|Name of the Organization||Inha University Hospital|
|Type of the Organization||Medical Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treatment Department||Cardiology, Gastroenterology, pulmonology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nephrology & Hypertention, Hematology&Oncology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Infectious disease, Rheumatology, Clinical Pharmacology, surgery, Thoracic & Cardiovascular surgery , Neurosurgery, orthopedics surgery, Plastic & reconstructive surgery, Urology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology(ENT), Psychiatry, Neurology, Anesthesiology and pain medicine, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Pathology, Pathology, Family Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Dentistry|
|Specialized Medical Care||Health Promotion Center, International Healthcare Center, Diabetes Endocrinology Center, Obesity Center, Rheumatism Center, Cyberknife Center, Digestive Care Center, Cancer/Bone-marrow Transplantation Center, Breast & Thyroid surgery center, Cardiovascular Center, Cardiocerebral Rehabilitation Center, Cerebrovascular Center, Prevention and Management Center, Pain center, Spine Center, Neurology & Neurosurgery Center, Incheon International Airport Medical Center, Emergency Medical Center, Organ Transplantation Center, Clinical Trial Center, Head & Neck Cancer center, Center for Lung Cancer, Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Regional Neonatal Intensive care center|
Major procedures & Services
The Health Promotion Center is not only recognized as one of the best health screening centers by Korea Association of Health Promotion but also accredited by America ISO 9001.
As of today, 1.500 patients from abroad have used the center. A separated section of the center with private room and personal staff is provided for international patients for their privacy, comfort and special needs.
The health screening program for international patients was introduced first by Inha University Hospital. The program has over 100 tests including PET-CT and comprehensive tests are offered based on individual needs. The results are ready two to three days after the checkup.
The center at Inha University Hospital is for the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. The center has a nonvascular examination unit including electrocardiogram (EKG) room, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure and exercise tolerance test room, and head up tilt test room and angio – cardiography unit for vascular examination and treatment. The center guarantees patient accurate results by adopting and operating the most advanced angio-equipments.
There are four specialized cancer center treatment centers at the Inha University Hospital, namely Cyberknife center, Woman’s cancer center, cancer&BMT, and Lung cancer center. The center has the most advanced medical equipments for cancer treatment, such as Cyberknife and RapidArc. For patients’ convenience and comfort, each specialized cancer center provides simplified one-stop service for comprehensive
examination and treatment. The specialized centers have successfully treated over 2,500 cases of various cancers such as, just to name of few, lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer.
Introduction of the International Medical Center
+ Internation Healthcare Center
+ A world-class International Healthcare Center was opened in Incheon, Korea in 2009. The International Healthcare Center at Inha University Hospital provides quality medical services for international patients. It is entirely patient-centered facility, which is staffed by doctors, nurse and medical coordinators who are fluent in several languages including English, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. Inha University Hospital is always at your side for your healthy life.
Available Foreign Insurances
+ Tiecare, International SOS, MSH China
+ World Access, (except World Access, wecan claim all insurance in the world.)
Coverage of Medical Accident Insurance
+ LIG insurance Doctors & Hospital Liability Insurance Policy
Total Hip Replacement Arthroplasty
Total hip replacement (or hip arthroplasty)is a technique that has become widespread in recent years in response to the need for improving hip joints that have been damaged by injury, osteonecrosis orarthritis, . Joint replacement surgery may offer the best treatment option for long-term improvement for the hip joint when other treatments have proven inadequate. In most cases, having a total hip replacement reduces joint pain and means a return to pain-free movement.
Percutaneous Coronary Procedures W/O Ami W Stent Implantation
Coronary arteries are the vessels that supply the heart with blood so when the coronary artery is narrowed due to atherosclerosis which cannot supply enough blood to the heart. Percutaneous coronary intervention is a procedure to extend coronary artery which already narrowed or occluded by balloon or stents, and other techniques. In general, patients should be in hospitalized for 1-2 days but it could be longer in case of severe coronary disease or acute myocardial infarction. The procedure only requires local anesthesia so the patients recover in a short time. The procedures preserve myocardial function to help flow sufficiently in coronary arteries.
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion, Cervical, Thoracic And LumbarSpine
In case of spinal fusion in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, we can perform spinal fusion with less damage of soft tissue, muscle and very small skin incieion, therefore, recovery after sugery is faster and earlier back to their social activity than the conventional technique.
Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is used for treating early gastric and colorectal cancer using endoscopy and accessary without surgery. In the past, surgery was considered as optimal treatment of early gastric cancer (EGC), but recently in Japan and Korea, ESD is commonly used. There were numorus reports and data of the endoscopic treatment of early EGC and were confirmed good results, therefore, ESD of EGC is well established as a standard therapy in Japan and korea and the indications are increasingly becoming extended.
The outline of ESD procedure is as followed. At first, the lesion is identified by endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound, and then intramucosal injection of saline to lift the lesion, and circumferential mucosal incision was done. After that submucosal dissection was done. In the past, there were surgery related complication such as long hospital stay, op related abdominal scar, gastrectomy related symptoms. But ESD is safe and effective treatment without scar and short hospital stay. and it can be done relatively safely for the patients with old age or underlying diseases. The complication of ESD include bleeding and perforation which may need the surgery. Sometimes, EGC is thought to be resected by ESD, but cannot be resected and converse to surgery because of tumor involvement of submucosa or severe fibrosis
Stereotactic Fractionated Radiosurgery
The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain,
spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The treatment – which delivers beams of high dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy – offers new hope to patients worldwide.
- Pain free
- Non- invasive
- No anesthesia required
- Outpatient procedure
- No recovery time
Other Rectal Resection
Traditional “open” procedures to correct colorectal disorders begin with a large abdominal incision, 8 to 12 inches long. Because of the healing time required by this wound, patients may spend a week or more in the hospital, and they experience significant post-operative pain. With laparoscopic surgery, patients experience less pain and return home in four or five days. Within a week or two they can return to all normal activities, including work. The laparoscope, which is a telescopic videocamera, usually gives surgeons a better view of internal organs than they can achieve with the naked eye in a traditional
open procedure. Patients lose less blood during laparoscopic surgery than during traditional surgery, and they experience fewer infections and other complications.
Procedures For Mouth & Salivary Gland Malignancy
Head and neck cancer refers to a group of cancers originating from the upper aerodigestive tract, including the lip, oral cavity (mouth), pharynx, and larynx. Head and neck cancers often spread to the lymph nodes of the neck, and this is often the first (and sometimes only) manifestation of the disease at the time of diagnosis. Although head and neck cancers are aggressive behavior, these cancers are
highly curable if detected early, usually with some form of surgery although chemotherapy and radiation therapy may also play an important role. Dr. Young Mo Kim, as the expert of head and neck cancer, reported excellent surgical treatment outcomes and leading the Korean head and neck surgeons.
Non-neoplastic disorders of the major salivary glands (submandibular and parotid) include idiopathic or recurrent sialadenitis subsequent to salivary stones, stenosis, infective, inflammatory, or autoimmune etiology. Traditionally, failed conservative therapy has necessitated surgical excision of the gland(s). Sialendoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows endoscopic visualization of the salivary ductal system and permits diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory and obstructive pathology of the ductal system, thus providing an alternative to open surgery.
Endoscopic Major Sinus Procedures, Both Side
The invasive procedures such as Caldwell-Luc operation had been used for the treatment of chronic pansinusitis in the past. However, with the development of nasal endoscopy, the endoscopic sinus surgery is
now possible that removes any nasal polyp or pathologic nasal mucosa and improves ventilation of paranasal sinus by opening their natural ostium wide. Especially in our hospital, the expert of endoscopic sinus
surgery, Dr. Tae Young Jang, reports excellent treatment outcomes. 2 days after the surgery, the nasal packing for hemostasis is removed. And the patient could get out the hospital on the 3rd postoperative day.
In patients with chronic otitis media, surgery is considered if the perforation is persistent and long-standing and causes clinical symptoms, such as recurrent ear discharge and hearing loss. The age, general physical condition, and any other coexisting diseases (fitness for general anesthesia) of the patient also play an important role in considering surgery. The principal aim of surgery for chronic otitis media is first to clear out the disease and only then, if possible, to reconstruct the patient’ shearing. Hearing reconstruction is often completed in a planned secondstage operation in patients.
Staging the ear allows for the development of a healthy, air-containing middle ear space. 2 days after the surgery, the compression dressing for hemostasisis removed. And the patient could get out the
hospital on the 5rd postoperative day.
Over the years, TURP, as a treatment modality for obstructing BPH, gained popularity throughout the world. It is now considered the gold standard for the surgical management of BPH. In the 1986 National Health Survey, 96% of patients had a TURP when they had surgery done for BPH. It was estimated that 350,000 Medicare patients had a TURP that year.
