Medical Institutions(Hospital/Clinic)

Kang Dong Hospital

Organization Description

    A hospital specialized in joint, spine, and internal medicine as designated by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW)

  Welcome to Kang Dong Hospital. Established in 1992, Kang Dong Hospital launched its medical tourism service in 2009. Of our 155 employees, we have 2 medical tourism managers attracting patients from mainly the US and Russia. We are affiliated with Dong-A University Hospital, Pusan National University Hospital, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Samsung Medical Center, KIMS Dermatology, and Sungmo Eye Hospital in Korea. In 2018, we attracted 328 foreign patients and 292 in 2019.

  Kang Dong Hospital is the only hospital in Korea that has been recognized twice by the government as a hospital specialized in orthopedic surgery. Our outstanding skills and achievements are proven by our impressive performance in patient care. Since we began our service in 1993, we have performed over 120,000 operations as of December 2018. We have also done the highest number of revision operations in Korea for patients who were not satisfied with the artificial joint replacement surgery they had received previously at another hospital. As for spine surgery, we are using the world’s first biportal spinal endoscopy called UBE that we developed internally on all spinal disease surgeries. This allows us to conduct operations on highly complex spinal diseases and enable patients to recover much faster.

  We are sharing our outstanding technology with other hospitals abroad via training programs for doctors. Under the program, medical professionals from Russia, Mongolia, and the US visit us to learn our surgical techniques. We are recognized globally for our excellent services. Kang Dong Hospital is the first hospital in Korea to sign a patient-exchange contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Under the contract, we are constantly receiving patients from the US. As an international orthopedic hospital recognized even by the US Government, we also became well-known in the Middle East and Mongolia. In 2018, we signed an agreement with the Sports Bureau of the Mongolian Government as a designated hospital for overseas treatment of its national sports teams. A leading holding company in Saudi Arabia also signed an agreement that facilitates the opening of a local Kang Dong Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Kang Dong Hospital has an International Medical Center where doctors and coordinators dedicated to serving patients from abroad provide high-quality medical treatment, together with interpretation services. 

  1. Services Available

 : Airport pick-up / Interpretation / Coordinators at standby 24 hours a day / A system for patient and caregiver (Others can stay at an affiliated hotel at a low price / A sightseeing package in downtown Busan /  A medical checkup for a caregiver accompanying the patient at a low price / 24-hour satellite broadcasting, internet / Meals for foreign patients: Can select from Asian and Western meals

  2. Working hours and location

 : Mon-Fri: 09:00-18:00 (Lunch time 13:00-14:00) Sat: 9:00-13:00

  1F International Medical Center, Kang Dong Hospital

Service Description

    A hospital specialized in joint, spine, and internal medicine as designated by MOHW. Our major services include medical checkups, joint and spine treatment, digestive system treatment, and circulatory disease treatment.

  Arthroscopy clinic (knee, shoulder, and joints)

  - Conducts over 500 arthroscopic procedures per year

  - Success rate of 99.9%

  Back and spine clinic (decompression surgery and spinal fusion surgery)

  - Performs over 200 UBE (biportal endoscopy) surgeries per year

  - Success rate of 99.9%

  Child orthopedics and adjustment of the musculoskeletal system

  - Common diseases are mostly treated successfully

  - e.g. baker legs, different leg length, nanocormia, articular rigidity and phocomelia

  Hand and Microsurgery Clinic

  - The hand and microsurgery experts including the director of the hospital, Shin-hyuk Kang, treat patients with impressively high rates of successful operations

  Sports orthopedic clinic

  - We offer effective treatment to enable athletes to recover in the shortest period of time

  - We provide efficient care for acute injuries as well as diseases caused by chronic injuries

Focus Areas

    Orthopedics, internal medicine, Medical services for Russian and US patients, Joint and spinal diseases

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  • Address
    145, Dadae-ro, Saha-gu, Busan
  • Person in Charge
  • E-mail
  • Phone Number
    +82-51-209-1201, +82-10-5241-5288
  • Language
    English, Russian
  • Website