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Wooridul Hospital, Seoul, South Korea


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Wooridul Hospital South Korea



WELCOME TO WOORIDUL HOSPITAL


FIRST TECHNOLOGY! BEST HOPE! TOTAL CARE IN SPINE!!!

WOORIDUL HOSPITAL - THE SPECIALIZED GENERAL HOSPITAL WITH SPINE TOTAL CARE SYSTEM





Wooridul Hospital established in Busan in 1982, has been striving to be the world’s leading spine hospital with the state of the art equipment and technology. Based upon minimally invasive treatment principle, Wooridul Hospital has investigated and developed various spine treatments to act up to patient’s expectation for minimal scars and fast recovery.

As a result, Wooridul Hospital has performed nearly 80,000 spine procedures including both open and minimally invasive approaches and accomplished academic achievement by publication of 171 papers in SCI journals of worldwide authority by 2010.These results were achieved by the integrated cooperation of a multi disciplinary team including:

  • neurosurgeons;
  • orthopedic surgeons;
  • internal medicine physicians;
  • rehabilitation physicians;
  • thoracic and general surgeons.


This integrated team and over 1,200 employees of  Wooridul Hospital have contributed to the health  and welfare of  the patients and their families over 30 years together.

In addition, we would mostly like to attribute our success in retaining our position as the world’s   best hospital to the love and concern of patients from all over the world who trust and approve our   treatment philosophies and surgical techniques.

Wooridul Spine Hospital Seoul South Korea

Based in Seoul, 5 Wooridul Hospitals in Korea are providing everything about spine treatment. In   order to make a lead to be global spine hospital, Wooridul Hospital opened 4 hospitals including   Shanghai, Jakarta, Dubai, and Istanbul.

Since 1982, Wooridul has earned the reputation as one of the world's finest spine care facilities, with hospital centers throughout South Korea,China, Indonesia and Dubai.


SEOUL WOORIDUL HOSPITAL, FIRST KOREAN SPECIALIZED JCI ACCREDITED HOSPITAL FULL SCORE OF IPSG(INTERNATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY GOALS)


Wooridul Hospital has been selected as the "World Best International Hospital" from Medical Tourism Association (MTA) in 2008, in January 2010, they have received "Top 10 International Hospitals for medical tourists" that in announced by Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA).


Spine Surgery Seoul South Korea


Incomparable Pioneer
Wooridul Hospital drew public attention by developing the world's first discectomy using endoscopic laser. Minimally invasive spinal surgery is judged to be a great success in lumbar, cervical and thoracic treatment area.

Team Diagnosis and Team Surgery System
Because of continuous investment in advamced eruipment and 5 complete diagnostic steps, Wooridul Hospital has improved the surgical and non-surgical treatment success rate and recovery period.

A Special Service for Foreign Patients
Wooridul Hospital established 'Wooridul International Patients Center (WIPC)' to provide a better medical service to foreign patients which assist the patient during their visit. WIPC provides consultation and agency business to foreign patients in four different languages, English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery South Korea


THE WORLD LEADING SPINE HOSPITAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY
SURGICAL TECHNIQUE


Wooridul Hospital offers Total Care Solutions of Neuro-Musculoskeletal system including:

  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Microscopic Spine Surgery
  • Laser-Assisted Spine Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • CT-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Soft Stabilization with Ligamentoplasty
  • Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty
  • Deformity Correction
  • Joint (Hip, Knee and ankle) Surgery

CT-image Guided Spinal Micro Therapy

Wooridul Hospital also has developed the new treatments for spine disorders without surgery.


CT-image Guided Spinal Micro Therapy’, the newest injection therapy, is safe, fast and accurate, because of using the multidetector CT (MD-CT) and 3-dimentional multiple image system. Monitoring with the real-time computer navigation, medicine is inserted only into lesion exactly. Wooridul Hospital was the first to succeed in this therapy in Korea.

X-MRI is the World's first system, which combines the interventional X-Ray and MRI that enables doctors to scan sectional views of the spine. With the aid of X-MRI, the proper surgical pathway can be decided through the MRI, and since the disc can be removed by endoscopic laser right after the decision, the success rate of minimally invasive treatment can be increased very high. Also the complication rate is very low since the result of the treatment can be checked before the completion of the treatment.

Non-Surgical Offerings include:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Conservative care
  • Physiotherapy
Medical Care South Korea

Why do foreign patients choose to travel to South Korea for treatment?     


