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Seoul Surgical Hospital, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity Surgery, South Korea


Please note that this clinic might not be operational. We have made several unsuccessful attempts to contact them via email and phone. Therefore we have taken the decision to stop our partnership with this medical facility until further notice.


Welcome to Seoul Surgical Hospital


Seoul Surgical Hospital specializes in the weight reduction procedure for morbid obesity especially Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery. Currently, the most popular weight reduction surgery around the world, the gastric band surgery has the lowest complication rate of the weight loss surgeries and is safer and simpler than gastric bypass surgery. The procedure involves a short hospital stay, which may be as brief as a single day.

Hospital Director, Dr. Sehoon KANG is a well-known pioneer and the leading bariatric surgeon in Korea. He received medical training from Seoul National University Hospital with additional advanced-level training courses completed in the U.S., France and Australia. He has performed over 3,000 cases of laparoscopic surgery and over 700 cases of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery.

Dr. KANG takes personal responsibility for the care of each patient through individual counseling before and after surgery in order to guarantee the most successful outcome of weight reduction.

Other surgeries that Dr. KANG performs include gastric balloon, gastric sleeve, liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation & reduction, body lift and other cosmetic surgeries. He also does physical examinations, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

In addition, we have 17 well-experienced medical doctors from various fields and other medical team. They collaborate together and provide a high quality medical service for our clients.

Obesity Surgery, Seoul Surgical Hospital

Moreover, Seoul Surgical Hospital aims to provide accurate health screening, follow-up care, and treatment in order to prevent diseases, and also to support a better life. The excellent staff has many years of experience and know-how in diverse areas. Seoul Surgical Hospital has a ONE-STOP system, where we offer many services you may need. Special medical services, such as gastric-band surgery, breast/thyroid treatment, knee joint surgery, women’s surgery and health checkup are also available.  

Seoul Surgical Hospital Services

  • Bariatric Surgery Center
  • Plastic Surgery Center
  • Medical Check-up Center 

We have a state-of-the-art aseptic surgery center, endoscopy center, a comfortable 100 beds inpatient facility, the newest CT and MRI, and ultrasound equipment. Also, all of our medical records and imaging data are digitalized.

We have been doing continuous academic and research activities to lead advanced medical culture. We want to be a leader not only in Korea but also worldwide in the field of health check-up and minimally invasive surgery. We always greet patients with open arms, and will do our best to provide high quality health care services.

Bariatric Surgery South Korea

Seoul Surgical Hospital offers a full-service, "All Inclusive" package, including:

  • All Consultations
  • Pre-Lab Work and Testing
  • Surgery
  • Hospital Stay with 3 Meals per Day
  • Diet and Nutritional Plan
  • Medical and Staff Support Service
  • EKG / Cardiologist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Medications
  • 24-hour Nurse Care
  • On-site Personal Care Manager
  • Follow-up Appointments


Details

Seoul Surgical Hospital, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity Surgery, South Korea


From examination to surgery and aftercare,

we are here to take care of you!


Seoul Surgical Hospital specializes in the weight reduction procedure for morbid obesity especially LaparoscopicAdjustable Gastric Banding surgery. Currently, the most popular weight reduction surgery around the world, the gastric band surgery has the lowest complication rate of the weight loss surgeries and is safer and simpler than gastric bypass surgery. The procedure involves a short hospital stay, which may be as brief as a single day.

Hospital Director, Dr. Sehoon KANG is a well-known pioneer and the leading bariatric surgeon in Korea. He received medical training from Seoul National University Hospital with additional advanced-level training courses completed in the U.S., France and Australia. He has performed over 3,000 cases of laparoscopic surgery and over 700 cases of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding surgery.

Dr. KANG takes personal responsibility for the care of each patient through individual counseling before and after surgery in order to guarantee the most successful outcome of weight reduction.

Other surgeries that Dr. KANG performs include gastric balloon, gastric sleeve, liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast augmentation & reduction, body lift and other cosmetic surgeries. He also does physical examinations, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

In addition, we have 17 well-experienced medical doctors from various fields and other medical team. They collaborate together and provide a high quality medical service for our clients.

