South Korea is a medical tourism powerhouse which offers world-class technology at an affordable price. It provides a full range of medical services, from Severe disease and Body Checkup to Beauty treatment.
The medical facilities in South Korea are top notch in the world. Some are even more advanced than the US or Western Europe, with state of the art equipment backed by South Korea’s world leading IT systems and the significant investment from South Korean government as well. Additionally Korean doctors are also well known for their highly advanced skill.
While South Korea may not be the cheapest medical tourism destination, it is certainly one of the best, with stunning facilities and world-class expertise. That said, there are a number of centers in the major cities that have been created especially for the medical tourists, with multi-lingual staffs and a comprehensive service that includes travel, accommodation and recuperation packages at some of the country’s finest resorts.
In a recent survey, almost 50% of respondents said that they had chosen South Korea for medical treatment because of the quality of medical service and the technology available – something that cannot be said for all Asian destinations.
As the world capital for skin care and plastic surgery, South Korea boasts the world’s best infrastructure for plastic surgery. The area of Gangnam-gu, which is the most luxury district in the Capital city Seoul, alone has over 500 aesthetic centers.
Korea has the most plastic surgery cases per capita on earth with just under 1 million cases in 2014. It works out to about 20 procedures per 1000 people, meanwhile the USA has 13 procedures per 1000 people.
The pricing here is very reasonable compared to advanced countries but the medical technology served by experienced surgeons is incomparably high.
That is the reason why the number of foreigners coming to Korea to get plastic surgery has continuously increased.
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Over the last decades, South Korea has been gaining considerable ground in leading medical technologies to help ease painful symptoms, particularly in the areas of Spinal care.
It has its reputation for joint replacement and advanced cancer research and prevention as well. According to reports, Korean hospitals are leading the five-year relative survival rates of important cancer types.
Korea also has hospitals and clinics that are world-renown for fertility treatment, such as IVF and IUI with highest success rate in the world.
Moreover, Korea is ranked world’s number one in liver transplant success rate (96%) and possesses the first Proton Therapy Center in Asia.