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Wooridul Hospital Gangnam

Seoul, South Korea


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Medical staff

All / Top Specialties

  • TKRA(Total Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)

  • Cerebral aneurysm

  • Posterolateral Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression

  • Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion

  • Arthroscopy

  • Telemedicine

  • mini TLIF + PPF

  • Open lumbar discectomy

  • Laminectomy

  • Epidural Neurolysis

  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL reconstruction)

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

  • Spine pathologies

  • Spine Fusion surgery

  • Percutaneous endoscopic laser annuloplasty (PELA)

  • Non-surgical therapy

All / Top Services

  • X-ray

  • TKRA

  • Intracranial aneurysm surgery

  • PELD(neck, thoracic, back)

  • Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion

  • MRI

  • Arthroscopic Surgery (knee)

  • Arthroscopic Surgery (shoulder)

  • Telemedicine

  • mini TLIF + PPF

  • OLD

  • OLM Laminectomy

  • Epidural Neurolysis

  • Ligament Reconstruction

  • ALIF

  • Spine Deformity Correction

  • Spine x-ray

  • Spine Fusion surgery

  • PELA

  • CT-guided Micro Therapy

Contact Information

Cheongdam-dong Gangnam-gu Seoul South Korea


Wooridul Hospital Gangnam is located in the Gangnam District of Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the most prestigious hospitals in the country. It was founded in 1982. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam specializes in applying non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques for spinal surgeries. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam is providing world-class treatments to national and international patients. It possesses the expertise of 38 years in the field of spine and joint surgeries. Around 762 spine surgeons have visited Wooridul Hospital Gangnam to learn about applying minimally invasive surgical procedures that involve the spine and joints. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam is a very prestigious and well-known hospital. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam has made reputable contributions to medical research. Around 338 articles have been published in SCI journals, while 29 medical textbooks are taught to the medical students of Germany, England, and the USA. In the early 1990s, Wooridul Hospital Gangnam introduced a new laser to the existing endoscopic procedure. By establishing 'endoscopic laser spine therapy', Wooridul Hospital Gangnam opened the era of full-fledged minimally invasive spine surgery. For 40 years, Wooridul Hospital Gangnam has focused on one area of the spine, the spinal discs, providing a variety of minimally invasive treatments, including endoscopic disc procedures. Through research and development, Wooridul Hospital Gangnam has established itself as a world-class spine hospital, and today "endoscopic disc surgery" is the standard surgery. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam is leading the global spine paradigm. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam has continued its clinical and research work on disc surgery using a combination of endoscopy and laser, proving that it can successfully treat severe ruptured discs as well as back pain. The results of this study were selected as the best paper at the International Society for Musculoskeletal Lasers (IMLAS) meeting in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 1994. They were later accepted for publication in the international journal SCIE and translated into German by German and Swiss professors. With medical paperweights and state-of-the-art equipment with skilled know-how You can be accurately diagnosed through a detailed examination. From the establishment of Korea's first spine specialist hospital to today, Wooridul Hospital Gangnam has walked only one spine path. Established 11 network hospitals to provide all patients with no disparities between regions and without distinction based on age or gender. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam will provide the best spine treatment and the best medical service. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam has been an international patient center since 2006, when there were no specialized facilities for foreign patients. The Wooridul International Patient Center (WIPC) opened in English, Japanese, Chinese, French, etc. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam have specialized staff who can speak foreign languages to help treat foreigners. Most of the foreign patients who come to Wooridul Hospital Gangnam come to Korea with the hope of being cured through doctors' recommendations or referrals to acquaintances. As a global spine medical hub, our hospital delivers healing hope to spinal disc patients around the world. Accomplishments of Wooridul Hospital, Gangnam • Wooridul Hospital, Gangnam, is considered among the "Top 30 Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals." • It stands among the world's well-recognized medical institutions, such as The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Cleveland Clinic, and The Mayo Clinic. • This hospital has achieved the title of "Top 10 World's Best Hospitals for Medical Tourists" because of its excellent international patient services. • It was awarded the title of "Top 10 Medical Tourism Destinations in the World" by