주소 및 연락처가 변경 되신 분은 회원정보를 수정 하신 후
예약을 진행해 주십시오.
12) The Chairman of Wooridul Spine Hospital, Dr. Sang Ho Lee, was on SBS CNBC
Doctor Q: ‘Build a Healthy Spine’
On Saturday, June 9, the chairman of Wooridul Spine Hospital,
Dr. Sang Ho Lee, has appeared on the 〈Doctor Q, talk about my
body〉 of SBS CNBC in Korea.
〈Doctor Q, Talk about my body〉is the program which introduces
best doctors in the medical field.
The doctors themselves share health information and
communicate with viewers through counseling. Dr. Lee explains
spinal diseases and cases to viewers more easily.
There are five symptoms of disk-related backache:
▶ Hard to sit for long time
▶ Do not want to lift heavy objects due to discomfort/pain
▶ Unable to straighten your back right away when you stand up
▶ Severe backache after strenuous exercise or hard work
Major symptoms of spinal stenosis:
▶ Feel better to sit down. Stand up may cause pain in your back, buttock or leg.
▶ Weakness, heaviness or dullness in your body when you walk
▶ Body aches, electric sensation or heaviness in your leg may occur when you lying down flat.
▶ Unable to walk about 100 meters and take a rest repeatedly
He explained the main symptoms of spinal stenosis as well as treatment called ligament reconstruction.
The spinal stenosis can be treated with ligament reconstruction which is one of the cause treatments.
The advantage of ligament reconstruction is it does not require blood transfusion, bone transplant or screw/artificial bone insertion. The patient can walk right away on the operation day.
Ø Method: Under general anesthesia, make around 5cm incision,
through the endoscopic view, decompress the nerve with
advanced equipment like laser, and tie up between instable
spinous process with special ligament made of polyethylene.
Ø Operation time: 2 hours (The operation time can be changed
upon the surgical range.)
Ø Anesthesia: General
There are a number of phone calls for telephone counseling during this talk show.
Dr. Lee tried to help people with spinal disease as possible as he can.
11) Meeting business partners in Khabarovsk, Russia
'Days of Presentation of Medical Tourism of Seoul'
Khabarovsk Russia - May 15 - 17 , 2018
Cheongdam Wooridul Hospital took sessions in this event. Medical coordinators of the hospital conducted an introductory presentation about the main methods of treatment for the spine and joints disease.
In the second session of the day, we met with our partners, whom we have long been cooperating and were glad to see representatives of new agencies.
WOORIDUL HOSPITAL & VIVEYA
Representatives of the administration of the Cheongdam Wooridul Hospital visited the Diagnostic Center of the Khabarovsk – Viveya.
During the meeting, further plans for mutual cooperation were discussed and Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the field of Healthcare and Medical Science.
10) Vietnamese national soccer player Nguyen Tuan Anh had surgery at Wooridul
During the second round of the V-League HAGL FC vs Hai Phong FC, Nguyen Tuan Anh suffered a knee injury during the match. He was replaced at the same time as he was injured, and he was immediately examined at the hospital. The result was right knee ligament injury, requiring rehabilitation for more than 3 months. Nguyen Tuan Anh, who had already had surgery history on both knees, had to leave the field again in the second game of new season.
Nguyen Tuan Anh, who had not been able to play well in recent years with continued knee injuries, wanted to return to ground after a quick rehabilitation. It was because the Asian Games in August and the Suzuki Cup in October were very important for his career. However, the idea of the head coach, the general manager and the president of HAGL FC were different. They thought that Nguyen Tuan Anh had a lot of knee surgery, so he had to be cured by proper treatment in this time. They hoped he would return to the ground after full treatment. And they wanted him to have surgery and rehabilitation in Korea where the rehabilitation treatment system is advanced.
On April 11, Nguyen Tuan Anh successfully completed ligament reconstruction at the 'Wooridul Hospital' in Seoul, Korea after an hour and a half operation. Surgery was carried out with the full support of the ‘Wooridul Hospital’, and all payments were made at the ‘Wooridul Hospital’ during the hospitalization.
Dr. Eun Sang Soo performed the operation of Nguyen Tuan Anh. He is one of the most prestigious knee surgeons in Korea. He is also the chief physician of the Korean national tennis team and is an authority on sports medicine.
