The Nightmare of Doctors in Australia with Prejudice and Outcome of Having Surgery in Other Countries - Thailand

My Experiance began when i rang Global Health...

My Experiance began when i rang Global Health Travel to organise having a small breast lift and implants in Thailand i have researched the hospital which was bumrungrad Hospital ranking in as of of the worlds leading hospitals and i researched my Doctor... Dr Teerasit one of the best boob doctors around rave revues everywhere i looked and asked.


I would like to begin by saying the service i received from Global Health Travel was superior as they organised all my appointments and facilitated all my accommodation and aftercare they took all the guess work and stress out of such an important arrangement.


So i arrived in Thailand was picked up by my own personal driver treated like a princess and debriefed by my own personal nurse as to what would be occuring in the next couple of days and how they would be with me every step of the way. I went for my consultation with my doctor the following day he was fantastic he was extremely realistic about my options and the procedure. He went through all he cons and pros with me and all the risks big and small and even showed me photos of all the things that could go wrong and gave me ample opportunity to ask questions he then ask me what size i would be comfortable with and also suggested the size that would best suit my breast condition since i had had 6 children but left the choice ultimately upto me and said that if i changed m y mind that i had up untill the time of the operation to still choose a different size if i wanted. I choose to have my operation the following day so the hospital ran every test possible to make sure that i was physically fit to have such a procedure my blood tests and x rays where taken and and a total history of any medication i had taken and if i had any type of mental illness was also taken under consideration they where extremely through and once that was all clear i was given the all clear for the procedure and operation . The hospital it self was state of the art in every single aspect it put any hospitals in Australia to shame by no exaggeration.


So the procedure went ahead and he next morning i woke up with beautiful 400cc implants and small lift under the muscle the nurses at he hospital where at my beck and call and constantly checking everything and topping up my ice packs every half hour they honestly made me feel like royalty i had special electric automated pressure garments put on my legs after the operation which i was very impressive because in Australia halve the time they forget to put the compression stocking on you after an operation.( i think they are in relation to blood clotting remember this statement as it will be relevant later on in this review) My doctor came to check on me twice while i was in hospital once in the morning to see how i was feeling and if i had any concerns and how my breasts where looking and once again before my discharge to also check how i was feeling how my breasts where looking if i had any concerns and also to advice me of any and all after care things i needed to do between consultations with him i was also given and information sheet about everything i needed to do post my operation just incase i forgot he also explained to me all the medication i needed to take and adviced me to contact him straight away if i had any concerns . A few hours later i was dischaged and escorted to my fully serviced apartment with my personal nurse that was arranged by Global Health Travel. My nurse made sure i attended all my follow up appointments by day 3 i started developing bruising around the bottom part of my right breast the doctor did not seemed concerned nor did he GHT nurse they said it was normal and to take it easy by day 4 the bruising did get worse but by day five and 6 the bruising seemed to get better day 7 i had my last follow up appointment with my doctor who noted that i still had bruising but that it was looking better and discussed with me all the things i needed to do for the next three weeks in relation to my breasts messages steri strips when to start showering as per normal dos and do nots and i was alos given a fact sheet and told if i had any concerns to not hesitate and contact the doctor i was to send regular updated photos of my breast every couple of weeks to make sure they where progressing correctly and son that he would give me feed back of anything extra i need to do.


Two days later i flew home to Australia this was a Wednesday by Friday morning i noticed that i had excess fluid sitting on the bottom of my right breast i decided to do some online research and discovered that i may have a hematoma i went to my local doctor and asked her to examine me and asked her for a referal for an ultra sound to confirm my theory my theory was right i had a large hematoma between my beast tissue and implant, As my incision where through my nipple it was discovered that due to the pressure that the hematoma on my breast the fluid was trying to escape from my nipple and not letting my nipple heal correctly the fluid was clear and tere was no sign of infection or pain. The doctor took my temparature and my ops and found everything to be normal i requested that the doctor guve me a referal to the emergancy department as it was a friday and it would be difficult to find a plastic surgeon on short notice to drain the hematoma i also asked the doctor for a script for antibotics just to be on the safe side. On arrival at Monash Hospital in Melbourne Australia i was seen by the emergancy doctor who told me that i had a hematoma and that my nipplke looked healthy but that the fuild needed to be drained as it was putting pressure on my nipple is assured me it was a straight forward procedure and i had nothig to worry about he also took a full blood count which showed that i was very healthy with no sign of any infection at all.


