Wednesday, January 31, 2018

[Guest Book] Edward

● Nationality : USA
● Name : Edward

● Comment:
Excellent service and professional manner. The staff and doctors were very knowledgeable and kind. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable.


The spinal destination of choice for foreign patients

NewYorkTimes CNN Tokyo TV and other broadcasts focused broadcasting for advanced medical techniques and services offered by Wooridul Hospital🌎


"Wooridul Hospital is trying to become the spinal destination of choice for foreign patients."

The New York Times
In the article "South Korea Joint Lucrative practice of Inviting Medical Tourists to Its Hospital," Wooridul Hospital was an exampled for the excellence of Korea's medical tourism.

Tokyo TV
Focused on comparing the medical industrial policy between Korea and Japan and high-lighted the excellence of Korea's medical tourism by using Wooridul Hospital as an example.

Russia TV
Introduced how Wooridul Hospital selectively removes the ruptured disc while preserving as much of the surrounding healthy tissues as possible.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Microscopic Laser Discectomy

Wooridul began performing Open Laser Discectomy in 1991, Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy in 1992 and Percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy in 1994. Beginning in the 2000s, we have incorporated state of the art computerized medical equipment.

We have investigated and developed an advanced spinal surgical technique, the Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery(MISS) which preserves as much of the normal disc tissues as possible and meets patients expectations for minimal scarring and fast recovery with reduced complications.

Wooridul Spine Hospital
for minimally invasive surgery and causal treatment
S i n c e    1 9 8 2

رائدة عالميا في الرعاية الصحية للعمود الفقري[The spinal destination of choice for foreign patients]

نيويورك تأيمز,سي إن إن , طوكيو تي يفي وغيرها  من الإذاعات
 ركز البث على التقنيات والخدمات  الطبية المتطورة التي تقدمها مستشفى ووريدول

سي إن إن

مستشفى ووريدول تحاول أن تصبح الغاية للعمود الفقري في خيار المرضى الأجانب

نيورك تايمز
في أحد المقالات ,كوريا الجنوبية تنضم للممارسة المربحة في دعوة السياح الطبية لمستشفياتها وكانت مستشفى ووريدول مثلا لتميز السياحة الطبية في كوريا

طوكيو تي في 
ركزت على المقارنة في السياسة الصناعية الطبية بين كوريا واليابان وسلطت الضوء على تميز السياحة الطبية في كوريا باستخدام مستشفى ووريدول كمثال على ذلك

روسيا تي في 
عرفت كيف مستشفى ووريدول تقوم بإزالة القرص الممزق مع الحفاظ بقدر الإمكان على الأنسجة المحيطة بها

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

سجل لا مثيل له من الإنجاز في مجل البحوثات[Unrivaled record of achievement in research]

                     ♕سجل لا مثيل له من الإنجاز في مجل البحوثات♛ 

320 SCI(E) Journals &
92 Chapters in 25 Textbooks
(Instructional Materials for Medical Education)

غيرها من مجلات أكاديمية محلية
كوريا ميد
غيرها من محلات أكاديمية دولية
مؤشر مجلات الإقتباس العلمي
 Statistics update date : Dec 2017

نشر أكثر من 300 المجلات اكاديمية  الاطباء في مستشفى ووريدول متخصص في العمود الفقري في كوريا

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Unrivaled record of achievement in research

  ♕Unrivaled record of achievement in research

320 SCI(E) Journals &
92 Chapters in 25 Textbooks
(Instructional Materials for Medical Education)

 Statistics update date : Dec 2017

There are over 300 articles published in SCI journals that were written by Wooridul doctors which is the highest record in spine treatment field in Korea.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Wooridul Spine Hospital Chair Becomes First Asian to Win Parviz Kambin Award

Sang-Ho Lee, chairman of Wooridul Spine Hospital (WSH), has become the first Asian spine surgeon to receive the Parviz Kambin Award, the highest accolade in the field of spine surgery.

Chairman Lee winning the Parviz Kambin Award became a hot talking point because a Korean beat competitors from the US, Europe and Japan to become the first Asian to take home the award.

At NASS 2015, the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society, held in Chicago on October 14, Lee was honored with the Parviz Kambin Award for his contribution to the development of endoscopic spinal surgery.

