​Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University—Seoul, Korea South

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Department of Spinal Neurosurgery
Gangnam Severance Hospital,
Yonsei University
211 Eonjuro, Gangnam-gu,
Seoul, 135-720
Korea South

 

Website: www.yuhs.or.kr/en/gan_index.asp

 

Program director

Yong-Eun Cho M.D., Ph.D.
Professor

 

Spine team

Keun Su Lim, Kyung Hyun Kim, Jeong Yoon Park, Sung Uk Kuh, Dong Kyu Chin, Keun Su Kim

Most frequent pathologies

Degenerative spine surgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Spine tumor

Procedures

980  cases per year 
500 instrumented cases per year

Total estimated number of procedures:

  • Cervical trauma
    Cervical stabilization 
  • Cervical tumor 
    Cervical tumor surgery
    Craniocervical tumor surgery
    Intraspinal tumor surgery
  • Degenerative cervical spine 
    Cervical stabilization
    Endoscopic disc surgery
    Laminoplasty
    Microsurgical disc surgery
    Posterior foraminotomy
    Total disc replacment
  • Degenerative lumbar spine
    ALIF
    Endoscopic disc surgery
    Microsurgical disc surgery
    Microsurgical spinal stenosis
    Open stabilization
    Percutaneous stabilization
    PLIF
    TLIF 
  • Dysraphic conditions
    Chiari malformation surgery
    Filum terminal sectioning
    Osteporotic spine
    Vertebroplasty
    Kyphoplasty
  • Rheumatoid cervical spine
    Craniocervical stabilization
    C1 / C2 stabilization
  • Special procedures
    Cervical laminoplasty
    En-bloc spondylectomy
    Sacroiliac joint fusion
    Anterior craniocervical reconstructions
    (transoral / tranfacial procedures)
    Foraminoscopic techniques
    Navigation procedures
    (CT-based, Fluoro, ISO-C)
    Neuromonitoring
  • Spinal cord injury
    Syringostomy
  • Thoracic & lumbar tumor
    Anterior thoracic & lumbar reconstruction
    Thoracic & lumbar stabilization
  • Thoracic & lumbar tumor
    Anterior thoracic & lumbar reconstruction
    Intraspinal tumor surgery
    Thoracic & lumbar stabilization
    Kyphoplasty
    Vertebroplasty


5 per month 

2 - 3 per month
2 - 3 per month
2 - 3 per month

10 per week
1 per month
10 per month
5 - 6 per week
2 - 3 per month
3 - 4 per month

2 - 3 per month
2 - 3 per month
10 per week
2 - 3 per week
10 per week
2 - 3 per month
13 - 15 per week
5 per week

10 per year
3 - 5 per year
10 per month
2 - 3 per month
2 - 3 per month

1 - 2 per month
1 - 2 per month 

10 per month
5 - 7 per year
1 - 2 per month
2 - 3 per year

1 - 2 per month
2 - 3 per week

5 - 7 per week

2 - 3 per month

1 - 2 per month
3 - 4 per month

1 per month
10 per month
2 - 3 per month
2 - 3 per month
2 - 3 per month

Can a fellow assist scrubbed-in?

Yes

Types of Fellowship

Observerships, Short-term fellowships, Long-term fellowships

Language(s) available as a means of communication

English

Accommodation

Available near spine center