Dr. Eun said, "Arthroscopic examination of the injured area revealed that the ligament was not completely ruptured. However, ligaments are strained too much, so it is not enough for him to return the ground by rehabilitation only. Therefore, ligament reconstruction surgery was performed and the operation was successful. In addition, the area that had previously operated on meniscal was not treated properly, so we treated this part also.”
Nguyen Tuan Anh is scheduled to undergo rehabilitation for a few months after admission in the ‘Wooridul Hospital’. He will return to Vietnam after rehabilitation is over.
09) Dr. Sang Ho Lee was invited to North American Spine Society as a invited
Section Specialty Day: Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Spine surgery is advancing towards ambulatory centers while same day surgical centers are gaining popularity among spine surgeons. As the number of complex fusion surgeries increase, especially in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities, more than ever there is a need to develop new minimally invasive revision strategies.
The endoscope has enabled spine surgeons to perform several surgeries, which previously required large incisions, through small keyhole incisions. Initial indications were routine discectomy, recurrent disc herniation, far lateral discectomy surgeries to interbody fusion through small incisions. The indications are continuously expanding to include several aspects of spine surgeries such as foraminal decompression at the level of previous fusion for optimal decompression, decompression of adjacent level, and repair and replacement of interbodies.
Patients with mild to moderate spinal deformity are often compensated and have tolerable levels of back pain. However, unilateral radicular pain resulting from foraminal stenosis can be debilitating. In select cases, an endoscopic discectomy or foraminotomy enables the surgeon to decompress the symptomatic foramen with preservation of essential biomechanical structures, delaying the need for a major deformity correction surgery.
Chairman of Wooridul Hospital, Dr. Sang Ho Lee was invited to North American Spine Society (NASS) in Orlando, USA, and gave a lecture on various cases of endoscopic disc procedure advanced techniques "Transforaminal Discectomy: What pathology can be accessed?".
Especially, he received great attention from academia by presenting successful cases of minimally invasive endoscopic procedure applied to spinal stenosis, spondylolysis, and disc disease that requires high techniques.
The North American Spine Society (NASS) was founded in 1984, as a global multidisciplinary medical society that utilizes education, research and advocacy to foster the highest quality, ethical, value- and evidence-based spine care. At the 32th conference, 2,000 people from 54 countries including medical institutions and business people in a related fields were attended, and they shared their knowledge and state of the art techniques.
Moreover, this year, it has significant Implications that the endoscopy disc procedure has approved by United States health insurance for the first time, which Korea has established and developed as the leader.
08) Bệnh viện Wooritul tại Kangnam Hàn Quốc đã điều trị phẫu thuật miễn phí cho
bệnh nhân Việt Nam là em Lâm Thị Huệ 14 tuổi
Bệnh viện Wooritul tại Kangnam Hàn Quốc đã điều trị phẫu thuật bệnh vẹo cột sống miễn phí cho bệnh nhân Việt Nam là em Lâm Thị Huệ 14 tuổi
Từ nhỏ em cột sống của em vẹo và hơi nhô ra ngoài thường bị đau nhức lưng và tức ngực,sự đau đớn của em ngày càng nặng Em được gia đình dẫn đi khám ở bệnh viện Đà Nẵng và được bác sỹ chuẩn đoán là bệnh vẹo cột sống bẩm sinh. nhưng do chi phí của cuộc phẫu thuật rất cao nên gia đình không đủ khả năng để thực hiện phẫu thuật và điều trị cho em.
Bệnh viện Wooritul là bệnh viện chuyên điều trị các bệnh về cột sống, khớp xương nổi tiếng và được biết đến trên nhiều thế giới, thông qua đó hội từ thiện và bệnh viện Việt Đức đã hỗ trợ giúp đỡ chuyển gửi, kết quả khám bệnh như phim ảnh và các hồ sơ cần thiết của bệnh nhân ,đến bệnh viện Wooritul để được tham gia vào chương trình chia sẻ y tế của bệnh viện Wooritul.
Khi đến Hàn Quốc em Huệ và mẹ được nhân viên của bệnh viện đón ngay tại sân bay, và được đưa thẳng về bệnh viện để tiến hành khám bệnh,chụp xquang, MRI và các xét nghiệm cần thiết.
