Will I have follow-up appointments after my surgery?
Patient will have at least 1 follow-up appointment before they leave Bangkok. This is to allow nurses and doctors to remove the staples or stitches, change the wound dressings, monitor healing and provide post-op instructions.
Do I have to remove my polish or acrylic nails before surgery?
Dr Boonchai recommends removal of acrylic or polish nails prior to surgery. The primary reason for this is to measure oxygen levels through your natural nail beds with the use of pulse oximetry.
When can I confirm my final surgical cost?
The final surgical plan and quotation will be confirmed after the face to face consultation. Please note that all prices given are in Thai Baht, are indicative only and can change without notice.
What is included in the surgical package?
Prices include all hospital, operating room, anaesthetists’ and doctors’ fees, a single private room, standard meals, medications and medical supplies. Prices do not include compression garments. Generally patients will only pay an additional amount for telephone calls, and additional meals extra to the standard hospital supplied meals.
What are the extra charges that I need to be aware of?
Some clients who are having multiple procedure or extensive surgery, have a pre‐existing medical condition or have been assessed as being at risk from anaesthesia maybe required to complete additional pre-surgery tests such as laboratory tests, chest X‐rays, cardiac studies etc. These extra tests are not included in the surgical package.
Is there a fee for consultation?
Clients who decide not to proceed with surgery are charged a consultation and registration fee.
Will menstruation affect my surgery?
The surgery will be postponed if you have menstruation on the day of your appointment.
What time is my surgery?
Surgery time will be confirmed after your consultation.
What time do I need to fast prior to my surgery?
Do not eat or drink for at least 8 hours before your scheduled surgery, unless advised by Dr. Boonchai.
What medications do I need to stop prior to surgery?
Patient must stop taking Aspirin and all other anti‐inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Brufen, Nurofen, Advil, Arcoxia, Celebrex, Feldene, Ponstan, Voltaren, Naproxen. Mobic and other over the counter pain relievers. You should also stop taking supplements like Multivitamins, Vit.E., Fish oil tablets, Omega 3, Ginseng‐Ginko and Evening Primrose oil. Clients should be aware that surgery may be delayed or even cancelled if these medications have been taken within two weeks of your surgery date.