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Cancer Center
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Cardiovascular Center

Cardiovascular Center of KMUH has an average of 1400 cardiac catheterization procedures per year. Providing high-quality critical care is one of our important missions. Therefore, for patients with acute myocardial infarction, we offer 24-hour emergency angioplasty services. More about our Cardiovascular Center and its Featured Items

Health Examination Center

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NeuroMedical Center

Established in August 2001, the mission of our NeuroMedical Center is to foster and deliver excellence in diagnosis,......(more)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

The department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, with a strong belief to pursue the most advanced medical technology and a dedication to providing patients with safe and reliable medical care, offers a full spectrum of women’s health services. Check out more information about Reproductive Medicine.  


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In order to improve the quality and efficiency of medical care, the department of orthopedics is divided into three sections, acult pediatric & spinal orthopedics. Our surgical team is capable to perform many international standard operations involving all orthopedic fields, such as instrumental correction of spinal deformities, total microsurgery including digital and major limb replacement, ligament reconstruction and arthroplasty, bone lengthening and all kinds of fractures management. 
Check out Featured Items of our orthopedic surgery.  

Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery

Consisting of 6 sub-specialties, our Department of Plastic Surgery includes general plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery center, hand and microsurgery, burn center, aesthetic center and hyperbaric oxgen therapy center. In average, over 3500 cases are performed in each year and the department has been certified by Symbol of National Quality (SNQ) for several times. Check out Featured Items and more about Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery.  

Intraoperative neuro-monitoring(IONM) standard procedure in thyroid surgery

International Thyroid Surgery Center (ITSC), KMUH, Taiwan

     Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital(KMUH) has launched an innovative, evolutionary real time intraoperative neuro-monitoring (real-time IONM) system and an international standard procedure for IONM (2008) used in thyroid surgery, which has been adopted in the international guideline. This updated system can protect the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) in a more precise, safe and convenient way during thyroid surgery, and has received accreditation of Symbol of National Quality (SNQ) of Taiwan in 2011. Post-thyroidectomy risk of vocal cord palsy that causes hoarseness of voice and choking can be avoided. KMUH is the very first and leading hospital in Asia to apply IONM system since 2005.

      The International Thyroid Surgery Center (ITSC) of KMUH was established in 2017 to provide regular training courses for surgeons, nurses and related medical personnel who are taking care of patients with thyroid diseases, and to provide full scale domestic/ international thyroid surgery services. Professor Feng-Yu Chiang and associate professor Che-Wei Wu, directors of the ITSC, are renowned international scholars in neuro-monitoring. They have published more than 50 clinical and basic research articles in international SCI journals as well as three teaching DVDs (2006-2008). Dr. Chiang and Dr. Wu are board members (7 as total) of the International Neural Monitoring Study Group (INMSG), and are frequently invited to give speeches and training courses worldwide, helping other hospitals to established neuro-monitering training centers in China, South Korea and Japan.

Services and Advantages:

Intraoperative neuro-monitoring (IONM)

a. To avoid post-thyroidectomy risk of vocal cord palsy that causes hoarseness of voice and choking of foods

    The ITSC team consisted of 5 head and neck/thyroid surgeons, two endocrinologists, two anesthesiologists, four nurse specialists and one speech-            language pathologist. Since 2005, using the up-to-date real-time and standardized IONM procedure during thyroid surgery, our team has provided a            refined thyroid surgery protocol to ensure high quality services for patients who undergo thyroid surgery.

b. Training courses for intraoperative neuro-monitoring

    The ITSC also provides regular training courses for better competency of domestic and international surgeons who involved in treating benign or                  malignant thyroid diseases. Up to 2017, more than 100 surgeons attended the training course (lectures and seminar, laboratory studies and operating        room practice).

*International patients are advised to use our website for further contact and help for access to the services of our ITSC team.

  • Indication
  • 1. Benign thyroid tumor/Goiter
  • 2. Thyroid cancer
  • 3. Hyperthyroidism
  • 4. Thyroiditis
  • 5. Parathyroid diseases
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