Cochlear Implant in South Korea

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  • 2 Day in Hospital
  • 2 No. Travelers
  • 19 Days Outside Hospital

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International St. Mary's Hospital located in Seoul, South Korea is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 3 Basements and 5 Floors Building
  • International Healthcare Center
  • Korean Traditional Medicine Hospital
  • Hybrid Operation Theatres
  • Conference Rooms
  • Seminar Rooms
  • Auditorium
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Hospice ward
  • Chapel
  • Emergency Medical Center
  • Pathology
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • 15 Professional Treatment Centers
  • 35 Clinical Departments
  • Transplant Centers
  • Admission & Discharge Center
  • Counseling office
  • Convenience Store
  • Animal Laboratories
  • Parking in basement
  • Food court for patients & visitors
  • Coffee Shop
  • Free Wi-fi is available throughout the Hospital premises

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Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla located in New Delhi, India is accredited by ISO, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Cutting-edge technological applications in the equipment and the procedures.
  • Varied treatment options available in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi, India.
  • The hospital provides expert care in the fields of Cardiac Bypass Surgery, Interventional, Non-invasive, Paediatric Cardiology as well as Paediatric Cardiac Surgery.
  • Laboratories are upgraded with the latest technologies to ensure results in fields of Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Biochemistry, Haematology, Transfusion Medicine and Microbiology.
  • The best in class specialists, nurses, technicians and other allied healthcare professionals.
  • Dual CT Scan is present in the hospital.
  • 200 plus cardiac doctors
  • 1600 employees work in the insititute
  • There are on an average 14,500 admissions as well as 7,200 emergency cases annually.
  • The hospital has a capacity of 310 beds.
  • There are also 5 Cath Labs present in the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.

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USD 15950 - 16420

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Supported by the first class staff, Medeor Hospital is dedicated to providing the latest in medical advances. The hospital’s professional expertise is regarded as one of the finest in India. The centre provides acute specialist services and aims at delivering top-quality medical and patient care.

Infrastructure & Facilities:

  • 24x7 Emergency, Diagnostics and Pharmacy services
  • State of the art instruments
  • Hi-tech ICUs
  • Modular OTs
  • High-end Medical Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Highly Experienced Physicians & Surgeons
  • Zero Bacteria Operation Theaters
  • Modern Infrastructure Equipped with Advanced Facilities
  • Radiology department equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging technologies like 1.5 tesla MRI, high-tech 160 CT Scan and dual detector X – ray
  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab having Hybrid Operating Room
  • Linear Accelerator, Brachytherapy Suite, Wide Bore CT Simulator
  • Slice CT Scan, CT Simulation
  • Slice PET CT, Dual Head 6 Slice SPECT CT
  • Facilitation counter at International Airport, New Delhi
  • Translator of different languages
  • Assistance in lodging, boarding and ticketing
  • Wi-Fi and local SIM cards
  • Tele-medicine, e-consultation and post discharge follow up
  • Foreign exchange services
  • Prayer and meditation rooms

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Asian Institute of Medical Sciences located in Faridabad, India is accredited by NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 425 bed capacity
  • Preventive and diagnostic sevices of the hospital are its strength.
  • It is also well recognised for the therapeutic and rehabilitative services.
  • For patients who need end process care for advanced healthcare conditions, the palliative services that the hospital provides are a boon.
  • The healthcare delivery of AIMS, Delhi/NCR is focused on patient care.
  • Research focused organisation
  • International Patient care center is present to liason with medical travellers
  • Focus on Academics, various healthcare educational programmes

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USD 16040 - 16780

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Bayindir Healthcare Group located in Ankara, Turkey is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Bayindir Healthcare Group comprises 3 hospitals, 6 Dental special clinics and 1 Medical Center.
    • Sogutozu Hospital
    • Icerenkoy Hospital
    • Kavaklidere Hospital
    • Levent Medical Center
    • Fenerbahce Dental Clinic
    • Besiktas Dental Clinic
    • Icerenkoy Dental Clinic
    • Is Tower Dental Clinic
    • Sirinevler Dental Clinic
    • Alsancak Dental Clinic
  • The International Patient Center was set up in 2010. It is a resource for doctors and the available healthcare services, arranging for consultations and appointments. Also, it manages the travel, transfer, accommodation, visa and insurance resources and translation for international medical travellers.
  • Networking with physicians from various countries to ensure knowledge and know how growth and implementation work towards the benefit of patients.