Excellent and skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and some of the most advanced healthcare facilities in the world continue to draw medical travelers to South Korea for medical treatments and procedures in organ transplantation, cancer therapy treatments, dental care, plastic and cosmetic surgery and many others. Medical care costs in South Korea are generally ten times less than costs found in the U.S.

South Korea is the leading healthcare country in all of Asia and provides world-class medical and health care in non-profit organizations and facilities that place patient care above profit. Government agencies accredit all facilities and hospitals, ensuring quality of care throughout the country.


WSH PLACE "NUMBER ONE HOSPITAL FOR SPINAL DISEASE" BY CONSTANTLY DEVELOPING NEW TREATMENT METHODS AND PUBLISHIING THEM WORLD WIDE


Details

Wooridul Hospital South Korea


Seoul Wooridul Spine Hospital opened 2004 and now has expanded with 200 beds, 35 medical staffs. There is Neuro-Musculoskeletal Diseases Center of Wooridul Spine Hospital has the most advanced medical technologies and equipments being able to provide various treatments not only for general spinal disorders but also other joint diseases. Also, Seoul Wooridul Hospital, first Korean specialized hospital received JCI accreditation on December of 2010.

Wooridul Hospital has been trying to focus on spine and has really grown up to be the world's leading spine hospital in the last 29 years. The advanced medical treatments and technologies, started in 1982, have known throughout the world for the best in the field of spine. The total number of Interventional Therapies and Surgical Treatments cases performed in Wooridul Hospital was 81,121 in year of 2010.


WOORIDUL INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS CENTER South Korea

WOORIDUL INTERNATIONAL PATIENTS CENTER


It is one of the largest privately owned spine specialized hospitals in Korea. Following its inception in the city of Busan in 1982, Wooridul Spine Hospital (WSH) has taken great strides and established other spine care hospitals in the cities of Seoul, Gimpo Airport and Daegu. Jeju island WSH will be opened by year 2008.

The motto has been to provide total spine care, utilizing modern state of art diagnostics and operating facilities. The hospitals have a comprehensive spine care program that includes all investigational facilities as well as pain management and physiotherapy.

The last two decades have seen great developments in the philosophy of minimal invasive spine surgery. Reduced disability and discomfort are making them more popular with the local population. It establishes their techniques and simultaneously trains the local spine surgeons to propagate them further.

W.S.H is rapidly becoming recognized as one of the world leading authorities in spine care and treatment. With over 17,000 cases being performed annually among 3 centers (Seoul, Busan, and Gimpo Airport) W.S.H is the largest spine health care group in Asia. W.S.H has over 108 Spine Specialists, over 600 beds, 48 operation rooms among 4 centers (Seoul, Busan, Gimpo Airport, and Daegu). Throughout Asia, WSH has become recognized as a center of excellence in research for minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery techniques with over 100 clinical papers published up to date.


WE HAVE TOTALLY 6 BRANCHES OF WOORIDUL HOSPITAL


Seoul Wooridul Hospital
ADDRESS: 676 Gwahae-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Korea
(inside og Gimpo airport)

Seoul Chungdam Wooridul Hospital
ADDRESS: 47-4 Chungdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

Busan Wooridul Hospital
ADDRESS: 153-8 Oncheon-dong, Dongrae-gu, Busan, Korea

Dongrae Wooridul Spine Hospital
ADDRESS: 205-10 Nakmin-dong, Dongrae-gu, Busan, Korea

Daegu Wooridul Spine Hospital
ADDRESS: 503-3 2-ga Dongin-dong, Jung-Gu, Daegu, Korea

Shanghai Wooridul Hospital
ADDRESS: (No.46,Guo He Road) No.106, Shi Guang Yi Cun, Shanghai, China.

According to the research result in 2002 from the 19 international spine specialized centers that perform minimally invasive spinal surgery, Wooridul Hospital has performed 8,000 cases and took the first ranking.

The most common disease treated by minimally invasive spinal surgery is lumbar disc herniation. The soft lumbar disk herniation is defined as when the annulus fibrosis surrounding disc between the vertebral bodies is torn and the nucleus pulposus is herniated so that it could compress the nerve root and spinal cord. It could cause either back pain or leg pain.

