Clinics and treatment in Seoul (Republic of Korea)

Searching for hospitals in Republic of Korea? Check the ranking of 36 clinics based on 106 reviews, find 137 top doctors. The listing represents prices for 263 medical tests and 517 treatment procedures

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What is the cost of treatment in Seoul?

Procedures Prices
Rhinoplasty (nose job) $2350 - $8500
Facelift surgery $1800 - $14000
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid correction) $1000 - $6600
Bone marrow transplantation $115300 - $275000
Liposuction $2000 - $24500
PET/CT $930 - $1800
Basic check-up $540 - $1350
Male Check-up $580 - $6000
Female check-up $610 - $6000
MRI of one area $400 - $2000

The total cost is estimated individually and can vary according to the severity of illness, complications (if they occur), hospital type, and doctor’s qualification. You’ll get the exact price for treatment in Seoul after medical tests and consultation with a doctor.

Highly rated clinics in Republic of Korea

The hospitals ranking is based on 479 requests, 136 patient reviews, prices, and information from 36 clinics

#1
Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

#3
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

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World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

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Questions and answers

What should you know about South Korea before the trip?

Currency

South Korean Won (you also can pay for services in dollars)

Best period for the trip

April, May & June or September, October & November.

Language

Korean (most of medical staff speaks English fluently)

Visa

none required for stays under 90 days or less

Time difference with Europe

9 hours

Time difference with the USA

9 hours

Capital

Seoul

Medical tourism center

Seoul

Popular resorts

Gangwon-do, Gyeongju, Boseong, Jeju

What is the level of medicine in South Korea?

Healthcare is the key development sector of the Korean government. The Korean authorities are convinced that care for the citizens' health should be an absolute priority of state policy and spend about 1 billion a year for medical tourists attraction.

According to Mark Britnell, hospitals dominate the health system. 94% of hospitals are privately owned.

Why is South Korea trendy for medical tourism?

South Korea is also a well-known country globally due to high-skilled doctors that undergo internships in American and European institutions. Patients from Russia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and US prefer treatment inSouth Korea to other places.

Highly developed medical centers and first-rate therapeutic services at affordable prices attract people from all over the world. About 1 mln international patients travel to Korea annually. So South Korea is among Top 10 countries with the most developed medical tourism sector.

South Korea is a top destination for medical tourists because of low-costs. You may save up to 40% on services in South Korea compared to European countries or the USA due to the average local citizens' income and general price policy within the country.

What hotel services are provided here?

In South Korea, hotels of different price ranges and service levels are presented. Most tourists choose 4 and 5 star hotels with all-inclusive meals. Such hotels have everything for a comfortable stay: varied food, a large well-groomed territory, animation for children and adults. Some hotels have their own water park, which guests can use for free. Budget travelers can afford to book an economical 3-star hotel with half board or no meals at all.

Do I need a visa to South Korea?

Today, South Korea has visa-free agreements with 112 states. None visa is required for stays under 90 days or less. To stay longer in this country, you need a visa. What states need a visa for treatment in South Korea and what countries can cross the border free and easy read here.

What documents are required to apply for a visa to South Korea for treatment?

Visas for travel to South Korea require a number of documents. The necessary papers can be submitted 90 days before the planned departure. Lists of documents includes:

  • ID card
  • confirmation of online registration and filling out the questionnaire
  • certificate of income and availability of funds
  • insurance policy for a stay in South Korea (original and copy)
  • 2 photos (5x6)
  • visa receipt
  • booking of flight and hotel
  • medical opinion about the need for treatment.

What are the most popular plastic surgery procedures?

According to ASPS statistics, 17.7 mln cosmetic surgeries and 5.8 mln reconstructive procedures have been performed in 2018. Among cosmetic procedures the most popular are:

  • breast augmentation
  • liposuction
  • rhinoplasty (nose job)
  • eyelid surgery
  • tummy tuck.

Tumor removal, laceration repair, maxillofacial surgery, scar revision, hand surgery are the most common operations in the context of reconstructive surgery.

#4
Best Plastic Surgery Center 2018

Best Plastic Surgery Center 2018

While composing a rating, Bookimed experts have taken into account patient reviews and clinic achievements in 2018.

#6
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) evaluates the quality of services provided to international patients in medical facilities worldwide (medical tourism). GHA is an independent institution. Its advisory board includes representatives of leading hospitals, insurance companies, and organizations that deal with patient experience and risk management.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

#10
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International

Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety in the world.

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation

The KOIHA accreditation program warrants excellent quality and safety of medical care in Korean healthcare centers. Each medical facility with the KOIHA accreditation conforms to the international standards.

