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Wooridul Hospital Seoul

Seoul, South Korea


Department of Spine Surgery


Hojin, Kim

Dr. med.

Hojin, Kim

Specialized in: spine surgery

The Department of Spine Surgery at Wooridul Hospital specializes in the treatment of patients with spinal diseases. It focuses on minimally invasive and conservative treatment, since these methods have a variety of advantages, namely less scars, bloodless surgery and it means a patient does not need any transfusion, rapid recovery etc. 

The Department under the direction of M.D., Ph.D. Hojin, Kim focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of spine deformities, scoliosis, spondylosis, herniated discs, osteochondrosis, radiculitis, spinal stenosis and many others. 

The Department of Spine Surgery at Wooridul Hospital under the direction of M.D., Ph.D. Hojin, Kim, has state-of-the-art high-tech digital equipment for both diagnosis and treatment, such as MRI, CT, O-arm, C-arm, navigation system for minimally invasive spinal surgery. Therefore, patients can be sure to receive the most accurate diagnosis and an optimal treatment. The medical team of the Department of Spine Surgery at Wooridul Hospital consists of the best, highly qualified specialists with a long experience.

The service range of the Department of Spine Surgery at Wooridul Hospital under the direction of M.D., Ph.D. Hojin, Kim includes the following treatments:

  • Laser spine surgery
  • CT-guided laser spine surgery
  • Endoscopic spine surgery 
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Kyphoplasty 
  • Correction of spine deformities
  • Soft stabilization with ligamentoplasty

Another focus of the Department is joint replacement. Wooridul Hospital uses bio-compatible artificial joints, which are very similar to the natural ones and thus ensure free movements. The Department under the direction of M.D., Ph.D. Hojin, Kim offer knee, shoulder, ankle and hip replacements.    

The Department at Wooridul Hospital under the direction of M.D., Ph.D. Hojin, Kim offers the following treatment methods in the field of joint replacement:

Knee joint

  • Computer-assisted navigation artificial knee joint surgery
  • Computer-assisted navigation partial knee replacement
  • Computer-assisted navigation high tibial osteotomy
  • Computer-assisted navigation cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery
  • Autologous chondrocyte transplantation

Shoulder joint

  • Arthroscopic shoulder ligament suture surgery
  • Arthroscopic adhesive capsulitis of shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic shoulder dislocation surgery
  • Shoulder joint replacement

Hip joint

  • Computer-assisted navigation hip replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopic hip joint surgery

Ankle joint

  • Ankle joint ligament reconstructive surgery
  • Arthroscopic ankle joint surgery
  • Ankle joint replacement
  • Hallax valgus Surgery

Non-surgical treatments

  • Ultrasound-guided Injection
  • Custom-made Kinesitherapy
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
  • Physiotherapy



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