The winners of the Parviz Kambin Award, given to pioneers in the field of minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery, are selected by SMISS (Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery) and Joimax (a German developer of technologies and training methods for minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery).

The Parviz Kambin Award, named after Dr. Parviz Kambin, has been handed out to Dr. Parviz Kambin (the US), Dr. Michael Schubert, (Munich, Germany), Dr. Menno Iprenburg (Veenhuizen, the Netherlands) and Dr. Anthony Yeung (the US).

In 1992, Chairman Lee developed a laser-assisted endoscopic technique for herniated disk surgery for the first time in the world and succeeded in removing only herniated disk fragments in a safe manner. The following year, his laser-assisted endoscopic technique was introduced at SICOT 1993 (the World Congress of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology).

Since then he has been called the progenitor of a laser-assisted microendoscopic discectomy.
His laser-assisted endoscopic technique is effective in removing only herniated disk fragments while preserving other tissues, such as bones and muscle because a laser endoscope is inserted through a 0.6-centimeter incision.

As his technique ensures minimal scarring, it has innovatively slashed the treatment period, from surgical treatment to hospitalization and recovery. On top of that, it requires only local anesthesia, so it can be applied to elderly patients, as well as patients with diabetes or high blood pressure.

Sources : Korea IT Times(

Thursday, January 25, 2018

CHUNG Hyeon, Australia Open 2018 Grand Slam Semi-Final

Wooridul Hospital was officially designated as a medical provider
by Korean Tennis Association(KTA)!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Welcome to Pyeongchang, Korea

오대산국립공원- Odaesan National Park

하늘목장- Daewallyeong Skyranch

오죽헌-Ojukheon House

정강원 - Jeonggangwon


횡성국립숲체원 - National Center for Forest Activities, hoengseong 


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cheongdam Wooridul Hospital


Wooridul Hospital specializes in spine and joint treatment and was established in 1982. We are proud to be world leading hospital in spine and joint treatment field. Over 490 spine physicians from all around the world have visited Wooridul to learn minimally invasive techniques and Wooridul’s know-how.

To provide more safe treatment, physicians at Wooridul continuously validate and research their treatment methods. Over 310 articles have been published in SCI journals as well as medical text books published in Germany, England, UAE, etc.

Wooridul was selected as the 'Top 30 Most Technologically Advanced Hospital' by Top Master's in Healthcare Administration (MHA) taking rank with Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.

Wooridul International Patient Center provides customized services to foreign patients based on Respect and Care. Currently, Wooridul has 10 branches in Korea and 2 network hospitals located overseas.

Major Departments & Centers

Wooridul Hospital conduct appropriate treatment for patients through 5 staged accurate diagnostic tests.

We first try conservative treatment and non-surgical treatment. If there is no improvement despite all the nonsurgical interventions, we conduct spine surgery(procedure) for the patient. We have been maintaining our principle of 'phased and comprehensive spinal treatment'

<Spine Center>
Based on 35 years of clinical experience and know-how, we provide systematic Spine & Joint Total Care Services including diagnosis, examination, non-surgical procedure, operation and rehabilitation. Through five steps of diagnostic system, we could find the lesion precisely and offer appropriate and comprehensive treatment plan. Minimally invasive technique that has been developed by Wooridul preserves normal tissues (bone, muscle, etc.) as much as possible. The advantages of this technique are fast recovery, bloodless, minimal complication, etc

[Stage 3] Endoscopic Spinal Procedure

<Non-surgical treatment>
We find the exact cause of pain, and provide the most suitable and personalized non–surgical treatment for each patient. Non-surgical treatment includes nerve block therapy, physical therapy and other complementary therapies. These treatments reduce the pain, inflammation and muscle spasms and help strengthen muscles. These treatments aim to alleviate symptoms consistently by re-educating movements of muscles.

[Stage 1] Image guided spinal nerve block

[Stage 1] Centaur: three dimensional exercise programs

<Joint Center>
Our expert doctors with a wealth of clinical experience provide personalized treatment to patients suffering from joint diseases. Wooridul minimally invasive navigation endoscopic treatment is performed at joint center as well as at spine center.

[Total Knee Replacement Arthroplasty]

Loss of joint space -> Maintaining joint space after arthroplasty

With minimal incision on knee, unnecessary damage of muscle and ligament could be prevented, and less bleeding, less pain and fast recovery are expected.