Whipple's Procedure in South Korea

Treatment and Cost

28

Total Days
In Country
  • 5 Day in Hospital
  • 2 No. Travelers
  • 23 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 22500

2 Hospitals


Asan Medical Centre located in Seoul, South Korea is accredited by ISO. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 524,700 square meters is the floor area of Asan Medical Centre
  • Number of beds is 2,715
  • 67 operating rooms
  • 11,680 outpatients
  • Everday 2,427 inpatients come to the Centre
  • 66,838 Sophisticated surgeries (per year)
  • 1,600 physicians and surgeons
  • 3,100 nurses
  • Five various types of rooms ranging from suites to multi-bed rooms

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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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Infrastructure & Facilities:

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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.
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USD 10210 - 11860

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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.
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  • 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
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  • Tele-consults post discharge
  • Assistance in getting doctor’s opinion
  • In-house translators for patient’s comfort

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USD 10210 - 11780

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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
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  • High-tech labs
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  • Cardiology services- TMT, Emergency pacemaker, Cathlab, Echocardiography, Stress echo
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  • Oncology: High-quality chemotherapy & immunotherapy for different tumors
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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10060 - 11220

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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
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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10670 - 11940

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10240 - 11420

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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

  • The bed capacity of Fortis Hospital Mohali is 348 beds.
  • Fortis Hospital Mohali, Punjab is a tertiary care hospital.
  • It is equipped with the latest technologies.
  • High end procedures which are synonymous with this exceptional healthcare institution are the Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) as well as the Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD).

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10430 - 11160

FOR Whipple's Procedure


Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital located in New Delhi, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Best treatment options in the world for local as well as international patients at economical prices.
  • Luxurious yet comfortable hospital infrastructure which is equipped with the cutting edge equipment and technologies.
  • Laboratories which provide an integrated healthcare delivery opportunity to patients coming to the healthcare facility.
  • There are several accomodation faciliities that are available in close proximity to the hospital.
  • Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Delhi/NCR is constructed over an area of 1, 50,000 sq feet.
  • The hospital has a 200 bed capacity.
  • Experienced and well educated specialists and other healthcare personnel.
  • Complex and critical procedures are performed in the hospital on a regular basis and are seen to have high success rates.
  • The vision of the hospital is Saving and Enriching lives.
  • The hospital possesses syringe pumps, portable monitor, oxygen cylinder, portable monitor, emergency medicine pulse oximeter.
  • 24X7 emergency and trauma care

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10260 - 11810

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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 10200 - 11360

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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

  • A 90 bed capacity multi specialty hospital.
  • The infrastructure of this hospital matches international standards in areas of expertise as medical, nursing and surgical protocols.
  • International patient care services are a big draw of this hospital.
  • There are several other specialised services that are given by the Columbia Asia Hebbal, Bangalore, India.
  • Pharmacy
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Radiology
  • Labor and delivery suite
  • Ambulance
  • Emergency room
  • Laboratory
  • Operation theater
  • Various special clinics
  • Preventive Healthcare screenings and check ups
  • Laboratory services
  • Diagnostic imaging services:
  • Digitized radiography
  • Ultrasound & color doppler
  • Echocardiography
  • Digitized mammography
  • CT Scan
  • Conventional radiology
  • Picture archival communication system
  • MRI
  • Teleradiology
  • Operating theatres for major & minor surgery and Central sterile services department
  • Ambulatory and Daycare services
  • Labor and delivery suite
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Nursery
  • Pediatrics
  • Intensive care
  • Isolation care
  • Multidisciplinary specialist outpatient clinics

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DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10260 - 11060

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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
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  • Application of cutting edge equipment such as,
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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10520 - 11930

FOR Whipple's Procedure


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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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 10600 - 11400

FOR Whipple's Procedure

About the Whipple's Procedure

Among all the forms of common cancers, it has been found that pancreatic cancer has the poorest prognoses. This reason can be attributed to the cancer growing and spreading long before it starts showing any visible symptoms. A survey revealed that only 6 percent patients survive for more than five years after its diagnosis. For some patients, a very complicated surgery known as the Whipple's procedure will be able to extend life and can be counted as a potential cure. After undergoing Whipple's surgery the five-year rate of survival can be increased to 25 percent.

