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Asan Medical Center Seoul

location_on Seoul, South Korea
9.6/10 from 15 Votes

Department of Vascular Surgery (403263)

Tae-won Kwon

M.D., Ph.D.

Tae-won Kwon

Specialized in: vascular surgery

The Department of Vascular Surgery at the Asan Medical Center is responsible for surgical and non-surgical treatment for various diseases affecting the arteries and veins. The department specializes in treatment of aortic diseases, cerebrovascular diseases (carotid artery, vertebral artery), obstructed arteries, etc. and is the leader in this field, proactively adopting new minimally-invasive or percutaneous techniques including stenting and angioplasty. The Department is headed by Dr. Tae-won Kwon.

AMC’s Aortic Disease Center produced world-class achievements after the introduction of the multidisciplinary treatment system for aortic diseases such as aortic aneurysms, aortic dissections and aortic stenosis. The center also offers the most optimal and individualized treatment for each patient including conventional and minimally-invasive surgeries, percutaneous procedures and hybrid surgeries that combine surgical and procedural techniques. The department has at its disposal a hybrid operating room where hybrid surgeries are carried out, minimizing the patient’s exposure to risk and shorten treatment duration.

The range of services of the department includes diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases (carotid artery, vertebral artery)
  • Obstructed arteries in the legs blocked by various causes
  • Acute pulmonary thromboembolism
  • Varicose vein
  • Dialysis access opening
  • Aneurysm of the aorta and iliac artery
  • Aneurysm or obstruction in the intestinal arteries
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Lymphedema 
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome, Raynaud's disease
  • And other diseases

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