Cheil General Hospital & Women’s Healthcare Center

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

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Overview

Overview

Since its founding in 1963, Cheil General Hospital (CGH) & Women’s Healthcare Center has gained an excellent reputation of giving quality service to its patients. CGH is Korea's pioneer medical institution for women's care; it is well known for its dedication to the advancement of women’s healthcare.

CGH offers patients 32 specialized clinics in 17 different departments, including Orthopedic Surgery, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Urology, Pathology, and Radiology.

Location

Cheil General Hospital is accessible from Gimpo International Airport via bus and train in approximately 1 hour; Incheon International Airport is approximately 1.5 hours away and is also accessible via public transportation.

The hospital is located in Jung-gu, an interesting district in Seoul that is comprised of both old and modern architecture. Jung-gu offers visitors a plethora of cultural and historical sites, as well as several parks, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Languages spoken

English

Procedures

Procedures

69 procedures across 16 specialties

>Cardiology

(7 procedures)

24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

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Cardiac Assessment

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Cardiology Consultation

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(4 procedures)

CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

  • 3 - 7 weeks

    Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.

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Electromyogram (EMG)

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MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

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  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is used to create detailed images of internal organs and tissue. The process involves the use of magnets and radio waves to create high resolution and detailed images of an organ or tissue, in order to help making a diagnosis or devising a treatment plan.

  • 1 - 5 days

    It may take a few days for the results of the scan to be processed and patients will usually attend a follow up consultation to discuss the results.

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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(2 procedures)

Sinus Surgery

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See 1 type of Sinus Surgery procedures:
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
$ 7,000 - $ 9,000

Thyroidectomy

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  • A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove either part of, or all of the thyroid. The thyroid is a gland located over the larynx, around the trachea and functions to produce hormones which are released into the blood stream to regulate the body's metabolism.

  • 12 - 14 days

    Patients will need to return to the hospital to have the incision site checked and should not fly for around 2 weeks after the surgery to allow time to heal.

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>Gastroenterology

(3 procedures)

Colonoscopy

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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

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Gastroenterology Consultation

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Gastroscopy

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  • A gastroscopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a specialist uses a small camera to view the digestive tract (the gullet, stomach and duodenum). The camera (gastroscope) is a narrow flexible fibre-optic tube which is inserted through the mouth or nose.

  • 1 - 2 days

>Gynecology

(5 procedures)

Breast Exam

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Gynecologic Laparoscopy

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Gynecology Consultation

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>Oncology

(7 procedures)

Brachytherapy

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  • Brachytherapy, which may be also referred to as internal radiotherapy, is a type of radiation therapy designed to treat cancer by placing a device with radioactive material inside the body. The treatment reduces the exposure of surrounding tissues and organs to the radiation, unlike external radiation treatment which exposes more than the targeted area to radiation.

  • 1 weeks

    The length of stay abroad will vary with each patient as it depends on how many sessions are necessary.

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Cancer Screening

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Cervical Cancer Treatment

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>Orthopedics

(9 procedures)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

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  • Carpal tunnel surgery, which may also be referred to as carpal tunnel release, is a procedure performed to relieve pain and symptoms caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition which causes numbness and tingling in the hands or arms. The condition occurs when the nerve in the hand becomes compressed.

  • 1 weeks

    Patients may require a follow-up appointment to get stitches removed. If patients need to fly sooner, this should be discussed with the surgeon.

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Dupuytren's Contracture Treatment

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Hip Replacement

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  • A hip replacement is a surgical procedure to replace the surfaces of the hip joint with a prosthetic implant.

    Hip replacement surgery is a common surgery for patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, a condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints and reduces joint mobility.

  • 1 - 3 weeks

    After surgery on the lower limb, patients have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis. Any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(15 procedures)

Breast Augmentation

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  • Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to change the size and shape of the breasts. While many patients opt to have breast implants inserted to increase breast size, breast augmentation more commonly refers to the enlargement of the breasts using fat transfer.

  • 1 weeks
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Breast Implant Revision

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Breast Reconstruction

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  • Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild a breast which has been completely or partly removed. The most common reason for undergoing breast reconstruction surgery is for patients who have had breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy). In the US, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women.

    The surgery is often performed at the same time as a mastectomy, however some patients may choose to wait a while before undergoing a breast reconstruction. Patients who are undergoing radiation therapy are advised to undergo breast reconstruction in stages, as they cannot undergo reconstruction whilst receiving radiation therapy, as this could damage the new breast.

    There breast can be reconstructed either with breast implants or with flaps. Implants are made of silicon or saline and are an inserted under the chest muscle. Flaps are made up of tissue which is taken from another area of the body such as the buttocks or thighs, and are connected to the blood vessels on the chest. With a flap procedure, the shape and size of the breast will change in the first few months and once it has formed it's shape, nipple reconstruction may then be performed. Nipple reconstruction involves taking part of the nipple from the other breast and filling in the color by tattooing it to the nipple.

    As there are a number of different surgical options for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, the time needed for the treatments vary considerably. As a guideline:

    • Mastectomy with placement of a tissue expander - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Mastectomy with latissimus dorsi flap - 2 to 3 weeks
    • Mastectomy with pedicle TRAM flap - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Mastectomy with abdominal free flap (free TRAM, DIEP or SIEA flap) - 4 to 6 weeks
    • Mastectomy with GAP flap - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Exchange tissue expander to implant - 1 week or less
    • Exchange unilateral tissue expander and augment/reduce/lift opposite breast - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Nipple areola reconstruction - 1 week or less
  • 1 weeks
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>Spinal Surgery

(4 procedures)

Laminectomy

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  • A laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pressure from the spinal cord. The surgery involves removing part of the lamina, which is a vertebral bone, and in some cases part of the ligament. Part of the bone or ligaments can put pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which causes weakness and numbness in the arms and legs.

  • 2 weeks

    Patients will need to have their stitches removed after 2 weeks and it will take some time for them to be able to walk after the surgery.

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Spinal Fusion Surgery

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  • Spinal fusion surgery is performed to prevent friction between 2 or more vertebrae, by fusing them together with a bone graft or synthetic material. By preventing friction between the vertebrae, it can relieve back pain and pressure put on surrounding nerves.

  • 5 - 8 days
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Spine Surgery

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  • Spinal surgery covers a range of procedures used to treat problems with the spinal column and nervous system.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

>Urology

(4 procedures)

Circumcision

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  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

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Prostate Ultrasound

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>Allergology

(2 procedures)

Allergology Consultation

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Allergy Testing

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>Neurology

(2 procedures)

Neurological Rehabilitation

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Neurology Consultation

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>Ophthalmology

(2 procedures)

Glaucoma Treatment

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  • Glaucoma treatment aims to relieve symptoms of glaucoma and prevent further damage, deterioration, and loss of vision. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, which creates problems with vision and if left untreated, can lead to loss of vision.

  • 2 - 7 days
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Ophthalmology Consultation

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  • Before undergoing any eye surgery or treatment, the patient attends an ophthalmology consultation. The ophthalmologist will discuss any of the patients concerns and will examine the eyes.

  • 1 - 2 days
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>Dermatology

(1 procedure)

Acne Treatment

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  • Acne is caused by the oil glands in the skin becoming blocked by sebum, skin cells and hair. Most people will suffer with a degree of acne in their lives, but for some it can be severe and can cause low self-esteem. For patients with very severe or persistent acne, treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce scarring.

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>Endocrinology

(1 procedure)

Diabetes Consultation

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(1 procedure)

Stroke Rehabilitation

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More about available treatments at Cheil General Hospital & Women’s Healthcare Center

CGH's specialized medical clinics are composed of fully equipped centers: a medical exam center for women, an infertility center, a gynecologic endoscopic surgery center, and a breast cancer center. The hospital has high-tech labs dedicated to genetics, research in endocrinology, and infertility.

Staff

Staff

Fifty professors and medical specialists in obstetrics and gynecology make CGH the largest institution in Korea that specializes in women’s health. There are also approximately 1,000 employees who make sure that every patient is cared for and comfortable.

Reviews

Reviews

External Reviews from Google

  • 윤준현, April 2019

    5

    와우 여성전문제일병원 다시여러분 만나기위해서 다시시작합니다 환영합니다

  • Mara Roga, August 2018

    3

    넘 비싸거 의사선생님이 환자분한테 신경잘안써요

  • TY, July 2018

    4

    부인과로 전문병원이다. 국내에서 손에 꼽게 매우 잘 보시는 선생님이 있다.

  • DK Lee, October 2017

    5

    Good hospital

  • Варя Гуденко, April 2016

    5

    Thanks