Aussie Expat Receives Knee Replacement in Bangkok - SkyGen

Aussie Expat Receives Knee Replacement in Bangkok

Thailand knee replacement patient

Originally from Brisbane, Nanette is 65 and resides in Vanuatu. As with many Aussie expats, she isn’t covered by the Australian public healthcare system. This email testimonial (below) and photos were received on 30th June, 2015. Her total knee replacement surgery in Thailand was performed by one of Thailand’s most highly esteemed orthopaedic surgeons, Dr Prachan, just one month prior.

I’m fabulous. Really busy and forget that I have a new knee. I’m doing all my exercises daily and have good range of motion now. I’m only taking two panadol at night, and I’m not needing any other medications. I can’t believe now quickly I have healed and am nearly back to normal. I have a new lease on life and can do everything that I was unable to do before my surgery and I’m pain free. Yay!! 🙂

Post 2
Recovery after knee replacement surgery

I’m thrilled with my knee and have spoken to quite a few people here about your services and the various surgeries available. Probably because of the health insurance not available to many here, my story has become quite popular. I hope in the near future you get some referrals from us. I can say that in all honesty that we would never have had such a great outcome if it hadn’t been for you guys. The service you offer is exemplary…and your follow ups, plus your ongoing contact while we were in Thailand helped us feel so comfortable about our choice to go there.


It made our trip so easy and if either one of us even needs anymore surgery in the future, we will contact you first.

Thank you so much,


Nanette and SkyGen thank Dr Prachan for his incredible expertise, skill and attention which has once again changed the life of another very grateful Australian.

Nanette has also informed SkyGen that she is happy to speak with any future Australian or New Zealand SkyGen patients considering joint replacement in our International Hospitals in Bangkok.

Nanette Knee Replacement Thailand

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