FAQ for Chinese seeking healthcare in the Korea
A new way of obtaining affordable medical treatment
is quickly becoming more and more popular both in China as well as in other industrialized
nations. This new fad is known as medical tourism and is the act of traveling to
other countries to obtain medical, dental and surgical treatments. A combination
of many factors has led to the recent increase in popularity of medical tourism
abroad, of the long wait lists for treatment in many of the countries that have
public health systems, the ease and affordability of international travel, and the
improvement of technology and standards of care in many countries of the world.
Chinese patients are opting to undergo medical treatment in Korea for procedures
such as: face lifts, heart bypasses and fertility treatments. Chinese patients can
receive 5-star personal care, from treatment and recovery in the finest hospitals
and clinics, and 24-hour attention and services, to luxury accommodations while
recuperating. A stress-free environment and privacy away from neighbors, family,
or colleagues relieve anxiety, speed the healing process, and produce better, faster
Korea is a popular destination for Chinese patients who need cosmetic and dental
Currently medical tourism patients are seeking in large numbers the expertise of
medical tourism companies to travel to Korea as an affordable, enjoyable, and safe
alternative to having medical, dental, and cosmetic surgical procedures done in
their home countries.
As one of the "hot destinations" for medical tourism, Korea is quickly establishing
itself in the field of medical tourism.
Korean hospitals and clinics provide a variety of medical services
for medical tourists including comprehensive health screening, cancer treatment,
organ transplantation, joint/rheumatism care, spinal treatment, ophthalmology, dental
care, infertility treatment, otorhinolaryngology, and Korean traditional medicine.
Currently, the most popular treatments for medical tourists are cosmetic procedures
such as eyelid surgery, nose jobs, facelifts, and skin lightening.
Particularly, Korean cosmetic surgery techniques have been globally lauded by both
patients and the media. Prospective patients travel from China, Japan, and Southeast
Asia in order to receive the advanced care and service that Korean hospitals offer.
Available cosmetic procedures such as eye, nose, facial contouring, anti-aging procedures,
body contouring, and cosmetic dermatological treatments are of advanced standards.
The abundant clinical experience and professionality comes to a global standard
while the best surgical skills suitable for patients of Asian origin have settled
down to be the most competitive surgical treatment field in Asia.