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Korea University Anam Hospital

Korea University Anam Hospital

Korea, Seoul

Clinic Review

Medical care in KoreaKorea University Anam Hospital is a leading multispecialty public health facility that was opened in 1983. It is the perfect model of 21st century medicine.

Modern equipment, developed infrastructure, innovative methods of treating patients and highly qualified staff are the key factors that enabled Anam Hospital twice (in 2009 and 2012) to successfully pass accreditation by the Joint Commission International and receive a certificate in the field of clinical studies FERCAP.

Anam Clinic is part of the Korea University Medical Center, and annually it receives about 1.5 million patients from all over the world for treatment. It was included in the top ten Korean medical institutions that have the right to engage in research activities.

Therefore, this center is one of the best not only in the field of treatment, but also in the development of new medical technologies and in methods for treating various diseases.

In 2011, Anam Hospital won the “Patient Choice” nomination and received the Award from the Ministry of Health and Social Security of Korea for the high quality of the services provided.

The hospital is equipped with the latest generation medical equipment. Anam specialists have at their disposal: Linear accelerators, PET-CT scan, TomoTherapy device, L'DISQ spine treatment system, 3.O Tesla MRI installation, Halcyon 2.0, TABS all-laboratory automated system, Da Vinci robot-simulator for medical staff training, and also the latest generation of the robotic system Da Vinci and other equipment.

Over the years, Anam has become a world-class, state-of-the-art medical center. It employs over 2,000 professionals, of which 605 are doctors and 850 nurses. The main values of this clinic are:

  • Prioritizing patient’s interests;
  • Education of international staff;
  • Social responsibility;
  • Development of research base;
  • Partnership and communication.

The Anam Clinic at the University of Korea includes 36 departments and 25 specialized centers (Emergency Center, Sleep Center, Cancer Treatment Center, Sports Medicine Center, Gastroenterology Center, Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Internal Organ Transplant Center, Diagnostic Center, Day Surgery Center , Center for the Treatment of Environmental Diseases, Center for Pulmonology etc.). It can accommodate about 1,000 patients, the services to them include both standard, double, single room and also VIP rooms equipped with everything necessary for comfortable stay. The hospital has a cafe, a hairdresser, an ATM, a grocery store, a computer room, a photo studio, and two dining rooms that serve Korean and European cuisine..

Features of the Clinic

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

International department of Anam medical centerOn the basis of Anam Hospital is an International Medical Center for Support of Foreign Patients is functioning which was opened in 2009.

Multilingual coordinators work here. They help in solving various organizational issues related to the accommodation and treatment at Anam Hospital.

If necessary, translation services are provided. For prompt and high-quality care for patients coming from other countries, the International Medical Center has created a special medical commission, which consists of leading specialists from the Anam hospital.

Specialized package services for examination of foreign patients also operate here. It is important as such diagnostic programs allows them to quickly and accurately conduct full examination of the body.

The Korean Ministry of Health in accordance with the national program to attract medical tourists identified the main areas of the Anam clinic. These include: robotic surgery (in particular, treatment of thyroid cancer and colon cancer using a Da Vinci robot), transplantology, plastic surgery (and in particular, auricular correction and rhinoplasty), oncology, and cardiology.

DIAGNOSTIC CENTER

The Center for Comprehensive Diagnostics, which operates on the basis of the Anam clinic is one of the best in the country. For foreign patients, personalized and comprehensive screening programs of the body (Standard, Standard plus, Noble, Premium, VIP, Cancer specific and Brain specific) are provided, allowing them to quickly identify various pathologies and prescribe correct treatment. The standard screening program offered by the Anam Diagnostic Center includes procedures such as:

  • A physical checkup;
  • Blood pressure measurement;
  • Examination of sight and hearing;
  • Anthropometry (measurement of basic physical indicators of a person);
  • ECG (heart electrocardiogram);
  • Chest x-ray (fluorography);
  • Abdominal ultrasound;
  • Gastroscopy (examination of the walls of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum);
  • Gynecological examination (for women);
  • Lab tests.

PET CT in KoreaThe standard plus program, in addition to the above examinations, also includes gastroscopy with dating, measurement of bone density and ultrasound of the carotid artery. Colonoscopy and chest CT are added to the Noble program.

Premium and VIP programs include Standard procedures, thyroid, colonoscopy, brain MRI & A, abdominal CT, PET-CT (oncological examination), chest CT and MRI of the brain and spine.

