Today my son and I had an interesting experience.  He has a small mole he wanted removed so on a friends advice we visited a plastic surgeon at Yahoo General Hospital.  This is an older public hospital on the other side of the river and compared to Bumrungrad and BNH is extremely crowded and not nearly as well kept.

Despite it's age and obvious disparity in operating budgets the staff were very friendly and everyone we needed to speak with understood and spoke very decent English.  They were both professional and efficient and we never had to wait more than a few minutes.

 

Despite it's age and obvious disparity in operating budgets the staff were very friendly and everyone we needed to speak with understood and spoke very decent English.  They were both professional and efficient and we never had to wait more than a few minutes.

Sony NEX-5 @F8  A mode  72mm  ISO 3200

 

The real fun started in their very busy and crowded plastic surgery department.  Cute girls on roller blades delivering files, and nurses who had obviously benefitted from their departments specialty.  Everyone seemed intent on looking as perfect as possible!  Noses, cheeks, butts, boobs, and eyes.. every part of the human body is open for improvement at Yanhee General Hospital.

 

The real fun started in their very busy and crowded plastic surgery department.  Cute girls on roller blades delivering files, and nurses who had obviously benefitted from their departments specialty.  Everyone seemed intent on looking as perfect as possible!  Noses, cheeks, butts, boobs, and eyes.. every part of the human body is open for improvement at Yanhee General Hospital.

Sony NEX-5 @F8  A mode  65mm  ISO 3200

 

An interesting phenomenon in the waiting area was everyone trying their best to check everyone else out without being noticed.  It seemed common for both males and females alike to check out each others new body parts.

Noses from all over the world attached to Thai faces, eyes of all shapes, and lips of the stars.  Nothing was missing.  In a way it was like the game Mr. Potato Head.  Remember Mr. Potato Head as a child?  You asked your mom for an unused potato from the kitchen and then stuck on a hat, eyes, a nose and maybe a mustache.. you built your Mr. Potato Head in your own image or someone else's.  There were lots and lots of Mr. Potato Head gamers at Yanhee!

Yanhee General Hospital also earns this years top award for the tightest possible female uniforms.  I'd swear some were painted on with a spray gun!

 

Yanhee General Hospital also earns this years top award for the tightest possible female uniforms.  I'd swear some were painted on with a spray gun!

Sony NEX-5 @F8  A mode  78mm  ISO 3200

 

Our office visit with the doctor was the most impressive.  Its been my experience that if a Thai doctor can get you to pay for a test or procedure then they'll gently if not forcefully push you in that direction whether its needed or in your best interest or not.  After all, it's money in their pockets.  This doctor advised us to wait and return in a month to see if the mole removal would be better accomplished then.  And he didn't charge a single baht for the visit!  Total cost for today's visit to Yanhee hospital was baht 100, an admin fee. Overall, despite the enthusiasm for plastic surgery, this hospital seemed well ran, the staff more than helpful, and it gave the impression of being the virtual beehive of activity.

 

Our office visit with the doctor was the most impressive.  Its been my experience that if a Thai doctor can get you to pay for a test or procedure then they'll gently if not forcefully push you in that direction whether its needed or in your best interest or not.  After all, it's money in their pockets.  This doctor advised us to wait and return in a month to see if the mole removal would be better accomplished then.  And he didn't charge a single baht for the visit!  Total cost for today's visit to Yanhee hospital was baht 100, an admin fee. Overall, despite the enthusiasm for plastic surgery, this hospital seemed well ran, the staff more than helpful, and it gave the impression of being the virtual beehive of activity.

Sony NEX-5 @F8  A mode  24mm  ISO 3200

 

Until next time..