Surgeries in Korea: Land of Gangnam Style

Surgeries in Korea: Land of Gangnam Style

Weight Loss Procedures, Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass, Computed Tomography, Tummy Tucks, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Abdominoplasty, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Radiosurgery, South Korea

South Korean pop star PSY has brought a whole new look to the forefront with his Gangnam Style single and dance video, emphasizing the lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district in Seoul, where being hip, beautiful classy is ‘expected’ and copied. The city is separated into various districts – one of the most populated being Gangnam – which is currently considered as one of the most influential and affluent areas in Seoul. The residents of the city and visitors from around the world hold the hospital, located close to Gangnam, in high regards.

Surgery Options in South Korea

One of the leading weight loss procedures in the world is the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery - for several reasons:

  • It’s a safer and simpler alternative to gastric bypass surgery
  • Low complication rate compared to other weight loss surgeries
  • Extremely short hospital stay in comparison to more invasive procedures – stays often are one to two days, depending on the patient
  • Seoul SKY Hospital offers excellent and highly trained staff members providing a one- stop health care system using state-of-the-art aseptic surgery procedures. The newest technologies in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies are utilized for diagnostics and for facilitation of minimally invasive surgery procedures. Seoul Sky Hospital is located in the Songpa-gu section of Seoul, an easily accessible location in a facility known for its research and academic activities, which have helped advance medical culture and treatment in South Korea.


Plastic surgery in Korea is growing in popularity among international travelers. Tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty, continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the country, as is breast augmentation and reduction. Body lift surgeries are excellent options for those who have lost large amounts of weight and now have to deal with excess skin that has stretched and now sags. Liposuction continues to be another common cosmetic surgical procedure.

Radiosurgery and robot-operated, computerized, and enhanced surgical equipment (including CyberKnife technology) has grown increasingly common in world-class medical centers.Facilities around the globe, including Seoul, South Korea have perfected their use and techniques with the minimally invasive surgical technology. Hospitals in South Korea utilize CyberKnife radiosurgery to treat spine cancer or back pain that causes difficulty walking due to spinal cord compression. CyberKnife technology and diagnostic imaging equipment provides faster
diagnosis and more effective medical treatment plans.

Other options for surgery in South Korea include knee joint surgeries, thyroid surgery and procedures, general surgery and neurosurgery. Spine care and spinal surgeries are performed in several excellent hospitals in South Korea, as are a variety of orthopedic surgeries and procedures

South Korea is a major destination for medical services and surgeries due to their trained doctors, internationally acclaimed infrastructure, and affordable medical treatment. Organ transplants, plastic surgery, dental treatment and surgeries are available in South Korea, and some of the best hospitals in the region, and the world.

PlacidWay  2012-12-20   Articles/Press Releases

Jesse Tino

PlacidWay

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