For foreign patients of the Anam Korea clinic, there is a special One-stop high pass program, which implies the fastest possible passing of diagnostic procedures and obtaining results within 3 days. It is also possible to get diagnostic programs depending on the age and preferences of the patient. After the examination, consultations with the needed specialists are prescribed.

The Anam Clinic Diagnostic Center has the latest MRI 3.0 Tesla model, today it is the best engineered MRI equipment, which helps to reduce anxiety in claustrophobic patients and children. It is important to mention that the early version of this device had its limitations and was sensitive to the breathing or movement of the patient’s organs while 3.0T MRI has no such disadvantages. It allows them to receive high-resolution images, especially when examining children and the elderly, seriously ill people or patients who have difficulty controlling breathing. In addition, the noise generated during the diagnosis, is significantly reduced, which provides a comfortable environment for the examination of the patient.

GASTROENTEROLOGY CENTER

The Korea University Anam Clinic gastroenterology center is considered the leader in the treatment of diseases of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Here they successfully deal with gastrointestinal cancer, Crohn's disease, gastric and duodenal ulcers, inflammation of the gallbladder, polycystic pancreatic disease, esophageal varices, hepatic cirrhosis, hepatitis, etc.

The gastroenterology center holds a patent for a continuous endoscopic suture apparatus, and is the leader in performing NOTES operations. For effective treatment of cancer of the biliary tract and gastrointestinal tract, a special system of interaction for doctors of different departments (radiology, telemedicine, robotic surgery, etc.) has been created here. The leading specialists at the Anam hospital Gastroenterology Center at the University of Korea are:

  • Dr. Jeen Yoon Tae - specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract and inflammatory bowel diseases;
  • Dr. Kim Seung-han - treats cancer of the stomach, colon and intestinal inflammation;
  • Dr. Lee Jae-min - conducts treatment of benign tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as cancer of the stomach and colon.

BREAST DISEASES TREATMENT CENTER

Tomotherapy in Seoul The Breast Treatment Center was opened in spring 2008. The latest models of mammography, devices for ultrasound, 3.0T MRI, PET-CT, linear accelerators and the Da Vinci Xi robotic system are placed here.

This equipment provides the qualitative diagnosis and treatment of various diseases of the breast and in particular cancer.

The world-famous Dr. Ba Chong Won works at the Center. He is the head of this institution, and treats patients with the help of modern techniques, the effectiveness of which is recognized worldwide. The Center practices the system of general diagnostics and the prescription of a therapy course (one stop service), making it possible to detect a malignant neoplasm of the breast in the shortest possible time and begin therapy. In most cases, the removal of the tumor is carried out in a minimally invasive way, providing a chance to save the body and significantly reduce the recovery period of the body.

Modern methods are used for the prophylactic and prevention of breast cancer, as well as the rehabilitation of women who have had breast cancer. Group therapy is provided for patients who support each other, share pain and give hope for the best. The Breast Cancer Patient Committee (Goyuhwe) is created here.

CARDIOLOGY CENTER

The Arrhythmia Center,operates at the Anam Hospital which was opened in 1994. About 1,000 operations are performed here every year to successfully eliminate cardiovascular pathologies. Particular attention is paid to surgical interventions aimed at the treatment of atrial fibrillation. It is important that for the first time in Asia, these operations were carried out in this very Center. The leading experts of Korea in the field of cardiac surgery, cardiology and vascular surgery work here. They are constantly undergoing trainings and improve their skills in the best medical centers of the world. This makes it possible to introduce new methods of treatment and achieve high performance in the fight, even with the most serious cardiovascular diseases. The main achievement of the Cardiological Center is that:

  • The specialists of this institution performed about 300 operations to eliminate atrial fibrillation, which is considered one of the most difficult to treat;
  • For the first time in the world, the cardiological center applied the “mixed approach to the treatment of the endocardium and the epicardium,” which made it possible to increase the effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation in treating a patient with atrial fibrillation;
  • The center occupies a leading position among all clinics in Korea in terms of the number of performed cardiovascular angioplasty, angiography and radiofrequency catheter ablation procedures for the treatment of atrial fibrillation;
  • At the Cardiology Center Anam, no patients died during surgical procedures;
  • Specialists of the Cardiological Center for the first time in the world successfully performed transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) in a patient who had a severe form of heart failure.

