Once you step in Incheon International Airport, there is a Medical Tourism Information Center to guide tourists should you consider healthcare options aside from only having a vacation. The Korean Ministry for Health sees medical tourism as an important contribution for the growth of the Korean economy. More than the technological advances and tourism destinations, South Korea is an expert at combining traditional and modern influences in their culture, IT, space, finance and its medical and healthcare technologies.
South Korea in a snapshot
- Capital: Seoul
- Language: Korean
- Currency: South Korean won (KRW)
- Climate: South Korea has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons – winter, summer, spring and autumn. Winters are dry, cold and long while summers are humid, hot and short. Autumn and spring may be pleasant but are short seasons.
Why Medical Tourism in South Korea?
South Korea is one of the leading healthcare hubs in Asia and provider of world-class medical and health care technology. To ensure high quality healthcare, Korean government agencies accredit all healthcare facilities. Unknown to many, South Korea is more affordable compared to its Asian neighbours. More than value for money, crime is relatively low so tourists can enjoy the destinations day or night without compromising safety.
One of the biggest come-on for medical tourists in South Korea are the top notch medical facilities. Another is the state-of-the-art equipment using leading IT systems. To support the growing medical tourism industry of the country, major cities in South Korea have created comprehensive services for the medical tourist. Creating recuperation packages that includes travel and hotel assistance, multi-lingual medical staff at some of the country’s finest destinations and resorts can truly captivate the senses and improve the well-being of medical travellers.
Overall, South Korea can offer a full range of medical services, but their expertise lie in providing different types of surgical procedures including plastic surgery and skin care, obesity surgery and spine surgery. Dental treatments are also being slowly introduced in the Korean medical tourism industry. What makes the treatments unique is the fascinating intermingling of western and oriental medicine, creating a more personalized approach to wellness and treatment options.
Main treatments offered in South Korea
- Plastic/cosmetic surgery
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Weight Loss Programs
- Alternative Medicine
Top Medical Centers in South Korea
10 Fun Things to Do in South Korea
- Shop in downtown Seoul
- Experience one of a kind clubbing at Seoul’s classy nightclubs
- Visit the Busan beach
- Explore ancient temples in Daegu City
- Go hiking at the Seoraksan National Park
- Stop by the Korean War Museum
- Enjoy the fish market in downtown Seoul
- Appreciate the Buddhist temples
- Stopover at Jeju Island
- Tour the Jakwansa religious site in Daejeon