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General Director's Message

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Byung Seok, Lee, M.D., Ph.D

Welcome message from the General Director of Severance Hospital

Thank you for visiting the Severance Robot and MIS Center website.

Since its foundation in 1885, Severance Hospital has dedicated itself to caring for the ill and in needy and as a leader in Korean medical care for more than 120 years, we are proud to invite you to our Robot and MIS Center. The Center has been providing educational and training programs for surgeons, and operating room nurses and staff since 2008.

In 2005, Severance Hospital became the first in Korea to introduce the da Vinci robotic surgery system. By the end of 2013, we had performed over 10,000 robotic procedures. This number is growing weekly, and we have performed more robotic procedures than any other hospital in Asia.

Severance Hospital is now ready to take a leap to become a hub hospital for robotic surgery in Asia. Minimally invasive surgery is now standard practice in our institution, and includes robotic surgery and cutting-edge laparoscopic surgery such as single port access laparoscopic surgery. Our training center has the privilege of providing a diverse range of surgical specialties including General Surgery, Urology, Gynecology, Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Neurosurgery. We guarantee that trainees with be provided the necessary experience and that their training will include surgical case observations.

To date, many surgeons from various countries have visited and received training at our center. We also hold the annual Yonsei Live Symposium to share the expertise in robotic surgery and introduce new techniques that will improve surgical outcomes.

Based on the hospital’s up-to-date medical facilities and outstanding medical workforce, Severance Hospital will continue to put its best foot forward in improving surgeons’ capabilities and implementing innovative technologies into clinical practice.

We hope our training center will help you enhance the quality of life of your patients.

Byung Seok, Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
General Director
Severance Hospital
Yonsei University Health System
Seoul, Korea

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