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Republic of Korea, Seoul

Asan Medical Center

4.6
Doctor 5.0
Facilities 5.0
staff 5.0
Language assistance 5.0
Support 5.0
7 accreditations
hospital certificates of quality
100% Patients
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About the clinic

Asan Hospital (Asan Medical Center) is the largest multidisciplinary medical center in South Korea, which can serve 2,700 patients at once.

The key specialties in the hospital are organ transplant, oncology, cardiology, and cardiac surgery. Almost half of all heart transplants in South Korea are carried out (45%) at Asan. The success of organ transplants ranges from 90%.

Every day, 11,800 outpatients and 2,550 inpatients are treated in Asan Hospital. Medical tourists from the USA, China, the UAE, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia choose Asan Hospital.

Highlights

1989 Year of foundation
182220 patients per year
65599 Operations per year
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Special offers

Specialties
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The special offer has a standard range of medical services offered by a clinic, additional benefits like accommodation, transfer and etc.

Treatments prices in the clinic

Last price update — 29.04.2022. Prices can be changed depending on the medical case and doctor's recommendations.
Oncology
diagnostics
Complex diagnostics of thyroid cancer Price on request
treatment
Radiotherapy for lung cancer Price on request
Cryodestruction Price on request
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) $4350 - $5500
Breast cancer surgery $10600 - $14100
Removal of liver cancer $21100 - $29100
Pediatric Oncology
treatment
Sarcoma surgery $7600 - $12400
Weight Loss Surgery
treatment
Stomach stapling Price on request
Gastric band Price on request
Gastroectomy $15000 - $20250
Gastric sleeve surgery (Sleeve gastrectomy) Price on request
Gastric bypass $17805
Pediatrics
treatment
Cochlear implant placement Price on request
Vaccination Price on request
Pediatric Neurosurgery
diagnostics
Consultation with a neurosurgeon Price on request
treatment
Brain tumor surgery $19400 - $28200
Stereotaxic radiosurgery Price on request
Orthopedics
treatment
Bone Fracture Treatment Price on request
Ankle Arthroscopy Price on request
Rheumatology
treatment
Medication therapy for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Price on request
Surgery
treatment
Hiatal hernia repair Price on request
Hysterectomy (uterus removal) $14400 - $21000
Pancreatic cancer surgery $25600 - $34350
Lipoma Removal Price on request
Pneumonectomy $30850 - $39650
Obstetrics and Gynecology
treatment
Ovarian Cyst Removal Price on request
Urology
treatment
Circumcision $1648 - $2197
Medication therapy for urinary incontinence Price on request
Neurosurgery
treatment
Brain Aneurysm Repair Price on request
Neurorrhaphy Price on request
Foraminotomy Price on request
Trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy (adenomectomy) Price on request
Laminectomy $11128
Plastic Surgery
treatment
Vaginoplasty Price on request
Mammoplasty $15000 - $17000
Breast augmentation $15000 - $17000
Phlebology
treatment
Angioplasty Price on request
Neurology
treatment
Medication treatment for epilepsy Price on request
Hematology Oncology
treatment
Bone marrow transplantation $250000 - $275000
Spinal Surgery
treatment
Kyphoplasty Price on request
Ophthalmology
treatment
LASIK eye surgery $10000 - $13000
Gastroenterology
treatment
Stomach resection $14100 - $17600
Hand surgery
treatment
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery $1113
Diagnostics
diagnostics
Lab tests Price on request

hospital accreditations of quality

International Organization for Standardization certificate for Asan Medical Center
International Organization for Standardization
CH, International Organization for Standardization certificate for Asan Medical Center
Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation certificate for Asan Medical Center
Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation
KR, Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek
US, World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek
US, World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek
US, World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek
US, World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center
World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek
US, World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek certificate for Asan Medical Center

Asan Medical Center: more details about the clinic

Republic of Korea, Seoul

Asan Hospital was opened in 1989. It consists of specialized 44 departments, the Organ Transplant Center, Heart Institute, Cancer Institute, and Children's Hospital.

The medical center is located in Seoul, a 5-minute walk from the Olympic Park. Incheon International Airport is 70 km away from Asan.

 

Advantages of Asan Medical Center

  • No.1 hospital regarding organ transplant in South Korea. Asan Hospital is the leading center for kidney, liver, pancreas, and heart transplants according to KONOS, Korean Network for Organ Sharing. The leadership of the hospital is explained by the organ transplant number and high success rate.
  • No.1 hospital in South Korea regarding the number of operations for 30 common diseases, 6 types of cancer and organ transplants.
  • Innovative medical equipment. Asan Hospital is equipped with the latest medical devices — MRI, CT, and PET-CT for accurate diagnostics, Da Vinci robotic system for sparing surgery through incisions up to 1 cm, GammaKnife to destroy tumors without surgery.
  • International Department. Each patient has a personal coordinator who will arrange a transfer, a consultation with a doctor; accompany you during the diagnostic and treatment procedures.

 

Asan in figures

Organ Transplant Center

Asan surgeons are specialists in the kidney, liver, pancreas, heart, lung, and cornea transplants.

