Achievements and Awards

2019
  • Introduction of Korea's first artificial joint robotic surgery system 'Navio'

  • First successful artificial heart transplantation in Incheon

  • Acquired the 1st grade in the 3rd pneumonia treatment evaluation (3 times in a row)

  • Acquired the 1st certification by Korean Stroke Society as 'Primary Stroke Center'

2018
  • Acquired the 1st grade in quality ICU evaluation

  • Rated as #1 Emergency Medical Center by National Evaluation

2017
  • Reached 1,000 Cooperation Hospitals by Gil Referral Center

  • 1 Year Anniversary Symposium for A.I. Watson for Oncology Center

  • Designated as Excellent Hospital Serving Foreign Patients by Ministry of Health

  • Reached 400 Overseas Children for Free Heart Surgery

  • Opening of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy & Recurrent Cancer Clinic
    Introduction of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy HIPEC procedure

  • Successful Pilot Project with Peru for Cooperative Telemedicine Consultation, Especially for Area with
    Medical Vulnerability

  • Rated as #1 for Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by National Evaluation

2016
  • Opening of A.I. Cancer Center

  • Opening of Gachon Brain Valley

  • Awarded a contract for PET-MRI Commercialization & 11.7T MRI Magnet

  • Opening of Gachon Brain Health Center

2015
  • Introduction of Scopis navigation system for Otorhinolaryngology department

  • Established clinical research data warehouse (CRDW) for big data analysis platform

2014
  • Designated as R&D project institution for research-centered hospital development

  • Primary hospital for athletes village for 2014 Incheon Asian Games

  • Reached 100 performances of Endoscopic Retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

  • Introduction of Rapid arc, respiration synchronized

  • Opening of nationally designated regional trauma center

2013
  • Metropolitan Dementia Center, designated by Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare

  • Dental clinic center for the disabled, designated by Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare

  • Research-centered hospital, designated by government

  • No.1 grade in coronary artery bypass graft surgery evaluation, only one in Incheon

  • Reached 300 children for free heart surgery of children from developing countries

2012
  • Successful treatment for hypertension, by blocking kidney nerve

  • Designated as excellent hospital for treating liver cancer, stomach cancer, and colorectal cancer by National Health Insurance Assessment Service

  • Westcoast regional emergency medical center rated at the top for 10 consecutive years

  • Received No.1 grade in acute stroke and myocardial infarction intervention evaluation from National Health Insurance Assessment Service (only in Kyungin Region)

2011
  • Introduced Air Ambulance Helicopter service since September.

  • Gachon University newly launched after mergence of Kyungwon University and Gachon University School of Medicine.

  • Opened Pediatric Emergency Department.

  • Opened Cancer Center.

2010
  • Gachon Brain Health Center was accredited by JCI(not currently accredited).

2009
  • Introduced state-of-the-art radiation system for cancer therapy, Novalis TX, for the first in Korea

2008
  • Introduced the latest digital mammography system

  • Consecutively succeeded 25 cases of liver transplantation

2005
  • Introduced 64 slice MDCT which even allows imaging moving organs.

2004
  • Introduced and adapted a new therapy for spinal disorder (lumbar spinal stenosis, spinal instability)- Interspinous-U.

  • Succeeded the 1st artificial cervical disc replacement surgery in the Gyeong-In area.

  • Succeeded removal of renal calculus with a single operation by using angiography Korea’s first laparoscopic urinary surgery with minimal scarring.

2003
  • Exceeded 10,000 cases of echocardiography for adults on an annual basis Introduced and succeeded in replacement surgery of Prosthetic Disc Nucleus (PDN)

2002
  • Introduction of artificial disc replacement by the neurosurgery department

  • The latest cardiovascular operation cases completed at the Heart Center including Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) and directional coronary atherectomy, etc.

2001
  • The first Korea’s successful new and non-invasive surgery for urinary diseases including urinary stone, congenital ureter stenosis, etc.

  • Developed a surgery method drastically improved full recovery rates of women’s urinary incontinence

  • Newly developed a non-invasive surgery method for urinary stone, as the first in Korea

  • Introduced the genetic testing method to evaluate sudden infant death, for the first in Korea

2000
  • The first successful chondrocyte transplantation surgery in Incheon area(Dongincheon Gil Hospital)

  • Adapted the helmet aspiration system as the first in Korea (Dongincheon Gil Hospital)

  • Conducted “Fragile X-Syndrome Test” for the fetus, as the first in Korea

  • Established Korea’s first medical intranet at Gachon University of Medicine and Science

  • Succeeded in heart transplantation for the heart failure patient by transporting with a helicopter

1999
  • Korea’s first live monitor broadcast of the arthroscopic surgery

  • The first successful non-surgical occlusion for ventricular septal defects in Korea/ a successful painless cavity therapy by using laser.

  • Korea’s first live Internet broadcast of a minimally invasive surgery method Introduced the method of “Percutaneous Vertebroplasty”

  • Established the Korea’s first organ donation campaign office and jointly operated with ‘Korea Tissue Bank”

  • Performed a surgery of partial left ventriculectomy for the terminal patient suffering from chronic heart failure, for the first in Korea

  • Introduced and adopted the “Laser Cavity Therapy System”, for the first in Korea

1998
  • Developed metal guiding device for angulus mandibulae

1997
  • Korea’s first Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for a pediatric tachycardia patient

  • The first surgery of intractable epilepsy patient in Incheon area by Epilepsy Therapeutic Team Presented a minimally invasive surgery method for the first in Korea

  • Korea’s first simultaneous heart-lung transplant (on an 11-year-old girl)

  • Surgery for tetralogy of Fallot (a congenital combination of four specific heart abnormalities) on Korea’s oldest patient

1996
  • Korea’s first bloodless heart transplant

  • The first successful ventricular reconstruction surgery in Asia

  • Korea’s first bloodless heart transplant

  • Korea’s first successful myocardial surgery for the heart failure patient

1995
  • Started to provide the telemedicine system for cardiovascular angiography and intervention (hosted the international medicine symposium)

  • Established the Korea’s first remote medical service system (between Joongang Gil Hospital and Bakryong Gil Hospital)

1994
  • Korea’s first joint medical services combined with western and oriental medicine

  • Korea’s first introduction of “NaYag Laser” system for the dental clinic

  • Korea’s first successful coronary atherectomy and laser angioplasty

  • Succeeded in the brain transplantation of the embryo for the Parkinson disease patient

1993
  • Korea’s first successful non-surgical coronary transluminal angioplasty

1992
  • The first successful in-vitro fertilization in Incheon area

1991
  • Korea’s first successful rotablator atherctomy and anterograde atherectomy

1990
  • The first successful open heart surgery in Incheon

1988
  • The first successful microsurgery in Incheon area