|Chartchai was fascinated by the possibilities that plastic surgery, particularly reconstructive surgery, offered. To him, this required a surgeon's dexterity and technical skill, and much more. It challenged him, as a surgeon and a humanist, to find solutions for people whose problems were uniquely their own both medically and personally.
||Today, with several thousand patients in more than 20 years as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Chartchai is recognized by colleagues as a distinguished and skilled surgeon, respected as much for his honesty, integrity and dedication to his profession as for his surgical skill and attention to his patients.
Dr. Chartchai is a board-certified surgeon, certified in plastic surgery by the Thai Board of Plastic Surgery and certified in general surgery by the Thai Board of General Surgery of the Medical Council of Thailand. He is an active member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, the Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand and the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand.
He has completed fellowships at Tokyo University in Japan and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Georgia, deemed one of "America's Best Hospitals".
Dr. Chartchai has admitting and operating privileges at leading hospitals in Bangkok including JCI-accredited Samitivej Hospital Sukhumvit, where he is the lead plastic surgeon and where he has practiced for more than 12 years. His practice is now more than 90% international patients and expatriates who come for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from around the globe.
His patients are often direct referrals from previous clients and other physicians, or are introduced to him by an international medical concierge service. He believes traveling patients who use the services of a medical concierge or patient care manager are better prepared not just for the surgery but for all parts of their medical vacation and surgery aftercare. He works particularly closely with Concierge Surgery Travel.
His cosmetic surgical specialties include facial surgery, breast surgery, abdominoplasty, liposuction and body sculpting. His reconstruction surgery includes breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, repair of congenital and accident-related facial deformities, and body lifts after massive weight loss.
For 6 years, he was a lecturer at Prince of Songkhla University in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, and microsurgery. He regularly presents specialty lectures at the leading medical schools in Thailand.
Dr. Chartchai is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital of Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
He is married with 3 children, the eldest of whom is following in his father's footsteps and studying to become a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Chartchai is a Diplomate, Thai Board of Plastic Surgery, and Diplomate, Thai Board of General Surgery.
Dr. Chartchai is a member of:
National Academy of Medicine
Medical Council of Thailand
Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand
Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand