Chung-Ang University Hospital

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

Overview

Overview

Chung-Ang University Hospital opened in 1968 and is a leader in the Korean medical science industry in treatment, education, and research.

Some of the hospital's notable achievements include having conducted the first extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) operation and the first successful pelvic operation in Korea, and being the first Korean university hospital to conduct a laparoscopic laser cholecystectomy.

Location

Chung-Ang University Hospital is located in Heukseok-ro, in Seoul's Dongjak district. It is accessible from Gimpo International Airport (17 km away) via a one-hour ride on public transportion, and from Incheon International Airport (50 km away) via a two-hour public transportation journey.

Languages spoken

English

Procedures

Procedures

107 procedures across 19 specialties

>Bariatric Surgery

(5 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Balloon Treatment

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  • Gastric ballon treatment involves inserting a deflated ballon into the stomach and then inflating it, in order to help lose weight. The balloon serves the purpose of limiting food intake by taking up space in the stomach and thus creating a sense of fullness after eating small amounts of food.

  • 1 - 5 days

    Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.

  • Learn more about Gastric Balloon Treatment

Gastric Band Surgery

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  • Gastric band surgery is a weight-loss surgery which uses an inflatable silicone band to create a small gastric pouch in the stomach, slowing down food consumption and limiting food intake. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.

  • Learn more about Gastric Band Surgery

>Cardiology

(7 procedures)

24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

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Cardiac Assessment

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Cardiology Consultation

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>Dentistry

(32 procedures)

All-on-4

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  • The All-on-4 dental implant treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using four dental implants that act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12-to-14 teeth.

    The dentist performs or examines diagnostic tests (such as panoramic X-rays and a CT scan) to assess the patient's jaw bone density. These scans are then often followed up by computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (known as CAD/CAM) processes that plan the All-on-4 procedure and allow the dentist to precisely insert the dental implants into the jaw.

  • 1 weeks
  • Learn more about All-on-4

All-on-6

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  • The All-on-6 treatment was designed by Nobel Biocare, and is used to replace the entire upper or lower set of teeth. The procedure creates a permanent prosthesis by using 6 dental implants which act as an anchor for a bridge or overdenture of 12 to 14 teeth.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

Bone Graft

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  • A bone graft or bone augmentation may be required for patients who have a soft or thin jaw bone and are having dental implants.

  • 3 - 5 days

    Patients may need to stay longer if they are having a bone graft from the hip bone. A longer stay may also be required for cases where the sinus is affected.

  • Learn more about Bone Graft

>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.

  • Learn more about CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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.

  • Learn more about MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

>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)

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.

  • Learn more about Thyroidectomy

>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.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy

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.

  • Learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

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.

  • Learn more about Hip Replacement

>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
  • Learn more about Breast Reconstruction

>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.

  • Learn more about Laminectomy

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.

  • Learn more about Circumcision

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.

  • Learn more about Acne Treatment

>Endocrinology

(1 procedure)

Diabetes Consultation

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>Maxillofacial Surgery

(1 procedure)

Orthognathic Surgery

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(1 procedure)

Stroke Rehabilitation

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More about available treatments at Chung-Ang University Hospital

Chung-Ang University Hospital's most sought after departments include the Department of Urology, which treats to prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and renal cancer; the Department of Surgery, which specializes in thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules; the Department of Gynecology, which specializes in cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, and hysteromyomectomies; and the Department of Thoracic surgery, which specializes in esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors, atrial septal defects, and valve surgeries.

Chung-Ang University provides highly efficient care for its patients thanks to a wireless medical information system kiosks that allow doctors to easily check on the status of patients and to prescribe them medication.

Staff

Staff

The senior staff professor is Dr. Seung-Won, who received his training at the Chung-Ang University School of Medicine.

Reviews

Reviews

External Reviews from Google

  • 윤요미, January 2020

    5

    너무너무 친절하고 좋아요
    주말빼고 매일 갔는데 의료진들이 너무 친절해요
    고대ㄱㄹ병원보다 나았음

  • epilepsy chrone's, November 2019

    5

    19년 6월
    제 소화기내과 병으로 진료와 응급실 실려간 경험, 할아버지 위암수술 받은 경험으로 씁니다. 제가 응급실에 실려갔을 때 병원에 며칠 머물렀는데 의사분들과 간호사분들 너무 친절했습니다. 담당 진료의이신 김종욱 교수님께 감사드립니다. 최근 할아버지 위암수술때문에 병원에 들르고 있는데, 할아버지 치료가 원할하게 진행되어 이제는 퇴원하려고 합니다. 할아버지께서 병원 사람들의 전반적인 서비스에 만족해 하십니다. 위암 외과치료 진행해주신 김종원교수님 감사드립니다.
    19.11.05
    생존신고합니다. 할아버지께서는 약 먹으면서 집에서 지내고 있습니다. 중간에 폐렴을 앓기도 하셨지만 병원에 입원해 다행히 별탈없이 넘기셨습니다. 할아버지께서 근력이 없으니 보기가 안타깝지만 몸이 특별히 아프지는 않다고 합니다. 저도 소화기관은 별탈없습니다.

    아픈 이유는 천차만별이고 사람의 기질도 천차만별입니다. 건강을 위해 찾는 병원 리뷰는 특히 유념해서 읽으시길바랍니다. 다함께 건강해집시다!

  • 강태환, September 2019

    5

    중학교2학년때 우울증이 있어서 개방병동에 입원했었는데 이형식 교수님께서 친절하게 잘 상담해주시고 약물치료 통원치료했더니 괜찮아졌습니다.

  • K.S, May 2016

    5

    good

  • yong hee cho, October 2015

    5

    Good medical reasult! Absolutely ~~ good medi service!♥ with family love together @!!♥