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Seoul St. Mary's Hospital

Seoul, South Korea






Annual Surgeries



Languages Spoken

  • English

  • 中文 – 简体

  • Русский

  • عربي

  • 日本語

  • 한국어

Top Specialties

  • Thyroid Disease

  • Mediastinal tumors

  • Inherited metabolic disorders

  • Breast Reconstruction

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage

  • Amblyopia

  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

  • Endocrine therapy

  • Aortic valve stenosis

  • Prophylactic mastectomy

  • Pectus Excavatum Surgery

  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)

  • Transplantation immunology

  • Pediatric Retinopathy

  • Growth Hormone Therapy

  • Enhanced Cancer Therapy

  • Genetic Eye Diseases

  • Submucosal Myoma

  • Urticaria

  • Colorectal cancer

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

Contact Information

Banpo-dong, Seoul, South Korea


With all our hearts to each patient, we will open the era of "a hospital that gives new hope through personalized medical care." The Catholic University of Korea's Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is the largest single-building hospital in Korea, with 22 floors above ground and 6 underground floors and 1,375 beds. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is the representative hospital of the Catholic Central Medical Center, with world-class medical staff and state-of-the-art medical equipment. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is located in Seoul, South Korea. Being the 4th largest metropolitan city in the world, Seoul is famous for its architecture, restaurants, and technology. So, considering this, in the 1980s, a Gangnam Saint Mary's Hospital was established as the First General Hospital. Lately, in 2009, this hospital took its new name, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, which has a beautiful artistic architecture to showcase new medical culture. In addition, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital has innovatively developed Korean medical technology by successfully performing the first kidney transplant, corneal transplant, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant, and small intestine transplant for the first time in Korea. In recent years, through domestic and international evaluations and certifications, including JCI and AAHRPP, we have not only become a safe and ethical hospital that exceeds the world level but also achieved the highest results in medical quality evaluation and service satisfaction. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital has set the slogan, "A hospital that gives new hope through personalized medicine." This is an expression of the spirit and will of our hospital to become a hospital of hope that gives the joy of healing and the light of life by incorporating cutting-edge medical techniques in advance according to the individual characteristics and differences of customers and challenging the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and brain disease and the conquest of rare incurable diseases. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital aims to become an exemplary hospital by actively taking the lead in realizing the spirituality of the Catholic Central Medical Center, which is to "embody Jesus Christ, the Healer, in us and care for those who suffer from diseases." With a noble sense of mission, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital will train future students who will truly provide cutting-edge medical care, provide loving medical services to the poor and marginalized, conduct creative research based on Catholic ethics, and become a hospital loved by all and a hospital that is an example. Based on the "unwavering spirit of respect for life" in "a specialized hospital-centered hospital that puts patients first," "a hospital with a state-of-the-art medical system in the 21st century," and "a state-of-the-art hospital in an eco-friendly space," we will provide "patient-centered quick medical care and world-class 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). Seoul St. Mary's Hospital provides 24/7 emergency care and medical services. • Seoul St. Mary's Hospital runs a medical charity program for underprivileged patients from low-income 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 at Seoul St. Mary's 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 translation of documents and other related medical affairs in English, French, Japanese, and Korean. It takes into account the cultural differences of the 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's St. Mary's Hospital provides a complete range of medical treatments. Top specialties offered by this hospital include: • Genetic eye diseases • Treatment of Mediastinal Tumors • 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, the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Clinic, the Retina Clinic, the Glaucoma Oculoplastic Clinic, and the Squint/Pediatric Ophthalmology/Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic. Being an expert in the eye center domain, it is recognized as a leading and preeminent eye treatment center. Treatment of mediastinal tumors The mediastinum is a thoracic cavity division that contains the thymus gland, heart, portions of the trachea and esophagus, the aorta, and other structures. For clinical purposes, it is generally divided into the posterior, superior, anterior, and middle regions. Tumors in this region lead to the condition 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 noises or wheezing, anemia, and unexplained weight loss. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital has specialized thoracic surgeons for the proper treatment 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 the surgical approach, they use up-to-date, less-invasive surgical methods to ensure faster healing and less scarring. PECTUS EXCAVATUM SURGERY Pectus excavatum is a congenital deformity in which the cartilage of the anterior chest and breastbone grows abnormally, producing a caved-in chest appearance. It is the most common congenital deformity of the chest wall, appearing in 1 out of 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 minimally invasive surgical techniques using stainless steel retrosternal bars. Seoul St. Mary's Hospital has a 100% success rate for pectus excavatum surgery. Every year, 450 cases are dealt with, and overall, 4000 surgeries are performed, according to the latest statistics that are the 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 Myomas can also be termed 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 such as hysteroscopic myomectomy. Females who want to preserve their fertility are provided with world-class and safe robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy operations. Their treatments are safe, secure, and reliable, ensuring quicker healing, faster recovery, and lesser pain. With a university teaching hospital, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital is well-known as the largest medical network in Seoul, South Korea. Seoul St. Mary's 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."