Seoul National University Hospital

4.5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews
South Korea, Seoul, 101 Daehak-ro, Ihwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Service language:
English English, Russian Russian, German German

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About Seoul Univesity Hospital

Seoul National University Hospital is one of the oldest and well-recognized medical health networks in South Korea serving patients from more than 80 countries every year. The hospital has its aim to serve patients with the best healthcare facilities in all medicinal areas and maintain a solaceful environment for all visitors. For 130 years, the network has expanded greatly and has 3 hospitals operating in Korea and 1 in UAE. The center takes more than 300,000 patients each year and has a capacity of 1760 beds in total.

Moreover, Seoul National University Hospital has its main 3 divisions that include Main hospital, Children’s hospital, and Cancer hospital. The main hospital consists of 52 departments that include but are not limited to;

  • Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Orthopedics and traumatology
  • Gynecology and obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious diseases

Children hospital Seoul National University Hospital is specifically made for serving child patients considering their different needs and treatment strategies than adults. The hospital consists of 32 departments that include;

  • Pediatric radiology
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Pediatric pathology
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric urology
  • Genetic diseases

The hospital also consists of a separate cancer hospital that only focuses on treating each and every kind of cancer providing sufferers with one-step solution to any kind of malignancy.

Why choose Seoul National University Hospital?

  • Seoul Hospital Korea is a leading medical network of South Korea that has been serving patients from all around the globe for 130 years.
  • The hospital has the aim of becoming one of the most trusted healthcare territories by serving patients with the best services and treatment protocols.
  • The hospital has one of the experienced and trained staff and doctors that include a total of 8960 staff and 1900 doctors.
  • All the diagnostic and treatment procedures are conducted using state-of-the-art technology that includes; MRI, PET-CT, dual-energy CT, IMRT, brachytherapy, and much more
  • The hospital provides 24/7 emergency services with its exceptionally serving staff as well has facility of cashless billing services through the coordination of insurance companies
  • The hospital also provides health screening services, visa assistance services, and home care services.

Top notch-technology:

Seoul National Hospital South Korea has availability of cutting-edge technology that include;

  • IGRT

The use of imaging during radiation therapy to improve the precision and accuracy of treatment delivery is known as image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). IGRT is used to treat malignancies in moving parts of the body. The equipment has imaging technology that allows your doctor to scan the tumor before and during treatment and modify the position of patients during radiation administration as needed.

  • PET-MRI scanner

A PET-MRI scan incorporates a Positron emission tomography and an Magnetic resonance imaging scan into one to provide detailed cancer information. The technology works out where your cancer is and its size, as well as assisting your specialist in determining the treatment results.

  • Gamma knife surgery

It is a non-invasive radioactive procedure conducted to fight brain tumors. It is one of the advanced technologies of its time that is utilized to precisely attack cancerous cells in the brain without affecting the neighboring healthy tissues. The equipment helps in the delivery of 100s of radio waves from different angles in a precise manner.


Providing treatment in a comfortable environment is the priority of the hospital. The network extends a range of services that include translator service, pick and drop, accommodation, visa assistance, and online consultation for international patients. Other than that, all the rooms and wards of the hospital have comfortable beds and seating arrangements, attached bath, minibar, television, and air condition facility. The hospital also provides a facility of cashless billing through insurance companies as well as 3rd party company facilities.

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Departments and specialities

Gastroenterology department at Seoul University Hospital

Seoul hospital South Korea is internationally recognized for its treatment of gastrointestinal diseases that include acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, obesity, ulcer, gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma, and other gastrointestinal tumors. The department is specifically recognized as the best center for the treatment of gastric cancer. The hospital has facilities of the latest treatment approaches utilized to fight gastrointestinal cancer that include laparoscopic surgery, fluorescence-guided surgery, and minimally invasive surgeries. These techniques have helped the center to become the hospital providing treatment with the lowest postoperative mortality rate in the world.

Not only but also, a large number of students from all around the world prioritize Seoul national university for specialization in gastrointestinal surgery field. The center conducts more than a thousand surgeries per year and received the largest number of gastric cancer patients (30,000) in 2019.

Transplant department at Seoul National University Hospital

Extending its services in the area of transplantology, Seoul hospital has a team of highly experienced and specialized surgeons to conduct different transplants. The team works in coordination with endocrinologists, hepatologists, cardiologists, nephrologists, and radiologists to successfully carry out the procedure.  Different types of transplants performed at the center include;

  • Kidney transplant
  • Liver transplant
  • Heart transplant
  • Transplant of pancreas
  • Lung transplant
  • Transplants in pediatrics

The center also leads in conducting research based on transplant areas with the cooperation of national and international institutes.

Plastic and aesthetic surgery at Seoul National University Hospital

Plastic and reconstructive surgery center make sure that patients carry their bodies with confidence. It conducts all the procedures with aim of enhancing natural beauty and saving people from any kind of complexity. Not only beauty surgeries, the department also performs surgical interventions for breast correction after breast cancer surgeries, burn and scar removal surgeries, congenital defect surgeries, removal of skin tumors, and reconstruction after severe injuries.  Cosmetic surgeries carried out at the center include but are not limited to;

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Buttocks
  • Double jaw surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Facial contour

Neurosurgery center at Seoul National University Hospital

Neurosurgery department of the hospital works tirelessly to provide accurate treatment of diseases related to the central and peripheral nervous system. In order to work more precisely, the department is divided into its sub-departments of brain tumor, epilepsy treatment, spinal diseases treatment, clinic for motor diseases, movement disorder center, gamma knife surgery, vascular clinic.