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Max Super Speciality Hospital is a multi- super speciality intensive care centre, which has an excellent team of doctors, most advanced infrastructure of global standards in services and diagnosis, best practices for treatment, and the latest technology of machinery.

Infrastructure & Facilities:

  • OTs & ICUs - The operation theatres backed by state-of-the-art technology like C-arms and blood gas analysers.
  • 539+ beds critical care beds, 450 doctors, 3 cathlabs, 20 operation theatres across an integrated network
  • Has a spectrum of diagnostic & therapeutic technologies, including state-of-the-art technologies
  • Technological Advancements - TrueBeam Linac with Exactrac, Intra-Operative and Portable CT scanners with Navigation, stereotactic body radiation therapy, Bi-Plane Digital Cathlab, Extra Corporeal Membrane Therapy, The Da Vinci Xi Robotic System, Robotic Heart Surgery
  • Pick and drop facility from/to the Airport
  • Foreign exchange facility
  • Accommodation arrangement for the accompanying attendant
  • Customized diet for patient and attendant
  • Laundry services
  • Admission in the hospital
  • Registration with the Foreigners Regional Registration Office
  • Accommodation arrangements post discharge
  • Prayer room
  • Wi-Fi / internet service in the room
  • Dedicated Guest House for International Patients
  • Travel arrangement for patient & attendant post discharge
  • Tele-consults post discharge
  • Assistance in getting doctor’s opinion
  • In-house translators for patient’s comfort

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USD 15190 - 16320

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Apart from in-detail treatment procedures available, W Pratiksha Hospital located in Gurugram, India has a wide variety of facilities available for International Patients. Some of the facilities which are provided by them are Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Choice of Meals, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • World-class medical facilities combined with advanced technology & advanced infrastructure
  • Multi-bed hospital with state-of-art infrastructure
  • Advanced medical equipment
  • High-tech labs
  • Modular operation theaters
  • well-qualified, experienced, and dedicated doctors
  • High-end Intensive Coronary Care Unit
  • Dedicated Pre-Post Cath Unit
  • 1.5 Tesla MRI, multislice CT Scan
  • Ultra-modern hospital with a comfortable ambiance
  • Travel and visa assistance, scheduling appointments, payment options
  • Breast cancer diagnostic services-Mammography, Breast ultrasound, Core-biopsies, and FNAC
  • Cardiology services- TMT, Emergency pacemaker, Cathlab, Echocardiography, Stress echo
  • Cardiothoracic facilities: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Valvular replacement/repairs, CABG, Aortic Surgeries – Bentall operation, Aorta replacement, TOF Repair, Congenital Heart Disease Treatment, ASD Closure, VSD Closure, Treatment of complex cyanotic disorders, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Neuro & spine surgery: Minimally invasive techniques to remove the brain and spinal tumors; techniques like awake craniotomy; endoscopic transphenoidal surgery for pituitary tumors; Stereotactic surgery, and skull base surgery
  • Oncology: High-quality chemotherapy & immunotherapy for different tumors
  • RFA using ICE Intra-cardiac Echo
  • Ultra-modern Blood Bank Facility
  • Well-equipped inpatient and intensive care services
  • High-tech physiotherapy center, 24*7 Emergency, and Trauma services

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 15630 - 16640

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Sharda Hospital located in Greater Noida, India is accredited by ISO, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The hospital is equipped with the best of technologically advanced equipment.
  • Sharda Hospital, Delhi has a bed capacity of 900.
  • There are as many as 90 beds in the critical care section.
  • The critical care facilities are present for general medicine, Pulmonology, Surgery, Paediatrics, Neonatology, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery and Neurosciences.
  • There are Centers of Excellence such as Institute of Child Care, Institute of Dental Sciences, Institute of Orthopedic & Spine,Institute of Neuro Sciences, Institute of Minimal Access Surgery etc.
  • Virtual consultations in the form of Telemedicine and Teleradiology are a reality at an advanced hospital such as Sharda Hospital.
  • There is also a Tele ICU facility that ensures that a virtual ICU is a functioning system. It is aided with audio visual communication systems, latest computers, a team which is networking and a physically present ICU team.
  • 24/7 Emergency care available aided with buses as well as ambulances.
  • Exceptional International patient care coordination is available throughout the system helping patients with transfer, travel, treatments.

