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Republic of Korea, Seoul

Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)

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The medical center is a Bookimed Official Partner. Thus, we arrange treatment for international patients as a hospital representative with no intermediaries and extra charges.

About the clinic

Year of foundation

Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, also known as KUIMS, is a multidisciplinary medical facility in Seoul (capital of South Korea).

KUIMS is a first and only global center that combines different medical approaches in one facility — international medicine with the traditional one.

Oncology, medical check-ups, orthopedics, and dentistry are the leading specialties at Kyung Hee University Medical Center.

The center is a medical partner of the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan and is recognized as an outstanding facility by WHO and UNICEF.

1,500,000 patient visit KUIMS annually.

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Basic check-up Female check-up Male Check-up Paediatric Check-Up Cancer screening Oncological Check-up for Women Oncological Check-up for Man
Diagnosis+Surgery and chemotherapy $14000
Diagnosis + drug treatment in the presence of metastasis $10000
Diagnosis + drug treatment in the presence of metastasis $7050
Basic check-up $545
Female Сheck-up $727
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Treatments prices in the clinic

Last price update — 29.04.2022. Prices can be changed depending on the medical case and doctor's recommendations.
PET/CT $930
Consultation with an oncologist $50 - $60
Histopathology revision Price on request
Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy $1700 - $2000
Consultation with a neurosurgeon Price on request
Prostatectomy Price on request
Brachytherapy for prostate cancer Price on request
Laparoscopic prostatectomy $18000 - $20000
Lung segmentectomy $21400 - $23200
Chemotherapy for lung cancer $1000 - $1500
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Papanicolaou test (PAP analysis) Price on request
Biopsy Colposcopy Price on request
Childbirth Price on request
Hysterectomy (uterus removal) $27000 - $30000
Hip replacement $15000 - $17000
Arthroscopic meniscectomy $6000 - $6200
Consultation with a cardiologist $60 - $80
Extended analysis of blood Price on request
Radiofrequency ablation $15000 - $17000
MRI of one area Price on request
Stomach resection $25000 - $30000
Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) $8000 - $9000
Resection of the esophagus $35000 - $40000
Breast cancer surgery $10000 - $14000
Pancreatic cancer surgery $17700 - $23000
Ovarian Cyst Removal $5350 - $6200
Lung cancer surgery $10000 - $30000
Consultation rheumatologist $60 - $80
Medication therapy for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus $120
Thymectomy $9000 - $10500
Trans-sphenoidal hypophysectomy (adenomectomy) $14000 - $16000
Tongue cancer surgery $20000 - $60000
Brain tumor removal $30000 - $45000
Surgical removal of the brain cyst $30000
Radioiodine therapy $800 - $3500
Otorhinolaryngology/Ear, Nose and Throat(ENT)
Laryngoscopy $100
Tonsillectomy $3500 - $4000
Retinal detachment surgery $5400 - $6900
Strabismus surgery $3400 - $3800
Vitrectomy $4600 - $6100
Rehabilitation (per 1 day) $100 - $150
Embolization of varicocele $4000 - $4900
Laser treatment for varicose veins $2500 - $5500
Varicose veins removal $3000 - $5500
Сomplex oncology diagnostic $1500
Hematology Oncology
CT scan of the body part $500

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hospital accreditations of quality

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation certificate for Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)
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KR, Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation certificate for Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)
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World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)
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World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek certificate for Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)
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Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS): more details about the clinic

Republic of Korea, Seoul

Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (Seoul) was founded in 1971. KUIMS is the first Korean university hospital united integrated treatment centers of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Traditional Korean Medicine and Dental Medicine in one hospital.

International Medical Association (KMMA/KIMA) has recognized KUIMS as the leading hospital in South Korea for medical tourism.

Leading specialties at Kyung Hee University Medical Center


  • Fast Track system. The Fast Track system is a service that guarantees the priority for international patients during diagnosis, consultation, and treatment. Kyung Hee University Hospital is the first facility in South Korea to use this systematic approach. Fast Track system allows foreign patients avoiding queues, saving a lot of time and money during treatments.
  • Innovative technologies. KUIMS doctors use innovative radiotherapeutic devices (RapidArc and Gamma Knife), an advanced robotic system (Da Vinci XI), non-surgical orthopedic therapy (Invossa K injection).
  • Lower prices. Specialists of Kyung Hee University Hospital carry out diagnostic tests and treatments cheaper than in other Korean hospitals.

