♦ Severance Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
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Severance Hospital is one of several distinguished facilities that belong to the Yonsei University Health System. Established in 1885, Yonsei boasts a network of 970 surgeons and physicians and a support staff of 4,170 employees. Inpatient accommodation is plentiful at 2,000 beds.
Severance Hospital attracts international patients looking for specialized care in orthopedics, oncology, ophthalmology, and cardiology, as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Severance Hospital is located in the Sinchon-dong neighborhood of Seoul. It is approximately 14 km from Gimpo International Airport and is accessible via public transportation, taking approximately one hour.
Sinchon-dong offers tourists myriad shopping opportunities, karaoke rooms, restaurants, and cinemas.
80 procedures across 19 specialties
>Bariatric Surgery(5 procedures)
Bariatric Surgery Consultation+ 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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Gastric Band Surgery+ More
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.
The doctor should ensure that the patients condition is stable enough to travel.
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24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring+ More
Cardiac Assessment+ More
Cardiology Consultation+ More
>Diagnostic Imaging(4 procedures)
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)+ More
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)+ More
MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)+ More
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+ More
See 1 type of Sinus Surgery procedures:
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
|$ 7,000 - $ 9,000|
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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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+ More
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
Breast Exam+ More
Gynecologic Laparoscopy+ More
Gynecology Consultation+ More
>Hair Restoration(4 procedures)
Eyebrow Hair Transplant+ More
Hair Loss Consultation+ More
Hair Loss Treatment+ More
Hair loss treatments treat a number of hair loss problems in both men and women. Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can occur on the body or head and can be caused by a number of factors such as male-pattern baldness, medications, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or trichtillomania (compulsive hair pulling).
8 - 12 weeks
For therapy treatments, patients will need multiple sessions.
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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.
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+ More
Cervical Cancer Treatment+ More
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery+ More
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.
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+ More
Hip Replacement+ More
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+ More
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.
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Breast Implant Revision+ More
Breast Reconstruction+ More
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
- Learn more about Breast Reconstruction
>Spinal Surgery(4 procedures)
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.
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+ More
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+ More
Spinal surgery covers a range of procedures used to treat problems with the spinal column and nervous system.
1 - 2 weeks
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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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment+ More
Prostate Ultrasound+ More
Allergology Consultation+ More
Allergy Testing+ More
Neurological Rehabilitation+ More
Neurology Consultation+ More
Glaucoma Treatment+ More
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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Acne Treatment+ More
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
Diabetes Consultation+ More
>Maxillofacial Surgery(1 procedure)
Orthognathic Surgery+ More
>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(1 procedure)
Stroke Rehabilitation+ More
More about available treatments at Severance Hospital
Performing 44,000 surgeries annually, Severance Hospital is one of the most popular healthcare facilities in Korea. On average, the Hospital cares for more than 660,000 inpatients every year. Its Cardiovascular Hospital provides advanced healthcare for adults and children.
With a new outpatient clinic and 10 specialized clinics, complicated procedures such as valve repair, open-heart surgery, heart transplant, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, robotic cardiac surgery, aorta/peripheral vascular surgery, and mild invasive cardiac surgery are performed at world-class standards.
The highly qualified staff at Severance Hospital is made up of 4,170 medical professionals. The hospital's staff speak several languages including English, Chinese, and Korean.
Since 1991, the Director of Severance Hospital has been Dr. John A. Linton, who completed his medical training in the US. "
External Reviews from Google
Amalia Cahya, September 2019
This hospital give me a great experience. Modern health facility, can give health care for foregine, profesional staff and fast respone.
Jon Schultz, August 2019
Very nice hospital with state of the art equipment.
The international clinic is totally understaffed and the employees are overworked. Usually have to call 10+ times to get through. When you get a chance to speak with them they are usually trying to juggle a bunch of things at once and are unable to give good service.
Surgeon seemed to do a good job on my surgery but seemed more interested in getting me out of his office quickly rather than giving me necessary details. Important things were not communicated.
You'd think with such high prices and a sterling reputation that they would hire a few more workers. Disappointing.
Nick M, July 2019
Excellent, efficient hospital for any expats/foreign visitors - English-speaking staff/doctors.
BD Life, March 2019
The VIP room on the 20th floor 1550$/ day with 3 meals. A comfortable room came with 2 bathrooms one with the bathtub with all the amenities also an air purifier, humidity machine, living room and dining table with ceramic and silver wares, microwave, water heater, refrigerator and UV Sterilizer cabinet a lot of storage cabinets and 2 TVs and DVD player.
The single room is 450$ /day with 3 meals. You will get a small room come with a refrigerator, mini microwave, and tv. A limited sitting area.
timotheous213 Sunnypark, February 2019
They lack in the ability to understand and perform a basic health check up for work and send foreigners all over to separate buildings and departments all over the campus. It took over 2 hours to do and I had to return for another special appointment. Furthermore, the signage for Family Medicine is so vague an not clear it takes the average person a few minutes or more to find the place as it's in a hallway corridor far from the international patient department. They were also not clear what an employee health check screening was.
However, they have medical cards and now and the international service and nurses are kind and respectful and the cardio dept is far from the main building but once you learn the layout it's easier and most staff and doctors are kind.