Since the opening of the department in 1957, it has significantly contributed to research as well as taking responsibility for providing a high level of care to patients post-surgically. 15 specialists of the clinic perform more than 4000 surgeries every year.

Cancer treatment at Seoul National University Hospital

Seoul hospital has a separate cancer hospital that consists of 27 sub-departments each working on specific areas of malignancy. Some of the well-known areas of center are;

  • Thyroid center

It is the first clinic in South Korea that started operating in the 1950s specifically for thyroid diseases. The center has extensive experience in research and clinical expertise related to thyroid diseases and cancer. All the procedures here are conducted using state-of-the-art technology and the center also participates in clinical trials research of advanced technology that includes AI and 5G.

  • Hematology center

Treating a large number of patients with blood disorders, Seoul hemato oncology center is leading due to its high success rates and advanced technology treatment. Each year the center takes thousands of patients suffering from aplastic anemia, leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. The department also performs a myriad of stem cell transplants each year with around 2800 in just 2020. The center successfully conducts;

  • Haploidentical stem cell transplant
  • Autologous bone marrow transplant
  • Allogeneic bone marrow transplant

Doctors of Seoul National University Hospital

Dr. Chung Jin Wook
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Dr. Keam Bhumsuk
Specializations: Oncology
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Dr. Kang Keon Wook
Specializations: Oncology
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Dr. Sukki Cho
Specializations: Oncology Work experience: 25 years
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Dr. Chun Kee
Specializations: Neurology & Neurosurgery Work experience: 37 years
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Dr. Yoon Sung-Soo
Specializations: Hematology Oncology
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Prices in Seoul National University Hospital

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
Procedure Cost
Cancer Screening Price upon request
Colonoscopy with Biopsy $ 1420
Gastroscopy Price upon request
MRI $ 800
PET CT $ 1100
Procedure Cost
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction $ 5000
Chemotherapy $ 2500
Coronary Artery Stenting Price upon request
Gamma Knife $ 10000
Kidney transplantation Price upon request
Knee Arthroscopy Price upon request
Radiotherapy $ 5000
Robotic Operation for Tumor Removal Price upon request
Shoulder Arthroscopy $ 5200



Interesting facts:

Breast Operations every year.
Survival Rate of Cancer treatment
patients treated every year
gastric patients treated each year
stem cell transplants in 2020

Reviews about Seoul National University Hospital (9)

Luen Tory
I recently completed a radiotherapy course under Dr. Sukki Cho's care, and I am compelled to share my overwhelmingly positive experience. Dr. Cho's expertise, compassion, and unwavering commitment to patient well-being were remarkable. From the initial consultation to the final session, Dr. Cho demonstrated a deep understanding of my medical condition, addressing all my concerns with patience and clarity. I felt genuinely cared for, and the seamless coordination between Dr. Cho and the supportive medical team contributed to a smooth and positive treatment experience.
Balloon valvuloplasty
My father had an attack of angina a few years ago. For help, we turned to the cardiologists of the Seoul National University Hospital. They used a coronary angioplasty procedure and dad's condition improved. I was very impressed by the highly professional approach of doctors to the treatment of patients.
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Pavel Neo
I went to Seoul Hospital for treatment of pancreatic cancer. I really liked the fact that doctors here offer several options and, together with the patient, choose the best one. I chose chemotherapy. The conditions in the hospital are just excellent, everything is modern and technologically advanced, and the doctors and nurses are attentive and caring. Therefore, if you are looking for a medical facility for treatment, I recommend Seoul National University Hospital.
My child had her thyroid treatment from Seoul University Hospital. I must thank the hospital as they provided amazing services both to my child as well as to us. They arranged us with really comfortable accommodation, translators and have really nice staff.
South Korea
I have had my adenoma treatment from Seoul hospital Korea cancer center. They are providing amazing facilities both pre and post-operation as well as all procedures are conducted using state-of-the-art technology.
Anas iqbal
After being diagnosed with blood cancer,I had lost the hope of living a healthy life ever again until I came to korea for my treatment. The treatment procedures were world class and the side effect management trials helped me alot to get back to normal life rapidly, i am so grateful for a new cancer free life
My brother suggested that I get my radiation therapy from Seoul National University Hospital. Honestly, I feel great now the medical staff was professional and empathetic.
David John
South Africa
Coronary Angioplasty
My father had an Angina attack a few years ago. So, we needed to admit him to the hospital to let him get alright. One of our family members suggested we should visit Seoul  National University Hospital. So, we made our way to that hospital. All staff members working in the hospital were highly cooperative and professional. Other than that, one of the most unique features of this hospital is the employment of latest equipment to ensure the provision of best quality treatment to patients.  You must use this medical institute to cure any health condition. 
Farah Jahan
Knee Replacement
I had a severe knee injury a few months back. I felt severe pain, so I decided to visit a hospital. One of my friends recommended me to the Seoul National University Hospital. So, I made my way to the Seoul National University Hospital. I found all the staff whether it is administration or physicians cooperative and dedicated to performing their duties. I recommend this hospital to everyone. 

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Which departments of Seoul National hospital are most recognized?

Seoul is one of the leading multispecialty health networks of Korea providing excellence in areas of gastroenterology, cardiology, neurosurgery and neurology, oncology, hematology, and organ transplantation.

What modern technologies are utilized at the hospital?

The center has availability of all top-class technologies that include; double-energy computed tomography, magnetic image resonance, gamma-knife, IMRT, IGRT, and 3d ultrasound.
Published: 04.04.2021 Updated: 20.06.2022
Anoosha Fatima
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Валерия Кружилина
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Information given on this page is confirmed by medical expert on 22.11.2021
Валерия Кружилина
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