Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Bangkok
Dr. Verapan Kuonsongtum leads the pack
If you are looking for THE EXPERT in minimally invasive spine surgery in Bangkok, then the name you need to know is Dr. Verapan Kuonsongtum, the Director of the Spine Institute at Bumrungrad International.
So what makes minimally invasive spine surgery and Dr. Verapan so special? Let me count the ways.
First, the technique. Minimally invasive spine surgery is keyhole surgery that uses an endoscope to access the spine and surrounding tissue. The technique is used to treat three common spine conditions – herniated discs, disc degeneration and scoliosis.
Minimally invasive spine surgery is more expensive than traditional open spine surgery, BUT the incisions are smaller; the recovery from surgery is much quicker and there is less pain and damage to the surrounding tissues.
If you have a demanding job or want to get back into sports, then this is probably a good option for you. Also, the cost of minimally invasive spine surgery in Bangkok is a fraction of what you would pay at top spine surgery centers in the US.
Second, the training. Dr. Verapan has trained and worked in the United States, Germany and Japan. The man doesn’t wait for innovation to come to him; he goes out and finds it.
Dr. Verapan trained at the St Anna Hospital in Herne, Germany under Dr. Sebastian Ruetten, who is widely credited as one of the founding fathers of minimally invasive spine surgery. This is a big deal, because only the best and brightest doctors are selected for these types of training programs (fellowships in medical lingo).
Dr. Verapan is now a trainer himself in minimally invasive spine surgery and travels around the world training other doctors on this technique.
Third, the man. Dr. Verapan is a precisionist. Maybe it’s the Teutonic training, maybe it’s the demands of neurosurgery, but Dr. Verapan is a very precise man. Swiss watch precise.
His diagnosis is straightforward, his recommendations are clear, and when he says he can fix the problem, well…that’s pretty much money in the bank. I know several patients (and a hospital CEO) who have been treated by Dr. Verapan for back pain, and they are disciples.
Bottom line is that if you have been suffering from a herniated disc or spinal stenosis and are skeptical about back surgery, then you may want to look into minimally invasive spine surgery. If you are looking for a miracle worker, then Dr. Veerapan is about the closest thing you’ll get.
Medeguy is Ruben Toral, an American healthcare marketing professional with over 17 years experience working with doctors and physician networks around the world. These are NOT paid endorsements. Doctors featured in this section are selected based on personal encounters, recommendations from other doctors and patients.