Video #2 | September 6, 2017
In this video you’ll find out what you need to know about Bangkok Hospitals. Plus, if you’re looking for a Bangkok dentist [in a Bangkok Hospital], we’re going to highlight Yanhee Dental Center which is in Yanhee Hospital.
The video is broken into the following sections.
– 5 fascinating statistics on medical tourism to Bangkok.
– Yanhee Hospital’s Dental Center. [Open 24 hours a day!] – What Yanhee Hospital, and Yanhee Dental Center, looks like.
– How to get to Yanhee Hospital.
UPDATE: I was wrong about the forthcoming BTS station next to Yanhee Hospital! It will be “Bang Or” on the Blue Line. [Sorry!]
Click on the following link to check out more Bangkok Hospitals.
Alrighty then! Welcome to the second video of Bangkok Unmasked!
In this video I’m going to discuss something that every traveler to Bangkok should know about. Bangkok hospitals. Obviously no one wants to visit a hospital on their trip, but it’s always best to be prepared!
Bangkok has a surprisingly good medical system, and there are a handful of hospitals that really are world-class on pretty much any metric you can think of. A handful of examples are; Samitivej, Bumrungrad and BNH [short for Bangkok Nursing Home].
Because of the relatively low prices – a figurative drop in the bucket compared to US/UK private healthcare – Bangkok has become South East Asia’s most popular destination for Medical Tourism. Here are a few interesting stats which highlight this:
- Nation-wide the healthcare system in Thailand treated 2.81 million foreign patients in 2015, up 10.2%. In 2013, medical tourists contributed an estimated USD 4.7 billion to the Thailand’s economy.
- Medical tourism makes up 0.4% of Thailand’s GDP, while tourism overall accounts for around 6% to 7%, and is considered the third most important economic driver in Thailand.
- The prestigious Joint Commission International [JCI] certification for healthcare service providers, worldwide, has been awarded to 52 hospitals, specialized clinics, or medical centers in Thailand, up from 22 three years ago.
- More than half of the accredited hospitals are in Bangkok followed by Phuket, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Samui.
- According to Kasikorn Research Center – Kasikorn is a local bank – income from international patients at private hospitals will generate THB 48 to THB 49 billion this year. An increase of 3% to 4% year-on-year.
Thankfully, I haven’t had to spend much time in hospitals since I’ve lived in Bangkok. That said, I do go to Yanhee hospital every 6 to 9 months or so to have my teeth checked, and cleaned. While Yanhee doesn’t have the reputation of Samitivej, Bumrungrad and BNH, they do have a truly excellent dental center. [They are also well known for their plastic surgery department as well]. Yanhee Hospital’s dental center actually is one of the biggest in Thailand, and it’s open 24 hours a day, in case you need emergency dental work done! They offer all the standard dental services i.e.
- General Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Implants
- Dentures and Partials
- Root Canal Therapy
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Full-Mouth Reconstruction
- Porcelain Veneers
- Periodontal Therapy
- Crown and Bridge Therapy
- Neuromuscular Dentistry
To give you an idea of what you can expect, what follows are a handful of videos that I took during my visit a couple of weeks ago. Please excuse the video quality; my phone’s camera is on its last legs!
The best part of visiting Yanhee Dental Center is the price; having my teeth thoroughly checked, and cleaned, only cost THB 1,150! [That’s about $34 or GBP 26].
If you want to visit Yanhee hospital, it’s very easy. Simply take the sky train to Victory Monument station, and get on a number 18 bus, or a taxi. From Victory Monument station to Yanhee hospital is about 15 km, but it’ll likely take 30 minutes or so due to the Bangkok’s horrific traffic. You just need to tell the taxi driver; “By Rong Payabahn Yan-Hee”. [All the taxi drivers that I have used seem to know the hospital]. Check out the Thai script for this phrase on the top left of the screen.
A side-note … Once the purple BTS line is completed there’ll be a BTS station right next to Yanhee Hospital, so it’ll be extremely easy to get to. [I might be wrong on this, but I believe the station will be named “Charan Sanit Wong 13”].
Anyway…That’s it for this video. Expect a new video shortly. [It should be posted in about a week, or so].
For all you techies out there, this video was shot on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and edited using Hit Film Express.
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