Testimonial for Dr. Pichet Rodchareon and Support Team
at Bangkok Plastic Surgery, Bangkok Thailand.
January, 24th, 2011
My name is Louise Marie I am 55 years old and I reside in Ontario Canada, and this is my story.
For me, findind an S.R.S.surgeon in Thailand was quite easy. I sent letters of inquiry to three
different clinics specializing in the surgeries which I was interested in. Dr. Pichet Rodchareon of
Bangkok Plastic Surgery answered my questions and concerns the very same day. The others
took much longer to answer, and they lost my interest. I think I hold the world record for emails sent to Dr. Pichet. And still, he answered each one the same day. I found him to be very professional, concerned, personal and prompt in answering my emails.Price wise, in my personal opinion, S.R.S. at Bangkok Plastic Surgery was found to be the most economical of all my inquiries in Bangkok Thailand.and that is all. There are no taxes on these surgeries.
I also combined Breast Augmentation of 400 cc Cohesive Gel with my S.R.S. procedure.
By sending a small deposit, Dr. Pichet arranged to have me picked up free of charge at the airport, by a
renowned Limousine service and brought to my hotel. All subsequent trips to and from Dr. Pichet and to General Hospital to meet with the resident Psychiatrist for evaluation, were all graciously
offered at his own cost.
From the moment I set foot to see Dr. Pichet, I was greeted like Royalty. The Team was
awaiting my arrival outside on the landing. Once inside, I was instantly paralized with amazement.
This was the most beautiful, and the cleanest hospital I ever saw. We had a meeting the day before surgery,where legalities and financial matters were taken care of, with a nice cup of Thai coffee.
Next day it was time for the surgeries which I had waited for my whole life. Pre-op went very smoothly, then after a small waiting period, I was brought into the Operating Theatre. Dr. Pichet has a full Team of
Professionals ready to care for the patients. On the 24th of Nov 2010, I underwent S.R.S. and Breast
Augmentation of 400 cc cohesive gel implants. After waking up, I immediatly asked to call my Mom back
home, and then not too long afterwards, I ordered some fried chicked, soup and desert which I devoured.
There was not much pain at all. I was never administered anything stronger than Tylenol extra strenght.
On the 27th of Nov 2010, I underwent a 15 minute Aesthetic procedure on the Labia Minora.
I went to my hotel, and for the next two days I had a nurse with me throughout the night in case I needed help. She had been sent by Dr. Pichet at no charge. From day one to the last day of my stay in Bangkok, I was treated like a Queen.I was then transported a few times a week to Dr. Pichet for examination and wound cleaning. All these trips to and from my hotel were of course graciously offered free of charge by Dr. Pichet.
Afew days before my departure, I had mentioned to one of my nurses, that I would like to go shopping for a bikini, and that the company of woman would be appreciated, for selecting and help in the fitting room. No sooner said,that I was instructed by one of the Support Team Nurses, that I would be picked up the next morning at 11:00 Am by Dr. Pichet's transportation service and was going to be accompanied by a Nurse for the duration of my shopping extravaganza to M.B.K shopping center. We found a nice bikini and stopped in at Macdonalds for a great lunch and went back to the hotel.
On the day of my departure, I was picked up by Limousine and transported to Bangkok International Airport,again at the expense of Dr. Pichet.
Dr. Pichet Rodchareon along with his Wonderful Wife and their Professional Support Team, offer you a Secure,Professional, and Loving Experience. I personally Endorse Dr. Pichet, his Team, and I would like to tell everyone that this Team saved my life. I am home now, and the healing process is going very well and I feel great !!! I intend on returning to see Dr. Pichet for more surgeries.
In my Professional Opinion and after undergoing three surgeries with Dr. Pichet Rodchareon is Plastic Surgeons. He is Board Certified and he confided in me the reason behind the lowest prices for the surgeries he offers. He Cares Genuinely for the Transgendered Community.
And I believe him with all my heart.
Thank you Dr. Pichet Rodchareon and your Magnificent Support Team.
( Sex Change) For Leslie
I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand
in May 2003 to undergo SRS with Dr. Pichet Rodcharoen.
Although my partner had significant reservations
about such major surgery in Asia, I had done sufficient
internet research and personal referral validations,
to feel confident in my selection of Dr. Pichet
to perform my SRS.
The plane trip from the US was long and tiring,
but uneventful. We arrived in Bangkok at 11:00PM
and quickly made it through Thailand customs. Dr.
