Prices for selected diagnostic Procedures and Surgeries at Bumrungrad and other Hospitals

Note : Ministry of Commerce announced that the central committee on pricing of goods and services’ meeting has agreed to authorise the Department of Internal Trade to implement control measures for pricing of medicine, medical supplies and medical services. This news was first mentioned in January 2019. Hospitals are fighting control over pricing of medications, procedures and medical services. Actually, as of May 2019 less information over pricing is available than was until a few years ago. Bangkok General Hospital seems to be one of the few major hospitals listing prices for many procedures. We did not see less info on the websites of Bumrungrad Hospital, BNH Hospital or Samitivej Hospital. Generally speaking, these hospitals offer less pricing information than a few years ago.

As for info about the pricing of medication, there is none. It is well known that private hospitals charge sometimes exorbitant prices for drugs at their pharmacies, when compared with the prices charged at pharmacies outside the hospitals.

We suggest you scroll down till you find the pricing at Bangkok General Hospital. These are prices as quoted in 2019, and can act as a guide for overall medical expenses in Thailand.


Add-on : See Video Impression of Bumrungrad Hospital

Entrance to Bumrungrad Hospital. Very popular with foreigners. The hospital is accessible through soi 1 and soi 3 on Sukhumvit Road.


Bumrungrad Hospital

Let's say around 2010 it was possibly to get estimates of medical costs for different procedures and surgeries at Bumrungrad Hospital. The last few years (though there are some requests to do by government agencies), prices are not so clearly advertised. Therefore we are only able to give a limited number of cost estimates below. As of 2016, more prices were listed for common procedures, and you can look at the older version of this file : Bumrungrad Prices 2016 .

As a matter of fact, there are quite a few costs listed today, but for procedures and exams that look a bit esoteric. There is a lot of quoting for different genetic tests, and various rare blood exams.

(link may change)

Present prices :

gastroscopy : 16,000 baht (512 USD)

colonoscopy : 23,000 Baht (737 USD)

Surgeries :

Total knee replacement : 315,000 baht (10,090 USD) : with 3 nights of accommodation, additional charges apply XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SMILE for LASIK both eyes : 95,000 baht till end 2020 (3,043 USD)

Selected Cosmetic Surgery Procedures :

(often includes standard hospital stay costs, operating room charges, lab test, radiology, anesthesia, doctor fees, medications ; usually excludes complications, like longer hospital stays, intensive care costs, basically any unexpected or unusual expenditure occurred during or after the procedure)

Breast augmentation (excluding breast implants) : 191,730 baht (6,141 USD)

Face and Neck Face Lift (Rhytidectomy) : 304,380 baht (9,749 USD)

Abdominoplasty plus Abdominal Liposuction : 343,840 baht (11.013 USD)

Samitivej Hospital :
Some costs for procedures are listed, however most are non-standard procedures, not relevant for most patients. You can ask for costs in advance of treatment, close to the entrance of the hospital there is a desk that can provide this information.

BNH Hospital : Mid 2020 BNH Hospital still provides hardly any information about its pricing. A few potentially interesting exams however are listed though :

CT Calcium Score Screening : 8000 Thai Baht

Low-dose CT scan for Lung Cancer screening : 6,500 Thai baht

Carotid Doppler Ultrasound Package : 7,000 baht.

ThinPrep & HPV DNA Package : 2,600 baht.

(it is not mentioned whether doctor's fees are included in these packages, so check before booking)

Link for more information at BNH Hospital (may change, of course)

Bangkok General Hospital :

(link to available packages available from entry page of their website ; updated october 2019)

(prices within brackets indicate prices as listed beginning 2015 ; if only one price listed it indicates that no price listing was readily visible on their website at the end of 2016 and the price at beginning of 2015 is given as a reference)

Note : there are additional costs not listed here. Main costs to be added : specialist consultant fees, medical clearance fees (you may need additional investigations to indicate you are suitable for surgery), necessary laboratory tests, longer than usual stays in intensive care units etc.

Cosmetic Procedures :

Full Abdominoplasty with Liposuction Package : 277,000 baht (278,000 baht)

Liposuction Circumferencial Abdomen with Vaser Package : 151,700 baht (152,700 baht)

Rhinoplasty Reduction and Septum Correction: 210,500 (171,700 baht)

Face Lift (Face and Neck) : 227,000 baht (228,000 baht)

Breast Augmentation (gel, saline) : 152,500 baht (153,500 baht)

Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures :

Gastroscopy : 15,000 baht
Colonoscopy : 22,000 baht
Sigmoidoscopy : 12,700 baht
Total Knee Replacement : 299,000 baht (279,000 baht)
Total Hip Replacement : 339,000 baht (279,000 baht)
Open Appendectory : 113,900 baht (112,000 baht)
Gastric Banding : 648,600 baht (627,000 baht)
Haemorrhoidectomy (staple) : 155,000 baht (146,500 baht)
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy : 255,500 baht (256,500 baht)
TUR : 161,000 baht (145,000 baht)
Cystoscopy with biopsy : 31,000 baht (28,000 baht)
Tonsillectoy adult : 73,500 baht (74,500 baht)
Thyroidectomy adult (lobectomy) : 181,500 baht
Excimer LASIK 2 Eyes : 63,000 baht (58,000 baht)

Bangkok Heart Hospital has updated its prices (when we visited beginning 2019). Our last update was from 2011 (due to lack of new data). So this is good news for those who want to know what it costs. Between brackets, prices from 2011.

Coronary Angiography : 53,000 baht (29,000 baht)

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) : 202,500 baht (previously a listing of Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty or PTCA at 125,000 baht)

(prices are higher when procedures need to be done as an emergency)

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (off-pump), only patients younger than 75 years without severe renal impairment eligible : 680,000-850,000 baht,(450,000 baht)

Mitral or Aortic Valve Replacement (conditions apply) : 750,000-950,000 baht (590,000 baht)

PhyaThai Hospital (data May 2019, very little info available) :

Room rates : Gold room around 7,000 baht ; platinum room around 10.000 baht.

Coloscopy (IV sedation) : 18,000 baht ; coloscopy (with anesthetist) : 24,500 baht

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (local anesthesia) : 11,000 baht

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (IV sedation) : 12,000 baht

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (general anesthesia) : 18,000 baht