Bác sĩ Jie Jin chuyên ve khoa chỉnh sửa dị tật cột sống đã giải thích kết quả kiểm tra xét nghiệm của bé LÂM THỊ HUỆ bị chứng vẹo cột sống bẩm sinh nghiêng về bên phải khoảng 74 độ và bị lộ rõ ra ngoài nên cần phải tiến hành phẫu thuật chỉnh sửa dị tật xương cột sống (Deformity correction)
Cuộc phẫu thuật được kéo dài trong khoảng 5 giờ và kết thúc thành công tốt đẹp, em đã ngồi dậy và tập đi vào ngày hôm sau phẫu thuật.
Kiểm tra sau phẫu thuật thì phần lớn độ cong của cột sống đã được điều chỉnh thẳng lại và chiều cao của Em đã tăng lên thêm được 5cm (từ chiều cao 148 lên 153 cm )hiện giờ Em đã hồi phục không còn đau đớn phần lưng cũng không bị cong và lộ ra ngoài như trước nữa.
Trong thời gian điều trị ở bệnh viện wooritul em Lâm thị huệ đã được điều trị hết bệnh và trở về đà nẵng với tâm trạng tươi sáng khỏe khoắn,chúng tôi sẽ không bao giờ quên được khoảng thời gian mà Lâm Thị Huệ lúc ở cùng chung tôi.
〈giới thiệu về bệnh viện Wooritul〉
*Bệnh viện Wooritul được thành lập vào năm 1982, điều trị tập trung chủ yếu các bệnh về cột sống và khớp xương. *Hơn 30 năm bệnh viện không ngừng bảo tồn, nâng cao và phát triển các phương pháp mổ xâm lấn tối thiểu cũng như việc điều trị và làm giảm thiểu các biến chứng nguy hại cho bệnh nhân. *Với chương trình phục hồi chức năng chuyên môn hóa của bệnh viện giúp cho bệnh nhân mau chóng bình phục,và trở lại cuộc sống sinh hoạt bình thường một cách nhanh nhất. *Bệnh viện tiến hành các bước điều trị chăm sóc cho bệnh nhân như người thân trong gia đình đồng thời tiến hành các bước kiểm tra xét nghiệm một cách nhanh nhất để tiết kiệm thời gian chờ đợi cho bệnh nhân. *Hơn 400 chuyên gia về cột sống từ nước ngoài đã đến bệnh viện Wooritul tìm hiểu và học hỏi kỹ thuật công nghệ mổ xâm lấn tối thiểu của bệnh viện. *Trong vòng 10 năm qua bệnh viện đã cung cấp các dịch vụ tiện ích với chất lượng tốt nhất cho khoảng hơn 12.000 bệnh nhân người nước ngoài. *Hiện tại bệnh viện có 10 chi nhánh tại Hàn quốc và hai trụ sở chính tại UAE (Ả RẬP).
07) Wooridul Hospital Care Share 2017
We have been introduced to Lam Thi Hue by Viet Duc Hospital, the local hospital and Wooridul Hospital’s partner. While with the spinal deformity, Lam Thi Hue was troubled with lying flat and was in intense pain, the family circumstances only allowed a monthly income of approximately 100 dollars and getting treatment was hardly thinkable. Scoliosis is a serious disease that does not only bring about problems in appearance but it can also translocate or press organs, and lead to dysfunction. The sad situation has made us Wooridul Hospital to support the sufferer.
We checked the medical record and X-ray result for planning and saw that a surgery would be needed from the 4th Thoracic Vertebra to the 1st lumbar vertebra. The surgery was to be a tough one for a 14 year old girl but with positive heart, we welcome her and her family. In the early morning on the 28th of June, we came to meet Lam Thi Hue and her mother in a very tired and nervous look. We could understand that all the way from a small town in Vietnam to a whole another country, South Korea, with the hope to be treated, the mother and daughter must have been through numberless tensed moments. From their hands firmly held together, we could feel their fear and also their desperate courage. We made up our mind to do our very best.
Arriving to the hospital, Lam Thi Hue went through a couple of examinations for diagnosis and we came up with the final surgical operation plan and then the preparations. The examination for the surgery preparations was nice and quick. We were worried that both the patient and parent would be tired since all steps were proceeded in the date of entry day due to the visa issues, but they looked relaxed during the doctor’s explanation and the examinations. They looked as if they realized about the treatment.
Before the surgery, we, by the curative procedure of Wooridul Hospital, reconfirmed the plan to find the best treatment and to maximize the rate of success, based on the knowledge and experience of our neurosurgeons, orthopedists, physicians, specialists in rehabilitation, radiologists, and doctors in general surgery.
