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Korea Attracts Big 3 Medical Tourists

The three nations with the most Korea-bound medical tourists are China, the U.S., and Japan, according to industry data. Chinese medical tourists made up the largest share, with some 32,000 seeking treatment in Korea in 2012.

Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital (Seoul, South Korea)

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  • 712 Eonjuro (146-92 Dogok-dong)
  • Gangnam-gu
  • +822 2019 3600, +822 2019 3690

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Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital Introduction


Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital opened in April 1983, which tried the first Korean modern medicine and led the medical development in Korea. It became a basement of health care delivery system. Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital carried holistic treatments and advanced Yonsei medical services in medical backwoods of Seoul,Gangnam, with the founding philosophy of Yonsei University; love, serve and spirit of Christianity. Also it was welcomed as a service agency of local residents. By generous investments, it improved their health care systemsandgrew up as an undisputedhospital which orients educations, researches, and treatments.Excellent staffs always research and care patients as to their families. 

In addition, they do their best to nurture talents and offer some educations for local practitioners. Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital offers 804 beds and operates 36 divisions including 3 specialist hospitals (Cancer Hospital, Spine Hospital, and Dental Hospital) and 3 institutes (The Institute of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Rehabilitation Institute of Muscular Diseases,and The Spine and Spinal Cord Institute). Additionally, there are several centers such as Health Promotion Center, Cardiovascular Center, Endocrinology and JoslinDiabetes Center, Cerebrovascular Center, Emergency CareCenter, Hospital Referral Center, and Clinical Trial Centerwhich manage and care the critical patiens.

Furthermore, there is the first Trauma Center in Korea. Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital firstly performed a spinal surgery with chemonucleolysis in 1984 and in 1996, it succeeded the first lung transplantation in Korea,which known as the most difficult transplantation, and it has being succeeded the most so far. 

Moreover, everyone was surprised in 1999 because it firstly performed cell transplantation to a patient with muscle disease. In 2003, it succeeded the first enterobrosia to a very low birthweight(VLBW) child who was just 630g. Gangnam Severance Hospital utilizes several high-tech systems such as PACS, 3.0T MRI, 64ch CT, and PET for clients’comforts and accurate diagnoses. Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital built an annex in September 2005, to become the best hospital which offers a pleasant and comfortable medical environment. It invested about 35 billion to extend 3basement and 9 upper floors. It is about 21,160 square meters and equipped 196 beds. 

Some special facilities like Cancer Hospital, Spinal Hospital, Dental Hospital, and Health Promotion Center are located at the annex, offering qualified services.It is built for patients and their families to minimize their movements.Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital shows the excellence of the best medical center in Korea, Yonsei University Medical Center and all staffs are trying to make the hospital which can be trusted by patients.

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