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USD 15710 - 17570

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Manipal Hospitals Goa, Dona Paula located in Panjim, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Covers 6 acres of land
  • Manipal hospital Goa is a 235 beds multi-speciality hospital offering world-class services amidst serene Indian beaches
  • Wards & Rooms for patients, ample parking space, availability of round the clock laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and canteen services in the campus have made patients and their relatives stay extremely comfortable
  • 24X7 emergency and trauma services
  • Intensive Care Units (ICU) and NICU
  • State of the Art operation theatres with modern facilities
  • The Orthopaedic Department
  • Manipal Center for Sleep & Breathing
  • Manipal International Patient Care (caters to the specific needs and demands of international patients)

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USD 16470 - 16960

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Metro Hospital located in Noida, India is accredited by ISO, NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Metro Hospital is a 317 bedded state-of-the-art super speciality hospital, which is functioning as two units- 110 beds capacity in Metro Heart Institute and 207 beds capacity in Metro Multispeciality Hospital
  • 45 beds in Intensive Coronary Care and High Dependency Unit
  • 24/7 Blood Bank
  • 24/7 Pharmacy
  • 24/7 Cardiac Ambulance
  • 24/7 Emergency unit
  • Different types of patients in-patient rooms are available for patients convenience- Super Deluxe rooms (8), Deluxe Rooms (2), Private Rooms (6), Semi-private rooms (14), Triple bedded rooms (6), Four bedded rooms (8), Five bedded rooms (5) and Six bedded rooms (12)
  • Cafeteria/Restaurant

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USD 15060 - 16180

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Manipal Hospital located in Gurugram, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • A 90 bed capacity
  • A multi-specialty healthcare organisation
  • Cutting edge infrastructure that makes it a go to healthcare facility for one and all.
  • The medical, nursing and surgical protocols are upgraded to global criterion.
  • An international patient care destination because of not just the infrastructure, personnel and equipment but personalised services for the international patient base frequenting the facility.
  • 24 Hour services such as
    • Cath-Lab
    • Emergency room
    • Blood Centre
    • Laboratory
    • Pharmacy
    • Endoscopy
    • Radiology
    • Ambulance
    • Operation theater
    • Intensive Care Unit
    • Labor and delivery suite
  • In addition to this there are special clinics, blood centre, preventive healthcare, other services such as
    • Nutrition & Dietetics
    • Psychology and counseling services
    • Audiology
    • Physiotherapy
  • Diagnostic Imaging, Operating Theatre, Ambulatory and Day Care, Cafeteria, Nursing Units are present.
  • There are three kinds of patient accommodation such as Rooms (Single/Superior/Double & Five Bed), Intensive Care Unit and High dependency unit.
  • Clinical laboratory outlining Histopathology, Cytology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Clinical pathology is also a part of the hospital.

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DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 15410 - 16890

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Fortis Memorial Research Institute located in Gurugram, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Memorial Research Institute has the potential to have a 1000 bed capacity.
  • The hospital is proud to have the Da Vinci Robot.
  • There is also the 3-Tesla MRI present in the hospital.
  • There are as many as 15 Operation Theatres.
  • A Comprehensive ECMO in tandem with Critical Care Programme is also present.
  • Elekta Linear Accelerator as well as Brain Suite is available in Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Delhi/NCR.
  • There are 12 specialties present in FMRI.

