Clinics and treatment in Republic of Korea

15 clinics

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40 reviews
4.6
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Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)
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Kyung Hee University International Medical Services (KUIMS) was found in 2006. Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong is an accredited, multi-specialty, university hospital located in Seoul, Korea. KUIMS is equipped with 800 beds and has over 30 specialty centers. The Hospital offers diag...

Madsen Martha Jane
United States
Apr 20, 2018

Thank you for checking in. I'm so glad I'm back at this hospital, as they pulled up my records of 4 years ago, which helps. Today they took very good care of me, and took a biopsy of the spot on my fa...

Lobectomy
$24900 - $27000
Pneumonectomy
$31000 - $32000
Nephrectomy
starting $18000
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$24900 - $27000
Pneumonectomy
$31000 - $32000
starting $18000
Wedge Resection
$9700 - $11000
starting $1000
$25000 - $27000
$11000 - $25000
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United States
The patient was treated of thyroid disease

Thank you for checking in. I'm so glad I'm back at this hospital, as they pulled up my records of 4 years ago, which helps. Today they took very good care of me, and took a biopsy of the spot on my face, now I have 5 stitches! It is very good I came now. I will continue on Monday with more... Thank you, this is a very good hospital.

Apr 20, 2018
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Republic of Korea
The patient underwent check-up

All the same! All liked it!! I am very pleased with the work of our coordinator, Katerina, thank you so much !!

Jun 19, 2018
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JK Plastic Surgery Center
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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JK Plastic Surgery Center is located in Seoul, South Korea and belongs to JK Medical Group. 18 years of work made it one of the most authoritative plastic surgery centers in the country. During this time JK specialists have performed more than 85,000 successful surge...

Stem cell rejuvenation therapy
starting $4000
Rhinoplasty (nose job)
€6000 - €7500
Mammoplasty
starting $8000
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€6000 - €7500
starting $8000
$6000 - $8000
starting $3000
Severance Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Severance Hospital in Korea is an international multidisciplinary clinic at Yonsei University, located in Seoul South Korea. Yonsei Severance Hospital's Health System includes: oncology and rehabilitation centers, pediatric and women's clinics, cardiovascular center ...

Suhrab
Republic of Korea
Oct 5, 2017

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....

Vagus nerve stimulation
starting $27000
Cataract surgery with IOL replacement
$3100 - $5000
Liver transplant
starting $128000
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Consultation with an ophthalmologist
starting $500
Сomplex oncology diagnostic
starting $3500
Brain MRI with contrast
$1000 - $1500
Lab tests
$400 - $500
Strabismus diagnosis
starting $800
Prices for treatment
starting $27000
starting $128000
$14000 - $27000
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Republic of Korea
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.

Oct 5, 2017
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Belarus
The patient underwent check-up

My husband and I were examined at the Severance Clinic. The survey was clearly, quickly, well organized. Feel comfortable. It was pleasant to communicate with translators. Received an open consultation with the doctor after the survey. I liked everything. We will recommend this clinic to your relatives and friends.

Apr 4, 2018
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Kazakhstan
The patient underwent check-up

I never received a doctor, to which I was supposed to get. In general, the service is good, but the problem did not help at all.

Jun 12, 2018
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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

Gachon University Gil  Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Incheon
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Gachon University Gil Medical Center is a multidisciplinary hospital, providing medical services of the international level and is a leading hospital not only Korea, but also in Asia. Gil Hospital is located in the heart of Incheon at 1 hour drive from Incheon International ...

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
$8000 - $11000
Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
starting $16000
Mammography
$250 - $280
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Mammography
$250 - $280
Urine analysis
starting $200
Consultation with a urologist
starting $70
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Wooridul Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Republic of Korea
The patient was treated of neurology

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

Sep 11, 2017
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Samsung Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Samsung Medical Center is a prominent multidisciplinary hospital in South Korea that has repetitively received many awards in customer satisfaction and services quality. It has a special status of “Hospital of presidential standards”. A part of Samsung Medical Complex, Comprehens...

Svetlana
Russian Federation
Apr 16, 2018

I want to express my gratitude to the coordinating doctor, Catherine, for organizing the trip to the Samsung clinic in Seoul. The whole process of my stay in Korea was organized in the best way: a tra...

Whipple surgery
$26100 - $34800
Lobectomy
starting $20000
Rehabilitatiin for multiple sclerosis
$62 - $177
Prices for diagnostics
$1000 - $1800
Colonoscopy
starting $172
Cataract diagnostic before OP
starting $88
Complex diagnostics of multiple sclerosis
$2215 - $5315
MRI of the brain and spine with contrast
starting $2660
$870 - $1240
Prices for treatment
$26100 - $34800
starting $20000
Rehabilitatiin for multiple sclerosis
$62 - $177
Androgen deprivation therapy
$130 - $350
$18000 - $30000
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Russian Federation
The patient underwent check-up

I want to express my gratitude to the coordinating doctor, Catherine, for organizing the trip to the Samsung clinic in Seoul. The whole process of my stay in Korea was organized in the best way: a transfer, an interpreter at the clinic, a schedule of visits to doctors .... The chosen version of the clinic was satisfied! Modern equipment and magnificent doctors! I wish health and prosperity Bukimed!

