KIMA Excellence

Qualified Hospitals

214,064 foreign patients chose member hospitals of KIMA(2016-2018), received successful treatment, and returned to their home countries. These achievements were made possible by the world-renowned medical institutions’ excellent medical technology and services.

Shared Korean Medical Service

From the 60,000 foreign patents who visited Korea for medical treatment in 2009, the number has increased annually by about 23%, reaching 1.88 million from 190 countries. (Cumulative annual no.:5.1 million)


Most Visited Country in the world (Cumulative annual no. of patients from 2009 to 2017)

*Annual no. of patients: Equivalent to the number plus the number of days of a patient’s multiple medical treatments and hospitalizatio.
*Actual No. of patients: No. of patients by hospital except multiple medical treatments and visits.

190 Countries

World-Renowned Doctors

More foreign patients are annually visiting Korea for difficult treatments, including living-donor liver transplant, a test-tube baby, spinal disease, reconstructive rhinoplasty, osteosacoma, and in vitro fertilization.
Organ transplants and cancer survival rates for patients treated in Korea are among the best in the world.
These numbers and stats prove why Korea is a reliable medcial destination.

Advanced Medical Technology

Organ translnats and cancer survival rates for patients treated in Korea are among the best in the world.
These numbers and stats prove why Korea is a reliable medical destination.

5-year cancer survival rates

For major cancer types, decreased mortality width increased survival rates due to advanced medical technologies such as robots.


Thyroid cancer
100.0%

Breast cancer
92.3%

Cervical cancer
79.9%

Colorectal cancer
76.3%

Stomach cancer
75.4%

Rectal cancer
71.0%

Top1 among OECD member countries

※ International Comparison of Cancer Survival Rates, NCIC, 2017


5-year posttransplant survival rates

World’s top success rates of organ transplantations such as liver and kidney transplants from living donors.


Liver transplant
100.0%

Heart transplant
92.3%

Pancreas transplant
76.3%

Kidney transplant
75.4%

Mortality from ischaemic heart disease
Lowest among
OECD member countries

※ Korean Network for organ sharing (KONOS) Statistical yearbook, 2015

Patient Treatment Stories

A good number of foreign patients have been visiting Korea for successful treatment and surgery for a range of medical cases.


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