Other Medical Procedures in Korea

CT scans and IVF treatments are two other medical procedures in Korea that have nothing to do with cosmetic changes to your appearance, like some other treatments that are offered. Instead, they are treatments that are considered to be essential at times. A third other procedure you may be considering is getting a hair transplant.

CT scans are valid treatments for anyone, especially if they’ve experienced some sort of injury or accident.

 IVF treatments, on the other hand, are common treatments for women wanting to have a child but cannot due to fertility issues. There are dozens of other treatments as well when it comes to clinics in Korea. 

There are two main types of hair transplants in Korea that you can choose from. We have a guide ready to go for you to learn more about them.

If you need a medical procedure done, but have questions and need somewhere to start, be sure to read up on our guides to the procedures offered in a Korean clinic.

Other Medical Procedures in Korea

Though it is commonly known as IVF, that is actually an abbreviation for a treatment called “In Vitro Fertilization”. This procedure involves physically combining sperm and eggs to create a fertilized egg, which is then implanted in the uterus. There are other options for artificial fertilization, but IVF is by far one of the most popular and effective.

Suitable patients for IVF treatment include women with blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, ovulation disorders, ovarian failure & other disorders. As for men, possible disorders that could cause them and their partner to turn to IVF treatment include decreased sperm count, decreased sperm motility, genetic disorders causing infertility, and more.

IVF is a pretty simple procedure and process, but of course there exists a risk of negative side effects after the treatment. These can include vaginal bleeding, blood in the urine, pelvis pain, fever, headaches, hot flashes, mood swings, and more. Obviously, you should consult with a doctor if any of these apply to you. In many cases, side effects are normal and expected.

Though IVF is popular and held in high-esteem, it isn’t always effective. It is most successful for women under 35, for whom it is 42% effective. As women age, the chance that IVF will be effective becomes less.

As with IVF, CT is actually an abbreviation for the real name of the procedure. CT stands for “computerized tomography”. CT scans are commonly used to diagnose and identify problems inside the body. They are similar to X-Rays, but just far more advanced which allows doctors to get multiple views of the body and construct them into a single view that can help diagnose problems in the bones, organs, arteries, and more.

Since traditional X-Ray scans have their limits, CT scans have become a very important tool for doctors and an integral part of the increased quality of medical care for patients. A CT scan can help diagnose and identify cancer, tumors, bone fractures, blood clots, and internal injuries. Many of these injuries occur in those who have had a traumatic accident and need immediate medical care, which is why CT scans are pretty much standard procedure after those types of events.

Many people become scared when they discover that CT scans utilize radiation because of the negative effects associated with human exposure to radiation. However, the amount of radiation that you are exposed to from a CT scan is not anything to worry about and shouldn’t be a concern or threat to your long-term or short-term health.

In Korea, there are two common options when it comes to hair transplant procedures. The first is Follicular Unit Transplant, while the second is Follicular Unit Extraction. Each of them have their differences and we’ll apply to certain clients, so you’ll want to make sure you discuss your best option with a qualified professional.

Read our full guide on Korean hair transplants so that you are familiar with the details of the options and understand how to choose the right Korean clinic for you.

Korean clinics offer a wide variety of treatments both aimed at cosmetic changes and medical problems. This wide range of treatment options enable Korean clinics to serve millions of people each year and custom tailor treatment plans to fit the individual.

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