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General Information and response from Dr Donghoon Lee from Severance Hospital,  Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Contact them for specific information and latest updates.
Note: Previous Thread Linked Here http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=145.18


Methods of Leg Lengthening
1. Only using an external fixator
2. Hybrid Techniques (LON, LATN, LOP)
3. Intramedullary Lengthening Devices

Lengthening Over Nail (LON)
- Minimum invasive, minimum scar, correct curvature legs simultaneously
- Established surgical method to minimize x-shaped leg occur
- Product - Internal Fixation; ETN®(Synthes, USA), ASLS®(Synthes, USA)
- External Fixator; Ortho SUV®(Russia), Hexapod®(Germany)

Lengthening And Then Nailing (LATN)
- Rehabilitation period shorten over six weeks compared to LON, possible to return back to everyday life quickly, abundant bone regeneration formation 
- First time in Korea, successful LATN method
- Possess the nation’s largest number of cases
- Product - Internal Fixation; ETN®(Synthes, USA), ASLS®(Synthes, USA))
- External fixator device; Ortho SUV®(Russia), Hexapod®(Germany)
- Computer-assisted external fixator device (Ortho SUV®, Hexapod®)   
       
Intramedullary Lengthening Devices(PRECICE®- Ellipse, USA)
- Least scars and pain surgical method, lengthening using only the internal fixator without the external fixator
- Possess the nation’s largest number of cases
       
** Worry-free bone regeneration
- lengthening surgery using combined bone marrow concentration (BMAC) & platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy which enhances bone regeneration, first established in the world

Recovery
To minimize various complications resulting from limb lengthening, it is recommended that lengthening is performed under 20% of the original bone length, and by an experienced surgeon. 

Since the femur is longer than the tibia, generally speaking it is possible to lengthen more when lengthening the femur. However, since the muscles surrounding the femur are very strong, too much lengthening could lead to joint contracture in the hip joint or knee joint, so caution must be taken.

In terms of scars, in the case of the femur, scars near the outer buttocks can be concealed with underwear and all scars (1 cm size) form on the outer thigh, so they cannot be seen from the front or back. They cannot be seen at all if shorts or pants longer than knee length are worn. In the case of the tibia, since scars form on the knee and calf, there is more exposure.

However, over the course of time, these scars fade away, and especially for those with much leg hair, they are not a big problem. In the consideration of scars, the use of internal lengthening nails (like PRECICE) is recommended over external fixators (LON/LATN).

Limb lengthening is a process that involves not only the bone but also the soft tissue surrounding the bone. Especially when muscle is lengthened, even after recovery, sports ability (especially when playing vigorous sports) might not return 100%. The more the bone is lengthened, the more probability sports ability will not fully recover.

According to Park's report (Park HW et al, JBJS, 2008), 25% of the people who lengthen the tibia (6cm in average) was found to have some difficulties in persuing vigorous activity.

If both Tibia and Femur are lengthened sequentially, the maximum to be 10cm in total. But, one more important thing is to consider body ratio. So, I recommend to decide the target considering the safety, recovery of sports activity and body ratio.

My patients need a consultation with me before surgery.

If you have kept up with the exercises (Biking, squats, lunges, water walking, and swimming) for strengthen the front thigh muscle (quadriceps femoris), this will give great help to do the rehabilitation after the surgery. In addition to the thigh muscle exercises, upper-body muscle exercise and stretching exercises as a whole will also help.

Cost (Price valid through 2015)

! All the payments are charged by Korean money unit (Won) or USD.
! You should pay 80% of cost before administration via wire transfer or credit card (VISA, MASTER CARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS) when you go through the administration process.
!This is rough price for bilateral leg lengthening surgery. It can be different for different situations.

What is covered in the cost of surgery?
1) 7 days of hospitalization for each stage surgery (Except LON 2nd, 3rd, and PRECICE 2nd surgery. Those surgery fees include only 3 days of hospitalization. You don’t need to stay in the hospital longer than that). There is a surcharge for patients staying longer than this.
2) Surgery fees.
3) All implants that is necessary for the surgery.
4) All x-rays and radiology fees during hospital stay.
5) Medications and pharmaceuticals during hospital stay.
6) Wheelchair, walker and bedside commode as needed for post surgery during hospital stay.
7) Wireless Internet.

