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Medical Tour in KOrea

Medical Tourism Packages

Fully Custom Medical Tours in Korea

The thought of receiving medical treatment in a foreign country can be daunting. Not being able to speak the language or being unfamiliar with your surroundings can make you feel vulnerable, but don’t worry. We’re here to help make your experience stress-free, comfortable and even enjoyable!

Trusted Doctors and Specialised Hospitals

We can determine your needs during an initial consultation and introduce you to experienced medical doctors and specialised hospitals offering the high-quality treatments you desire. In addition, we will be able to provide accurate pricing and suggest appropriate schedules and events for your stay.

Fully Tailored Medical Tourism Packages

As a comprehensive medical tourism agency in Korea, we can provide a complete medical tourism package based on your needs and fully manage the entire process. Or, if you prefer, we can just fill in the blanks for your exiting arrangements. Our services are 100% tailored to your individual needs.

Best Guides in Seoul (No Middle Man!)

As a service-based medical tourism agency in Seoul, we understand that our success is directly related to the quality and professionalism of our guides and staff. Therefore, our senior management handpicks each staff member to ensure we have the best team and stand out from the crowd.

Comfort and Peace of Mind

We can be with you every step of the way, from initial consultation and introducing local doctors to booking treatments and handling the logistics. We can help remove stress by taking care of the details, leaving you to focus on your recovery and make the most of your time in Korea.

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Medical Tourism Korea

South Korea is a well-regarded hot spot for medical tourism. With vast expertise, highly trained doctors, world-leading medical services, and low-cost treatment, there is no surprise that people flock here looking for medical tourism packages.

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World-Class Healthcare Facilities

Highly advanced facilities and cutting-edge technology accompany world-class healthcare services. In addition, the government continuously monitors the quality of care provided through hospital accreditation and strict evaluation programs, ensuring patient safety comes first. International medical societies highly respect our physicians, specialists, and surgeons.

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Fast and Affordable Treatment

The cost of medical tourism in Korea is meagre compared to those in the USA and Japan. For example, haemorrhoid surgery in the USA costs approximately 10.91 million won, while for a fraction of the cost (roughly 1.27 million won), you can receive the same, if not superior, treatment in Seoul. In addition, some cancer treatments in Korea cost half of what you would pay in Singapore or Thailand.

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Highly Accomplished and Skilled Doctors

In Korea, medical excellence standards are so stringent that only the top 0.5% of medical students can pass the rigorous exams and become practising professionals. So when you come to Korea for your medical needs, you are in the most capable hands.

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Hub for Clinical Trials (Forefront of the Future)

South Korea has become one of the top 10 locations worldwide to conduct clinical studies. This is due to a mix of clinical experience, infrastructure, population density (Seoul), a supportive government, and access to highly educated, well trained medical professionals.

Leading Medical Tourism Fields

South Korea is considered a world leader in cosmetic surgery (plastic surgery), dermatology, and dentistry. In addition, Korea ranks among the world’s top tier in treating cancers, cardiac and vascular diseases, spinal disc repair and organ transplantation. There’s no surprise then that these treatments form Korea’s most popular medical tours.

Plastic Surgery

Specialities of Korean surgeons include wrinkle removal, breast surgery, microsurgery, scar removal, skin grafting, botox, anti-ageing treatments and aesthetic surgeries such as nose / eyelid surgery, hair removal / replacement and breast augmentation / reduction.

Dentistry

Korea offers the best dentistry services globally, from orthodontics, prosthodontics, wisdom tooth extraction and implants, to teeth whitening and general dental care. Using the latest technology, Digital CT Systems and 3D CT x-ray technology, treatment is fast, world-leading and very affordable.

Dermatology

Korea dominates the dermatology industry, with Korean women well-known for their beautiful skin. From aesthetic treatments for hair loss, dark spots, acne and wrinkles to conditions like eczema, psoriasis, skin cancers, lesions and pigmentation, Korea is at the forefront with knowledge and expertise.

Infertility Treatment

Korean doctors can help treat blocked fallopian tubes, low sperm count, azoospermia, ovulation disorders, male infertility and Preimplantation Genetic Disorder (PGD). Treatments can include In Vitro Fertilization, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICIS), cryopreservation and artificial insemination.

Internal Medicine

Common ailments include paralysis, chronic fatigue syndrome, esophageal and gastrointestinal diseases, bowel disorders, pancreatic, liver and hematologic diseases, lumbar disc herniation, cervical disc herniation, scoliosis, spinal cord stenosis, facial palsy, obesity and weight management.

