Clinics and treatment in Republic of Korea

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Jun 15, 2019
The patient was treated of asthma

In general, we thought that getting to a doctor abroad is something impossible, but, turning to you, everything went very well. I liked everything at the clinic, everything went well, we were satisfied. We will definitely contact you again, since the daughter is privately located abroad.

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Jun 13, 2019

Normal clinic, did not see anything special. They prescribed good medicines, I felt better. There were also very good translators. It is better to always be insured, because if there is insurance, the clinic offers a 50% discount.

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May 5, 2019

I will be pleased when they receive the remaining examinations and consultation with a doctor. And so, in general, everything is quite decently organized, quickly, and a lot of different surveys in a short time.

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Apr 17, 2019

The clinic is big. A lot of patients. But everything is calculated and passes diagnostics quickly. Everything is clean and tidy. In the diagnosis, all treat you carefully. There is always a translator nearby. No problems arise. All at a very high level.

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Mar 7, 2019
The patient was treated of lupus erythematosus

We arrived in advance with a child from another city, the first minus that we have to wait, because Fourteen patients were enrolled for 14 hours. I think because of this, the doctor was in a hurry with the techniques, didn’t even look at me, listened to my problem through an interpreter, expressed her point of view (I had doubts between allergies and systemic lupus erythematosus), said that most likely it was an allergy you can still be tested for lupus, my apparently was not enough, they are worth for my own reassurance $ 840 I’m sitting and don’t know, not necessarily, the translator took me away from the office, so I went out for 6 minutes, took my reception and that's it !!! I donated $ 70 and left without understanding anything, and I knew all this in Russia, but no one gave me any specifics. In general, I am not happy with such a reception, the only translator is good

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Jul 2, 2019
The patient was treated of post-traumatic facial nerve paresis

Мне понравилось клинике Северанс, очень внимательные и квалифицированные врачи, знающие свое дело. Обследование моего ребенка прошли на высшем уровне, но долго , я не ожидала что обследование займет больше 2х недель. Но это не самое главное, главное мы узнали ,что нам помогут в нашем диагнозе, но наследующий год, нас даже записали к врачам на это время следующего года. Спасибо большое международному отделу при клинике Северанс, координаторам и переводчикам! Очень внимательные и доброжелательные девушки! А также огромное спасибо команде Bookimed, что помогли организовать поездку в Корею и именно в эту клинику, не зря! Были трудности, но без трудностей не бывает! И мы с сыном это выдержали, и не зря. За то мы увозим с собой нужную информацию для нас!!!

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Jun 5, 2019
The patient was treated of fibrocystic breast disease

I was in Severance on May 27, 2019 at a reception by the oncologist's homolog, and on the same day mammography and ultrasound of the mammary glands were done. For the conclusion they said to come on June 5th. I want to say a big thank you to my coordinator Lydia, I went everywhere, translated, sat and waited in queues with me. Service at the highest level! Today, on June 5, I came back to the homologue and she looked at the pictures and said that all is not well worry. And in Russia, they saw a tumor from somewhere. I was also given a disc with ultrasound and momography and a conclusion in paper in English. Thank you all and thanks to bookimed.com! This is not a hoax, really help people. I wanted to share a photo of the clinic and the coordinator, but something is impossible to expose them.

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Jun 1, 2019

Mom is very satisfied, the service is top notch, professors, doctors and consultants are professionals! Thank. Six months later we are planning a visit to Korea, we will contact you again!

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May 18, 2019

Everything was average, in principle, a sufficient level of medicine. A visit to the clinic was quickly arranged, the clinic didn’t wait too long, in principle, all the answers were received.

