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Samsung Hospital

Samsung Hospital Institute of Medicine is located in Seoul, South Korea. The hospital opened its doors in the historic Korean city of Gyeongjjang in 1968 to contribute to the health of Koreans through medical research and projects to improve public health. For the past 40 years, the hospital has been actively implementing its mission, using the best medical achievements, highly qualified doctors and modern technologies in its work.

Diagnostic and treatment prices

Diagnostic Price
PET CT $1000 - $1800
MRI $700 - $800
Blood test (general, biochemical, hormonal) $350 - $450
Colonoscopy $172
Mammography $170 - $200
Ultrasound $180 - $200
Biopsy $400 - $500
General urine analysis $80
Operation Price
Mastectomy $11000 - $15000
Rhinoplasty (nose job) $7000 - $9000
Liposuction $3500 - $4500
Liver transplant $128000 - $135000
Chemotherapy $1060 - $1590
Removal of a brain tumor $25000 - $30000
Gamma knife $12000 - $18000
High intensity focused ultrasonic ablation (HIFU) $13000 - $18000


Keun Chil Park

Hematology Oncology Oncology

Do Hyun Nam

Pediatric neurosurgery Oncology

Sung Wook Seo

Oncology Orthopedics

Lee Jung

Neurosurgery Oncology

Kwan Park

Neurosurgery Oncology





Chung Hwan Baek

Oncology Endocrinology

Kim Duk Kyung

Cardiology Heart Surgery

Kim Byoung Gie

Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology

Jong Kyun Lee

Gastroenterology Oncology


Gastroenterology Oncology

Lee Jeong Won

Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology


Kim Tae Joong

Obstetrics and Gynecology Oncology

Choi Han Yong

Oncology Urology

Samsung Medical Center

The hospital ranks first in the South Korean Ministry of Health and Social Development in 11 categories in terms of the quality of diagnostics, medical care and services, as well as the first place in the patient satisfaction rating compiled by the Korean periodical Shchisa. By the same Ministry of Health, Samseong Hospital was awarded the prestigious "A" class in 17 quality categories.

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The hospital has the lowest mortality rate during operations on oncology of the stomach, colon and liver. It has been ranked # 1 in Diagnostic Centers for the Korea Starmark Award for many years in a row.

Samsung Diabetes Center was awarded the Korea Medical Award.

The hospital is also recognized by the College of American Pathologists and the Asia-Pacific Pacific Ethics Committee Forum.

Advanced technology at Samsung

Samsung is equipped with modern medical equipment, including:

  • "Da Vinci Robot" - a device for complex and minimally invasive surgery;
  • "Rapid Arc" - a device for conducting radiation therapy for the complex treatment of oncological diseases;
  • Allura Xper - tomograph for the cardiovascular system;
  • system "Smart hospital" (allows you to keep in touch with the doctor and medical staff with the patient using a tablet).

Also, the medical staff keeps track of all the information about their patients using tablets, which are loaded with the medical history, treatment regimen, information about hospitalization and prescribed medications. Patients have the opportunity to make video calls with doctors.

Samsung Centers at Samseong Hospital includes four centers:

  1. Diabetic Vascular Center

The Diabetic Vascular Center deals with patients with both types of diabetes, as well as those who experience complications and diseases associated with this disease: diabetic foot, kidney disease, vision problems, sexual dysfunctions, etc.

The Samsung Diabetes Center is Korea's largest diabetes care facility and ranks first in the world for the lowest mortality rate from complications from the disease. For his work he was awarded the "Medical Korea" award according to the edition of the "Economy of Korea".

In addition to the main focus on diabetes, the center's activities also include work with patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular (related to the brain) diseases: heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia, angina pectoris, neuropathy. The center houses the departments of ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, obesity and others. The center performs open-heart surgeries, coronary artery bypass grafting and other complex types of surgical intervention.

  1. Gastrointestinal Cancer Center

The Gastrointestinal Cancer Center is also the largest institution specialized in gastroenterological diseases in South Korea. During the year, over 4000 laparoscopic procedures are performed within its walls - modern minimally invasive operations on internal organs, which are performed using small incisions. Also, more than a million times a year, the center's specialists operate on patients with digestive problems.

For the quality of the work done, the gastrointestinal center was awarded first place for the quality of the operation for colorectal cancer from the Agency for the Inspection and Evaluation of Health Insurance.

