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Kidney Disease and Its Treatment in South Korea

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Unhealthy lifestyle that we’re used to in modern era make us more susceptible to various diseases, even at young age. There are a number of habits that make you more prone to diseases, such as alcohol, smoking, excessive drinking, sleeping with cellphone, and too much salt and sugar intake.

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Food is an important factor in maintaining health and body fitness. Excessive sodium intake can be dangerous for your heart and kidney as too much salt will cause kidney to experience excess calcium when processing urine, which, if left unchecked, will increase the risk of kidney stone in the future.

In addition, studies show that you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. About 60-70% of your body weight is made up of water, and every part of your body needs it to function properly. Dehydration happens when you lose an excess amount of this important body water. Frequent dehydration, even if it’s mild, may lead to permanent kidney damage.

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Dehydration can cause a build-up of wastes and acids in the body, and it can clog the kidneys with muscle proteins (myogoblin).

If you suffer from kidney disease and haven’t had any luck with Indonesian medical treatment, this is the right time to try a more sophisticated and modern medical treatment in South Korea with KUIMS.

KUIMS is an accredited, multi-specialty, university hospital located in Seoul, Korea, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and intensive care facilities in a one-stop medical center.

KUIMS has a special department that handles kidney disease, which is called the department of Nephrology. Department of nephrology handles kidney diseases such as impaired kidney function, therapy, and kidney replacement surgery, as well as various conditions that affect the kidney such as diabetes and autoimmune diseases and systemic diseases that occur due to kidney problems such as osteodystrophy and hypertension.

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Dr. Yan Gyun Kim


KUIMS’s department of Nefrology has a number of expert medical  personnel including Dr. Yan Gyun Kim as the professor of the department. She specializes in hemodialysis glomerulonephritis, which is the type of treatment to treat inflammation of of the glomerulus (part of the kidney that functions as filter and removes excess fluid and electrolytes, as well as waste from bloodstream).

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Dr. Sang Ho Lee

Dr. Sang Ho Lee specializes in kidney transplatation and diabetic nephropathy, which occurs when diabetes causes damage and formation of scar tissue and nephrons (part of kidney that functions to filter out waste from blood and remove excess fluid from the body).

If you are someone with kidney problems and have yet to receive good results, KUIMS is a good choice for you.

Moreover, if you use Medictel’s service, the agents will schedule your hospital visits for you and help you should you encounter any problems with the hospital.

If you live outside of Korea, with Medictel’s service you don’t have to worry about making VISA and other documents, as well as transportation and accommodations in Korea because Medictel will take care of them for you.


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Heart Disease Treatment at KUIMS Hospital in South Korea

Heathly lifestyle has becomes some what of a rarity today. Smoking, Jung food and simply unwillingness to exercise has cause people to be susceptible to heart disease.

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The heart is responsible for bringing fresh, oxygen rich air is brought into the lungs every time you take a breath. having lack of oxygen in your body due to your hearts failure to do it’s job can prove to be fatal

According to latest WHO data published in 2017, Coronary heart disease death in South Korea reached 25047 or 10.22% of total deaths. The age adjusted death rate is 30.76 per 100.000 of population ranks South Korea #183 in the world. About 610.000 people die of hearts disease in United State every year, wich means 1 in every 4 deaths caused by heart attack.

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KUIMS Hospital, one of the leading international hospitals in South Korea that been established since 2009. has a special department in treating heart diseases with very reliable and experienced medical staff. Witch is the department of cardiology. This field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart abnormalities, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electophysiology.

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The staff includes Dr. Jin Man Cho, professor of medicine. Doctor jin Man Cho, who specialize in the field of invasive cardiology coronary intervention coronary imaging. Dr Hui Jeon Hwang, who held the position of assistant professor in division of cardiology, department of internal medicine at KUIMS Hospital

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Maintaining Health Through the KUIMS Hospital Health Examination Program Package

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Health is a single most important thing in life, which is why it should always be our top priority to look after. Maintaining health can be done in various ways, such as controlling food intake, exercising regularly, adequate sleep, vitamins, and so on.

Unfortunately, many people don’t put enough care on their health. Often, they don’t even know they have a disease until it’s too late, which is when curable disease has eaten too much of your body that now it has become fatal. According to Research UK, almost half of people who get cancer are diagnosed late, which makes treatment less likely to succeed and reduces their chances of survival.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke strikes nearly 800,000 Americans each year and killing 140,000, which does not have to be that way.

