♦ Wooridul Spine Hospital
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Established in Busan, Korea, in 1972, Wooridul Spine Hospital (WSH) specializes in spine and joint procedures with an emphasis on Minimally Invasive Surgery Technique (MIST). It was the eighth hospital in Korea to receive JCI accreditation and the first to receive specialized accreditation. Having conducted over 80,000 spine procedures, WSH strives to be the world's premier spine and joint hospital.
The hospital has 10 locations in Korea, as well as branches in Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and China.
WSH has partnerships with several international insurance providers such as Allianz, Bupa, Cigna, GeoBlue, MetLife, and UnitedHealthcare.
The largest Wooridul Spine Hospital center is located just 20 minutes away from Gimpo International Airport and is accessible by bus and train.
110 procedures across 5 specialties
>General Surgery(17 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 Lumpectomy+ 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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Breast Biopsy+ More
Breast Exam+ More
Brachial Plexus Injury 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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Achilles Tendon Rupture+ More
Ankle Arthroscopy+ More
Ankle Fracture Treatment+ More
>Spinal Surgery(25 procedures)
Artificial Disc Replacement+ More
Cervical Spondylosis Treatment+ More
More about available treatments at Wooridul Spine Hospital
Some common procedures performed at WSH include endoscopic spine surgery, microscopic spine surgery, laser-assisted spine surgery, image-guided spine surgery, and artificial disc replacement.
Wooridul makes use of several advanced medical technologies such as MRI, CT, O-arm, and CyberKnife in its minimally invasive operations.
Headed by Dr. Sang-Ho Lee, Wooridul Spine Hospital employees more than 1,200 spine specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation physicians, and thoracic and general surgeons.