Abdominal pain usually is no reason for concern; generally it’s merely a sign of indigestion or gas. On the other hand, whether it’s a mild stomach ache, sharp pains or cramps, abdominal pain can stem from a variety of more serious causes ranging from ulcers to gallstones or even liver cancer. How do you know? The team of digestive tract specialists at Vejthani Hospital can tell you.
Vejthani Hospital, the venerable health institution in Bangkok that has been caring for patients from around the world for over 20 years has now established Hepato Pancreato Biliary Clinic (HPB). Focused on diagnosing and treating disorders of the digestive system, the highly-trained team of HPB specialists employ state-of-the-art technology to ensure optimum patient consultation and care.
Dr. Jade Suphapol, one of the team leaders, points out that “understanding the basic science underlying digestive tract diseases, as well as more effective diagnostic options, means that we can design accurate treatment plans that cure our patients and help them lead normal, active, healthy lifestyles.”
Indeed, the hospital’s exceptional success rate accounts for its being one of the world’s leading medical tourism destinations, serving patients from more than 40 nations. Beyond which, Thailand ranks among the leading countries for medical tourism, saving patents some 50 to 75 percent on hospital and doctor fees.
Dr. Jade, who has studied robotic, liver transplant and hepato biliary pancreatic surgery in the United States and Japan, adds, “While many of the diseases we treat are manageable, many affect patients’ quality of life. Our goal is not only to use the most effective treatments for each condition, but also to advance methodologies for clinical care that improve people’s daily lives.”
Liver, pancreas and biliary tract diseases are major health problems not only in Thailand but worldwide. Some 20 percent of the more than 300,000 international patients that visit Vejthani Hospital annually suffer from digestive tract ailments such as hepatoma, cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic cancer, hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and cirrhosis, pancreatitis and gallstones.
“Our qualified medical team of gastroenterologists and surgeons on pancreas, liver and other biliary tract disorders, radiologists, anesthesiologists, and skilled nurses is second to none. We’re a dedicated group committed to accurate diagnoses, scrupulous treatments, and professional rehabilitative care.,” Dr. Jade notes.
In cases where surgery is needed, modern technology such as endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery are fully utilized, followed by personalized post-operative rehabilitation.
Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Clinic
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Center, 2nd Floor
Phone: +66 (0) 2734-0000 ext. 2960,2961,2966
Fax: +66 (0) 2734-0044-5
Email: [email protected]