Dr. Verapan  Kuansongtham

Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham

Address: 33 Soi Sukhumvit 3, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

Gender: Male

Type of Professional: Neurosurgeon

Associated Healthcare Provider: Bumrungrad International Hospital

Languages Spoken: English, German, Thai

About the Doctor / Professional

Dr. Verapan is board-certified in neurosurgery and has been teaching at the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand for over 25 years. He has become a renowned spine surgeon in Bangkok, Thailand, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, including endoscopic spine surgery. Currently, Dr. Verapan is the Director of the Bumrungrad Spine Institute at Bumrungrad International Hospital, performing over 300 minimally invasive spine operations per year, and leading a team of experienced spine surgeons which have become the leading Asia-Pacific training center for endoscopic surgery techniques.

Dr. Verapan has been partnered with Prof. Sebastien Ruetten, M.D. of St. Anna Hospital-Herne, Germany, in teaching and building the endoscopic spine surgery practice in Thailand for over 11 years. Throughout these years, Dr. Verapan, together with St. Anna Hospital-Herne, have been jointly organizing full endoscopic lumbar and cervical spine surgery symposiums three times a year, twice in Germany and once annually at the Bumrungrad Spine Institute, Thailand. The symposiums have continued to receive full attendance from over 2,000 spine surgeons flying in from around the world. 

With respect to patients who are not suitable candidates for endoscopic spine surgery techniques, Dr. Verapan has integrated various navigated procedural solutions using advanced robotic guidance and an O-arm Imaging System in his operation techniques. 

As a respected expert, Dr. Verapan has constantly received numerous invitations to lecture on spine surgery techniques on many occasions from conference organizers worldwide. He has authored or co-authored several clinical publications including articles, editorials, and abstracts. 

In his free time, Dr. Verapan is interested in photography. 

Minimally invasive neurosurgery, with Professor Axel Perneczky, Mainz, Germany, 1996
Skull base surgery with Prof. Madjid Samii, Hannover, Germany,1997
Aneurysm surgery and skull base surgery with Professor Takanori Fukushima, Pittsburgh, USA, 1997
Full-Endoscopic Spine Surgery - 30 Case Operation Course with Dr Sebastian Ruetten, St Anna Hospital Herne, Germany, 2008

Board Certifications:

  • Diploma of The Thai Board of Neurosurgery, 1994

Teaching Credentials:

  • Division of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1994 - Present
  • Division of Neurosurgery, Pramongkutklao Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand, 2001 - 2005


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Other Credentials:

  • Affiliated with St. Anna Hospital-Herne, Germany
  • Jointly organize annual training course for endoscopic spine surgery in Thailand with St. Anna Hospital-Herne
  • Instructor at bi-annual training course for endoscopic spine surgery in Germany organized by St. Anna Hospital Herne