Bumrungrad International Hospital
Established in 1980, the venerated Bumrungrad International Hospital serves more than 1 million patients per year, including more than 400,000 international patients who visit from 190 countries.
This 554-bed facility provides a full range of tertiary healthcare services, including 19 operating rooms equipped for most general surgery and surgical specialties, some are minimally invasive, including cardiothoracic, orthopedic, urological, ophthalmological, laser, transplant, and otolaryngological (ear, nose, and throat) surgeries.
Bumrungrad International was the first hospital in Asia to obtain JCI accreditation (2002) and has been reaccredited three times since then. One of Thailand’s 18 JCI-accredited hospitals, Bumrungrad was the first Asian hospital to receive JCI disease-specific accreditations for its stroke and heart programs.
Of its 1,200 physicians, surgeons, and consultants, approximately 220 are US board-certified, making the facility a favorite of Western medical travelers, expats and regional business executives.
Bumrungrad International’s 34 clinical specialties include endocrinology (diabetes and metabolism), nephrology (kidneys), neurology, and nutrition.
Bumrungrad International’s Heart Center offers pacemaker implantation, invasive and noninvasive procedures for congenital heart disease, valvoplasty (balloon valve treatment) and valve replacement, and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).
The hospital’s Horizon Regional Cancer Center employs such advanced techniques as image-guided radiotherapy and HD brachytherapy. Orthopedic procedures, such as hip replacements and resurfacing, are also popular among international patients.
Unlike most hospitals, Bumrungrad’s costs are transparent to the patient the facility posts all-in package pricing for more than 70 procedures in seven specialty areas, including health screenings, cosmetic surgery, women's medicine and urology. Patients might be surprised to see Bumrungrad's pricing feature even for for complex procedures such as a hip replacement or a coronary artery bypass.
Similarly, Bumrungrad is one of the only hospitals in the world to post actual costs online, through its REALCOST program, which tracks invoices of some 40 procedures performed within the previous 30 days.
For patients who wish to recover near the hospital, Bumrungrad International offers two Bumrungrad Residences and Bumrungrad Suites. For rates and further information, visit the hospital’s website.
Last updated on 16 March 2014
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