Apr 16, 2018
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Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital
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Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital Seoul  is multidisciplinary hospital for examination and treatment of various diseases, founded in 1974 and located in Seoul. There are four hospitals in Soon Chun Hyang Universety Hospital, which located throughout South Korea.
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TATYANA
Kazakhstan
Jun 12, 2018

The clinic meets all the stated criteria of the service. Efficiency in servicing and reliability of diagnoses at the highest level. A very good option for passing the narrow specialists and the entire...

Hysterectomy (uterus removal)
$6100 - $7000
Thyroid resection
$7000 - $8750
Mastectomy
$8000 - $10500
Prices for diagnostics
$1100 - $1400
Extended analysis of blood
$250 - $300
Consultation with an oncologist
$60 - $100
Revision of biopsy and immunohistochemistry
$500 - $750
Consultation with a surgeon
$60 - $100
Lab tests
$260 - $435
Complex diagnostics of Parkinson"s disease
$2373 - $2857
Prices for treatment
Thyroid resection
$7000 - $8750
$8000 - $10500
starting $21000
Stomach resection
$15700 - $22000
Coronary angioplasty
$11370 - $17500
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Kazakhstan
The patient was treated of thyroid disease

The clinic meets all the stated criteria of the service. Efficiency in servicing and reliability of diagnoses at the highest level. A very good option for passing the narrow specialists and the entire diagnostics in general.

Jun 12, 2018
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Kang Dong Hospital
Republic of Korea, Busan
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South Korean Kang Dong Hospital is one of the best advanced medical centers in the field of orthopedics. It is one of the first hospital which began to practice multi-pronged approach to the treatment of orthopedic disorders in the world. Specialized Orthopedic Hospital uses the most mo...

Surgical treatment of scoliosis
$11200 - $14900
Knee replacement
starting $16000
Discectomy (Removal of lumbar disc)
starting $15800
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Kangbuk Samsung Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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The Kangbuk Samsung Center was opened in 1968. Today it is the largest medical center in Korea. The Clinic provides world-class services by international standards. It is one of the top 10 medical institutions in the country according to the Ministry of Health in South Korea. The Center cooperates w...
Strabismus surgery
$2500 - $3500
Cataract surgery (both eyes)
starting $3000
Оophorectomy
starting $20000
Prices for diagnostics
starting $1400
Brain MRI with contrast
starting $1100
Cystoscopy
starting $350
starting $50
Hysteroscopy
starting $300
OCT (Optical coherence tomography)
starting $300
Consultation with an ophthalmologist
starting $60
Prices for treatment
Strabismus surgery
$2500 - $3500
Cataract surgery (both eyes)
starting $3000
Оophorectomy
starting $20000
MizMedi Women`s hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Ewha Womans University Medical Center
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Bumin Hospital Seoul
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Wellton Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Wiltse Memorial Hospital
Republic of Korea, Suwon
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BGN Eye Clinic
Republic of Korea, Busan
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$3200 - $3400
$1400 - $2700
$1900 - $2700
Phacoemulsification with IOL implantation
$1200 - $4700
Retinal detachment surgery
$3100 - $3300
Glaucoma treatment
$300 - $800
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Kyrgyzstan
The patient was treated of emphysema

Everything was wonderful! We are glad. Thank you all very much for your work!

Jun 19, 2018
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Republic of Korea
The patient underwent check-up

All the same! All liked it!! I am very pleased with the work of our coordinator, Katerina, thank you so much !!

Jun 19, 2018
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Romania
The patient was treated of lung cancer

"I was very happy with the help from Dr. Sally to recommend the best clinic and doctor." Prof. Dr. Med. D. Ukena from Lungen Zentrum provided very detailed solutions for our case and what we could potentially try as a treatment. up the following treatment regimen and so far the results seem very good so i hopefully this continues .. I really recommend Dr. Sally and I am very appreciative for the help.

Jun 19, 2018
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Lithuania
The patient was treated of uterine fibroids

Many thanks personally to Marina. The clinic is excellent, everything is clear, quickly. I recommend everyone and I'll come again more than once with my family.

Jun 18, 2018
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Hungary
The patient was treated of pancreatic cancer

I was not in the hospital. I asked just a second opinion. I was very disappointed, because I was working a lot to translate all the documentation into English, and finally I was discussing with doctor only 10 minutes, and the level of the discussion was very poor. Practically I did not get anything for 400 EUR.

Jun 18, 2018

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