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To provide comprehensive services for our patients with neurological and neurosurgical diseases, the staff of the Neuroscience Center is made up of specialized care teams that cater to patients with dementia and Parkinson’s, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular diseases, and headache. Our specialized care "Dream Team" consists of respected professors from the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, professional nurses, and coordinators that are responsible for providing the best patient care services for our outpatients.

Clinics

Samsung Medical Center’s Neuroscience Center is running six specialized clinics:

  • The Dementia-Parkinsonism Clinic provides medical services for, Dementia and Parkinson’s two intractable diseases that are attracting a great deal of attention as our society ages.
  • The DBS Surgery Clinic performs deep brain stimulation surgery for advanced Parkinson’s patients. We are also expanding our treatment to areas other than Parkinson’s, such as intractable dystonia, hand tremors and epilepsy.
  • The Epilepsy Clinic treats more epilepsy patients than any other clinic in Korea, offering precise diagnostic or presurgical evaluation of patients with epilepsy including epilepsy monitoring unit, and patient-oriented optimal therapies, as well as surgical treatments with high success rates for patients with medically refractory seizures.
  • The Facial Spasm Clinic uses a combination of medication (Botox clinic) and surgical intervention (microvascular decompression) for patients with hemifacial spasm.
  • The CMT Clinic provides patient-customized diagnosis and treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease. The clinic also performs research on causal genes and the pathogenesis of CMT, using the results to develop new drugs, nerve regeneration therapy (mesenchymal stem cells), gene therapy, regeneration treatment using muscle tissue-engineering, and gene blocking.
  • The Neuroimmunologic Disease Clinic analyzes and develops antibodies for autoimmune diseases such as myasthenia gravis, myelitis, multiple sclerosis, and peripheral neuropathy.


Outside those six specialized clinics, we also provide treatment for neuromuscular diseases, sleeping disorders, headaches, vertigo, and intraoperative neuromonitoring.
Through this hard work we strive to give hope to our patients with rare and intractable diseases, as well as to pioneer new fields of therapy through research on stem cells.

Other resources

To overcome intractable neurologic disorders the Neuroscience Center is optimizing its clinical and research environment, cooperating with distinguished international universities and institutes, and implementing complicated therapies, such as stem cell, deep brain stimulation, and gene therapy.

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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.