Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea

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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.

Languages spoken



Online doctor consultation
Medical records transfer
Translation services
Interpreter services
Hotel booking
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Dry cleaning
Mobility accessible rooms


624 procedures across 17 specialties

>Bariatric Surgery

(8 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

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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.

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(77 procedures)

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Treatment

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Angina Pectoris Treatment

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Aortic Stenosis Treatment

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>Colorectal Medicine

(20 procedures)

Anal Abscess Drainage

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Anal Cyst Removal

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Anal Fissure Treatment

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(22 procedures)

Abdominal CT Scan

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Abdominal Ultrasound

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Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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(30 procedures)


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  • 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

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

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Female Health Checkup

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>General Surgery

(28 procedures)


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  • 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

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(65 procedures)


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Antenatal Care (ANC)

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Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • 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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(20 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Bell's Palsy Treatment

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(21 procedures)

Acoustic Neuroma Treatment

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Brain Aneurysm Repair

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  • Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.

  • weeks

    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

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  • 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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(98 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • 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.

  • weeks

    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

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Anal Cancer Treatment

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(116 procedures)

Abscess Debridement

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Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Acromioclavicular Joint Repair

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>Reproductive Medicine

(19 procedures)

Anti-Sperm Antibodies Test

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Diagnostic Tests

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ERA Test (Endometrial Receptivity Array)

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(4 procedures)

Fibromyalgia Treatment

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Lupus Erythematosus Treatment

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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  • 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.

  • weeks

    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

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Cervical Disc Disease Treatment

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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

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(43 procedures)

Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)

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Bladder Stone Removal

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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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>Vascular Medicine

(13 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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  • 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.



External Reviews from Google

  • md sumon haque mhs, April 2019


    I like this hospital

  • 휘원김, January 2019


    일단 어느 대학병원이 그렇듯 대기시간 깁니다.
    1년 365 외래진료는 대기인원이 많아요.
    감안하셔서 여유있게 가시고 예약 추천합니다.
    왜래초진 예약 안하고가면 4시간 대기한적도 있습니다. 개인병원에서 오라고 해서 오신분은 미리 간호사께 의뢰증. 진단서. 등등을 제출해주시고 과별 입구 근처에 영상 CD등록기로 영상등록을 해주시는게 낫습니다.
    (추가 자료 있으신분은)
    그리고 주차난이 있어요
    들어갈때부터 대기해야하고
    출구와 입구가 일방통향이기에
    일단 지하주차장 진입후 나가시려면 지하 4층까지 차로 내려가셔서 4층 연결통로 지난 후
    다시 올라가셔야 합니다.
    사전정산하시는게 좋습니다.

  • 네블nev, June 2016


    not bad

  • 정준호, April 2015


    Good hospital

  • Su H, June 2014


    Always crowd and busy :)