Hospital Severance is the first Western-style clinic in Korea and a leading multidisciplinary medical institution globally.
Clinic Severance is located in Seoul, South Korea. Today it is a center of advanced medical technologies, innovations and a hub of experienced recognized specialists.
The history of the clinic is more than 130 years old. South Korea is a new word in modern medicine.
Even the respected American edition of ‘The New York Times’ writes that in Korean hospitals, excellent doctors are working who also act as visiting professors in the best American medical institutions.
Hospital Severance is a bright representative of what Korean medicine is capable of today. The medical facility has already gone far beyond East Asia and is actively contributing to the development of medicine globally.
For 130 years of the hospital, various studies have been carried out and special training programs have been initiated. All this formed the basis for the development of innovative and, most importantly, effective medical solutions.
Today, Severance is not just a hospital, but an entire health care system at Yonsei University.And this means that the clinic has an excellent base for further pioneering research in the field of medicine and will continue to use them for the benefit of patients.
Moreover, for many years work has been carried out in the direction of improving the patient's stay in the hospital and in general whole medical service. So, in 2005 the modern building of the hospital Severance with a capacity of 1000 beds was built. Also, the clinic purchased the newest, best in Asia medical equipment of the new generation and software Ubiquitous (it gives the opportunity to obtain medical information from any device at any time).
HIGHLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN THE SEVERANCE CLINIC INCLUDE:
WHY IS SEVERANCE SO POPULAR AMONG PATIENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Hospital Severance daily receives 40 000 people. Among the patients of the clinic there are many leading politicians and leaders of Korea, which is why Severance is also called the "Hospital of Presidents". Former President Kim Dae-Jung, during his lifetime, trusted his health only in this clinic. In addition, many foreign officials, such as former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, are being treated in the medical facility.
In 2007, Severance Hospital was the first in Korea to be accredited by the Joint Commission International, whose certificate is a dream of many best clinics in the world. This accreditation once again confirmed the compliance with the world standards not only with medical equipment, methods of treatment, professionalism of doctors but also the very process of the patient's stay in the clinic and its service. In 2013, the clinic was re-accredited with an average score of 98 in the 1294 sectors and 16 medical categories. In addition, in 2010 Severance received JCI certification for the Primary Stroke Therapy Program.
The Severance health system consists of five specialty medical centers, a diagnostic center, a practice center for surgeons "Da Vinci Robot", a dental clinic and the Gangnam Severance hospital.
Top specialties in Severance hospital:
- heart and vascular diseases;
- eye diseases and ENT;
CLINIC SEVERANCE IN FACTS AND FIGURES:
CLINIC SEVERANCE IS A LEADER AND A PIONEER IN MANY ISSUES:
AWARDS OF HOSPITAL SEVERANCE FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDICINE:
More than 50 000 foreign patients a year choose Severance for the diagnosis and treatment. The largest number of patients come to the clinic from the US, Russia and China.
Features of the Clinic
CANCER TREATMENT IN SEVERANCE HOSPITAL
The specialty of oncology in Severance is presented in two structural units: Oncology Research Center and Oncology Clinic at the Gangnam Severance Hospital. The latter was opened in 2013 on the basis of the University of Yonsei.
The medical institution bought new, technologically advanced equipment and invited the best specialists of different profiles to provide multidisciplinary medical assistance.
The clinic building has 15 ground floors and 6 underground floors where 476 beds are available. The clinic has 18 operating rooms as well as a chemotherapy department with a total capacity of 100 seats.
In order not to miss any important point in the treatment process, the new clinic has 15 specialized departments.
To conduct modern diagnostics in the clinics of Severance Sinchon and Severance Gangnam, PET and PET-CT (PET tomography for the diagnosis of anomalies and CT tomogram for obtaining information on the anatomical structure of the body are located, which enhances the accuracy of the diagnosis).
The basic principle of working with the patient is the use of a personalized approach. The case of each patient is observed individually, taking into account all the features and the selected treatment plan that meets all the standards of international medicine which unique and most effective for a particular person.
A modern robotic surgical intervention is available in the clinic. Also, directive tomotherapy - target radiation therapy of cancer with the possibility of turning the body 360 degrees. This is very effective method for the treatment of head and neck cancer. In addition, the center of radiotherapy and radiosurgery is equipped with a proton device - ultramodern radiation exposure equipment. This makes it possible to reduce the risk of possible complications and to strengthen the destructive effect on the tumor.
In addition, the Oncological Center of Severance, consist of:
- Gamma-knife Perfection (radiation therapy to treat a tumor without trepanation of the skull);
- Cyber-knife (radiotherapy without surgery);
- MRIFUS (focused ultrasound under MR control);
- System of intraoperative electron-beam exposure.
