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[Spine/Joint] The Leon Wiltse Memorial Hospital

Specialized Medical Dept.

Percutaneous Epidural Neuroplasty A non-surgical treatment for the management of pain due to degenerative disease of spinal column or disc in early stage. A catheter is inserted to the epidural space (where the spinal nerves pass) through cervical vertebrae or coccyx while the patient is under local anesthesia. Once the catheter is reached to lesion, drug is injected to treat adhesion, inflammation, and edema around the nerves that cause pain. Advantages: No bleeding and the procedure only takes 15 minutes (local anesthesia) Patients can return to daily life three hours after the procedure. Applicable to: Patients with a serious pain in the neck, shoulder, arm, lower-back, or leg Patients who have been tried but have been failed with medication, physical therapy, and nerve treatment for abovementioned pain Patients with recurrent pain after spine surgery Microdiscectomy (SED) A herniated disc is removed by laser using microscope to get 2.5 to 15 times magnified view of surgical area through a minimal incision. This advanced surgical procedure is safe since any damage of normal spinal column or neural membrane can be prevented as much as possible and it has a high success rate. Advantages: Applicable to elderly patients as well who have difficulties of having general anesthesia since this procedure is done under local anesthesia Short operation time (one to two hours) and hospitalization (one to two days) No bleeding and almost no scar with little postoperative pain Very low possibility of nerve adhesion since the bone, ligament, and normal disc nucleus pulposus are safely maintained Applicable to: Patients with spinal stenosis and/or a herniated disc Patients with symptoms of paralysis and/or dysuresia due to spinal diseases

Medical Dept.

Spine Center Diseases Lumbar, thoracic, and cervical disc / Spinal stenosis / Spondylolysis / Spinal compression fracture / Spondylolisthesis / Scoliosis / Degenerative disc disease / etc. Procedures Percutaneous Epidural Neuroplasty / Percutaneous radiofrequency discoplasty / Endoscopic discectomy with laser / Microdiscectomy with laser / Artificial disc replacement / Microscopic neural foraminal decompression & discectomy / etc. Joint Center Diseases Avascular necrosis of the femoral head / Meniscus of the knee joint / Degenerative arthritis of the knee joint / Hallux valgus / Ankle arthritis / Lateral collateral ligament injury of the ankle joint / Ligament tear in the knee / Rotator cuff tear of the shoulder / etc. Procedures Hip joint replacement and artificial joint replacement / Arthroscopic surgery / Hallux valgus surgery / Meniscus transplant / Microfracture / Stem cell cartilage regeneration Non-surgical Center Drug injection treatment for cervical, lumbar, and thoracic vertebrae / Epiduroscopy / Radiofrequency decompression and nucleotomy / Interventional Muscle & Nerve Stimulation (IMS) / etc. Rehabilitation Center Pre/postoperative treatment to help fast recovery of patients after the surgery. Special therapists provide customized exercise program for individual patient and symptom. 3D spinal stabilization exercise (Centaur) / Exercise to strengthen spinal core muscle (MedX) / Sling / CPM / Manual therapy / Extracorporeal Shock Diagnostic Imaging Center MRI / CT / X-ray / Ultrasonography / Examination of cerebral blood flow / Bone densitometry / etc.


The Leon Wiltse Memorial Hospital is specialized in spinal column and joint treatment and it is designated as a specialized hospital for spinal column and an accredited medical institution by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Our world class medical services are benchmarked by foreign medical teams around the world and we also provide our services to treat numerous foreign patients suffering from spinal joint damages. Furthermore, we continuously publish the latest surgical technique and research results of clinical medicine through international symposiums.   Designated as a specialized hospital for spinal column and an accredited medical institution by the Ministry of Health and Welfare Designated as a training center for minimally invasive spine surgery and the Asia-Pacific research center for spinal column Selected as one of the top ten Korean spine surgery hospitals with sufficient experiences in hip replacement by Health Insurance Review & Association Service (HIRA) Won the Korea Global Medical Supply Awards ‘Spine and Joint’

Hospital Information - Scale, Liability Insurance, Medical quality certification
Scale All (Num)360 BED (Num)265
DOCTOR (Num)35 Nurse (Num)175
Liability Insurance Insurance
Hyundai Insurance The business year2010
Aggregate Amount Insured200,000,000
Medical quality certification JCI Medical institution, certified by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
Special hospital Gyeonggi-do medical tour excellent cooperation organization
The Leon Wiltse Memorial Hospital

(Suwon) 994-3, Ingye-dong, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do (Anyang) 995-4, Hogye-dong, Dongan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do

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