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Introduction

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Department of Urology

Department of Urology

In the trend of modern aging society, the areas of prostate disease, urologic oncology, voiding dysfunction and female urological disease come to the front. These diseases need to be focused on keeping up and recovering functions of patients upon an operation in relation to the quality of life as well as the importance of medical therapy itself. The Department of Urology, on the edges of advanced medical technology that is constantly changing day by day, exerts all out efforts to provide best medical services while considering accurate diagnosis and therapy and quality of life upon completion of medical therapy; using various minimally invasive surgeries, up-to-dated operating methods and advanced operating technology of using robots.

 

Major Clinical Results

  • From the research center evaluation of Yonsei University in 2005, the Urological Science Institute was selected as the “Best Institute.”
  • By developing the Video-Assisted Mini-laparotomy Surgery (VAMS) first in Korea under a mutual cooperation with Thompson USA, the Department of Urology has manufactured and localized dedicated medical instruments; at the same time, it has developed the operating technology of mini-laparotomy surgery and supplied it to other countries.
  • Introducing the Da Vinci System an advanced operation robot first in Korea
  • Performing the Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy first in Korea

Fellowship Programs in Urology at Severance Hospital

Program Highlights

The one-year program integrates clinical and research work in all of the subspecialties offered, viz., Urological oncology, Endourology, Pediatric urology, and Neuro-urology. The fellowship is structured as per the interests of the applicant and the content determined by his prior experience in urology. It is also possible to enroll in two specialties, (a 6-month program in Pediatric urology plus a 6-month program in Neuro-urology). Training focuses on advanced procedures including RIRS, PCNL, VAMS, Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery. Our training program (http://www.endourology.org/positions/yonsei-university-college-of-medicine-department-of-urology/) is certified by the Endourological Society. Through this program, participants are familiarized with different techniques and proper use of instruments in minimally invasive surgery. In addition to clinical work, our fellows are expected to actively participate in research. The robust clinical experience our program offers gives participants access to abundant prospectively maintained databases that facilitate data gathering and paper presentation. Additionally, fellows attend regular weekly conferences discussing optimal management of cases with direct involvement and interaction across different specialties. This program offers an opportunity to understand and use state-of-the-art techniques and engage in extensive research. Ours being a high-volume healthcare facility, fellows get exposure to a wide variety of complex urological cases with direct access to multiple research resources.


Clinical Research Program Highlights

Fellows are expected to participate in clinical research. Our department, as a high-volume center, provides a huge body of clinical experience. The robust clinical experience our program provides, gives participants access to a wealth of prospectively maintained databases to facilitate data collection and paper presentation—an environment that undoubtedly is a great opportunity for fellows.


Further information about Fellowship Programs in Urology at Severance Hospital

Summary of Fellowship Program Particulars of Fellowship Program

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