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Asan Medical Center

Korea, Seoul

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Asan Medical Center is one of the largest clinics in Seoul. This is a general hospital, there is an outpatient department and a hospital for 2,704 beds. Clinic is #1 in the number of successful liver, kidney and pancreas transplantations. In 2012, the Korean Standards Association recognized the medical center as the best in quality patient care.

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Asan Medical Center conducts cancer treatment, orthopedic, gastroenterological and other operations.

Many coordinators speaking different languages work there. They accompany patients through the whole process of treatment, create the procedure plan, deal with the financial issues, provide logistical support, etc.

Since being founded in 1989, Asan hospital in Seul has achieved world-level accomplishments.

Thanks to constant investings into clinical research, the hospital has become one of the most high-tech in the country.

Asan Medical Center has the most modern medical equipment and is working in accordance with international standards. It is the leader of medical development in South Korea.

Asan is the main of eight hospital operating within Asan Social Welfare Foundtation, founded in 1977. This fund operates in different social projects like providing medical equipment, social security, research grants and so on.

The motto of Asan Medical Center is "Contributing to a healthy life by achieving high levels of care, education and research". During the 30 years of its existance, the doctors working there have developed new treatment methods that overcome limits of existing techniques and became new industry standards for world medicine.

Asan Hospital in Seul is the biggest in Korea. At the moment, it can acommodate up to 12,279 outpatients, 2,576 inpatients and 400 emergency care patients. This medical center is popular amongst foreign patients, especially those from Eastern Europe, the USA, China, etc.


    награда клиники 1st place in the Koreaa Service Quality Index (KS.SQI), based on inspection by the Korea Standards Association. The main areas of the clinic are transplantology, oncology, cardiology and cardiac surgery.
    награда клиникиIn 2013, Asan was selected as South Korea's main research centre to develop innovative treatments for infectious diseases through stem cells as well as new methods of chemotherapy for severe cancers.
    награда клиники According to the Korea Management Consulting Association (2007-2019), Asan has been the most respected and sought after hospital in Korea for 13 consecutive years.  
    награда клиникиAccording to Korea's National Transplant Center, in 2012, the hospital became a leader in the success and number of organ transplants such as liver, kidney, pancreas and heart. They perform 50% of all heart transplants in South Korea. The success rate of organ transplantation in the hospital is above 90%.
    награда клиники From 2008 to 2011, they were top-rated worldwise in terms of customer satisfaction (data from the Japan Management and Consulting Association).
    награда клиникиThe clinic won the Grand Prix in the category "Socially Responsible Business" at the Global Standard Management Awards.

Features of the Clinic


    The Department of Oncology is the largest in the clinic. On its base there are Centers for the treatment of breast cancer, lung cancer and an interdisciplinary center for the treatment of prostate cancer. In the breast cancer treatment department, 70% of tumor removal procedures are carried out with preservation of the organ. If the breast can not be saved, doctors do reconstructive surgery.

    For the treatment of lung cancer, doctors use surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy. These methods combine depending on the nature and stage of the tumor. A competent system of postoperative care is organized in the oncology department. This approach reduces the likelihood of complications and helps patients recover faster.


    The Department of Gastroenterology specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic gastrointestinal diseases. Laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries are performed to treat the stomach, intestines and pancreas.

    In the department the largest department for the treatment of Crohn's disease operates. 50% of the cases are treated with sparing laparoscopic surgery. After it, the person recovers within a week.


Asan's Aortic Disease Center uses modern methods to treat aortic pathologies such as aneurysms, dissection and stenosis. In addition to traditional operational treatments, minimally invasive surgical procedures implemented here.

With the opening of a hybrid operational room in Asan Hospital, it became possible to perform both traditional and percutaneous surgeries in a single intervention. This ensures a higher success rate for the operation and also reduces the risk of complications.

A laboratory of vascular diseases offers various methods of non-invasive testing of the cardiovascular system that allow accurate and quick identication of the slightest heart dysfunctions.



hospital room in asan medical center south korea

Aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries are performed at the plastic surgery center, using methods of injection cosmetology and laser technology.

Asan Medical Center surgeons specialize in complex reconstructive procedures. They correct congenital and acquired defects of the skull, facial bones, neck.

Patients often choose Asan Medical Center for rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty, breast augmentation. For the correction of the breast shape in the clinic, use certified implants or the patient's own tissue.

