Contrary to what its name suggests, General Surgery is actually a surgical specialty. General surgery is a discipline that includes, but is not restricted to surgical procedures performed on the intestines, liver, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, stomach and thyroid gland.
The department is staffed by experienced surgeons providing general and emergency surgical services. FV Hospital has the expertise and equipment to administer both open and laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic (or “keyhole”) surgery is recognised as an integral and crucial skill that is developing across the entirety of general surgical practice.
Operations are being carried out increasingly by minimally invasive techniques that offer patients less pain, better outcomes and shorter postoperative recovery. A special camera known as a laparoscope, as well as specialised surgical instruments are passed through the incisions to facilitate surgery. Virtually every abdominal operation can be done by this route
- Appendectomy (removal of appendix, can be performed laparoscopically)
- Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) and biliary surgery
- Pancreas surgery
- Colon and rectal surgery: Our oncology specialists provide a multi-disciplinary approach to colorectal cancer management. Removal of part or all the colon can be performed laparoscopically
- Liver surgery – FV Hospital is a centre of excellence for the treatment of liver cancer which provides at your disposal all therapeutic options (surgery, radiofrequency ablation, and chemo-embolization) and a variety of specialists (gastro-entero-hepatologists, general surgeons, interventional radiologists and oncologists) who provide a multi-disciplinary approach to your case
- Adrenalectomy (removal of the adrenal gland)
- Gastric and oesophageal surgery
- Haemorrhoid surgery
- Hernia repair (can be performed laparoscopically)
- Surgery of the skin and soft tissues
- Thyroid surgery
- Thoracoscopic sympathectomy (laparoscopic surgical treatment of sweaty palms syndrome)
The outpatient department is located in the Surgical Centre on the 3rd floor of the V Building. Patients are hospitalised in the Surgical Ward situated on the 6th floor of the F Building
The Imaging Department provides diagnostic and treatment procedures:
- Ultrasound, CT scanner and MRI investigations
- CT or ultrasound guided biopsies
- Biliary drainage
- Tapping and drainage of abscesses
- Treatment of intussusceptions for children
The FV Hospital’s Operating Theatre is a sophisticated area with 9 operating rooms manned by a team of highly qualified nurses and anaesthesiologists. General surgeons have at their disposal a variety if highly specialised tools:
- Optima – Electro Surgical Unit from Lamidey – Unique electrosurgical system helping the surgeons to “weld” vascular (artery and veins) walls (“vessel sealing”)– resulting in minimal blood loss and faster recovery for patients.
- Harmonic Scalpel – Using ultrasound technology, a harmonic scalpel is used to cut tissues while simultaneously sealing the edges of the cut. It is a valuable tool for numerous surgical procedures, including cholecystectomy, bowel resection, and adhesiolysis and is associated with less postoperative pain and an earlier return to oral intake and regular activities.
- OEC 9900 C-Arm from GE – One of the best C-Arm system available internationally, the OEC-9900 offers unique high quality image at minimum dose, one of the key safety issue for the patients..
- Sonopet Ultrasonic Aspirator from Stryker – Gold standard for soft tissue procedures. This equipment offers high level of patient safety in all types of delicate surgical procedures.
- Avanced CS2 Anesthesia Workstation from GE – The safest technology available for anesthesia and patient monitoring during surgery.
- Minimal invasive surgical equipment (light source, 3 chip HD camera processor, and specific surgical instruments)
HI-TECH PATHOLOGY LABORATORY, BANGKOK
Tissue sample (called “biopsy”) or surgical specimen are sent to Hi-Tech Laboratory, in Bangkok, where they are examined by pathologists. Diseases such as inflammatory diseases, benign abnormal growth, infections and cancer can be diagnosed by this method.
SURGICAL PROCEDURES (FV SURGICAL PACKAGES)
Right colectomy by laparoscopy with re-establishment of continuity
Transverse colectomy by laparoscopy with re-establishment of continuity
Left colectomy by laparoscopy with re-establishment of continuity
Rectosigmoid resection with re-establishment of continuity, by laparoscopy
Right hepatectomy by laparotomy
Left hepatectomy by laparotomy
Right hepatectomy by laparoscopy
Left hepatectomy by laparoscopy
Treatment of lithiasis of choledochus by laparoscopy
Cholecystectomy by laparoscopy
Cholecystectomy with treatment of lithiasis of choledochus by laparoscopy
Cholecystectomy for cholecystitis by laparoscopy
Pancreatic necrosectomy by laparotomy
Drainage of pancreatic collection by laparotomy
Total gastrectomy by laparoscopy
Partial gastrectomy with gastrojejunal anastomosis, by laparoscopy
Oesophagogastric valve by laparoscopy
Laparoscopic treatment of a peptic or duodenal perforated ulcer
Treatment of unilateral inguinal hernia with prosthesis, by laparoscopy
Loboisthmectomy of thyroid gland
Endoscopic thyroid lobectomy
Unilateral Sympathectomy by thoracoscopy
Hemorrhoidectomy with Longo technique
- All prices are inclusive of surgical procedure, surgical tools and consumables, OT utilisation, hospitalisation, nursing care, pain control and typical investigations.
- These prices are intended as guidelines based on the past history of our patients and are not a guarantee of future costs. Actual costs will depend on your individual case. We will provide you with a firm estimate once you have been evaluated by FV specialists.
- The MEDIAN price is what you could expect to pay if you were an “average patient.” This means that half of the patients who had this procedure paid more than this, and half paid less.
- The majority of patients paid between 5% more and 5% less than the median price
FV HOSPITAL PACKAGES EXCLUSIONS
Pre-operative anaesthesia consultation and investigations (biology, radiology, endoscopy, pathology, etc.)
Additional investigations not specified in the package (biology, radiology, endoscopy, etc.)
Medications used for additional treatments not specified in the package
Implants and prostheses, unless otherwise specified
Charges for blood and blood products transfusion
Charges for additional and incidental procedures
Specialist consultation not related to the procedure specified in the package
Additional fees due to change in actual surgical procedure versus planned procedure
Treatment of any complication which may arise during or after the surgery
Additional fee for after-hours utilisation of operating theatre
Hospitalisation charges for additional nights in wards or in FV’s Intensive Care Unit beyond the number specified in this package
Charges for upgrade to single or VIP room
Personal items, such as in-room refreshments, telephone charges and meals for visitors
Overnight guest charges
Take home medication and supplies.
Consultations, dressings, treatments, and investigations prescribed after discharge