Breast cancer surgery in Republic of Korea

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Looking for Breast cancer surgery in Republic of Korea? To make your choice, explore the ranking of 10 breast cancer surgery clinics and 2 doctors based on verified reviews, mostly left by visitors from the USA and the UK. In case you need any assistance, talk to a real person — our medically trained customer support is here for you 24/7.

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How much does breast cancer surgery cost in Republic of Korea?

Updated: 2020-02-13
The average price of breast cancer surgery in Republic of Korea is $11300, the minimum price is $8000, and the maximum price is $15100.
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Breast cancer surgery from $8500 from $2500 - from $9500
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10 Breast cancer surgery Clinics in Republic of Korea Found

The hospitals ranking is based on 479 requests, 136 patient reviews, prices, and information from 10 clinics

#1
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.

#2
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

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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Questions and answers

What kind of surgery do you do for breast cancer?

Sirshendu Roy
21 years of experience
Nashik , India
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre

The most common surgery that aims to preserve the breast is called "breast conservation surgery." Less often, if the disease is too big or originates from multiple areas, complete removal may be required — it is called modified radical mastectomy. Sometimes the patient needs reconstructive surgeries (muscle/ fat used from another area to reshape like breast) for better cosmetic results.

#4
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.

#5
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.

#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.

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#7
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

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.

World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

World's Best Smart Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek magazine honors the most advanced medical facilities, which use AI, robotic surgery, digital imaging, telemedicine, smart buildings, and EHRs. The ranking is composed in partnership with data research company Statista.

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#8
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

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.

#9
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery System

CyberKnife

CyberKnife

International Organization for Standardization

International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality.

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 2020 by Newsweek

World's Best Hospitals 2020 by Newsweek

The authoritative list of The World's Best Hospitals 2020 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
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.

The Best Breast Cancer Surgery Doctors in Republic of Korea

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Paik Nam-sun
Surgical oncologist
Seoul , Republic of Korea
Ewha Womans University Medical Center
5.0
( 4 reviews )
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
Ewha Womans University Medical Center
40 years of experience
Dr. Paik Nam-sun is the best breast cancer specialist in South Korea. Is among the world’s top 100 gastric and breast cancer surgeons. The first in the country who successfully performed the breast conserving surgery in 1986. Author of a unique stomach cancer surgery. Heads Ehwa Woman’s University C ...
Hyung Seok Park
Seoul , Republic of Korea
Severance Hospital
4.6
( 33 reviews )
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Seoul, Republic of Korea
Severance Hospital
25 years of experience
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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.

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