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors medical centers according to key medical performance indicators, patient satisfaction data, and recommendations from global medical experts. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

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Best doctors of Seoul (Republic of Korea)

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Lee Dong Chan
Seoul , Republic of Korea
View Plastic Surgery Hospital
3.0
(1 review )
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
View Plastic Surgery Hospital
Tak Kyoung Seok
Plastic surgeon
Seoul , Republic of Korea
TN Plastic Surgery
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
TN Plastic Surgery
Dr. Kyoung Seok Tak is an expert in plastic and reconstructive surgery with over 10 years of practical experience. President and chief surgeon at TN Plastic Surgery Center. Work experience Since 2014 — President and Chief Surgeon at the TN Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center 2012-2014 — Assist ...
Kwon Soon-Hong
Plastic surgeon
Seoul , Republic of Korea
JK Plastic Surgery Center
4.9
( 7 reviews )
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
JK Plastic Surgery Center
14 years of experience
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106 positive reviews on treatment in Seoul

Natalya Feb 4, 2020
Verified review. in Severance Hospital

Good evening! In the Severance clinic itself, I liked everything. Everything is very organized. Polite clinic staff. There was one caveat. Nobody told me that preparations for a colonoscopy will be delivered to the hotel. If I hadn’t come to Severance hospital the day before, I’ve found a girl who speaks Russian. She phoned the clinic and explained that the package should wait at the hotel. A. So I would not be prepared on the appointed day. The rest I liked everything. I plan to come to you in a year. Thanks for all !! Добрый вечер! В самой клинике Северанс мне все понравилось. Очень все организовано. Вежливый персонал клиники . Был один нюанс. Мне никто не сообщил что будут доставлены препараты для колоноскопия в отель. Если бы я днём раньше не пришла в госпиталь Северанс где нашла девушку говорящую на русском языке. Она созвонилась с клиникой и объяснила что должна ждать в отеле посылочка. А. Так бы я пришла в назначенный день не подготовленная. Остальное мне все понравилось. Планирую через год к вам. Спасибо за все !!

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Anonymous Jan 25, 2020

Very satisfied with the visit to the clinic, from the international department to the clinics to the staff, excellent team work Очень довольны визитом в клинику, от международного отдела в клиники до персонала, отличная командная работа

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Asel Jan 16, 2020

Mom could not make an accurate diagnosis, and we decided to be examined in Korea. I left a request in bookimed. And what surprised immediately rang. I told you how, all the tests that were done, and I was advised by the Ehwa clinic. We immediately agreed and signed up with a mammologist. Everything is clean in the clinic, all doctors, all medical staff are qualified, and very friendly. The translator was with my mother all the time, and he explained everything very clearly. They quickly took the tests, and immediately established a diagnosis, they said it was necessary to do the operation. The operation lasted 5 hours (general preparation, etc.) after the operations in the clinic 10 days. They did everything neatly, everything had almost healed. I am satisfied with the clinic and the medical coordinators of Bookimed. Thank you all very much! Маме не могли поставить точный диагноз, и мы решили обследоваться в Корее. Оставила заявку в букимед. И то что удивило сразу же позвонили. Я рассказала что как, все анализы которые проводились, и мне посоветовали клинику Ихва. Мы сразу же все соглосовали, и записались к маммологу. В клинике все чисто, все врачи, весь мед персонал квалифицированные, и очень доброжелательные. Все время с мамой был переводчик, и очень понятно все объяснял. Быстро взяли анализы, и сразу же установили диагноз, сказали надо делать операцию. Операция длилась 5 часов (общ подготовка и тд.) после операций в клинике пролежала 10 дней. Все сделали аккуратно, уже все почти зажило. Я удовлетворена клиникой и мед координаторами Букимед. Всем большое спасибо!

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Anonymous Jan 9, 2020
Verified review. The patient was treated of melanoma in Samsung Medical Center

The staff is nice, but everything is on stream, as it does not take my problem seriously, as much as I would like! After my husband insistently said that it would be necessary to do so, so this, then after that we were heard. Персонал хороший , но все поставленно на поток, как то относятся к моей проблеме не очень серьезно, как бы мне этого хотелось!
После того как мой супруг настойчиво сказал, что надо бы сделать так то, так то, то после этого нас услышали.

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Cvetlana Nov 19, 2019

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! В клинику приехали второй раз. Обследовали мужа с упором на ЖКТ. Быстро, качественно. На обследовании были выявлены полипы, которые удалили в этот же день.
Девочки переводчицы очень любезные, все объясняют, провожают. Рекомендую!

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13 negative reviews on treatment in Seoul

Liliya Jan 16, 2020
Verified review. in Severance Hospital

They made a check. Served well. I REALLY WANT TO PRAISE THE LUMMILA COORDINATOR from the site of Bookimed, WISE !!! THE QUESTIONS ASKED TO HER, DECIDED BY ACCESSIBILITY OF ACCESS, WELL-DECK !!!!! Делали чекап.
Обслужили хорошо.

