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The Brain Tumor Center boasts a coherent multi-disciplinary care system. We have specialists and nurse practitioners from radiology, pathology, radiation oncology, hemato-oncology, otolaryngology, endocrinology, neurology, and rehabilitation departments.
To maximize effectiveness of treatment, the Center is divided into cooperating clinics: the Pituitary Gland Tumor Clinic, the Skull Base Tumor Clinic, the Brain Cancer (Malignant Brain Tumor) Clinic, and the Metastatic Brain Tumor Clinic.

Major areas of treatment / Clinics

  • Brain tumors (e.g. meningioma and neurilemmoma)
  • Malignant brain tumors (glioma)
  • Pituitary gland tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Metastatic brain tumors

The Pituitary Gland Tumor Clinic and the Brain Cancer (Malignant Brain Tumor) Clinic

Strong points

1. Achieved the highest number of interventions and operations (as of 2013 based on the number of diagnoses)

  • Introduced the Gamma Knife in December 2001 and have performed more than 6,000 treatments by 2013

2. Pioneer personalized medicine that converges clinical practices and research findings.

  • Intraoperative navigation systems
  • Neuroendoscopic surgery
  • Mobile tomography systems
  • Brain tumor fluorescent staining
  • Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring

Diagnostic tests

  • Perfusion MRI
  • Functional MRI
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)

Latest treatment methods

  • Intraoperative navigation systems
  • Neuro-endoscopic surgery
  • Mobile computed tomography (CT)
  • Brain tumor fluorescent staining (5-aminolevulinic acid)
  • Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring
  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and Gamma Knife radiosurgery

Recent trends in clinical research

The Center seeks personalized medicine that combines clinical and research perspectives to treat intractable brain tumors. To provide new treatment opportunities for our patients, we actively engage in key clinical studies on new drugs and procedures and take the lead in developing and applying new treatment early on.

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Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.

Patients’Responsibilities

1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.