Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine offers medical care for safety and effectiveness before, during, and after each operation by anesthetizing patients in operating theaters, managing patients in post-anesthesia rooms, intensive care units, and in pain clinic. Its clinical field not just covers operating theaters, but patient care in intensive care units, pain medicine, and emergency rooms.

As anesthesiology has been rapidly growing, the department is being equiped with new medicines and anesthesia units, and is divided into several specialties: cardiac anesthesia; transplantation anesthesia; cranial nerve anesthesia; obstetric anesthesia; pediatric anesthesia; geriatric anesthesia; and outpatient anesthesia. The segmentation allows doctors manage patients' anesthesia by their medical conditions, and help their recovery by carrying out pain reduction, and management of patients in critical condition.

Pain medicine offers intensive care such as nerve block, nerve impulse, and thermal coagulation to patients who are suffering from acute and chronic pain, cancer pain, vascular pain, and other functional diseases, so that patients are able to return their ordinary life with less pain, and better physical functions.


The Division of Cardiology provides comprehensive care of the highest quality to patients with cerebrovascular disease, coronary heart disease, renal vascular disease, hypertension, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and arrhythmia.

Our cardiologists offer expert diagnostic and treatment options for patients with cardiac diseases through electrocardiogram, exercise tolerance test, holter monitoring, 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, echocardiography and transesophageal scan.

Coronary angiography performed in a cardiac catheterization lab is a procedure that uses a special fluid called a contrast dye, and x-rays to see how blood flows through the heart. Our physicians also work collaboratively with cardiac surgeons for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) in patients with multiple vessel diseases, using state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal scan are used to diagnose abnormalities of the heart including valve malfunctions. The division uses balloon dilation of the valve as a non-surgical treatment and prosthetic valve replacement as a surgical alternative.

We offer a course to update our healthcare professionals on the use and monitoring of anticoagulant. We operate a clinic for patients with hypertension which is the cause of stroke, heart failure, coronary artery diseases, kidney diseases, giving them and their family useful information about diet and exercise tips.


The Department of Dentistry cares all diseases and injuries of oral cavity and a maxillofacial area such as orthodontic therapy, oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental prosthesis, preservation, periodontal disease, temporomandibular joint disorder, and dental implant surgery.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a dental surgical specialty to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. Orthodontics offers orthodontic care for adults and adolescents, surgical orthodontics, and the correction of dentofacial deformities. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of oral functions, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes. Conservative dentistry takes care of reparative treatment, root canal treatment, apiectomy, odontoplasty, and treatment of cold feeling teeth. Periodontics offers scaling, gum care, and gumplasty.

The department also runs clinics such as a laser implant clinic, an oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic, an orthodontic clinic, a temporomandibular joint disorders clinic, an odontoplasty clinic, and a scaling clinic.


The Department of Dermatology provides consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services for skin, hair and nail problems including psoriasis, vitiligo, nevus flammeus, alopecia and dander as well as infectious disorders, allergic diseases and skin caner. Our dermatologists care for urticaria and other dermatologic problems caused by virus or bacterium, genetic and inflammatory skin disorers.

We also specialize in treating allergic contact dermatitis and hypertrophic scar and pruritus caused by burns.

Moreover, the department maintains strengths in the following: alopecia areata, male pattern alopecia, mucosa, freckle and senile lentigo. For those patients, laser skin therapy and chemical peels are performed.

Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine is saving lives of emergency patients and immediately getting them back as much as possible to a normal condition so that it may help enhance the effectiveness of additional treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation.

The actual goal of the department is not to treat emergency patients completely, but to bring them back close to normalcy. In other words, it is primarily devoted to performing emergency medical care on patient symptoms, rather than treating them on pathogenesis.

n the emergency room, we decide on ways for primary care after observing patient conditions and considering life-threatening factors. Then the specialists put them in the hospital for further care, or allow them to go home following initial treatment. Their responsibility also involves emergency room administration, emergency treatment before arrival, toxicopexis, prevention of diseases and trauma, education for local residents and rescue members.

All emergency rooms at five HUMC hospitals have been designated as official regional emergency centers.

Endocrinology & Metabolism

The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism addresses all types of endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis and hormone disorders including pituitary hormone, adrenal cortical hormone and sex hormone.