Pichet had arranged a limousine to pick us up at
the airport. The driver took us to our hotel about
30 minutes away. As we checked-in, the hotel gave
me a message from Dr. Pichet advising us that he
would send a driver to pick us up the next morning.
The hotel was a nice "business class hotel"
at a rate much lower than equivalent accommodations
in the US.
arrived to take us to Dr. Pichet's clinic at 9:30AM.
It is about 10 minutes away. As the driver pulled
up to the clinic, both of us felt very uneasy.
Rather than an office in a modern medical complex,
Dr. Pichet's clinic is a storefront in what appeared
to be a very "locals only" part of town.
Street vendors and markets surrounded his clinic.
Somewhat concerned, we ventured in and were greeted
by one of his associates. The facility was clean
and much larger than it appeared from the outside.
We were escorted upstairs to an office and asked
to fill out basic paperwork. His staff was very
friendly and offered tea and conversation while
we waited for the Doctor. When Dr. Pichet arrived,
we briefly discussed what I wanted and he then
did a quick physical examination in an adjacent
room. We reviewed the various procedure alternatives
and I felt that a primary sigmond colon vaginoplasy
was the best alternative. Dr. Pichet carefully
explained the possible risks and made sure that
both myself and my partner fully understood. Dr.
Pichet seems to feel that this is the best procedure,
but is very hesitant to strongly recommend it,
since it does carry higher risks. He has not had
a patient that experienced significant complications
with this procedure; he says that he is "lucky",
I feel that it is his skill and attention to detail
that contribute to his record of successes. I
ask him to schedule the surgery as soon as possible,
so after phone calls to the hospital and associate
general surgeon he reported that it was set for
8:00AM the next morning. Once the decisions were
made, we completed additional paperwork and paid
his fee. Dr. Pichet does not require a SRS referral
letter, but unless you have one, you must write
a personal history essay for psychiatric review
explaining your motivations for SRS. I had a letter,
so this was not an issue for me. Dr. Pichet's
staff took us directly to the hospital for pre
admissions tests. His assistant handled all logisitics,
paperwork and communication with the hospital
staff. Following the various tests, I was admitted
and placed in a large private room. The hospital
had the look and feel of a large urban hospital
in the US. Dr. Pichet's staff made sure that I
was all settled and then took my partner back
to the hotel to get various clothes and toiletries.
They escorted her back to the hospital in a couple
of hours. Dr. Pichet's staff was always available
and made both of us feel as family. I have never
experienced this level of care and compassion
from a US doctor.
That night, they prepped
me for surgery and required me to drink 6 large
bottles of fluid to cleanse my digestive track.
There apparently were some anomalies with my EKG,
because a cardiologist came and examined me before
Dr. Pichet gave the green light for surgery.
The next morning (Monday)
they took me to the OR. I was conscious and talking
with the doctors as they strapped me to the table.
The surgery took six hours with no complications.
I awoke back in the room, with my partner at my
side. I slept the remainder of the day. I don't
recall any pain.
Tuesday morning I awoke
and was aware of most everything around me. The
genital surgery area was bandaged with no pain.
The abdominal incision caused moderate pain when
I would move. My legs ached and my right foot
was numb. Dr. Pichet examined me and said everything
looked good. I was in and out of sleep all day.
The most discomfort I had was with my legs. A
mild fever coupled with poor air conditioning
circulation kept it uncomfortably hot in the area
of the room near my bed, so Dr. Pichet's staff
brought a fan to solve the problems.
By Wednesday, I was feeling
better and off pain medications. The hospital
arranged for a Thai foot massage for me and a
full body Thai massage for my friend. The foot
massage significantly improved the numbness in
my right foot. I still had limited mobility due
to pain from the abdominal incision.
On his morning visit Thursday,
Dr. Pichet said that he would release me to go
back to the hotel later that afternoon. I was
very excited and ready for a softer bed. He sent
two staff members and a driver to take us to the
hotel. Although my partner stayed with me the
entire time I was at the hospital, Dr. Pichet
frequently offered to have a staff member relieve
her so she could get some rest. He and his staff
really seems to care. They brought in lunch to
her so she would have alternatives to the hospital
food and offered most every service imaginable.
The Hospital staff was
very efficient and provided excellent nursing
care. There was always at least one nurse on duty
fluent in English. Most of the other hospital
staff spoke little English. There were several
English language TV stations.
Several members of Dr.
Pichet's staff came to my hotel room Friday morning.
They changed the bandages and said everything
looked good. I rested in the hotel all day Friday.
