Good Health Care in Bangkok

Bangkok has a large number of medical care facilities so whether you are a resident, a tourist or an expatriate staying at Bangkok you will be satisfied with the treatment that you will receive in the city. The city has private hospitals that are amongst the best hospitals in world. The government hospitals are also well maintained, with modern amenities and are not very crowded. There are a few charity and military hospitals also in the city. Language is usually not a problem as most of the doctors and nurses are well versed with English. Most of the hospitals in Bangkok also provide interpreters for patients in case the need arises.

Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH) founded in the year 1980 is the largest private hospital in Southeast Asia. BIH is internationally accredited, has 30 specialty centres, modern diagnostic facilities, four types of intensive care units and a 24 hour emergency room. It is well known throughout the world for its plastic surgery centre. They also specialize in orthopaedic and cardiac surgery. BIH has a wellness, anti-aging, and fitness centre and it also offers therapeutic and radiation therapies. BIH is located in the heart of the city and the address for it is 33, Sukhumvit Soi 3 (Soi Nana Nua), (02) 667 1000. The rates at BIH are high by Thailand standards but much lesser than what you might pay in a developed country for the same treatment. BIH is known to be the best in Bangkok and is frequented by expatriates from within Bangkok, neighboring countries and by patients from over 190 countries of the world.

Bangkok General Hospital is a highly acclaimed private hospital at Bangkok. The hospital is famous for its orthopedics unit which specializes in elbow, knee, hip and spinal surgeries. The treatment at the hospital is affordable. The hospital has a 24 hour emergency care centre, specialized trauma centre and advance ambulance services which include medical evacuation by a helicopter if required. The hospital address is 2, Soi Soonvija 7, New Petchburi Road, (02) 310 3000. Bangkok Hospital Group is Thailand's largest chain of hospitals with 13 centres across the country. All hospitals offer multi-disciplinary and specialized medical care.

The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital is the oldest medical school and hospital of Thailand. It is the biggest public hospital in Thailand established almost 120 years ago. The hospital provides preventive, therapeutic and palliative medical care. It is one of the busiest hospitals of Thailand and offers excellent medical care to its patients. It is well known for its orthopaedic procedures.

BNH Hospital or the Bangkok Nursing Home as it was originally known was set in 1898. It was the first non-profit private hospital that was set up exclusively for expatriates. Later on the hospital extended its facilities to the Thai people also. The BNH Hospital is known for its high quality medical services which include consultation, diagnosis, planning and executing the treatment, surgeries, post-operative care. The hospital has a team of general practitioners and as well as specialists. They strongly believe in the concept of family doctor. The hospital performs all types of orthopaedic and cardiac surgeries.

Samitivej Hospitals is a leading chain of hospitals of Thailand. Their main facility, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital at Bangkok is located in the heart of the city. The hospital offers excellent care in various fields of medicine and is equipped with complete range of medical technology and a team of over 400 specialists.

Samitivej Srinakarin Children Hospital is part of the Samitivej chain is and a well equipped and acclaimed hospital in Bangkok. It is the first hospital of its kind that is dedicated to pediatric medicine. However there are standard orthopedic procedures available for adults too. The hospital is cheaper as compared to the other top private hospitals in Bangkok but the services are world class.

Another private hospital in Bangkok that offers services 24 hours a day is Saint Louis Hospital. This facility has a modern operating room, is well maintained and services both outpatients and in patients. As you can see, you have many choices when it comes to quality health care in Bangkok, Thailand.

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