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USD 16080 - 17400

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Apollo Hospital International Limited located in Ahmedabad, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Hospital with 234 bed capacity
  • Credit for doing the autologous stem cell transplant when a patient has acute myeloid Leukemia
  • Regular transplants of cell and bone marrow
  • A 1.5 Tesla MRI scan is available, only healthcare organisation in Gujarat with this option
  • Success percentage of 90 when critical oncology procedures are done
  • Diagnostics such as Blood Tests, X-Ray, Echo and Cardiac related tests
  • International Patient Care related facilities: Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Meals per choice, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room
  • Excellent line up of doctors, surgeons and healthcare professionals such as nurses, technicians

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BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital located in New Delhi, India is accredited by NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 6,50,000 square feet area
  • Tertiary care multidisciplinary hospital
  • 125 critical care beds
  • 650 bed capacity
  • 17 operation theatres
  • 300 renowned consultants
  • 1500 healthcare providers
  • 150 super specialists
  • Outpatient services done in 80 consultation rooms
  • Ambulatory and Interventional services are present near to each other
  • Specialised birthing suites
  • Among one of the biggest Bone Marrow Transplant Centre in Asia
  • Application of cutting edge equipment such as,
    • TomoTherapy System
    • Robotic Surgery System
    • Computer Navigation System
    • Endoscopy Suites
    • MRI
    • CT Scan
    • Bronchoscopy Suite
    • Nuclear Medicine
  • Centres and facilities for various kinds of procedures such as,
    • Liver Transplant
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Heart Transplant
    • Centre for Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Cancer Centre
    • Centre for Chest & Respiratory Diseases
    • Centre for Child Health
    • Centre for Critical Care
    • Institute for Digestive & Liver Diseases
    • Heart Centre
    • Centre for Neurosciences
    • Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, Spine and Sports Medicine
    • Centre for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
    • Centre for Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant
    • Radiology & Imaging Institute

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USD 15180 - 16860

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Fortis Hospital, Mulund located in Mumbai, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Fortis Hospital Mulund, Mumbai has a capacity of 315 beds.
  • The diagnostic and therapeutic services of the hospital are a class apart.
  • There are high grade technological applications in equipment and treatment at the Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
  • Biggest transplant centre in terms of multiorgan transplant in the state of Maharashtra.
  • The hospital holds the distinction of having accomplished as many as 100 plus successive heart transplants in a time span of 4 years.
  • It also has an advanced surgical robot.
  • The important specialties of this hospital are cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, urology, nephrology, and neurosciences.
  • The hospital provides excellent emergency care services to the patients
  • The critical care services being given by Fortis Mulund are at par with the best anywhere in the world.
  • It also excels in providing Maternity care to patients.

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USD 16260 - 16290

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About the Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implant is one of the several ways to treat hearing loss. It is an electronic device, a part of which lies on the cochlea (inner ear) and behind the ear that helps stimulate the nerve.

A cochlear implant is advised to a person suffering from complete deafness or partial hearing loss in one or both the ears. The device is used to bypass the usual or normal mechanism by which a person is able to hear external sounds.

Who requires cochlear implant?

Cochlear implant is typically suggested to patient with sensorineural hearing loss. This condition may arise when there is a damage to the tiny hair that are present on cochlea. These tiny hears catch the vibration of an external sound and transfer it to the auditory nerve, which then sends the signal to the part of brain responsible for hearing.

In cases of damaged cochlear hair, the vibrations are not picked up and no signal is sent to the auditory nerve. In such patients, a cochlear implant can help transmit the signal directly to the auditory nerve.

Components of Cochlear Implant

A typical cochlear implant consists of two parts – one is the stimulator, while the other one is a processor.

  • Stimulator: The receiver-stimulator component of the cochlear implant is placed under the skin with the help of a surgery. It helps stimulate the auditory nerve, which then sends signals to the brain.
  • Processor:The processor part is fixed behind the ear, just like a hearing aid. However, it is a bit larger than a typical hearing aid. This component helps process surrounding sounds and speech.

How is Cochlear Implant performed?

Cochlear Implant Surgery

Cochlear implant surgery takes anywhere between one to two hours and is typically conducted as an outpatient procedure. During the surgery, the surgeon first makes a small incision behind the ear to put the receiver under the skin. The receiver is then connected to electrodes that are placed in the inner ear.

The patient is sent back home after the surgery and is asked to return back after a gap of one or two weeks. This is when the second part of the cochlear implant – the processor – is connected. A microphone is placed behind the ear and the processor could be placed at the same location or somewhere else.

How does cochlear implant work?

