Bangkok Hospital, a healthcare provider in Thailand, has invested over 200 million baht ($5.45 million) to establish a cutting-edge robotic surgery center.

The facility is equipped with multiple operating rooms integrated with the latest robotic platforms, including the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the firm said in a statement on Monday.

This investment underscores the hospital’s commitment to becoming the premier destination for robotic-assisted surgery in Southeast Asia.

Having successfully completed 200 cases, Bangkok Hospital showcases its expertise in leveraging state-of-the-art technology to deliver superior patient outcomes. The hospital’s strategic vision is to become the robotic hub of Southeast Asia, making advanced surgical treatments more accessible to patients throughout the region at competitive prices.

The da Vinci Xi Surgical System enables surgeons to perform complex procedures with improved precision and better dexterity.

Conditions that can benefit from robot-assisted surgery include thoracic diseases like lung cancer; urological diseases such as prostate and kidney cancers; abdominal and hepato-pancreato-biliary diseases including hernias and liver cancer; as well as gynecological diseases like uterine fibroid and ovarian mass.

“We are dedicated to addressing the unique healthcare challenges faced by Southeast Asia, including the growing burden of cancers, an aging population, and disparities in access to quality care,

“Our robot-assisted surgery program is centered around delivering tangible benefits and value to our patients, while actively engaging with insurance providers to expand coverage for these advanced treatments,” said Dr. Ekkit Surakarn, Deputy Hospital Director of Bangkok Hospital.

According to the statement, the hospital has achieved remarkable outcomes, with significant improvements in key operating indicators such as reduced blood loss, shorter recovery time, faster patient mobilization, decreased risk of infection, and unplanned readmission.

In specific procedures, the use of robotic systems has enabled nerve-sparing techniques while preserving urinary function in prostate cancer cases and improved lymph node removal in lung cancer cases.

Bangkok Hospital’s multidisciplinary approach brings together highly skilled medical teams to create personalized treatment plans and deliver comprehensive care throughout the patient’s journey.

The hospital’s five-year roadmap includes expanding its robotic surgery capabilities, covering more specialties such as ear-nose-throat surgery while investing in education and training to establish Bangkok Hospital as a regional center for skill development.

“We remain dedicated to advancing the frontiers of robotic surgery and expanding its benefits to patients across Asia,” said Surakarn.

Bangkok Hospital is a healthcare provider in Thailand, offering a comprehensive range of medical services to local and international patients.

Disrupt Technology Venture unveils health tech fund with leading Thai business groups