Bumrungrad International Hospital is regarded at the No.1 Hospital for Medical Travellers in the World, with over 1.1 Million+ patients per year, from over 190 countries.
Bumrungrad’s Spine Institute, headed by its director Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham, has been selected by Germany’s Dr. Sebastian Ruetten as Asia-Pacific’s first and only training center for his endoscopic surgery technique. Pioneered in Germany, this approach uses ‘keyhole surgery’ to reconstruct and stabilise damaged spines. Patients benefit from a less invasive surgery, less blood loss and faster recovery.
Dr. Verapan & Dr. Withawin's Endoscopic Workshops at Bumrungrad Hospital
attract surgeons from the USA, Australia, China and other countries, and a training course has now been established in China with surgeons from Bumrungrad’s Spine Institute invited to lead the training.
St. Anna Hospital of Germany and The Bumrungrad Spine Institute jointly organize full endoscopic lumbar and cervical spine surgery symposiums three times a year, twice in Germany and once at the Bumrungrad Spine Institute in Thailand.
Our other top specialists in Thailand, such as Dr. Tayard from the Bangkok Hospital's 'Spine Academy' are renowned for the minimally invasive Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion (OLIF)
technique. This new approach is being adopted by 10% of USA based surgeons per annum, and Dr. Tayard has been an instructor surgeon in this procedure for 7+ years.