I was tired, but had no major discomforts.
Dr. Pichet examined me
in the hotel room on Saturday. Satisfied with
my progress, he provided transportation for a
visit to his office on Sunday. After a complete
examination and photos, Dr. Pichet instructed
me on dilation technique. I was feeling much stronger
and we ventured out shopping and sight seeing
that afternoon. Dr. Pichet made his chauffer and
car available to us for a very reasonable fee.
This combination of driver, escort and tour guide
made seeing Bangkok very safe and pleasurable.
For the next several days,
we would shop and sight see following a daily
visit to Dr. Pichet's office for a quick exam.
I would tire after a few hours, but was ambulatory
and able to walk significant distances to enjoy
tourist destinations and shopping malls. Evenings
were spent watching movies in the hotel room.
I went for my final exam
on Wednesday morning. Everything was healing well,
and Dr. Pichet released me to return home.
It has been one month since
surgery and I have had no significant complications.
The general appearance of the vagina is good,
although there is still some swelling of the labia.
I continue to experience minor leg numbness and
aching and occasional nerve "shocks"
from inside the vagina. Sitting for long periods
on hard surfaces is uncomfortable. I have been
back at work since the day following my return.
I tire easily, but feel that I am doing quite
well for only one-month post surgery.
Vaginal depth is about
7 inches. For the first two weeks there was minor
daily discharge. At this point, I only seem to
have discharge following dilation. The quantity
of discharge seems dependent upon the size of
dilator and how aggressive I am with it. The discharge
is an almost clear mucous with occasional traces
I am very satisfied with
the results. Dr. Pichet and his entire staff treated
us like family. They were available to provide
any possible assistance, even the loan of a cell
phone. I would encourage anyone to seriously consider
Dr. Pichet as their SRS surgeon. The level of
personal care and attention he offers is unmatched
by US doctors.
I would like to extend
my personal thanks to Dr. Pichet, Mao, Taew, Lek,
Tak, Sao, Ying, Moo, Hai and his entire staff
for their exceptional efforts and care during
our stay in Bangkok.
Thanks to you alLeslie
( Sex Change) For Natalie
Dear Dr.. Pichet and staff,
am writing this letter to inform you and your
staff of how pleased I have
been with my sex reassignment surgery, and the
upper/lower blephoplasty. My
stay has been pleasant from the time I arrived
at the bangkok airport. When
I arrived you had arranged a car to pick me up
and take me to my hotel. When
I arrived at the hotel you had directions in English
on how to take my saline
laxative. That same evening Mrs. Mouth called
me to make sure everything was
okay, and asked if I understood the directions
on consuming the laxative. I
informed her I understood and asked if she could
find me a different hotel
after my surgeries, and she very pilotely informed
me that will not be a
problem. The stay at The Wantana Mansion was okay,
however, it is not the
Hilton. The cost of the room was approximately
12.00 USD a night, although it
was not very clean, and I did not feel safe. I
think this is because I was a
stranger to their customs, culture, and country.
This is why I chose to
switch hotels, for an extra 10.00 USD a night,
I was going to stay at a much
nicer, and safer environment for my surgery recovery
I arrived on May 11, 2003
at 11:00 p.m., and had my surgeries the next day
May 12, 2003 at 4:00 p.m., after consultation
with Dr.. Pichet and pay the
remaining balance of my surgery owed as I had
promised. The stay at the
hospital was fantastic, Dr.. Pichet, the doctors
staff, and the hospitals
nurses. I was quite a bother at the hospital,
which caused Dr.. Pichet
problems with hospital staff. I did not understand
the Thai language, and
acted like a spoiled brat with the hospital staff.
Since, I understand their
customs, culture, and apologized to the hospital
staff, Dr.. Pichet, and his
staff. What happened was they gave me pain medicine
to fast, causing a red
line, making me think it was going to go to my
heart and kill me, needless to
say, I was in very capable hands and over reacted
to the situation. Dr..
Pichet staff member (Ying), stayed with me 24
hours a day at the hospital, and
two days at my new hotel, informing Dr.. Pichet
of my recovery in intervals by
After my hospital stay
which was approximately four days, my bags were
for me at this elegant hotel called the "Gold
Orchid", very elegant, and
beautiful. The whole staff at the hotel calls
you by your first name, and for
my the entire stay, which was 18 days, the hotel
gave me vouchers for free
breakfast every morning. The cost of the hotel
was approximately 350.00 USD.