Lam Thi Hue headed to the operating room at 8.30 in the morning. She endured the tough 5 hour long surgery and from the next day, she started walking and showed fast recovery. The pain from the surgical site and the influenza must have been hard but Lam Thi Hue was bright enough to comfort her worrying mother and carried on with her brave life of hospitalization.
However, the Korean and European meals could not replace the local Vietnamese meals and so we provided the Vietnamese meals from outside the hospital to be a help in her fast recovery.
Lam Thi Hue could enjoy our surprise present of visiting Coex and the S.M. Town. And in the dashing figure posing like celebrities to take photos, and in the straight and upright position in the aquarium, she did not look different from any other teenager girls.
On the discharge date, giving a hug to the doctor and saying “Gam-sa-ham-ni-da!” repeatedly, Lam Thi Hue expressed with her whole body, her feelings about the kindness she experienced in Korea, and said that she would really love to come back to Korea. Wooridul Hospital wish and pray for the forthcoming happy life and dreams of Lam Thi Hue.
06) 30 Most Technologically Advanced Hospitals in the World
Medical research is constantly pushing the boundaries of health care and redefining what is and isn’t possible. Keeping pace with this vigorous progress, hospitals across the globe are continually updating their equipment and services in order to offer the latest in high-tech medical care. From specialist cancer centers with state-of-the-art digital imaging scanners, to multi-disciplinary mega-hospitals featuring cutting-edge medical robots, these are 30 of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the world.
Offering a “Spine Total Care System,” Wooridul Spine Hospital is acknowledged as being among the top spinal treatment hubs in the world. Founded in 1982, today Wooridul is staffed by over 1,130 neurospinal specialists and various other personnel. The hospital network’s state-of-the-art central site was opened in Seoul in 2007; and now, according to Patients Beyond Borders, Wooridul “manages ten hospitals throughout Korea and has expanded into Indonesia (Jakarta), the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Turkey (Istanbul) and China (Shanghai).” Wooridul’s advanced services cover computer-aided navigation surgical treatments, biocompatible artificial joint surgery, and bloodless 5th digital spinal operations – including 3D C-arm, O-arm, X-MR and CT-guided procedures.
05) Spine medical hub welcomes foreign doctors to learn its techniques
Framed articles on the New York Times, CNN, and Tokyo TV are proudly displayed in Wooridul Spine Hospital’s MISS Training Center in Gangnam, Seoul. Among their headlines are, “Wooridul Hospital; an example for the excellence of Korea’s medical tourism,” and “The spinal destination of choice for foreign patients.
Wooridul has solely been focusing spinal treatment for the last 36 years since its establishment in Busan in 1982. It now manages 10 hospitals scattered throughout Korea and two overseas hospitals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Based on its “Patient First” philosophy, Wooridul has researched and developed an advanced spine surgical technique called the Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) in the mid-1990s, which preserves as much of the regular disc tissues as possible, meeting patient’s expectations for minimal scarring and fast recovery with reduced complications.
“The global trend was open surgery back then; this entails opening the operative site with a long incision so the surgeon can view and access the spinal anatomy,” said Dr. Bae Jun-seok, director of Wooridul Research Center, and one of the attending surgeons who teaches foreign doctors in the MISS course.
But that all changed when patients kept complaining about the pain, for specialists needed to destruct back muscles and destabilize the spine itself to see the herniated disc, Bae said. “We think differently. With MISS, we focus on treating the pathology with different clinical presentations and interventions,” he added.
With almost 16 years of training and 20 published articles under his medical belt, Bae is a recognized spine specialist with expertise in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries. He received the “Best Paper Award” at the 2016 Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) Annual Forum, the only major meeting focused entirely on MISS.
“We believe our technique should be taught around the world, through which we develop it further every year,” Bae said. “I perform about 40-50 surgeries a month. We have 10 spine specialists here, meaning we can treat around 500 patients at most. If we teach other doctors, we can share our knowledge and treat more patients through them."
Wooridul’s International Training Course provides not only the MISS Course but also a fellowship course and an operation observation session as well.
Bae said, “We can only offer limited seats; seven participants on average for a course. We don’t want a big audience like a lecture, for we need to discuss in depth to be efficient for the convenience of patients.”
