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hello

As i have someone in my family that have a brain cancer, i am looking for very good specialist of cancer in thailand. (iguess the best are around Bangkok)

The first step would be to set a meeting for a complete check up, diagnose to help her recover.

 

any idea on some names and places to contact?

 

thanks

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You can check the websites of the major Bangkok hospitals. They will give you some background concerning their specialist. Also, go the Thaivisa website, they a health forum that includes some posts concerning experiences with different doctors. You might find something there concerning brain cancer. Good luck on your search and my best wishes to your family member.

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My family and I have always enjoyed great medical treatment at Bumrungrad .. a bit pricier than others, but the selection of foreign-educated and trained doctors is the best you will find in Thailand.

 

I have used others, but for critical medical care as this, there is no other hospital I would use. Full stop.

 

Their website has a "Find a Doctor" feature, in which each physician is profiled .. specialization, where they went to medical school, board certifications, when they graduated, foreign internships and fellowships (critically important) .. all useful in finding a highly trained, experienced specialist.

 

I come from a family with doctors who advise these additional criteria:

 

• First and foremost .. you are looking for doctor .. an individual .. that's the guy you are after, not a hospital.

 

• American Board Certified (my bias .. American medicine is the most expensive in the world .. many reasons for that, amongst which is I believe it is broadly practiced at the very highest levels) .. many here credit themselves with American Board certification, having passed the board exams once, but do not necessarily go through the work necessary maintain that certification .. for me, having passed it once is sufficient, and far exceeds a majority of Thai physicians:

 

• Minimum 10 years clinical practice.

 

• The most important skill is diagnostics .. many doctors can treat a problem, but the highest skilled doctors are the diagnosticians.

 

• Exclude the dinosaurs, as they become lazy and do not remain current on latest medical advances .. and the field is changing fast.

 

• Extra, extra emphasis on former medical school professors and research physicians .. these are the top dawgs, as they generally excelled academically and by nature follow current medical advances regardless of their ages.

 

• Obviously, those who attend the top medical schools.

 

• The reputation of the hospital's where they are selected to do their residencies .. highly competitive .. for me, I give higher weighting to research hospitals.

 

To drill down deeper, U.S. News and World Report has long published a thorough review of medical schools and hospitals, and scored them (by specialization).

 

These criteria have reliably led me to quality medical care in a number of countries, developed and emerging, where the quality rating of medical care is often obscured.

 

My family has benefitted from Thai graduates of some of the very best medical schools in the world (Stanford, Harvard, John's Hopkins) .. but, you have to dig .. find the original intel yourself .. references are mere opinions.

 

Good luck.

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To help with your search, Bumrungrad and BMC (Bangkok) are probably the leading hospitals for what you are looking for. Both have a superb list of doctors and consultants, along with excellent facilities, having said that BMC’s massive technological lead is significant. 

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Hey, Mandragore .. a Bumrungrad oncologist with whom to start .. checks a lot of the boxes:

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Theera Umsawasdi

 

An old bird, but he practiced and taught at MD Anderson Hospital at the University of Texas .. generally regarded as the best cancer research hospital in the world (check it out).

 

He had to have some pretty good junk to be invited to teach and practice there .. when he left, he probably had a lot more.

 

Specialty: Medicine - Medicine, Oncology (Cancer)

 

Language Spoken: English, Thai

 

Medical School:

 

- M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, 1965

 

Fellowships:

 

- Medical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USA, 1972 and University of Miami School of Medicine, USA,1979

 

Academic Appointment:

 

- Associate Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA, 1985-1989

 

- Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA, 1992-1996

 

Special Clinical Interests:

 

- Cancer Chemotherapy, Thoracic Oncology

 

There are a few others there with pretty impressive credentials.

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If surgery is a possible treatment, there is a Bumrungrad neurosurgeon who did a fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, another very highly regarded research hospital in both oncology and neurosurgery.

 

Dr. Areeporn Chonhenchob

 

Specialty: Neurosurgery

 

Language Spoken: English, Thai

 

Medical School:

 

- M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand, 1999

 

Residencies:

 

- Neurosurgery, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2002 - 2005

 

Fellowships:

 

- Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic, Educational Foundation, Ohio, USA, 2010 - 2012

 

Board Certifications:

 

- Diplomate of the Thai Board of Neurosurgery, 2005

 

Special Clinical Interests:

 

- Intra - Operative Monitoring, Neurosurgical Oncology

 

- Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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If surgery is a possible treatment, there is a Bumrungrad neurosurgeon with a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, another very highly regarded research hospital.

 

Dr. Areeporn Chonhenchob

 

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Hi,

 

Agreed Bumrungrad is a good choice but it is expensive.

 

If it is a local person on the 30 thb scheme you might want to look at Chulalongkorn. The doc you mention above practiced there and there is some chance may still do. I believe it is a requirement for docs from the high end places to spend time at the cheaper hospitals. It is a teaching hospital and very good I am told. Got a family member going there right now for cancer treatment.

 

Wherever you choose - best of luck mate.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

Bar4

Sukhumvit Soi 4, Bangkok

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thank you very much for all your advices and wishes. (espacialy brutox)

i will search deeper in the bumrungrad hospital and will focus on the doctor (as recommanded)

we are quite lost at that time; but with this helps it will be a good start

I will see if she can travel to Bangkok as she is really weak.

 

thanks 

Som na na you!

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thank you very much for all your advices and wishes. (espacialy brutox)

i will search deeper in the bumrungrad hospital and will focus on the doctor (as recommanded)

we are quite lost at that time; but with this helps it will be a good start

I will see if she can travel to Bangkok as she is really weak.

 

thanks 

 

Hi,

 

Where is she mate? In my case Lopburi was also an option. A top specialist from BKK spends time in a hospital there. Let me know if you like and I will ask a friend who is quite well informed on this. If near Khon Kaen there should be a good option.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

Bar4

Sukhumvit Soi 4, Bangkok

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My best wishes to your family member, I hope she recovers, cancer in any form is a horrible disease, I am in remission, 2 years 4 months, since my surgery. good luck.

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Thanks.

she is staying around korat, and we are consulting different specialist.

Trip to Bangkok is planned next week.

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