  1. Breast and Thyroid Cancer Center

The Center for Breast and Thyroid Cancer focuses on minimally invasive interventions, performs endoscopic surgeries and surgeries using the Da Vinci Robot. Like the gastrointestinal center, this center is ranked first by the Health Insurance Inspection and Evaluation Agency for the success and quality of breast cancer surgery.

  1. Department of Health

The Department of Health is also called the Center for Preventive Diagnostics and, as its name suggests, specializes in various types of diagnostics, examinations and research on a wide range of diseases, both physical and psychological.

How does the clinic make your treatment comfortable?

MRI at Samsung clinic

One of the main features of the hospital is the “One Stop” diagnostic service, thanks to which the patient has the opportunity to go through all the stages of making a diagnosis within one day, then in three days - to have an operation, and a week later to be discharged from the hospital.

Living conditions in the clinic

Samsung has standard and VIP rooms. The hospital has a garden for relaxation, an art exhibition, a playroom for children with surveillance cameras and a caregiver.

The hospital was honored with the Service Excellence Award “Korea's Best Companies in Service Quality” from the Department of Technology and Standardization of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy. Samsung also has a Service Excellence Award from the Korea Service Management Association.

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The Department of Neurosurgery at the Samsung Clinic (Seoul, South Korea) specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases of the brain and spinal cord.

It accepts patients with pituitary adenoma, cavernoma, and tumors.

For examinations, CT and positron emission computed tomography (PET-CT) are used.

Treatment is carried out surgically. During the procedure, doctors use an intraoperative computed tomography machine. It allows you to remove tumors with millimeter precision. Inoperable neoplasms are irradiated using the Gamma Knife apparatus.

Samsung neurosurgeons perform 1,500 operations annually. 93% of them are successful.

The treatment of brain tumors in the Samsung clinic is performed by doctors of the neurosurgery department.

Diagnosis of the disease is carried out using a 3 Tesla MRI unit. Thanks to her, the neurosurgeon determines the exact location and size of the tumor in order to completely remove it.

For the treatment of tumors, low-traumatic operations and non-surgical methods are used. This reduces the risk of postoperative complications and shortens the recovery period.

In the clinic, stereotaxic operations are performed - the tumor is determined using a special coordinate system, so it is removed in full.

The duration of the diagnosis is from 5 to 7 days. The duration of treatment depends on the chosen method.

The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Samsung Hospital (Seoul, South Korea) specializes in the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, sports injuries, deformities and congenital bone pathologies.

The clinic performs arthroscopic operations, partial and complete replacement of joints.

The Department of Cardiology at Samsung Hospital (Seoul, South Korea) specializes in the treatment of atherosclerosis, hypertension, arrhythmia.

For diagnostics, CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiography, echocardiography are used.

Heart rate is restored using cardioversion and radiofrequency ablation. In diseases of the aorta, balloon catheterization and stenting are performed.

Arrhythmia treatment with innovative Samsung equipment

Samsung is the leading medical center in South Korea. Since 1996 it has the status "Presidential Standards Hospital" .

Cardiology and cardiac surgery are among the core areas of the center.

Thanks to cooperation with Samsung Corporation, the clinic is equipped with innovative high-tech medical equipment. The international department is considered the best in the Republic of Korea in serving foreign patients.

Arrhythmia treatment is prescribed by Professor Kim Duk Kyan, a cardiologist with 30 years of experience.

How much does arrhythmia treatment cost at Samsung Medical Center?

After the diagnosis, the following types of treatment can be shown:

  • surgical: insertion of a pacemaker or radiofrequency ablation (RFA);
  • medication.
RFA cost at the Samsung Medical Center - $ 9,000 - 14,000

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The Department of Neurology at Samsung Hospital (Seoul, South Korea) specializes in the treatment of dysfunctions of the nervous system, brain and spinal cord.

It includes centers for stroke, sclerosis, headaches, epilepsy, sleep disorders, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Blood vessel examinations are performed using ultrasound. To analyze brain tissue, CT and MRI are prescribed. Via

electroencephalography reveals epileptic foci.

Patients with epilepsy and Parkinson's disease are treated with drug therapy and deep brain stimulation (DBS) at the clinic.

Steroid injections are used to relieve an acute condition and shorten the recovery period. For long-term control of the disease, the following are used: Glatiramer acetate, Mitoxantrone, Tysabri, etc.

The Department of Oncology at Samsung Clinic (Seoul, South Korea) specializes in the treatment of malignant diseases of internal organs, bones and skin.

The department includes the departments of innovative oncological medicine, proton therapy and the neuroendocrine tumor center.

