after the surgery.

After completion of the surgery, the patient is taken to the anesthesia recovery room and then finally to the intensive care unit. After the condition of the patient stabilizes, the breathing tube for is removed and the patient is shifted to a normal hospital room.

Multiple monitoring lines are attached in the body of the patient to keep in check the stability of vital organ systems in the body. Liver transplant recovery time varies from one to eight weeks and the patient may be required to stay in the hospital during this period.

Initially, the patient is required to visit the hospital once a month after discharge to undergo a check for transplant compatibility other health-related issues. Later, the frequency can be decreased to once in a year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the factors affecting the cost of Liver transplant in Thailand?

Different hospitals have different pricing policy when it comes to the cost of Liver transplant in Thailand. The Liver transplant package cost usually includes all the expenses related to pre and post surgery expenses of the patient. The Liver transplant cost in Thailand includes the cost of anesthesia, medicines, hospitalization and the surgeon's fee. A prolonged hospital stay due to delayed recovery, new diagnosis and complications after surgery may increase the cost of Liver transplant in Thailand.

Which are some of the best clinics in Thailand for Liver transplantt?

There are many hospitals that perform Liver transplant in Thailand. Some of the most renowned hospitals for Liver transplant in Thailand include the following:

  1. Vejthani Hospital
  2. Bangkok Dusit Medical Services
  3. Phyathai 2 International Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Liver transplant in Thailand?

After Liver transplant in Thailand, the patient is supposed to stay in guest house for another 50 days. This duration of stay is recommended to complete all the necessary follow-ups and control tests to ensure that the surgery was successful.

How much are the other expenses in Thailand apart from the cost of Liver transplant?

There are certain expenses additional to the Liver transplant cost that the patient may have to pay for. These are the chanrges for daily meals and hotel stay outside the hospital. These charges starts from USD 50 per person.

Which are the best cities in Thailand for Liver transplant Procedure?

Some of the best cities in Thailand which offer Liver transplant are:

  • Bangkok
  • Krabi
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Liver transplant in Thailand?

The patient is supposed to stay at the hospital for about 10 days after Liver transplant for monitoring and care. The patient is subjected to several biochemistry and radiological scans to see that everything is okay and the recovery is on track. After making sure that patient is clinically stable, discharge is planned.

How many hospitals offer Liver transplant in Thailand?

There are more than 3 hospitals that offer Liver transplant in Thailand. These hospitals have propoer infrastructure as well as offer good quality of services when it comes to Liver transplant Apart from good services, the hospitals are known to follow all standard and legal guidelines as dictated by the local medical affairs body or organization.

Who are the best doctors for Liver transplant in Thailand?

FAQ's Related to Thailand

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in Thailand?

The clinical care and hospitality in Thailand hospitals is of very high standards. When you come to Thailand and find that there are so many different multispecialty hospitals, this gives you the chance to make the best choice from tho ones available. The specialst doctors in these hospitals are committed to providing you with the best of treatments available. 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.
What is the quality of doctors in Thailand?

It is no wonder that people from all around the world seek out doctors from Thailand. Thai doctors are experienced and skilled in what they do. Innovation aiding medical care implementation has ensured that the quality of doctors in Thailand is unmatched. Doctors in Thailand have worked towards giving the gift of health to several international patients on a daily basis.

What are the popular procedures available in Thailand?

Many reasons make Thailand an attractive medical tourism destination. Numerous tourist attractions, best medical treatment at economical prices make Thailand a complete package. There are several popular procedures in Thailand such as the ones mentioned below:

  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.
What are the other facilities provided by hospitals in Thailand?

Healthcare infrastructure in Thailand is well equipped with the latest technological advancements. The patients and their co travellers can approach the center for International patients that can resolve their travel, transfer and accomodation needs. Integrated medical support services and emergency services are present at Thailand hospitals. There are several medical facilities that add value to your treatment experience in Thailand hospitals such as radiology services, operating theaters, Intensive care units, cardiac care units, diagnostic laboratory and pharmacies.