The Department of Colorectal Surgery is responsible for surgical treatments for the colon, rectum, and anal region, with a particular focus on research into the treatment of colon cancer.
About the Department of Colorectal Surgery
Since its establishment in 1989, AMC’s history has been one of challenge, passion, and unending growth. AMC's position as the leader in medicine is the fruit of our continuous efforts. AMC Department of Colorectal Surgery provides systematic, comprehensive patient care from diagnosis through surgery and outpatient follow-up visits to rehabilitation and education. Our goal is to provide our patients with a complete package of treatment. AMC Colorectal Surgery is the leader in this field, continuously trying to become even better.
Our goal is to provide the best practice in medicine.
We believe that the foundation of medical practice is based on the quality of the staff. Our team of doctors – including Drs. Jin-Cheon Kim, Chang-Sik Yu, and Seok-Byung Lim, Yoon Yong-sik, Park In-ja, Kim Chan-wook – is the best in Korea, with top-class nurses and technicians providing Invaluable assistance. Also, AMC's renowned patient care system allows us to provide our patients with nothing less than the very best quality treatment in optimum conditions.
We are number one in Korea in colorectal surgery.
We perform over 1,500 colon cancer operations each year- not only an unprecedented figure in Korea but also impressive by international standards also. Statistics show that one out of every ten colon cancer patients in Korea visits AMC for surgery. Colon cancer is not the only specialty for us – our specialists cover a variety of colorectal diseases including inflammatory bowel diseases and their treatments.
We provide optimum treatment for each patient.
Optimum treatment can mean many different things depending on each patient and his/her situation. Even the meaning can change for a patient at different times. This is why we offer a wide range of treatment options for our patients, from minimally-invasive procedures to excision of organs to chemotherapy. Also, we work closely with AMC's excellent specialists in oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and urology, for comprehensive and systematic treatment.
Patients always come first at AMC.
We place our patients' needs at the top of our list of priorities. That is the philosophy behind our one-stop patient care system that includes AMC Cancer Center.
We never spare our efforts in research.
As the leader in medical practice, we focus on providing our patients with the best possible service. Through AMC's world-wide network of partnerships, the Department of Colorectal Surgery actively engages in research into more effective methods of diagnosis and treatment. We do our best to share the experience we have gained in clinical practice and to strengthen the foundations of theoretical research of medicine as well.
Take a look at the treatment of major diseases in your department.
AMC Colorectal Cancer Center improves the prognosis of patients through a multidisciplinary system and integrated treatment to provide best treatment by embracing various opinions of specialists from relevant departments on liver metastasis that often occurs in colorectal cancers, lung metastasis, and locally recurrent cancers such as intractable colorectal cancer.
AMC’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center runs the ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease clinic, the intestinal Behçet's disease clinic, the inflammatory bowel disease surgery clinic, and the clinical research clinic as well as a one-stop treatment system. It provides inflammatory bowel disease patients with professional consultations on drug therapy, surgical therapy, and lifestyle improvement including diet, pregnancy, and childbirth.