South Korea medical tourism industry shows fast growth

Published on : Tuesday, January 24, 2017

medical tourismThe South Korea medical tourism industry is growing at a fast pace. The strength of South Korea’s medical tourism industry lies in its qualified medical professionals, first-rate medical equipment and world-class medical infrastructure. By 2020, medical tourism market of South Korea is likely to quadruple from the 2014 level.


Chinese tourists topped the medical tourist arrivals in South Korea followed by the US. Russia, Japan and Mongolia stand at third, fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Also, South Korea is witnessing an increased flow of medical tourists from countries like Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, UAE and Vietnam.

The branches of medical science for which medical tourists visit South Korea are general health check-up, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, Gynecology, Traditional Korean Medicine, ophthalmology, orthopedics, dental services and Neurosurgery. A report titled South Korea Medical Tourist Arrivals and Spending Forecast To 2020 provides a complete assessment of the fast-evolving, high-growth Medical Tourism Landscape in South Korea.

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