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Offline scrambledeggs

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How are complications handled by Thai surgeons?
« on: March 22, 2019, 02:18:02 pm »
Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone can tell me how Thai surgeons deal with complications, particularly Dr. Bank and Dr. Chettawut.

Particularly

  • Infection
  • Necrosis
  • Granulation tissue
  • Rectovaginal fistula

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Re: How are complications handled by Thai surgeons?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 05:27:35 pm »
From what I've read you stay in Thailand for a month post-op so that the likelyhood of problems is reduced.

I mostly know about Supotn as I'm more interested in him. I have heard of one case where a women went back to a Suporn after 6 months because of serious granulation tissue and he fixed it. Granulation is usually handled by a local doctor.  I've also heard some women get it fixed up when they go back for cosmetic revisions.

As far as I know necrosis occurs in that first month and is not usually serious.

There's two cases of fistula and he paid all costs for the patients to come back and fixed them. It's in the pdf a patient wrote.

I've heard of women going home with uti's and getting it treated at home. Apparently it's quite unpleasant.

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Re: How are complications handled by Thai surgeons?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 05:48:29 pm »
From what I've read you stay in Thailand for a month post-op so that the likelyhood of problems is reduced.

I mostly know about Supotn as I'm more interested in him. I have heard of one case where a women went back to a Suporn after 6 months because of serious granulation tissue and he fixed it. Granulation is usually handled by a local doctor.  I've also heard some women get it fixed up when they go back for cosmetic revisions.

As far as I know necrosis occurs in that first month and is not usually serious.

There's two cases of fistula and he paid all costs for the patients to come back and fixed them. It's in the pdf a patient wrote.

I've heard of women going home with uti's and getting it treated at home. Apparently it's quite unpleasant.

Thanks so much! I found that PDF but haven't had time to read it yet. I'm not sure it applies anymore, either, because Dr. Bank has essentially taken over Dr. Suporn's practice.

Do you know anything about how more serious complications are handled? What if, for example, you have severe bleeding and require a transfusion? Is that process safe in Thailand? Or what happens if there is a medical emergency that requires hospitalization? Do you need special insurance to cover that?

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Re: How are complications handled by Thai surgeons?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 06:56:10 pm »
I've never heard of anyone needing a blood transfusion anywhere in Thailand. I've also never heard of anyone having a serious medical problem endangering their life. Suporn does medical tests before surgery to pick up problems. I have heard of one women getting her surgery cancelled due to this.

 Suporn's is in a nice modern private hospital. Chettawut has his own small clinic. Personally I find Chettawut's clinic quite off putting, but I don't think anyone has had a real problem because of it.

I'm sure if you had an emergency with Suporn they would take care of you. Worst case it's cheap there. There was a YouTube video recently where one one the parents of a women there for srs had a medical emergency and ended up in hospital. It was handled well. It's in here somewhere

https://youtube.com/user/salaya232/featured

I think it's quite difficult to get travel insurance that will cover medical expenses when you're there for medical tourism. I have heard of someone who had a car accident, I think, and her insurance did cover it.

I don't think it's worth worrying about these kinds of things. They are very unlikely. There's far more likely problems, like difficulty recovery and getting back to work. Suporn's recovery is double that for penile inversion.

From what I've heard of Bank, and the results photos I've seen, he's at least as good as Suporn. Some who have been there are saying he may be better.

Surgeons in other countries have problems too and there's plenty of stories of women being very unhappy about it.

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Re: How are complications handled by Thai surgeons?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 08:21:07 pm »
I went to Dr. Kamol in Thailand. I was there from November 30th until December 26th. I had revisions on December 12th due to some dead tissue, and I was put under local anesthesia for it. It sucked, but it wasn't the end of the world. The revisions took maybe 20-30 minutes tops and was nothing compared to recovery from the main surgery. He also did not charge me for it, though I think technically the policy is to charge a small fee. I also had anemia and fainted, and they gave me some pills to help with that after an overnight stay in the nurse/ward area.

Generally I think complications are probably handled slightly better in the states and you may have a higher standard of care here. The trade off is the price difference and being able to sue in the US :P Overall still really happy with my results and think he did a good job.

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Re: How are complications handled by Thai surgeons?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 07:38:50 am »
I came across someone who wants to sue in the states and can't. Unless you have tons of money it's not as easy as you'd think it is.