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Wooridul Spine Hospital, South Korea

Wooridul Spine Hospital surgeon and patientWooridul Spine Hospital, South Korea is one of the largest privately owned spine specialized hospitals in Korea. Following its inception in the city of Busan in 1982, Wooridul Spine Hospital (WSH) has taken great strides and established others spine care hospitals in the cities of Seoul, Gimpo Airport and Daegu. Jeju island WSH will be opened by year 2008.

The motto has been to provide total spine care, utilizing modern state of art diagnostics and operating facilities. The hospitals have a comprehensive spine care program that includes all investigational facilities as well as pain management and physiotherapy.

The last two decades have seen great developments in the philosophy of minimal invasive spine surgery. Reduced disability and discomfort are making them more popular with the local population. It establishes their techniques and simultaneously trains the local spine surgeons to propagate them further.

Wooridul Spine Hospital 2006 Best Hospitals AwardW.S.H. is rapidly becoming recognized as one of the world leading authorities in spine care and treatment. With over 17,000 cases being performed annually among 3 centers (Seoul, Busan, and Gimpo Airport) W.S.H is the largest spine health care group in Asia. W.S.H has over 108 Spine Specialists, over 600 beds, 48 operation rooms among 4 centers (Seoul, Busan, Gimpo Airport, and Daegu). Throughout Asia, WSH has become recognized as a center of excellence in research for minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery techniques with over 100 clinical papers published to date.


Spine Care Solutions offered

South Korea Wooridul Spine Hospital surgeons 

W.S.H offers the complete range of Spine Care Surgical Solutions including:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Spinal Procedures
  • Cyber-knife and OS (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Microendosopic Discectomy
  • Laser-Assisted Spine Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • CT-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Two-level Disc Replacement
  • Multi-level Disc Replacement
  • Laminectomy
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Fixation
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Throracoscopic Surgery
  • Soft Stabilization with Ligamentoplasty
  • Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty
  • Deformity Correction
  • Dislocation treatment
  • & more...

Non-Surgical Offerings include:

  • Radiology (CT, MRI and dynamic radiograph)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Conservative care
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Wellness treatments (well-being treatments)



  • Wooridul Spine Hospital has been trying to stand out to be the best professional spine clinic by serving our patients with its outstanding medical skills and innovative spine surgery techniques.
  • Its medical crew has endeavored to create new techniques and to present the successful results at the distinguished International meetings & congresses.
  • WSH is proud of its leading creations contributing towards the level of upgraded conservative treatment and Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery(MISS) for spine problems. 
  • Some of its prominent skills in MISS are:
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy(PELD),
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy(PECD),
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Thoracic Discectomy(PETD),
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Laser-assisted Annulopalsty(PELA),
    • Microscopic Laser Discectomy,
    • Laparoscopic Spinal discectomy and fusion, and
    • Video-assisted thoracoscopic discectomy and fusion.
  • WSH is also equipped for Pain Control, Physical Therapy, Spine Rehabilitation Exercises, and Spinal Function Improvement.
  • Total number of surgery cases performed in WSH was 21,541 in 2006.
  • Total number of non-surgical treatments done in WSH were 19,334 in 2006.
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) technique available for each condition.
  • Each team diagnosis constitutes at least 4 to 6 surgeons and treatment system to care for each patient.
  • WSH published 26 peer reviewed articles in Spine journals in 2006 alone.
  • WSH runs several training courses for overseas surgeons which are `International Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS) course` and International fellowship course.


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