The conventional open surgery is performed under the naked eye which requires a huge incision. Meanwhile Wooridul Hospital’s Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS), like as Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD), is not the conventional excision but a treatment which is between the conservative and open surgery. With the 0.6cm of endoscope, the surgeon could observe the inside with safety. Patient is in prone position under the local anesthesia so as to communicate with the surgeons and nurses. Microlaser is precise enough to make a 0.3mm spot between fingerprints. PELD preserves vertebrae and normal nucleus pulposus and removes only the lesional site so that there is no risk of evoking the neural adhesion. In addition, it is bloodless surgery and no transfusion is required. It saves the time and the costs. Due to rapid recovery compared to open surgeries, it is the preferred method for workers and students that desire an early return-to-work.


Spine Surgery South Korea

Our facilities:

  • Single Deluxe Room Upgraded Interiors
  • Private bathroom with Shower
  • Size : 35.6 square meters
  • Internet line
  • Private phone
  • TV (LCD 32 inch)
  • Cable TV
  • Private Secretary Box
  • Refrigerators (227L, 85L)
  • Air Cleaner
  • Electronic Bed
  • Personal Computer (PC) set
  • Sofa set, Tea table, and Chair
  • Extra bed for company
  • Water purifier
  • Humidifier
  • Dishware and glasses

Our Services are included:

  • Online and Offline Consultation
  • Call Center Assist: Reservation and Support
  • Setting up Visiting Plan & Cost Consulting
  • Assisting Korean Visa Issue
  • Interpreter and 1:1 escort service
  • Airport Pick-up and Transfer Service
  • Introducing Long Term Stay Institution
  • International insurance claim
  • Providing national / city tour information


In order to reach for 99.9% success rate after treatment, at least 4~6 spinal surgeons constitute a team diagnosis and treatment system to care for each patient. Wooridul Hospital holds a Grand Tele-Conference every Friday morning and connects each of the regional Wooridul Hospital with live interaction sharing information. This interactive program provides real time exchange of up to date medical treatment and experience which improves patient care outcome.

Treatments

Wooridul Hospital South Korea

Treatments and Procedures


  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Treatment Clinic
    The advanced spinal surgical technique developed by Wooridul Hospital is bloodless and minimally invasive to save normal disc tissue. Short term admission, small incision, minimal scars, and reduced complications, this is what we are doing for patients.
    • Minimally Invasive Bloodless Spinal Fusion
    • 5 Complete Diagnostic Steps
    • Less damage/ preservation of normal structures
    • Step-by-Step spine treatment considering patient conditions
    • The 5th Digital Spine Operation
    • Treatment for Elderly Patient


  • Computer Navigation Joint Clinic
    We do our best to make the patients live without any complications for the rest of their lives. Moreover, we never stop trying to improve ourselves to make patients return to their normal lives, so that they can enjoy sports and leisure like when they were healthy.
    • Computer Assisted Navigation Surgery
    • Save the Normal Tissues
    • Professionally Specialized Care System for Knee, Shoulder, Ankle and Hip Joints
    • Bio-compatible Artificial Joint with FDA Approval
    • Various Kinds of Artificial Joint

Rehabilitation Center South Korea

  • Heath Screening and Promotion Center
    The Health Screening Center makes all efforts to ensure lifelong health with far advanced equipments and individualized services for the early diagnosis or prevention of increasing diseases such as cancer, cerebral diseases, and cardiac diseases.


  • MRA
    • Possible earlier detection and prevention of cerebral aneurysm and stroke
    • Excellent resolution of images as a non-invasive test with no input of contract media
    • Need not to be hospitalized for the test like the general angiography


  • 64-Channel MDCT
  • Surgical Procedure
  • Cervical
  • Thoracic
  • Lumbar         

PELD is performed with the patient in the prone or lateral position on a radiolucent frame. A C-arm is positioned to ensure reproducible AP and lateral imaging.

Back Surgery Seoul South Korea

  • Open pedicle screw fixation (OPF)


  • Total disc replacement (TDR)

The advantages of TDR over fusion, say proponents, are faster recovery time, less postoperative pain and the retention of full motion. This artificial disc will do for spine surgery what the artificial joint. The goal of the disc prosthesis is to relieve pain caused by problems and pinched nerves in the lower spine. The diseased disc is replaced by special metal and polyethylene implants.

