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Foreign Patient's Nationality

  • Canada
    19,936 Patients from Canada
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (4,596)
    2Medical checkup Service (3,016)
    3Dermatology (1,306)
    Female
    1Internal Medicine (4,663)
    2Medical checkup Service (3,224)
    3Orthopedics (3,131)
  • USA
    230,793 Patients from USA
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Plastic Surgery (69,066)
    2Dermatology (25,412)
    3Medical checkup Service (20,072)
    Female
    1Plastic Surgery (62,408)
    2OB&GY (28,042)
    3Dermatology&GY (25,793)
  • Kazakhstan
    72,435 Patients from Kazakhstan
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (16,165)
    2Medical checkup Service (10,540)
    3Dermatology (2,977)
    Female
    1Internal Medicine (22,097)
    2Medical checkup Service (15,066)
    3General surgery. (5,590)
  • Uzbekistan
    14,445 Patients from Uzbekistan
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (3,497)
    2Medical checkup Service (2,142)
    3Orthopedics (1,311)
    Female
    1Internal Medicine (3,402)
    2OB&GY (2,247)
    3Medical checkup Service (1,846)
  • UAE
    14,655 Patients from UAE
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (4,314)
    2Pediatric (1,316)
    3Orthopedics (1,034)
    Female
    1Internal Medicine (4,800)
    2Plastic Surgery (1,639)
    3Dermatology (1,552)
  • Russia
    190,722 Patients from Russia
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (47,571)
    2Medical checkup Service (25,597)
    3General surgery. (5,878)
    Female
    1Internal Medicine (53,790)
    2Medical checkup Service (32,302)
    3OB&GY (25,584)
  • Mongolia
    80,972 Patients from Mongolia
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (20,478)
    2Medical checkup Service (7,130)
    3Orthopedics (4,098)
    Female
    1Internal Medicine (25,221)
    2OB&GY (15,387)
    3Medical checkup Service (8,658)
  • China
    519,136 Patients from China
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (58,709)
    2Medical checkup Service (30,350)
    3Dermatology (18,124)
    Female
    1Plastic Surgery (192,885)
    2Dermatology (130,744)
    3Internal Medicine (88,324)
  • Thailand
    34,461 Patients from Thailand
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Plastic Surgery (2,238)
    2Internal Medicine (1,248)
    3Dermatology (481)
    Female
    1Plastic Surgery (24,198)
    2Dermatology (3,287)
    3Internal Medicine (3,009)
  • Japan
    210,996 Patients from Japan
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (11,288)
    2Korean Medicine (6,179)
    3Medical checkup Service (5,066)
    Female
    1Dermatology (81,664)
    2Plastic Surgery (55,797)
    3Korean Medicine (51,002)
  • Vietnam
    34,959 Patients from Vietnam
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (5,889)
    2Medical checkup Service (4,591)
    3Orthopedics (2,522)
    Female
    1Plastic Surgery (9,536)
    2Internal Medicine (6,465)
    3OB&GY (5,956)
  • Philippines
    13,230 Patients from Philippines
    Top 3 popular medical department for gender
    Male
    1Internal Medicine (3,305)
    2Orthopedics (1,442)
    3Dentistry (1,137)
    Female
    1Internal Medicine (3,416)
    2OB&GY (2,487)
    3Dermatology (1,443)

Statistics on International Patients in Korea (2020), KHIDI

Actual no. of patients : No. of patients by hospital except multiple medical treatments and visits

https://www.medicalkorea.or.kr

(Accumulated from 2009 to 2020)

Number of Foreign Patients by Year

  • 60,201
    2009
  • 81,789
    2010
  • 122,297
    2011
  • 159,464
    2012
  • 211,218
    2013
  • 266,501
    2014
  • 296,889
    2015
  • 364,189
    2016
  • 321,574
    2017
  • 378,967
    2018
  • 497,464
    2019
  • 117,789
    2020
Accumulated number
of patients
2,878,342

Statisics on International Patients in Korea, 2020

Actual no. of patients : No. of patients by hospital except multiple medical treatments and visits

https://www.medicalkorea.or.kr

(Accumulated from 2009 to 2020)