The hotel accepted all major credit cards which
I used my American Express
card. I have met people at the hotel which received
surgery from Dr.. Pichet.
Dr. Pichet also has a driver which will take you
shopping, and stay with you
the entire time for only 600 baht. In USD it translates
to about 16.00 0r
18.00 USD. Dr.. Pichet nursing staff come and
visit you every day at the
hotel to clean my wounds, and assist me in my
dilation of my new vagina. The
nursing staff Mrs. Mouth, Tak, Taew, Ying, Pochanee,
Moo, and Sao. Each
member of Dr.. Pichet staff are understanding,
professional, kind, gentle,
and always willing to assist whenever I needed
their services. I would
recommend Dr.. Pichet above all surgeons for your
SRS, or any plastic surgery
you wish to have performed.
Dr.. Pichet is reasonably
priced, and cares for his patients as if you are
member of his family. I am coming back this September
2003 for more facial
surgery, and in December 2003 for breast augmentation.
After a couple years I
will be coming back again to Dr.. Pichet, to have
a colonoplasty which will
lengthen my vagina. I can not say enough about
Dr.. Pichet and his staff,
they are terrific individuals.
Natalie M. Dugan
experience story about Ms.Tamara in Bangkok with
I may not be the worst patient known
to mankind but certainly I am in the running. On arrival
at Bangkok Airport. I glided throuth customs with just
a smile. So quick was I at the airports exit that I also
slide Right past the people sent to pick me up. (They
might have blinked.)? So I get to the end of the welcoming
crowd and I see, 2 more Transgender females next to who
I assume is a driver. She was sent To pick up three girls
so I fit right into her plans. I had mentioned Dr. Pichet
serveral times to be sure but They acted as if I was speaking
another language. (Joke) Upon arrival at a very nice facility,
a kind of nursing home I think ? I was treated with the
utmost kindness and respect. At 2 a.m. all I wanted was
a shower and a bed. That , they could offer. So all this
night and later into the morning, Dr. Pichet' people were
calling airlines and searching. The next morning, when
I awoke at an early time of 10.30 . The other 2 girls
were already up. They encouraged me to accompany to their
appointment., We arrived at a different Doctor's office.
Now I had another pretty good hint that I wasn't actually
in the place. I should be. They immediately contacted
Dr. Pichet. It was a nice office and in sure this Doctor
is a wonderful surgeon and I felt only respect and care
(and the little bit of excitement caused by me).
In retrospect I caused this and I have to take full credit
or blame. Dr. Pichet's people came and saved me. I was
treated as if I had been through a giant ordeal. It was
my fault. (Dr. Pichet even paid the bill For me at the
nursing home). Every one except me acted professionally.
I felt only compassion and heart felt caring from everyone.
I loved the arrival I received. Several young ladies tended
to me every second. I was pampered beyond
What that word implies. Genuine concern was expressed
and again, They never blamed me for the excitement I caused
(a couple of them were up all night I think trying to
track me down). Slowly and with every effort to make me
comfortable, the necessary procedures were carried out.
I had been trying to quit smoking but this was the second
time I was to quit. I arrived with a severe case of bronchitis
and still was smoking. Dr. Pichet is and ex smoker himself
so he knows what anguish it is to Quit .
From this point on ward, throughout my stay I had a young
lady, a professional guardean angel, Ying, by My side
every minute until after I left the hospital. We went
to the hospital, an impressive building, Not Unlike any
good hospital back in the states except just one thing.
I was glided from test to test to be Sure (absolutely
sure) I was a viable condidate for surgery. I had blood
tests, chest x-ray, a physical checkup and more. This
all would haven to take at least a few hours to arrange
in the hospitals I have stayed in the states.
But this was all done in just the time it took to walk
from place to place and the time the tests took. I
Was later seen by a pulmonologist, given nebulizer treatments
and antibiotics and isolated from doing
Further damage to my lungs by simply encouraging me to
not smoke just now. (Dr. Pichet had urged me
To quit before I left the states).
Long story short, I was treated by the Pulmonologist,
Dr. Pichet and several nurses. You know, it just occurs
to me that I was treated as if I was the only patient
these people had. I never interacted
With another patient so I can't swear that there were
any others there. Genuine concern, competent
Care, ( no, much more than competant). I was treated like
a long lost soul at sea returning home. I can't
Say enough about the attention I was given. Through all
this, my guardian angel was nearby and wanted only to
answer my needs.
