pays off individually after free consultation, on the basis of the presented medical extracts, pictures, results of analyses and other information. The prices of medical services in South Korean clinics are much lower, than in Japan, the USA and many countries of Europe.
Treatment in South Korea does without intermediaries approximately in the same sum, as well as at the appeal to the specialized company rendering intermediary services. It is connected with the fact that registration of reception and hospitalization of foreign citizens in clinics of South Korea is followed by a number of additional actions which also should be paid. Eventually treatment without intermediaries in cost will be approximately same, as with intermediaries, but will involve in addition considerable costs of time, nerves and forces.
Now the increasing popularity in the world is gained by medical rounds to South Korea which level of health care is one of the highest in the world. Treatment in clinics of South Korea annually there pass thousands of foreigners. The country is in the lead in the sphere of plastic surgery and is high on the list on successful treatment oncological, cardiovascular and some other diseases. In 2015 the country was visited by more than 300 thousand international patients, among them: Chinese, Japanese Mongols, and also residents of the USA. The most demanded directions of treatment: the most demanded - digestive tract diseases, it is warm - vascular system, on the second place, comprehensive programs of diagnostics, on the third place the esthetic direction - cosmetology and plastic surgery. The authorities of South Korea highly appreciate a contribution of the medical branch working with foreign tourists and actively invest in this area. According to the official report of Seoul, the income of medical branch made $170 million while investments made only $4 million. The government takes measures for development of medical tourism, for foreigners favorable conditions for passing of treatment in the country are created. In many South Korean clinics the personnel well know Russian that is big advantage to our compatriots which needs hospitalization abroad. The biggest percent among the Russian tourists is made by inhabitants of the Far East: because of proximity of South Korea to Khabarovsk - at distance of 2 hours of air flight.
All clinics of South Korea - from small private medical institutions to the leading medical and diagnostic and scientific centers - are equipped state-of-the-art. Each patient who arrived on hospitalization carefully looks round, duration of passing of diagnostic procedures by him fluctuates from two hours to two days, depending on type and complexity of a disease. At treatment medicines of the leading world companies are applied, innovative medical technologies are used. In South Korean clinics many types of hi-tech operations with use of robotic surgical systems are carried out.
The system of training of the Korean doctors is one of the most difficult in the world. Experts constantly increase the level of the qualification, pass training abroad, master new medical technologies, take part in research works. Doctors of South Korea at treatment of patients combine techniques of the western and east medicine that promotes increase of efficiency of treatment.