To detect neoplasms, MRI, CT, ultrasound echography and scintigraphy are used. Positron emission computed tomography (PET-CT) is used to locate secondary tumors.

Removal of neoplasms is carried out in less traumatic ways using a laparoscope and a robotic system. Irradiation of brain tumors is performed using a high-precision Gamma Knife system.

A specialized lung cancer center operates on the basis of the Samsung clinic. It brings together specialists from different departments: oncohematologists, thoracic surgeons, radiologists, pulmonologists. More than 100 operations are performed here per year for telescopic removal of tumors in patients with early stage lung cancer.

Treatment of a pancreatic tumor at Samsung Medical Center is carried out at a specialized Hepatobiliary Cancer Center. His doctors specialize in oncological diseases of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts.

To remove the formation in the clinic, sparing laparoscopic techniques are used. The Whipple operation or pancreatic resection is performed by the surgeon through incisions up to 3 cm in the peritoneum. To treat cancer without surgery, the oncologist will prescribe chemotherapy or radiation.

Samsung Medical Center is conducting clinical trials of new drugs and techniques.

Stomach cancer treatment at Samsung Hospital is carried out in a specialized center.

Doctors remove small tumors in the mucous membrane without incisions on the body - using an endoscope.

The doctor's operations are performed using traditional open and low-traumatic methods. During a low-traumatic intervention, specialists use a laparoscope and a Da Vinci robotic system. They allow you to perform manipulations through incisions up to 2 cm.In open surgery, the doctor removes the tumor through an incision up to 25 cm.

Oncologists use chemotherapy and radiation therapy to target the remaining cancer cells and prevent recurrence.

With a genetic mutation of a neoplasm, oncologists prescribe chemistry and an immunopreparation Herceptin. It slows down the growth of malignant cells and increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy.

The price for gastric cancer treatment depends on the prescribed procedures.

The Thyroid Cancer Center employs professors from the departments of therapy, surgery, otorhinolaryngology, radiology, pathology, and medical radiology.

The neurosurgery department of Samsung Medical Center treats benign and malignant tumors of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. More than 3,500 neurosurgical operations are performed here every year. The effectiveness of treatment is achieved through the use of neuronavigation systems and minimally invasive operations. For the treatment of brain cancer, endoscopic operations are used - through small holes in the skull. The tumor is also removed with craniotomy (open brain surgery). Patients with inoperable tumors are selected for chemotherapy and radiation therapy . Oncologists, radiologists and neurologists are involved in the precise determination of the location of the tumor and the possibilities of its treatment.

In 1999, a specialized urology department was opened at Samsung Medical Center. Almost 2,000 urological surgeries are performed there every year, a third of them are robotic.

Treatment of kidney cancer is held under the supervision of chief urologist of clinic - professor Choi Han Yong and. He has been practicing since 1979 and is a recognized expert in his field.

On the basis of the Samsung Department of Neurosurgery, the Center for Endoscopic Surgery of Brain Tumors was established. There is a team of doctors from different departments - neurosurgery and otolaryngology. The center has performed over 1000 endoscopic operations for brain tumors. The department receives about 200 patients every year.

Radiosurgical operations are carried out in a specialized center Gamma Knife under the guidance of prof. Lee Joon.

Rectal tumor treatment at Samsung Medical Center is carried out at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center. His doctors specialize in gastrointestinal cancers.

To remove the formation in the clinic, sparing laparoscopic techniques are used. Surgical intervention is performed through several incisions up to 2 cm. To treat cancer without surgery, the oncologist prescribes chemotherapy or radiation.

Samsung Medical Center is conducting clinical trials of new drugs and techniques.

The Department of Dermatology at Samsung Hospital (Seoul, South Korea) specializes in the treatment of skin and nail pathologies.

It treats acne, allergies, dermatitis, vitiligo, psoriasis.

To diagnose diseases, the dermatologists of the clinic perform ultrasound examinations, laser Doppler anemometry.

Patients with skin diseases are prescribed medication, light and laser therapy.

Samsung Medical Center - South Korea, Seoul - the best center in Asia for bone marrow transplantation for adults and children.

The success of treatment for blood cancer using the BMT procedure reaches 82%.

The cost of treatment for autologous or allogeneic cell transplantation is from $ 72,000.

The Department of Neurosurgery at Samsung Medical Center performs surgical treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system in children and adolescents. The effectiveness of treatment is achieved through the use of neuronavigation and minimally invasive operations. During operations, neuroendoscopic surgery is used - the surgeon performs all actions through small holes (1-3 cm).

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