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Apr 5, 2019

Yes, the staff is very attentive! Especially the translator, full support and answers to all possible questions. troubled the visit with the dermatologist (did not pass the request); but everything else was smooth

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Apr 19, 2019
The patient was treated of cataract

Excellent clinic BGn stay in the clinic went very well and successfully. Dr. Lee Dong Eun is a highly classy positive person specialist. He did everything perfectly well after the examination. He came with a cataract on both eyes, the right eye was hardly seen. I'm leaving my vision 100% for both eyes, thank you very much I am happy. The medical staff at the clinic works like a good watch. Attentive are courteous attentive very polite complete comfort. The single chamber is all that is necessary to eat cleanly comfortably. Especially about the coordinator of the clinic Valchenko Maria, a correct excellent specialist, a wonderful person with her does not arise, no problems can solve everything, thanks. Service satisfied everything went well. Well done good organization of success to you

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Oct 31, 2018
The patient was treated of myopia

The level and quality of medicine is quite high. The doctor is fully competent. I liked the work of the coordinator and the manager, directly in the clinic. It was not possible to be in the wards.

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Jul 12, 2019
The patient was treated of herniated disk

We went to Samsung hospital for consultation and they was great and service was also professional Emad and Varvara both of them are so helpful and respond to my request very fast

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Jun 24, 2019
The patient was treated of lung cancer stage 3

The clinics accepted us well, explained everything clearly, they passed the tests, all the rules, thank you very much !!! The clinic is at the highest level, the attending physician is a professional in his business, I already tell all my acquaintances about you that they work so quickly and clearly, with understanding, thank you Daria and Martha

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Apr 22, 2019

Receptions are over! All is well! Already home! Thank you for your help! I extended the contract at the clinic with you! You all the best! Closer to the next visit we will write down!

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Mar 18, 2019
The patient was treated of vitiligo

Were examined in a Samsung clinic with a diagnosis of vitiligo, which our local doctors set for us. The treatment was not required because the doctors of the Samsung clinic did not find any vitiligo in the child. The clinic provided us with a free translator who accompanied us everywhere. The staff is very polite and attentive. Many thanks to the staff of Bookimed! Special thanks to our honey coordinator Maxim Voloshin who helped us when choosing a clinic and always stayed in touch.

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Jan 23, 2019
The patient was treated of acne

Thanks to the coordinator, in the shortest possible time Record to the doctor was made! The dermatologist is very competent, he told everything in detail and prescribed the treatment, now we will be observed only here. The whole system in the hospital is debugged to the smallest detail; nowhere did it have to wait.

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Jan 3, 2017

I chose to have the surgery because of result that I saw with the advertisement. My experience was pleasant and I’ve seen gradual result. I love my new chin. Some friends did not notice and some said I looked a little different. Personnel, surgeons, nurses are amazing and very professional, they all made me feel very comfortable.

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Apr 19, 2019

All perfectly ! Alexey, special thanks

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Apr 1, 2019

All was good

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Nov 6, 2018

The clinic is excellent, everything was 5

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Treatment in South Korea

South Korea is one of the leading Asian countries on medicine development. Because of the accelerated tempo of the state development, one of the advanced healthcare systems of the world was established. South Korean government provides the permanent support in medicine and carries out the strict control of the medical services quality. Because of such an approach, Korean hospitals have high-qualified professionals, who use the newest medical equipment for diagnostics and treatment. Due to several modern types of diagnostic equipment per capita, South Korean medical institutions are well ahead of such countries as Canada, Finland and France. The quality of all medications, applied while the treatment, is under governmental control as well. One of the best indicators of South Korean medicine is the high life expectancy in the country.

How does the foreign patient get the treatment in South Korean? 

What are the mainstreams of the treatment in South Korea?

Advantages and disadvantages of the treatment in South Korea

Visa issues and accommodation during the treatment in South Korea

Cost for treatment in South Korea

South Korean medical centers

Peculiarities of South Korean medicine

The basis of South Korean medicine are the approaches and the principles of the Evidence-Based Medicine, i.e. the concept of application of those diagnostic and treatment methods, which efficiency is proven by research. Therefore, South Korean doctors hold the biggest number of the medical research in the world. This allows developing both new, modern treatment approaches, and significant improving of the traditional ones.