Kyung Hee University Medical Center in figures


A medical check-up is one of the leading specialties at KUIMS. The center has received an award as the best one for health screening in the world by Bookimed. The award winners have been chosen according to the patients' reviews, medical service quality, and treatment success index.

KUIMS doctors provide Smart Check-Up, a diagnostic approach when a patient undergoes tests appropriate for their health condition, sex, age, and other personal characteristics.

  • Basic and Premium check-up programs at KUIMS Medical Center include body composition analysis, all necessary lab tests, and examinations of eyes, heart, lungs, endocrine system, digestive organs, and some other specific tests. Premium screening contains more diagnostic tests than the Basic one to explore the patient's condition in more details.
  • Intensive screening program involves exams of major organs for early detection of possible diseases according to personal lifestyle and family history. This check-up is divided into 2 types according to the patient's sex — male and female.
  • Cancer check-up package in Kyung Hee University Hospital consists of diagnostic procedures to detect or prevent cancers.
  • Overnight program combines overall in-depth examinations while a patient sleeps in the KUIMS VIP suite. This package is particularly important for people with neurological diseases (especially, for epilepsy).
  • Special screening pack includes only specific procedures according to the patient's age. It is the most proper diagnostic option before marriage and for children (3-aged and over) or adolescents (13-aged and over). The program is helpful for the early detection and prevention of diseases.
  • Set program at Kyung Hee Medical Center is a combination of customized tests and additional examinations to adjust individual needs.

Check-up Center at KUIMS Medical Center


KUIMS is among the best Korean clinics specializing in the treatment of stomach, liver, colorectal, pancreatic, breast, lung, brain, gynecological, prostate cancers, lymphomas, and blood malignant disorders as well.

Treatment of digestive organs tumors is a leading specialty at KUIMS Oncology Center. The Endoscopy Department is the best in the country according to the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Doctors here prefer conducting minimally invasive interventions that reduce the risk of complications and speed up recovery period after surgery.

➤ Radiotherapy Center

Oncologists at KUIMS Medical Center carry out radiological therapy with RapidArc — a new type of radio technology. Doctors use this device to destroy 2.5-5 mm tumors (size of a pencil tip).

RapidArc works with intensity modulation (IGRT / IMRT technologies) and visual control. It makes therapy more precise than traditional radiotherapy and accelerates the patient's recovery period.

Pros of RapidArc:

  • reduces treatment period by 80%
  • is cheaper than traditional radiotherapy.

➤ Gamma Knife Center

Gamma Knife is the most innovative radiation treatment for tumors of small or medium size in children and adults. KUIMS doctors use Perfection Leksell Gamma Knife — the most precise radiotherapy technology.

Advantages of Perfection Gamma Knife:

  • High level of safety due to the radiation source adjusting.
  • The procedure is non-invasive. Doctors operate with Gamma Knife in one day without an overnight hospital stay.
  • No discomfort during the treatment as far as the device adapts to the patient's breathing and movements during the treatment.
  • Exact point hit — the Perfection divides the radiation into 8 sectors that helps to target only the diseased tissues and save the healthy ones.
  • Excellent image processing that helps to analyze each step of the therapy.
  • Perfection Gamma Knife can deliver a high dose of radiation in 26 targets during one procedure. This is a very important for people who have a lot of disease foci.

➤ Robotic Surgery Center

Kyung Hee University Hospital is well-known among international patients for state-of-the-art robot-assisted equipment. Surgeons use an innovative Da Vinci XI device for surgical treatment of different organs.

Da Vinci XI system is the most advanced minimally invasive option for colorectal, general, urological, gynecological, thoracic complex surgeries.

The Da Vinci XI robot helps the surgeon to:

  • perform a precise surgery though 3D-HD imaging (a surgeon monitors and controls all robotic movements)
  • cut down operating time
  • make minimal incisions and reduce recovery after the procedure.