We offer comprehensive multidisciplinary care in cooperation with specialists in cardiology, nephrology, ophthalmology, and other relevant clinical departments, focusing on the early detection and treat of diabetic complications.

Our support team consisting of pharmacists, nurses, social workers and dietitians provides patients and their family with a wide variety of educational programs about diabetes management.

Our multidisciplinary group of care providers in radiology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, neurosurgery, general surgery and otorhinolaryngology work to deliver high-quality care to patients who suffer from problems with thyroid gland, adrenal gland, and pituitary tumors and osteoporosis.

The division has a laboratory for endocrine testing, rooms for patient education and blood glucose monitoring, ophtalmoscope and testing equipment for detecting autonomic dysfunction in out-patient service.

Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine aims at providing total personal medical care to patients and their families for health promotion, health maintenance, diseases prevention, communication of health information, patient education, medical diagnosis, treatment, and control of acute or chronic diseases.

The department is mostly taking care of common diseases by basic treatment and general consultation. By considering common symptoms and an ordinary health situation, we are able to treat almost 90% of common diseases. We have opened a clinic for successful management of smoking and obesity, a social focus of concern, and life-long health care, by systematic diagnosis and consultations.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology specializes in the full range of diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the digestive tracts and liver such as functional gastrointestinal disorders, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, cholelithiasis, hepatitis, gastric cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer and liver cancer.

We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic services through upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, cholangiopancreatography, pathological tests, ultrasonography, CT and MRI.

Highly advanced endoscopic procedures performed at our department include endoscopic hemostasis for bleeding gastroduodenal ulcer and esophageal varix, colon polypectomy, resection for early gastric cancer, removal of pancreatic duct stone, cholelithotomy and pancreatic drainage.

Experienced specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology operate multiple subspecialty clinics for liver, intractable gastroenterology, 24-hour therapeutic endoscopy, digestive motility, constipation, gastrointestinal cancer and gallbladder-pancreas.

General Surgery

The Department of General Surgery is staffed by surgeons specializing in the treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases divided into nine specialties :
  • Gastrointestinal surgery - gastric cancer, gastric ulcer, esophageal disease
  • Colon surgery - colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Anal surgery - hemorrhoid, anal fissure, anal fistula
  • Surgery of liver, biliary tract and pancreas - liver cancer, cholelith, intrahepatic stone, choledocholith, pancreatic cancer
  • Transplant surgery - kidney, liver, pancreas
  • Endocrine surgery - breast, thyroid gland, adrenal gland
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Vascular surgery - arteriosclerosis, Buerger's Disease (Thromboangitis Obliterans), lymphedema
  • Laparoscopic surgery - endoscopic surgery (Minimally invasive surgery)

We also provide each patient with the highest quality of surgical care for skin cancer, abscess, enterocele and typhlitis.


The Division of Hematology-Oncology offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for lung cancer, liver cancer, gastric cancer, head-and-neck cancer, and tumors.

Our physicians specialize in iron-deficiency anemia, aplastic anemia with pallor and respiratory distress, hemorrhagic disease, malignant lymphoma, leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders.

Hematology and oncology involves a wide rage of medical fields. In addition, a variety of advanced diagnostic and treatment options open new horizons for patients with hematologic and oncologic problems.

Infectious Disease

The Division of Infectious Disease diagnoses and treats patients with infectious diseases including pyrexia of unknown origin and AIDS caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites.

The symptoms can be different according to the body parts affected. Infectious diseases can range from common illnesses to deadly illnesses. However, a fever is a common symptom of infectious problems. We provide a full range of diagnostic consultation, evaluation, treatment services including an antibiotic therapy to each patient.

All parts of our body are subject to infection. Diseases treated include typhoid, cholera, bacillary dysentery, malaria, scrub typhus, leptospirosis, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, measles, tuberculosis, and AIDS. Our specialists deliver high quality care to patients with impaired immune functions which can result in increased vulnerability to serious infectious diseases. In addition, we support the activities of the infection control team to prevent infections in a hospital and suggest the guidelines on the use of antibiotics.

Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Laboratory Medicine accomplishes all sorts of laboratory activities which perform and interpret laboratory tests, using patients' samples (blood, urine, body fluid, etc.), for diagnosis, prognosis prediction, and treatment evaluation. The department consists of six specific parts: diagnostic hematology for a diagnosis of blood diseases including anemia, and leukemia; clinical chemistry for organ function tests; clincal microbiology for cultivating microorganism from specimen; diagnostic immumology for examinations of immune antibodies; transfusion medicine; cytogenetics; and diagnostic molecular genetics. With the development of molecular biology and genetics, our medical experts are able to diagnose infectious diseases more acurately and rapidly, helping definite diagnosis of genetic disorders. They are committed to enhancing quality through upgrading their test items to detect diseases and techniques for prognosis.


Kidneys drain toxins out of the blood and expel substances that are filtered out, along with any excess water during urination, helping maintaining hormone balance. When kidneys are not functioning properly, it may cause edema, hypertension and a condition which urine contains protein or red blood cells.

An end-stage renal disease develops when both kidneys stop functioning. Therefore, it is very important for patients with diabetes and essential hypertension to routinely receive a check-up to prevent kidney functions from worsening.

We at the Division of Nephrology are active in finding better ways for early detection and treatment options of renal diseases and hypertension. In addition, our specialists collaborate with an organ transplant team to provide comprehensive care for patients who need kidney transplantation as well as perform peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis as new alternative treatments for a chronic renal failure.


The Department of Neurology offers the most advanced approaches for diagnosing and treating neurological and muscular diseases such as a stroke, dementia, epilepsy, a sleep disorder, Parkinson's disease, a spinal disease, a peripheral nerve disease and a neuromuscular disorder including common diseases - headache, dizziness, amnesia, apsychia and tingling sensation on hands and feet.

The Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs ranks our stroke treatment program among the best in the nation.

When stroke symptoms appear, a patient should get treatment immediately at the hospital to prevent brain damage. Additionally, it is crucial that patients control risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, a heart disease, hyperlipidemia and smoking to prevent a recurrent stroke.
Our highly trained physicians provide diagnosis and treatment for headache, a sleep disorder, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, a peripheral nerve disease, a neuromuscular disorder and dementia. At the botox clinic, patients with facial spasm can receive adequate therapy. We use a variety of screening tools - electroencephalography, polysomnography, electromyography, Evoked Potential, CT, MRI, SPECT and a cerebrospinal fluid(CSF) examination to determine and accurately diagnose diseases.


The Department of Neurosurgery offers medical care to patients with both neurological disorders in brain, spine and a peripheral nerve, and musculoskeletal disorders including vascular disorders, tumors, traumatic injuries, functional disorders, and congenital disorders.

In the past, patients suffered from pain and medical risks during diagnosis of intracranial diseases and spinal diseases. Recently, however, with the help of advanced medical imaging units such as MRI and CT, patients are provided with rapid and accurate diagnosis safely.

We have been dedicating ourselves to enhancing the cure rate of cerebral hemorrhage patients through stereotactic surgery, and striving to offer active medical treatment and surgery to patients with brain tumors, hemorrhage of cerebral aneurysm, spinal disorders, and epilepsy.

Nuclear Medicine

The department of Nuclear Medicine offers specialized medical care by using small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of disease, including various types of cancers, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body.

Nuclear medicine examinations include:
The Bone Scan examines and tracks several types of bone disease.
The Cardiac Stress Test gives information about how the patient’s heart is working.
The Thyroid Function Test examines and tracks thyroid cancer.
Also, nuclear medicine can diagnose and examine the digestive system, liver function, bronchial function, kidney and Urinary system, brain nervous system, and lymphatic system.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology deals with female reproductive organs and process management. Obstetrics is a surgical specialty taking care of women and their children during pregnancy, childbirth, and post natal care. Gynecology deals with the health of female reproductive organs including uterus, vagina, and ovaries to enhance the quality of women's life.

The department, which consists of obstetrics, gynecology, oncology, endocrine, and sterility, has been making best efforts to treat female patients. With extensive experience and know-how in dealing with emergency patients as well as general outpatients, we offer the best diagnosis and treatment through high-quality medical equipment such as a computerized fetal monitoring system, and ultrasound scanner.

We operate three clinics: a gynecologic oncology center; a menopause clinic; and a high-risk pregnancy clinic. While our two laboratories are for cytogenetic tests for a diagnosis of lying-in woman's complicating diseases and toxemia, and gynecologic oncology research to develop ways to fight against gynecological diseases.

