Wooridul Spine Hospital (Seoul, South Korea)
World’s Largest Spine & Joint Specialized Hospital – Wooridul Hospital.
Wooridul Hospital is the world’s largest spine and joint specialized hospital. Since its establishment in 1982, it has been focusing on the spine and joint field for 30 years. With its strength in “Minimally Invasive Surgery Technique”, it has 10 network hospitals in Korea and 3 in different countries; all in all 13 network hospitals all over the world.
Based on the “Patient First” philosophy, Wooridul Hospital has investigated and developed an advanced spinal surgical technique, the Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), that preserves as much of the normal disc tissues as possible and meets patients’ expectations for minimal scarring and fast recovery with reduced complications.
These results were achieved by the integrated cooperation of a multi-disciplinary team including: neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, internal medicine physicians, rehabilitation physicians, and thoracic and general surgeons. This integrated team, in addition to over 1,200 employees of Wooridul Hospital, has contributed to the health and welfare of the patients around the world. As a world leading spine hospital, Wooridul Hospital will continue to do its best to give patients hope and a better quality of life.
Researching and Teaching Hospital
For several years, all medical staffs in Wooridul Hospital has been holding “Friday Academic Conferences” in which they gather together every Friday morning and discuss about each other’s treatment cases and share up-to-date medical technology. Not only the local network hospitals but also the prestigious hospitals overseas are connected through real-time video system and conduct Live Surgery, Journal Review, Pre-operative case Discussion, Post-operative case review, Critical patient advocacy, Meeting review, Subject review, etc. in order to share Wooridul’s skills and values.
Moreover, Wooridul has published SCI 260 journals and written 20 textbooks (74 chapters) for medical doctors. Ceaseless R&D has developed minimally invasive surgery techniques and implants like artificial ligaments, intervertebral implants. Also, Wooridul has continued to exchange academic ideas with medically developed countries through various local and international conferences.
The advanced spinal surgical technique developed by Wooridul Hospital is bloodless and minimally invasive to save normal disc tissue. Short term admission, small incision, minimal scars, and reduced complications, this is what they are doing for patients.
Accurate Diagnosis is essential before making a decision for surgery. The hospital accomplishes high success rate of treatment with 5 times confirmation:1st STEP
Patient's Symptom, Diagnosis and X-ray exam (Success Rate 50%)
MRI exam (Success Rate 60%)
- Soft tissue, Disc, Nerve
CT exam (Success Rate 70%)
- Vertebra, Ligament Calcification, Spinal Joint
Non-Invasive Myelogram MR exam (Success Rate 80%)
Spinal Nerve Function Test (More than 90%)
- Injection Therapy
- DITI (Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging)
- Provocation Discography
- EMG (Electromyography)
- Medx, Centaur Test
- 3-Dimensional Motion Analysis
- Spinal Mouse
The Wooridul specialists do not think surgery is always the best way to treat patients, so they consider the patient conditions first, and then provide step-by-step treatments for saving normal disc tissue and other adjacent structures.
Spine Surgical ProcedureCervical:
Joint Surgical ProcedureComputer Assisted Navigation:
Conservative TreatmentHospital provides conservative treatments like:
Wooridul International Patients Center
Since January of 2006, ‘Wooridul International Patients Center’ (WIPC) provided medical service especially for foreign patients. The WIPC has a program dedicated to provide a number of special services to assist international patients and to ensure that they receive the highest quality medical care throughout their stay at Wooridul Hospital. They have interpreters of different language who can be there for foreign patients’ need (Russian, English, Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, etc.) They do their best to inform advanced medical treatments and technologies all over the world as a world-leading spine hospital.
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