One of the peculiarities of South Korean medicine is the harmonious synergy of the western and eastern treatment methods. Ancient medical practices typical for the entire eastern medicine are widely used in South Korea, as well as the specific Korean methods. Their application alongside with the modern high-tech methods allow significant widening of the treatment approaches and efficiency improvement.

 
Statistical data of the stomach cancer recovery is about 65%, being 30% higher than in other countries.
 
Infertility treatment efficiency goes over 70%.

How does the foreign patient get the treatment in South Korean?

Bookimed company adviser would assist you to organize the treatment in South Korea. The company works with mostly all the famous South Korean medical centers and assists to pass all the required procedures promptly, including:

  • Delivery of disease anamnesis and results of diagnostics to certain doctors of South Korean medical centers
  • Development of the treatment programs and informing of the treatment procedures costs
  • Selection of the best matching treatment program

Having selected the medical center, medical visa is issued to let the foreign patient arrive to South Korea for the treatment. One should make the personal medical e-card just after the arrival, containing all the results of held tests, carried procedures and other information relevant to the treatment.

Mainstreams of the treatment in South Korea

The foreign patients have a special interest in the following treatment:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Treatment of diseases of the cardio-vascular system;
  • Robotic surgical systems.

South Korean medicine has reached significant success in treatment of the oncologic diseases and orthopedics, especially in grafting of knee and hip joints. South Korean doctors do not have any competitors all over the world in such surgeries, like implantation of artificial cochlea.

Visa issues and accommodation during the treatment in South Korea

South Korea does not require any visas for the short-term stay, i.e. up to 2 months according to the Decree on this issue as of Jan. 1, 2014. The following documents are required for the border crossing:

  • Passport
  • Return ticket
  • Document to prove the solvency, i.e. printed hotel booking confirmation, tourist voucher
  • Migration card
  • Customs declaration

If the treatment in South Korea takes more time, the medical visa is required then. The following documents should be submitted to the Consulate of Republic of Korea:

  • Passport
  • Visa issue confirmation, i.e. the document submitted by the selected medical center in South Korea

The medical visas are issued within one day.

The level of prices in South Korea is a little higher than in Israel, but it is significantly lower than in Germany. For instance, lunch at the standard brasserie would cost about 3 USD per person.

The accommodation options in South Korea are available according to the personal wishes and financial opportunities. The chains of such famous hotels as Ritz Carlton, Renaissance and Hyatt operate in big South Korean cities. If you are on a budget, the local hotels Yeogwan are available for you with the rooms of 30 USD per night, or the hostels with the price up to 20 USD per night.

Besides the medical services, South Korean medical centers provide the foreign patients a wide range of the services to reach the maximal comfort of the stay in this country. They include:

  • Translation services
  • Accommodation
  • Transfer to the treatment destination
  • Assistance etc.

It is important to emphasize the interpreter availability. The people of South Korea speak Korean and usually do not have a good command of English. There is also a lack of signs and shields with double language inscriptions in the streets and in stores.

Advantages of treatment in South Korea

Disadvantages of treatment in South Korea

  • Brand new medical equipment
  • High level of the doctors qualification
  • State control of the treatment quality
  • Principles of the Evidence-Based medicine
  • Comprehensive treatment approach
  • Prompt visa issue procedure
  • Affordable treatment cost
  • Language barrier
  • Local cuisine

Cost for treatment in South Korea

The price level for the medical services at South Korean medical centers is 20-30% lower for the similar ones in USA or Western Europe. The locals have the option of the medical insurance to cover 60-80% of the treatment expenditures. Besides that, State Insurance Corporation controls the cost for treatment of the people of South Korea to keep the prices of the medical centers on a certain level with no increase.

Bookimed company offer the same service for its patients. The experts of the company would carry out the revision of the treatment program bill of South Korean medical centers free-of-charge and would approve the justification of costs.

