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Treatment in Republic of Korea

14 clinics

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4 reviews
4.8
Rating is based on reviews of patients treated in Republic of Korea clinics
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 ...

Sung Hoon Noh
Sung Hoon Noh

Director of the Yonsei Cancer Center

Robotic surgery to remove tumors
16000 - 23000$
Nephrectomy
starting 18000$
Vagus nerve stimulation
starting 27000$
Prices for diagnostics
Electroencephalography - EEG
600 - 1000$
Consultation of an ophthalmologist
starting 500$
Сomplex oncology diagnostic
starting 3500$
Brain MRI with contrast
1000 - 1500$
Lab tests
400 - 500$
Strabismus diagnosis
starting 800$
starting 750$
starting 390$
890 - 910$
1325 - 1350$
390 - 410$
1190 - 1310$
starting 1100$
Complex diagnostics of Parkinson"s disease
4300 - 4800$
Complex diagnostics of multiple sclerosis
5700 - 6575$
Prices for treatment
Robotic surgery to remove tumors
16000 - 23000$
starting 18000$
starting 27000$
Lung cancer surgery
16000 - 23000$
14000 - 16000$
starting 15000$
Cataract surgery with IOL implantation
3100 - 5000$
16000 - 23000$
17000 - 18000$
Strabismus surgery
5000 - 6000$
starting 3000$
25000 - 29000$
Androgen deprivation therapy
600 - 800$

Cost of procedures regarding treatment in Republic of Korea

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Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)
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Doctors

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...

Kang, Ja Heon
Kang, Ja Heon

Professor, Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology

Rectal resection
11000 - 25000$
Pneumonectomy
30000 - 35000$
Thoracoscopic Segmental Resection of Lung
24000 - 26000$
Prices for diagnostics
Inpatient diagnosis
starting 1000$
starting 660$
starting 540$
810 - 840$
840 - 2250$
300 - 500$
1200 - 1500$
Complex diagnostics of multiple sclerosis
2100 - 2500$
Prices for treatment
11000 - 25000$
Pneumonectomy
30000 - 35000$
Thoracoscopic Segmental Resection of Lung
24000 - 26000$
Wedge Resection
11000 - 12000$
starting 1000$
Lobectomy
28000 - 30000$
starting 18000$
Esophagectomy
35000 - 45000$
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 ...

Lee Won Suk
Lee Won Suk

Surgeon

Experience : 15 years
Hysterectomy
starting 16000$
in-vitro-fertilisation-ivf
8000 - 11000$
Melanoma surgery
10000 - 12000$
Prices for diagnostics
250 - 280$
Urine analysis
starting 200$
Consultation of an urologist
starting 70$
starting 710$
starting 610$
2580 - 2720$
starting 300$
1800 - 2300$
Complex diagnostics of Parkinson"s disease
3000 - 3500$
Prices for treatment
starting 16000$
10000 - 12000$
Surgical treatment of scoliosis
starting 20000$
Surgery for acquired valvular heart disease
50000 - 60000$
Interventional cardiac catheterization
15000 - 20000$
Removal of colon cancer
20000 - 26000$
Rotator cuff repair surgery
10000 - 12000$
Removal of liver cancer
5000 - 30000$
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
10000 - 12000$
Removal of stomach cancer
20000 - 25000$
Arthroplasty
7000 - 8000$

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

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...

Mary
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 sai...

Joo Kwon
Joo Kwon

Plastic surgeon

Experience : 25 years
Abdominoplasty
6000 - 8000$
Mammoplasty
starting 8000$
Stem cell rejuvenation therapy
starting 4000$
Prices for treatment
6000 - 8000$
starting 8000$
6000 - 7500$
Liposuction
starting 3000$
M
Jan 3, 2017
5
«Very good»
The patient was treated of

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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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...

Nathalie
Mar 9, 2017

Many thanks to Catherine, Bookimed Doctor-Coordinator, for her prompt responses and sympathy. In a week after application my daughter (with diagnosis tumor of brain stem) was proposed a treatment in K...