Which is why it is important to carry out periodic health checks.

KUIMS Hospital has a variety of health screening program packages for different patient characteristics. Some of them includes Basic Program, Plus Program, Cancer Screening, Premium Program, and Overnight Program.

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You don’t need to wait long for the result. All result of your health examination can be accepted within 48 hours.

The Basic Program has 14 types of health checks. This basic program is intended for patients aged 20 to 30 years. This program is right for someone who plans to make this as a first step to conduct further medical check-up at a later time. The price for this health check is 770,000 KRW or 45,667.85RUB for men and 825,000 KRW or 48,929.84RUB for women.

Basic Program include an examination of body composition analysis to check a person’s obesity level, a blood test to detect your blood flow and thrombocyte conditions, cholesterol levels, liver and kidney function, diabetes, rheumatism, hepatitis A, B, and C, syphilis and AIDS.

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In addition, The Basic Program also includes a urine test, fecal examination which includes occult and parasitic blood tests, audiometry tests, eye examinations that include vision, pulmonary examination (a disease involving respiratory tract) which includes chest X-ray and lung function, fundoscopy and examination eyeball pressure, endocrine examination which includes blood tests for thyroid function and bone densitometry, examination of heart and blood vessels that includes EKG and pulse rate, examination of digestive organs that can detect symptoms of tumor of the liver, colon, pancreas and bile duct, gastroscopy (examination of the stomach through an endoscope inserted by mouth) and abdominal sonography.

Basic Program also includes test that are aimed at gender specialization. Special health checks for women includes ovarian, breast tumors and cervical cancer examination. While men’s special health checks includes symptoms of prostate tumors check. There area also selected health checks that you can choose as an additional option to do health check. Thyroid ultrasound examination, carotid ultrasonography or prostate ultrasonography for men. Breast ultrasonography and gynecological ultrasonography (examination of female reproductive system) for women.

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Plus Program is a health screening package intended for patients aged 40 to 50 years. This package is intended for people who have entered the early age of elderly to check their health and find out if they have any untreated diseases. The price to carry out this health check-up program is 1,320,000 KRW or 78,338.20RUB for men and 1,485,000 KRW or 88,130.48 RUB for women.

In general, this program is similar to Basic Program, but with several additions to health test services that are appropriate for older patients.

The Pulonology examination service includes additional service which is Lo-Dose chest CT scan.

Endoctrine examination services includes additional service which is thyroid ultrasonography.

Cardiovascular test includes additional coronary (heart) scan.

Digestive organ examination includes additional colonoscopy, which is examination to find out abnormalities in the large intestine (colon).

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Furthermore, unlike Basic Program, patients in Plus Program can choose all of the special services for gender specialization. The program also has additional service like breast ultrasonography, gynecological ultrasonography and HPV examination (the virus which causes emergence of cervical cancer in women’s cervix). It also has one additional service for health screening program which is prostate ultrasonography for male patients and carotid ultrasonography for female patients.

Furthermore, unlike Basic Program, patients in Plus Program can choose all of the special services for gender specialization. The program also has additional service like breast ultrasonography, gynecological ultrasonographyand HPV examination (the virus which causes emergence of cervical cancer in women’s cervix). It also has one additional service for health screening program which is prostate ultrasonography for male patients and carotid ultrasonography for female patients.

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Cancer Screening Program is aimed for patients whose family has history of cancer, which will make the patient more susceptible to cancer. The cost of this program is 1,980,000 KRW or 117,506 RUB for men and 2,090,000 KRW or 124,034 RUB for women.

This program is also similar to previous programs with added sputum cytology (testing sputum samples to determine the presence of a disease or abnormality in lungs) in pulmonary examination. For cardiovascular examination, patients who want to get checked only need an EKG check-up.

Digestive organs examination has additional services which are CT scan performed on abdomen and pelvis, and cerebrovascular examination (vascular disease in brain) through brain MRI and special examinations that include urine cytology.

Premium Program is designed for patients who want to do a deeper and more complete health check than what’s available in previous packages. The price for this program is 2,530,000 KRW or 150,320 RUB for men and 2,833,000 KRW or 158,400 RUB for women.

Premium Program is quite similar to Plus Program, except there are more types of health test that you can do.

Cardiovascular examination services has examination of echocardiography disease evaluation.

