Bumrungrad International Hospital

No.1 in the World for Medical Travellers

Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia, with 580 beds and over 39 specialty centres. Bumrungrad International offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities in a one-stop medical centre.

The immense scope of the Bumrungrad Hospital Facility is similar to a small city in many ways, with 2 on-site hotels, 2 Starbucks, McDonalds, florists, Bangkok Bank branch, gift shops, restaurants, health food and baby shops, cafés and more. The hospital has friendly multi-lingual patient coordinators to stay by your side every step of the way.

The Bumrungrad Spine Institute

The Spine Institute at Bumrungrad is one of Asia’s best known medical centres of excellence. The senior surgeons help train specialists from around the world in the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments for back and neck pain. The Institute’s conservative approach uses pain intervention and physical therapy when possible and less-invasive endoscopic surgery when necessary. For patients requiring surgery, the Institute specialises in minimally invasive endoscopic (keyhole) spine surgery, and Robotic Spine Surgery to deliver excellent results. Thousands of patients experience less pain and faster recovery as a result.
Even more importantly, each case is thoroughly reviewed to determine the best course of action to fix symptoms at their root cause - even if the best way is through non-surgical means and rehabilitative strategies. The Institute offers a team of orthopaedic and neurosurgeons; pain specialists; physical therapists and nurses with experience helping back and neck pain patients.
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Asia-Pacific’s Full Endoscopic Spine Surgery Training Centre

Bumrungrad 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’s 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.

Featured Spine & Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham

Dr. Withawin Kesornsak

Assoc. Prof. Thanet Wattanawong

Rehabilitation Center

Bumrungrad’s Rehabilitation provides a full range of services to help patients prevent injury and disease, recover function and strength, and reduce pain. Expert staff use modern technology to treat patients of various ages and physical conditions. Their goal is to minimize disability and help you return to a more independent and productive lifestyle.

Our team offers different areas of expertise to deal with a variety of problems:

1. Physiatrists (Rehabilitation Physicians) to conduct patient assessments and develop individual treatment plans, including doctors qualified in Acupuncture

2. Physical Therapists trained to restore strength, mobility, balance, and function, while reducing pain and inflammation

3. Occupational Therapists to help patients do daily activities themselves, such as eating, dressing, and bathing

Bringing Friends and Family

Bumrungrad Hospital is an ideal hospital if you are looking to bring family and friends for support. The private ward rooms are spacious and comfortable (see photos) to accommodate for your traveling party. You will notice there are extra recliners and roll-away beds, and even an on-site hotel so that any support partners can stay nearby. As already mentioned, there are multiple shops and cafes in the foyer, including Starbucks, McDonalds and other restaurants with nutritious food and international cuisines.

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