What is not covered?
1) Fees for care worker
2) Fees for stem-cell therapy; cost \5,000,000.; It will be decided when you have consultation with Dr. Lee. It’s not mandatory.
3) Fees for out-patient clinic; cost around \100,000 ($95) ~ \200,000 ($190) for the first consultation including X-ray fee. - may be some variations according to the prescription; If you choose minimal hospital stay in LON or LATN, you should visit out-patient clinic every two weeks during lengthening periods. In case of PRECICE, you should visit out-patient clinic once a week. Lengthening periods takes about 2months - varies according to the length, the type of surgery (LON/LATN/PRECICE) and individuals.

Hospital Charge When Staying Longer Than 7 Days

* Normally Severance hospital does not provide 6 person shared room for international patients. This is special offer for leg lengthening patient.
(Hotel site: http://en.ever8.co.kr/)

Accommodation
Since the hospital fee is expensive, we can introduce long stay hotel near hospital. It costs \100,000 per day (around $100) when using Deluxe room and breakfast is not included. The price for breakfast is \11,000 ($10). This price is for Severance Hospital patient staying more than 30 days. So the price on the hotel website is not the price for our patients. 
(Hotel site: http://en.ever8.co.kr/)

Total cost
This is the total cost of each surgery for 90 days of hospitalization including 1st and 2nd surgery. (This is approximate price)


Contact
Website: http://www.drdonghoon.com/ & http://www.bowlegsknockkneesleglengthening.org/
∗ Sinchon Severance Hospital Address : Severance Hospital 250 Seongsanno (134 Sinchon-dong), Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea (Zip Code: 120-749)
∗ Sinchon Severance Hospital Central Resevation Number : (+82) 1599-1004
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Surgery performed by Dr Mangal Parihar at Mangal Anand Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction. http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=634.0
Pre-surgery height:  164 cm (Surgery on 6/25/2014)
Post-surgery height: 170 cm (Frames removed 6/29/2015)

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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Severance Hospital 2015 Update
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 12:56:37 AM »

Dr. Dong Hoon Lee has a pleasant personality, and seems sincere and honest in his approach, but now that he has moved to Severance he is known to spend the bare minimum of time with his patients.

The issue is that Dr. Lee's medical negligence cost us AN ADDITIONAL almost $10,000 (U.S.) in having to return to Korea, with re-admission to Severance Hospital, for a tissue release surgery, which he should have done while under his care for the first LL surgery.

Dr. Lee always boasts of having studied under eminent LL authority, Dr. Dror Paley, who performs the tissue release surgery as a matter of course, for his LL patients.

Dr. Lee was medically negligent in not having completed proper LL medical treatment, which necessitated a return trip to Korea, with its attendant costs and loss of time.

FOR THOSE POTENTIAL LL PATIENTS, IF YOU DON'T WANT HAVING TO RETURN TO KOREA FOR FOLLOW-UP MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT DR. LEE NEGLIGENTLY FAILED TO PERFORM THE FIRST TIME, YOU MIGHT STEER CLEAR OF DR. DONG HOON LEE.

Moreover, instead of facing up to his negligence, he continues to ignore all of my correspondence.

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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Severance Hospital 2015 Update
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2015, 05:46:22 PM »

im thinking to visit dr lee for my LL ,what do you suggest ?
thanks
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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Severance Hospital 2015 Update
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 08:59:45 AM »

This is not good price!
Donghoon is doctor or business man?
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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Severance Hospital 2015 Update
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2015, 09:12:34 AM »

i am thinking him too, since it is only an hour plane from my province.   what do you people think?
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Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Severance Hospital 2016 Price Update
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 09:38:41 PM »







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2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 05:58:56 PM »









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Re: 2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 06:10:38 PM »

Website: http://www.drdonghoon.com/index.php/home#googtrans(ko|en)


Dr. Donghoon- Sample Video of Patient Walking/Running/Jumping After Surgery:




Dr. Donghoon's Youtube Channel Has Hundreds Of Video's... Youtube Search "Donghoon Lee Surgery"
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Re: 2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 03:18:32 PM »

Is this for precise 2?
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Re: 2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2017, 06:11:26 PM »

This guy is crazy if he thinks someone will choose him instead of Paley, their prices are amost the same.
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Re: 2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2017, 06:21:12 PM »





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Re: 2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2017, 06:44:55 PM »

Am I missing something, how are his prices close to Paley if his price includes accommodation etc for full lenghthening period. Maybe I am not reading quote properly?
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Re: 2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2017, 06:48:59 PM »

Am I missing something, how are his prices close to Paley if his price includes accommodation etc for full lenghthening period. Maybe I am not reading quote properly?

