Dr. Chartchai understands it is inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive for patients outside of Thailand to fly to Bangkok for an in person consultation and return a few weeks later for surgery.
A procedure has been designed to make your planning and experience from start to end one of information, quick response, direct answers to your questions, and knowledge that you are in the best hands.
To be an international patient of Dr. Chartchai, you may contact our surgery travel planner who will give you the personal attention, time, and privacy that traveling patients often prefer and need. Or you may book your consultation or book your surgery directly on this website.
Preparation and planning with the assistance and support of a medical concierge or international patient manager is recommended to help you through all the stages of your surgery
How it works
- Make contact
The first step is to call or email Dr. Chartchai with your request.
- Provide photos
If you have a special concern or question, you may submit photos together with your inquiry. Otherwise, we will request photos at a later date.
- Obtain an assessment
Dr. Chartchai will assess your request and if you are a good candidate for surgery procedures, you will receive information about your procedure(s) and costs, and answers to questions you have. If you are a traveling patient [link to international patient care], you will additionally receive information about accommodations and related concerns.
- Schedule your procedure
Book your surgery date as much in advance as possible and at least 3 weeks ahead of time. A deposit is usually required to reserve your surgery date. The remaining balance is due immediately after your in-person consultation in Bangkok Thailand. You will receive pre-surgery instructions that you must carefully follow.
- Travel to Bangkok, Thailand
For traveling patients, the new Bangkok international airport is Suvarnabumi (BKK). Your hotel and hospital are located approximately 35 minutes from the airport. 30-day transit visas for citizens of most countries are issued at the airport upon arrival. For a longer stay, Americans, British Commonwealth citizens, and most Europeans may get a 60-day tourist visa from any Thai Embassy before they embark on their trip.
No special vaccinations are required.
- Arrive for consultation and surgery
Dr. Chartchai and the hospital do not book accommodations for you. You may book them yourself or ask your medical concierge to book them. You MUST arrive 1-2 days prior to your surgery date. At a designated time during this period you will meet with your doctor (s) for an in depth consultation, discussing all procedures. If you have any questions please contact us.
If you are a Bangkok resident, you will have a consultation with Dr. Chartchai at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery date.
Dr. Chartchai expects all patients who fly in for surgery to spend one or 2 nights post-surgery at the hospital thus ensuring continuing medical attention as needed.
In the days after surgery he will see you post-operatively, and depending upon the procedures that have been performed, you may return home 5-12 days later.
Your health and safety remain our number one priority. Dr. Chartchai will prepare a medical clearance or Fit-to-Fly certificate at the time of discharge if required. In the event that you require medical attention after returning home, your medical concierge will assist in referring you to a local physician as needed.
Contact our medical concierge. We look forward to meeting you and helping you make your dream a reality.