Ensuring good health and promoting well-being are essential to happy and successful lives. Bangkok Hospital has fully committed to deliver healthcare services adhering to world-class standard supported by cutting-edge technologies. Combined with state-of-the-art care, our multidisciplinary teams cover all subspecialties which fulfill needs in medical excellence, including Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok Heart Hospital, Bangkok Cancer Hospital Wattanosoth, Bangkok International Hospital and Chiva Transitional Care Hospital.
Due to our advanced medical technology that has been constantly developed in addition to high degree of convenience and ease, we would like to welcome you to visit our Bangkok Hospital website. With continuous website improvement, our current website enables you to find medical information related to diseases and conditions, diagnosis and treatments, innovative medical devices and equipment, health education and disease prevention, updated news and promotions as well as booking doctor appointment via our efficient appointment system designed for your convenience with less time consumption. Your suggestions and comments are welcomed for further improvement.
On behalf of our Bangkok Hospital team, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for your advocacy. We endeavor to continuously improve our online accessibility and quality as well as to cater to your satisfaction and expectation in healthcare services.
Dr. PORAMAPORN PRASARTTONG-OSOTH
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Group 1
Chairperson of Executive Committee
Matinee Maipang, MD.
Assistant to The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Group 1
Hospital Director, Bangkok Hospital Headquarters.
Message from the Management
It is such a great honor for Bangkok Hospital to be trusted for our comprehensive healthcare services by Thai and international customers alike. All medical staff and personnel are fully committed to continuously improve our services and care in order to strive for the best possible outcomes. Our world-class standard and quality has been internationally endorsed by Joint Commission International (JCI), the world's leading nonprofit patient safety organization.
I would like to extend our welcome to everyone who visits our website of Bangkok Hospital Headquarters which serves as an information hub for our treatments and services. With the continuous improvement of supportive systems and digital technology all health-related information, advanced diagnosis and treatments can be easily accessed. Due to user-friendly design, finding doctors and making appointments are at your fingertips with ease and convenience. In addition, comprehensive check-up programs as well as special packages and promotions, covering prevention, treatment and recovery have been personally selected for you based principally on your needs and desires. Supported by cutting-edge technology and international standard of care, our well-trained and highly specialized multidisciplinary teams including all subspecialties, nurses and medical personnel are truly dedicated to provide integrated care to all patients with the highest levels of effectiveness and safety.
On behalf of our management, doctors, nurses and all staff of Bangkok Hospital, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for your trust and confidence in our quality. We have pledged to provide our best services to all patients of different ages, genders and nationalities. Everyone can be assured that our standard of care with Thai hospitality improves physical health and enhances quality of life.
Narintara Boonjongcharoen, MD.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 FROM MY HEART
As a medical doctor and Hospital Director, I’ve done quite a good number of health checks for various reasons since I started practicing medicine in 1981. Sometimes it was pre-insurance checkup, a lot of times it was a regular annual checkup as one of the corporate citizen and a few times pre-employment checkup before start a job at new organization. My pre-employment health checked was done the last time in June 2017 before I started my current job as Hospital Director of the Royal Phnom Penh Hospital.
But having my heart checked the first time with CCTA (Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography) came with specific special reason. It was January 2005 when the new 64-Slice State of the Art CT just arrived at the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Pattaya City, Thailand, and the Radiology Department needed 10 volunteers to test run the machine and the CCTA procedure. CCTA is a heart imaging test that helps determine if plaque buildup has narrowed the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply the heart. Plaque is made up of various substances such as fat, cholesterol and calcium that deposit along the inner lining of the arteries. Plaque which builds up overtime can reduce or in some cases completely block blood flow. Patients undergoing a CCTA scan receive an iodine-containing contrast material as an intravenous injection to ensure the best possible images of the heart blood vessels. At that time my Calcium Score was Zero which is good and there was no significant stenosis of the coronary artery system for me. I was fully awake during the procedure with no medication and did not feel pain or any unpleasant feeling except warm, flushed sensation running through my body for around half a minute from contrast media circulating in my body. Of the 10 volunteers, 2-3 of them need further investigation and cardiac procedure to dilate the cardiac vessels. Like my father, who I had him checked with CCTA just a few months after me, I’ve a dominant right coronary artery. My father developed Acute Myocardial Infarction five years ago at the distal part right coronary artery, despite normal CCTA.
I’ve got my 2nd CCTA done in December 2018 at the Royal Phnom Penh Hospital after I come back from my medical class alumni meeting. It was approximately 13 years since the first procedure. Time flied, we’ve passed our prime health and some of my classmates already got coronary artery dilatation, stenting and Cardiac Bypass Surgery. A few of them died or battling some form of cancer. My maternal grandfather and my younger brother died from lung cancer and I want to have my lung checked simultaneously with the CCTA. I also have a personality type A, slightly overweight and have a genotypic predictive value of high risk for cardiac coronary artery disease.
I am glad that, after the 2nd CCTA, my heart is still going strong with healthy blood vessels supply my cardiac muscle. I have Zero calcium score and no cardiac vessels stenosis. This is one of the best New Year gift for me, my family and The Royal Phnom Penh Hospital. I am full of joy and energy and would love to remind you of my story and your health.