New Valve Replacement Package at Bangkok Hospital Medical Center Saving Lives and Money

Released on: August 12, 2008, 10:28 pm

Press Release Author: Bangkok Hospital Medical Center

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: A new valve replacement package is now available from Bangkok
Hospital Medical Center, making preventive heart medicine much more affordable to

Press Release Body: Bangkok Hospital Medical Center has recently announced a new
surgical package available for valve replacement, at a potential saving of up to
$80,000 for US citizens.

The new package announced by Bangkok Hospital allows patients from all over the
world to have their valve replacement surgery completed by experts in the field at a
world class facility. It is valid from today until the 30th September 2008.

The price is 590,000 BT, which is around US$17,100 at current conversion rates. The
price of the package includes:
. Use of the operating room
. CCU accommodation for two nights
. A standard single room for 5 nights, including nursing rate, meals, room rate and
room service)
. Internationally trained and expert cardiologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists and
. Medications required during the stay
. Laboratory and diagnostic services including x-rays
. Blood services and transfusions

Valve replacement is quite a common surgery in middle age. Valves may become worn by
conditions such as rheumatic fever, infection or bacterial encocarditis.
Normal wear and tear and age-related deterioration may also mean that valve
replacement is necessary.
Coronary artery disease sometimes also means that valve replacement surgery is

Bangkok Hospital Medical Center includes a specialized heart hospital, Bangkok Heart
This was established in 1989, and now has a team of medical staff such as adult and
pediatric cardialogists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiac
rehabilitation physicians and radiologists with specialty and subspecialty training.
Our team has had training in the US, Japan and Australia.

Medical tourism is a growing industry in Thailand, and for Bangkok Hospital Medical
Globally, patients are starting to realize the benefits of having their surgery
completed in Thailand.
There is a higher level of personal care than in many Western countries, along with
medical staff that are just as intensively trained, and adept at communicating in
non-native languages.

Medical tourism in Thailand in recent years has earned the country 36.4 billion
baht, and in recent times one Bangkok hospital treated over 150,000 international
patients over a 12 month period.

The hospital serves tens of thousands of overseas patients annually.
The medical center offers translation services as well as catering to specialized
cultural dietary requirements (kosher or halal food), making international patients
more comfortable.

Bangkok Hospital Medical Center also recently received TEMOS (Telemedicine for the
Mobile Society) accreditation.
This network of affiliated hospitals ensures that hospitals in their worldwide
network meet high standards of care, expertise, hygiene and safety.
They also facilitate communication between primary care providers in home countries,
and doctors in overseas hospitals.

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Contact Details: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road, Bangkapi, Huay Khwang
Bangkok 10310
(+66) 2310 3000

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