Occupational & Environmental Medicine

The Department of Occupational & Environmental Medicine carries out various type medical checkups for diagnoses of diseases affecting people at workplaces and health care programs for the prevention, diagnoses, and management of job-related diseases. The department aims at enhancing labor productivity by protecting workers from any harmful diseases in the workplace, and keeping workers' physical and psychological health in good condition.

The medical staffs at this department launch occupational healthcare projects such as examination, research on occupational environment, and management of healthcare services for prevention, diagnosis, and management of job-related diseases. The department is also conducting industrial healthcare research projects to provide new and high quality occupational health services, while treating outpatients.

Our specialists offer general and special examinations, additional specific examinations and management, medical examinations for employment, consultation on occupational diseases, health consultation, analysis of specimens, healthcare management and education at the workplaces, and management of workplace. They are also conducting medical examinations for adult diseases, inflammation of liver, and vaccinations.


The Department of Ophthalmology deals with all diseases and surgeries of eyes, including cornea, lens, retina, a vitreous body, optic nerves, external ocular muscle, a lacrimal passage, and an eyelid. Our unmatched expertise covers surgeries of cataract, glaucoma, and a vitreous body, keratoplasty, strabotomy, and retinal laser surgery, maximizing the patient convenience and treatment efficiency. As the number of senior patients is increasing, we are striving to deal with patients with photodynamic therapy on maculopathy caused by aging.

Since its opening in 1985, we have been dedicating ourselves to caring retinal and glaucoma disorders by adopting an Argon and Kryton laser, and constantly brought new medical equipment for quality diagnosis and surgeries such as ophthalmic ultrasound scanner, a visulab system for ERG, EOG, and VER, a fundus camera, an ND-YAG laser, an ophthalmoscope, an ophthalmic ultrasound scanner, optical coherence tomography, and HRA.

Orthopedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery provides a full range of orthopedic surgical and non-surgical services to patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Our surgeons with outstanding clinical skills and professionalism diagnose, treat and rehabilitate orthopedic problems by performing spine surgery, arthroscopic surgery, total hip arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty, hand surgery, and limb salvage surgery to remove bone tumors in combination with clinical research.

The Spine Clinic, one of the subspecialties, offers surgical procedures, using anterior and posterior approaches, ultramicroscope or arthroscope in treating fractures of cervical spine and thoracolumbar spine, cervical disc, lumbar disc, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, failed back surgery syndrome, spinal tumor and scoliosis.

Otorhinolaryngology / Head & Neck Surgery

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery takes care of disorders of the ears, nose and throat. We had focused on relatively mild diseases including quinsy, otitis media, and empyema in the past, but recently we have been broadening our clinical horizon, covering specific problems like a head and neck surgery.
The department is visited by patients with
  • ear disorders: otitis externa, suppurative otitis media, external canal cholesteatoma, vestibular neuritis, dizziness, deafness, and ear noise.
  • nose disorders: rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, empyema, nasal septal deviation, smell disturbance, rhinoplasty, and fibula fracture.
  • throat disorders: quinsy, sore throat, and snoring.

Patients who lost their sense of hearing are also provided Cochlea implant.

The Head and Neck Surgery offers surgical treatment on head and neck cancers including a laryngeal cancer, thyroid carcinoma, an oral cancer, laryngeal nodule, larynx polyp, and diseases of bronchus and esophagus.

HUMC operates the Ilsong Head & Neck Surgery Center, which is the only specialized center in the nation.


The Department of Pathology provides final diagnosis of diseases, conducting histopathologic tests, cytopathologic tests, and autopsies. For a histopathologic test, specimens from biopsies and surgeries are given after an examination through a microscope after fixation, dewatering, paraffin-embed, microtome, and staining. To help urgent diagnosis, the department works closely with clinical doctors in their decisions on treatment directions by frozen section tests, special tests for differential diagnosis, and immunohistochemistry tests.

Cytopathologic tests are performed for cancer detection by testing body fluids. Recently, the department has introduced a fine-needle aspiration biopsy to diagnose cancer at a thyroid gland, breasts, and lymph nodes without anesthesia and surgery. When a neonate and an infant or a child is dead, the department performs a biopsy to identify the cause of death, and estimates pregnancy risks.