People who are suffering from pancreatic cancer are eligible for the Whipple’s operation. People who have tumors confined to the pancreatic head and the blood vessels, lungs, and livers or the abdominal cavities are still not affected and are recommended to undergo this procedure after intensive testing and evaluation.

People with benign tumors are also recommended to undergo the procedure. For patients who are suffering metastasis, this procedure is not recommended. Cancer in the ampulla, region where the pancreatic duct and bile duct enter, can also be treated.

Whipple's Operation

Whipple's operation is conducted in the head of the pancreas. During the surgery, a segment of the duodenum, bile duct, and the gallbladder is removed. In some cases, a portion of the stomach may also be removed. After these segments are removed, the remaining pancreas, bile duct, and even portion of the intestine will be sutured back to the main intestine to direct the secretion of the gastrointestinal segment into the gut. The Whipple& procedure for pancreatic cancer is long and has several complications associated with it.

A doctor may recommend you to undergo Whipple operation for the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Pancreatic cysts, tumors, and cancer
  • Ampullary cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Cancer of the bile duct
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Traumatic injury to the small intestine or the pancreas
  • Tumor of disorders of the bile ducts, pancreas, or duodenum

How is Whipple's Procedure performed?

  • An intravenous (IV) line is put into a vein of the arm. You may receive a medication through the IV line that will help you relax.
  • General anaesthesia is administered to put you into temporary sleep so that you do not experience any discomfort.
  • A urinary catheter will be inserted to drain urine during and after the surgery.
  • The surgeon makes a single large incision (open surgery) or multiple small incisions (laparoscopic surgery) to access the internal organs.
  • The head of the pancreas is removed along with the gallbladder, small intestine, and the bile duct.
  • Sometimes, a part of the stomach and the nearby lymph nodes may also be performed.
  • In certain cases, another pancreatic surgery for some other procedure may also be performed at this time.
  • The remaining portions of the stomach, pancreas, and intestines are reconnected after the procedure.

Recovery from Whipple's Procedure

The operation is considered quite complex and therefore, the patient is required to stay in the hospital for one or two weeks with first night spent in ICU. Fatigue is common during Whipple’s procedure recovery phase for the first two months and follow-up occurs once in a week. This is followed by chemotherapy and radiation therapy in the case of cancer.

  • Patients are encouraged for short walks initially.
  • Slowly, solid foods are incorporated into the diet while pills are given for pain management.
  • Patients are instructed on how to keep the incision area clean and bathing instructions are given.
  • Consumption of small meals are recommended and the patients are advised to avoid fatty foods completely
  • Pancreatic enzyme replacements can be given.
  • The patient is asked to increase water intake and avoid lifting heavy weights.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the factors affecting the cost of Whipple's Procedure in South Korea?

Whipple's Procedure package cost in South Korea has different inclusions and exclusions. Some of the best hospitals for Whipple's Procedure offer a comprehensive package that covers the end-to-end expenses related to investigations and treatment of the patient. Typically, the package cost of Whipple's Procedure in South Korea includes the expenses related to the surgeon's fee, anesthesia, hospital, meals, nursing and ICU stay. Stay outside the package duration, post-operative complications and diagnosis of a new condition may further increase the Whipple's Procedure cost in South Korea.

Which are some of the best clinics in South Korea for Whipple's Proceduret?

Whipple's Procedure in South Korea is offered by multiple hospitals across the country. For quick reference, the following are some of the leading hospitals for Whipple's Procedure in South Korea:

  1. International St. Mary's Hospital
  2. Asan Medical Centre
How many days does it take to recover post Whipple's Procedure in South Korea?

The recovery of the patient many vary, depending on several factors. However, on an average, patient is supposed to stay for about 28 days in the country after discharge. This is important to ensure that the surgery was successful. During this time, control and follow-up tests take place to check for medical fitness.

Which are some of the other popular destinations for Whipple's Procedure?

South Korea is considered to be one of the best places for Whipple's Procedure in the world. This is because of the availability of some of the best doctors, advanced medical technology and good hospital infrastructure. Some of the other popular destinations for Whipple's Procedure include the following:

CountryCost
IndiaUSD 9500
IsraelUSD 35000
MalaysiaUSD 25000
SpainUSD 35000
ThailandUSD 30000
TurkeyUSD 13000
United Arab EmiratesUSD 18000
How much are the other expenses in South Korea apart from the cost of Whipple's Procedure?

