With its 130-year-long tradition, Yonsei University Health System is Korea’s representative medical center and has set numerous records of being the “first” and the “best” in Korean medical history. Gangnam Severance Hospital was established in 1983 to provide accessible healthcare for the Gangnam area, a hub of the Korean economy, and to continue Yonsei University Health System’s ascent toward the pinnacle of the medical world.
Yonsei University Health System, which established the Gangnam Severance Hospital is recognized as Korea’s most globalized medical center and a driving force behind improvement in the nation’s medical service. There are five general hospitals including Gangnam Severance, two graduate schools, and three colleges including Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing under the umbrella of Yonsei University Health System.
Gangnam Severance Hospital, which has constructed a strong medical network with Yonsei University Health System, is the general hospital that consists of three specialized hospitals and 36 departments. The fruits of its labors in the field have been multifarious and progressive, including becoming the first hospital to execute a successful lung transplant and being recognized as a hospital that established rapid and precise treatment systems across an array of specialties.
Cutting-Edge Medical Techniques: the Latest Equipment and Abundant Experience
Gangnam Severance Hospital has been acknowledged as a treatment center proactive in investment in, introduction of, and employment of cutting-edge devices for the best medical service. For the first time in Asia, the hospital introduced the da Vinci robot operative device, the fruit of the advances in medical technology in the 21stcentury. Additionally, the hospital commenced Tomo Therapy, a radioactive treatment device that works like a dream to minimize the pain associated with anti-cancer treatments, and PET-CT, a state-of-the-art device for the early diagnosis of cancer.
Three specialized hospitals (cancer, spine, dental), specialized centers by main disease type (for cerebrovascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases, internal secretion, diabetes, and endoscopy), and the Health Promotion Center, one-stop care from examination to cure)...
There are no borders in the medical services provided by Gangnam Severance. The hospital guides patients from abroad through examinations, treatment and care in a convenient and speedy manner with interpretation service and the International Health Care Center, which supports the treatment process and ensures comfort for foreign patients.