Lobectomy in Thailand

Lobectomy, the surgical removal of a lung lobe, is often recommended for patients with lung cancer or other pulmonary issues. The procedure aims to remove affected tissue while leaving the rest of the lung intact. Thailand has become an attractive destination for patients seeking this specialized surgery. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and experienced thoracic surgeons, the country offers quality healthcare services at affordable prices.

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$6,000 - $10,000

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$20,000 - $34,000


$18,000 - $30,000


$8,000 - $15,000


$7,000 - $13,000

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 Lobectomy in Thailand

Lobectomy in Thailand is conducted in hospitals and specialized healthcare centers that have a strong focus on thoracic surgeries. The surgeons employ minimally invasive techniques like Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) alongside traditional open surgery, depending on the complexity and specifics of the case. These advanced methods ensure faster recovery, reduced hospital stay, and minimal scarring.

Preparing for Lobectomy in Thailand

Prior to a lobectomy, patients may need to undergo a series of diagnostic tests, including CT scans, MRI, and pulmonary function tests. Additionally, quitting smoking and optimizing lung health can be crucial preparation steps. When selecting a facility in Thailand, ensure that the surgeons are experienced in thoracic procedures and that the staff can communicate effectively in your language.

Procedure Details & Recovery

A lobectomy can be done using a traditional open approach or minimally invasive methods like VATS. The choice depends on various factors including the size and location of the tumor. After the surgery, you'll likely stay in the hospital for a few days for monitoring. Pain management, respiratory exercises, and infection prevention are some of the key aspects of post-operative care. Most patients can expect to stay in Thailand for up to two weeks for complete recovery.

Costs of Lobectomy in Thailand

In Thailand, the cost for a lobectomy can range between $6,000 and $10,000, depending on the surgical approach and the specific hospital.

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Best Hospitals for Lobectomy 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 a lobectomy cost in Thailand?

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The cost of a lobectomy in Thailand generally ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 depending on the surgical technique and facility.

When can I fly back home after undergoing a lobectomy?

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The typical recommendation is to stay in Thailand for up to two weeks for post-operative assessments and recovery.

Are minimally invasive options available for lobectomy?

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Yes, many Thai hospitals offer Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) as a minimally invasive option for lobectomy, which often allows for quicker recovery and less scarring.

Is it safe to do Lobectomy 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 Lobectomy in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Lobectomy 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 Lobectomy 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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