In the presence of a sound, the processor and the microphone picks up the sound vibrations. The vibrations are converted into electrical impulses and sent to the receiver with the help of a transmitted that codes the signals. The signals are then passed on to the electrodes attached to the cochlea.

The electrodes further stimulate the auditory or cochlear nerve. The same nerve carries the signals to the brain and the sounds are finally recognized as a sound.

Recovery from Cochlear Implant

Cochlear Implant: Risks and Complications

Cochlear implant surgery is a safe procedure, however, it has certain risks and may result in a few complications in rare cases. Some of the possible risks and complications after cochlear implant surgery include:

  • Dizziness
  • Problem in balancing
  • Tinnitus or ringing ear
  • Fluid leakage around the brain
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis of the face
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Device failure
  • Infection of the brain (meningitis)

Pros:

  • Increased hearing ability
  • Improved lifestyle

Cons:

  • High cost
  • Sounds may not seem natural

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What are the factors affecting the cost of Cochlear Implant in South Korea?

The Cochlear Implant package cost in South Korea varies from one hospital to another and may offer different benefits. The Cochlear Implant package cost usually includes all the expenses related to pre and post surgery expenses of the patient. Typically, the package cost of Cochlear Implant in South Korea includes the expenses related to the surgeon's fee, anesthesia, hospital, meals, nursing and ICU stay. Extended hospital stay, complications after the surgery or new diagnosis may affect the overall cost of Cochlear Implant in South Korea.

Which are some of the best hospitals in South Korea for Cochlear Implantt?

There are several best hospitals for Cochlear Implant in South Korea. Some of the most renowned hospitals for Cochlear Implant in South Korea include the following:

  1. International St. Mary's Hospital
How many days does it take to recover post Cochlear Implant in South Korea?

After Cochlear Implant in South Korea, the patient is supposed to stay in guest house for another 21 days. This time frame is important to ensure that the surgery was successful and the patient is fit to fly back.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Cochlear Implant?

South Korea is undoubtedly one of the best countries for Cochlear Implant in the world. It offers the best medical expertise and good patient experience at an affordable cost. However, there are other countries as mentioned below that are popular for Cochlear Implant as well:

CountryCost
CzechiaUSD 45000
IndiaUSD 14000
IsraelUSD 50000
SingaporeUSD 8000
South AfricaUSD 25000
SpainUSD 37000
ThailandUSD 50000
TunisiaUSD 22800
TurkeyUSD 17000
United Arab EmiratesUSD 45000
United KingdomUSD 30500
How much are the other expenses in South Korea apart from the cost of Cochlear Implant?

Apart from the Cochlear Implant cost, there are a few other daily charges that the patient may have to pay. These are the charges for daily meals and accommodation outside the hospital. The per day cost in this case may start from USD 50 per person.

Which are the best cities in South Korea for Cochlear Implant Procedure?

Some of the best cities in South Korea which offer Cochlear Implant are:

  1. Seoul
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Cochlear Implant in South Korea?

The patient is supposed to stay at the hospital for about 2 days after Cochlear Implant for monitoring and care. This phase is important to ensure that the patient is recovering well and is clinically stable. During this time, several tests are performed before the patient is deemed suitable for discharge.

How many hospitals offer Cochlear Implant in South Korea?

There are more than 1 hospitals that offer Cochlear Implant in South Korea. These hospitals have proper infrastructure for the treatment of patients who require kidney transplant. Such hospitals follow all legal protocols and guidelines as specified by the local medical affairs body when it comes to the treatment of international patients.

Who are the best doctors for Cochlear Implant in South Korea?

Some of the most sought after doctors for Cochlear Implant in South Korea are:

  1. Dr. Bum Soo Kim
  2. Dr. Seong Jun Yun
  3. Dr. So Young Lee
  4. Dr. Kyung Jin
  5. Dr. Yoo Sam Chung
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FAQ's Related to South Korea

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in South Korea?

Korea Institute for Healthcare Accreditation (KOHIA) and Commission International (JCI) are the two main healthcare accreditation bodies in South Korea. JCI, which has certified around 29 hospitals in South Korea, has set strong quality parameters based on which hospitals are evaluated. KOIHA has a comprehensive framework for evaluating the hospitals and the quality parameters are administrative management and quality of patient care and performance management. The certified hospitals are strictly monitored by the accreditation bodies to ensure the quality of healthcare is as per the international standards.

