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Gangnam Severance Hospital is the leader of thyroid and internal medicine field in Korea. It opened Thyroid Cancer Center to offer multi-treatments, nuclear medicine therapy, and the comprehensive treatments (for early, advanced, and refractory cancer). It employs the world best medical professionals and offers outpatient cares everyday. Additionally, all tests are conducted on a same day basis (one-stop service) and it tries to minimize surgery waiting time. It develops new systems for the smooth radioactive iodine therapy and effective tracking system after surgeries. To offer patients the best environment for recovery, it orients integrated treatments from diagnosis to postoperative management. The center is the pioneer of head-endocrine surgery and thyroid field in Korea. Prof. Jung Soo Park, the world best surgeon, prof. Hang Suk Jang, the famous surgeon of advanced-refractory thyroid cancer, and other excellent professionals offer the best treatments. There is the specialized team which was made by Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Pathology, and Radiology. The team offers the comprehensive treatments to patients. All professionals in this team attend regular conferences to make plans for treatments. The hospital performs thyroid cancer surgeries more than 2 thousands times a year and the number is growing. Moreover, it achieved more than 90% of long-term survival, showed the highest level of performance in the world. For early thyroid cancer, it performs minimal invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery so cosmetic satisfaction also showed high. The center performs the most surgeries nationally and internationally for early cancer or general thyroid cancer which are determined as advanced, recurrence, or metastasis from local hospitals. Treatment success rate also showed really high, so the center became a popular center in the globe. For the smooth treatment after surgery, 6 radioactive iodine therapy rooms are operated (the most in Korea). For the postoperative management, multi-cooperation systems from various divisions are offered for the best medical management services. Furthermore, there are thyroid-specialized coordinators and nurses who offer consistent educations and counseling services of outpatient, inpatient cares, surgeries, radioactive iodine therapies, retrospective treatments, and post managements.