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Cancer Treatment

Newsweek: Top 10 Hospitals in the World

As of 2019, lung cancer surgery costs an average of about 6 million won ($5,000) to a maximum of 16 million won (about $14,000) in Korea, but in the United States, the average is $282,000, which is more than 20 times the difference. Breast cancer surgery alone for women, where early detection is of the utmost importance, costs an average of over $101,000 (100 million) in the United States.

However, in Korea, it is around 3-4 million won (2-3 thousand dollars) as of 2021. In this way, even if you compare the cost of cancer surgery in Korea with that of the United States, it is possible to perform the operation at the price of 10 minutes compared to the US $ 100,000- 150,000. With the advanced equipment that makes this possible, da Vinci robot technology, it can perform sophisticated surgical techniques beyond human limitations. This costs about 9 million won (about 7,500 dollars) on average in Korea.

In addition, by activating immune cells to selectively attack cancer cells, there are few side effects due to strengthening the body’s immune system. Proton therapy is offered at Samsung Hospital.

Addditionally, Seoul Asan Hospital and Samsung Hospital in Korea are ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the world in Shenzhen for cancer treatment. The quality of procedures and techniques these hospitals offer consistently attracting a growing number of patients overseas.

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Heart Disease

Globally acclaimed medical authority of Korea

Heart disease is one of the most common life-threatening diseases for modern people. In the United States, heart disease was the leading cause of death before COVID-19, and in Korea, heart disease is the second leading cause of death after cancer.

Particularly in the United States where red meat is a staple food, eating one serving of red meat per day has been shown to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by 12%. In particular, heart failure causes 6-7 deaths in 10 people within 5 years of onset, so early detection is more important than ever.

In the United States, the average cost of heart bypass surgery alone is $200,000 (about 220 million won), and heart valve replacement surgery costs more than $80,000-$200,000. After all this, the cost of a heart transplant alone is $800,000 (about 1 billion). Now, with early detection through examination at a Korean hospital, cardiac catheterization costs around 14 million won ($13,000), pacemaker insertion, replacement, removal and correction about 16 million won ($14,500), and heart surgery around 35 million won ($32,000). We invite you to visit Korea to regain a healthy life.

Particularly, the Cardiovascular Hospital of St. Mary’s Hospital is attracting attention with their remarkable achievements in heart transplantation, surgery, procedures, and examinations. Additionally, Seoul Asan Hospital, Seoul National University Byeongwoon, and Gangnam Severance Hospital were ranked in the top 10 best hospitals with astounding heart surgery around the world in a newsweek published in 2022.

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Internal Diagnosis

Proven by surgery results!

Clinical diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, thyroid gland, pituitary gland, osteoporosis and other diseases.

Thyroid diseases are generally treated on an outpatient basis, while other endocrine diseases are more complex, rare and are often sent to large hospitals for treatment. Seoul Asan Hospital, Yonsei Severance Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital are ranked in the top 10.

Particularly, Korea’s leading hospitals are establishing a ‘shared decision-making method’ treatment system in which the medical staff and the patient decide the treatment direction together at the thyroid center. When doing so, the medical staff thoroughly explains various information about cancer treatment to the patient, the patient selects a treatment suitable for him or her based on this and discusses it with the medical staff. Once the treatment is confirmed, the subsequent process will proceed promptly.

Patients can decide for themselves which surgery is best for them among a variety of treatments, including incisional, endoscopic and robotic surgery. The traditional incision method is to make an incision about 5 cm below the neck. In addition, robotic and endoscopic surgery operate on the thyroid gland through the mouth or behind the ear, through the hairline, areola, and armpit, so that scars are hardly visible or remain at all.

a. Gastroenterology: stomach cancer, gastritis, colorectal cancer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, pancreatitis, bile duct cancer, gallstones, etc.
b. Cardiovascular medicine: myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, heart failure, arrhythmia, etc.
c. Respiratory medicine: lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, tuberculosis, etc.
d. Endocrinology: diabetes, thyroid disease, pituitary disease, etc.
e. Nephrology: Acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, kidney stones, etc.
f. Hematology Oncology: Various malignant tumors, anemia, etc.
g. Department of Infectious Diseases: Various infectious diseases
h. Allergy Medicine: Asthma, atopy, etc.
I. Rheumatology: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

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Neurology / Neurosurgery

It can only be treated if the exact cause is identified!

Neurology is a field that deals with organic diseases that occur in the nervous system including the brain, blood vessels, spinal cord and spine, peripheral nerves, muscles and skin. Major areas of care include stroke, cerebral blood vessels, cerebral infarction, cerebral hemorrhage, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, numbness in the hands and feet, convulsions, syncope, headache, dementia, dizziness, and facial paralysis.

Neurosurgery is a field of surgical treatment for various diseases occurring in the nervous system such as the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, spinal nerves, and peripheral nerves. In many cases, microsurgery using a microscope is performed, and recently it has been expanded to fields using new technologies such as endoscopic surgery, radiosurgery, endovascular surgery, and pain treatment.

On the other hand, diseases such as Parkinson’s disease are initially treated with medication, so they are treated at the neurosurgeon. However, when it is clear that surgery is necessary, they are transferred to neurosurgery. We recommend that you first visit Korea and visit a neurologist at a hospital to find out the exact cause. Asan Medical Center in Seoul and Seoul National University Hospital are ranked among the top 10 hospitals in Korea for neurotherapy. Also, when it comes to neurosurgery and brain surgery, St. Mary’s Hospital is also critically acclaimed. On the other hand, when a brain tumor occurs, treatment such as surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy is required. In particular, for brain tumors, patients from all over the world are flocking to the brain tumors from the method of cutting the skull to the method of endoscopic neurosurgery using a microscope through the nose and eyes.

For reference, when actor Ahn Jae-wook underwent brain surgery in Las Vegas, the US, and he paid 500 million won. The price was a shock in medical expenses from Korea’s professional medical perspective.

– brain tumor
– Cerebrovascular disease
– Spinal diseases
– Peripheral neuropathy
– Congenital nervous system disease
– epilepsy
– Abnormal movement disorders
– Neurological trauma
– Pain Disorders
– Other symptoms

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General Surgery

More specialized and subdivided!

Surgery is a discipline that contrasts with internal medicine. In internal medicine, drugs are mainly used, whereas in surgery, a patient’s disease or condition is treated with surgery.

In recent years, specialization and subdivision in each field is progressing in the medical field. However, human beings do not exist with only a single organ, and each organ is deeply related to each other.

General Surgery deals with a wide range of fields, from trauma to emergency diseases such as acute abdominal pain, chest diseases, and abdominal diseases without being tied to each organ. In the case of multiple trauma, the general surgeon is the center and in many cases is in charge of treatment in cooperation with other departments.

Today, when we say “surgery,” we refer to specialties that deal with digestive, endocrine, breast, vascular, transplant, trauma, pediatric, and more.

1) Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery: Diseases such as tumors, stones and abscesses occurring in the liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, etc.
2) Gastrointestinal surgery: Diseases such as ulcers and tumors of the stomach and duodenum
3) Colorectal and anal surgery: benign diseases and tumors of the colon, benign diseases of the anus, etc.
4) Breast Endocrine Surgery: Breast tumor, thyroid tumor, parathyroid tumor and adrenal gland tumor
5) Vascular transplant surgery: diseases of veins and arteries, kidney failure, etc.
6) Pediatric surgery: diseases that require various surgeries in children
7) Trauma: Various traumas to the abdominal cavity and blood vessels

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