The gastrointestinal endoscopy center in Seoul National University Cancer Hospital takes an important role in diagnosing and treating a variety of digestive disorders. The center consists of multiple endoscopy units each specifically designed for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and therapeutic endoscopy.
Staffed by the best medical personnel in the country, the center provides endoscopic examinations and treatments based on up-to-date knowledge and advanced medical technology. Based on the experience and expertise accumulated widely and variously over a prolonged period of time, it is taking a fundamental role in establishing therapeutic strategies not only for prevalent diseases but also rare ones.
In addition, the center promotes the advancement in the field of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy by continuously publishing diverse research papers. Fruitful accomplishments have been garnered in both basic medical science and clinical medicine on digestive disorders. The center is internationally acknowledged for its academic competency and takes leadership in multicenter clinical trials. With such research efforts, the center helps patients to have the benefits of state-of-the-art treatments and offers each patient with personalized medicine
The center has established the system which accommodates the best of patients' needs. If the patients are properly prepared, they can have endoscopic exams on the day of visit, which does not require a reservation in advance. Conscious sedation can be offered on demand in any endoscopic exams unless it is medically contraindicated. In addition, with the collaborative consultation system with other departments, the center provides patients with therapeutic endoscopic procedures such as the endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer and colon polyps, gastrointestinal stent insertion, esophageal dilatation, and endoscopic hemostasis for gastrointestinal hemorrhage without delay. At the same time, the center maintains close and mutually cooperative relations with the Department of Gastroenterology, Surgery, and Radiology in the treatments of various digestive disorders, thus aiming to maximize the synergistic effect.
The gastrointestinal endoscopy center in Seoul National University Cancer Hospital has been accredited as the "Excellent Endoscopy Unit" by achieving grade of "Excellent" in every category of evaluation items including the personnel, facilities, procedures, and infection and disinfection in the Endoscopy Unit Accreditation supervised by the Korean Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (KSGE) in 2012, 2015 and 2018. In addition, it has been selected as the most outstanding division/department fifth time in a row since its foundation (2010) in the SNUH customer satisfaction assessments, and subsequently elected to the SNUH Customer Satisfaction Hall of Fame. The center endeavors to provide a pleasant and comfortable experience for each patient during the endoscopic examination and treatment through ceaseless innovation and improvement.