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Wooridul Spine Hospital, external view
Wooridul Spine Hospital
Since its establishment in 1982, Wooridul Spine Hospital (WSH) has emerged as one of the world’s leading spine-specialized treatment facilities. With more than 1,200 neurospine specialists and other professionals, its staff provides services ranging from neurospinal, spinal thoracic, and anterior spine surgery to spinal medicine, orthopedics, and rehabilitation. Wooridul follows a philosophy of minimally invasive surgery (MIST), striving for the least possible destruction of healthy tissue, and also endeavors to provide treatment without surgery whenever possible.

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Will My Health Insurance Cover My Overseas Medical Expenses?

As of this writing, probably not. While the largest US employers and healthcare insurers—not to mention our ever-vocal politicians—struggle with new models of coverage, most plans do not yet cover the costs of obtaining treatment abroad. Yet, with healthcare costs threatening to literally bust the economy, pressures for change are mounting. Recognizing that globalization of healthcare is now a reality—and that the US is falling behind—insurers, employers, and hospitals are now aggressively beginning to form partnerships with payers and providers abroad. You may want to check with your insurer for the latest on your coverage abroad.

—Excerpted from Patients Beyond Borders World Edition