The World-renowned Asan Medical Center

The World-renowned Asan Medical Center

The number of overseas patients visiting the Asan Medical Center (AMC) increased significantly
from 5,300 in 2010 to 12,000 in 2013 and then to 15,000 in 2016.
Most patients from overseas require high-risk surgeries such as living-donor liver transplants, blood-
incompatible pancreas transplants, simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants, and cancer surgeries.

A History of Challenge

A History of Challenge

The Asan Medical Center (AMC) is Korea’s leading hospital for surgery. Performing over 60,000 surgeries
per year and ranked first in the number and success of liver, kidney, pancreas, and heart transplants
(Korean Network for Organ Sharing, 2014), AMC is rated the world’s best for organ transplants.
AMC organ transplantation team has performed 600 heart transplantation, 4,600 kidney transplantation,
350 pancreas transplantation and 5,200 liver transplantation.

Inheriting Asan’s Spirit of Sharing

Inheriting Asan’s Spirit of Sharing

Free medical services for the underprivileged in Korea and abroad and transfers of medical skills
to developing countries.

Medical Information

Information on outpatient and inpatient care is provided.
(As of 2016)

2,704 2,704 Beds

11,610 Outpatients
(per day on average)

2,568 Inpatients
(per day on average)

63,118 Sophisticated surgeries
(per year)

Asan Medical Center is Korea’s largest and most preferred hospital
by patients, with a gross floor area of 524,700m² (2,704 beds) serving
11,610 outpatients and 2,568 inpatients on average per day.

Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular Heart Disease

The Ischemic Heart Disease Center provides treatment support services such as a one-day program, fast-track system, counseling for heart diseases and reservation system, and language support program.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

It happens due to the narrowed airway, causing a drop in breathing capacity and hypoxia. Subsequent sleep fragmentation, hypoxia, and sleep architecture disturb the nervous system, leading to cardiovascular complications and a decline in cognitive functions



AMC’s Diabetes Center focuses on preventing diabetes complications through accurate diagnosis and early management by a multidisciplinary approach. The center provides treatment to inhibit the progression of the disease for patients already dealing with diabetic complications as well.

Centers of Excellence

  • Organ Transplantation
  • Cancer
  • Heart
  • Health Screening & Promotion
  • Gastroenterology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Endocrinology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics and
  • Pain Clinic

"What's the purpose of your visit?"

Established with the vision of becoming a patient-centered hospital, Asan Medical Center has constantly strived to achieve this vision. It has substantially altered medical treatment systems and environment by prioritizing the convenience of patients.

Patient Guide

We will show you various
information about your first visit.

All medical examinations and treatments have been designed to reduce the patients’ movements to a minimum, simplifying the administrative work-handling system, and reducing patient waiting times.


Request an Appointment at AMC.

Li Andrey and his father Li Pabel is taking a photo with Professor Sa Ho-seok (from the right) in the ophthalmic room on April 7. Uzbekistan Korean boy named Li Andrey (male, 5) who could not see properly due to dropped eyelids that obscured the view, received a free surgery in AMC and was discharged on April 1st. The third-generation son of a Korean family in Uzbekistan suffered from the dropped eyelids of both eyes (blepharoptosis). His grandfather was deported to Andijan of Uzbekistan during the Japanese colonial period, but was killed in the incident that police opened fire on a group of anti-government protesters in 2005. Since then the natives...


Billing & Insurance

We help foreign patients living in Korea and overseas
to use medical services in Asan Medical Center


Explore our Patient-centered High-Tech Medical Complex

AMC Tour

The Most Admired Hospital in Korea for 11 Consecutive
Years A hospital tour with a respected state of the art facility

Summer of Asan Medical Center

Asan Medical Center (AMC) is Korea’s largest general tertiary-care
hospital located in the eastern part of Seoul. It is one of the most sophisticated
medical facilities in Korea.

The medical center encompasses three highly specialized institutes
including 27specialized centers, 44 clinical departments and a research institute
for the life sciences.