Neurosurgery in South Korea

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Seoul, South Korea
Asan Medical Center
Asan Medical Center, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Treatment for Penetrating Head Injury procedures among its total of 587 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Treatment for Penetrating Head Injury procedures at Asan Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
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Seoul, South Korea
Samsung Medical Center
Samsung Medical Center, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Skull Base Surgery procedures among its total of 338 available procedures, across 30 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Skull Base Surgery procedures at Samsung Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There are many specialists available at the Clinic, with 10 in total, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
Seoul, South Korea
Chaum Medical Center
2.9
16 reviews

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Paula Young, 28 November 2019
I booked in the stem cell serum facial after reading good reviews about it. It’s very expensive but it was worth the money. I have super sensitive and very dry skin. After seeing the dermatologist they adapted the facial to my skin so it wouldn’t get irritated from the treatment and focused on adding moisture as part of the treatment. It’s now been 5 days since and my skin is less sensitive, it is super soft and no longer as dry as it used to be and I’ve noticed my fine lines aren’t as bad as it was. I wish I could stay longer in Seoul to do more sessions. I will definitely invest in another session on my next visit!
Seoul, South Korea
KUIMS
KUIMS, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Treatment for Penetrating Head Injury procedures among its total of 625 available procedures, across 17 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Treatment for Penetrating Head Injury procedures at KUIMS, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
Seoul, South Korea
Gangnam Severance Hospital
Gangnam Severance Hospital, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Treatment for Penetrating Head Injury procedures among its total of 501 available procedures, across 14 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Treatment for Penetrating Head Injury procedures at Gangnam Severance Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 8 in total, and they are accredited by JCI Accredited

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Neurosurgery is a medical specialty that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders/diseases or injury that affects any portion of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, spinal column, and peripheral nerves. This specialty includes both adult and pediatric patients. A physician who specializes in neurosurgery is called a neurosurgeon. Although they are mostly known as ‘brain surgeons,’ they are also medically trained to help patients who suffer from neck and back pain, as well as a wide range of other illnesses. Some of the most common conditions that neurosurgeons can treat include:

  • Meningitis
  • Traumatic head injury
  • Cervical spine disorders
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated disc
  • Stroke
  • Chronic pain
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Brain tumors
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Spine tumors
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis.

A neurosurgeon can provide diagnostic procedures, as well as both surgical and non-surgical treatment. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Computerized Tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Ultrasonography (USG)
  • Biopsy
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Tumor removal
  • Trauma repair
  • Clot removal
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Brain stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Fetal surgery
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Hyperhidrosis surgery, such as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy
  • Seizure surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Trigeminal neuralgia surgery.

How Long Should I Stay in South Korea?

Your length of stay depends on the type of procedure you underwent. For diagnostic tests, you may need to stay in South Korea for 3 to 7 days to wait until the results are ready and to discuss the results with your neurosurgeon. In some cases, you may be allowed to leave for home immediately. For medical treatments, you usually need to stay in the hospital for two to five days, and stay in South Korea for 7 to 14 more days, sometimes even longer. During your stay, you will have to attend regular checkups where your neurosurgeon monitors your condition. If everything is fine, you will be allowed to travel home.

What's the Expected Recovery Time?

Since there is a wide range of procedures, recovery times vary. In general, it can take around 4 to 12 weeks to recover from surgery. During this period avoid strenuous activities and take time off of work. Your doctor will gradually allow you to increase your activity levels, based on their examination at the follow-up visits. 

What Aftercare is Required?

After neurosurgery treatments, you will have to change your lifestyle. A healthy diet, such as keeping your salt levels down and avoiding sugary food, is crucial to prevent complications. It is also important that you exercise regularly and get enough sleep. For some types of surgery, you will need rehabilitation therapy, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech, language therapy. 

What's the Success Rate?

Given the advances in technology, understanding of the nervous system, and surgical understanding, the success rate of neurosurgery continues to improve and is now higher than before. For example, the success rate of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is around 95%, while the likelihood of being seizure-free five years after epilepsy surgery is around 95%. Still, every procedure come with potential risks and side effects, such as infection, excessive swelling of the brain, spinal fluid leakage, and seizures.

Are there Alternatives?

If you have any conditions related to your nervous system, you can go to a neurologist as the alternative. However, since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer you to a neurosurgeon should surgery be required as part of your treatment.

 

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