Thulium laser is a new surgical laser, with tunable wavelength between 1.75 mm and 2.22 mm. It may have several advantages over the holmium laser, including improved spatial beam quality, more precise tissue incision, and operation in continuous-wave/pulsed modes. Thulium laser has been proved capable of rapid vaporization and coagulation of prostate tissue, whereas cutting and ablation characters are excellent
at 50-W energy level. Therefore a thulium laser procedure called thulium laser resection of prostatetangerine technique (TmLRP-TT) was designed and performed for the treatment of BPH.
As one of leading hospitals in Asia, Inha university Hospital is committed to provide customers with high quality medical services using the latest state-of-the-art medical equipments. The Inha University Hospital was accredited for all fields of the hospital by JCI on July 2010 and reaccredited on June 2013. Noticeably, the medical center at the Incheon International Airport was the first one in the world to be accredited by JCI. As a result, the medical center at the Airport was found to meet the health care quality standards including safety for patient care and organization management. As the nearest tertiary hospital from the Airport, it is conveniently located and easily accessible for international patients. The hospital continues to improve its quality of medical care by utilizing the most advanced medical equipments such as RapidArc, Robotic Cyber Knife, Spec-CT, PET-CT, MD-CT and Magnetic Resonance Imager, etc.
Q.What is the mission of Inha University Hospital?
A.The mission of Inha University Hospital is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive,I nha University Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research, and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.
Q.Where is The Inha University Hospital?
A.The Inha University Hospital is located in Incheon , South Korea. It is about 20 minutes away from Incheon International Airport. It is also very close to Incheon Sea Harbor area, the heart of town.
Q.Is it public or private?
A.The Inha University Hospital Medical Center is private. They are not affiliated with the Korean government.
Q.Is there an ICU?
A.We have MICU, SICU, CCU and NICU. The units allow us to provide care for medical / surgical/ telemetry patients and children.
Q.What makes Inha University Hospital different from other hospitals?
A.Inha University Hospital offers the best in highly specialized, multidisciplinary care. But our physicians and nurses also train the next generation of health care pioneers and push toward new discoveries that unravel the mysteries of disease and improve the health in Korea.
Q.Do I have to bring my insurance card with me each time I visit?
A.You will need to bring your card with you if your insurance changed since your last visit. Otherwise, you do not need to bring your card
Q.How do I get a copy of my medical records?
A.You can visit the medical department that you would like to get and complete an “Authorization for Use or Release of Protected Health Information” form. Your request will be processed soon. The fee for the copies is based upon the fee schedule set by the Korean law.
Q.Who do I contact if I have a concern while I’m a patient?
A.Inha University Hospital encourages you to discuss any concerns you might have with those directly involved in your care. Or you may contact the International Affairs Team at +82 32 890 2080.
Q.What should I bring with me when I’m admitted?
A.If your visit involves an overnight stay, the following items are recommended for added comfort and convenience:
We suggest that you bring personal items such as: your toothbrush, bathrobe, sleeping clothes, slippers or socks, contact solution and carrying case, reading glasses, brush or comb, and if applicable dentures and hearing aids.
Please bring any medications you usually take. Be sure to inform the nurse of your medications and any instructions your physician may have provided. Your name should appear on all medications you bring with you.
Books and magazines, writing materials, knitting, embroidery and other small handwork are great ways to pass the time during your stay.
Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing and low-heeled shoes.
Please DO NOT bring jewelry, large sums of cash or other valuables.
Q.Where do I go to be admitted?
A.For all non-emergency patients, the Patient Registration Department is located on the First Floor of the Hospital. Enter the Hospital via main building entrance on the First Floor. The Registration Department is located next to the front lobby Information Desk
Q.Who will be on my treatment team while I am hospitalized?
A.The staff of Inha University Hospital is here to ensure that patients receive the best care possible. Patients can identify staff members by the identification badges they wear, which display their name, photo and department. If anyone without an identification badge approaches a patient, the patient should request that he or she display his or her badge.
Inha University Hospital is a training site for many academic institutions. Residents, fellows and students from all the clinical disciplines may participate in patient care
Q.Can I have a family member stay with me?
A.Wireless Internet access is available to patients, families and visitors of the hospital. You are more than welcome to bring your laptop to use our wireless network.
Q.Does the hospital have wireless internet? Can I bring my laptop with me?
A.We do allow one adult to stay with our guest.
Q.Would I be able to tour the hospital prior to being admitted?