Cancer Treatment

Korea is a forerunner in robotic surgery, which can effectively remove cancerous cells in very thin and intricately intertwined lymph nodes. In addition, Korea has comparatively high survival rates for Thyroid, Breast, Cervical, Colon, Stomach, Liver, Lung and Pancreatic cancer treatments.

Orthopedics

Doctors are experts in treating pain from fractures, tendon injuries, meniscus, labral and rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Common treatments include arthroscopic surgeries, hip and knee replacement, rotator cuff and spinal surgery, Meniscectomy and ACL reconstruction.

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologists in Korea are very highly skilled and offer some of the best treatments in the world. Some of the most common treatments locally and for medical tourists include laser eye surgery, retinal detachment surgery, cataract surgery with IOL replacement and LASIK eye surgery.

Oriental Medicine

In oriental medicine, acupuncture and moxa cautery are used alongside natural herbal medicines to restore harmony among the organs. Oriental clinics in Korea combine oriental and western medicine to meet patients’ needs and are well known for curing spinal diseases through non-surgical treatment.

Guide for Medical Tourists Visiting Seoul

Before setting off for medical tourism in Seoul, here are a few things you should consider. The better prepared you are on your arrival, the smoother and more comfortable your experience will be.

Human internal medical anatomy

Entry Visas for Korea
South Korea has visa-free travel agreements with 112 countries lasting 30-180 days. However, if you require a medical visa to enter Korea, we can assist you.

Bring Your Medical Records
Bringing your medical records, prescriptions, or a doctor’s note from your home country can help save costs and aid your Korean doctor in choosing the best treatment for you.

Finding a Doctor in Korea
We can introduce trusted, well-known hospitals, treatment centres and specialist doctors in Seoul. Alternatively, you are of course, welcome to find your own.

Local Friend and Transport
Be sure to have a local friend with private transportation to get you to and from your appointments and show you around. In this regard, we can help you feel right at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few common questions regarding medical tours and medical tourism in Korea. If you have any additional questions feel free to reach out to us at any time, and we’ll be happy to help.

What is a medical tourism package?

Medical tourism packages are fully customised around the needs of the patient and their comfort. Packages usually begin with a consultation and often include introducing trusted hospitals and doctors, booking medical procedures and accommodation, providing airport pick up, private transportation, an escort/interpreter and flexible post-treatment local tourism experiences.

How much does medical tourism in Korea cost?

With the enormous range of procedures, hospitals, and doctors in Korea, it is impossible to state exact costs for treatments and medical therapies. However, in general, most medical treatments and aesthetic surgeries can be up to 40% cheaper in Korea compared with the United States or Europe.

How much does a Korean plastic surgery tour package cost?

Each procedure requires differing amounts of time, resources and medical equipment, which means costs will vary greatly depending on what treatment you need. However, to give you some idea of how much a Korean plastic surgery tour package might cost, you can consider that in Korea, eyelid and nose surgery is generally offered at one third the cost of what you would pay in Japan.

How much do breast implants in Korea cost?

The cost of breast augmentation and breast implants in Korea will vary based on the type of procedure, options, and hospital you choose. However, as a general idea, you could save up to 50% compared to the cost of the same treatment in the US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

How to find and book medical tourism in Korea?

Statistics show that around 60% of medical tourists request the services of a medical tourism agency. In addition, a local medical tourism agency in Korea, like us, will be able to help introduce you to well-known, trusted clinics and doctors, as well as book procedures for you at affordable prices.

Is plastic surgery in Korea safe?

South Korea has the highest rate of plastic surgeries per capita worldwide, undergoing nearly 1 million procedures per year. Due to this high demand and consistent improvement of technologies, Korean plastic surgery is considered the most advanced in both safety and results.

How many foreigners go to Korea for plastic surgery?

Korea is regarded as the plastic surgery capital of the world. According to Statistica, in 2019, around 90,500 foreign patients visited Korea for plastic surgery.

Is South Korea good for medical tourism?

Healthcare in South Korea is very efficient, affordable and highly advanced, while patients’ satisfaction is consistently among the highest globally. In addition, Korea is a leader across many medical fields, making it a highly sought-after destination for medical tourism.

Private Tour Reviews

I got VIP to provide a fully managed medical tour package as it was my first time visiting South Korea. The hospital they introduced was very advanced and professional and the hotel was located close by in Gangnam. My Doctor spoke good English and my guide helped with translation everywhere else. Very satisfied and would recommend.