The Center for Aesthetic Plastics performs procedures using laser. Aesthetic medicine department us modern devices such as 3D-laser, CO2-laser, Starlux installation. They are used for the treatment of vascular anomalies, correction of age spots, facial and body rejuvenation.


Seoul Asan Hospital strives to provide effective and safe treatment for every patient. In 2007, the medical center installed the Da Vinci robot, a state-of-the-art medical equipment for minimally invasive interventions. Robotic surgery caught on quite quickly. In the Asan Clinic, the largest number of robotic operations in recent years has been recorded.

In 2016, about nine years after the Da Vinci robot was invented, the company performed 8,000 robotic surgeries. Currently, Asan Medical Center operates three large da Vinci robots. These units are used in urology, treatment of breast, prostate, colon cancer, as well as endocrine surgery, liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery, hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery, pediatric surgery, otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology.


Consultation with a specialistfrom $80
MRIfrom $700
PET-CTfrom $1,500
CTfrom $680
Endoscopic ultrasonographyfrom $2,800
Biopsy with bronchoscopyfrom $1,800
Laboratory testfrom $350
Check-up for menfrom $1,600
Check-up for womenfrom $1,700
Premium Check-upfrom $3,000
Oncological check-upfrom 2,500
Hip replacementfrom $14,000
Coronary artery bypass graft surgeryfrom $15,000
Transurethral prostatic resectionfrom $5,350
Stomach balloon surgeryfrom $11,000
Gastrectomyfrom $14,000
Brain tumor surgeryfrom $19,500
Mastectomyfrom $10,000
Mammoplastyfrom $14,000
Cochlear implant surgeryfrom $19,000
Knee replacementfrom $16,000
Gastrectomyfrom $15,000
Testimonials (2)
Average clinic rating
Lee Chun Hwa
Patient Verified
  • 5

The best hospital for an organ transplant. I have had my liver transplanted there recently. The best surgeons. The nurses are very kind.
Also, unexpected benefit – I was on the top floor, and the view from there was really be... Read more

Korea, Seoul, January 28, 2020
Hyuk Joon Kwon
41 years
Patient Verified
  • 4

This is the hospital where you can find some of the best medical staff in Korea! In other hospitals, you will be prescribed unnecessary tests or treatments, but not here! They also prescribe self-healing natural drugs that are much healt... Read more

Korea, Seoul, November 10, 2019


Accreditation of the Ministry of Health of South Korea


Professor Koh Kyung Suk
Pr. Dr. Koh Kyung Suk
Plastic Surgery
Jee-Ho Lee
Dr. Jee-Ho Lee
Dr. Duk-Hyun Kang
Dr. Yoon-Koo Kang
Leading plastic surgeon of Asan hospital. Specializes in complex facial pathologies. Performs cleft lip reconstruction, palatoschisis surgery, facial bone trauma.
Specialization: plastic surgery, facial birth defects.
Pr. Dr. Koh Kyung Suk
Plastic Surgery
Leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon and dentist of the Asan Medical Center. Works with oral oncologies and fractures. Performs reconstructive surgeries and implant installations. Graduated from Seul Medical University.
Specialization: Oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Jee-Ho Lee
Dr. Duk-Hyun Kang is a specialist at the Asan Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases. The doctor specializes in the treatment of coronary heart disease, pathology of the heart valves and coronary arteries.
Specialization: Cardiology, cardiac surgery.
Dr. Duk-Hyun Kang
Dr. Yun-koo Kang is an oncologist specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors. The doctor conducts surgical treatment, chemotherapy, uses targeted and immunotherapy drugs. The doctor studied at the Medical University of Seoul and trained at the National Cancer Institute of the United States.
Specialization: Treatment of gastric cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal sarcoma
Dr. Yoon-Koo Kang
Location of the Clinic
88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Pungnap 2 (i) -dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

   Asan Medical Center is approximately 1.5 hours drive from Incheon Airport. You can get to the hospital by taxi or public transport. When traveling on your own from Incheon airport, you can get there using the subway, one of the stations is located directly at the airport. You will need to go to the Jamsilnaru Station, which is the closest to the hospital. A shuttle-bus is located at the exit number 1 of the metro station, which takes you directly to the main entrance of the hospital. Shuttle bus runs on weekdays with an interval of every 10 minutes. The international department is located on the 4th floor of a new building.

   Near the clinic there is a shore, where you can walk in your free time, as well as a large Olympic Park.


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