Samitivej Hospital Liver and Digestive Institute

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital


Endoscopy at our center has an adenoma detection rate (ADR) of 35%, ten percent higher than the global average, resulting in more accurate and precise diagnosis and treatment. This figure is still increasing since we have adopted the Narrow Band Imaging magnification technique. Liver transplants at our center have a success rate of over 90%. These outcomes are comparable with other leading facilities worldwide.


Treatments and Services

  • A variety of endoscopic and laparoscopic treatments, including wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) - for diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities in the bile duct, leaving no surgical scars on the abdomen
  • Anorectal and gastrointestinal manometry
  • Anorectal biofeedback therapy
  • Gastrointestinal Liver biopsy
  • Liver treatment procedures
    • Percutaneous Ethanol Injection (PEI) — a type of cancer treatment in which alcohol is injected directly into the cancerous mass
    • Transcatheter oily chemoembolization (TOCE) — a type of chemotherapy in which chemical agents are directly injected into the cancerous tumor by inserting a small tube through the hepatic artery
    • Transarterial embolization (TAE) -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
  • Treatments using x–ray techniques instead of surgery
    • Esophageal manometry
    • Small bowel manometry
    • Endoscopy
    • Colon Cancer Treatment
  • Treatments with surgery

Treatable Conditions

  • Hepatitis A, B, C, and E
  • Chronic, cholestatic and genetic liver diseases
  • Cirrhosis
  • Infections in the liver (such as liver abscesses, etc.)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastric or duodenal ulcers
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases of the 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 liver, stomach, colon, small bowel, esophageal, pancreatic and gallbladder cancer

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