– Amara

I had already booked a hotel and made arrangements with korean plastic surgery clinic introduced to me by a friend who had visited korea previously for treatment. So I only need a local guide to escort me to appointments help with the language barrier and show me around seoul. The service was completely flexible and my lovely guide was so comforting and great company. Post procedure my tours were well organised and flexible around how I felt that day…

– Kimberley

Very happy I booked with VIP Travel and would highly recommend them. They gave great recommendations during consulting. My doctor Dr Park was very experienced and explained everything clearly. My guide Sophie was very kind and attentive. She made my recovery so much more enjoyable and was so knowledgable about Korea. I couldn’t have asked for more.

– Terry Anne

Cost of Seoul Guides for Medical Tours

English

₩250,000

Starting from just

Up to 10 people

4 hours: 250,000

8 hours: 300,000

More than 10 people

4 hours: 300,000

8 hours: 400,000

Additional hour: 50,000

Airport transfer: 150,000 (one way)

chinese/japanese

₩250,000

Starting from just

Up to 10 people

4 hours: 250,000

8 hours: 300,000

More than 10 people

4 hours: 300,000

8 hours: 400,000

Additional hour: 50,000

Airport transfer: 150,000 (one way)

other languages

₩400,000

Starting from just

Up to 10 people

4 hours: 400,000

8 hours: 700,000

More than 10 people

4 hours: 500,000

8 hours: 800,000

Additional hour: 100,000

Airport transfer: 150,000 (one way)

The above fares only include a tour guide in Seoul. Other costs for food, accommodation and transportation are not included. The minimum number of hours for the private tour service is 4 hours. When the tour exceeds 4 hours, the fare for 8 hours is applied. If the tour exceeds 8 hours, an additional hourly charge will be applied. When cancelling on the day of the tour, the cancellation charge is 100% of the booking cost. The company is not responsible for cancellation on the day of the tour due to the customer’s schedule changes or the weather. We accept Korean Won, US Dollars, Japanese Yen, and credit cards. The above fares do not include taxes. When required to issue a tax invoice, 10% tax will be added. Payment by credit card replaces a tax invoice.

Prices for Transportation

Equus sedan

Sedan

₩300,000

Starting from just

4 hours: 300,000

8 hours: 400,000

Additional hour: 70,000

Airport transfer: 180,000 (one way)

Capacity: 2 Recommend

Minivan

₩250,000

Starting from just

4 hours: 250,000

8 hours: 300,000

Additional hour: 50,000

Airport transfer: 150,000 (one way)

Capacity: 4 Recommended

County minibus

Minibus

₩300,000

Starting from just

4 hours: 300,000

8 hours: 400,000

Additional hour: 70,000

Airport transfer: 250,000 (one way)

Capacity: Up to 12

Charter bus

Charter bus

₩400,000

Starting from just

4 hours: 400,000

8 hours: 600,000

Additional hour: 100,000

Airport transfer: 400,000 (one way)

Capacity: Up to 40

The above fares include a driver, vehicle, and fuel. Other variable costs, including parking, toll gates, meals for the driver, and accommodation when travelling outside Seoul, are not included. The minimum number of hours for the private tour transport service is 4 hours. When the tour exceeds 4 hours, the fare for 8 hours is applied. If the tour exceeds 8 hours, an additional hourly charge will be applied. When cancelling on the day of the tour, the cancellation charge is 100% of the booking cost. The company is not responsible for cancellation on the day of the tour due to the customer’s schedule changes or the weather. We accept Korean Won, US Dollars, Japanese Yen, and credit cards. The above fares do not include taxes. When required to issue a tax invoice, 10% tax will be added. Payment by credit card replaces a tax invoice.

Already Have Everything Planned? (Book Online Now)

Already found a specialist doctor, booked your hotel and treatment? We can still provide a licensed and professional local guide to escort you to appointments, assist with interpretation, keep you company, aid your comfort and show you around during your recovery. Book a standard medical tour package below:

Need More Help or Ready to Book a Complete Medical Tourism Package?

Our professional and experienced medical travel agency comprised of local experts is ready to assist you. We can provide a total managed solution through a complete medical tour package or just help by filling in the missing services you need. Get in touch below:

We can help with:

Managing the entire process (Planning to Logistics)

Providing the missing pieces to your existing arrangements

Consultation on medical tourism products

Introduction of doctors, specialised hospitals and prices

Professional guides (escort and interpreter)

Private luxury transportation

Airport meet and greet and ground transfer services

Booking hotels, hospital appointments and treatments

100% Flexible Medical tours in Korea

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