Bilateral Total Knee Replacement in Thailand
Michael is a 62 year old patient from Western Australia. He contacted SkyGen presenting with osteoarthritis in both knees. He underwent his bilateral Total Knee Replacement surgery at Bangpakok 9 International Hospital (BP9) in December 2014. The lovely ‘Mutsee’ was formerly a patient coordinator at BP9 and now assists SkyGen and CosMediTour patients on the ground in Bangkok. She caught up with Michael as he was relaxing at the 5-Star Aetas Bangkok Hotel after being discharged from hospital.
Mutsee (SkyGen Rep): So how was your experience?
Michael: It’s wonderful here in Bangkok. I’m getting looked after very well. I’ve never had an operation before and am very happy with everyone helping. All good doctors, nurses, everyone is great.
Mutsee: How is your hotel?
Michael: The hotel is very nice. I only get to stay a few days here. Bangpakok 9 Hospital is very good. Everyone is very helpful.
Mutsee: How was your doctor?
Michael: My doctor was perfect. Dr. P (Dr.Pibul) was number one, and the nurses – all the same.
Mutsee: Did the nurses speak English?
Michael: Everyone tried to speak English, so yes we could converse. I cannot speak Thai but they were very helpful and everyone could understand what was going on. We never had a problem.
Mutsee: What should new patients expect?
Michael: A friend said, have a look at the computer and look-up SkyGen. I found SkyGen and spoke to Vivienne and Jake. They explained things to me very well and they said they’d give me a while to decide. A week later I made the point and said yep I’ll go and get it done. I thought it was going to be very costly to get one done at a time so they allowed me to get two done. So it was an easy trip, one trip, all over. Very good.
*Please read: Although the information provided on this page may describe a particular patient experience and/or outcome, readers must understand that each patient presents with a unique medical history and may be recommended a different treatment/surgery by their surgeon to that described above. Individual results may vary between surgery centre/hospital, surgeon, surgery type and patient. Although SkyGen agrees to share all updates from patients at their request, SkyGen does not endorse any physical activities attempted by patients following surgery which do not follow the explicit instructions provided by their surgeon. SkyGen encourages all patients to discuss the risks of such activities with medical professionals before attempting these themselves.