Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
The KUIMS (Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong) offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and intensive care facilities and treats over 14,000 international patients annually.
It has 800 beds and over 30 specialty centers, including departments in cardiology, bariatric surgery, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, and rheumatology.
The hospital's medical coordination office is staffed by doctors, nurses, and interpreters who serve the special needs of international patients. Other services on offer include free WiFi, a pharmacy, laundry and dry cleaning services, with a range of different accommodation options on offer. These options include private rooms, disability access rooms, and family accommodation, with all rooms coming equipped with a phone and TV.
The KUIMS hospital is located in Seoul, South Korea and is just 35 km from the Gimpo International Airport.
The city of Seoul is a high-tech metropolis, famous for its modern skyscrapers, street markets, and Buddhist temples and palaces. The Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is an architecturally distinct building which includes a multi-purpose convention hall, a history and culture park, and an underground cultural plaza for exhibitions and performances. It is just 4 km away.
Patients can also choose to visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace, just 9 km away, The palace was built in 1395 and contains a large park district, including museums and maintained gardens.
624 procedures across 17 specialties
>Bariatric Surgery(8 procedures)
Bariatric Surgery Consultation+ More
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)+ More
Gastric Balloon Treatment+ More
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.
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Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Treatment+ More
Angina Pectoris Treatment+ More
Aortic Stenosis Treatment+ More
>Colorectal Medicine(20 procedures)
Anal Abscess Drainage+ More
Anal Cyst Removal+ More
Anal Fissure Treatment+ More
>Diagnostic Imaging(22 procedures)
Abdominal CT Scan+ More
Abdominal Ultrasound+ More
Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)+ More
A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.
1 - 2 weeks
Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.
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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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>General Medicine(10 procedures)
Abdominal Examination+ More
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)+ More
Female Health Checkup+ More
>General Surgery(28 procedures)
Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.
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An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.
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Breast Abscess Drainage+ More
Antenatal Care (ANC)+ More
Bartholin's Cyst Treatment+ More
This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.
2 - 3 days
It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.
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Alzheimer's Disease Consultation+ More
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation+ More
Bell's Palsy Treatment+ More
Acoustic Neuroma Treatment+ More
Brain Aneurysm Repair+ More
Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.
Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.
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Brain Tumor Surgery+ More
Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.
6 - 8 weeks
This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.
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Acute Leukemia Treatment+ More
Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.
The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.
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Adrenal Cancer Treatment+ More
Anal Cancer Treatment+ More
Abscess Debridement+ More
Achilles Tendon Rupture+ More
Acromioclavicular Joint Repair+ More
>Reproductive Medicine(19 procedures)
Anti-Sperm Antibodies Test+ More
Diagnostic Tests+ More
ERA Test (Endometrial Receptivity Array)+ More
Fibromyalgia Treatment+ More
Lupus Erythematosus Treatment+ More
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment+ More
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis through medication, therapy, or surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in the body. It mainly affects the joints in the hands and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Areas of the body may become deformed as a result of the condition, and this is commonly seen in the hands and feet.
The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.
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>Spinal Surgery(30 procedures)
Artificial Disc Replacement+ More
Cervical Disc Disease Treatment+ More
Cervical Spondylosis Treatment+ More
Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)+ More
Bladder Stone Removal+ More
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.
Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.
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>Vascular Medicine(13 procedures)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair+ More
Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.
1 - 2 days
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More about available treatments at KUIMS
The KUIMS Hospital treats 14,000 international patients annually and is fully equipped with modern technology, medical devices, and state of the art operating theaters. There are 800 beds available.
It offers a range of procedures across its 30 specialty centers. These include departments for cardiology, bariatric surgery, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology, and rheumatology.
The hospital has a well-trained medical staff across its 30 specialty centers, many of whom are leaders in their respective medical specialties. They are supported by a medical coordination office who are available to assist with the needs of international patients, to ensure that all patients have the most efficient and comfortable stay possible.
English is widely spoken at the hospital, with staff also speaking Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.