Biopsy due to possible skin cancer on face

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Biopsy due to possible skin cancer on face

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Allow me to ask if there is anyone who knows if skin biopsy is performed at Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital?
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Yes they do! There is dermatologist in what is strangely called the Beauty Centre - Dr.Aekapob Malithong who speaks fluent English.
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Go see Dr. Niwat at his skin clinic end of Soi 112. He will sort you out.

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malcolminthemiddle wrote: Thu Jun 08, 2023 2:35 pm Go see Dr. Niwat at his skin clinic end of Soi 112. He will sort you out.

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Thanks, do you know approximate price for a biopsy at the clinic?
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berlinmichael wrote: Thu Jun 08, 2023 12:30 pm Yes they do! There is dermatologist in what is strangely called the Beauty Centre - Dr.Aekapob Malithong who speaks fluent English.
Thank you. Any experience from the "Beauty Centre" yourself? Btw, I'm not looking for beautification which anyway is impossible at my age :)
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Yes I go every three months for a check up. I have skin that was damaged by the sun but a very long time ago. It's quite a common problem for retired people and unfortunately in 20-25% it leads to skin cancer - hence the check ups. The staff there are very professional yet also friendly. I, too, am well passed the age of beautification!!
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Hahuahin wrote: Thu Jun 08, 2023 4:21 pm
malcolminthemiddle wrote: Thu Jun 08, 2023 2:35 pm Go see Dr. Niwat at his skin clinic end of Soi 112. He will sort you out.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064279230285
Thanks, do you know approximate price for a biopsy at the clinic?
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Dr Niwat will decide if a biopsy is necessary by visual inspection. Dr fee 300 - 500 Baht

Normally if it is pre-cancerous he will treat with cryotherapy, by spraying liquid nitrogen on the growth to freeze and destroy it. Cost depends on number of treatments, there is a sliding scale. Go and see him and put your mind at rest. Don't be put off by the long wait, he is very popular.
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Don't wish to be rude but why would you go to a forum rather than just phone the hospital/clinic/doctor ?
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Hahuahin wrote:
malcolminthemiddle wrote: Thu Jun 08, 2023 2:35 pm Go see Dr. Niwat at his skin clinic end of Soi 112. He will sort you out.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064279230285
Thanks, do you know approximate price for a biopsy at the clinic?
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Call 063 735 1237

Niwat Skin clinic

Not open 5 days a week so call ahead and ask re prices

One of the receptionists(Khun Kat) speaks good english

This is the place to go, I assure you

Good luck.



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Benroon wrote:Don't wish to be rude but why would you go to a forum rather than just phone the hospital/clinic/doctor ?
Because whilst not expressly stating it he's obviously looking for general feedback/advice/assurances from other members







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Re: Biopsy due to possible skin cancer on face

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thecolonel wrote: Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:32 pm
Benroon wrote:Don't wish to be rude but why would you go to a forum rather than just phone the hospital/clinic/doctor ?
Because whilst not expressly stating it he's obviously looking for general feedback/advice/assurances from other members


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Allow me to ask if there is anyone who knows if skin biopsy is performed at Bangkok Hua Hin Hospital?

Is he?
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Benroon wrote: Sun Jun 11, 2023 9:00 pm Don't wish to be rude but why would you go to a forum rather than just phone the hospital/clinic/doctor ?
Oh well I did that when my father needed a bypass surgery many years ago and got explained the direction to the bypass road :roll:
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Benroon wrote: Sun Jun 11, 2023 9:00 pm Don't wish to be rude but why would you go to a forum rather than just phone the hospital/clinic/doctor ?
It's good to learn from the experience of other members. I for one had never heard of Dr Niwat.
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Looking for a dermatologist

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Biopsy and skin cancer. Just now dealing with a melanoma which was removed and found malignant. My hospital is BNH in Bangkok and I can see that dealing with the dermatologists there will be costly as anything they do will involve many trips to Bangkok from here in Hua Hin. I have been to Dr. Niwat in the past and he was OK . He did a lot of "freezing" but the acetic keratosis just came back again in a few weeks.( I was more successful in removing the worst spots myself with the Aldara treatment.)

So this latest situation is more serious and I want to find a nearby hospital with a dermatologist. I have been recommended to try Petcharat. (I am more comfortable with a hospital than a clinic.) Anyone with any experience with Petcharat or a government hospital in the vicinity? I would appreciate any leads or recommendations. ( I am asking here in this forum because one obviously can not call the hospital and ask if they recommend their dermatologist.) ( I have also met at least three dermatologists who I did not trust and would not return to)
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LolaBeltran wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 6:37 pm Biopsy and skin cancer. Just now dealing with a melanoma which was removed and found malignant. My hospital is BNH in Bangkok and I can see that dealing with the dermatologists there will be costly as anything they do will involve many trips to Bangkok from here in Hua Hin. I have been to Dr. Niwat in the past and he was OK . He did a lot of "freezing" but the acetic keratosis just came back again in a few weeks.( I was more successful in removing the worst spots myself with the Aldara treatment.)

So this latest situation is more serious and I want to find a nearby hospital with a dermatologist. I have been recommended to try Petcharat. (I am more comfortable with a hospital than a clinic.) Anyone with any experience with Petcharat or a government hospital in the vicinity? I would appreciate any leads or recommendations. ( I am asking here in this forum because one obviously can not call the hospital and ask if they recommend their dermatologist.) ( I have also met at least three dermatologists who I did not trust and would not return to)
Read good comments about Dr Chaisit who is a dermatologist at Hua Hin Hospital and has a clinic between Soi 64 and 64/1
22/15 Hua Hin
Monday to Friday 5.00 –8.00 PM
Saturday 10.30 –12 PM
Sunday Closed
Phone : 092 814 6238
Haven't been there myself, just a suggestion might be worth going to see her.
You can find it on Google maps

Also you could try Be Well Clinic
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