Liver and Digestive Institute

The Liver and Digestive Institute Building 1, 2nd Floor
Daily (7 days /week) - 08:00 - 18:00
66 (0) 2711-8822-3
The Liver and Digestive Center 4th Floor
Daily (7 days /week) - 07:00 - 20:00
66 (0) 2378-9084-5
The Liver and Gastroenterology Center 4th Floor
Everyday 07.00-18.00
+6638-320-300 Ext. 1410-2

The Liver and Digestive Institute specializes in endoscopy and offers full-cycle diagnostic services and treatment for diseases related to liver and gastrointestinal (GI) system, such as virus infection, alcoholism, cirrhosis, fatty liver, pancreatitis, gallstones and many more illnesses. Samitivej also specializes in cutting edge and tertiary treatment such as liver transplants. Today, liver transplants have a success rate of over 90% and most patients are able to resume their normal activities after recovering from the surgery.

We are very passionate about spreading colon cancer awareness and encouraging early detection. Learn more here. 


Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital celebrates the First Anniversary of its Liver and Digestive Institute, a collaborative program with Japanese Hospital SANO. The Institute specializes in endoscopy and offers full-cycle diagnostic services and treatment of liver and gastrointestinal diseases. The two hospitals have also launched a medical exchange program allowing Samitivej doctors to study innovative medical techniques from their counterparts in Japan.


SANO Hospital recently introduced the Narrow Band Imaging technique to Samitivej Hospital. It applies the use of specific green and blue lights to enhance the details and other obscure aspects of a gastrointestinal endoscopy. The efficiency of the newly-developed Narrow Band Image International Colorectal Endoscopic Classification (NICE) with magnification technique is increased, which offers the following benefits:

  • Enables early detection of colorectal diseases, even in the absence of physical tumors
  • Provides more accurate diagnoses which leads to more precise treatments
  • Shortens medical procedures, promotes faster recovery and reduces complications, with no need for patients to stay at the hospital
  • If abnormalities are detected, biopsies can be taken safely, with no need for unnecessary surgery

Not many doctors in Thailand are capable of carrying out such a complicated technique like the Narrow Band Imaging with magnification. Every doctor working at Samitivej’s Liver and Digestive Institute is now trained to master this new technique. We are thrilled that this process will raise the standards of our practice even higher. Learn more about our partnership with SANO here. 

Part of our holistic approach includes the extra care provided by our medical personnel. For difficult treatments, each patient will be assigned a case manager. This is a nurse who has a complete understanding of their case and the importance of the care they are receiving. Read more about our case managers.

The Liver and Digestive Institute uses the latest medical innovations and technologies. We are equipped with a team of specialists who draw from years of training and experience both in Thailand and abroad to provide Thai, expatriate and international patients with the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment plan for a variety of liver-related diseases and digestive ailments. Located on the second floor of Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, the Institute has 10 specialist doctors, 12 nurses, 4 technology experts, 12 examination rooms, 5 endoscopy rooms and 10 patient recovery rooms.

Our Services

We offer diagnosis and treatment of all liver, pancreatic, gastrointestinal and gallbladder diseases and conditions, including:

  • Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • Chronic or cholestatic diseases
  • Genetic liver disease
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Infections in the liver (such as liver abscesses, etc.)
  • Primary and non-primary liver cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastric or duodenal ulcers
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases of small intestine (e.g., Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Acute and chronic diarrhea or constipation
  • Upper or lower gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hemorrhoids and anorectal disorders
  • Functional gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome (FAPS)
  • Motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., Achalasia)
  • Chronic or acute pancreatitis
  • Gallstones and choledocholithiasis (bile duct stones)
  • All forms of stomach, colon, small bowel, esophageal, pancreatic and gallbladder cancer

We offer a wide variety of procedures, including:

  • Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy
  • Imaging studies (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI)
  • Fibroscan
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver treatment procedures
  • A variety of endoscopic and laparoscopic treatments for gastrointestinal tumors, bile duct diseases, etc.
  • Treatments of liver and digestive diseases and disorders through x-ray techniques instead of surgery
  • Percutaneous Ethanol Injection (PEI) which is a type of cancer treatment in which alcohol is injected directly into the cancerous mass
  • Transcatheter Oily Chemoembolization (TOCE) which is a type chemotherapy in which chemical agents are directly injected into the cancerous tumor by inserting a small tube through the hepatic artery
  • Transarterial Embolization (TAE) which uses gelfoam to prevent acute bleeding in the liver and digestive system.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) a form of liver cancer treatment which uses radio frequency
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) which is used to precisely diagnose and treat abnormalities in the bile duct, leaving no surgical scars on the abdomen
  • Treatments of liver, bile ducts and digestive diseases and disorders with surgery
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Small bowel manometry
  • Anorectal manometry
  • Anorectal biofeedback therapy
  • Gastrointestinal wireless capsule endoscopy

Our Facilities and Medical Technologies

  • X-ray and abdominal ultrasound
  • Spiral CT scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI)
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal manometry
  • Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery by a team of experienced surgeons
  • Gastrointestinal oncology by a team of experienced doctors
  • Liver support therapy or liver dialysis
  • Fibroscan