8 teams of doctors are responsible for the transplantation of a particular organ. The teams consist of specialists in internal medicine, pediatricians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, transplantologists, assistant surgeons, and nurses.

The doctors of the center were the 1st in South Korea to perform the following operations:

  • pancreatic and kidney transplantation (1992)
  • kidney and liver transplant (1999)
  • heart and kidney transplantation (2005)
  • transplant of the pancreas part and kidney from a living donor (2006)
  • heart and liver transplantation (2007)
  • liver and lung transplantation
  • liver, heart and lung transplantation during one operation (2015).

Liver Transplant Center

Asan Liver Transplant Center is one of the best in South Korea according to the number and success rate of the performed operations.

Among the achievements of Liver Transplant Center’s doctors are:

  • the 1st donor liver transplant to a child in South Korea (1994)
  • the 1st transplant of a liver part from a living donor in South Korea (1994)
  • the 1st liver transplant from a living donor (2000).

Liver transplant success rate at Asan

98% is a success rate of liver transplant at Asan. This means that the organ has replanted and the patient’s health condition is stable for 1 year after the surgery.

For comparison, the average success rate of transplants in Korean hospitals is 84% according to the Korea Network for Organ Exchange (Korea Network For Organ Sharing — KONOS). The average success rate in the world is 88% according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Heart Institute

The Heart Institute was founded in 1989. Nowadays, it consists of 3 specialized departments: cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery.

Achievements of Asan doctors:

  • the 1st mitral balloon valvuloplasty (a method to treat constricted heart valves) in South Korea (1989)
  • the 1st coronary artery stenting in South Korea (1991)
  • the 1st operation to install a bioresorbable coronary stent in South Korea (2015).

Operations and procedures

  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed through a small puncture in the skin. It is indicated for patients with angina pectoris and ischemic heart disease. Every year, Asan cardiologists conduct 2,000 PCIs.
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). This is a procedure to replace the affected heart valve using a catheter (thin tube) inserted through the vessels. The success of the procedure is 98% at Asan.
  • Coronary artery bypass surgery. During the operation, doctors sew a vessel around the affected artery. This allows the heart pumping blood without in a normal way. As a result, a patient gets rid of chest pains. Every year, doctors perform 300 coronary artery bypass surgeries.
  • Heart transplantation. 45% of all heart transplants in South Korea are performed by Asan surgeons. They have conducted more than 600 successful heart transplants.
 

Operation at Asan, South Korea

Cancer Institute

The Cancer Institute includes 15 specialized centers. The largest ones are the Blood Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplantation Center, the Lung Cancer Department, and the Breast Cancer Department.

Oncologists in Asan Hospital specialize in the treatment of lung, stomach, intestines, lymphatic system, pancreas, liver, head and neck cancers.

When a tumor type is determined, doctors prescribe chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy. Targeted drugs destroy only malignant cells without affecting healthy ones. A patient avoids side effects such as stomach ache, hair and nail loss.

Radiation therapy is performed at Radiation Oncology Center. It is prescribed as a separate method of treatment or in combination with chemotherapy.

Statistics

  • 1,500 laparoscopic (through small incisions) tumor removals per year
  • 1,900 surgeries in case of gastric cancer annually
  • 95% is a success rate of laparoscopic interventions on the stomach
  • 2,500 patients with bowel cancer are treated annually
  • 2,000 surgeries for patients with breast cancer every year. In 70% of cases, the breast is preserved. In other cases, doctors perform an organ reconstruction using implants.

 

Surgical intervention at Asan, South Korea

 

Services for international patients at Asan

International Center

There is the International Center on Asan premises. A coordinator will accompany you at all stages of diagnosis and treatment.

Transfer

Asan Medical Center offers patients a free airport-clinic transfer.

Accommodation

Patients stay in 1-, 2-bed wards.

Infrastructure

Asan Medical Center covers 85,000 m² area. There are a supermarket, restaurants, a concert hall, bookstores, and flower shops on the territory.

Additional services
Transfer
Airport to clinic
free
Language assistance
Available
free
Accommodation
Hotel (apartments) near the clinic, billed daily
Requirements for admission
Payment methods
Cash
Credit cards
Age
0 - 0
What procedures do patients have most often?
The most common procedures in the hospital are:
  • LASIK eye surgery
  • Female check-up
  • Male Check-up
  • Oncological Check-up for Man
  • Oncological Check-up for Women

Patient reviews

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Language assistance
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Support

Donald • Cancer screening
United States of America

Sep 9, 2022
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Overall experience was great
Yes. Only thing Is that I was supposed to get refund for the cancellation of dental exam and X-ray. Didn’t get it.
About Bookimed service
Yes. Only thing Is that I was supposed to get refund for the cancellation of dental exam and X-ray. Didn’t get it.

Vladimir Kondratyuk • Ulcerative colitis
Russian Federation

Jun 5, 2019
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Everything is on the level, staff, doctors, service, and so on
Everything is good and even healthy, only expensive. Everything is on the level, staff, doctors, service, and so on. Of the proposed chambers was 500 bucks a day. Procedures are also not cheap, but everything is qualitative and operational, people know what to do and how.
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Vladimir Kondratyuk • Ulcerative colitis
Russian Federation

Jun 5, 2019
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