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Samsung Medical Center Seoul

location_on Seoul, South Korea
9.8/10 from 16 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery (404361)

Shin Hyung Jin

Prof. Dr. med.

Shin Hyung Jin

Specialized in: adult and pediatric neurosurgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Samsung Medical Center offers the full range of services in this medical field and specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases of the brain and spinal cord. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Shin Hyung Jin. 

The department annually performs more than 3,500 surgeries to treat brain tumors, cerebrovascular diseases, spinal cord diseases, pediatric neurological diseases and functional brain disorders. During the treatment, doctors use state-of-the-art neuronavigation systems, neuroendoscopy, intraoperative CT examination, which provide the most effective treatment. For the treatment of brain tumors that are not subject to surgical removal or in which additional therapeutic measures are required, the department uses Gamma Knife.

It should be noted that the department demonstrates minimal rates of postoperative complications.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Open interventions to remove brain and spinal cord tumors with the use of neuromonitoring systems
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Treatment of brain tumors with the Gamma Knife
  • Treatment of cerebrovascular diseases
    • Clipping
    • Imposition of direct and indirect vascular anastomosis
    • Endovascular coil embolization
    • Other treatments
  • Treatment of acute stroke (in collaboration with the Departments of Neurology, Radiology, Rehabilitation)
  • Treatment of spinal cord diseases
    • Discectomy
    • Decompression
    • Intercorporal spondylodesis
    • Complex open surgical interventions
    • Other treatments
  • Treatment of functional brain disorders
    • Microvascular decompression for the treatment of hemifacial spasm and trigeminal neuralgia
    • Other services
  • Surgical treatment of epilepsy
  • Deep brain stimulation to eliminate epileptic seizures and improve motor functions
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

  • Study of Medicine at the Seoul National University.
  • Residency at the Seoul National University Hospital.
  • Internship at the Seoul National University Hospital.

Additional Education

  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA.
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA.

Membership in the Academic Societies

  • Member of the Korean Neurosurgical Society.
  • President of the Korean Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Samsung Medical Center 

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery.
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