Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University

Seoul, South Korea


Gangnam Severance Hospital opened in April 1983 as part of an expansion project of Yonsei University Medical Center. Since then, the hospital has become one of the leaders in Korea’s medical development as it delivers holistic care to both local and international patients. Recognized as the top hospital in the southern Seoul region, Gangnam Severance Hospital has plans for further facility expansion and continues to contribute to medical research and technology, as well as to guide the academic development of local practitioners.


Gangnam Severance Hospital offers 810 beds and utilizes several high-tech systems such as PACS, 3.0T MRI, 64ch CT, and PET for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment. It has adopted a ubiquitous IT system as well as introduced Korea’s second surgical robot. The hospital operates 45 divisions including three specialist hospitals (Cancer Hospital, Spine Hospital, and Dental Hospital) and institutes (Rehabilitation Institute of Muscular Diseases, and The Spine and Spinal Cord Institute). Additionally, there are several centers such as the Health Promotion Center, Cardiovascular Center, Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, Cerebrovascular Center, Emergency Care Center, Hospital Referral Center, and Clinical Trial Center which manage and cares for the critical patients. The hospital also established the first Trauma Center in Korea.


Clinic Accomplishments

  • Gangnam Severance Hospital was the first in the country to perform a spinal surgery with chemonucleolysis in 1984.
  • In 1996, the first lung transplantation in Korea was successful, a procedure known as the most difficult transplant surgery.
  • In 1999, the hospital performed the first cell transplantation on a patient with muscle disease.
  • In 2003, it succeeded the first enterobrosia procedure on a very low birthweight (VLBW) child who was just 630 g.
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  • International Patient Center
  • Language Assistance / Interpreter Services

Medical Centers

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The department features several divisions such as obstetrics, reproduction, infertility, cancer, and gynecology. read more

Department of Gastroenterology

Gangnam Severance Hospital’s Department of Gastroenterology is a leader in the field of Korean gastrointestinal disorders, employing the latest treatment, equipment and technologies. read more

Department of Cardiology & Department Of Thoracic Surgery

Gangnam Severance Hospital's cardiac care includes the Department of Cardiology and Department of Thoracic Surgery, and features various clinics such as the Ischemic Heart Disease Clinic, Arrhythmia Clinic and Peripheral Vascular Disease Clinic. read more

Department of Surgery

The expert surgeons and staff perform 850 major surgeries, 1020 minor surgeries, and ambulatory care procedures for 20,000 people a year. read more

Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology features five clinics for specific skin conditions, employing four professors and 11 dermatologists who are at the top of their fields. Private skin care clinics often refer their difficult cases to the hospital. read more

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Gangnam Severance Hospital’s Department of Plastic Surgery offers treatments for congenital anomalies and trauma patients in addition to beauty treatments. read more

Department of Neurology

The Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurosurgery of Gangnam Severance Hospital offers excellent neurological care for various conditions and performs 1300 surgeries a year. read more

Department of Ophthalmology

The department offers accurate and professional treatments at several sub-clinics including the Cataract and IOL (intra-ocular lens) Clinic, Glaucoma Clinic, Retina and Uveal Clinic, and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Clinic. read more

Department of Endocrinology

Gangnam Severance Hospital's Endocrinology and Diabetes Center provides treatment for diabetes, obesity, and other endocrine disorders. read more

Department of Urology

The Gangnam Severance Hospital’s Department of Urology aims to be the one-stop center for treatment, offering minimally invasive surgeries and high-tech robotic surgeries to patients. read more

Department of Nephrology

The Gangnam Severance Hospital Department of Nephrology operates the Artificial Kidney Center to help acute and chronic renal failure patients, and works closely with other specialists to ensure comprehensive care for kidney patients. read more

Cancer Hospital

Gangnam Severance Cancer Hospital is a distinctive cancer treatment facility, operating two special centers and seven specialized clinics. Teams of medical experts plan integrated multi-treatment care and services for patients. read more

Department of Otolaryngology

The Gangnam Severance Hospital Department of Otolaryngology provides patients with comprehensive care through specialized clinics such as the Amblyacousia (hearing loss) Clinic, Snore Clinic, and Voice Clinic. read more

Department of Respiratory Medicine

Gangnam Severance Hospital Respiratory Medicine collaborates various departments to offer comprehensive care. It is especially familiar with lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and interstitial lung disease. read more

Department of Orthopedics

The expert medical staff performs various joint and limb surgeries and sports injury treatments. Surgeons are capable of invasive surgery, injection therapy, endoscopic surgery, spinal disc surgery, and procedures with minimal scarring. read more

Dental Hospital

The Gangnam Severance Dental Hospital is the largest dental care provider and offers specialized services through its various departments and clinics. read more


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