La Clinique de l'Infirmerie Protestante

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Overview

Overview

La Clinique de l'Infirmerie Protestante was founded in 1844 and has over 30 medical specialties, including departments in cardiovascular surgery, visceral surgery, oncology, orthopedic surgery, ENT, and urological surgery. The hospital made many notable advancements in 2015, including introducing robotic-assisted surgery, and opening a dedicated thoracic pain unit.

The hospital has been certified by the National Health Authority (HAS), an independent authority which assesses the quality of care provided at French hospitals. Furthermore, the hospital has free WiFi, accepts dietary requests and has disability access rooms. There is air conditioning throughout and visitors have the option to stay in VIP private rooms.

Location

La Clinique de l'Infirmerie Protestante is located in Lyon, 28 km from the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, and just 1 hour away from several ski resorts. The clinic can be reached via public transport (bus or metro) or taxi. The hospital is located in the historic St. Jean neighborhood, which is one of the largest neighborhoods of medieval Europe dating back to the 15th century.

The city of Lyon is France’s second largest and has over 2,000 years of history. It is famous for its cuisine and its architecture, a mixture of the historic and the modern avant-garde. It has also been voted "Best European Destination for the Weekend" at the World Travel Awards.

Lyon features numerous museums including the Gallo-Roman Museum, the Museum of Resistance and Deportation, the Museum of Fine Arts (MBA), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), and the latest Confluence Museum. The hotel is also in close proximity to the Croix Rousse, a picturesque, popular and lively district and the historical center of the silk industry.

Lyon is often named the gastronomical capital of the world, with traditional eateries called "bouchons" - a type of cosy restaurant that serve delicious Lyonnaise food. In addition to the lively bouchons, which serve a lot of meaty dishes and local wines, the city is also home to numerous Michelin starred restaurants.

Accreditations

Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS)

Languages spoken

English

Services

Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Mobility accessible rooms
Procedures

Procedures

224 procedures across 26 specialties

>Bariatric Surgery

(4 procedures)

Bariatric Surgery Consultation

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Gastric Balloon Treatment

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  • Gastric ballon treatment involves inserting a deflated ballon into the stomach and then inflating it, in order to help lose weight. The balloon serves the purpose of limiting food intake by taking up space in the stomach and thus creating a sense of fullness after eating small amounts of food.

  • 1 - 5 days

    Patients may experience some pain, nausea or discomfort in the first days after insertion, therefore may need to rest before traveling.

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

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  • Gastric bypass surgery is performed to help patients to lose weight by reducing the size of the stomach. The surgery is performed to help patients with weight-loss after non-surgical methods such as change of diet and regular exercise, have failed to produce results.

  • 2 weeks

    Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.

  • Learn more about Gastric Bypass Surgery

>Cardiology

(23 procedures)

Aortic Valve Repair

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

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Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) Treatment

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>Colorectal Medicine

(6 procedures)

Anal Fissure Treatment

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Anal Fistula Surgery

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Colectomy

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  • Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.

  • 3 weeks
  • Learn more about Colectomy

>Diagnostic Imaging

(8 procedures)

Chest X-Ray

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CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

  • 3 - 7 weeks

    Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.

  • Learn more about CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

Mammography

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  • A mammogram is an X-ray image of the breast that is taken to check for breast cancer.

  • weeks

    The amount of time needed will depend on how long the patient will need to wait for the results of the mammogram.

  • Learn more about Mammography

>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(15 procedures)

Ear, Nose and Throat Consultation

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Laryngoscopy

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Mastoidectomy

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>Endocrinology

(5 procedures)

Diabetes Consultation

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Hyperthyroidism Treatment

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment

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>Gastroenterology

(6 procedures)

Cholecystectomy

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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

  • Learn more about Cholecystectomy

Colonoscopy

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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

  • Learn more about Colonoscopy

Gastroenterology Consultation

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>General Surgery

(18 procedures)

Adrenalectomy

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  • Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.

  • Learn more about Adrenalectomy

Appendectomy

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  • An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.

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Breast Lumpectomy

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>Gynecology

(27 procedures)

Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.

  • 2 - 3 days

    It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.

