KUIMS Medical Center (Seoul, South Korea)
KUIMS is an accredited, multidisciplinary medical centre at the Kyung Hee University, which is one of the the 10 best clinics of South Korea. There are 800 inpatient rooms for the patients, who receiving treatment in more than 30 departments. KUIMS is equipped with a modern diagnostic base, the latest equipment for various treatments within one medical centre. Every year more than 500 000 patients are treated in KUIMS. Most of the hospital staff speaks English. There is a medical coordination center in the hospital, staffed by doctors, nurses, and interpreters who serve the special needs of international patients. (Languages include: Russian, Japanese, and Chinese).
The Kyung Hee Medical University was founded in 1965. Since its inauguration in 2006, the KUIMS Medical Centre has been developing the concept of a new treatment approach through the integration of Western and Oriental medicine. In Integrated Medical Centres specialists are collaborated to develop new advanced treatments that include all the achievements and benefits of both divisions. KUIMS is the only medical centre in South Korea that applies this new medical system.
Kyung Hee University established the first Institute of Eastern Medicine in South Korea more than 50 years ago. For the manufacture of Eastern medicine, specialists of the KUIMS Medical Centre use components grown on a special farm in the province of Gangwon, which is 200 km from Seoul. The laboratory of the Medical Centre has an international certificate and meets the highest quality standards.
In 2009 KUIMS Medical Centre was awarded the "Brand of the Year" in the field of Medical Tourism by The Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea and the Korea National Tourism Organization.
Departments of KUIMS Medical Centre:
One of the top departments are:
Otolaryngology Department specializes in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, pathologies of hearing, sinusitis, otitis, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, and facial nerve paralysis.
Paediatrics Department specializes in newborn care, pediatric endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, allergies, chronic lung diseases, epilepsia nutans.
Department of Urology
Department of Urology specializes in the treatment of uro-oncology, urinary disorders, prostate cancer, urolithiasis, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Dominic Lee is the leading urologist of South Korea.
Other top departments of KUIMS are represented by specialized centres, which combine several departments focusing on the treatment of a group of diseases.
In the Cancer Centre KUIMS patients are offered the most modern therapies for treatment of oncology diseases by highly qualified professionals at moderate prices. Patients are also provided with a full range of additional services. The team of professionals in different fields is trying to maximize the result in an integrated approach to the treatment of cancers and their complications. This multilateral method helps patients and their families to withstand both the immediate and the long-term consequences of cancer. KUIMS employs over 40 medical professors specializing in the most advanced methods of cancer treatment, as well as the best practices in experimental and traditional medicine. Patients have access to a full range of services, including early diagnosis, prevention, prophylaxis, nutritional guidance, palliative therapy and psychological support.
Medical Centre KUIMS is one of the first medical institutions in Asia, where Rapid ARC system with a visual control technology for radiation therapy is used. Rapid ARC provides the most accurate treatment much faster than other machines. The treatment session, which earlier took 15-30 minutes, can be performed for a single vehicle turnover around the patient for 2 minutes. In this way, the patient can be treated in a shorter period of time. The powerful and versatile Rapid ARC system is used to treat patients in different states. KUIMS is one of the pioneers in South Korea and Asia who have successfully used this advanced technology to fight against oncology diseases.
The PET-CT scanner was recently upgraded at the KUIMS Medical Centre. The Time-of-Flight technology of Philips Astonish TF improves the quality of the image, especially for patients with large body masses, and improves the effectiveness of the survey. PET-CT provides an opportunity to conduct a quick scan with a variety of configuration sets.
KUIMS Medical Centre offers extensive diagnostic programmes (basic examination, women's health, digestive system, premium programmes, cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, pediatric examination, VIP examination: there are 1 night (2 days), which are aimed at the rapid and qualitative conduct of the complex examination of the whole body, as well as a specialized examination, aimed at identifying certain problems and diagnosing a specific disease (Integrated Programme "Digestive system").
Spine Diseases Treatment Centre
There are the following departments: spinal surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology and algesiology, rehabilitation and physiotherapy based on Oriental methodology, acupuncture. The Spine Diseases Treatment Centre specializes in spinal arthroplasty, treatment of degenerative diseases of the spine, scoliosis, osteoporosis, spinal injuries, spinal tumors.
There are the following departments: orthopedics, rheumatology, acupuncture. The Rheumatology Centre specializes in replacement arthroplasty, limb reconstruction, robotic surgery, microsurgery, surgery in hemophilia patients, osteotomy, sports medicine, treatment of osteoporosis, arthritis, lupus, gout, Marie-Strumpell disease (or Bechterew disease).
Centre for Cerebrovascular Diseases and Strokes
There are the following departments: neurosurgery, neurology, Oriental therapy, rehabilitation and physiotherapy. This centre specializes in prevention and treatment of heart strokes, cerebrovascular diseases, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, disorders of the nervous system, dementia, vertigo, Parkinson's disease.
Heart and Vascular Centre
There are the following departments: cardiology, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery. It specializes in the treatment of angina, myocardial infarction, hypertension, peripheral vascular and arterial diseases, diseases of vascular vessels, varicose vein diseases, cardiac surgery, arteriovenous fistula, stenting procedure;
Respiratory Pathology Centre
There are the following departments: pulmonology, thoracic surgery. This centre specializes in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, lung cancer, tuberculosis, respiratory deficiency, chronic cough;
Digestive Pathology Centre
There are the following departments: gastroenterology, general surgery. It specializes in the treatment of common diseases of the digestive system, digestive cancer, liver disease, hepatitis, constipation, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, liver transplant. Dr. Suk Hwang Lee is a specialist in surgery for diseases of the digestive system.
Endocrinology and Metabolism Centre
There are the following departments: endocrinology, general surgery. This centre specializes in the treatment of thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer (Radioiodine Therapy Programme in Seoul), diabetes, endocrine disorders, menopause, pituitary disorders, adrenal glands, obesity.
Women's Health Centre
There are the following departments: obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery. The Women's Health Centre specializes in the treatment of gynecological oncology, treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, breast cancer, menopause, osteoporosis, fertility disorders.
Oriental Medical Centre specializes in the treatment of chronic diseases, strengthening and health improvement by means of Oriental medicine.
Dental Centre includes the following departments:
Dr. Richard Lee is a specialist in this area, one of the best dentists, prosthodontists in Korea.
The services provided by KUIMS Health Centre:
The specialized centres for Integrated Medicine provide a full range of services and full comfort and convenience. The reception is conducted for 24 hours a day, allowing you to obtain specialized assistance in the shortest time.
The KUIMS Health Centre provides a wide range of services of high quality health care and advanced technologies.
The KUIMS's Infrastructure:
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