South Korean medical centers

The foreign patients are allowed to treat at the public medical centers of South Korea as of 2009. It significantly broads the choice availabilities. The most famous medical centers are:

  • Samsung – one of the best multidisciplinary medical centers in South Korea located in Seoul. It contains 40 departments and 120 centers. The main directions of the medical center activity is the treatment of oncologic, cardio-vascular and neurologic diseases, as well as the organs transplantation. Samsung medical center has the status of Presidential Standards Hospital.
  • Gil – famous multidisciplinary Korean hospital of Gachon University (Incheon). Founded in 1958 as the medical center special for females. Nowadays aside from Department for Gynecology, the medical center has Department for Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Dental Center and Center for Emergency Medical Care. Innovative medical research and development is held at the medical center as well.

Feedback

My father was put a diagnosis of the lung cancer at the latter stage. The urgent surgery was required, while our hospital had a queue for a month in advance. Hence, we decided to treat in South Korea. My parents arrived at Seoul where the Russian-speaking representative met them and transferred to the hospital immediately. All required tests were held in two hours and the surgery was carried out within three days. My father stayed at the hospital for two more weeks. He told the entire staff had been very caring with no language barrier as the interpreters were available through all the time. He has had all the courses of chemo; the condition is satisfactory right now. Korean doctors are real professionals.

Svetlana, Irkutsk

What is the cost of treatment in Republic of Korea?

Procedures Prices
Blepharoplasty (eyelid correction) $1450 - $6600
Rhinoplasty (nose job) $2350 - $8500
Hair transplant $3900 - $7100
Liposuction $2000 - $24500
Facelift surgery $1800 - $10600
well woman check-up $650 - $6000
Check up for men $540 - $6000
basic check-up $540 - $1350
Premium Check up $1200 - $8250
Ultrasound $130 - $430

The total cost is estimated individually and can vary according to the severity of illness, complications (if they occur), hospital type, and doctor’s qualification. You’ll get the exact price for treatment in Republic of Korea after medical tests and consultation with a doctor.
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Mar 15, 2019
The patient was treated of deviated septum

The clinic itself is excellent but not sure after the operation that it will be good, the rehabilitation period is delayed

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Jul 12, 2019
The patient was treated of fibrocystic breast disease

Hello! I was in this clinic for an examination. In general, I liked everything: the staff, highly qualified doctors, translators, the clinic itself is new and modern. Also, the cost of services was lower than I expected, which was pleasantly surprised. I plan to come to rhinoplasty in this clinic and check-up the child. Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this particular clinic. With respect, Gauhar

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May 22, 2019
The patient was treated of infertility

We were met by two girls - translators, very friendly. The husband was examined, the tests were taken immediately. Since the results should have been ready only in a week, we paid for another consultation with the doctor, to which the girl-translator went instead of us. The results were delayed for a couple of days. In general, the impression of visiting the clinic remained positive.

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Aug 14, 2019

Everything was very professional ! The doctors were very honest and caring they really care about what isn’t the best for you!

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Jul 25, 2016

Very good clinic !!!! just came from there. I liked it, highly qualified specialists who know their business. I advise everyone!

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Jun 5, 2019
The patient was treated of ulcerative colitis

Everything is good and even healthy, only expensive. Everything is on the level, staff, doctors, service, and so on. Of the proposed chambers was 500 bucks a day. Procedures are also not cheap, but everything is qualitative and operational, people know what to do and how.

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Feb 18, 2019
The patient was treated of ulcerative colitis

I am fully satisfy from the beginning when i interd the website of the bookimed i register my name and case after s mentes i hade a phone call from the bookimed center so they hold my case immediately and the doctor called me to describe the disease. And now i am in the medical center to get the treatment. My doctor professor Kyong -jo kim is really the best .

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Sep 11, 2017

In the clinic, Uridyl did MRI of the spine. Everything is fast and clear, attentive coordinators.

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Oct 5, 2017
The patient was treated of atopic dermatitis

I went to the clinic Gannam Severance. I liked everything very much, quickly. The doctor is excellent. They provided an interpreter with everything helped. Contact the clinic.