  • Prosthetic disc nucleus (PDN)


List of prices



Clinic procedure name

Clinic procedure description

Price (from)

Price (to)

SPINE

Cervical

Percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy (PECD)

Percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy is applied to patients with symptoms of neuralgia by the compression of the shoulder and arm due to the herniation of the disc nucleus from a ruptured annular fiber. Unlike conventional surgery which requires skin incisions and the removal of the whole disc, the procedure preserves most of the disc tissue to minimized complications. It is the most advanced therapy that can be performed on the elderly or patients with diabetes.

$10,745

  $13,662

Laminectomy, Foraminotomy

Laminectomy is a surgery which removes small portion of vertebral body to create more space for compressed nerve. This surgery is performed to alleviate cervical and upper limb pain. Under general anesthesia, the surgery take 1-2 hours.

 $11,495

 $18,270

Artificial Disc Replacement

Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) is a surgical method to treat the symptoms caused by degenerated discs and to maximally preserve the mobility of the spine.  It is an alternative for fusion surgery which necessarily eliminates motion at the operated disc space in the neck.

 $17,700

 $24,044

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Anterior cervical fusion is an operation performed on the upper spine to relieve pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord. In this operation, the surgeon reaches the cervical spine through a small incision in the front of the neck. After the muscles of the spine are spread, the intervertebral disc is removed and a bone graft is placed between the two vertebral bodies. Over time, this bone graft will create a fusion between the vertebrae it lies between.

 $16,325

 $24,992

Thoracic

Percutaneous Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy (PETD)

PETD with laser is a minimally invasive surgical treatment for symptomatic thoracic disc herniation. The procedure is similar to percutaneous laser discectomy for the lumbar and cervical spine, and aims to decompress the disc using a percutaneous needle and laser ablation.

 $10,746

 $13,663

Open Laser-assisted Thoracic Discectomy (OTD)

Open Laser-assisted Discectomy (OLD) is the surgical technique that is a minimal invasive spinal surgery to preserve tissue as much as possible. After 1.5-2cm incision, the surgeon partially removes the posterior vertebral structure with a high-speed diamond drill and observes the surgical field under the microscopic view. Open Laser-assisted Discectomy (OLD) takes approximately 1~2 hours at most so that it is applicable to old and weak patients who cannot stand long duration of general anesthesia or open surgery.

 $12,030

 $15,530

Lumbar

Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD)

Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD) is not the Conventional excision but a treatment which in between the conservative and open surgery. Therefore, it does not disrupt the normal soft tissue or the vertebral structures. After inserting a thin wire into the skin, the surgeons treat the herniated disc with laser and radio-frequency thermal effect under endoscopic guidance.

 $10,747

$13,663

Open laser-assisted Lmbar Discectomy (OLD)

Open Laser-assisted Discectomy (OLD) is the surgical technique that is a minimal invasive spinal surgery to preserve tissue as much as possible. After 1.5~2cm incision, the surgeon partially removes the posterior vertebral structure with a high-speed diamond drill and observes the surgical field under the microscopic view. Open Laser-assisted Discectomy (OLD) takes approximately 1~2 hours at most so that it is applicable to old and weak patients who cannot stand long duration of general anesthesia or open surgery.

 $12,035

 $15,530

OLD with interspinous locker fixation (ILF)

Interspinous Locker Fixation with ligamentoplaty (ILF) recovers the damaged spinous stability by inserting a locker between spinous processes without an incision of bone. 3-4cm of incision on the back under general anesthesia. A locker is inserted to restore the spine height to the normal level and the locker and the spinous process are tightly bound with artificial ligament. The surgery takes 1.5 hours.

 $15,025

 $19,170

Laminectomy, Foraminotomy

Laminectomy is a surgery which removes small portion of vertebral body to create more space for compressed nerve. This surgery is performed to alleviate lumbar and lower limb pain. Under general anesthesia, the surgery take 1-2 hours.

 $11,080

 $14,477

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) with Percutaneous Posterior Fusion

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) is an operation that involves approaching the spine through an incision in the abdomen. A portion of the affected disc space is removed from the spine and replaced with an implant. Titanium or stainless steel screws and rods may be inserted into the back of the spine to supplement the stability of the entire construct.

 $20,117

 $25,520

Transverse Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) with Percutaneous Posterior Fusion

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) is an operation where the lumbar spine is approached from the side through an incision in the back. A portion of bone and disc are removed from the spine and replaced with an implant that is inserted into the disc space. Titanium or stainless steel screws and rods are inserted into the spine to ensure the stability of the entire construct.

