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The staff were amazing!!! Also the doctor and nurses were fantastic. I couldn't have wished for more caring individuals to look after me. They go the extra mile to try and put me at ease. I feel like I was getting first-class treatment during my stay there. Thanks to the highly qualified doctor and up to date surgical equipment, my surgery went well. Surgery cost is very affordable as well. :)
The doctor and all the other staff are very thorough and compassionate. I came here for an angiogram, and I was somewhat scared at the thought of getting it, but the doctor and staff were absolutely fantastic. I ended up having a stent, and the whole team made it bearable. Thank you to all the staff who really went over and above for me. I feel so lucky to have chosen Thonburi hospital for my treatment.
I understand why this hospital is considered the best in Thailand. Traveled all the way from Australia to get my treatment here after I heard good things about it. Superb staff, very friendly, attentive, and helpful. Many of the staff can speak English, so communication is not a problem. I asked many questions and told them my concerns, and they answered patiently and put me at ease. Had to stay for several days after my treatment. The room was super clean, well-designed, and definitely made me feel comfortable. The nurses checked on me every hour or so, and the food was surprisingly great. Though having to stay in a hospital is never a good experience, I would say my time in Bumrungrad was a pleasant one. A bit pricey when compared to other hospitals around the area, but with the quality service and high-level care offered, it was all worth it.
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Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder where the brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual sensations, behaviors, and in some cases loss of awareness. The treatment plan for epilepsy is based on the severity of symptoms, your general health, your age, and how well you respond to therapy. The treatment options include medication, nerve stimulation, and surgery.
Your doctor will likely give you seizure medication (anti-epileptic drugs or AEDs) starting with a low dose and slowly add more, the medication works by changing the way your brain cells work and send messages to each other. In some cases, your doctor may perform a procedure called nerve stimulator to help prevent seizures. There are two types of nerve stimulator: vagus nerve stimulation (placing a small device under the skin of your chest and connecting it to the nerve) and responsive neurostimulation (implanting a small gadget under your skull bone). In some cases, surgery may also be performed, which involves removing the part of the brain that causes seizures or cutting the paths between the nerves in the brain that causes seizures.
The length of stay varies depending on which treatment you underwent. In general, you should stay in Thailand for 5 to 14 days. If your doctor gives you AEDs, he will want to see how you respond to the medication. If you undergo nerve stimulator or surgery, you will need to stay longer for initial recovery and follow-up hospital checkups where your doctor monitors your condition and healing progress.
You should rest for 3 weeks after surgery and then gradually increase your activity level. You should be able to return to work in about four to six weeks, but the total recovery period may take as long as three months.
Your doctor will give you detailed instructions about the medicine or post-operative care, which may include diet, restrictions, and exercise. You may need to work with your epilepsy team to meet the goals you set before the surgery. If you are at risk of mood changes after surgery or if you have difficulties with depression and anxiety, it is highly advisable to seek a psychiatrist help to stay emotionally healthy.
About 70% (7 out of 10) of people who have epilepsy can fully control their seizures with medication. Nerve stimulators and surgery are known to be effective and safe. However, all of the treatments carry some side effects and risks, such as infection, bleeding, a return of seizure, vision loss, memory loss, allergic reaction to anesthetic, tiredness, weight gain, rashes, clumsiness, mood changes, thinning bones, and weight loss.
Your doctor may suggest you try the ketogenic diet, which is a diet high in fats and low in carbohydrates. However, you should not try it yourself. Your doctor and nutritionist will give you advice and instructions on how to do it.
After treatment, you may become seizure-free or have better seizure control. You may notice an improvement in learning and work performance. Most people are able to achieve new milestones, such as driving, doing better at school, finding or keeping a job, trying new activities, and making new friends.
Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.