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Obesity and Metabolic Health Center
Obesity and Metabolic Health Center at Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital provides comprehensive treatment for obesity and weight management.
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Obesity is a chronic metabolic disease. It is characterized by an excessive accumulation of fat, and is classified as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or above in the Asian population, or 30 or above in the Western populations.

Obesity is associated with diabetes, fatty liver, hyperlipidemia, and increases the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. In particular, obesity increases the risk of 13 types of cancers, including breast, colorectum, pancreas, ovary, and liver cancer. Additionally, weight gain can be exacerbated through negative social and psychological experiences such as prejudice and discrimination caused by obesity.

At the Obesity and Metabolic Health Center of Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, we offer individualized and tailored treatments to solve obesity. We set up an evaluation and treatment plan for obesity through specialized medical care for obesity. We provide education on nutrition, dietary habits, exercise/physical activity, and when necessary, we treat obesity through medication and surgical treatment.

First-time visitors will check their obesity status and characteristics through height/weight, InBody®, and abdominal fat CT scan.

For medical management, we use obesity treatment drugs that have been approved for the purpose of weight loss and have proven safety.

Surgery can be covered by insurance for patients with severe obesity, and after consultation with a surgical specialist, you can receive surgery and post-operative care.



Director of Obesity and Metabolic Health Center,
Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital
Dr. Soo Young Kim


Medical Practitioners
Kim Soo young Family Medicine
Specialty
Evidence base medicine, systematic review, vaccination
Dr. Wonyoung Jung Family Medicine
Specialty
Obesity, chronic disease, smoking cessation, vaccination, chronic fatigue, geriatrics, management after cancer treatment
* Obesity Metabolism Center treatment: Mon afternoon, Wed/Fri morning
* English outpatient services provided.
Choi Won hyuk Surgery
Specialty
Stomach cancer(laparoscopic surgery), bariatric surgery(diabetes surgery), gastroesophageal reflux surgery
Lee Sang bae Endocrinology and Metabolism
Specialty
Diabetes, thyroid, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis
Yoo Sujin rehabilitation
Specialty
Stroke Rehabilitation, Dysphagia (Swallowing Difficulty), Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Pain Rehabilitation
Cho Young-tak Psychiatry
Specialty
Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Depression), Psychosis (Schizophrenia), Insomnia, Alcohol Addiction, Dementia, Memory Impairment

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[Week] Schedule (2024-02-26 ~ 2024-03-02)
Contact : 1588 - 4100
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