Asan Medical Center

Name of the Organization Asan Medical Center
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Tel +82-2-3010-5001 Fax +82-2-3010-8115
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Treatment Department Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Obstetrics Gynecology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology, Radiation Oncology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Family Medicine, Dentistry, Health Screening
Specialized Medical Care 1. Asan Cancer Center
2. Organ Transplantation Center
3. Asan Heart Institute

  • Leading Specialties / Main Procedures and Services

    Amc Offers a Comprehensive Range of Medical and Dental Departments

    In addition to the four centers of excellence featured below, specialties of particular interest to medical travelers include the Orthopedic Center, which boasts a 95 percent success rate for hip and knee replacements, and the Department of Infectious Diseases, which treats diseases caused by microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi). The Department of Dentistry performs oral and maxillofacial surgeries, and the Implant Center makes dental implants available to patients suffering from diseases that would otherwise interfere with this procedure. Asan’s Department of Reproductive Medicine and the
    Infertility Clinic work together as world leaders in assisted reproductive technologies. The Department of Plastic Surgery and the Asan Aesthetic Center offer a broad range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.

    Organ Transplantation Center

    Established in 1991, the Organ Transplantation Center performed Korea’s first heart transplant and first simultaneous transplantations of the kidney and pancreas, as well as the world’s first modified right lobectomy and liver transplant, helping to make AMC a world leader in the field. The 41 doctors at the center, overseen by director Dr. Sung-Gyu Lee, have performed 26 percent of Korea’s 2,630 organ
    transplants, including heart, pancreas, pancreatic islet, and living donor liver transplants. The success rates are impressive: 1-year survival rates are 96 percent for liver, 98 percent for kidney, 95 percent for heart, and 97.4 percent for pancreas. The center’s work in organ transplantation has also substantially resolved the difficulties faced by bone marrow donors.
    + No. of Liver Transplantation : 3,668 cases(by Dec. 31, 2012)
    - World Record

    Asan Heart Institute

    Opened in 1989, the Asan Heart Institute (AHI) is now a world leader in heart disease treatment and research. The institute offers comprehensive, structured care, from diagnosis and treatment through prevention and rehabilitation. The institute specializes in the latest technology and techniques, including minimally invasive robotics-assisted Da Vinci surgery, hybrid operations, and stent-graft applications. Operating as an independent facility, AHI’s emergency room and acute care unit are available 24 hours. Institute doctors have been innovators in left main coronary artery intervention, with a 1-year survival rate of 98 percent. More than 120 international physicians attend AMC’s Cardiology Training Program each year.

    Asan Cancer Center

    AMC established Korea’s first multidisciplinary cancer clinic in 2006, with specialists in diagnosis, surgery, medical oncology, and radiation therapy collaborating to develop customized treatment plans for each patient. Opened in 2009, the Asan Cancer Center (ACC) carries on this multidisciplinary approach to curing disease and improving quality of life. A 2010 visitor survey showed 98 percent satisfaction with the cente’s collaborative, “one-stop” patient care.

    ACC comprises 14 sub-centers for treating lung, stomach, colon, breast, esophageal, urologic, and brain cancers. By 2007 Asan physicians had performed Korea’s highest number of surgeries in eight of the nation’s ten most common cancers. Their success rate in treating early gastrointestinal (GI)-tract cancers is impressive-the 5-year survival rate for stomach cancer is 56.4 percent in Korea, compared to 24.7 percent in the US. Korea is one of the two leading countries (Japan is the other) that now successfully perform endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in stomach and colon cancer. This treatment method shows a 90-98 percent success rate with very low incidences of complication and recurrence. Center physicians use ESD for most early-stage GItract cancer surgeries.

    The center emphasizes international collaboration and maintains an academic exchange and personnel training program with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School.

    ★ Low Complication Rate in Early Stage GI tract cancer
    ∨ Perforation : 0.9~6.3%
    ∨ Bleeding : 3.1~4.6%
    ∨ Stenosis : 0.3~9.2%
    ★ Less than 2% of Recurrence Rate

    Asan Digestive Disease Center

    The Asan Digestive Disease Center (ADDC) offers holistic, patientfocused treatment for a comprehensive range of disorders. ADDC incorporates sub-centers for liver disease, upper and lower GI diseases, endoscopy, and diseases of the pancreas and bile duct; specialists in gastroenterology, surgery, radiology, and pathology; and specialty clinics for patients with gastroesophageal reflux, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. The center offers cutting-edge screening technologies, such as capsule endoscopy and colonoscopy, and maintains the philosophy that low-cost screening leads to early detection and intervention, which results in high survival rates. Treatment of individual patients is designed through discussion and collaboration with related departments, and close coordination with ACC provides efficient treatment of digestive cancers.

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    1) G lobal medical complex: the biggest medical clinic in Korea with floor space of 280,464 and 2,700 beds

    - 2016 The Most Respected Hospital in Korea for ten consecutive years (KMAC) – 2015 Presidential Award at Medical Korea 2015 (MOH)
    - 2013 Grand prize in Korean Sustainability Index (KSA)
    - No.1 in Korean Customer Satisfaction Index (KMAC)
    - No.1 in Korea Great Work Place Index for two consecutive years (KMAC)
    - No.1 in Korean Standard Premium Brand Index (KSA)
    - No.1 in Global Customer Satisfaction Competency Index for six consecutive years (JMAC)

    2) A hospital leading the global standards in the world’s medicine

    - With ‘Asan Institute for Life Sciences’ and ‘Clinical Research Center’ being the pivot, it actively pursues academical-industrial research on basic, clinical & translational research

    3) A hospital proactively contributing to social welfare

    - Invested in US $ 10 million for medical care of the needy The number of visiting foreign patients in Asan Medical Center has increased to 19,943 in 2014.

    Clinical Departments

    Allergy, Anesthesiology and pain medicine, Biomedical engineering, Breast and endocrine surgery, Cardiology, Clinical pharmacology, Colorectal surgery, Dentistry, Dermatology, Emergency medicine, Endocrinology/metabolism, Family medicine, Gastric surgery, gastroenterology, General surgery, Hematology, Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, Infectious diseases, Intensive care, Internal medicine, Laboratory medicine, Liver transplantation, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear medicine, Obstetrics and gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic surgery, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Plastic and reconstructive surgery, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiation oncology, Radiology, Rehabilitation medicine, Rheumatology, Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, Urology, Vascular surgery, AMC Children’s Hospital, AMC Referral Center, Asan Cancer Center, Asan Digestive Disease Center, Asan Heart Institute, Asthma Center, Biliary Disease Center, Cell Therapy Center, Childhood Asthama Atopy Center, Congenital Heart Disease Center, Diabetes Center, Fetal Treatment Center, Health Screening and Promotion Center, Implant Center, Organ Transplantation Center, Parkison and Alzheimer Center, Prostate Center, Sports and Health Medicine Center, Stroke Center

    Internal Medicine

    Pulmonary, Cardiology, Gastroenterology,Oncology, Hematology, Endocrinology and Metabolism , Nephrology , Infectious Disease , Allergy Rheumatism

    Size of Institution


    AMC is Korea’s largest medical institution with 2,680 beds, and 67 operating rooms, with 1,600 physicians and surgeons, 3,300 nurses, occupying more than 370,000 square meters. A typical day at AMC sees 2,500 inpatients and 12,000 outpatients, and 57,000 cases of advanced surgical procedures are performed every year.

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