With the growth of medicine, pathology is classified further into digestive pathology, dermatologic pathology, neural pathology, nephrologic pathology, respiratory pathology, blood pathology, obstetric pathology, skeletal pathology, soft tissue pathology, ophthalmologic pathology, oral pathology, pediatric pathology, liver pathology, molecular pathology, and immunopathology.

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents, supporting their optimal growth and development physically, intellectually and emotionally.
General pediatric care services include nutrition counseling, immunizations, care for infectious diseases and health screening.

We operate a wide range of sub-specialty clinics for allergy, growth, obesity, cardiology, hematology and oncology, neurology, headache and abdominal pain.

Our experienced specialists are dedicated to improving the quality of life for children of all ages by using state-of-the-art diagnostic and medical techniques.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery offers surgical treatment concerned with the correction or restoration of forms and functions. The treatment is divided into cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.

Cosmetic surgery is a medical specialty to make a person look more attractive and balanced. We are mainly known for cosmetic surgery, even though the reconstructive surgery is a more extensive and various field to restore injuries by trauma, malformation, and deformation. Here is a place where patients with physical malformation and deformation have to visit first.


The Department of Psychiatry is devoted to the study of human mind, and diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment for children, adolescents, adults and elderly patients with psychiatric problems.

Diseases treated at the department include schizophrenia, depression, an adjustment disorder, a personality disorder, alcoholism, drug addiction and a sleep disorder. In particular, our special clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry provides comprehensive treatment of autism, ADHD, a tic disorder and a learning disorder and other clinics for adult psychiatry care for the treatment of depression and dementia.

We deliver inpatient and outpatient services to individuals with psychiatric disorders. Treatment plans include a combination of individual psychotherapies such as art, music, dance, writing or other expressive acts and medications.

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Physicians in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine focus their expertise on diagnosis and treatment of all respiratory and allergic disorders including upper respiratory infection(URI), pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), asthma, bronchiectasis, disorders of pleura and mediastinum, pneumonitis lung cancer, allergic rhinitis, occupational asthma, acute and chronic urticaria, food allergy, drug allergy and bee venom allergy.

The division performs a full spectrum of tests and therapies including bronchoscopy, pulmonary function tests, bronchial challenge tests, skin tests for allergy and immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis and asthma.

We also provide patients with a program to help them quit smoking.

Radiation Oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology cures tumors by radiation therapy. The Radiation therapy is one of three types of cancer therapy with surgery and chemotherapy. It is at the forefront in fighting cancer, providing the highest quality care to patients. The therapy shows a higher cure rate in early head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, and prostate cancer. Radiation therapy is useful in preserving organs in breast cancer, laryngeal cancer, esophageal cancer, and anal cancer. It is also performed for perfect cure and cure after surgery in other types of cancer.

We have introduced a CT simulator, and a linear accelerator for diagnostic X-ray and CT, to perform more accurate and safe radiation care, and keep introducing new techniques such as image-guided radiation therapy, and respiratory-related radiation therapy. We are working to reduce medical errors through confirming accurate spots by real-time x-ray images, fluoroscopy, and CT imaging, and it has minimizing medical errors caused by patients' respiration, so that the HUMC radiation oncology department has come closer to its ultimate goal, 'Enhancing medical effectiveness through accurate treatment.'


The Department of Radiology is responsible for administration and provision of x-ray diagnostic and therapeutic services. It offers cutting-edge technologies in all areas of radiological examinations, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and angiography.

We operate Multi-Detector Computed Tomography(MDCT) to diagnose musculoskeletal disorders, diseases of abdominal organs, and cardio-vascular diseases. Its new PET-CT allows doctors detect the existence and progress of cancer, and residual cancer after surgery. The professionals also help patients with vascular diseases and cancer in interventional procedure.

Rehabilitation Medicine

When a patient loses a part of his or her physical functions by diseases and trauma, he or she is diagnosed as being a state of disability. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine aims to regenerate patients' disabilities physically, mentally, and socially. We provide integrated care in the treatment of all neurological and musculoskeletal disabilities, from a traumatic brain injury to a lower back pain, including a stroke, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, poliomyelitis, developmental disability, nerve damage, arthritis, musculoskeletal diseases, neuralgia, dismemberment, burn injuries, respiratory disorders, and vascular diseases.

