Tips for luxury medical tourism in Bangkok: Top clinics and hotels

Thousands of visitors to Thailand undergo a range of complex medical treatments in the popular area of Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok: These are some of the top clinics and Hotels in the area.

Thailand has long been a desirable destination for vacation, and its capital, Bangkok offers some of the best shopping and entertainment opportunities in the world. The high-class services offered by many hospitals in Thailand have made it a popular destination for cosmetic surgery and dentistry.  These procedures can be performed at a lower rate than in most other medical tourism destinations, and if cost is not an issue, those wanting their choice of surgery to remain discreet, while combining it with a luxury stay for recovery time, Bangkok offers it all.

Sukhumvit, with its adjoining side streets or ‘sois’ as they are called, is the longest road in Thailand. This area has a distinctively cosmopolitan feel with luxury hotels, clubs, bars, restaurants, malls and its famous red-light districts. Serviced by the Skytrain that runs through most of the downtown stretch, it allows for easy accessibility to the various cosmetic surgery clinics and cosmetic dentistry clinics that have sprouted up in the vicinity and its surrounding areas.

Internationally qualified doctors, many speak excellent English, perform a vast array of cosmetic procedures at some luxurious specialty clinics and high quality medical hospitals like Bangkok General Hospital.

Even though there are some affordable places, medical tourists generally prefer the luxurious higher priced clinics with international accreditation.  These are headed by highly qualified and world renowned specialist cosmetic doctors and tend to have shorter waiting times for procedures making Bangkok, Thailand one of the top destinations for medical tourism.

Top Doctors and medical facilities in the area:

Prestigious and luxurious, the Bellamode clinic is situated in Wattana District, and offers a comprehensive amount of cosmetic procedures that cover every need. This is the first overseas branch of Korea’s leading Grand Plastic Surgery Hospital and it’s staffed by some of the most professional surgeons in every field of cosmetic surgery. They are using highly specialized techniques to achieve aesthetically pleasing results to the face and body.

Founded in 2007, Nirunda International Aesthetic Centre offers the latest innovative technologies and is located at the prestigious Emporio Place Tower. The doctors are internationally trained, new-generation and board certified to perform a wide range of procedures with the emphasis on looking refined and natural.

Two of the best dental clinics to be found in the near vicinity of Sukhumvit are the Truth Dental Clinic and the Smile Signature Dental Clinic. Cosmetic dental procedures include dental implants, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns and dental veneers and the Truth Dental Clinic also has a tooth stem cells department. The teams at both clinics offer highly-qualified dental specialists for every type of cosmetic dental procedure.

Where to stay according

Bangkok, with its overabundance of luxurious hotels to choose from, makes deciding extremely difficult. Even though the clinics  in Sukhumvit Road area stretch out throughout the main road and ‘sois’, accessibility to most is relatively easy even if they are not within walking distance because of the Skytrain. Taking into consideration that most procedures have a recovery time of approximately seven days and may need regular visits to the cosmetic clinic, proximity and accessibility is usually the main deciding factor.

Image: The Bangkok Marriott Hotel

The team at are specialists at creating unique travel experiences: if you want to consider one of their best options – then book the Bangkok Marriott Hotel. This 5-star hotel is a 5minute drive from the Emporium, and 1.9 miles (3km) from Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. The Bangkok Hospital is just a2.2 miles (3.6km) away. Besides a full-service spa, the hotel also has an outdoor pool, spa tub and sauna and an arcade/games room. The hotel has 2 restaurants, of which 57th Street has international cuisine, a pool bar that offers snacks and 24 hour room service for those that don’t want to socialize. Free valet parking is available onsite and the hotel has a 24 hour shuttle service to and from the airport.

Another great local suggestion from is to book a room at the Okura Prestige Bangkok.   Situated in the heart of Bangkok, this 5-star hotel is close to Lumpini Park and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from Siam Center. The spa offers a full range of pampering treatments and the hotel has an outdoor pool and a 24 hour fitness center. Three restaurants, poolside bar and 24 hour room service ensure that you don’t have to leave the hotel unless absolutely necessary.

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