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Mar 1, 2019

Consultations at the clinic were excellent. We are very pleased with the clinic and the doctors, as well as the managers who worked with us there.

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Aug 15, 2016

Great job!

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The patient underwent rhinoplasty inBanobagi Clinic

Everything was very professional ! The doctors were very honest and caring they really care about what isn’t the best for you!

The patient was treated of fibrocystic breast disease inEwha Womans University Medical Center

Hello!
I was in this clinic for an examination. In general, I liked everything: the staff, highly qualified doctors, translators, the clinic itself is new and modern. Also, the cost of services was lower than I expected, which was pleasantly surprised. I plan to come to rhinoplasty in this clinic and check-up the child. Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this particular clinic.

With respect,

Gauhar

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The patient was treated of herniated disk inSamsung Medical Center

We went to Samsung hospital for consultation and they was great and service was also professional
Emad and Varvara both of them are so helpful and respond to my request very fast

The patient was treated of post-traumatic facial nerve paresis inSeverance Hospital

Мне понравилось клинике Северанс, очень внимательные и квалифицированные врачи, знающие свое дело. Обследование моего ребенка прошли на высшем уровне, но долго , я не ожидала что обследование займет больше 2х недель. Но это не самое главное, главное мы узнали ,что нам помогут в нашем диагнозе, но наследующий год, нас даже записали к врачам на это время следующего года. Спасибо большое международному отделу при клинике Северанс, координаторам и переводчикам! Очень внимательные и доброжелательные девушки! А также огромное спасибо команде Bookimed, что помогли организовать поездку в Корею и именно в эту клинику, не зря! Были трудности, но без трудностей не бывает! И мы с сыном это выдержали, и не зря. За то мы увозим с собой нужную информацию для нас!!!

The patient was treated of lung cancer stage 3 inSamsung Medical Center

The clinics accepted us well, explained everything clearly, they passed the tests, all the rules, thank you very much !!! The clinic is at the highest level, the attending physician is a professional in his business, I already tell all my acquaintances about you that they work so quickly and clearly, with understanding, thank you Daria and Martha

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The patient was treated of asthma inKyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)

In general, we thought that getting to a doctor abroad is something impossible, but, turning to you, everything went very well. I liked everything at the clinic, everything went well, we were satisfied. We will definitely contact you again, since the daughter is privately located abroad.

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Normal clinic, did not see anything special. They prescribed good medicines, I felt better. There were also very good translators. It is better to always be insured, because if there is insurance, the clinic offers a 50% discount.

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The patient was treated of fibrocystic breast disease inSeverance Hospital

I was in Severance on May 27, 2019 at a reception by the oncologist's homolog, and on the same day mammography and ultrasound of the mammary glands were done. For the conclusion they said to come on June 5th. I want to say a big thank you to my coordinator Lydia, I went everywhere, translated, sat and waited in queues with me. Service at the highest level! Today, on June 5, I came back to the homologue and she looked at the pictures and said that all is not well worry. And in Russia, they saw a tumor from somewhere. I was also given a disc with ultrasound and momography and a conclusion in paper in English. Thank you all and thanks to bookimed.com! This is not a hoax, really help people. I wanted to share a photo of the clinic and the coordinator, but something is impossible to expose them.

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The patient was treated of ulcerative colitis inAsan Medical Center

Everything is good and even healthy, only expensive. Everything is on the level, staff, doctors, service, and so on. Of the proposed chambers was 500 bucks a day. Procedures are also not cheap, but everything is qualitative and operational, people know what to do and how.

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The patient underwent check-up inSeverance Hospital

Mom is very satisfied, the service is top notch, professors, doctors and consultants are professionals! Thank. Six months later we are planning a visit to Korea, we will contact you again!

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Merita Aug 23, 2019
The patient was treated of larynx cancer

Got a discount in the clinic and we have translator but in general we don't like it, we were expected that people speak English there but they don't.

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The patient was treated of pancreatic cancer

Excellent care. It gave my mom the strength and positive attitude to fight cancer.