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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 Celebrates 20,000 Robotic Surgeries

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    Samsung Medical Center recently commemorated a significant achievement, having conducted 20,000 robotic surgeries. Since the launch of the Samsung Comprehensive Cancer Center(SCCC) in 2008, the institution has been at the forefront of robotic surgery, experiencing rapid growth each year. In 2023 alone, the center performed over 3,400 robotic surgeries, placing it 9th globally. Notably, Samsung Medical Center ranks 2nd worldwide for prostate cancer surgeries (prostatectomy), 2nd for gastrectomy (stomach cancer), and 3rd for mastectomy (breast cancer).
  • KIMA NEWS

    “The World’s First”: Sequential Success of Thrombectomy Followed by Liver Transplant at Severance Hospital

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    In a groundbreaking first, a patient previously deemed unfit for transplant due to a portal vein blocked by a thrombus (blood clot) has successfully undergone liver transplant surgery following a thrombectomy. This marks the first instance worldwide of such a sequence being successful.
    Professors Lee Jae-keun and Min Eun-ki from the Department of Transplant Surgery at Severance Hospital, along with Professor Han Ki-chang from the Department of Interventional Radiology, announced on the 2nd that the transplant surgery was successfully completed for Mr. Jung Min-soo, 47, a patient with cirrhosis, after removing the thrombus that had obstructed the portal vein necessary for the operation.
  • KIMA NEWS

    Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea successfully celebrates 10,000 hematopoietic stem cell transplants for the first time in Korea and holds symposium

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    On April 14, the Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Hematology Hospital (Hospital Director Professor Kim Hee Je) successfully held a commemorative ceremony and symposium at the convention hall at Sungei Orthodontics Omnibus Park to celebrate the achievement of 10,000 cases of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
    After the first successful allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Korea in 1983, the hematology hospital, which celebrated its 40th anniversary, achieved 10,000 cases of hematopoietic stem cells for the first time in Korea in December last year. In addition, it has been recognized as the “4th hospital for hematologic cancer” by making the first domestic records of various hematopoietic stem cell transplantations and receiving patients for medical treatment for tertiary medical institutions such as other domestic and foreign university hospitals.
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