Apart from the cost of Whipple's Procedure, the patient is also required to pay additionally for daily meals and guest house accommodation. The per day cost in this case may start from USD 50 per person.

Which are the best cities in South Korea for Whipple's Procedure Procedure?

Some of the cpopular cities in South Korea that offer Whipple's Procedure include the following:

  1. Seoul
How many days does one have to spend in the hospital for Whipple's Procedure in South Korea?

After Whipple's Procedure, the patient is supposed to stay for about 5 days in the hospital for recovery and monitoring. The patient is subjected to several biochemistry and radiological scans to see that everything is okay and the recovery is on track. After making sure that patient is clinically stable, discharge is planned.

How many hospitals offer Whipple's Procedure in South Korea?

There are more than 2 hospitals that offer Whipple's Procedure in South Korea. The above mentioned hospitals have the required infrastructure and a dedicated unit where patients can be treated. Also, these hospitals follow the necessary guidelines as required by the medical associations for the treatment of Whipple's Procedure patients.

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FAQ's Related to South Korea

What healthcare accreditation standards are followed in South Korea?

The hospitals in South Korea follow the healthcare standards set by Commission International (JCI) and Korea Institute for Healthcare Accreditation (KOHIA). JCI, which has certified around 29 hospitals in South Korea, has set strong quality parameters based on which hospitals are evaluated. KOIHA has a standard procedure for evaluating a healthcare facility and the quality parameters include administrative management and quality of patient care, and performance management. JCI and KOIHA certified hospitals need to follow the standards that require strict monitoring of all critical events so that quality care is ensured.

Why should I opt for healthcare in South Korea?

South Korea is considered one of the top destinations for medical tourists with superior infrastructure and most advanced medical technologies. Backed by world-class hospitals, South Korea has well-qualified doctors who are highly trained and skilled to handle even the most complicated cases with a high success rate. Proving quality care at an affordable cost, South Korea is declared most innovative in healthcare practices which helps the country to offer a wide range of procedures with excellent results. Several other reasons which help South Korea to be recognized as one of the most favored destinations for medical tourism are affordable accommodation, visa availability, transportation facilities, and language assistance, a wide range of food options, scenic value.

What is the quality of doctors in South Korea?

The well-trained and highly skilled doctors in South Korea use their deep expertise in performing various procedures with a high success rate. The well-qualified doctors have received education from reputed universities and have recorded high success rates throughout their career. In order to ensure quality medical care and patient safety, the doctors completely adhere to international standards and medical protocols. The doctors have hands-on experience in preventative medicine which helps prevent various complications.

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

Always get in touch with the concerned authority to know if you require any other document other than those mentioned here. Make a list of all the documents you might need in South Korea in order to make sure that you do not miss any of them. You might also need some other documents like 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?

A large number of people visit South Korea every year to avail procedures like:

  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. Other than plastic surgery, the country has reported high success rates with other procedures like cancer treatment, organ transplant, cardiovascular surgeries and hip and shoulder replacement. South Korea has made landmark achievements in cancer treatment and some advanced techniques 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. Seoul is mostly popular for plastic surgeries and Gangnam district alone has 500 cosmetic and 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. All necessary papers stating the medical reason and the referral certificate signed by the registered medical expert need to be produced. A medical dependent visa is given to people who are accompanying the patient traveling to South Korea for medical treatment. A declaration from the patient or a family member, along with all documents explaining the details of the treatment signed and stamped by the concerned hospitals/doctors is required.

Which are the popular multispecialty hospital groups in South Korea?

South Korea has some of the recognized 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.

Backed by state-of-art infrastructure and advanced medical technology, the world-class multispecialty hospitals in South Korea are able to provide unmatched treatment of international standards. The patient-centric hospitals strictly follow the healthcare standards and protocols set by certifying bodies to ensure quality medical care without compromising patient safety. With a wide range of specialities, the hospitals have reported high success rates with the help of highly-experienced doctors who are capable of performing even the most complex surgeries with high accuracy and precision.