Gangnam Severance Hospital- Yonsei University

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Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul; building
Gangnam Severance Hospital, Seoul; aerial view
  • JCI accreditation
  • Seoul
  • Established in : 1983
  • Multi Specialty

About Hospital

  • Gangnam Severance Hospital was established in 1983 to expand the medical project of the Yonsei University Medical Center. It is a luxury hospital in the area of Gangnam, Seoul with state-of-the-art medico-surgical equipment and advanced research. 
  • It is a multi-hospital consisting of Cardiocerebrovascular Hospital, Cancer Hospital, Spine Hospital, and Dental Hospital. The Gangnam Severance Cancer Hospital that was started in 1996 provides cancer treatment based on the best medical services to become a 'global luxury hospital.' 
  • It is the first trauma treatment centre in Seoul. 
  • It has 30 clinical departments, 7 surgical departments, 7 specialised treatment centres and clinics, and 6 clinics.
  • In 1984, Gangnam Severance Hospital successfully performed Korea's first spinal surgery using the chemonucleolysis technique.
  • It also successfully performed Korea's first lung transplantation in 1996
  • A muscle cell transplantation was performed for the first incurable muscle disease patient in Korea in 1999.
  • Again, it showed it's pioneering spirit in Korea in the year 2003 through its first successful bowel perforation operation for 630g extremely low-weight infants.
  • In 2009, the Gangnam Severance Hospital won the 8th Asian Hospital Management Association Award.
  • It succeeded in retransplantation of both lungs for the first time in Korea in 2010
  • In 2011, it was awarded as an excellent medical institution for foreign patients by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
  • In 2016, it obtained recertification for the third time by JCI (International Medical Institution Certification Committee) on medical care quality and patient safety.

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Hospital Address

06273 Gangnam Severance Hospital211 Eonju-ro,

Seoul 135-720

South Korea

Team and Specialities

  • When it comes to treatment, the Gangnam Severance Hospital uses the 'multidisciplinary treatment system', in which relating clinical departments treat together with the best customised plan for the patient. With its ultra-modern surgical equipment, the Hospital is leading the way to cure cancer diseases.
  • Moreover, with a holistic approach to heal cancer, the Hospital not only treats but also provides rehabilitation and cancer prevention through diet management, cooking-training classes for cancer patients, a 'rest of mind' program for patients and their families, and health lectures for the general public.  
  • At the Cardiocerebrovascular Hospital, each centre has a medical staff for emergency patients, and a professional medical team is formed to quickly treat aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm.

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  • Gangnam Severance Hospital was a medical wasteland that was turned into a luxury hospital with a high customer satisfaction.
  • A robot surgery, the latest medical equipment such as VERSA-HD, a lump sum card payment system for medical expenses, and a 24-hour telephone reservation, and consultation system are available for the first time in Korea.
  • The Gangnam Severance Cardiocerebrovascular Hospital has four specialised centres - heart centre, cerebrovascular centre, aortic blood vessel centre, and rehabilitation prevention centre.
  • The Gangnam Severance Spine Hospital is the first spinal hospital in Korea to establish a cooperative medical system of neurosurgery, orthopedics, and rehabilitation medicine.
  • It also opened its annex in 2005, and the Gangnam Severance Dental Hospital became the largest dental hospital in Gangnam.
  • Established in September 2006, Gangnam Severance Hospital's Medical Feed Room has modern medical devices exhibited, such as microscopes, various diagnostic tools, and surgical instruments from the 1900s.


  • Gangnam Severance Hospital is located in the upscale, modern, high-rise building area of Seoul.
  • The Hospital is well connected by public transportation. In addition, there are hospital shuttle buses that could be taken from different subways, railroads, and bus terminals.  
  • From the Incheon International Airport and the Gimpo International Airport, a limousine bus could be taken. It is also possible to take the subway from the Gimpo International Airport.
  • A UNESCO heritage site - Joseon Royal Tombs or the 1st World Taekwondo Championships Monument are just nearby the Hospital. 
  • Many eateries, banks, and ATMs are also close to the Hospital.


Comfort During Stay

  • TV in room
  • Private rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Phone in Room
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Family accommodation
  • Laundry
  • Welcome
  • Safe in the room
  • Nursery / Nanny services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Personal assistance / Concierge
  • Religious facilities
  • Fitness
  • Spa and wellness
  • Café
  • Business centre services
  • Shop
  • Dedicated smoking areas
  • Beauty Salon
  • Special offer for group stays
  • Parking available


  • Diet on Request
  • Restaurant
  • International Cuisine

Treatment Related

  • Medical records transfer
  • Online doctor consultation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pharmacy
  • Document legalisation
  • Post operative followup


  • Interpreter
  • Translation services


  • Airport pickup
  • Local tourism options
  • Local transportation booking
  • Visa / Travel office
  • Car Hire
  • Private driver / Limousine services
  • Shopping trip organisation