He then contacted the plastic suregon team that was located at Dandenong Hosptial in Victoria Australia i was then booked in there to have my breast drained the next day on arrive the night before i had a consult doctor come to see me and ask me where i had my implants done i told him in Thailand he was extremely aggitated by this and told me that this is the reason why this is happening to me because i had my operation overseas and i was the second patient he has had this week that has had an operation in Thailand his prejudicial view was clearly obvious as was his contempt. I was then asked to sign consent form to approve the surgeons to drain my breast. The doctor then priscribed heavy antibiotics that where injected straight into my vien heavy pian killers and a drip the next morning at 8 am i was told to quickly have a shower as i was about to be wheeled into surgery, i begain to become anxious as my husband had yet to arrive so that i could discuss anything with him and for his opinion on anything. as i was being wheeled into theatre i was asked to quickly as to sign something they had amdened in hand writing something saying +/- implant the surgeon then quickly explained to me that they may need to take out my implant clean it and put it back in but if i had a visible serious infection they would not put my implant back in. I agreed that only if i had a serious infection would i allow m y i plant to be removed


When i woke from surgery i found that they had removed my implant although they found no visable sign of infection but the sugeon just decided to remove my implant just incase he said i would be a sitting duck for an infection was his justification. To date no infection was every recorded on my file and only after my operation was a blood test done to see if i had any infection all swabs of he fluid found in my breast and breast tissue came up negative for any infection. i was then told by the surgeon that i would have to wait fix months before i could have a new implant so so make so that there is no infection and that my body heals how can i heal from and infection i dont even have and didnt even have any signs of any infection is beyond me and now i have to live with one dd cup size breast and one A cup breast i am mentally devastated by this and am completely and utterly disgusted my the Australian Health care system and their public hospitals ps.... after surgery my wound was never covered to protect me from bacteria or infection and i was never dressed in compression stockings after he surgery. its the old saying of shoot now ask questions later all the surgeons heard was Thailand and from their they had made their decision . I have no money to replace my breast and have to now take anti anxiety medication in direct result of this butchers actions who calls himself a plastic surgeon. And we the Australian tax payers are paying to keep him in work in our public hospitals. This has been the worst experience of my entire life and as dramatically and drastically affected myself my friends and y whole family i would never recommend ever seeing a plastic surgeon in a public hospital in Australia. I wish i had waited and gone to see breast specialist in a private hospital someone who would have run all the thorough tests prior to opening me up . I have been left disfigured and emotionally scarred.
ps please excuse all my spelling and punctuation mistakes

Dr Teerasit

months and months of research about this doctor and the countelss amount of verbal and written feed back