Obesity Surgery, Seoul Surgical Hospital

Moreover, Seoul Surgical Hospital aims to provide accurate health screening, follow-up care, and treatment in order to prevent diseases, and also to support a better life. The excellent staff has many years of experience and know-how in diverse areas. Seoul Surgical Hospital has a ONE-STOP system, where we offer many services you may need. Special medical services, such as gastric-band surgery, breast/thyroid treatment, knee joint surgery, women’s surgery, and health checkup are also available.

Seoul Surgical Hospital Services

  • Bariatric Surgery Center
  • Plastic Surgery Center
  • Medical Check-up Center 
  • Women’s Health Care Center
  • Knee Joint Center
  • Breast and Thyroid Center
  • Endoscopy Center 
  • Neurology Center
  • Chiropractic center

We have a state-of-the-art aseptic surgery center, endoscopy center, a comfortable 100 beds inpatient facility, the newest CT and MRI, and ultrasound equipment. Also, all of our medical records and imaging data are digitalized.

We have been doing continuous academic and research activities to lead advanced medical culture. We want to be a leader not only in Korea but also worldwide in the field of health check-up and minimally invasive surgery. We always greet patients with open arms, and will do our best to provide high quality health care services.

Weight Loss Surgery, Medical Tourism, Seoul Surgical Hospital

Seoul Surgical Hospital offers a full-service, "All Inclusive" package, including:

  • All Consultations
  • Pre-Lab Work and Testing
  • Surgery
  • Hospital Stay with 3 Meals per Day
  • Diet and Nutritional Plan
  • Medical and Staff Support Service
  • EKG / Cardiologist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Medications
  • 24-hour Nurse Care
  • On-site Personal Care Manager
  • Follow-up Appointments


Treatments

Seoul Surgical Hospital, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity Surgery, South Korea


Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB)Laparoscopic Gastric Band South Korea

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a safe and reliable (FDA approved in 2001) worldwide surgical procedure for people who have Body Mass Index above 40, or those who are 100 pounds or more over their estimated ideal weight LAGB ultimately restricts the size of the stomach and the amount of food it can hold. The placement of the Gastric Band creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach and the pouch holds about 1/2 cup of food while the typical stomach holds 6 cups of food. The pouch fills with food quickly, and the Gastric Band slows the passage of food from the pouch to the lower part of the stomach. As the upper part of stomach is recognized as full, the message to the brain is that the entire stomach is full, and this sensation helps you to be hungry less often, feel full more quickly and for a longer period of time, eat less, and lose weight over time.

Gastric BalloonGastric Balloon South Korea

Gastric Balloon is a non-surgical procedure available for weight loss. The intragastric balloon is designed to provide short–term weight loss therapy. A soft, expandable, silicone balloon is placed inside the stomach via endoscopy that enters through the mouth. Once inserted into the stomach, the empty balloon is filled with sterile saline, occupying a large part of the stomach, creating a feeling of fullness. The placement of the intragastric balloon takes approximately 20 minutes and is performed by a team of qualified gastroenterologists. Because the balloon can be inserted and removed under local anesthesia in a day clinic and does not involve surgery, it is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure. The patient will be able to leave the hospital after two hours.


Gastric Sleeve SurgeryGastric Sleeve South Korea

The Gastric sleeve surgery is performed on extremely obese patients, with a BMI of 40 or more, where the risk of performing a gastric bypass or duodenal switch procedure may be too large. A two-stage procedure is performed: the first is a gastric sleeve, and the second is a conversion into a gastric bypass or duodenal switch. Patients usually lose a large quantity of their excess weight after the first gastric sleeve procedure alone, but if weight loss ceases, the second step is necessary.

For patients who are obese but not extremely obese, gastric sleeve alone is a suitable operation with minimum risks. The gastric sleeve surgery currently is acceptable weight loss surgery option for obese patients as a single procedure.

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tuck South Korea

The tummy tuck surgery is also known as an abdominoplasty. This is a cosmetic surgery in which the abdomen is reworked to give it a firm shape, especially after a massive weight loss or childbirth. When these things happen, there is a possibility of the belly skin sagging. The mass beneath the skin reduces after these processes, but the skin is unable to come back to its original position. Bringing it back to its original firm shape is what tummy tuck accomplishes.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that enlarges the breast and allows for a more proportioned appearance. The procedure includes the use of breast implants inserted into the breast to give a larger and fuller silhouette. Most patients are extremely happy with breast augmentation. There is a certain amount of increased self-esteem and self-confidence which may result.


