Colorectal Cancer Center Faculty / Medical Staff >

At the Colorectal Cancer Center, we bring together the best specialists in gastrointestinal surgery, gastroenterology, hematology and oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, and thoracic surgery. They work together to develop an integrative regimen and provide a personalized care for patients.

Major areas of treatment / Clinics

Colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, relapsing/metastatic/intractable colorectal cancer, hereditary colorectal cancer, and hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (familial adenomatous polyposis, more than two colorectal cancer patients in the immediate family, the onset of colorectal cancer before 50 in the family)

Strong points

1. We offer personalized treatment with our multi-disciplinary patient-centered approach.

  • Face-to-face multi-disciplinary approach
    We take a face-to-face multi-disciplinary approach to patients with severe and intractable colorectal cancer.
    In this approach, specialists in diverse areas choose the best possible options, and on just a single visit, the patients can have treatment methods chosen and consult several different experts. Along with the patients themselves, their families can join this process and gain advice directly from the experts.
  • Fast track system
    This system is for patients who are diagnosed with colorectal cancer by our partner clinics and require surgery. This is the fastest system where additional tests are done, the findings are analyzed, and surgery dates are picked on the first visit. The admission and surgery schedules are arranged considering the patients’ preference. Usually, surgery is performed within a week.

2. We have rich experience of surgery with 1,600+ cases every year.

3. At the center, we proactively adopt cutting-edge therapies and improve our performance.

  • Minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, targeted therapy, and proton therapy

4. We follow common protocols based on international guidelines and seek treatment standardization.

5. We also provide SMART education materials to inform our patients and their families correctly.

  • Pre-surgery care, surgery, post-surgical adjuvant therapy, ostomy care, nutritional care, etc.

Diagnostic tests

To diagnose the condition and determine the stage, the following tests are conducted: colonoscopy, biopsies, tumor marker tests, thoracic and abdominal CT, pelvic MIR, transrectal ultrasonography, and PET.

Latest treatment methods

  • Minimally invasive surgery (conventional, single-port, Robotic surgery)
  • Therapeutic endoscopy for early-stage colorectal cancer
  • Chemotherapies using advanced agents
  • Innovative radiotherapies
  • Tailored targeted therapies

Recent trends in clinical research

With its aim to become a leader in eradicating cancer, the Center is leading and investing its resources in intractable cancer treatment.

  • In cooperation with the Samsung Genome Institute, we provide personalized targeted therapies using avatar models based on genomic analyses.
  • We are carrying out research to determine the efficacy of radiofrequency ablation to colorectal cancer patients with unresectable multiple liver metastases during whole liver radiation.
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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.