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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by your own admission, you should have waited until you saw a private plastic surgeon and not the public on.
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I hope you take action against this Australian doctor - if you clearly stated that the implant only be removed if there was an infection he preformed something he had no right to - I call that mal practice - I urge you to take legal actions so that he doesn't do this again to someone else. I'm so sick of these Australian doctors bagging out Thailand surgeon - from what I see people who report bad surgerys from Thailand don't appear to have done a whole lot of research and is almost a spar of the moment decision they have made when on holidays. I hope it all works out for you.
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I don't see why he wouldn't put you on anti biotics first before resorting to taking your implant out without your consent leaving you disfigured. Excuse me but many thailand surgeons are more experienced than australian surgeons and charge far less. If thailand was so botch then thais would be flying over to america to get their boobs fixed!
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Oh my gosh. I am so so sorry this happened to you. That Doctor's behavior is absolutely abhorrent. Are you putting in a formal complaint? xxxxx
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I am so sorry this happened to you! So terrible! I just got back from Bangkok where I had a mid face/neck lift and upper eyes done 4 weeks ago. They did an amazing job!! I am so happy! My biggest fear is that something will go wrong and I'll need some follow up care as the last place I would want to go is to an Australian hospital who have no care what you will look like afterwards, my C-section scar is testimony to that! I'm going back to Thailand next year for a Tummy Tuck to get that fixed! I hope in 6 months you can be repaired and heal well. Best of luck for the future.
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Good on you KerrieOz5 .... you sound really happy with your results :)
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Thanks Kerrie :) good luck for next year I need a tummy tuck too from having two sets of twins one day I hope to go back to get my very sad tummy fixed I've seen some really amazing results and excellent stitching that resulted in such a fine scarr ... The turn over of plastic surgery a over there is much higher then in Australia so the surgeon are a lot more experienced . Thank you so much for sharing I'm sure you look amazing !! Xo
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Hi KelsieOz5 Im looking at having a mid face and neck lift done in Thailand. Can i ask which place you had yours done at? It would be appreciated. DalBris
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I also went to thailand to get a botch nose fixed. they botched it in australia and phillipinnes. but i found a very good nose surgeon there who fixed it.
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Really hope that things are getting better for you .... would love to hear how you are doing now . I completely agree with everything you said ... both here and Thailand .
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Ariom, life goes on as they say I think ill always be mentally scarred by my experience here in Oz ( I've been diagnosed with PTSD fromy experience in Oz)I have a significant phobia with certain hospitals which can sometimes be a logistical issue when I have to go to hospital or seek medical advice but that's rare as I don't go unless it's a medical emergency . I am hoping to go back to Thailand in the future for some tweaks and another procedure unrelated to this . Telling my story is something that gave me strength so I didn't feel like a voiceless nameless victim of a poorly managed medical system in a first world country to put it kindly , I'm a much stronger more determined women through this experience
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Thank you for replying Susan , I completely understand about PTSD as i have it too . I had an awful experience with my surgery also and i am still suffering now . I went with a company and they were a huge mistake , one that i am paying for still . I also had to go to a Plastic Surgeon on my return home and he was basically disgusted with me for having surgery overseas , i ended up in tears and will never return to that pig . I wish you great health and success with your next journey Susan .... my advice is to chose carefully and pay for Medical Insurance .... i did neither ... learn from my mistakes . Take care and use that new found determination to get what you want !
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I am sorry this has happened to you .There are quite a few issues here you should understand . The PS above didnt cause your hematoma ( why did the thailand surgeon not do an ultrasound to see if a hematoma was present and why did he let you leave with a hematoma ) and this is why it is essential you have your surgery at home so your surgeon is here to look after you . Medicare has paid for your hematoma drainage .There is not medicare in Thailand . An implant was replaced in the UK and the girl died .Hematoma is a risk for infection.Your PS is flying blind as he didn t do the original surgery and doesnt know what has happened previously . Lastly if you are correctly consented then you should know all patinets have a risk of having implant removed and not replaced for at least three months . Dont blame you for being upset but these are the facts . I am an ed nurse and we see this all the time . As the surgeons say preop is one third , the surgery is one third , the postop period is one third of the care but can be most of it when somehting goes wrong . Hotels and drivers are cheap , good medical care is not
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Thank you for your opnion 2ronnies although I completely disagree with you in every aspect . I didn't have an infection and I didn't consent to having my implant removed and I did face very prejudicial doctors here in Australia . Good news I went back to Thailand and had my implant replaced and was treated with the dignity and respect I deserve I would never ever recommend having anything done at Dandenong Hospital nor would I ever have dealings with southern health the issue is a lot more complex Then I can put in this forum and there where many issues I could not disclose in this forum for legal reasons I was not only mistreated by this health care facility at tax payers cost (would take the "cheap hotels and drivers " Any day of the week before I would let myself be butchered by so called australian tax paid surgeons I was left mentally scarred and left for dead by them I am not the only person who has had an extremely bad experience and outcome due mismanagement of patient there, there are countless horror stories coming from this facility . As I want to move on with my life and leave the nightmare behind I will not be responding to any further comments thanks :)
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Hi Suzieinoz, thank you so much for your posts. I have decided to have surgery in Thailand for many reasons, one of them being due to a friend of mine having surgery here in Australia. It went very bad and the surgeon did not help her at all, and she had to go to the public hospital to sort the problems out (she still is having treatment at the 'tax payers' expense almost 2 years post surgery) I hope all goes well for you and good luck with the future.
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yeah i agree, my mum had surgery in australia and got infection and CC, although it can happen to anyone. But more importantly she nearly lost her life after a procedure to remove stomach cancer - this was a private hospital aswell though, but apparently he knew he had made an error, and when driving home he admitted to family and nurses he pulled over on the side of the road and contemplated whether he should return and fix what he has done, or go home - the wan-er went home, so mum suffered big time, long story her organs fused to her diaphram so her organs couldnt function, she had collapsed lung, septesemia, blockage of the heart and only until she was blacking out in severe pain, and was dying did he bother to send her to perth intensive care unit. Needless to say the surgeons in australia are heartless, and i could never put my life in their hands after what iv seen!!.
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exactly. Ide choose a good surgeon in thailand anyday over the piece of shit scumbags in australia. oh did I just say that? woops!
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Wow. Thanks for your story!
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Hi Anything new?
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Hi Sheri in Omaha, Due to pending legal proceeding on my part I can't really discuss anything further but lets say may 2013 bring happiness and justice back were it rightfully belongs : )
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My name is susan Hofferts I can't put any Facebook links on this site as its not permitted but you can look me up there should be a link on my page
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Suzie, what is your facebook page named? Lets get sharing so we can get you back in some good hands and rectify the awful experience.
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OMG Suzie I can't believe this has happened to you here in OZ. I have recently returned from Bangkok after having a TT, BA, Lipo & Nipple lift. And btw I live in The south east area where Dandy Hospital would be my closest hospital I would go to if anything were to go wrong. But after coming across your story I would absolutely not trust the public system here. It's disgusting what they did to you and how they continue to treat you. I wish you all the best in coming up with some extra funds to make things right. Good luck
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Thanks kiwi girl in oz . I have to raise the funds to get it fixed because I can't live a positive life like this every time I look down its like a cruel remider of what they did . I will be going back to Thailand to get everything fixed. I have developed a phobia of doctors and our hospital system I can't trust them here and I would have to get at least 2 opinions then do my own research if I was to get sick for any reason in the future . I would highly recommend that you speak to Global Heath Travel and asking them if they. Can refer you to any good after care place you could go to if anything where to go wrong . I really put my story out there to bring awareness to open peoples eyes to our health system here and as much as we live in a great country this part of It is very dissapointing . I should be able to get follow through care no matter where I get any procedure done and my wishes should be respected and I should be treated with divinity and respect if I told you the full extent of my treatment and what everything that happened here in Australia your jaw would drop . I just hope my story brings about change and helps others and also brings light on an every growing issue - its the elephant in the room that plastic surgeons and hospitals don't want us to know or talk about and I'll get there but more these days I need to be feel one again I need to not let this consume my life in a negative way hence it has to be fixed and I can move forward xxxx
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