A.Our friendly staff of associates would be happy to tour a potential patient, scheduled patient or family member at any time. Call +82 32 890 2080 to set up an appointment.
Q.Where do I park?
A.Parking is available along the Hospital’s entrance or parking lot for individuals picking up a discharged patient. Please wait to pull your vehicle into the driveway until the patient is in the lobby. Visitors are encouraged to use the Hospital’s parking garage, located at the rear of the Hospital
Q.Where can I get something to eat?
A.The Food Court Cafeteria is in Basement Level 1; take any elevator down and follow the signs.
Q.Is there a chapel?
A.A meditation chapel is located on the third floor. Visitors of all faiths are welcome to visit the chapel for worship, prayer and quiet reflection.
Q.How do I contact a patient who is in the Hospital?
A.Whether you know the patient’s room number or not, dial +82 890 2114 and the operators will assist you.
Q.How do I send flowers?
A.The address is 7-206, 3-Ga, Shinheung- Dong, Jung Gu, Incheon,400-711, Korea, you can call a local florist for delivery. You will need to know the patient’s room for delivery.
Q.Where can I get a wheelchair?
A.In front of the main entrance there is a Greeter’s Station. The greeter will provide you with a wheelchair
Q.How do I find a doctor?
A.Inha University Hospital cannot recommend a particular physician, as each individual has unique needs and requirements based on their personal situation. However, all of the doctors who are members of our hospital Medical Staff have been through a rigorous credentialing process. Most of our physician staff is board certified. Browse our online Department & Faculty Directory that introduce our specialists.
Q.How do I volunteer at the hospital?
A.Volunteers are an integral part of our care team. They assist in all areas of the Hospital in administrative and clinical areas, but all volunteers must first be screened, interviewed, and oriented to the Hospital before they begin assignments. If you would like to become a volunteer please, contact the office at 032 890 2080
Q.What if I have additional questions?
A.International Affairs Team is happy to assist you with any questions you may have. Please call at +82 32 890 2080.
I have decided to receive medical treatment at Inha University Hospital by numerous recommendations from my acquaintance. I’d like to send my gratitude to the agency, who has introduced Inha. I was satisfied with everything – the medical service, staff, infrastructure, etc. From the first greeting, everyone I met was welcoming us with smiling face. The service of the motel, Piano, where I stayed was excellent. From the first day, Russian coordinators (Irina, Natalia, Svetlana, etc.) were ready to help me and the series of physical checkup were very accurate and thorough. I sincerely thank all the medical staff and hope everything around you goes well.
To the manager of the “Inha university hospital” Int’l medical team, I’d like to thank all of you who have provided me the best medical services at “Inha” university hospital. I’d also like to show my gratitude to agency, which has introduced “Inha” University hospital to me back in Sakhalin. I sincerely thank all of you. Best regards,
To the honorable leader of the Int’l medical team of Inha university hospital, Hi, I’m Legoida from Sakhalin who visited “Inha” university hospital through the agency to receive spinal medical treatment. I have received the procedural treatment which includes anesthesia and operation, and I’m very satisfied with the operation prognosis. I’d like to thank all of you who helped me during the treatment including the int’l medical coordinator.
We sincerely thank “Inha” international medical team, staff, and coordinators for welcoming and providing us the best medical treatment. Thank you very much. We’d like to thank the agency as well for guiding us to “Inha” university hospital for receiving medical treatments.
Irina & Alexandor
This is Aleeksander from Sakhalin, Russia. One of travel agencies in Sakhalin introduced the ” Inha ” Hospital and I did have a dislocation of the shoulder surgery. After I talked to Professor of Orthopedic, I did receive required examinations before the surgery. The surgery went successfully well and it took approximately five hours. After I wake up from surgery, the anesthesia had quickly doped up and able to walk clean. When I was discharged from hospital, they gave me directions for the cautions after surgery and exercising progress. Overall impression on hospital and the medical staffs were good but personally I would recommend other patients to use a double room.
I’m from Arsen’ev, Russia to receive a health screening program at ” Inha ” University Hospital. The program process had completed in one day and there wasn’t long waiting time nor inconveniences. There were additional program process I could take the next day such as MRI, ANGIO-CT, breast & uterine ultrasound and also able to talk with Professor of Gynecology to get a counseling. After completing all the programs, I could hear the results and treatment process from doctor the next day. The doctor kindly explained with every detail of my health condition and received prescription.
Thank you very much.