ROBOTIC SURGERY CENTER

Robotic surgery in Korea in Anam hospital

This center was opened in 2007. The latest model of the robotic surgery Da vinci Xi, which is used to perform more complex operations than with existing robotic systems. The arm of the robot is 5 cm longer and 6 cm thinner than the previous version. To provide a wider surgical site, the movable angle of the robot surgeon is increased from 149 to 177 degrees.

Da Vinci Xi can perform the most complex operations (for example, remove the smallest cancerous tissue) much more precisely than hands of a person. Compared with traditional laparotomic methods, the use of a robotic system makes it possible to significantly reduce the manifestations of pain, bleeding, scarring and the risk of infection. Such treatment contributes to the rapid postoperative recovery of the patient.

The Anam Clinic's Center for Robotic Surgery uses the Da Vinci system for the surgical treatment of various diseases of the kidneys, urinary system, prostate, malignant tumors of the large intestine, rectum, gynecological pathologies, etc.

CANCER CENTER AT ANAM HOSPITAL

Radiotherapy in KoreaThe Oncological Center operates at the Korea University Anam Hospital. It is among the best specialized medical institutions in the country.The leading oncologists of Korea work here, who apply modern methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer in their work.

The hospital is equipped with the latest technology that allows them to successfully treat various types of cancer. Cancer Center in Anam Medical Center korea for the first time in Asia, has launched a system for the treatment of cancer Halcyon 2.0. This setup is able to form CBCT images in 15 seconds and immediately apply them to treatment, which helps to ensure accurate patient positioning. Treatment of cancer with Halcyon 2.0 makes it possible to reduce the time of therapy, prevent radiation leakage, and reduce damage to healthy tissue during radiation.

The latest generation collimator Halcyon 2.0 operates twice as fast as its predecessor. The speed of the device is 4 times more, so you can get a CBCT image 4 times faster. Therapy of cancer using the Halcyon 2.0 system is carried out according to the principle of three-dimensional measurement, under visual control. This equipment has a monoenergy of 6 MW (the maximum radiation rate per minute is up to 800MU monitor unit), which makes innovative radiotherapy of the most complex types of cancer in the shortest possible time.

In the Anam Cancer Center, Lineac VitalBeam is also used - an ultramodern device for treating malignant neoplasms, tracks and removes cancer cells with the help of three-dimensional stereoscopic images. This model of a linear accelerator is an improved version, which, compared to the previous one, conducts therapy in 5 minutes instead of 10-20 minutes,. At the same time, cancer cells in moving organs are eliminated by accurate irradiation by only 25% of the 100% X-ray doses used to treat oncology with earlier accelerator models. Over the years, the Anam Cancer Center clinic has achieved high quality results in the treatment of various types of cancer. Following facts confirm this:

  • The 5-year survival rate of Anam hospital patients suffering from breast cancer of the 3rd stage is over 87%, and that of the 4th stage is more than 67%, which exceeds the average survival rate throughout the country by 12% and 30% respectively.
  • In 2012, for the first time in South Korea, the Cancer Center's specialists performed a reconstructive breast surgery with the help of the da Vinci robotic system, which provides more complete surgical procedure and hiding post operative scars.
  • Anam Clinic ranks first in Asia in terms of the number of robotic surgical interventions for removing bladder cancer.
  • In the Anam Cancer Center, seamless surgeries of increased complexity are performed to remove thyroid malignant tumors.

ORTHOPEDICS ANS TRAUMATOLOGY CENTER AT ANAM HOSPITAL

Seoul hospitals imageDoctors of the Korea University Anam Hospital annually conduct more than 3,000 surgical interventions to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

On the basis of this institution operates the world-famous Center for Sports Medicine. It provides preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation for patients suffering from orthopedic diseases.

A personalized approach, the use of innovative therapeutic techniques and the professionalism of the doctors at Anam Hospital create the most favorable conditions for the prompt elimination of defects and pathologies of the musculoskeletal system. Here, non-surgical treatment of diseases of the spine is carried out using various injections.

Anam Clinic is a leader in the development and application of new pharmaceuticals in the treatment of osteoporosis. This medical center attracts patients from all over the world because there is the lowest level of postoperative infection after knee and hip joints replacement. It is important that for prosthetics of the knee joint and for conducting proximal osteotomy of the tibial bone doctors in Anam use computer navigation devices as well as introduce the principles of minimal blood loss and bloodless medicine.