the Medical Tourism Association in 2008 and 2018. TOP MEDICAL SPECIALTIES OF WOORIDUL HOSPITAL Wooridul Hospital, Gangnam, is providing a complete range of top-notch and ultra-modern medical services in spinal surgeries. The top medical specialties offered by this hospital include: • Spine Fusion Surgery • OLM Laminectomy •    Telemedicine • Epidural neurolysis • Posterolateral Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression • Nonsurgical therapy • Mini TLIF + PPF SPINE FUSION SURGERY People with problems in the spine lead a very miserable life. For them, every single movement takes a lot of effort and pain. In other words, it is a life of complete misery. When a person looks for treatment for his spinal ailments, doctors usually advise them to undergo spinal fusion surgery. It usually involves rods, screws, and sometimes bone grafts for the stabilization of the vertebral column. But the less invasive techniques this procedure uses, the better it is for the patient's recovery. Highly qualified and trained specialists at Wooridul Hospital, Gangnam, use less invasive spine fusion surgery techniques. Wooridul Hospital Gangnam uses a new and advanced spinal surgical procedure known as Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). This technique preserves the standard disc and reduces the time of healing and scarring. OLM LAMINECTOMY The OLM laminectomy stands for Open Lumbar Microdiscectomy Laminectomy. In this procedure, surgeons create space for the patient's spinal nerve by removing the lamina of the vertebrae. This relieves pressure on the spinal nerve. In a conventional OLM laminectomy, the surgeons cut a large area of the skin. They use large tubes known as dilators to channel through the muscles and reach the surgical field. In contrast to this, the doctors at Wooridul Hospital in Gangnam make a tiny cut in the skin to carry out the procedure. This shows their expertise in using the non-invasive technique for such a delicate operation. Making a small lesion not only prevents scar formation but also allows the patient to heal quickly. TELEMEDICINE Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technologies to diagnose and treat medical conditions.It provides consultations through advanced technology. Modern gadgets such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones are excellent sources for connecting patients to doctors when both are far away from each other. Wooridul Hospital, Gangnam, has highly specialized doctors (Ju Wan Suek, Yong Soo Choi, Jeong Hoon Choi, Shih Min Lee, Han Joong Keum, Sang-Ha Shin, Junseok Bae, and Sang-Soo Eun). They have sound expertise in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgeries. They are providing world-class telemedicine facilities to national and international patients. Posterolateral Endoscopic Lumbar Decompression Lumbar disc herniation problems have become a lot more prevalent in today's age. The herniated disc keeps putting pressure on the nerves, resulting in sharp pain. Posterolateral endoscopic lumbar decompression (PLELD) is an advanced-choice procedure for the treatment of herniated discs. Wooridul Hospital in Gangnam has a well-equipped specialized department of orthopedics. Experts at this hospital take sophisticated steps for the better procedure of PLELD. It is a minimally invasive surgery, so cosmetic efforts are almost negligible. As compared to open surgeries, this surgery takes less time, and 75% of patients are discharged on the same day of the operation. EPIDURAL NEUROLYSIS Epidural neurolysis involves the treatment of chronic back pain and sciatica with infusions through an epidural catheter. These pains can arise because of disc herniation, radiculopathy, or endoscopic inspection of the nerves surrounding the spinal nerves. The injection is made around the affected areas of the spinal cord and nerve roots to prevent any trauma and surgical risks. The doctors and surgeons of Wooridul Hospital, Gangnam, are experts in minimally invasive epidural neurolysis procedures. Using this procedure, a patient can get his problem resolved in no time. A local anesthetic is given to the patient before initiating the process and infusing the affected area. NON-SURGICAL THERAPY Non-surgical therapy involves techniques that do not involve surgical incisions. It may include certain medications, physical treatments, massage therapies, stretching, rehabilitation, chiropractic techniques, and spinal injections. These non-surgical procedures have zero adverse effects as they promote natural healing with better outcomes and positive results. Wooridul Hospital, Gangnam, has a specialized internal medicine department with a team of highly experienced massage therapists, physiotherapists, and other professionals. They carry out the best-suited treatments according to the patient's medical conditions by using individualized treatment plans. Mini TLIF+PPF TLIF stands for Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. In this procedure, the surgeon makes a 1-inch incision in the back to replace the diseased disc with an implant. The implant used in this procedure is made of polypropylene fumarate (PPF). This material is biocompatible and an excellent replacement for trabecular bone tissue. While performing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures, expert surgeons at Wooridul Hospital, Gangnam, pay attention to every little factor. They ensure zero risks and higher accuracy of treatment by using minimally invasive techniques like TLIF and PPF.