Have you guessed by now that I am one of those patients
that just knows her doctor is the best GID
Doctor in the world. But as good as others probably are,
I just really do know that with certainly. I am
Of course biased now because I was given the greatest
gift ever bestowed but I look in the mirror and I
See what I feel. But more about that later it's so cool.!
Through constant attention and several visits by both
Dr. Pichet and the pulmonologist my bronchitis was again
under control and I was finally ready for surgery.
By now, I think I must have set the doctor's surgery schedule
back at least a day or two. But it was never
Mentioned and Dr. Pichet absorbed all the costs of all
the doctors visits and medications as well as my first
days stay elsewhere. It never became an issue. I'am sure
the profit margin is shrinking as I write
This (and I am now out of the hospital and in a wonderful
hotel he picked for me that costs all of 22 dollars a
night and Ying is lying on the other bed writing her own
letter to someone.
This is the point that I fell asleep last night. I hope
you are not having that problem.
Surgery and a couple of days after are kind of a blur
to me but I will tell you what I can remember. Ying,never
having left my side, helped wheel me into the operating
room. Lots of people were busily doing their jobs. The
operating room was a little bigger than ones I 've been
in before. I saw Ying and Dr.Pichet and , fell asleep.When
I came out of surgery,only one impression was stamped
on my memory. Someone held up a little bag and asked
if I wanted to see the extra pieces that were removed.I
really didn't care to then but later ..
About Dr.Pichet ,I really don't know a lot about him
but I do know this. He is a loving father to 3 young
children and acts as father to many young needful girls
on the streets of Bangkok( Ying was one of them).
He's also a father image to me and I am guessing ,the
hundreds of other girls he has helped. I think I caught
a glimpse of his soul because he doesn't hide it and
because while in conversation,or on the Business of medicine. He maintains constant eye contact
as he talks. His eyes are deep like a
well holding only fond memories and thoughts and I could
detect no hesitation on regrets,there.He would answer any question thought fully, promptly
and completely. I just can't say enough about him except what I said before. In my admittedly
biased opinion, he is the best GID doctor in the world.
There were so many nurses, aides, Doctors, and other
wonderful people. I just couldn't list them all here.
Just one special woman that from the first moments of
concern and through the surgery, The hospital, hotel and clinic followed my progress I think almost as carefully as the doctor. Mao would call every
day and I just feel like hugging her each time I see her. So the mother figure isn't missing here
either. Doctor Pichet had several procedures to do on me. I
received breast implants,the GID surgery with a bowel resection (my choide for depth),and as
a bow on the ribbon,lip enlargement with injection. I am not saying this is
pain free. It's not and I hate dilating. But nothing that happens to me can ever hurt me to any degree
for I have everything I've ever wanted and needed and longed for my entire life. I don't need
to hide who I am. I 'm not afraid anymore. I am that person staring back at me from with ever deepening
eyes. Perhaps the most Important procedure. Dr. Pichet has done for me is a
heart enhancement. My capacity to love and be loved, (my heart) grew 3 sizes that day. (Thanks
Doctor Suess) and thanks Dr. Pichet.
With love and sincereity,
P.S. I quit smoking. I don't need it to be content anymore.
I just am.
Dear Dr. Pichet,
I am Tamara Miranti's friend in Illinois. I can't thank
you enough for taking good care of my beloved friend.
I would have been lost without her and thanks to you
she is alive and well. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
May all your days be beautiful and bright and blessed.
As for me, please feel free to use the following as a testamonial by Areya ÍÒÃÕÂÒ
In March of 2006, I went to Bangkok for GRS surgery by Doctor Pichet. The surgery went wonderfully and I am more than satisfied with the result. Since the operation, I have been alone, and only in February of 2008 did I finally have intercourse with my boyfriend. I do not think I shall ever be capable of clitoral orgasms, but my vagina has proved to be VERY sensitive, and the feeling of being penetrated was beyond my wildest dreams. WOW! As for my stay in Bangkok, both for the original surgery and for the later follow-up labiaplasty and Urethral Reduction Surgery, it was incredible! The Doctor is the good one, and his hands are truly experience. The staff, especially Ms. Mao, and the gentle Lek (who trained me in dilation and aftercare, as well as the daily clinic visits) were superb. I can't think of ever meeting a better group of medical professionals. After my return home, I sought others who were on their way to the GRS. I finally found a young 'girl' to help, and soon, 'she' too will be under the care of the good Doctor. If her experience is even HALF of mine, she will be well-served by the tender care of the Bangkok Plastice Surgery staff. Sincerely, Miss Areya E. K. Barton From USA
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