Kyung Hee University Hospital is the world's first hospital to provide gene therapy for knee osteoarthritis — Invossa K injection. This therapeutic method is the best option to reduce pain for elderly patients, and those who cannot go through the knee replacement.

Invossa K is a non-surgical method. An orthopedist makes only one injection to the knee joint allowing the cells to repair and regenerate the tissues. The procedure does not require anesthesia. A patient quickly returns to their everyday life and does not feel pain for 2 years and more.

➤ Spine center

Specialists of Kyung Hee University Medical Center combine Western and Korean medical approaches to achieve better results in vertebra diseases treatment.


✓ International patients receive a discount for accommodation in VIP rooms. So you receive VIP accommodation for the price of standard single room.

✓ Single, double, triple, quad, 5- and 6-person rooms are available in Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong. The price of accommodation depends on the chosen type of a ward.

✓ Transfer from an airport is paid additionally.

Single room at Kyung Hee University Medical Center

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What treatments do patients most often ask for?
Patients choose Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS) most frequently to treat the following conditions:
  • Lung cancer
What procedures do patients have most often?
The most common procedures in the hospital are:
  • Complex diagnostics of lung cancer
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Chemotherapy for lung cancer
  • Immunotherapy with Keytruda (Pembolizumab)
  • Consultation with an oncologist

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Anonymous - Basic check-up
Russian Federation

Jan 25, 2020
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Results were great
Very satisfied with the visit to the clinic, from the international department to the clinics to the staff, excellent team work
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Cветлана - Basic check-up
Russian Federation

Nov 19, 2019
Verified review.
I recommend!
We arrived at the clinic a second time. Her husband was examined with a focus on the digestive tract. Quickly, efficiently. The examination revealed polyps that were removed on the same day. The translator girls are very kind, they explain everything, and see them off. I recommend!
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Ayana Drugina - Liver cancer
Russian Federation

Oct 28, 2019
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The clinic is completely low level of service. We arrived at 12 noon and were held until 16.30 in the waiting room. This despite the fact that they knew that a patient arrived with stage 4 cancer, metastases in the spine. it’s very difficult for an old person with such a diagnosis to sit. My dad is 75 years old, my mother is 71. It is hard for a healthy, young one to sit in one place for almost 5 hours. Parents chose a place in 6 local wards. Single VIP is no different from her. The small room is stuffy and cramped. The attendant is provided with a seat. This is a roll-out mattress from under the bed, covered in leather or leatherette. There is no bedspread. We were given a blanket when asked. And Dad hung him on a nearby bed, so that from under it would not blow. He slept for 5 days in clothes on a mattress. On the day when they were supposed to do an MRI of the spine, my sister came to the reception several times asking her to take her mom early. As a result, the MRI was done at 14-30. All this time, Mom did not drink, did not eat in the evening. Terribly exhausted. They did an MRI for a long time, mom says probably 40 minutes and all this time she lay on a cold surface, froze very much and as a result, her mother was tormented by severe pain in the spine. When we sent mom to Korea, we thought that there mom would be well anesthetized, that Korea had the best drugs. When dad said that mom got worse there, that they are tormented by pains, from which she constantly cried, I asked to write the name of the pain medication. My sister immediately sent the name of pain relief to our doctor. It turned out she was given paracetamol (for some reason) and a tramadol tablet, while here Mom got pain medication three times a day with morphine. About what everything was indicated in the extract.
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Vadim Lomanov - Male Check-up

Sep 26, 2019
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"Be healthy)"
Good afternoon! Stay in the clinic was excellent. clean, comfortable, understandable. check-in about 2 hours. I didn’t go there with the aim of being treated - therefore I am not writing about the result. a doctor’s appointment is quite expensive, paid separately, lasts 5-10 minutes gives recommendations and that’s all - be healthy) the clinic does not have any plastic surgery or everything related to the unproven treatment methods for unrecognized diseases (osteochondrosis, dystonia)
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Olga Shutkina - MRI of the brain and spine with contrast
Russian Federation

May 5, 2019
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- And so, in general, everything is quite decently organized, quickly, and a lot of different surveys in a short time
I will be pleased when they receive the remaining examinations and consultation with a doctor. And so, in general, everything is quite decently organized, quickly, and a lot of different surveys in a short time.
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