The biggest merit of Korean medical tours is the convergence of medicine and IT.
Korean general hospitals' transplantations, robotic surgeries, and endoscopic operations have the best-in-class quality among medical tourist destinations. In particular, Korea's cancer survival rate is more than double the average among OECD countries, thereby boasting a world-class standard.
Global comparison of cancer survival rates
Ranks no. 1 among OECD countries
Experience Smart Care Beyond Cure, The Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute
Medical tourists in Korea in 2019, by country of origin
198 countries 497,464 patients
※ No. of trainees who completed or are under training programs (2007–2019)
The number of foreign patients in Korea continues to grow. Patients come from various regions in the world including Russia, Central Asia, Middle East, the Americas and Europe. In addition, patients from nearby countries such as China and Japan also come to Korea for medical treatment.
Annual increase in the no. of foreign patients in Korea
Cumulative no. of patients 2,760,553