In Anam, more than 100 operations of cruciate ligament reconstruction and treatment of injuries of the rotator cuff are performed annually. Non-surgical treatment of various hand injuries, including injection therapy, shock therapy and physical therapy, functional reconstruction of the upper and lower extremities with damage to the peripheral nerves, is practiced here. Anam Medical Center in Korea is a leader in conducting minimally invasive arthroscopic operations using modern models of arthroscopic systems.

ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION AT KOREA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Orthopedics in Anam medical centerThe Anam Clinic Organ Transplant Center is considered one of the best in the country.

About 60% of foreign patients who come to Korea for organ transplants are operated on at this clinic.

In 2013, the hospital ranked first in the world in terms of the survival rate of patients undergoing kidney transplantation, as well as second place in terms of the survival rate of patients who underwent liver transplantation. At the same time, more than 66% of foreigners who travel to Korea for kidney transplants are clients of this hospital.

Specialists of the Anam Organ Transplant Center conduct complex types of organ transplants, even with the incompatibility of the donor and recipient in the blood group. Here simultaneous transplantation of two organs is possible. In the Korean Transplant Center Anam, a liver transplant is done, even if there is more than 30% fat on the organ of the donor (usually in such case a liver is not taken for transplantation).

The doctors of the clinic have developed a special technique that allows reducing the amount of fat on the donor liver and successfully transplanting it to the recipient. Due to careful preparation for surgical intervention and prevention of rejection of donor organs, at the Center for Transplantology the annual survival of patients is about 94%.

COST OF TREATMENT AT ANAM MEDICAL CENTER IN KOREA

The price of treatment at the Anam Clinic at the University of Korea is 20-30% lower than in similar hospitals in the United States of America, Great Britain and Switzerland. The estimated cost of some medical services at Anam Hospital is as follows:

  • MRI - from $ 1,120
  • CT - from $ 265;
  • Colonoscopy - from $ 150;
  • Sonogram - from $ 102;
  • PET-CT - $ 1.633;
  • Robotic surgery (hysterectomy + junction) in the treatment of fibroids - from $ 22.065;
  • Coronary angiogram - from $ 2,207;
  • Radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of atrial fibrillation - from $ 26,478;
  • Laparoscopic ovariectomy - from $ 8,826;
  • Thyroidectomy - from $ 7,944;
  • Robotic thyroidectomy - from $ 13,239;
  • Robotic surgery (resection for colon cancer) - from $ 22,948;
  • Insertion of PCI stent for coronary heart disease - from $ 15,004;
Certificates:
Joint Commission International
Joint Commission International