The fellowship course provides two or three foreign surgeons with a year of intensive training in diagnosis and treatment of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques (MISST). This includes observations in operating rooms, participation in Friday teleconferences with Wooridul’s hospital network, clinics research projects, and writing their papers and journals.
“Wooridul received many positive feedbacks from foreign doctors once they returned to their country,” the spine specialist said. “We had beginning surgeons start their endoscopy clinics. By the app called Whatsapp, we can discuss, review and follow-up their developed skills and to help their patients.”
Foreign doctors are not the only ones impressed with Wooridul’s medical techniques and services; over 12,000 international patients have visited the global spine medical hub, attracted by the fact that months or even years of back pain could be lifted in a simple 30-minute surgery and could walk home the very same day.
Patients with severe diseases require 10 hours of surgery, but with two to three specialized consultant doctors for assistance, the operating time decreases by half.
“Arab patients tend to stay as long as possible; between one or two months for rehabilitation in our physical therapy clinic,” Bae said. “Other patients such as Chinese, Japanese and Russians wish to go back to their countries as quickly as possible, so they stay in Korea for a week.”
Although Wooridul’s programs are small and elusive, Bae confirmed plans for a two-day cadaver course in their wet-lab next year and welcomed Korean and foreign doctors alike.
04) MISS Course (Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Course)
"We choose Wooridul Hospital, because it is the world’s best hospital in the field of endoscopic spinal procedure and minimally invasive spine surgery. We are very satisfied with their 'MISS Course program', and we have seen that patients are receiving high quality treatments in Korea." Dr. Rustam Djabbarov, OS Barzilai University Medical Center Israel, expressed satisfaction with the 91th MISS Course program, which was held on the 20th of Februrary for a week.
The 'MISS Course program' is a specialized training course of Wooridul Hospital that focuses on minimally invasive spinal procedure through systematic education programs consisting of lectures, surgery observation and a spine model hands-on workshop. Since 2004, 325 specialists from 37 countries have participated. The curriculum is divided into basic and advanced courses including interventional spine procedures such as neuroplasty, and minimally invasive spine surgery such as fusion (MIS surgery) courses. Wooridul provides a step-by-step, customized training course.
There are 6 specialists from Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan and Israel participated in this MISS Course. As the popularity of the training program has grown over the years, the competition for participants has become fierce. Since the number of people to be recruited is limited to six people per the training session, there were many applicants who were delayed their course session to Advanced Course in April and Basic Course in August due to an early deadline.
"The next 92 missions will be held in April, but there have been a lot of inquiries from many participants." Most of the participants were working as spine specialists in their own countries and many doctors who want to revisit and refine the curriculum. So we recently take part in the training programs. Endoscopic spinal treatment requires a lot of experience and skills, so we are trying to be more accurate and correct when passing on our skills. We are pleased that foreign doctors are participated in the curriculum." Dr. Jun-Seok Bae said.
03) Diplomatic Corps. are cordially invited for the Hospital inspection tour
Praises, "Treatments are very advanced & specialized, being better than general hospitals, poured out from the mouthes of Ambassadors, Madames & Senior Diplomats who visited to see at firsthand Wooridul Hospital's spinal facilities and its advanced treatment processes.
Organized by The NDNnews(www.ndnnews.co.kr) & Seoulcity magazine in close partnership with Wooridul Hospital (www.wooridul.co.kr) on July 21st morning, 2016, Diplomatic Corps' tour to the Wooridul Hospital became a valuable opportunity which awakens Diplomatic Missions, spouses & senior diplomats from the Seoul Diplomatic Corps. that Wooridul Hospital plays a leader role of world spinal medical world in terms of hospital name & reality.
Visiting Diplomatic Corps' group photo session to commemorate their visit to the Wooridul Hospital, a worldwide spinal-specialized hospital.
As ambassador-notch envoys, Egypt Amb. Hany Moawad Selim Labib, Iran Amb. Hassan Taherian, Myanmar Amb. Thura H Thet Oo Maung and Latvia Amb. Peteris Vaivars showed keen interests with their spouses by attending firsthand. Participating countries of senior diplomat level included UAE, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Iraq, Romania, Afghanistan & last but not least Vietnam etc.
On behalf of chairman Sang-Ho Lee from Wooridul Hospital who was not able to join owing to his earlier engagement, president Kim Ho-jin of Gangnam Wooridul Hospital said through his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony: "Wooridul Hospital sincerely hopes to be served as a stepping stone to contribute to the medical cooperations & development of each nations if each nations' medical world, Korea's medical world and personal exchange & academic field and joint R&D with Wooridul Hospital will be proceeded together."
