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Treatment of ovarian cancer in South Korea

We`ve found 8 specialized hospitals for treatment of ovarian cancer
With the Bookimed support, 205 patients received individual program for treatment of ovarian cancer
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Doctor's qualification 10
 
Medical equipment 10
 
Service and comfort 9
 
Popularity of the clinic 8
 
With the Bookimed support, 122 patients received individual treatment program in Kangbuk Samsung Hospital
8.8 average rate of the hospital

The Hospital ranked 1st in quality of medical care in Korea

The rating is compiled by the Korean Ministry of Health.

Treatment

The main methods of treatment: surgical removal of the affected organ and chemotherapy. Surgical treatment of ovarian cancer in the early stages is carried out using the Da Vinci robot.

Kangbuk specialists prefer organ-preserving operations (whenever possible). If only one ovary is affected by tumor, doctors remove it. This means that in the future a woman will be able to have children.

The duration of hospitalization after the operation is about 10 days.

Оophorectomy 20000 $
Salpingo-oophorectomy
Hysterectomy with DaVinci robot
Hysterectomy
Radiotherapy 3500 $
Chemotherapy 2000 $
Diagnostics

The main goal of diagnosis is to determine the location and size of the tumor. If doctor suspects a metastasis, all body is scanned by PET-CT.

Consultation of a gynecologist
Ultrasound
PET-CT 1400 $
Biopsy
Consultation of an oncologist
CT (computer tomography)
MRI 1000 $
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With the Bookimed support, 1056 patients received individual treatment program in Gachon University Gil Medical Center
9 average rate of the hospital

The Clinic specializes in laparoscopic operations

The technique helps to avoid internal bleeding and postoperative complications.

Treatment of ovarian cancer is carried out on the basis of 2 departments of the Clinic: Oncology and Gynecology. Doctors at Gil Medical Center specialize in minimally invasive surgical treatment of ovarian cancer.

The treatment of cancer at the early stages helps to preserve the childbearing function of a patient.

Diagnostics

A standard set of diagnostic procedures includes a series of blood tests, MRI. To search for metastases, the examination is supplemented by PET-CT.

Diagnosis of ovarian cancer lasts from 3 to 4 days.

Consultation of a gynecologist
Ultrasound
Tumor Marker Blood Test
PET-CT 1800 - 2300 $
Biopsy
Consultation of an oncologist
CT (computer tomography)
Treatment

The operation to remove one or both ovaries (oophorectomy) is performed laparoscopically. After such an intervention, patients stay at the hospital for 2 or 3 days.

Radical operations are used only at the last stages of the disease.

Specialist in minimally invasive operations is oncogynecologist with 20 years of experience, Professor Lee Kwang Beom.

In addition to surgical treatment, a doctor can prescribe chemotherapy and a course of hormonal drugs.

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With the Bookimed support, 665 patients received individual treatment program in Severance Hospital
9.4 average rate of the hospital
11 requests for week

10,500 surgeries with the Da Vinci robot were performed at Severance

Surgery with robotic system for ovarian cancer leads to quick recovery.

The Department of Oncogynecology is one of the specialized Oncology Center divisions. Ovarian cancer is treated on its basis.

The Department is designed in a way that all the diagnostic and treatment procedures of a patient are made in the same building.

Diagnostics

Examination for ovarian cancer is performed using the latest generation equipment: MRI, PET-CT. Additionally, a biopsy or its revision can be made.

Diagnosis takes from 2 to 4 days.

Consultation of a gynecologist
Ultrasound
Cytological (histological) study of bioptic sample
Tumor Marker Blood Test 400 - 500 $
PET-CT 1100 $
Biopsy
Consultation of an oncologist
Treatment

The main way to treat ovarian cancer at Severance is to remove the affected organ. The operation is done by means of minimally invasive surgery using a Da Vinci robotic system or laparoscopically (keyhole surgery).

The period of full recovery after robotic operations is 2 weeks. Of these, a patient is at the hospital only 2 - 3 days.

With an unfavorable prognosis or the presence of metastases, chemotherapy is prescribed. Most chemotherapy drugs are injected intraperitoneally - it reduces the likelihood of side effects, because drugs do not enter the bloodstream.

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With the Bookimed support, 122 patients received individual treatment program in Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital
9 average rate of the hospital
Treatment

A laparoscopic or open surgery is performed to remove the affected ovary. Duration of treatment is 7-8 days.

Additionally, doctors can prescribe chemotherapy.
Оophorectomy 6200 - 7200 $
Salpingo-oophorectomy
Hysterectomy 6100 - 7000 $
Radiotherapy
Chemotherapy
Diagnostics

MRI or ultrasound is used to determine the location of the tumor and its size. Additionally, PET-CT is used to detect metastases at the late stages of the disease.

Consultation of a gynecologist
Ultrasound
Tumor Marker Blood Test
PET-CT 1055 - 1319 $
Consultation of an oncologist
CT (computer tomography)
MRI 630 $

Treatment of ovarian cancer is carried out on the basis of the Department of Gynecology. The protocol of treatment is composed of oncologists and gynecologists.

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