Bumrungrad International Hospital
Established in 1980, Bumrungrad International Hospital is the largest private medical facility in Southeast Asia, serving 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 attack programs.
Of its 1,200 physicians, surgeons, and consultants, approximately 220 are US board-certified. 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.
For patients who wish to recover near the hospital, Bumrungrad International offers two Bumrungrad Residences and Bumrungrad Suites. For rates, room pictures, and further information, visit the hospital’s website.
Last updated on 9 March 2013
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