Sewum Prosthetic Urology Center of Excellence: Past, Present, and Future
Sewum Prosthetic Urology Center of Excellence was founded by world renowned urologist “Sean” Sun Hung Park with one goal in mind: to offer the highest quality men’s care for the curing of Erectile Dysfunction.
From 2009 - 2012, as a Korean board certified urologist, Dr. Park dedicated himself to three years of augmentation phalloplasty and completed over 1,500 cases. Though an impressive feat for a young surgeon, Dr. Park wanted to be doing more for the patients in his care. In 2012, with the goal of opening his own center, Dr. Park stepped down from his coveted position as chief surgeon of urology at Yezak Urology Group to begin what is arguably some of the world’s most extensive urological training.
For the better part of a year, Dr. Park traveled over two thirds of the U.S. to find the highest volume clinics and the most respected surgeons. This includes the Godfather of prosthetic urology, Dr. Steven K. Wilson, as well as the esteemed Dr. Bruce Garber and Michael Mooreville in Philadelphia; Dr. Brett Mellinger of the acclaimed Mount Sinai in New York; Eugene Rhee of the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center; Dr. Allen Morey, Distinguished Chair in Urology for Urological Reconstruction at University of Texas; Dr. Run Wang, the current acting president of the SMSNA; Stuart D. Boyd, UCLA’s chief urologist; Urology Centers of Alabama’s Dr. Brian Christine; and one of the highest volume implanters in the U.S., Dr. Paul Perito.
Dr. Park sought to advance his surgical skill even further by traveling as far as Europe to train with University College London Hospital’s Dr. David Ralph, and Dr. Rafael Carrion in South America.
Center of Excellence
In January, 2015, after 2 years of exceptional surgical practice, Sewum Prosthetic Urology was designated an “Institute for Urological Excellence.” From June 2015, Sewum Urology was designated an Asian physician prosthetic urology training center by Coloplast.
To date, Sewum Prosthetic Urology Center of Excellence is currently the only center in the world that deals exclusively in the implantation of Inflatable Penile Prostheses. When patients come to Sewum for treatment, here’s what they can expect:
Revolutionizing IPP Procedure from IPP Surgery
Sewum Prosthetic Urology Center of Excellence currently utilizes the subcoronal IPP approach under local anesthesia -- a technique developed by Dr. Park himself. Through such an approach, the center is able to maximize patient size and convenience. Dr. Park is a featured speaker on urological panels all over the world, where he travels to present his use of local anesthesia. The benefits of local anesthesia are as follows:
In 2017, Sewum Prosthetic Urology Center of Excellence opened its “Wilson Memorial Research & Training Center for Penile Prosthetic Surgery,” now hosting its very own research fellow, Kook Bin Lee, M.D. Dr. Park and Dr. Lee tirelessly conduct research into IPP Surgery with intent to further advance their field and produce the greatest surgical outcomes for their patients.
To better enhance patient care, research and training are an essential part of developing any surgery, and so rather than wait for results Dr. Park has brought research and training to his facility in Seoul. Through the Wilson Memorial Research and Training Center, Sewum Prosthetic Urology can provide the highest quality patient care and deliver optimal surgical results through renovation, supported scientific research, and the culmination of combined surgical experience.
Sewum Prosthetic Urology Center of Excellence has continued its commitment to the betterment of men’s health around the world, and Dr. Park, through his research center, is able to collaborate with and train doctors from all over the globe.
Simply put: our center’s goal is to accomplish our philosophy through pragmatism. Here at Sewum Prosthetic Urology, we believe that by improving our patients’ lives we truly can make the world a better place.
Our body and mind are not separate, and when the body is unwell, so is the mind. And just as the body and mind are connected, so too is a man and his community. By promoting wellness among men, we can improve his individual and family life, which in turn impacts his standing within the community, the society, and the world.
Here at Sewum, we invite you not to just imagine a life where you’re better, but to live it.
Treatments & Procedures
Sewum Prosthetic Urology Center of Excellence is currently the only center in the world that deals exclusively in penile implant surgeries for the correction of erectile dysfunction. Our staff is comprised of surgical experts and specialists that perform hundreds of cases of penile implants a year, which means our patients are in the most capable and prepared hands. As the most prolific surgeon in all of Asia (5th worldwide) Dr. Park's voluminous practice and experience ensure scientifically sound and satisfactory results. Through Dr. Park's surgical skill, nearly all patients regain their previous penile size, and more still have a gain in penile size immediately after the surgery. More than skill, with Dr. Park patients gain a sympathetic ear in their desire to reclaim what they feel they've lost as men. To Dr. Park, penile surgery is not just a correctional surgery, but rather, a necessary step to becoming whole again.
To date, the inflatable penile prosthesis is still the gold standard for the treatment of Peyronie's Disease. Through Dr. Park's skilled hands, patients suffering from Peyronie's disease can rest assured that after their surgery they will have a fully functional, pleasurable, and natural looking erection.
Our center currently offers three options for penile girth enhancement: girth enhancement with filler, girth enhancement with bovine feta dermal matrix, and penile deep fascia repositioning for girth enhancement. To find out which option will be best for you, contact us today; our overseas patient liaison is always available to answer questions for patients inquiring from abroad. Girth enhancement is also available at the time of implant.
Penile lengthening surgery is available for men who wish to improve the appearance of their flaccid penis or help correct a "buried" penis. When discussing penile lengthening surgery, it is important to help patients manage their expectations. Suspensory ligament release does not improve the length of the erect penis, only its flaccid state. In that regard, suspensory ligament release penile lengthening surgery is essentially a cosmetic surgery.
If you need more information about the treatments and procedures offered by SewumProsthetic Urology Center of Excellence, do not hesitate to contact us!
Sewum Prosthetic Urology Center of Excellence is one of the few centers in the world that hosts international staff to help overseas patients navigate their country of choice for treatment. Sewum's American Patient Liaison will be there before your surgery, during your surgery, and after to chart your progress -- even after you return home.
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