Kidney Stone Removal in Thailand

The discomfort and pain of kidney stones can be debilitating. Thankfully, effective treatments are available, and Thailand has become a go-to destination for many seeking relief. Combining cutting-edge technology with expert urologists, the country offers affordable yet advanced solutions for kidney stone removal.

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$2,000 - $5,000

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$3,000 - $6,000

Please note that the prices provided are estimations and may vary based on various factors. Additionally, these prices do not include flights or accommodation.

All prices are in USD.

About Kidney Stone Removal in Thailand

When it comes to kidney stone removal, Thailand offers a range of procedures to suit different needs. The country is home to medical facilities that specialize in urological issues, employing techniques such as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy. The aim is to efficiently remove the kidney stones with minimal discomfort and fast recovery times.

Preparing for Kidney Stone Removal in Thailand

Preparation often involves diagnostic tests like ultrasound, CT scans, and urine tests. Lifestyle adjustments, such as diet modifications, may be suggested depending on your condition. When choosing a medical facility in Thailand, consider factors like the experience of the urologists, technology in use, and whether the medical staff can communicate in your preferred language.

Procedure Details & Recovery

Different methods are available for kidney stone removal. ESWL uses shock waves to break up the stones, ureteroscopy employs a small scope to remove stones, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a more invasive technique suitable for larger stones. Post-surgery, you may experience some pain or discomfort, and it's essential to monitor for any signs of infection. Recovery time varies depending on the chosen method but is typically between a few days to a couple of weeks.

Costs of Kidney Stone Removal in Thailand

The cost for kidney stone removal in Thailand varies depending on the technique used, with prices generally ranging between $2,000 and $5,000.

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Best Hospitals for Kidney Stone Removal in Thailand

Praram 9 Hospital
Praram 9 Hospital

Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok stands as a premier medical facility, known for its state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated team of professionals. Offering a wide range of medical services, it is particularly recognized for its excellence in specialized treatments and surgeries. With a focus on patient-centered care, it remains a top choice for both locals and international patients

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MedPark Hospital
MedPark Hospital

MedPark Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that opened in 2020. With a spacious 90,000 square meter building and over 30 departments, the hospital is equipped to handle a wide range of patient needs. It has 550 beds for inpatients and 300 examination rooms, all outfitted with advanced medical equipment to provide the highest quality of care.

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Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad was founded in 1980 and is Southeast Asia's largest private hospital. It is one of the world's most popular medical tourism destinations, treating over 1.1 million patients annually of which many are overseas patients. Bumrungrad was the first hospital in Asia to receive JCI accreditation and has since received awards from numerous other agencies for its medical services.

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Bangkok Hospital
Bangkok Hospital

Bangkok Hospital was one of Thailand's first private hospitals when it was opened in 1972. It has since grown to one of the most well-known hospital networks in the Asia-Pacific area and is a popular destination for both Thais and foreigners for its medical services. Bangkok Hospital has 53 locations across Thailand of which 14 have JCI accreditation.

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Common Questions

How much does kidney stone removal cost in Thailand?

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The cost generally ranges between $2,000 and $5,000 depending on the treatment method.

When can I fly back home after the procedure?

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Recovery time varies, but most patients are advised to stay in Thailand for at least a week for follow-up assessments and to ensure a smooth recovery.

What are the different options for kidney stone removal?

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Options include Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL), ureteroscopy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks.

Is it safe to do Kidney Stone Removal in Thailand?

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Thailand has some of the best hospitals and medical facilities in the world, with highly skilled doctors and state-of-the-art technology. These facilities are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International, ensuring that they meet global healthcare standards.

Konkai only works with accredited facilities to ensure that our clients receive safe, effective, and reliable medical care. We have done extensive research and vetting to ensure that the hospitals and clinics we work with provide the highest quality of care and meet the same standards as medical facilities in developed countries. We prioritize your well-being and only recommend medical facilities that we would trust to provide care to our own loved ones.

Does my insurance cover Kidney Stone Removal in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Kidney Stone Removal in Thailand or not depends on the individual policy. Some policies cover the procedure, while others may not. It's important to check with your insurance provider to find out if Kidney Stone Removal is covered and if there are any restrictions or limitations on coverage for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

Some policies may require pre-authorization or pre-approval for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

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