What are the risks of these elective surgeries/procedures, and how can I minimize those risks?

All medical treatment carries risk, and you should be aware of and understand fully the risks associated with treatment overseas. It is important that you know and understand the policies of the hospital AND make certain to take practical steps to ensure your own well-being and safety.

Please see the procedure FAQs below for specific information and risks for the procedure or treatment you are considering.

To minimize risk, please read the following:
  1. If you are a new patient, you will be asked to complete and submit a medical survey, which will be kept in your secure, electronic medical file. It is vital that your physician be informed in advance of any medical condition that you have as well as medication (prescription and non-prescription) that you are taking.
  2. Smoking is a health risk and is a contraindication for surgery. If you are coming to Bumrungrad for surgery, it is imperative that you stop smoking completely at least 2 weeks before surgery.
  3. You are encouraged to ask questions in your consultation and to make certain that you understand the risks of surgery and the likely outcomes.
  4. It is important that you are realistic about what cosmetic surgery and treatments can and cannot do. Your doctor is in the best position to address these issues and for that reason frank and open dialogue is recommended to avoid any misunderstanding.
  5. Before undergoing any procedure here at Bumrungrad International, you will be asked to sign a consent form, which essentially states that you have been informed of the risks involved in the treatment. No procedure will be performed unless you sign the consent form, which indicates that you understand and agree to the risks. This is for your protection and safety, and we strongly encourage you to review a sample of the informed consent before traveling.
  6. The hospital is fully insured against accident and injury and all physicians are required to have medical malpractice insurance.