We not only take care of physical disorders, but also mental, emotional, social, and occupational difficulties. Rehabilitation, therefore, requires a specialized care team including professors of rehabilitation medicine, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, nurses for rehabilitation, assistant device engineers, recreational therapists, social workers, occupational consultants, special teachers, and nutritionists. The integrated rehabilitation care can be effective when the special team work cooperatively.


The Division of Rheumatology specializes in the diagnose and treatment of rheumatic illnesses that give rise to symptoms in muscles and joints. We provide specialty services such as degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, myositis, pachydermatosis, Behcet disease, gout, pseudogout, osteoporosis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and fibromyalgia.

The up-to-date diagnostic services including ultrasound, MRI, radioisotope scan, synovial fluid analysis and synovial biopsy have been introduced in our division to precisely diagnose rheumatological disorders and offer customized treatments. As the management of chronic diseases has assumed an increasingly vital role in health care delivery, we are committed to providing quality care through a variety of education programs and follow-up consultations.

Additionally, we operate a unique 'Comprehensive Patient Management Program' through phone consultations, periodically confirming whether patients take the medications, asking the benefits or side effects of drugs, and informing the next visit schedule. We also offer a one-stop-service system, prompt notification after screening results for patients who come a long way to the hospital.

Thoracic Surgery

The Department of Thoracic Surgery performs surgeries on medical conditions involving heart, lungs, esophagus, blood vessels and chest.
Areas of expertise include :
  • Heart disease: coronary aneurysm, cardiac valvular disease, aortism, congenital heart disease
  • Vascular disease: varicose vein, peripheral aneurysm, aortic dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm
    In particular, our surgeons offer the most appropriate and minimally invasive care for patients with heart diseases. For the patient, minimally invasive surgery can provide many benefits including less need for blood transfusions, less scars, less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
  • Pulmonary disease: lung cancer, pneumothorax, mediastinal tumor, rib tumor, thoracic trauma, pleural and diaphragm disease, bronchostenosis
  • Esophageal disease: esophageal cancer, chronic esophagostenosis, esophageal tumor
Our surgeons collaborate across specialties such as Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Division of Hematology and oncology, Department of Radiology in treating lung cancer and esophageal cancer. Additionally, our varicose vein clinic uses the advanced laser therapy, meeting the needs of patients.


The Department of Urology treats diseases of male and female urinary tracts, male reproductive organs and retroperitoneal organs, including adrenal glands. With the advanced surgical technique of endoscopy, patients are able to benefit from the minimal invasive surgery(MIS) such as cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, and laparoscopy.

The department is operated by eminent doctors with cutting-edge medical units for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Moreover, its special clinics provide patients with specified medical care: a prostate clinic, a pediatric urology clinic, a bladder cancer clinic, and a urinary incontinence clinic. Recently, endourology is rapidly advancing through endoscope surgery with cystoscopy, and ureteropyeloscopy, and surgery of prostatic hypertrophy with laser units. Besides, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, and electrohydraulic lithotripsy allow doctors remove patients' calculus with incise skin. Treatments for a prostatic cancer, a bladder cancer, nephrectomy, and pyeloplasty are performed with a newly introduced da Vinci Robot surgical system.

We also offer special clinic for male reproductive disorders to help patient maintain their normal sex life.

Burn Surgery

As one of the world’s best burn care facilities, it provides burn patients with customized medical care, covering the whole process of primary fist aid and mid- and long-term severe surgery. In 2006, it has been designated as “The Emergency Center for Burn Care” by the Ministry for Health,

Welfare and Family Affairs. As the nation’s unique specialized burn care facility, it performs treatment for infant burn, facial burn, hand burn, water burn, and electrical burn. Based on over 20 years accumulated know-how and the latest technique developing every year,In terms of annual average, 25,000 outpatients and 2,000 inpatients are annually treated; 25,000 operations

are enforced. The level of treatment is maintained to correspond with medical developed countries such as U.S. and Europe due to the size as well as quality. Several research essays are annually presented to the association of burn in Europe as well as U.S. besides, clinical research of a new artificial skin development using bionics and skin cultivation technique are spurred.