Breast Reduction

Breast reduction means a surgical reduction of breast size in order to reduce the weight of the breasts and relieve symptoms from unusually large, pendulous breasts. The weight of very large breasts can cause back strain and discomfort and you may consider a breast reduction. Very large breasts may interfere with the ability to exercise.

Body Lift South Korea


Body Lift Surgery

When the weight is lost, the skin remains behind. Since the human skin is not quite elastic, it does not come back to its original taut shape, it keeps sagging from various parts of the body. In general, a body lift aims to improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. It is typically performed after massive weight loss, including that which occurs after bariatric surgery. The body lift procedure may also be performed to offset the physical effects of aging and childbearing. With an eye for aesthetic contouring of the abdomen, arms, thighs, buttocks and back, the surgeon removes excess skin to tighten and flatten these areas. The end result is a body that is not only dramatically thinner; it is smoother and has a pleasing, natural-looking shape. A body lift is performed either under general or local anesthesia and we ask patients to plan on an overnight hospital stay.


Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. When a person struggles to get rid of fat deposits in certain areas of their body, no matter how hard they try, it can be quite frustrating. Liposuction is one way to finally eliminate that fat and attain the body that you want. The area the most commonly treated includes the hips, abdomen, thighs and buttocks and face. For women, the love handles are most often targeted. Liposuction does not remove cellulite, only fat.


Qualifications

Seoul Surgical Hospital, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity Surgery, South Korea


M.D. KANG, Sehoon
 The Director of the Hospital
 General surgery center
 Morbid obesity center especially specialize in LAGB

 Training
 2009.11. Accomplished AMI Gastric Band Course in Austria
 2008.9. Accomplished Gastric Band Surgery Course at Monash University in Australia
 2006~7. Accomplished Laparoscopic procedure at Louis Pasteur University in France

 Academic Activities
 Lifelong Member of Korean Surgical Society
 Academic Member of Korean Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
 President of Obesity and Gastric Band Research
 Member of The Korean Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons

M.D. Jisook YOO
 Internal medicine
 Heart, lung, endocrine diseases

Bariatric Surgeon, Bariatric Physician

LAPAROSCOPIC ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND (LAGB) SURGERY TEAM

Bariatric Surgeon
Our Bariatric Surgeon Dr. KANG is the head of the LAGB Team, and he trained in LAGB and Upper GI in Australia. Since his return to Korea in 2007, he has performed over 700 LAGB surgeries representing the second largest personal series in East Asia.

Bariatric Anesthesiologist
Normally, bariatric surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and the anesthesiologist is responsible for delivering the general anesthesia safely to patients.

Bariatric Dietitian
The dietician takes an important part of the LAGB team and will see the patients before and after the surgery. Pre-operatively, the dietician explains what to expect and how they will feel.

Post-operatively, the dietician will help the patient in the early liquid phase through to the semi-solid phase of eating and teach them the golden rules of a proper nutrition. Dietary counseling following the bariatric surgery is a highly specialized field.

Bariatric Psychologist
The bariatric psychologist is specifically trained to assess and treat individuals who are coping with obesity and had weight loss surgery. The psychologist will assess the patient before surgery and help them cope with the idea of the surgery. After surgery the psychologist will help the patient to adjust to the changes of their lifestyle due to the surgery.

Bariatric Physician
Exercise after bariatric surgery is critical for effective weight loss. Exercise is a safe and effective way of maintaining lean body mass, which maintains metabolism and will facilitate healthy weight loss. Exercise also shortens recovery time for bariatric surgery patients and reduces the risk of postsurgical complications. In addition, physical activity improves mood and reduces stress. Therefore, the patients should work toward 30 minutes of continuous exercise three to five days per week and our bariatric physician will help the patients meet these needs.


Testimonials

Seoul Surgical Hospital, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity Surgery, South Korea

To whom may concern, 

We all welcome your inquiries and thank you for your requests.

We are pleased to help you and answer your questions about bariatric surgery or any other inquiries.
 
Dr. KANG, the director of the hospital, is one of the most prominent bariatric surgeons in South Korea and has a large clientele from the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is very experienced in large areas of bariatric surgery. He is a member of several professional organizations as well as the Seoul Korean Association of Bariatric, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. He is an extremely skilled board certified bariatric surgeon and a leader in his field.

