Samitivej Awarded as World’s Best Hospital for Medical Tourists in 2017

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital

133 Klang Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea,
Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, established in 1979, offers full tertiary and multidisciplinary medical care. The seven hospitals of the Samitivej Group treat more than 1.8 million patients per year. Since receiving the first JCI accreditation in 2007, Samitivej collaborates with medical institutions in Japan and the USA to advance international development. Samitivej is a member of BDMS.
At Samitivej, we strive to make the insurance payment process as transparent as possible and to make sure that all patients receive the coverage to which they are entitled. All international patients who would like to arrange insurance payment in advance should email a scanned copy of both the front and the back of their insurance card, as well as a copy of a valid passport or other photo ID to our International Customer Service Department at Our multilingual representatives will follow up and help organize all of the logistics.
The majority of our international patients are eligible for the “pay and claim” form of reimbursement. In these cases, Samitivej will provide the patient with all necessary paperwork upon discharge. The patient must then independently claim reimbursement from their insurance company.
Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) reviews hospitals in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the Americas for excellence in treating and caring for medical tourists from around the world. Samitivej makes the top 10 world list and is only one hospital from Thailand to receive this recognition.
For the second year in a row, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital has been ranked as one of the Top 10 World’s Best Hospitals for Medical Tourists for 2018. Among the world’s top 10 hospitals, Samitivej was named the best in Asia by the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA), the world’s leading hospital ranking. MTQUA furthermore recognizes Samitivej as the healthcare “provider of choice” for both Bangkok’s local residents and large expatriate community.
Samitivej is honored by MTQUA for its “award-winning facility providing internationally accredited quality healthcare”. The highest ranked hospital in Asia is recommended “as a caring, high quality, doctor-focused hospital like no other in Thailand, catering to the highly demanding international expatriate community of westerners and Japanese families, diplomats and business people”.
MTQUA Top 10 Hospitals is the world’s leading rating to achieve distinction in clinical excellence and medical travel achievement. MTQUA praises the no. 1 hospital for medical tourism in Asia “as a global standard of care to the international community” that “puts patients first”. MTQUA highlights Samitivej’s significant renovations over the past two years to further improve the state-of-the-art facilities while focusing on a seamless doctor-patient relationship: “Hospital staff pride themselves in making the medical process straightforward and the least stressful as possible for overseas patients. They understand how important it is for each patient to find the right doctor.” A dedicated correspondence team personally helps patients through the process of finding a physician or medical specialist, MTQUA says.
No longer in the shadow of its bigger brothers, Bangkok Hospital and Bumrungrad International, Samitivej is also recognized by MTQUA as “the provider of choice for both local residents and expatriates living in Thailand”. Long their favorite, Samitivej is furthermore drawing a growing number of medical travelers from China, South Asia and the Middle East, reports MTQUA. Thailand’s overall medical tourism market, crossing the US$ 5 billion mark in 2017, grows at an astounding annual rate of 20%.
Samitivej Hospital boasts more than 400 medical specialists and provides multi-lingual customer relations and immigration services.

Centers of Excellence:

  • Dental Clinic
  • Allergy Center
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic
  • Experts @ Night by Samitivej
  • Eye Clinic
  • Hair Restoration Medical Center
  • Heart Institute
  • Hemodialysis Department
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Life Center
  • Memory Clinic
  • Neurology Center
  • Nursery & NICU
  • Oncology Clinic
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Plastic and Esthetic Surgery Institute
  • Preterm Prevention Clinic
  • Psychiatry Clinic
  • Pulmonary Center
  • Radiology Department
  • Samitivej Esthetics Institute
  • Samitivej Trauma Center
  • Sports & Orthopedic Center
  • Surgery Clinic
  • The Liver and Digestive Institute
  • Vaccination and Travel Medicine Center
  • Wellness Center
  • Women’s Health Center