19thAsia Pacific Diabetes Conference
Kyung Yul Hur
Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, South Korea
Dr. Kyung Yul Hur, is a Professor and Chief of General Surgery at Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
He adopted laparoscopic TEP hernia repair procedure in year 2003, and bypass surgery in Korea in September 2009, which was the first metabolic surgery performed in Korea. Presently He is a pioneer of laparoscopic surgery society in Korea.
Concerning to the bariatric and metabolic surgery, Dr. Hur has a different basic concept compare to another surgeon in Korea. He considers that the surgery is merely a beginning of the treatment for type 2 DM thus the procedure should remain simple, safe and reversible. Recently, Dr. Hur invented a new modified procedure aiming better quality of life for patients with comparable to antidiabetic effectiveness of previous surgical procedure.