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cost of ultrasound at Ram vs. Rajavej ?

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Hi,  

 

About three months ago I passed out doing early am yoga on an empty stomach after a few sedentary days of marathon programming. Broke a bone in the foot, and, maybe a toe, hitting the ground hard: that healed up okay without medical intervention.

 

But, demonic influences have now caused a long buried sliver of something in that healed foot to go vagabonding causing me episodic pain.

 

I've got a referral good at either Ram or Rajavej for an ultrasound.

 

Anyone have any recent experience; I'd guess Ram might have later model hardware, but, would be way pricier. I have an aversion to going to Ram based on a very unpleasant experience years ago (with the admin $ide of Ram, not the doctors).

 

thanks, ~o:37;

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I had an ultrasound at Rajavej little over a year ago, I believe it was 1100 baht, plus the normal hosp fees/nurse fee of 150 to 300 baht.    Prices have gone up a little since then I believe.

 

My guess the cost at McCormick or Ram would be somewhat higher.    Hope this helps.

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Cost depends on the area/parts covered. So price alone is meaningless.


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I have had many ultrasounds done there at Ram the price is not unreasonable

 

But I am sorry me old mate I cannot recall how much I paid

 

I'm sure Rajavej is cheaper though as it's a government hosptal

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14 minutes ago, ThaiPauly said:

I'm sure Rajavej is cheaper though as it's a government hosptal

Rajavej (aka Ratchawet) is a private hospital owned by Sirirej Medical Services.

 

cheers, ~o:37;

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Ram is well priced for ultrasound.
I am also told by. And American radiologist friend that the head radiologist Ram is particularly skilled he gave an example which I cannot remember of something which normally requires a more expensive scan.
I also remember having a lung x-ray at the Ram. The radiologist noticed a curve in my windpipe at the. Very top of the frame. This turned out to be caused by a very enlarged thyroid on one side. Happily it turned out to be non-malignant but it had to come out anyway. A happy ending


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I used Rajavej orthopedic last year , very happy with service and very cheap. If it was orthopaedic I would choose Rajavej.

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Went to Rajavej today, presented my referral document, was informed that I had to see their doctor before getting the scan.

 

I'll let my GP know that the information he has that you can get the scan without seeing their doctor first is incorrect.

 

~o:37;

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3 minutes ago, cheeryble said:

,,, American radiologist friend that the head radiologist Ram is particularly skilled ...

 

Glad to know about your positive experiences !

 

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Try Sripat. Mixed reviews on ThaiVisa but all of my many visits have been very positive and professional. Be prepared to wait. Bring something to read. Good luck.

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During July 2018, over a 2-week period, I had a series of 5 ultrasound treatments at Bangkok Hospital for 260 baht each.  An appointment in the physical therapy department first with Dr. Thanayod ran me 400 baht.   I think that I paid upfront for the 5 treatments, and then just showed up each time as recommended.

 

There was never more than about 5 minutes of wait time prior to each session.  Prices may have increased by now, but I'd definitely go there again if I ever have the need.

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If you did break a bone in your foot, I did as a youngster. and didn't get it set correctly, highly likely that the broken bone stopped growing or healing and the separate bones are now with a gap between them.  This was my case after having an xray for a badly sprained ankle reveal the damaged bone in my foot and was explained this way to me by the dr. who treated my ankle.

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I had an abdominal ultrasound just last week at Ram, and it was surprisingly inexpensive.

 

Not *everything* is overpriced at Ram- and per usual, I was in and out in record time.

 

I know there are lots of Ram-haters out there, but my treatments have always been very reasonably priced.

 

Meds?  That’s another story...

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