Examination of digestive organs has additional CT scan service performed in abdomen and pelvis.

Women and men service has same offers as Plus Programs and Cancer Screening Program. Men can choose both services instead of choosing one of them.

Cerebrovascular examination has two additional health services besides MRI. They are MRA and ultrasonography and carotid.

Choise Services for both men and women is colonoscopy and echiardiography.

Lastly, KUIMS has Overnight Program, which has the most special screening services available at KUIMS Hospital. You get the best services among them while spending only 2 days and 1 night to do your health check.

You can save time not worrying about taking care of the processes you undergo. You will also stay in comfortable VIP room. The services overall is similar to Plus Program except you can do all the health checks of urinary cytology and PET/CT that are done throughout the body.



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KUIMS Hospital Pick Up Information

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Korea medical tourism at KUIMS Hospital in South Korea has many conveniences. One of them is you don’t need to worry about transportation facilities that you will use during the treatment process there. KUIMS Hospital transportation has provided various facilities related to this. There are three categories that you can make choices which of course can be adjusted to your wants and needs.

Among the first category for those of you who have a limited budget, the second category for those of you who have a higher budget and for those of you with extra budget, you can choose the third category. KUIMS Hospital provides three categories related to transportation and accommodation services. For those of you who have a limited budget, you can choose the option of international taxi. This first category of transportation, valued at 80,000 KW or around Rp. 1,000,000. For this option, you can only make payments in cash. The type of vehicle used in this service is KIA K7. You can order this taxi service when you plan your trip. There will be a driver who picks you up with a signboard. And if the driver doesn’t see you at a predetermined place, you can meet him at Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport.

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Furthermore, for those of you who have a higher budget, you can try high end or luxury services from KUIMS Hospital. The number is 95,000 KW or around Rp. 1,300,000 is the number shown for this type of service. You can make payments in cash or credit cards. The type of vehicle used in this service is the Mercedes E Class.

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If you do a medical tour with your family or with several other people, you can choose a service with a mini van with a capacity of 7 seats. At a cost of 110,000 KW or if it is valued at 1.5 million, you can already enjoy this service.

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You can also make payments either in cash or by credit card. Just like the first category, for the second and third categories, there will be drivers who pick you up with a signboard. But if the driver doesn’t see you at a predetermined place, you can meet him at terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport.

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Medictel, Medical Travel Agency Who Becomes Official Partner of Kyung Hee University Medical Center (KUIMS)

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For some people who have done overseas treatment specifically to South Korea, the name KUIMS Hospital or known as Kyung Hee University Medical Center (KHMC) is already familiar to some people. KUIMS is the only national institution that offers medical medicine, alternative medicine or oral medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacology and oriental pharmacology.

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The medical center consists of five large-scale facilities and three additional branches, with 15 total inpatient operating rooms with 1170 beds and modern equipment that includes CT. PET-CT and MRI scanners, angiography systems, Gamma knife, Tomo therapy and more. KUIMS treats almost 200000 outpatients and more than 32,000 inpatients in 2007. The dental hospital has 38 specialists and 90 staff who practice in eight special fields of dentistry besides that, KUIMS also has forty-three oriental medical doctors with 90 staff treating patients in eight specialties at the Korean Medical Hospital.

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This facility also collaborates in the care of patients with East West Neo Medical Center staff. The East West Health Screening Center uses traditional medicine and in screen scanning checks and guidelines for follow-up health care for patients. The East West Medical Research Institute at KUIMS has been designated by the WHO (World Health Organization) as the center for collaborating traditional medical research every four years since 1988.

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Medictel is the only Korean medical travel agency that has established an official partnership with KUIMS Hospital. As the only representative from Korea Travel Agency in to facilitate patients from  who want to do medical treatment at KUIMS Hospital.

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With the presence of a Medictel travel agent, patients do not have to bother to take care of everything they need during their medical activities in Korea. Patients will also get non-medical needs such as shuttle transportation facilities from the hotel to the Hospital equipment equipment facilities such as wheel gear. modems, gemgam telephone rentals, and shuttle services at both the Korean airport and language translators who are always ready to help your needs, besides Medictel also provides additional services such as city tours and recommendations for interesting places you can visit. With guaranteed prices that will not exceed the price of your expenses if you want to do your medical activities in Korea individually, Medictel  is the right partner who can provide maximum service for your medical activities in Korea. Plan your medical activities with Medictel