Why should I opt for healthcare in South Korea?

South Korea is recognized as one of the popular medical tourism destinations in the world with state-of-art infrastructure and the latest medical technologies. South Korea has world-class hospitals with highly-trained doctors who strictly follows the medical protocols to ensure safe treatment with a high success rate. Proving quality care at an affordable cost, the country is declared most innovative in healthcare practices. A number of other factors make South Korea the most sought-after destination for medical tourism, such as affordable accommodation, a wide range of food options, scenic value, visa availability, transportation facilities, and language assistance.

What is the quality of doctors in South Korea?

Handling a large number of successful procedures, the talented doctors in South Korea use their deep expertise in performing various procedures with high precision and accuracy. Having received quality education at reputed institutions and with decades of rigorous training, the doctors have reported high success rates. The doctors strictly follow medical protocols and adhere to international standards to ensure quality treatment and complete patient satisfaction. The doctors believe in personalized care for achieving better outcomes and help in the speedy recovery of patients through human touch.

When traveling to South Korea for medical treatment, what essential documents do I need to carry along?

The required essential documents might vary as per your destination, so it is suggested to check with the concerned authority before traveling. You are suggested to make a list of all the documents that you will need in South Korea so that you do not miss any of them. When traveling to another country, you may also require some other documents, such as travel insurance paper, currency/forex card, and international SIM card. Make sure that you carry all the essential documents when traveling to South Korea, such as passport copies, test reports, residence/ driver’s license, bank statement, doctor referral notes, medical history, details of health insurance, visa, credit/debit cards.

What are the popular procedures available in South Korea?

The most sought-after procedures in South Korea are

  1. Forehead Augmentation,
  2. Eye-Widening Surgery,
  3. Jaw Reduction Surgery,
  4. Double Eyelid Surgery,
  5. Liposuction,
  6. Facial Plastic Surgery,
  7. Rhinoplasty,
  8. Hair Transplant, and
  9. Chin Augmentation

. South Korea has reported the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery, according to a recent survey and the country is flocked with a high number of cosmetic clinics. Cancer treatment, organ transplant, cardiovascular surgeries and hip and shoulder replacement are some other procedures that have received worldwide recognition in South Korea. South Korea has also made major advances in cancer treatment and the latest technology used to remove cancer cells are robotic surgeries and proton therapies.

Which are the most popular cities in South Korea for medical treatment?

The cities that attract a large number of medical tourists in South Korea are Incheon, Daegu, Seoul, Busan, Cheonan, and Cheonan. The reasons why these cities are more preferred by medical tourists are state-of-art infrastructure, large number of hospitals, and highly qualified doctors, all contributing to world-class treatment. These cities have gained popularity in medical tourism due to several other reasons like transportation facilities, cheap accommodation, more food options, language assistance. A large number of plastic surgeries are formed in Seoul every year and the city is flocked with several aesthetic centers.

How to obtain a medical visa for South Korea?

The Korean embassy follows a strict process for obtaining a visa for traveling to South Korea. The processing of obtaining a medical visa starts with the submission of medical records and the referral certificate signed by the registered medical expert. A medical visa authorizes a person to accompany a patient who is traveling to South Korea for seeking medical treatment. Relevant documents explaining the details of the treatment, signed by the concerned hospitals or doctors, a declaration from the patient or family member is also required.

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in South Korea?

South Korea is growing as a very popular medical tourism destination with many multispecialty hospitals in the world, such as:

  1. Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul;
  2. Asan Medical Centre, Seoul;
  3. ID Hospital, Seoul;
  4. International St. Mary's Hospital, Seoul and,
  5. Wooridul Hospital Seoul, Seoul.

The multispecialty hospitals in South Korea provide world-class treatment with the help of high-tech equipment, the latest medical technologies, and state-of-art infrastructure. The hospitals adopt a patient-centric and holistic approach for providing world-class treatment and strictly comply with healthcare standards and protocols to ensure quality. The hospitals are backed by highly skilled and trained doctors who are efficient in performing even the most complex surgeries with great accuracy and precision.