Samsung Medical Center Seoul

Seoul, South Korea
Based on the annual analytic and clinical quality report
95% PatientScore?
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3.9 on Google
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Samsung Medical Center Seoul
Samsung Medical Center Seoul
Samsung Medical Center Seoul

About the hospital

Samsung Medical Center Seoul is the most technologically advanced and extensive research hospital in Korea, with 28 years of experience. During its existence, the clinic has achieved incredible success and popularity all over the world. International recognition allowed to attract 2,120,000 patients per year. 1,400 doctors and 1,979 hospital beds provide constant work. The structure also includes 40 separate, 10 specialized centers and 120 clinics.

The clinic became the first in South Korea to receive ISO 27701 certification for its high technology. As a branch of the American Mayo Hospital, the medical center provides the most modern treatment, complemented by high-quality research and many years of experience with highly qualified doctors and professionals. The high quality of services was also recognized as a leader in the TOP lists of the national index of customer satisfaction and service quality (NCSI, KCSI, KS-SQI).

The oncology sector has made significant progress. The application of endoscopic submucosal dissection in precancerous conditions of the stomach is particularly significant. This approach avoids open intervention and the development of malignancy in the future. Also, oncologists at Samsung Clinic Seoul set a world record: 1,800 operations for gastric oncology and 1,500 surgical procedures for colorectal cancer. Doctors even have 4 PET-CT scanners, 7 SPECT gamma cameras, and 2 cyclotrons. In accumulation, the clinic is the only owner of the equipment for the second generation of proton therapy, 32-channel spiral MRI, and GammaKnife Icon in Asia. A significant achievement is that UNICEF recognized the medical center with a child-friendly special accreditation. In obtainment, the hospital demonstrates the highest survival rates for premature babies worldwide. The background of neonatologists includes the survival of a premature baby weighing 380 grams. Furthermore, doctors have the most knowledge of treating various disorders in Korea, which is confirmed by the number of successful operations. In particular, the list includes 1,000 ECMO procedures, 3,000 microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia, 2,000 kidney transplants, and 1,000 endoscopic brain tumor operations. This amount of surgical experience also offers patients a unique treatment of cardiovascular diseases thanks to balloon angioplasty for patients with chronic thrombotic pulmonary hypertension. Likewise, Seoul Samsung Hospital occupies a leading position in Korea in the extraction of electrodes of heart devices using the TightRail tool and implantation of the latest generation HeartMate 3 artificial heart.

The high-tech and leading Seoul Samsung Clinic has no analogs in Asia regarding the number of offers of the latest modern medical developments. Cardiology, endocrinology, reproductive medicine, oncology, neurology, orthopedics, rheumatology, ophthalmology, and their surgical specialties and an endless list of services are available in one place. In addition, rehabilitation, outpatient counseling, and health check-ups are available in acquisition to diagnosis and treatment.

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Founded in 1994
2,120,000 patients
1,979 beds available
N/A department

Should I choose a clinic for neurosurgical treatment?

Neurosurgeons have unique experience in more than 3,500 brain surgeries for spinal cord diseases, pediatric neurological diseases, and functional brain disorders. Success is ensured by the most modern neuronavigation systems, endoscopy, intraoperative СT, and Gamma Knife.

What unique technologies does the medical center use for esophageal surgery?

Specialists have developed an improved version of the CHOOStent – GI CHOO stent for the palliative cure of esophageal stricture and tracheoesophageal fistula caused by tumors. The technique makes it possible to treat the most complex cases of diseases successfully. 

Is Samsung Medical Center Seoul suitable for pediatric liver transplants?

Pediatric surgeons provide high-efficiency liver transplants with few complications using 3D printing technology. The printed organ of the recipient allows you to think through minor details of the operation and better choose the vital organ according to anatomical features.

Will doctors help fight against and prevent bedsores in seriously ill patients?

Scientists have developed a system for recognizing bedsores, "Skinex", based on artificial intelligence. This approach recognizes the current stage of bedsores in real-time using a photo and selects the appropriate cure method after entering the relevant points about the skin condition.

About the city

Seoul is the principal city of South Korea, with residents of more than 10 million people. The municipality officially became the capital in 1948. The town plays with the contrasts of futuristic buildings, ancient architecture, and Buddhist temples.

Vibrant nightlife and exemplary Korean clubs are located in the heart of the Gangnam metropolis. In addition, the city is a heaven for shopping and fashion. Walking through the metropolis, visitors can't pass Dongdaemun Design Plaza DDP and the 236-meter TV tower Seoul Tower. The design of the buildings resembles alien architecture with apparent features of futurism. In addition, Gyeongbokgung Palace is a real national treasure of 14th-century Korea. Numerous sacred houses with parks, museums, and exhibitions also attract the attention of travelers worldwide. In the spring, visitors can admire the cherry blossoms at the Hangan Park Festival, which is the perfect place to take photos to remember the vacation. While walking around the city, guests can enjoy the national cuisine of kimchi (pickled cabbage), samgethan (chicken soup stuffed with Chinese dates, ginseng, and rice), and hoe.

The municipality is an important political and economic center of the country. From the very beginning, the city was famous for its rural economy, and the economy gained the most significant development due to exports, which are common now. Today, the primary industries are trade, mechanical engineering, telecommunications, electronics, and construction. According to Fortune magazine, Seoul ranks seventh among the world's cities regarding the number of corporations. It is included in the list of the five hundred largest multinational corporations. Also, in 1998, the city became the capital of the 20th Summer Olympic Games, and in 2002, it was one of the venues for the World Football Championship. In addition, the medical field has also developed significantly. Back in 1989, Asan Medical Center Seoul began providing treatment according to the latest global recommendations and catching up with the world's leading hospitals.

A vacation in Seoul resembles a trip to the future, where highly developed technologies occupy a larger share of life. But numerous green areas and architecture of ancient times bring back to reality and allow harmony and unity with the culture of the past.

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