Ye you are right, paley charges 80k usd but only with PT included.

Rooms look beautiful btw.
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Re: 2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2017, 04:04:36 PM »

Paley charges 90k for femurs and 100k for tibias with only PT included.

This is why I voted for Donghoon as my top choice. For 75k you get everything included and done for you in a first world country. The guestrooms look awesome. They take you to and from physical therapy everyday. They even pick you up and drop you off at the airport. Your 3 meals a day are prepared and brought to your room for you. Basically you just sit around and do some work on your computer or watch movies or play games on the free wifi when you are not stretching. Seems like a good deal.
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Re: 2017 Price Update- Dr. Donghoon
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2017, 11:16:31 PM »

A little expensive but seems reasonable and you have peace of mind that everything is covered.
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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Severance Hospital 2015 Update
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2017, 02:37:06 PM »

hello everyone, I just join couple days ago. I already ask Dr. Dong Hoon couple weeks ago but the price is different, ya? Not everything will be covered.

Internal Lengthening Technique
(PRECICE2)   70,000,000 KRW
-   Surgery fee
-   Hospital stay in single room (5 nights)
-   Medications
-   Treatment
-   Meals (during hospitalization)
220,000 KRW
-   1 time fee of Doctor’s office visit(including consultation and x-ray fee)
-   Need to visit once every two weeks during lengthening period
-   Not necessary if you stay in hospital
2,500,000 KRW (Deposit: 5,000,000 KRW)
-   ERC(External Remote Controller for Lengthening) rental fee
-   Not necessary if you stay in hospital
100,000 KRW
-   50 mins of Personal Physical Therapy
-   It is provide free of charge at this moment (promotion).   

LON   40,000,000 KRW
-   Surgery fee (1st& 2nd surgery)
-   Hospital stay in single room
(5 nights for 1st surgery and 2 nights for 2nd surgery)
-   Medications
-   Treatment
-   Meals (during hospitalization, Western style)
220,000 KRW
-   1 time fee of Doctor’s office visit(including consultation and x-ray fee)
-   Need to visit once every two weeks during lengthening period
-   Not necessary if you stay in hospital
100,000 KRW
-   50 mins of Personal Physical Therapy
-   It is provide free of charge at this moment (promotion).   

* Extra charge for Accommodation in Hospital
The extra charge for accommodation price in the hospital (per day) as below
-   5 people in 1 room, Korean style meals: 300,000 KRW
-   5 people in 1 room, Western style meals: 380,000 KRW

-   2 people in 1 room: +150,000 KRW
-   Single Room: + 250,000 KRW

** Severance hospital doesn’t provide total package price. Since we charge fee on each medical treatment, the whole cost can be varied. It can be different with the cost mentioned in the above, but not much different.
** Korean government impose 10% surtax on cosmetic lengthening surgery (stature lengthening; leg length discrepancy is not included). 10% surtax is not included in the above cost. You need to prepare 10% surtax and it is refunded when you leave Korea.
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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) 2018 Price Update
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 06:40:50 PM »



Conversion to U.S. Dollar: 10-January-2018

PRECICE 90 Days:
4 Person Shared Room: $68,700
Standard Single Room: $76,200
Prestige Room: $100,150

LON 120 Days:
4 Person Shared: $43,800
Standard Room: $54,100
Prestige Room: $87,000

Note: As detailed above, this is an all inclusive package price.
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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) 2018 Price Update
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 06:44:42 PM »

Below link to the most extensive library of patient limb lengthening recovery videos and before and after photos available anywhere on the internet.

http://www.drdonghoon.com/index.php/casemovie
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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) 2018 Update
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2018, 02:43:58 PM »

People messaged me to say that the previous link is not pulling up any videos. The link works fine on laptops or desktops, but for mobile phones or tablets it does not work. For some reason Dr. Donghoon Lee's website does not seem to offer the videos on a mobile phone or tablet.