 $20,119

 $25,520

Total Disc Replacement

Total Disc Replacement (TDR) is a surgical method to treat the symptoms caused by degenerated discs and to maximally preserve the mobility of the spine. As a minimally invasive transfusionless surgery, it enables less bleeding and injury to the muscle since the surgery approaches the lesion by making a 4-5 cm long incision in the abdomen.

 $17,713

 $21,875

Scoliosis

Deformity Correction (2 level)

Deformity Correction Surgery (Scoliosis, Kyphosis)
* Inquiry through e-mail

 $31,475

 $40,713

JOINT

Shoulder

Acromioplasty & Rotator Cuff Repair

Surgical treatment is required to fix the torn tendon to the original position regardless of size. It is to prevent the humeral head from poking up through the rotator cuff tear and rubbing against the bony acromion.

 $8,388

 $12,660

Total Shoulder Replacement Arthroplasty

Painful and worn shoulder joint is replaced with a new joint made from metal or plastic. Damaged shoulder joint is removed and replaced with an implant that looks very similar to original shoulder joint (a ball, socket and stem parts).

 $13,478

 $21,058

Bankart, SLAP

If the labrum is torn the shoulder can become unstable. This is what happens in shoulder dislocations and instability. A tube-like endoscope with a micro-sized camera at the tip is inserted. It is a minimally invasive surgical method (no incision on skin or muscle). This surgery involves removal or repair of damaged, torn, degenerative or abnormal tissue

 $8,388

 $12,660

Capsular Release, Calcification remove

A tube-like endoscope with a micro-sized camera at the tip is inserted. It is a minimally invasive surgical method (no incision on skin or muscle). This surgery involves removal or repair of damaged, torn, degenerative or abnormal tissue

 $4,833

 $7,916

Hip

Total Hip Replacement Arthroplasty (THRA)

This surgery is to replace the worn-out and painful joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components. Advantages of this surgery are pain reduction, correct angle, and high success rate.

 $13,972

 $23,460

Hip joint arthroscopy

Diagnosis and surgical treatment are performed simultaneously by monitoring the ligaments and cartilages inside the joint.  It is a minimally invasive surgical method (no incision on skin or muscle). Advantage of this surgery is to minimize skin incision and fast recovery.

 $4,444

 $7,168

Knee

Total Knee Replacement Arthroplasty

This surgery is to replace the worn-out and painful joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components. Advantages of this surgery are pain reduction, correct angle, and high success rate.

 $13,510

 $21,711

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

When the cruciate ligament is ruptured, the thigh bond and the calf bone are not fixed and move independently. The cartilage disc that cushions the impact between the two bones is damaged and causes arthritis. The purporse of this surgery is to recover the cruciate ligament to the state before the damage by more than 90% and prevent the progress of the arthritis.

 $10,596

 $16,477

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

When the cruciate ligament is ruptured, the thigh bond and the calf bone are not fixed and move independently. The cartilage disc that cushions the impact between the two bones is damaged and causes arthritis. The purporse of this surgery is to recover the cruciate ligament to the state before the damage by more than 90% and prevent the progress of the arthritis.

 $10,596

 $16,478

Knee arthroscopy (Meniscectomy, Synovectomy)

A tube-like endoscope with a micro-sized camera at the tip is inserted. It is a minimally invasive surgical method (no incision on skin or muscle). Advantage of this surgery is to minimize skin incision and fast recovery. By this surgery, damaged meniscus is removed partially.

 $5,252

 $8,797

Knee arthroscopy (chondroplasty, debridement, microfracture)

A tube-like endoscope with a micro-sized camera at the tip is inserted. It is a minimally invasive surgical method (no incision on skin or muscle). Advantage of this surgery is to minimize skin incision and fast recovery.

 $5,304

 $8,748

Arthroscopic meniscal repair

A tube-like endoscope with a micro-sized camera at the tip is inserted. It is a minimally invasive surgical method (no incision on skin or muscle). Advantage of this surgery is to minimize skin incision and fast recovery.

 $5,881

 $9,507

High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO)

This surgery is performed to outstretch the bandy leg. It helps the patient to use his or her own joint by distributing the weight to the inner side and outer side of the knees.

 $10,318

 $15,542

Stem Cell Therapy

It is one of the most advanced technology which makes use of stem cell. Stem cell ampules are injected to the knee joint and cartilages are regerated.

