Bone and Joint, Spine Center

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Bone and Joint, Spine Center


Samitivej Hospital Srinakarin, located in Bangkok, is a renowned medical spine center in Bangkok dedicated to providing exceptional care and advanced treatment options for various spine conditions. Our commitment to spinal health is evident in our cutting-edge approaches to spine treatment, led by experts with extensive experience in the field. Prof. Emeritus Charoen Chotigavanich, M.D., a distinguished physician with over 40 years of spinal care expertise and a former president of the Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association, and  Professor Prakit Tienboon, M.D.Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Spine, Joint, and Hip Replacement Surgery, Director of the Revision Spine Center, guides our team in offering exceptional care.

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Pioneering Spine Expertise in Bangkok

As a pioneer in spine treatment, Samitivej Hospital Srinakarin has been at the forefront of innovative techniques for treating diverse spinal injuries. Our medical professionals possess years of experience in delivering precise treatments for spinal conditions, making us a trusted choice not only in Bangkok but also on an international scale. We take immense pride in maintaining high standards of care, a recognition endorsed by the Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC), an American institution that has accredited our hospital's excellence since 2009.

Unrivaled Expertise in Spine Care

Under the guidance of Prof. Charoen Chotigavanich, M.D., and Prof. Prakit Tienboon, M.D., our team excels in addressing various spinal disorders, including spinal scoliosis. Our center is dedicated to offering comprehensive care for patients dealing with spine-related issues, whether they require surgical intervention or non-surgical approaches. With a patient-centric focus, we meticulously assess each case to determine the most suitable treatment approach while prioritizing patient safety.

Comprehensive Spine Care Services

Our Services

At the Spine and Joint Center, we provide holistic care for an array of spinal conditions. From osteoporosis and spinal fractures in elderly patients to spinal tumors and spinal infections, our team is equipped to handle a wide spectrum of cases. Whether it's spinal cord decompression surgery or non-surgical treatments like physical therapy, our specialists tailor their approaches to meet individual needs. Notably, we have a strong track record in treating scoliosis, both through surgical and non-surgical means, making us a destination of choice for patients seeking specialized care.

We provide care for patients with the following spinal conditions:

  • Osteoporosis or spinal fractures in elderly patients
  • Spinal tumors, spinal growths and spinal cancer
  • Injuries to the spinal column or neck
  • Spinal conditions in children (surgical and non-surgical treatment)
  • Scoliosis (surgical and non-surgical treatment)
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal cord decompression surgery
  • Cervical Spondylosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Cervical Spondylosis which is causing spinal cord compression
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome

State-of-the-Art Facilities and Innovation in Bangkok

Our Facilities and Medical Technologies

Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital stands prepared with state-of-the-art medical facilities and technologies to deliver top-notch care. Our center boasts modern examination and treatment rooms, along with cutting-edge operating rooms that adhere to the highest standards. We leverage high-tech diagnostic equipment, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computer guidance systems, to ensure accurate diagnoses. With a team of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists and skilled physical therapists, we offer comprehensive rehabilitative care, aiding patients in their journey towards recovery.

  • Modern examination rooms, fully-equipped treatment rooms
  • Operating rooms of a high standard, with full modern facilities
  • High-tech diagnostic equipment for spine and joint diseases, such as bone densitometry equipment, computer guidance systems, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Teams of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists, as well as trained physical therapists, highly experienced in providing rehabilitative care for patients with spinal diseases, and who offer continuous advice both before and after surgery to completely restore the capabilities of the patients’ bodies.

Leadership and Recognition in Bangkok's Spine Care

Prof. Emeritus Charoen Chotigavanich, M.D., stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence. His presidency at the Asia Pacific Orthopedics Association from 2012 to 2015 speaks volumes about his leadership and dedication to advancing orthopedic care.

Medical Technology for Diagnosis and Treatment

Cutting-Edge Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches

Our spine center in Bangkok offers a range of non-surgical and surgical treatments tailored to individual needs. For less severe symptoms, non-surgical options like physical therapy and epidural steroid injections are available. Surgical interventions, such as Nucleoplasty and Minimally Invasive Surgery, are performed by our skilled professionals. Our advanced technologies, including Disc Nucleoplasty for herniated discs and endoscopic surgery for Lumbar Herniated Discs, ensure precise, effective, and minimally invasive treatments.

Non-surgical treatments: These types of treatment are suitable for those patients whose symptoms are not severe, including:

  • Administering medicine orally to reduce pain and swelling
  • Physical therapy
  • Selective nerve root blocking
  • Epidural steroid injections

Surgical treatments provided:

  • Nucleoplasty
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion with Metal Screws and Rods
  • Synthetic Bone Grafts
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Full Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy

Technology and Innovation in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Back Pain Treatment

  • Osteoporosis tends to occur in elderly people and women at the age of menopause, although it can be due to other causes, such as the continued use of certain medications. Depending on the symptoms, there are many forms of treatment, such as a combination of medication and a back brace. In more severe cases, surgery and ‘cement injections’ (Vertebroplasty) may be used, where a replacement bone substance is injected into the vertebra to help stabilize it. The treatment takes 1-2 hours and can help relieve back pain and stop compression fractures of the spine, without any risk of heavy blood loss, due to the small incisions that are required to perform this procedure. With minimal postoperative pain and stress, patients can return home after just one night recovering in hospital.
  • Radiofrequency treatment is a procedure using Disc Nucleoplasty technology, a form of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). The method uses radio waves to reduce pressure on herniated discs, without damaging the surrounding tissue. The advantage of Radiofrequency treatment is the reduced loss of blood as no major surgery is required. Treatment is very short, lasting only 20-30 minutes, with patients able to return home afterward and go about their lives as normal within 1-2 days.
  • Endoscopic surgery is another form of treatment for severe Lumbar Herniated Discs which require surgery. Implementing innovative endoscopic surgery (Micro Endoscopic Surgery), this innovative procedure helps make treatment easier due to the high magnification camera. This allows surgeons to see small details clearly, thus avoiding any problems occurring with the delicate structure of the spinal cord. The benefits of this form of treatment are that the surgical incisions are small (1.8cm); the recovery time is short; and it is a highly effective, precise, and safe form of treatment. Our Center also uses a Navigator System, which is a computer-guided technology that makes analyses during surgery to assist in making the best surgical decisions possible, in real time.

In conclusion, Samitivej Hospital Srinakarin in Bangkok is your destination for advanced spine care, led by experts in the field. We prioritize patient well-being and offer a comprehensive range of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, to address various spinal conditions. Our commitment to innovation and excellence ensures that patients receive the best possible care for their spine health.