Keun Chil Park
Keun Chil Park

Head of the Hematology and Oncology Department

Rehabilitative treatment for multiple sclerosis
62 - 177$
Radical thyroidectomy
8000 - 10000$
Radioiodine therapy
starting 1000$
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 3 regions of the spine with contrast agent
starting 2660$
870 - 1240$
Complex diagnostics of retinoblastoma
starting 8200$
740 - 1120$
1090 - 1330$
starting 440$
starting 3260$
Consultation of a surgeon
100 - 150$
Brain MRI with contrast
starting 1000$
Complex diagnostics of Parkinson"s disease
5200 - 6700$
Prices for treatment
Rehabilitative treatment for multiple sclerosis
62 - 177$
Radical thyroidectomy
8000 - 10000$
starting 1000$
26100 - 34800$
Lung cancer surgery
21900 - 30670$
starting 20000$
1580 - 1760$
Lobectomy
starting 20000$
Androgen deprivation therapy
130 - 350$
Medicational treatment for multiple sclerosis
6200 - 13300$
Robotic surgery to remove tumors
15700 - 22700$
15700 - 23000$
Distal Pancreatectomy
24500 - 32000$
620 - 1320$
Craniotomy
25000 - 30000$
Medication treatment for Parkinson"s disease
starting 870$
1060 - 1590$
Enucleation of eye
17600 - 26400$
25000 - 30000$
25000 - 30000$
N
Mar 9, 2017
4
«Good»
The patient was treated of brain tumor

Many thanks to Catherine, Bookimed Doctor-Coordinator, for her prompt responses and sympathy. In a week after application my daughter (with diagnosis tumor of brain stem) was proposed a treatment in Korea. We have a CHANCE! Thank you for everything!

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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...

George
Aug 15, 2016

Great job!...

Kang Shin Hyuk
Kang Shin Hyuk

Experience : 30 years
Knee replacement
starting 16000$
Surgical treatment of scoliosis
11200 - 14900$
Hip replacement
starting 14000$
Prices for treatment
starting 16000$
Surgical treatment of scoliosis
11200 - 14900$
starting 14000$
G
Aug 15, 2016
5
«Very good»

Great job!

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Wooridul Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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Wooridul Hospital is a specialized network of hospitals with experience in treating more than 30 years, which is a world leader in the treatment of diseases of the spine today. Wooridul Hospital meets the highest international standards. It is an international hospital is th...

Mun Ghi Heun
Mun Ghi Heun

Experience : 22 years
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Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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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.
...

Kim Sig Jeong
Kim Sig Jeong

Experience : 20 years
Treatment with stem cells
starting 21000$
Hip replacement
12250 - 13150$
Stem cells treatment for Parkinson"s disease
starting 21000$
Prices for diagnostics
1055 - 1319$
Lab tests
260 - 435$
Complex diagnostics of Parkinson"s disease
2373 - 2857$
Prices for treatment
starting 21000$
12250 - 13150$
Stomach resection
15700 - 22000$
Radical prostatectomy
10500 - 11400$
8000 - 10500$
Thyroid resection
7000 - 8750$
Coronary angioplasty
11370 - 17500$
Оophorectomy
6200 - 7200$
6100 - 7000$
Tomotherapy
13000 - 17300$
Wiltse Memorial Hospital
Republic of Korea, Suwon
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The Leon Wiltse Memorial Hospital is one of the best hospitals in Korea, specialized treatment of diseases of the spine and joints. Hospital located in Suwon, founded in 2002 and named in honor of Leon Wiltse, the world-famous surgeon vertebrologist. Professor Wiltse is the ...

Uelunzaya
Feb 5, 2016

My mother had a microdiscectomy surgery at this hospital about 25 days ago and she was really satisfied with the services. She came to Korea from Mongolia for the surgery by herself. Yet the hospital ...

U
Feb 5, 2016
5
«Very good»

My mother had a microdiscectomy surgery at this hospital about 25 days ago and she was really satisfied with the services. She came to Korea from Mongolia for the surgery by herself. Yet the hospital staff was really supportive and did not let her feel alone. Currently she is still recovering from the surgery. We are very grateful for the Leon Wiltse Memorial Hospital staff for their hospitality and effort.

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Wellton Hospital
Republic of Korea, Seoul
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