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$1.8Bn Korean Medical Tourism Market's Platforms and Agencies

[2023.10.9 Exprive]


Korea, often referred to as the "Land of the Morning Calm," is known for its rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural landscapes. Beyond its tourist attractions, Korea has also gained international recognition for its world-class healthcare services, making it a sought-after destination for 3.3 million medical tourists from 222 countries so far. Korean medical tourism market reached $1.8 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2028. (Source: IMARC Group)

Foreign Patients to Korea by KHIDI / Exprive
Source: Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)

While embarking on a journey for medical treatments abroad can be an exciting yet daunting prospect, several user-friendly and informative websites have made the process more accessible and hassle-free. In this blog, we will introduce you to some reputable medical tourism platforms that connect patients to Korean clinics and hospitals.



A. Korean Medical Tourism Platforms & Informational Websites


MyBeautyTrip MyBeautyTrip is a user-friendly platform that allows individuals to explore a wide range of clinics and hospitals in South Korea. The website is a treasure trove of information, offering detailed insights into various medical procedures, along with a vast directory of trusted clinics. With MyBeautyTrip, you can make informed choices about your medical journey.

My Beauty Trip / Exprive

Misooda Misooda is another fantastic platform that caters to those seeking medical treatments in South Korea. It simplifies the search process by providing comprehensive listings of clinics, complete with patient reviews and ratings. Misooda ensures that you can make well-informed decisions while exploring your medical options.

Misooda / Exprive

Bookimed (Korean Clinics) Bookimed is a global platform that connects patients with clinics and doctors worldwide. Their Korean Clinics section is a valuable resource for those considering medical treatment in South Korea. The website offers detailed clinic profiles, doctor information, and patient reviews.

Bookimed / Exprive

Founded in Seoul, CloudHospital is an online platform helping patients around the world find the best providers for their needs regardless of where they are located, with a mission to make it easy for everyone to find the best medical solutions anywhere in the world.

Cloud Hospital / Exprive

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Medical Tour Seoul by Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) Seoul Metropolitan City's Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) maintains this informative website. It provides valuable insights into the medical tourism landscape in Seoul. From treatment options to travel tips, Visit Seoul Medical serves as a reliable guide for medical tourists.

Medical Tour Seoul | Exprive

Korea Plastic Surgery Database Korea Plastic Surgery Database is a specialized platform that focuses on aesthetic procedures. It offers a comprehensive directory of plastic surgery clinics in South Korea, making it an ideal choice for those seeking beauty-enhancing treatments.

Korea Plastic Surgery Database / Exprive

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* China has many other apps such as Meituan-Dianping (美团), Gengmei (更美), and Yuemei (悦美), which will be separately covered in the future.



B. Korean Medical Tourism Agencies: General

Trusted medical tourism agencies that partner with reputable clinics and hospitals in South Korea. Their personalized services cater to international patients, ensuring a seamless medical journey.


Seoul Guide Medical is one of the Korea's largest medical tourism service providers in plastic surgery, skin care, dental, laser eye surgery, hair transplantation, stem cell and other medical procedures. They provide you with customized treatment plans and help you choose the best clinic. They have appeared on CNN, NBC, CBC, and Forbes.

Seoul Guide Medical / Exprive

Founded in 2014, My Seoul Secret provides English-language medical beauty consultation, coordination, advocacy, facilitation, and interpretation for foreign patients, helping patients navigate complex research and acting as the single source of truth for medical beauty and plastic surgery in Seoul.

My Seoul Secret / Exprive

The premier agency for those seeking exceptional care in Seoul, thoughtfully matching patients to the best clinics and doctors for their unique needs - whether cosmetic surgery, dentistry, dermatology or more. Their dedication to service excellence and unparalleled insider access ensure patients receive the safe and attentive care Seoul has to offer. Their highlights include: a)premier agency for medical tourism in Seoul, b)custom matching patients to vetted, specialized clinics and doctors, c)expertise in cosmetic surgery, dentistry, dermatology, d)commitment to service excellence and white-glove treatment, e)insider access for identifying and booking top providers, and f)emphasis on safety, attentiveness, and finding the ideal care.

Seoul Cosmetic Surgery / Exprive

Docfinderkorea is one of the biggest and oldest medical tourism agencies accredited by the Korean government. Patients from 101 countries have received its service in the field of plastic surgeries, dermatology treatments, and hair transplants. Since 2012 Docfinderkorea has been offering free all-inclusive service - amenities free of charge including detailed hospital and doctor information, hospital and accommodation reservations, 1:1 translation, transportation, bargaining with the hospital, prescribed surgery medications, etc. They ensure that patients complete their surgery without any inconvenience by always accompanying patients on all medical schedules to monitor the entire process, including consultation, examination, surgery, and treatment. Additionally, after surgery, Docfinderkorea provides around-the-clock all-inclusive service for free whenever patients need theirassistance, such as sightseeing, shopping tours, grocery shopping, and hair salons.

Docfinder Korea / Exprive

BT Medi / Exprive
Jivaka Care / Exprive

MediRound / Exprive
Ebookers Korea / Exprive

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C. Korean Medical Tourism Agencies: Regional-Specific

For those seeking medical services from specific regions, several agencies cater to your needs:


Middle East:

Himedi / Exprive

Sawa Korea / Exprive

Singapore: Eunogo

Eunogo / Exprive

Indonesia: MyVenus

O2O aesthetic service platform operated by Summits to connect beauty service providers Indonesia.

MyVenus / Exprive

Thailand: Oppame

Oppa Me / Exprive

China:

All About Mei 奧倍美 / Exprive

FeichangAimei 非常爱美 / Exprive

Russia/CIS/Mongolia:

Wowvos / Exprive

Medical Avenue / Exprive

Global Korea Medical Care (GKMC) / Exprive

Korea Medical Tourism Department (KMTD) / Exprive

Good Medi Korea / Exprive

Minga / Exprive


These medical tourism providers play a pivotal role in making Korea's healthcare services accessible to international patients. Whether you're seeking cosmetic enhancements, medical treatments, or general healthcare services, these organizations provide valuable information and support to ensure a smooth and successful medical journey. We encourage you to explore these websites and embark on your path to health and wellness with confidence and peace of mind.


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