Seoul, South Korea

Seoul St. Mary's Hospital

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Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is located in Seoul, South Korea. Being the 4th world's largest metropolitan city, Seoul is famous for its architecture, restaurants, and technology. So, considering it, in the 1980s, a Gangnam Saint Mary's Hospital was established as the First General Hospital. Lately, in 2009, this hospital took its new birth as Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, which has a beautiful artistic architecture to showcase new medical culture. It is the largest building hospital in South Korea, containing 22 floors above and six floors under the ground with a vast infrastructure. This hospital is designed to ensure the capacity of 1369 beds. With a University teaching hospital, it is well-known as the largest medical network in Seoul, South Korea. This hospital entertains 39 clinical departments, 24 specialized centers and eight affiliated Hospitals depicting its individuality. Specialists at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital aim at "Delivering Hope through Top Quality Medical Services." WHY CHOOSE SEOUL St. MARY'S HOSPITAL? • Seoul St. Mary's Hospital has been accredited as an Academic Medical Center Hospital by JCI (Joint Commission International). • This hospital provides 24/7 emergency care and medical services. • It runs a medical charity program for underprivileged patients with low-income source families. • Seoul St. Mary's Hospital has a volunteer school for young patients who have been subjected to illness that needs extended hospital stays. • It is famous for its world-class and very competent staff, including doctors, specialists, nurses, and the management staff. Some of the renowned specialists of this hospital include Dr. Jeeyong Lim (a board-certified emergency medicine doctor), Dr. Jeong Hoon (a licensed endocrinologist), Dr Seung Jae Kim (a board-certified family medicine physician), Dr Ja Un Moon (a highly experienced pediatrician), and Dr Shin Hae Park (a renowned eye specialist). • Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is famous for its state-of-the-art equipment operated by well-trained technical staff. • For the convenience of international patients, this hospital provides the translation of documents and other related medical affairs in English, French, Japanese, and Korean. It takes into account the cultural differences of different ethnicities working and admitted here. Facilities like prayer rooms and Halal food are also available for Muslim patients and visitors. SPECIALIZED CENTERS AT SEOUL St. MARY'S HOSPITAL • BMT Center • Cardio-Cerebrovascular center • Cell Therapy Center • Stem Cell Transplant Center • Organ Transplant Center TOP MEDICAL SPECIALTIES OF St. MARY'S HOSPITAL Seoul, St. Mary's Hospital provides a complete range of medical treatments. Top specialties offered by this hospital include: • Genetic Eye Diseases • Mediastinal Tumors Treatment • Pectus Excavatum Surgery • Submucosal Myoma Treatment GENETIC EYE DISEASES Genetic mutations cause genetic eye diseases or hereditary eye diseases. There are more than 350 genetic eye diseases. Some common hereditary eye diseases may include glaucoma, cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa, albinism, retinoblastoma, aniridia, retinitis pigmentosa, color blindness, night blindness, Leber congenital amaurosis, corneal dystrophies, keratoconus, and juvenile macular degeneration. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital entails an Independent Eye Center consisting of specialized clinics such as the External Eye Disease Clinic, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Clinic, Retina Clinic, Glaucoma Oculoplastic Clinic, and Squint/Pediatric Ophthalmology/Neuro-ophthalmology Clinic. Being an expert in the eye center domain, it is recognized as a leading and pre-eminent eye treatment center. MEDIASTINAL TUMORS TREATMENT The mediastinum is a thoracic cavity division that contains the thymus gland, heart, portions of the trachea and esophagus, aorta, and other structures. It is generally divided into posterior, superior, anterior, and middle regions for clinical purposes. Tumors in this region lead to the conditions of mediastinal tumors. It is a severe medical complication and a therapeutic challenge for surgeons because of its critical positioning. Common symptoms of mediastinal tumors may include tender or swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, coughing with or without blood, hoarseness, chills, night sweats, fever, high-pitched breathing noise or wheezing, anemia, and unexplained weight loss. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital has specialized thoracic surgeons for the proper treatments of mediastinal tumors. Depending upon the location, type of cancer, and overall medical health of the patient, they provide the efficient services of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of these options. For surgical approach, they use up-to-date and less-invasive surgical methods to ensure faster healing and lesser scarring. PECTUS EXCAVATUM SURGERY Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformity in which cartilage of the anterior chest and breastbone grows abnormally, producing a caved chest in appearance. It is the most common congenital deformity of the chest wall, appearing in 1 per every 1,000 births. This condition includes the heart and lungs' compression, giving rise to associated problems such as breathing difficulty, pneumonia-related illnesses, height retardation and postural defects like scoliosis. It can also lead to many psychological issues and emotional depression in growing children as they cannot meet their peer groups' requirements. Treatment for pectus excavatum involves minimal-invasive surgical techniques using stainless steel retrosternal bars. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital has a 100% success rate of pectus excavatum surgery. Every year, 450 cases are dealt with, and overall, 4000 surgeries are performed according to the latest statistics that are highest in the world. This hospital's fundamental specialty is the new research and evidence-based practice in which they have performed a new NUSS procedure that is clinically being tested and is ready to be presented. SUBMUCOSAL MYOMA TREATMENT Myoma can also be termed as fibroids. It is a non-cancerous or benign tumor that may develop in and around the uterus. Common symptoms of myoma include leg pain, backache, frequent urination, constipation, pelvic pain, pelvic pressure, difficulty emptying the bladder, a menstrual period lasting more than a week, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Some of myoma's common causes can be early menstruation, increased alcohol and caffeine intake, a diet rich in red meat, high blood pressure, obesity, and genetic factors. For effective myoma treatment, some common approaches may include symptomatic treatment with oral contraceptive pills, ulipristal acetate treatment, levonorgestrel-releasing IUDs, myoma embolization, HIFU, and surgical myomectomy. As a standard surgical approach for myoma treatment, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital uses minimally invasive surgical procedures of hysteroscopic myomectomy. Females who want to preserve their fertility are provided with world-class and safe operations of robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy. Their treatments are safe, secure, and reliable, ensuring quicker healing, faster recovery, and lesser pain.

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