Rating from 59 Reviews He was kind and jovial, extremely competent, and very helpful in my follow-up after surgeryAnonymous, Guam, 02 Nov 17
I have struggle with weight loss my entire life, and was encouraged by a friend to explore the gastric sleeve. I researched many countries, surgeons, and clinics offering the service, along with customer reviews, pricing, and responsiveness. Rattinan was the most responsive, professional, accommodating, patient-focused, and reputable. Dr. Suthripong provided excellent advance care, information, details, and coordination. Once in Thailand, everything experienced was better than expected. Our driver, Naruto, was outstanding and very accommodating. Ms. Goong - who handled all our clinic interface, was exceptional and I hope will be a lifelong friend. The clinic itself was beautiful, exceptionally clean, and most inviting with all of the newest technologies.
I had my advance testing done at Bangkok Christian hospital and the service was outstanding. The clinic organized my appointment in advance and within three hours the hospital had completed all blood and urine analysis, x-ray, physical exam, ultrasound, and consultation and provided me with CDs of all needed info to provide to the clinic.
The hospital was outstanding - Central General Hospital. It is about an hour's drive from the clinic, but Naruto was a great driver and we went early in the morning to avoid traffic. There is a welcoming fountain in the lobby and a great little café (recommend the fried rice before surgery!) The owner of the café speaks good English and is very kind. The rooms were spacious and extremely clean, and the nursing staff most efficient and attentive. The bed was comfortable for a hospital bed and had electric controls for comfort. If you have someone staying with you, recommend asking if an additional bed can be added for a price, the only other option is a sleeping bench. While there may be larger and perhaps more modern hospitals in Bangkok, I was very pleased with Central General, as the accommodation was very personalized, caring, and supportive.
Dr. Panot - my surgeon - was outstanding as well. He was kind and jovial, extremely competent, and very helpful in my follow-up after surgery. I certainly understand why he gets such great reviews.
The hotel where my daughter and I stayed was arranged by the clinic, Silom Serene, was very comfortable. We stayed there prior to the surgery and after. I recommend an upgrade to a suite, one with two rooms if someone is with you. The two room suite has large king beds, very modern bathrooms, robes, slippers, a kitchen - everything one could need. The staff was very accommodating and helpful - but could be a little more friendly. Also, beware of using any of the hotel's telephone services. I was charged $200 for using the hotel phone to connect to an international toll-free number! I would definitely stay there again - close to a good Japanese and pizza restaurant, and good shopping within walking distance. Better than all expectations! You will not go wrong with a selection of Rattinan Clinic!