Medical Tourism in South Korea: Experience the new Asia
South Korea has become a reliable option for medical treatment for foreign patients. Medical tourists come to fight against cancer, treat infertility and seek other medical solutions like: organ transplantation, cardiology, plastic surgery and dental treatment.
The prominent internal demand has sprouted a medical industry where hospitals and clinics differentiate themselves by offering state-of-the-art facilities, online consultations, post surgery specialized medical equipment, among other services.
Which organizations are working in South Korea to promote Medical Tourism?
- Korea Health Industry Development Institute
- Medical Korea
Why South Korea is potentially the best option for medical tourism and global healthcare?
- Government and private sector investment in healthcare infrastructure*
- Demonstrable commitment to international accreditation, quality assurance, and transparency of outcomes*
- International patient flow*
- Potential for cost savings on medical procedures*
- Excellent tourism infrastructure*
- Sustained reputation for clinical excellence*
- History of healthcare innovation and achievement*
- Successful adoption of best practices and state-of-the-art medical technology*
*Factors evaluated by: Patients Without Borders
How many JCI-Accredited Organizations are in South Korea?
There are 31 JCI-accredited institutions in Korea. Medical Avenue works with the following:
- Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul
- Miz Medi Women’s Hospital, Seoul
- Ajou University Medical Center, Suwon
- Yonsei University Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul
- The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, Seoul
- Cha Bundang Medical Center, CHA University
Where is South Korea? Information about the economy and culture in South Korea.
The Republic of Korea is a country located in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, in East Asia. Japan lies over the sea to its west and China at its east. The nation has a land border with North Korea as well.
South Korea’s capital is Seoul, a city of roughly 10 million residents (approximately 20% of the country’s total population). The country is divided into 9 provinces and has 6 cities with more than 1 million inhabitants: Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon and Ulsan.
Today, years after what came to be known as the “Miracle on the Han River,” South Korea stands as the 10th largest economies in the world according to its estimated GDP. In only 60 years the country has gone from experiencing a devastating civil war to transforming into one of the worlds leading economies.
Korea is also well known around the world for its cutting-edge technology. By now, government and private organizations, as well as everybody, make beneficial use of the digital development the nation possess to work swiftly and efficiently.
The Korean Wave or Hallyu is a major cultural force gaining ground every year all around the world. The phenomenon started in the late 90s with K-dramas depicting beautiful characters in romantic stories.
The trend became popular first in East and Southeast Asia. Then expanded to several parts of the Western world. Following the success of dramas, K-pop music became a global phenomenon due to its flashy music videos, visually stimulating choreographies and contagious rhythms performed by attractive girl and boy bands.