With an extensive background in bariatric surgery, Dr. KANG will be pleased to answer all of your questions about the procedures in which you are interested. Dr. KANG’s staff, the medical equipment and medical care at Seoul Surgical Hospital are recognized as among the best in the world. The surgery center is one of the most modern and advanced bariatric surgery centers in the country.

We want you to be fully informed and will give you all of the information needed to help you with your decision. Bariatric procedures are generally done the day following your initial pre-operative consultation. You may have your initial pre-surgery consultation and then surgery the following day.
 
You will be pleased to learn that our surgery center is state-of-the-art. The price quoted will always include the total costs of your surgery.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yours Sincerely,
Seoul Surgical Hospital Team

Seoul Surgical Hospital, Surgery Abroad

Review One

Making the decision to have my tummy tuck and liposuction procedures was a hard decision. I knew it was something I wanted to do because I lost 40 pounds naturally and needed to have the fatty skin removed. The reason I chose to have my surgery in the Seoul Surgical Hospital with Dr. Kang was because of the doctor and the nurse who I spoke with. Nurse Kim, Eun Young made me feel the most comfortable.

Dr. Kang and nurse Kim was very compassionate, patient and, informative. They answered every my questions openly and honesty. Because I was extremely nervous nurse Kim went out her way to schedule a time for me to talk with a current patience that just went through the same procedure. Which I had the pleasure of having a face to face discussion. She provided me with the some before picture and I saw the after in person.

The other Doctors from other hospitals that I had discussion with made me feel very uncomfortable and that`s putting it lightly. Both operations went smoothly. I had no complications and I was in zero pain. I literally was walking, talking and eating minute after the surgery. Thinking back on all of the surgery and hospital experience I have had during my life Seoul Surgical Hospital, nursing staff was far more superior and personal than I have ever had. The nursing staff assigned to me on the 5th floor was very hospitable, compassion and profession. The floor nurse manager Lee and lead nurse Park made sure I was given the VIP treatment during my entire stay at Seoul Surgical Hospital. They came in my room regularly to make sure I was as comfortable as possible and that I was not experiencing any pain or discomfort. If I could provide you with any advice it would be that you check out Seoul Surgical Hospital and visit with Dr. Kang and nurse Kim before you select any other hospital for cosmetic surgery.

Dan Butler

Review Two

When I made the decision to have the surgery, a flood of emotions have crossed “Do I really have to do this? I wonder whether I am really able to go through with it. How can a lot of people lose weight with doing sports while I cannot? ...” Having had the band for 3 months so far, it makes me feel that morbidly obese patients close to 100kg absolutely need this surgery. The band helps people lose weight but after the weight loss, it is necessary to get rid of our obsession of food and gastric band is helping me out a lot.

 When I lost weight, it was difficult to maintain the weight loss. It can be done by not only exercising, but also changing eating habits. With the gastric band, eating slowly and chewing thoroughly, I can feel my eating habits and my bodyline are changing. Furthermore, after the surgery, not only the doctor but also the dietician and the psychologist helped me a lot, so when it was hard and tiring, I could not give up. Dr. Kang the Director of Seoul Surgical Hospital- thank you for giving me a chance to enjoy my new life. I will take care of this new life and put a lot of efforts on it!!

Sunny 

Review Three

I’m a little bit fat, but I’m not severely obese! Why did I choose the gastric band?... I’m gonna be married soon so I need to be slim in my wedding dress… but this is not the only reason. A friend of mine talked to me about Seoul Surgical Hospital. At first, I just thought that I should undergo a liposuction but I’m one of those who gain weight really easily. Then, if I undergo a liposuction, I’ll regain weight fast... More! The yo-yo syndrome! That’s why I took my decision! And I chose the gastric band rather than the liposuction. I can control my food intake now, and the yo-yo syndrome that I hate so much won’t disturb me since it doesn’t exist with the band. It’s been a month since I underwent the surgery. I’m 168cm and 80kg. I already lost 7Kg!!!! I hope I’ll lose more weight before my follow-up next week! I feel so good~ I’ll be close to 60Kg soon, I’m so so happy!!! See you to the next visit~~

