Prices for selected diagnostic Procedures and Surgeries at Samitivej Hospital(s)
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 any relevant info on the websites of Bumrungrad Hospital, BNH Hospital or Samitivej Hospital as of end 2019.
However, in March 2020 we noticed a lot more information on the website of Samitivej Hospital. Though data are not complete, there is enough to browse and get an idea of the costs involved in certain procedures, and screening packages.
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital (the main hospital) is located on Sukhumvit Soi 49. It is not quite as modern looking as Bumrungrad Hospital, in fact the main entrance and building are positively dated. Samitivej has opened other locations in Bangkok and the Eastern provinces : Samitivej Srinakarin (eastern Bangkok), Samitivej Srirache, east of Bangkok, Samitivej International Children's Hospital (Bangkok), Samitivej Thonburi (western Bangkok), and Samitivej Chonburi, north of Pattaya.
Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital on Soi 49, Sukhumvit Road (part of the Bangkok General Hospital Group)
Prices as listed below can be found under the heading 'Promotions' on the website of Samitivej Hospital(s).
Abdominal Screening Programs, Diagnostic Procedures :
Gastroscopy : 17,200 Thai Baht
Colonoscopy : 24,000 Thai Baht
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy : 40.200 Thai Baht
(all performed under general anesthesia ; additional costs for pre-procedure assessment ; additional costs (moderate, it seems) for polyp removals ; only for Thai nationals and foreign residents ; always check for additional costs before booking any procedure ; promotions are supposed to stop on 31 March 2020, so check)
Shingles : 7,400 Thai baht
4-strain Influenza for Adults : 1,490 Thai Baht
Pheumococcal Vaccine : different procedures, prices ranging from 3,600 to 7,500 Thai Baht
Yellow Fever : 3,600 Thai Baht
Cervical Cancer Vaccine (Gardasil) : 4,700 to 13,000 Thai baht, depending on number of doses, and with or without doctor's fees.
Hepatitis A : 7,900 Thai baht (2 times)
Hepatitis B : 5,000 Thai Baht (3 times)
At the time of this updating, there were additional promotional prices available, so check. If you are just looking for vaccinations, you can get much better deals at Thai Travel Clinic, Hospital of Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University. The Faculty of Tropical Medicine, is located on Rajavithi Road, a good walk from Victory Monument BTS Station.
It would all cost less than half of the prices listed here. Thai Red Cross may be another good choice, but we could not find a list of prices there.
Surgical Procedures (samples only ; many potential surgeries are listed at the source) :
TURP (transurethral resection of prostate) : 149,000 Thai Baht (with 3 days of hospital stay)
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy for kidney stones : 98,000 Thai Baht.
Total Knee Replacement with Prosthesis : 295.000 Thai Baht (with 4 days in hospital)
Total Hip Replacement with Prosthesis : 299,000 Thai Baht (with 5 days in hospital)
Knee Arthroscopy with Meniscal Repais : 232,000-234,000 Thai Baht (1-2 days in hospital)
Appendectomy : 115,000 Thai Baht (2 days)
[Note : price excludes any pathology fees]
Cardiac Procedures :
Coronary Angiogram : 49,000 Thai Baht (1 day)
Coronary Angiogram + PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) : 186,000 Thai Baht (2 days). Please ask about stents, how much they would cost if needed. This info is not mentioned.
Electrophysiology Study and Radiofrequency Ablation : from 300,000 to 500,000 Thai Baht (2 days).
Under Health Screening Programs for Athletes (and those who just begun exercising) we found these interesting tests:
CT Calcium Scoring : 4,500 (promotion)-10,000 Thai Baht. This test has apparently good predictive value as to what may happen in the future with your coronary arteries.
CTA Coronary : 19,500 (promotion)-24,000 Thai Baht : This will give you a good idea about the state of your coronary arteries. The thing then will be, what to do if you find any abnorma align="justify"lities. These latter two tests likely will need the additional costs of seeing a cardiologist, I doubt they can be ordered as such, and probalby rightfully so. Not sure also whether you have to undergo the whole battery of other tests used to screen athletes.