Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Phuket, Thailand
206 Est. 1995

Gastric Sleeve


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Phuket, Thailand



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Gastric Sleeve at Bangkok Hospital Phuket

What does Bangkok Hospital Phuket offer patients?

Bangkok Hospital Phuket, located in Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand offers patients Gastric Sleeve procedures among its total of 47 available procedures, across 17 different specialties
. The cost of a Gastric Sleeve procedure starts from ฿450,000, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿375,629.

How many specialists are there and what accreditation's have been awarded to Bangkok Hospital Phuket?

There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 10 in total, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including:
  • JCI Accredited
  • Hospital Accreditation of Thailand
  • ISO 9001:2008

Facility Services Available at Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Family accommodation
Free Wifi
Health insurance coordination
Interpreter services
Medical records transfer
Medical travel insurance
Mobility accessible rooms
Online doctor consultation
Parking available
Phone in the room
Private rooms for patients available
Religious facilities
Special dietary requests accepted
Translation services
TV in the room


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What you need to know about Gastric Sleeve in Phuket

Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a weight loss procedure in which a large part of the stomach is surgically removed, reducing the stomach size by up to 85%, with the remaining portion of the stomach looking like a banana or a sleeve. Given the severely reduced stomach size, patients are unable to consume and digest as much food before quashing their hunger and feeling full - as a result, rapid weight loss can be achieved. This type of surgery is non-reversible and should only be considered as a final option. 

A person is termed obese if their body mass index (BMI) is greater than 40 and their weight is 100 lbs / 50 kg more than their ideal weight. For these people, Bariatric Surgery is an available option. There are many associated risks concerned with Obesity that can lead to hypertension, infertility, diabetes, sleep apnea, and much more. When methods, such as dieting and exercising do not work, a Gastric Sleeve procedure can be the final solution, but not everyone is a good candidate and each individual should carefully consider the best options available to them, considering present condition, health history, cost, recovery time, success rate and pros and cons of the surgery. Alternatively, a Gastric Balloon may be preferred instead - see below for more information on this non-invasive procedure.

What's the Recovery Time?

It will take two to three months to get back to normal meals and the amount of food you will eat is considerably decreased. You will likely suffer from a swollen and sore stomach for several days, with medicines being prescribed to help deal with the pain during this period. After two to four weeks, you can return to some normal activities, however, on average, six weeks of rest is required. As it is laparoscopic surgery, less time is required to recover and scars are small which fade away over time. 

What's the Success Rate Like?

You can expect to lose 60% of your excess weight within 12 to 18 months post-surgery. The Gastric Sleeve is now the most popular form of Bariatric Surgery based on the extremely high success rates seen across the world. Patients can expect a huge decrease in weight, coupled with a vast improvement in health conditions and a reduction in such diseases as diabetes.

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Doctors at Bangkok Hospital Phuket

  • Dr. Khemchira Lawbandis

    Dr. Khemchira Lawbandis

    • Dentistry


  • Dr. Kannika Koysombat

    Dr. Kannika Koysombat

    • Internal Medicine


  • Dr. Khemawan Wethayawikoon

    Dr. Khemawan Wethayawikoon

    • Ophthalmology


  • Dr. Narong Budhraja

    Dr. Narong Budhraja

    • Orthopedics


  • Dr. Nathawoot Sawasdee

    Dr. Nathawoot Sawasdee

    • Orthopedics


  • Dr. Ananya Chuathong

    Dr. Ananya Chuathong

    • Pediatrics


  • Dr. Sayam Hanpipat

    Dr. Sayam Hanpipat

    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Dr. Parinya Yanpisitkul

    Dr. Parinya Yanpisitkul

    • Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery


  • Dr. Poonsak Sumritmanoporn

    Dr. Poonsak Sumritmanoporn

    • Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery


  • Dr. Therdsak Rungsunnivade

    Dr. Therdsak Rungsunnivade