President Kim Ho-jin of Gangnam Wooridul Hospital said through his welcoming remarks during the opening ceremony: "Wooridul Hospital sincerely hopes to be served as a stepping stone to contribute to the medical cooperations with many countries".
As a return address, Egypt Amb. Labib revealed his happy mind, saying that he is very happy by being here personally because he has spine disc problems. Conceding that ambassadors & diplomats are not experts, he pointed out that we also do not think surgery is always the best way to treat patients. In that regard, we value highly for Wooridul Hospital's approach method which considers the patient conditions first, and then provides step-by-step treatments, Labib said.
We value highly for Wooridul Hospital's approach method which considers the patient conditions first, and then provides step-by-step treatments, Egypt Amb. Labib said. Director Choi Jin's presentation from Wooridul International Patients Center garnered special attentions from participants because of total care solutions of Neuro-Musculoskeletal system including Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Laser-assisted Spine Surgery, & CT-guided Spine Surgery to name just a few. Non-Surgical Offerings include Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Internal Medicine, Conservative Care and Physiotherapy, he explained interestingly for Excellencies, Madames & Senior Diplomats.
Following a presentation ceremony of their Appreciation Plague by the names of visiting Diplomatic Corps. and a group photo session with Wooridul Hospital staffs, visiting Diplomatic Corps. toured foreigner wards located in its 14th floor, movement treatment room including treatment experience as well as stretching, and MRI or CT-related medicine room etc, by the guide of experienced Wooridul Hospital staff.
Spine treatment as well as spine endoscope lecture dating back to 30 years such as waist & neck disc etc., another highlight for visiting Diplomatic Corps. Experiencing such treatment & stretching at its movement treatment room at firsthand, Egypt Amb. Hany Moawad Selim Labib & Latvia Amb. Peteris Vaivars revealed satisfactory minds, adding such treatments are interesting and impressed unanimously.
Last but not least, spine treatment as well as spine endoscope lecture dating back to 30 years such as waist & neck disc etc. which were explained by Mr. Keum Han-joong who serves as representative of its International Patients Center, was another highlight for visiting Diplomatic Corps. so that they can understand for example about the real cause of back pain, symptoms of disc herniation, benefits of Minimally Invasive techniques, Endoscopic spine surgery etc. to name just a few.
Excerpts of welcome remarks by president Kim Ho-jin, Gangnam Wooridul Hospital Spine diseases can bring about many problems in terms of both economically and time in modern society where we have to do brisk activities. In a nutshell, Wooridul Hospital is a hospital which paved the way for the era of spine-specialized hospital for the first time in Korea, heralding the importance of things which are to enhance the quality of life through fundamental & proactive treatment of spine diseases.
Presentation ceremony of their Appreciation Plague by the names of visiting Diplomatic Corps.
Since its inception in last 1982, Wooridul Hospital has been treating only spine disc one field on the basis of its treatment philosophy which is love and human respect and under current chairman Sang-Ho Lee's minimally invasive treatment principles.
The advanced spinal surgical technique developed by Wooridul Hospital is bloodless and minimally invasive to save normal disc tissue. Short term admission, small incision, minimal scars, and reduced complications, this is what we are doing for patients.
In particular, endoscope disc treatment field is an area for Wooridul Hospital which is assessed to have been accumulated its exclusive accomplishments all over the world, among others. Through not only its treatments, but also many researches, Wooridul Hospital is developing more better treatment methods and as a result, Wooridul Hospital published a total of worldwide SCI-notch 300 papers. Through such R&D treatment performances and paper publications, many patients from all around the world are visiting Wooridul Hospital and in addition, spine doctors of many countries are visiting Wooridul Hospital to learn minimally invasive treatment techniques.
Wooridul Hospital sincerely hopes to be served as a stepping stone to contribute to the medical cooperations & development of each nations if each nations' medical world, Korea's medical world and personal exchange & academic field and joint R&D with Wooridul Hospital will be proceeded together.
02) Sharing the warmth with neighbor
Sharing the warmth with neighbor
Creating the Healthy and Happy life through the technological transfer and sharing service
Jun Seok Bae-Neurosurgeon, Medical director of Gangnam Wooridul Hospital, returned back to South Korea on July 14th with tanned black face after completing his schedule of 5 days from Maharashtra in western India.