Doctors

Professor Kim Hung yub photo
Professor Kim Hoon-yub
Surgery
Experience:
more than 25 years
Professor Kim Son Hahn photo
Professor Kim Seon-hahn
Oncology
Experience:
more than 25 years
Prof Kim Yong Hung photo
Prof. Kim Young-hoon
Experience:
more than 30 years
Professor Kang Sok Ho photo
Prof. Kang Seok Ho
Oncology
Experience:
more than 20 years
Professor Jong Ung Kyo photo
Professor Jeong Woong-kyo
Orthopedics and traumatology
Experience:
more than 28 years
Prof Jong Sung Pil photo
Prof. Jung Seung Pil
Oncology
Experience:
more than 27 years
Professor Jong Gwang Yun photo
Professor Jung Kwang Yoon
Oncology
Experience:
more than 30 years
Professor
He developed and successfully conducts transoral periosteal thyroidectomy, after which patients do not have post operative scars. Professor is the leader in neuromonitoring in Korea, which is necessary during the operation to save voice after the operation. He became the first Korean member of the International Society of Neuromonitoring, who was tasked with conducting research together with world-famous scientists. Scientific works of the professor were published in well-known journals such as Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy. Kim Hong Yob ranks first in the safe operation of the thyroid gland, after which postoperative consequences such as: voice change due to paralysis of the vocal cords, hypocalcemia occurs less than 1% of all cases.
Specialization of the doctor: Surgery.
Professor Kim Hung yub photo
Professor Kim Hoon-yub
Experience: more than 25 years
Surgery
Professor
Korea's leading specialist in the treatment of colorectal cancer. Professor Kim Seon Hahn is a world-renowned specialist who has developed a robotic surgical method for the removal of colorectal cancer. Intuitive Surgical, the developer of the Da Vinci robot-surgeon, distributor and training organization, recognized this method as a global standard and included it in the Guide, spreading it around the world. World-class medical institutions such as the Mayo Clinic (USA), the Cleveland Clinic (USA), and the University of Karolinska (Sweden) invited professor to give lectures. The Singapore National Medical Institute invited the professor to work part-time. Thus, this robotic surgical method of operation began to spread throughout the world.
Specialization of the doctor: Colorectal cancer
Professor Kim Son Hahn photo
Professor Kim Seon-hahn
Experience: more than 25 years
Oncology
Prof.
Leading specialist in the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system. He received the Young Researcher Award of the American Heart Society and the American Heart Association, during a training at the Cedars-Sinai Arrhythmia Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (USA). Having extensive experience in conducting surgical procedures, patients with various conditions, the number of which exceeds 3600 cases. In his professional practice there was not a single death. In addition, about 140 scientific theses were presented in the International Scientific Citation Index (SCI) written by the doctor. He is recognized as a global medical scientist in the field of arrhythmia treatment. In 2008, Professor Kim developed a method for treating patients with recurrent atrial fibrillation or excessively thickened cardiac muscle, in which not only the endocardium was damaged, but also the outer side of the heart. In 2011, he developed method for treating intractable atrial fibrillation, which consists of injecting alcohol into a blood vessel, after an MRI scan of the damaged area of the heart.
Specialization of the doctor: Heart surgery.
Prof Kim Yong Hung photo
Prof. Kim Young-hoon
Experience: more than 30 years
Prof.
Leading specialist in conducting ultra-modern minimally invasive cryosurgery for cancer of the kidney and prostate gland. He was the first in Asia to perform robotic radical cystectomy and internal urine diversion, using a robotic method at all stages of the operation. Kang Seok-ho was recognized at an international conference and was awarded the prize for the best scientific thesis "On the effectiveness of cryosurgery in the treatment of kidney cancer."
Specialization of the doctor: Cancer of urinary system and male genital organs.
Professor Kang Sok Ho photo
Prof. Kang Seok Ho
Experience: more than 20 years
Oncology
Professor
Leading specialist in orthopedics and traumatology. Professor not only performs surgical treatment of various degenerative lesions of the shoulder, elbow, diagnostics of sports injuries, but also practices non-surgical methods of treating pathologies of the musculoskeletal system, in collaboration with the center of sports medicine, where he reads a systematic course of rehabilitation and physical therapy. He also does ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system and accurate injection therapy.
Specialization of the doctor: Sports medicine, orthopedics and traumatology.
Professor Jong Ung Kyo photo
Professor Jeong Woong-kyo
Experience: more than 28 years
Orthopedics and traumatology
Prof.
Specializes in the treatment of breast diseases, in particular breast cancer in young women and hereditary breast oncology. Professor Jung conducts molecular biological studies of breast cancer and other studies on the suppression of the progression and metastasis of this disease. More than 50 doctor’s research papers have been published in SCI (scientific citation index) journals in Korea and abroad. At the International Symposium on Breast Cancer 2018 in Taiwan, the professor was awarded the Great Paper Award.
Specialization of the doctor: Breast cancer.
Prof Jong Sung Pil photo
Prof. Jung Seung Pil
Experience: more than 27 years
Oncology
Professor
Top specialist in the field of modern robotic and endoscopic surgery. He is a member of the organizing council of the Asia-Pacific Thyroid Society, and is chairman of the Korean Society of Surgeons for the treatment of diseases of the thyroid, neck and head. Professor has experience in conducting several thousand operations on the thyroid gland and in removing head & neck cancer. Among the members of the scientific community, the professor has the most experience in conducting an operation on the thyroid gland with a cut in the armpit and the auricle, and is recognized as a highly qualified specialist.
Specialization of the doctor: Thyroid cancer.
Professor Jong Gwang Yun photo
Professor Jung Kwang Yoon
Experience: more than 30 years
Oncology
Location of the Clinic
73, Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-705, Korea

Clinic Korea University Anam Hospital is located in the capital of Korea - Seoul. You can get to it from Incheon International Airport using personal or public transport: by bus number 6110, 2115 and by metro (6th Anam station). Holiday Inn, Walkerhill and Shilla hotels, Benares Indian Restaurant, Starbucks Cafe and Dongdaemun-gu Social Assistance Center are not far from the Anam Hospital.

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