If you are on a mobile phone or tablet use the below link to view the before and after photos on his website. To view the videos continue to use the previous link on a laptop or desktop or you can view all of his videos on your mobile phone or tablet on his YouTube channel. Search "Donghoon Lee" on YouTube, he is the first result with a picture of him performing surgery.

http://www.drdonghoon.com/index.php/case


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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Severance Hospital 2015 Update
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2018, 04:16:49 PM »

This guy must be kidding,with that ammount of money you go with Rozbruch
Don't see any reason to choose him,considering also that he is in South Korea
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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 06:28:14 PM »

This guy must be kidding,with that amount of money you go with Rozbruch
Don't see any reason to choose him

Your statement is true if you are comparing someone who has a U.S. health insurance policy that is accepted by HSS, which will significantly reduce the expense for surgery with Dr. Rozbruch. However, if someone doesn't have a U.S. health insurance policy that is accepted by HSS, then Dr. Rozbruch becomes more expensive than Dr. Paley.

Dr. Donghoon Lee's price is an all inclusive package with meals, accommodation, physical therapy, etc.., factor in those additional expenses if you stay for 90-120 days near Dr. Rozbruch or Dr. Paley and suddenly Dr. Donghoon Lee becomes about half the price in comparison.

The real comparison for Dr. Donghoon Lee's pricing is Dr. Birkholtz, Dr. Parihar, and Dr. Giotikas. All four doctors offer PRECICE, i'm quite certain they will all eventually offer STRYDE as well. When you factor in the additional expenses outside of surgery for all four doctors, then Dr. Donghoon Lee is competitive with his package pricing, not cheaper, but competitive.
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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) Severance Hospital 2015 Update
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2018, 01:13:38 AM »

How long does it take to recover?
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2018, 01:17:59 AM »

How much is the synoste price?
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Re: Dr Donghoon Lee (Seoul, South Korea) 2018 Price Update
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2018, 04:50:13 PM »

Note: The 90-120 day package prices I posted above for PRECICE & LON do not take effect until May of this year. Dr. Donghoon Lee will be transferring to a new more affordable facility, where he will be able to lower his prices and pass along those savings onto his patients.
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 03:33:47 PM »

my friend,seems you get the message. I also find out that the amazing Precise III is launching soon,someone has notice on other blog that it will be released few months later.  it could be that the Precise III is available in May by Dr.Lee AND IT CAN TAKE A LOWER PRICE!
I WOULD DEFINITELY GO WITH THA THAHA
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« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2018, 02:40:24 PM »

Does anyone please have an e-mail address for Dr Donghoon Lee?
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« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2018, 09:03:31 PM »

Does anyone please have an e-mail address for Dr Donghoon Lee?

Not very obvious is it? Found it here, there are two:
assistdong@naver.com
orthopaedee@naver.com
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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2018, 01:22:30 AM »

I could find the new clinic price only in Japanese.
Dr Donghoon told me that in Korea, the STRYDE, new version of precise, will not be released this year, could be in the next year.
anyway, his clinic will be the first in the Asia to have the STRYDE.
If you do a surgery this year at his new clinic, the prices is discounted.
His clinic even has a swimming pool for the better rehabilitation, I heard.

The columns show, 90 days, 120 days packages of Precise 2.3, and 120 days package of LON.
the first row with the lowest price is without accommodation and meals.
the second is with accommodation of group of 4 people and meals.
the third is a single room and meals.
the forth is a VIP room and meals.
the lowered prices are only applied this year.


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« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2018, 07:01:54 AM »

Thank you android and Chibi,

I did try the assistdong email without success. Will now try the other one. Dilemma now is do I do it this year, or wait next year when STRYDE comes out?
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« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2018, 08:02:03 AM »

Thank you android and Chibi,

I did try the assistdong email without success. Will now try the other one. Dilemma now is do I do it this year, or wait next year when STRYDE comes out?

Not sure when you emailed, but it is the weekend over there. In cases like this I recommend sending emails to both at once and wait for someone to respond.

As for Stryde, it depends on what you can afford since it costs $5k extra.
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« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2018, 09:08:06 AM »

Not sure when you emailed, but it is the weekend over there. In cases like this I recommend sending emails to both at once and wait for someone to respond.

As for Stryde, it depends on what you can afford since it costs $5k extra.

I emailed a couple of days ago.  I will wait till Tuesday and try emailing again. Although the cost of LL will take a significant amount of my savings I would rather try to find the 5 or 10 thousand extra if Dr Donghoon thinks that I will be able to leave a few weeks sooner because of the weight bearing.  Also, from what I’ve read on the forums, being able to be mobile during distraction phase, will hopefully contribute to a more successful healing and I’m hoping with the STRYDE that will be so.  It would be really nice to have a diary from a brand new Paley patient.....he’ll maybe I’ll try to find the 50grand extra to do that.....lol   ::)
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