Severance Hospital

Name of the Organization Severance Hospital
Web Site
Type of the Organization Medical Center Email
Tel 82-2-2228-5800 Fax 82-2-362-6835
Language us us cn cn
Treatment Department Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Allergy and Immunology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology,Nephrology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Chest Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Opthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology, Family Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Laboratory Medicine, Diagnostic Pathology, Emergency Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Genetics, International Health Care Center
Specialized Medical Care

  • Major procedures & Services

    Robotic Surgery System

    Severance Hospital began using da Vinci as a robotic surgery system for the first time in Korea and has performed over 7,500 cases from 2005 to the first half of 2012. The System offers greater
    maneuverability and precision to the surgeon and prevents resting tremors of the surgeon’s hand. In addition, it reduces blood loss, pain and recovery time for the patient. Severance Hospital has been
    expanding the areas of treatment with robotic surgery and is being recognized for its unique surgical applications and its excellent records.

    Gastric Cancer

    Severance’s Gastric Cancer Clinic conducts approximately 1,600 operations a year and therefore, seeks to offer optimal treatment to our patients. For example, an electrocautery tool incises with the
    least amount of bleeding and halves the operation time from 4 to 2 hours. With new and innovative surgical methods, and abandoning outdated and painful methods, the gastric cancer treatment team has reduced the days of hospitalization from 10-12 days to only 5-7 days. The surgeons of our Gastric Cancer Clinic have performed the largest number of gastric resections also using the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

    Arthroscopic Surgery

    Severance has accumulated many years of clinical and research experience by performing each year over 800 knee, 700 shoulder and 1,000 ankle arthroscopic surgeries. Arthroscopic surgery is performed by inserting a small arthroscope into the surgical region, and it can reduce the recovery and rehabilitation period by minimizing incision and damage around the target tissue. Researchers at Severance Hospital have presented over 100 papers to the Science Citation Index journals and introduced operation techniques that the hospital has developed. Severance has also registered over 10 videos for the visual and auditory library of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).

    Cardiovascular Intervention

    Since the mid-90′s, Severance has pioneered in the use angiography and stent operations for the early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. And in 1998, the hospital invented a stent
    that could be inserted into curved blood vessels. Such know-how and sophisticated techniques have inspired German manufacturers who specialize in medical device design. With advanced medical technology and abundant clinical experience in using the coronary CT, intravascular ultrasound, and optical coherence tomography, Severance Hospital’s Cardiovascular Intervention Laboratory performs approximately 5,700 cases in various procedures a year.

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    Established in 1885, Severance Hospital of Yonsei University Health System is Korea’s first modernized hospital and has been recognized as Korea’s most trusted hospital, nationally as well as internationally. Severance Hospital, the main hospital, has over 2,000 beds and 5,900 employees including 1,500 physicians. The hospital comprises of 5 specialized hospitals, 8 specialized centers, and 15 cancer clinics. It has vast experiences in surgical treatments and its distinctive strength lies in a full spectrum of surgery and treatments provided by the world-class medical teams equipped with the most cutting-edge technology. Severance Hospital received the JCI accreditation in 2007 for the first time in Korea and was re-accredited in 2010. This achievement is considered as a significant milestone for Korean medical industry, marking a new era in the delivery of international medical care and meeting the global standards of medical reliability and patient safety. Severance Hospital is now preparing for the third cycle of the JCI accreditation. Severance Hospital also has been a leader in providing the most advanced hospital IT system. There are approximately 10,000 outpatients visits every day and Severance created “u-Severance,” which is Korea’s first medical information system with a ubiquitous environment to more efficiently serve these patients. This has helped Severance operate in a paperless and filmless environment for treatment and management, and provide the most convenient services to the patients. In line with its advanced IT system, Severance opened the U-Health Center in Russia. The Center’s high-tech UHealth System enables medical specialists at Seoul’s Severance Hospital to examine patients in different countries via real-time video conference. This system has been successfully operated in several other countries including Kazakhstan, Mongolia, USA, and etc. Patients who have received surgery at Severance can continue their follow-up care in home countries through U-Health System.
    Severance Hospital has long history of serving global patients and its distinguished medical services have been already recognized by international patients. Severance International Health Care Center first opened its door in 1962 and has been expanding its services ever since. The Center is staffed by medical staff and in-house coordinators who are fluent in several languages (English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian), and offers a wide range of medical services for international patients. Most recently, Severance Hospital received the Grand Prize from Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare for attracting the highest number of foreign patients in 2011. Severance Hospital was also ranked number one on the National Customer Satisfaction Index in the same year. Based on these recent achievements, Severance Hospital will continue to create more foreigner friendly medical environment satisfying the expectations of every global patient coming from different cultural and religious backgrounds. With its long history of being Korea’s number one hospital, Severance Hospital has been committed to serving the national health and will contribute to providing the most reliable care to patients as “Always the First and the Best”
    hospital of Korea.
    50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, Korea
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