Melissa

Bariatric Surgery Abroad, Weight Reduction Procedures

Review Four

6 months ago, I received a breast augmentation surgery from Dr. KANG, Sehoon. I visited a lot of hospitals and have had many consultations, but I did not get enough information and satisfactory. One day, a friend of mine told me about Seoul Surgical Hospital, so I decided to receive the surgery in this hospital. And finally, it was an excellent choice!! I used to have lower self-confidence because of my small breast... but now, everybody envies my perfect body line^^. It is not only the result of the surgery is satisfactory but also the care of the hospital is very good! I was so nervous on the operating table and I was shaking, so in order to let me calm down, the nurses spoke to me continuously. It was very grateful. Dr. KANG is so kind always, so it makes me want to go to Seoul Surgical Hospital again and again!! I surely recommend Seoul Surgical Hospital to all who are interested in the same procedure. My next summer vacation, I will wear my bikini confidently and show off my new body line.

Linda

Review Five

I received a gastric band surgery 6 months ago from Dr. KANG. I’m very curious to know whether I could get this appearance or not if I didn’t meet Dr. KANG. After my wedding, I gave a birth to my daughter and quickly gained weight. I couldn’t control my appetite and as days passed by, I became bigger and it was getting more difficult to see myself in the mirror. Because of the reflection in the mirror, I made the decision to lose extra weight! And then, I tried several diet programs, but they were not successful. One day, I found out about Dr. KANG has a various experience in gastric band surgery and shared his knowledge with other specialists from the Internet. It sounded perfect to me. So, I underwent the gastric band surgery in Seoul Surgical Hospital!! You know what! The surgery is a real success! When I look in the mirror, I think “ok, let’s endure and lose a little bit more weight” and the band helps. After 6 months, I have lost exactly 79.3 lbs. I can’t believe it! Can you believe me? I achieved this result with the help of Dr. KANG, the dietician, the psychologist, all the nurses and employees of the hospital!! I appreciate it. Thank you all for your great help.

Kristin

Review Six

Since I was born, I used to be healthy. However, when I reached my thirties, I became obese and I started to dislike myself. When all those well-built bodies started to appear a lot on TV, I decided to lose weight. I felt envious of all those celebrities. To be honest, I made this decision so many times before... But I never stuck to it. By chance, I found information on the Internet about gastric band surgery in Seoul Surgical Hospital and contacted Dr. KANG. I had the surgery 6 months ago. During this time, it was really hard and without the help from the dietitian and the psychologist, all the nurses and the doctor, I would have given up already. Finally, however, I made it. I got a great result, my body’s changing (in good way) and I want to thank them for all what they have done for me so far. It seems to be a milestone in my life. Now my menu is well set up, I eat and drink healthy food only and I exercise a lot. If I can reach my goal to be as skinny as the idol stars with the help from the medical staff, then it would be wonderful. Please cheer me up. :D

Peter

Review Seven

I am a happy mom of 3 wonderful children (twin boys and 1 girl). I had had my little girl first, and then I gained 35Kg during my first pregnancy. After giving the birth to my daughter, I lost 20Kg. It was so sad to see my saggy belly. I used to have a good body shape and I was very active and ate healthy food. Becoming a mom, I was too tired all the time for doing exercise and taking care of my babies at the same time. It was even harder than running 9Km. 10 months later, I got pregnant again and sometime later, the doctor announced that there were two babies in my tummy!! What a surprise! My husband was so happy and so I was. Anyway, I gained 22Kg again (less than my last pregnancy) and I was devastated to see my excess skin on my tummy. It became even worse than after the first pregnancy. Apparently, my children are healthy and I am too. Dr. KANG is my savior! My confidence is back and nobody can guess that I’m a mom of 3 young children. I have undergone a liposuction and a tummy tuck. That changed my life. I was so happy to stay in Seoul Surgical Hospital; everybody was so kind and friendly. Dr. KANG answered all my questions, so I could trust him. Now, I’m very satisfied! I still have to wait a little bit for the scars to disappear but I can tell you now, I am sexy!!! I am a happy mom and a happy woman. Dr. KANG, your hands are a gift… Through this surgery, I lost some weight and my belly is flat again. Hurray! I wanted to write this note to thank to the all staff and Dr. KANG. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, indeed….Thank you.

Berenice

Review Eight

I was very impressed with the quality of care, the communication, the price, and the aftercare. There is no doubt that I will recommend Shy Hospital to others. I have lost 30 pounds and counting thanks to the Seoul Surgical Hospital staff's assistance!

Kevin


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