Most Visited Medical Department

  • 21.1%

    Integrative
    Internal Medicine

  • 11.9%

    Plastic Surgery

  • 11.4%

    Dermatology

  • 10.1%

    Medical
    Checkup Service

  • 5.8%

    Obstetrics And
    Gynecology

  • 5.4%

    Orthopedics

  • 4.3%

    Korean Medicine

  • 3.2%

    General Surgery

  • 3.2%

    Dental Clinic

  • 3.2%

    Ophthalmology

  • 2.9%

    Neurosurgery

  • 20.7%

    ETC

Statisics on International Patients in Korea, 2020

https://www.medicalkorea.or.kr

(Accumulated from 2009 to 2020)

  • KIMA NEWS

    Asan Medical Center makes history in liver transplantation - Seven thousand liver transplantations

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    AMC set a world record of 7,000 liver transplantations as the liver transplantation team successfully performed a living-donor liver transplantation(LDLT) on July 17, 2020. AMC has made history through endless challenges by becoming the world’s first medical institution to perform in modified right lobe LDLT, dual graft LDLT, and ABO-incompatible liver transplantation and Korea’s first to perform pediatric LDLT, ABO-incompatible pediatric LDLT, and simultaneous liver-heart transplantation. Significantly, in January 1999, AMC developed the surgical technique of modified right lobe LDLT for the first time in the world, increasing the number of LDLTs done a year to more than 100 from about 30. The success rate has also significantly improved from 70% to over 95%.

Five-year cancer survival relative rates(2010~2014)

The introduction of cutting-edge medical technology such as robots is not only reducing the mortality rate of major cancer diseases, but also increasing the survival rate.

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  • Thyroid cancer

    100.1%
  • Breast cancer

    93.2%
  • Prostate cancer

    79.9%
  • Colorectal cancer

    75.0%
  • Stomach cancer

    76.5%
  • Kidney cancer

    83.1%

※Cancer survival rates (1993–2017), National Cancer Information Center, 2019

Five-year post-transplant survival rates

The success rate of organ transplants, such as liver and kidney transplants, is overwhelmingly high in the world.

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  • Liver transplant

    77.8%
  • Heart transplant

    76.3%
  • Pancreas transplant

    92.8%
  • Kidney transplant

    94.7%

※Korean Network for Organ Sharing (KONOS) Statistical yearbook, 2018

  • KIMA NEWS

    Samsung Medical Center becomes Asia’s first ventricular arrhythmia surgery training center

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    To designate a ventricular arrhythmia surgery training center, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC) selects qualified specialists and medical institutions with surgical experiences and skills and grants their qualifications. Since the opening of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Clinic in 2015, SMC continues to offer specialized treatment, focusing on radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA). The clinical pathologists and radiologists participating in arrhythmia surgery in the clinic are arrhythmia specialists, who have been certified for their competency in Cardiac Electrophysiology for the Allied Professional as a part of the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE).
  • KIMA NEWS

    Sevrance Hospital has been named as the top cancer research institution in Korea at the global scientific journal Nature.

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    Yonsei University Medical Center (Yoon, Do-heum, director of medical center) ranked first in research performance among domestic cancer hospitals in the '2020 Top 100 Healthcare Institutions in Cancer Research' released by Nature, one of the world's top three scientific journals. Yonsei University Medical Center ranked 75th place among the world's top 100 medical institutions.
  • KIMA NEWS

    Local prostate cancer can now be treated through electric pulse instead of surgeries by Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital(SSMH)

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    A new type of treatment for local prostate cancer has been introduced. The treatment does not require surgery but can kill cancer cells with a strong electric pulse. The research team of Lee Ji Youl and Park Yong Hyun of the Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, introduced NanoKnife for the first time in Asia. Lee’s team of researchers introduced the new health technology to overcome the limits of treating prostate cancer, which is rapidly increasing among men. The team is practicing new technology in earnest to help treat prostate cancer patients. NanoKnife is a type of local treatment which target prostate patients who are in low or medium risk. 2 to 6 thin electrode needles emit millions of electric pulses per second around cancer cells and destroy them with nano-scale holes. The holes trigger the cancer cells’ molecule balance to collapse and make them die gradually, which eventually eliminates cancer.
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