Samitivej Hospital Chinatown

Leading Surgeons in a Private Luxury Setting

Samitivej Hospital Chinatown is a fully-equipped boutique luxury hospital, located in the colourful Chinatown part of Bangkok. It has an Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Response, all means of diagnostics in house (MRI, CT, X-Ray imaging) and intensive rehabilitation centre, as well as gourmet cafeteria, Starbucks and more. The hospital was formerly known as “Bangkok Hospital Chinatown.”

As part of the world’s third largest hospital company (Bangkok Dusit Medical Services), this hospital benefits from the excellence of its flagship ‘big brother’ Samitivej hospitals. From its white marble exterior, to the modern clinics and luxury private ward rooms, patients recover with personalised and caring attention from doctors and nursing staff, in addition to receiving surgery from one of the most accomplished spine surgeons in the entire region.

Spine Surgery at Samitivej Hospital Chinatown

Spine Connection’s new partnership with Dr. Tayard, in combination with Samitivej Hospital Chinatown, allows for international patients who are price-conscious to receive the very latest surgery techniques. As Director of the Bangkok Spine Academy and Vice-President of the Thai Spine Society, Dr. Tayard brings his skill and experience to our growing team.
His area of speciality is multi-level cervical interventions, scoliosis surgery, and reconstructive lumbar surgeries using the very latest Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) techniques. This includes Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion (OLIF), Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) and Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF). Performing these surgeries using MIS approaches (unlike open surgery) allows patients to benefit from less blood loss, preserving muscle and connective tissue, and ultimately a faster recovery time.
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Rehabilitation Centre

Comprehensive in-house rehabilitation is provided for all patients recovering from spine surgery at Samitivej Hospital Chinatown. Daily physiotherapy and recovery sessions ensure patients can start moving confidently again as soon as possible. The personalised approach to rehabilitation continues long after hospital discharge, until the final surgeon check-up for clearance to fly home. All private hospital rooms have access to an outdoor Zen Garden ‘in the sky’ for some fresh air and change of scenery.

Bringing Friends and Family

Samitivej Hospital Chinatown is ideally located within Bangkok’s vibrant and colourful China Town precinct, with tasty food, shopping, temples and day adventures awaiting those looking to explore. Nearby luxury hotels like the award-winning “Shanghai Mansion” provide comfy and luxurious accommodation at an affordable price, all within 5 minutes’ walk of the hospital. Support partners preferring to stay overnight with the patient can rest on a large sofa, with roll-away beds also available. As a tourist hub, this area is welcoming and safe for overseas travellers.

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