ОЧЕНЬ ХОЧУ ПОХВАЛИТЬ ЛЮДМИЛУ-КООРДИНАТОРА с сайта Букимед, УМНИЦА!!! ВОПРОСЫ ЗАДАВАЕМЫЕ ЕЙ, РЕШАЛА ПО ВОЗМОЖНОСТИ ДОСТУПА, УМНИЦА!!!!!

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Ardak Jan 3, 2020
Verified review. in Severance Hospital

The stay was as usual with the expectation, I can not say anything about trust, because we just had a survey. I can’t write anything about the ward since we were in the clinic where they were conducting the examination. All medicine is put on stream. But in any case, I am sure that medicine is at a high level. I went through the basic package, I was satisfied with whether or not I can not even say. Пребывание прошло как обычно с ожиданием , о доверии не могу ничего сказать так как у нас было просто обследование . О палате ничего не могу писать так как мы были в клинике где проводят обследование. Вся медицина поставлена на поток . Но в любом случае я уверена что медицина поставлена на высокой уровень. Я проходила базовый пакет довольна осталась или нет не могу даже сказать .

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Ayana Oct 28, 2019
Verified review. The patient was treated of liver cancer in Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)

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. Клиника совсем с низким уровнем обслуживания. Приехали в 12 дня и их продержали до 16.30 в зале ожидания. Это при том что знали, что приехал пациент с 4 стадией рака, метастазы в позвоночнике. старому человеку с таким диагнозом очень тяжело сидеть. Папе моему 75лет, маме 71. Здоровому, молодому тяжело сидеть на одном месте почти 5 часов. Родители выбрали место в 6 местной палате. Одноместная Вип ничем не отличается от неё. В небольшой палате душно и тесно. Сопровождающему предоставляется место. Это выкатной матрас из под кровати, обтянутый кожей или кожзамом. Постельного, покрывала нет. Нам дали покрывало, когда попросили. И Папа вешал его на рядомстоящую кровать, что бы из под неё не дуло. Так и спал 5 дней в одежде на матрасе.
В день когда должны были делать мрт позвоночника сестра несколько раз подходила на ресепшн с просьбой маму принять пораньше. В итоге мрт сделали в 14-30. Все это время Мама не пила не ела с вечера. Страшно обессилела. Мрт делали долго, мама говорит, наверное, минут 40 и все это время она лежала на холодной поверхности, сильно замёрзла и в итоге маму мучили сильные боли в позвоночнике.
Когда мы отправляли маму в Корею, мы думали, что там маму хорошо обезболят, что в Корее лучшие препараты. Когда папа сказал, что маме стало хуже там, что мучают боли, от которых она постоянно плакала я попросила написать название обезболивающего. Сестра сразу направила название обезболивания нашему врачу. Оказалось ей давали парацетамол (зачем непонятно) и таблетку трамадола, тогда как тут у нас Мама получала обезболивающее три раза в день с морфием. Про что в российской выписке все было указано.
В итоге мы дома уже 5 дней выписку до сих пор не получили.
Не рекомендую эту клинику

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Shenne Mar 15, 2019
Verified review. The patient was treated of deviated septum in View Plastic Surgery Hospital

The clinic itself is excellent but not sure after the operation that it will be good, the rehabilitation period is delayed Клиника сама отличная но после операции не уверена, что хорошо будет, реабилитационный период затягивается

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Anonymous Mar 7, 2019
Verified review. The patient was treated of lupus erythematosus in Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong (KUIMS)

We arrived in advance with a child from another city, the first minus that we have to wait, because Fourteen patients were enrolled for 14 hours. I think because of this, the doctor was in a hurry with the techniques, didn’t even look at me, listened to my problem through an interpreter, expressed her point of view (I had doubts between allergies and systemic lupus erythematosus), said that most likely it was an allergy you can still be tested for lupus, my apparently was not enough, they are worth for my own reassurance $ 840 I’m sitting and don’t know, not necessarily, the translator took me away from the office, so I went out for 6 minutes, took my reception and that's it !!! I donated $ 70 and left without understanding anything, and I knew all this in Russia, but no one gave me any specifics. In general, I am not happy with such a reception, the only translator is good Приехали мы заранее с ребёнком с другого города , первый минус , что приходится ждать, т.к. на 14ч было записано нас четверо пациентов. Думаю из за этого врач торопилась с приемами, на меня толком даже не взглянула, выслушала мою проблему через переводчицу, высказала свою точку зрения, ( у меня было сомнения между аллергией и системной волчанкой ), сказала что скорее всего это аллергия , но для СОБСТВЕННОГО УСПОКОЕНИЯ можете ещё сдать анализы на волчанку, моего видимо не достаточно было, они стоят длясобственного успокоения 840$
, я сижу и незнаю надо-не обязательно, переводчица уводила меня уже из кабинета, вот я вышла 6 мин занял мой приём и все!!! 70$ отдала и уехала ничего так и не поняв, все это я и в России знала , а конкретики мне ни кто не дал. Вообщем от такого приема я не в восторге , единственное переводчица хорошая

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