 $13,623

 $18,035

Foot

Total Ankle Replacement Arthroplasty

This surgery is to replace the worn-out and painful joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components. Advantages of this surgery are pain reduction, correct angle, and high success rate.

 $14,448

 $23,041

Hallux Valgus: distal chevron osteotomy

Hallux Valgus is a condition in which big toe is bent towards the second toe. The surgery aims to restore the foot to the normal state by performing the customized surgical method according to the degree of foot deformation.

 $7,037

 $11,547

Wrist, Elbow

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

A tube-like endoscope with a micro-sized camera at the tip is inserted on the palm. During Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut. By doing so, pressure on the median nerve will be relieved and carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are improved.

 $4,962

 $7,865

Elbow Replacement

This surgery is to replace the worn-out and painful joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components. Advantages of this surgery are pain reduction, correct angle, and high success rate. This surgery can reduce elbow pain and restore mobility.

 $14,411

 $22,985

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is a condition caused by overuse of arm, foerarm and hands. The surgery includes release of muslces, removal of inflammed tissue from the tendon, or repair of the tendon. Surgery can be done arthroscopically.

 $5,514

 $8,265







*** All Packages Inclusive of
Operation, Anesthesia, Pre/Post-op Exams, Medicine, Injection, Physiotherapy, Braces, Room Charge, Meals, Free Wifi, Caregiving, Pick-up Service



Qualifications

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MEDICAL STAFF


Dr. Oon-ki Baek - President

Dr. Sung-ho Lee - Manager

Dr. Joo-kyung Ha - Manager

Dr. Ki-Hyoung Moon - Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon

Dr. Kang-seok Moon - Manager

Dr. Kwang-hyun Son - Manager

Dr. Jae-ho Jung - Manager


Testimonials

Wooridul Hospital South Korea

"Whose spine is that?" I said to the radiologist, who replied, - "I'm afraid sir, it's yours."

It was the early 1990's in the United Kingdom, I had just had my first MRI scan, and as a medical practitioner I was allowed into the radiology office, and on the screen were images of a cervical spine which had considerable problems at several levels. To discover it was mine, gave me surprise and concern....

Dr Robert A Wells. M.B. Ch.B. B.Sc. (Hons). M.R.C.G.P. M.B.A. Pt I+II. D.Occ.Med

Read complete testimonial on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Korea

Patient from United Kingdom MiniTLIF(Minimally Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion) at Wooridul Spine Hospital in South Korea.

A Numbing Experience!

... Suddenly one evening I was out with friends and felt a sharp pain in my back. On going to bed I found that sleep was impossible and I spent most of the night taking hot baths and pain killers. The following morning I drove to work in great pain but could not get out of the car. I was carried from the car and taken to hospital where a slipped disc was diagnosed and I remained in hospital for four weeks undergoing physiotherapy and rest to attempt a recovery. This was a shock to my system because I had only been away from work for four days during my working life of forty-eight years.

Vincent Marsland. Continental Sime tyre (Malaysia) June 28, 2007

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Patient from Singapore who underwent ADR(Artificial Disc Replacement) at Wooridul Spine Hospital in South Korea.

Patient who underwent PELD (Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy) at Wooridul Spine Hospital in South Korea.

The patient arrived with his wife and decided to have check-up. His wife needed conservative treatment while her husband turned out to have disc herniation in his cervical spine. As all was resolved, see in the video in Russian.

Awards

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Location

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Seoul Wooridul Spine Hospital is located at Gimpo International Airport and it is much more convenient for foreign patients. Wooridul International Patients Center (WIPC) has language coordinators who provide Russian, Japanese, English, Chinese, and Spanish various services:

  • Online and Offline Consultation
  • Call Center Assist: Reservation and Support
  • Setting up Visiting Plan & Cost Consulting
  • Assisting Korean Visa Issue
  • Interpreter and 1:1 Escort Service
  • Airport Pick-up and Transfer Service
  • Introducing Long Term Stay Institution

Excellent and skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and some of the most advanced healthcare facilities in the world continue to draw medical travelers to South Korea for medical treatments and procedures in organ transplantation, cancer therapy treatments, dental care, plastic and cosmetic surgery and many others. Medical care costs in South Korea are generally ten times less than costs found in the U.S.

South Korea is the leading healthcare country in all of Asia and provides world-class medical and health care in non-profit organizations and facilities that place patient care above profit. Government agencies accredit all facilities and hospitals, ensuring quality of care throughout the country.