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Severance Hospital

Seoul, South Korea


Foundation year




Operations per year


Medical staff

All / Top Specialties

  • Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt Surgery

  • Liver cancer

  • Early-stage gastric cancer

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma

  • Obstetric ultrasonogram

  • Hysterectomy

  • Robot-Assisted Surgery

  • Kidney Transplant

  • Cerebral aneurysm

  • Childhood Cancer

  • Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplants

  • Laparoscopic Prostatectomy

  • Congenital anomalous rectal malformation

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Diabetes

  • Bone marrow transplant

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

  • Congenital tracheal stenosis

  • Female urological disease

  • Colorectal Cancer

  • Hepatitis

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • OLT(orthotopic liver transplantation)

All / Top Services

  • Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

  • Tomotherapy

  • Laparoscopic gastrectomy

  • Endoscopic mucosal resection

  • Ultrasound

  • CT

  • Liver biopsy

  • Bone scan

  • Liver resection

  • Obstetric precision ultrasonogram

  • Transvaginal ultrasound

  • Hysterectomy

  • EKG

  • Partial Nephrectomy

  • Blood test

  • Laparoscopic liver resection

  • Lymphadenectomy

  • Kidney-pancreas transplantation

  • Endovascular coil embolization

Contact Information

50-1 Yonsei-ro, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea


Severance Hospital is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical institutions in South Asia. Severance Hospital, established in 1885, was the country's first western-style hospital. It is a leading multidisciplinary medical institution located in Seoul, South Korea. This hospital excels in all aspects of medicine, surgery, diagnostics, and medical support services. It is a tertiary care hospital with consultant doctors specialized in providing compassionate care and treatments to patients. This hospital provides world-class services demonstrated by their gold seal accreditation from the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI). The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of integrity that reflects an organization's commitment to providing precise and effective patient care. Severance Hospital has a captive capacity of 3700 beds. They have fully equipped emergency rooms, high-tech operating rooms, well-equipped critical and intensive care units, comfortable general wards designed to meet the needs and demands of patients from all over the world. Their state-of-the-art faculties and robot panel of medical imaging ensure fast and accurate results. It is affiliated with Yonsei University College of Medicine and encompasses: · Five Specialty Medical Center · A Diagnostic Center · Robot and MIS center · Dental Hospital in Sinchon · Gangnam Severance Hospital With an undying commitment to excellence that meets international standards, Severance Hospital makes sure that patients' needs are met satisfactorily under a single roof. They provide exceptional treatments round the clock. WHY CHOOSE SEVERANCE HOSPITAL? · Severance Hospital is Korea's first international hospital. Their medical staff is fluent in English, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, and Korean. · It has received the grand prize from the Koreas Ministry of Health and Welfare for attracting more than 50,000 international patients every year. It is a three-time award winner of the nomination "High Service Evaluation by Patients." · The competent surgeons and proficient consultants at Severance Hospital provide unique treatments to their patients using top-notch technology in every field. There highly advanced technology includes: -Tomotherapy -Modern Radiation Therapy -Intraoperative MRI -DaVinci Robot · This hospital is associated with national and international insurance companies, so patients don't need to worry about paying the medical expenses. · They provide specialized rehabilitation treatments for various conditions, including spine Injury, pediatric rehabilitation, and amputation rehabilitation. TOP MEDICAL SPECIALITIES OF SEVERANCE HOSPITAL · Hysterectomy · Orthotopic Liver Transplantation (OLT) · Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) · Obstetric Ultrasonography HYSTERECTOMY Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the womb (uterus). The uterus is the muscular organ on the top of the vagina, and babies develop inside the uterus. A complete hysterectomy includes the removal of: · ovaries · fallopian tube · cervix After a hysterectomy, women can't get pregnant, and will no longer have menstrual periods. Hysterectomy may be done for several reasons, including: · Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovary · Endometriosis · Fibroids · Uterine prolapse Total abdominal hysterectomy is preferred over others if: · A woman has a large uterus · Obese · Never had a child · Have fibroids Hysterectomy is a safe procedure, and chances of complications are rare. It takes up to 6 weeks to fully recover after having a hysterectomy. During this period, patients should avoid strenuous physical activities. Severance Hospital is known worldwide for its advanced medical facilities and promising technology for hysterectomy. Their surgeons are committed to providing the best possible treatment for every patient. Radical hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy at Severance Hospital is performed using world-class robotic-assisted surgery. ORTHOTOPIC LIVER TRANSPLANT(OLT) Orthotopic liver transplant is the most common type of liver transplant in which the diseased liver is replaced with a transplanted allograft liver in an anatomically correct position. A liver transplant is usually recommended in the following condition: · Chronic liver failure · Viral hepatitis · Autoimmune liver disease · Metabolic liver disease · Genetic liver disease For the surgery, an incision is made over the abdomen, and the damaged liver is removed. This procedure can take up to 9 hours. Liver transplants are generally safe, and most people eventually get back to their normal activities. It can take a year to recover from a transplant fully. According to an estimation, most people live more than ten years after a liver transplant, and many live for 20 years or more. At Severance Hospital, a liver transplant is done by a large team to cater to both preoperative and post-operative intensive care of patient and donor by offering advanced intensive care facilities. After the transplant, the patient and donor at Severance Hospital are brought to the intensive care unit, where highly trained nurses and physicians provide them with constant care and close supervision to ensure normal body function. This hospital liver transplant's success is matchable with international standards, which is possible due to the coordination among a multidisciplinary team of specialists to produce quality results eventually. BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA (BPD) Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia is a chronic lung disease that affects premature babies. Most babies who develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia are born with acute respiratory distress syndrome. In the case of too early birth, the lungs of a newborn are not fully grown and need artificial ventilation. These oxygen requirements are fulfilled with the help of CPAP machines and ventilators. But breathing under pressure can sometimes hurt the air sacs in the lungs and can destroy lung tissues. This can lead to BDP. Following are some common signs of bronchopulmonary dysplasia: · Rapid breathing · Wheezing · Difficulty feeding · Chest retractions · A continuous need for mechanical ventilation after the gestation age of 36 weeks. Infants suffering from BPD can be treated through medication that helps open the baby's airways. Some severe cases might be treated with short courses of steroids. They need a good source of oxygen. Infants with BPD usually improve after four months of supplemented oxygen. Severance Hospital has a comprehensive center for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. They address the medical, nutritional, developmental, and social needs of patients. This hospital offers inpatient unit and outpatient follow-up services for BDP patients. The BDP team at this hospital serves the baby and family by continually using evidence-based treatment and research to improve the methodology and treatments. OBSTETRIC ULTRASONOGRAPHY Obstetric Ultrasonography, also known as prenatal ultrasound, uses sound waves to produce an embryo or fetus's picture within pregnant women. This method has no harmful effects and is a preferred method for monitoring pregnant women and unborn babies. It is a safe clinical test used to: · Estimate the age of the pregnancy · Examine the baby · Check the fetus health · Determine if there are multiple pregnancies Ultrasound is easy to do and is a painless procedure. It captures the images of soft tissues that do not show up well on X-rays. Adhering to high-quality standards, Obstetric Ultrasound units at Severance Hospital are equipped with 4D/5D imaging systems. They ensure the accurate diagnosis of fetal development. This offers expecting parents an opportunity of seeing their baby growing and becoming an individual.