Medical Director, Jun Seok Bae had tough schedule with daily 2~3 hours of movement to consult and caring patients as much 900 patients a day in unfamiliar named wilds that takes 10 hours to get there by car from Mumbai (capital city of the Maharashtra state). “Local circumstances were very poor to get enough medical care and most of them were first time to getting the medical benefits. Women were marring at their young age and does heavy work. There were no one without anemia, with bad nutritional status and back pain and knee pain, severe systemic pain…Also most patients needed urgent treatment.
We prepared necessary equipment and medicines as much as possible with supports of Indian NGO organization, the Spring of Desert and South Korea Love community society, Wooridul Hospital Social Responsibility support program, but the number of patients who wanted to have treatment were over than our expectation. That’s why we returned the people who were waiting until the end. It was really regretful and felt so sorry for them.
However we delivered the hopeand all staffs who participated in Medical healthcare Volunteer, everyone have done their best. Although medicine and injections were all, but patients shed tears of gratitude. It was precious time that realized me sense of duty as a doctor once more.”
Wooridul Spine Hospital, We specialized and focused on Spine treatment field for over than 30 years and national representative Spine Hospital that provides “Spine total care”.
The Principles of minimum invasive treatment is to develop varies treatments to relieve the spinal disorder pain who is suffering, so that patients are able to return to their normal life as possible as faster.
Currently spine treatment technology of Wooridul Hospital is leading in the world, from the surgery of curable disease that required high-level surgery to Minimal Invasive Procedure that treats only the lesions with small wounds by using high-tech equipment such as Endoscope microscope and Lasers etc
Wooridul hospital is non-exclusive latest technology and has generously invested in technology transfer and sharing the knowledge. As a result, we flooded in requests of international technical training and knowledge sharing.
Orthopedic medical director of Gangnam Wooridul Hospital, Gene Cheh visited Orthopedic Hospital of Myanmar Mandalay for second Medical care service in June.
Medical Director Cheh selected surgery patient and established treatment plan by exchanging email with local doctors several months before his visiting Myanmar. He had surgeries for 17 patients with severe spinal abnormalities in 5 days of residing and each day 3 to 4 people operated.
Director of “Butter Fly Foundation ” Dr. Andrew Morton said “Myanmar children and patients with spinal deformities treatment. so that they can have a normal spine, deformity surgery technology transfer to local staff and further wishes to exchange knowledge we chose the hospital medical staff in Korea. When surgery proceed we felt that our choice was right and Korean Spine treatment technology was with amazing level.
Director Gene Cheh said “My heart breaks when I see the unattended patients who did not receive treatment at right time. “Feeding the way with how to catching fish is much better than giving a fish”. Treating patient is important but technology transfer is needed more than anything, Technology that we have gotten is, technology transferring is necessary more than anything to be carried to the patients in right place.
01) Wooridul Hospital has been focusing on spine treatment since 1982
As a world leading spine hospital, Wooridul Hospital has been focusing on spine treatment for the last 35 years after it was established in Busan, Korea on 1982.
At home, Wooridul Hospital operates a total of 10 newwork hospitals in the nation such as Seoul Gangnam, Seoul Gangseo, Seoul Gangbuk, Busan Dongrae, Daegu, Pohang, Kwangju & Jeonju etc.
In particular, Wooridul Hospital has acclaimed its exclusive accomplishments in the field of endoscope disc treatment, having established 'Open Laser Discentomy in 1991, 'Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy' in 1992, & 'Percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy' in 1994 respectively and since 2000s, the Hospital is spearheading more fast & precise digital spine surgery era by grafting state-of-the-art computer equipments.
In terms of worldwide academic accomplishments as well, Wooridul Hospital registered over a total of 200 papers until 2012 innovationally into SCI-notch medical journals which boasts worldwide authority and had a honor which has been selected as one of world 10 hospitals for medical tourists during 4 consecutive years recently, announced by U.S. MTQUA;Medical Travel Quality Alliance.
Wooridul Hospital side says that such accomplishments are a result of cooperations between 130 special doctors who have equipped with their special competency in each spinal fields and 1,200 staffs who are specialized in spinal fields. Wooridul Hospital committs itself to playing its helper role continuously for the patients all over the world, to say nothing of Korea so that they can escape from the pains of back ailments.