About us

Who We Are?

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Gangnam Yonsei Sarang Hospital was founded by Dr. Yong-gon, Koh in 2003. It aims to improve the quality of life of patients who have problems with joint and spine. Over the past decade, we have been dedicated to serve with the state-of-the-art facilities for diagnosis, outstanding performance in treatment and rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions, catering patients of all ages. In addition, we are specialized with total knee replacement with 3D printer and stem cell therapy for arthritis.

Since 2014, we have been helping many foreign patients to solve their orthopedic problems. Various foreign patients, mostly from USA, Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Vietnam have expressed satisfaction by our outstanding technology and excellent medical care and services.

The following is the reason why you have to choose our hospital:

Qualified & Highly trained medical staff
– Doctors conduct over 11,000 surgeries of knee-shoulder-spine-foot per year
– Doctors are divided into each area for accurate diagnosis and specific treatment
(Shoulder joint, knee joint, hip joint, ankle joint, spine, anesthesia, internal medicine)
– Most doctors graduated from one of the best medical college in Korea, Yonsei university
– Continuous research-36 published SCI Journals so far

Quick & Fast Process, No Waste of Time
– Less time in waiting (less than 10 min in general)
– Exam & result explanation is available within the day
– In case of admission, all preoperative exams can be done in one day

Foreigner-Friendly Environment
– Doctors speak English well
– English coordinator assists you from beginning to end
– Dollar is accepted


On June, we have been listed on the hospital reference on U.S. embassy website in Korea.

※Note : vaccination for hepatitis A, B and the other is now available in our internal medicine department. Click here to see

You should visit us and start a new life!

Introduction Video

Yonsei Sarang Hospital CEO 

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Specialist of knee(Total knee replacement with 3D printer, arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration), sports injury

Medical Training
-Yonsei University Medical College
-Yonsei Severance Hospital Internship
-Yonsei Severance Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Resident
-Yonsei Severance Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Specialist

President/CEO of Yonsei Sarang Hospital
Professor of Yonsei University Medical College (Orthopedic Surgery)
Member of Korean Knee Society
Member of Korean Orthopaedic Association

To see more about CEO’s biography/careers, click here

Hospital Overview


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Core Value


☞Hospital acknowledged by you
-Yonsei Sarang Hospital was designated as a joint and spine hospital by ministry of the Health and Welfare in Korea.
-Received Grand Prix of Medical Korea in ‘spine specialty hospital section’ in 3 consecutive years from 2009 to 2011.
-Received Grand Prix of Korea Global Medical Marketing in ‘spine specialty hospital section in 2 consecutive years.

☞Cooperation with a number of global partners
-Concluded an MOU for joint research of ‘cartilage regeneration and treatment using messenchymal stem cells’ with Rizzoli research center of Bologna university, Italy.
-Concluded an MOU for cartilage cell therapy with Hiroshima university hospital and etc.

☞Structured system designing health future
-Constructed systematic medical service system by joint and spine specialists from Yonsei Severance hospital.
-Conducted over 11,000 surgeries of knee-shoulder-spine-foot per year.
-Retains the only research institute of specialty hospital to study cartilage regeneration in Korea.

Major History


Opened Yonsei Sarang Hospital
MOU with Gwanghua Hospital in China
Training program for foreign doctors from Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia, Switzerland  and China
Established the ‘Stem cell institute’ (Firstly in Korea’s private hospital)
Presentation in ‘2008 International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)’, Japan
MOU with Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Hiroshima university hospital, Japan
MOU with Rizolli Research Center in Bologna university, Italy for the joint research
Presentation in ‘2011 Arthroscopy Association North America (AANA)’
Presentation in ‘2011 International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)’, Brazil
World-renowned Climber Mr. Um Hong-gil was appointed as an honorary ambassador for the hospital
MOU with Quill Hospital in Malaysia to exchange the medical technology
Presentation in American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), USA
Presentation in International Cartilage Repair Society Workshop (ICRS), Turkey/Italy
Presentation in American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), USA
Established the International Healthcare Department
Keynote lecture in The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), USA
Keynote lecture in International Cartilage Repair Society Workshop (ICRS), USA
Presentation in American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), USA
Inspection of Diplomats in Korea(25 Countries, 36 Diplomats)
MOU with Vietnam embassy in Korea
MOU with Myanmar embassy in Korea
MOU with Mongolia embassy in Korea