Bandon International Hospital - Over 25 Years of Health Care

12 Feb 2021

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Bandon International is the first international medical center in Surat Thani. It is an acute care general medical center with high professional standards, fully trained personnel, and equipped with ultra modern technology. The warmth and friendly care of the staff and the Thai people are also an additional plus.

Bandon Hospital was started by a husband and wife team 30 years ago in Surat Thani, she is a nurse and he is a gynecologist. They opened the Koh Samui Bandon 25 years ago and it was the island’s first private hospital.

This was in response over the years to increasing demands for its services, by successive expansions of its Surat Thani facility and with the opening of the new 32 bed medical center on Koh-Samui in 1987 (Bandon International Hospital Samui).

For Bandon International Koh-Phangan a hospital which has a sophisticated 9-bed capacity and have a Clinic with 24 hours emergency on Koh Phangan Island.

Bandon Hospital Koh Phangan opened October 2015 and now has two doctors, six nurse ates and four certified nurses based on Koh Phangan.

The owners are now in their seventies but still hard at work and based on Koh Samui, they visit the team on Koh Phangan every two months during Full Moon time.

The hospital treats travellers and Thai people with private rooms if people need a more quiet space to recover.

They have an emergency room, X-ray facilities, laboratory and doctors room and can deal with most cases they encounter including; Gastro cases, Dengue fever, Wounds, Mild head injuries and more.

The lab on site can test for 80% of problems and if it is a special case then they can send it to the Samui Bandon and recieve a result in six or seven hours back to Koh Phangan. They can check for malaria, dengue fever, typhoid fever, bacterial infection syphilis, hepatitis, HIV, hemoculture (blood culture) etc,

Bandon International offers a full range of medical services from primary care to multiple specialty experts including complete surgical and trauma compatibility.

They strive to be a medical service center dedicated to maintaining the highest internationally accepted standards of medical practice by delivering quality patient care to all customers, in order to reach the customers complete satisfaction. Their goal is to provide high quality health care, in the most effective way, not only to local residents but to international visitors as well.

Bandon Hospital also has a westerner who deals with international insurance and can contact companies for foreign travellers or find other solutions although it is very important that travellers DO HAVE insurance before they travel.

The hospital is located in Baan Tai opposite Luna Cafe, they offer health check ups, certificates for work permit or diving health checks, doctor consultations and facilities for more serious cases or accidents.

The hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with its own ambulance and ER for serious cases or wound care. If you are worried about infection or cleaning of wounds then do not hesitate to walk into the hospital where they can offer cleaning and care or diagnose infection or other ailments.

These are the different medical services that provides comprehensive healthcare to all;


Ankle Surgery

Patients may need ankle surgery to treat their injury or condition. Surgical options include ankle fusion surgery, ankle replacement surgery or debridement. Conditions that may need surgery include bunions and hammertoes, damaged metatarsal bones, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendon disorders, etc.

Elbow Surgery

Elbow surgery is performed to treat golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), repair the collateral ligaments, fix many fractures, replace your elbow joint with artificial joint parts, and/or to decompress the ulnar nerve (funny bone nerve).

Foot Surgery

Foot surgery involves the care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. Medical conditions requiring treatment usually involves treatment of arthritic pain and deformity, instability, bunion, tendon and ligament deformities, as well as injury secondary to trauma.

Fracture Surgery

A broken bone is also known as a fracture. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways (crosswise, lengthwise, in multiple pieces). Many fractures are very painful and may prevent you from moving the injured area.

Fracture surgery is intended to cure the most common causes of fractures such as trauma, osteoporosis and overuse.

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery deals with the surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the finger, hand, wrist and forearm. Some of the common finger, hand, wrist and forearm conditions are carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon pain, De Quervain's

disease, repetitive motion syndrome, writer's cramps, trigger finger or trigger thumb, Dupuytren's disease and ganglion cysts.

Knee Surgery

If painful joints are interfering with daily activities, it may be time to consider a surgical treatment option. A common type of knee surgery is knee replacement which falls into two categories: partial and total replacement. Knee surgery is performed to examine or

repair tissues inside the knee joint using surgical instruments placed into the joint through small incisions.

Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair involves stitching the torn tendon back onto its attachment to the arm bone (humerus). Your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your shoulder joint, the camera then displays pictures on a television screen which the surgeon uses to guide him throughout the procedure. Some of the advantages of repairing a rotator cuff tear arthroscopically are that it requires small incisions, has less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, faster recovery time

Spine Surgery

Spinal surgery is a surgical procedure used to preserve, investigate and restore the form and function of the spine (vertebrae). This surgical technique is commonly used to to treat spinal conditions including minimally invasive surgery to treat herniated or ruptured discs, scoliosis, kyphosis, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine.

General Surgery


An appendectomy is the surgical removal of your appendix - a small, finger-shaped organ that attaches to your cecum (the first part of your colon) when an infection has made it inflamed and swollen.


Cholecystectomy is a surgical operation to remove your gallbladder — a pear-shaped organ located just under your liver on the upper right side of your abdomen.

Colon and Rectal Surgery


Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of your colon. Your colon, also called your large intestine, is a long tube-like organ at the end of your digestive system. Colectomy may be necessary to treat or prevent diseases and conditions that affect

your colon. Total colectomy involves removing the entire colon, Partial colectomy is removing part of the colon, Hemicolectomy is removing the right or left portion of the rectum and Proctocolectomy is the removing both the colon and the rectum.

Endocrine Surgery


A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of your thyroid gland.

Internal Medicine Clinic


Diabetes Treatment

Treatment of Diabetes is highly individualized based on the type of diabetes you have. However, general principles for diabetes mellitus management such as weight reduction and use of hypoglycemic agents can be outlined for hyperglycemic states regardless of

the type of diabetes you have.


Liver Disease Treatment

The management and treatment of any diseases affecting the liver.

Occupational Therapy

Stroke and Paralysis Treatment

A kind of physical intervention aiming to rehabilitate and restore bodily functions.


Kidney Cancer Treatment

The different medical procedures performed in order to treat the cancer in one's kidney.

Kidney Stone Removal

There are three main techniques for kidney stone surgery, and the choice of technique depends upon multiple factors, including the size and type of stone.

Urinalysis and Bladder Examination

Diagnostic procedures done in order to identify if there is something wrong with the bladder in order to formulate a treatment plan.


Outpatient Department

Emergency Department

Inpatient Department

Dispensary / Pharmacy

Operating Room

Morgue / Mortuary

Intensive Care Unit Room

Medical Laboratory

X-ray & CT Scan