ONCOHEMATOLOGY IN SEVERANCE
Some of the achievements of the Department of Hematology:
- 1981 - the first pediatric allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Korea (pediatric patient with severe aplastic anemia);
- 1982 - the first adult allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in Korea (adult patient with severe aplastic anemia);
- 2002 is the first in Korea HLA-uncoordinated allogeneic transplantation using mesenchymal stem cells.
ROBOTIC SURGERY IN SEVERANCE
Hospital Severance - the center of robotic surgery in Asia. The first Da Vinci Robot appeared in clinic by 2005, which means that specialists have 12 years of experience with the device. Over a year, more than 1,000 automated operations are carried out here.
In addition, with the support of the American Institute of Surgery at the Severance Hospital, the Center for Training in Surgical Robot Technology was founded. Thus, in addition to its own specialists, doctors from the United States and countries of Asia are trained in Severance (more than 600 doctors from 10 universities clinics of the world).
Clinic Severance went further in the application of robot technology. In addition to using the Da Vinci Robot in prostate surgery, which is carried out across the world, Severance doctors began to apply automated technologies also in the treatment of thyroid cancer, gastrointestinal organs, head and neck surgery, thorax, open-heart surgery, cardiovascular surgery, gynecology as well as diseases in the field of otorhinolaryngology.
The survival rate for prostate cancer, thanks to a robotic operation in the Severance Clinic, rose to 96%, which is the world's record figure.
Statistics of robotic surgery in Severance:
- 38.1% of all surgical cases of thyroid cancer are performed using the Da Vinci Robot;
- 34.1% are engaged in automated surgery with oncology of the prostate;
- in 27.8% of cases, robotic technologies are used for oncological diseases of the stomach, intestines, chest surgery, heart and vascular diseases, neurosurgery, gynecology.
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY IN SEVERANCE
Severance Hospital uses new methods of angiography and surgical endoprosthetics (angioplasty using a steel network) for early diagnosis and effective treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases.
Already in the mid-90s, methods of early digital diagnostics of cardiac and vascular problems were available at Severance. In 2008, the hospital was recognized by the Ministry of Health of Korea as the leading research center in the field of cardiovascular diseases. Today, the clinic continues to develop its own innovations. For example, One of such developments is an endoprosthesis that is placed in a curved blood vessel. Thanks to Severance, now this technology is used all over the world.
NEUROSURGERY IN SEVERANCE
In the neurosurgery department of Severance Hospital, more than 2,500 surgical operations are performed per year. The Department of Neurosurgery Severance is considered to be the best center in Korea for carrying out Deep brain stimulation in the therapy of Parkinson's disease, the treatment of epilepsy (more than 200 operations annually), as well as the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spinal cord.
Also, the hospital received worldwide recognition in the field of therapy of pituitary tumors by the surgical method. The authority of the clinic in the field of neurosurgery is evidenced by the fact that specialists from all over the world come here to learn new technologies.
Technologies available here are:
OPHTHALMOLOGY IN SEVERANCE
Ophthalmological clinic of Hospital Severance became the first center of this profile in Korea. The clinic has been working for more than 100 years and still remains the leader in ophthalmology among Korean medical institutions. Today more than 30,000 patients come here every year for treatment.
The clinic operates a corneal dystrophy laboratory, developing unique therapies. Also, the structure of the clinic includes an advanced retinal center, which deals with retinal problems, especially in patients with diabetes.
APPROXIMATE TREATMENT PRICES IN SEVERANCE HOSPITAL
The cost of diagnostics and treatment in the Severance Clinic is 30% lower than in some European clinics (in particular, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland). The approximate prices for medical procedures at this hospital are as follows:
|Consultation with a specialist
|Radical resection of bladder
Average clinic rating
more than 30 years
Membership in professional organizations:
Specialization of the doctor: prostate adenoma, adenocarcinoma, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of adrenal cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer.
Member of Medical Society of Endocrine Surgery of Korea (executive director).
Specialization of the doctor: endocrine surgery, maxillofacial surgery, oncology, metabolism and nutrition.
Member of International Association of Stomach Cancer (President).
Specialization of the doctor: oncological surgery, stomach cancer.
The distance from the Severance Clinic to Japan can be covered by air in 1 hour 30 minutes, to China - for 2 hours, Russia - 3 hours, Mongolia - 3 hours 30 minutes. the International Airport in Incheon can be reached in 50 minutes from the Hospital Severance.
The area of Gangnam is a metropolis, the center of culture, contemporary art, fashion, and the country's economy. Patients can take a guided tour of Seoul by contacting a travel agency located at the clinic. In close proximity to the clinic there are attractions: the house of art LG, COEX Exhibition Center, Dosan Park, Apukujon Rodeo, Chondam-dong shopping street.
Sinchon district is a "youth street", where there are many shops, restaurants. cinemas, cafes and karaoke.