  • Learn more about Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

Breast Biopsy

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Breast Exam

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>Infectious Diseases

(4 procedures)

Hepatitis C Treatment

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Hepatitis Consultation

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HIV Consultation

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>Oncology

(23 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.

  • weeks

    The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.

  • Learn more about Acute Leukemia Treatment

Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

  • Learn more about Breast Cancer Treatment

>Orthopedics

(25 procedures)

Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Ankle Arthroscopy

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Ankle Fracture Treatment

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(8 procedures)

Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

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Body Lift

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  • A body lift is a combination of surgical procedures designed to improve the overall appearance of the patient's body, by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin. A body lift also involves the removal of underlying excess fat and can treat cellulite.

    The procedure is most commonly performed on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight, or who have lost significant amounts of weight through diet and exercise, and are left with excess skin around the body.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Patients must check with their surgeon that they are fit enough to fly home, as well as taking necessary precautions against deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

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Liposuction

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  • Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove fat from beneath the skin. The procedure is performed with a narrow suction device. Some devices use ultrasound to help break down fat. Liposuction can be used to target a range of areas, including abdomen, hips, thighs, calves, arms, buttocks, back, neck, or face.

  • 1 weeks

    Liposuction can be a minor or major surgery depending on the area and amount of fat removed.

  • Learn more about Liposuction

>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

(4 procedures)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment

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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

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Pulmonology Consultation

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>Rheumatology

(5 procedures)

Lupus Erythematosus Treatment

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Consultation

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis through medication, therapy, or surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in the body. It mainly affects the joints in the hands and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Areas of the body may become deformed as a result of the condition, and this is commonly seen in the hands and feet.

  • weeks

    The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.

  • Learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

>Urology

(14 procedures)

Circumcision

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  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

  • Learn more about Circumcision

Cystoscopy

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

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>Vascular Medicine

(14 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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Angiography

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  • Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.

  • 1 - 2 days
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Angioplasty

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>Dermatology

(2 procedures)

Dermabrasion

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  • Dermabrasion is a skin treatment which uses friction to remove the upper layers of skin. Once the top layers of the skin are removed, it stimulates the growth of new skin to replace the damaged skin once the wound heals, which is smoother skin.

  • 1 - 2 days
  • Learn more about Dermabrasion

Dermatology Consultation

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  • A dermatology consultation is a meeting with a dermatologist, to discuss a specific skin problem and explore treatment options. A dermatologist specializes in treating skin, hair, and nails. Common conditions which patients may consult with a dermatologist about are psoriasis, acne treatment, mole removal, and laser skin resurfacing treatment.

  • 1 - 2 days
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>General Medicine

(2 procedures)

Medical Examination

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  • A medical examination, also called medical checkup or health checkup, is a general examination of a patient's health. Having a medical checkup can help to identify problems early on, even before symptoms show. A checkup can also give patients peace of mind if they are worried about their health.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Medical checkups can be combined with sightseeing or shopping trips.

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Vaccination

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>Maxillofacial Surgery

(2 procedures)

Maxillofacial Prosthetics

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Maxillofacial Surgery Consultation

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>Nephrology

(2 procedures)

Kidney Dialysis

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  • Kidney dialysis is a treatment which usually involves using a machine to take over kidney function to filter toxins, waste, and excess fluid from the body. The treatment is required by patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly.

  • Learn more about Kidney Dialysis

Nephrology Consultation

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>Neurology

(2 procedures)

Neurology Consultation

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Parkinson's Disease Treatment

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>Sleep Medicine

(2 procedures)

Sleep Medicine Consultation

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Sleep Study

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>Drug Rehabilitation

(1 procedure)

Smoking Cessation

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>Immunology

(1 procedure)

Immunology Consultation

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>Laboratory Medicine

(1 procedure)

Blood Tests

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More about available treatments at La Clinique de l'Infirmerie Protestante

La Clinique de l'Infirmerie Protestante has a range of medical specialties, with a particular focus on its cardiovascular division and its visceral and oncology division. There are also departments for orthopedic surgery, ENT, and urological surgery.

The hospital, which has 256 patient beds, uses a large range of modern equipment and technology in its procedures, including both interventional and diagnostic radiology, two MRI scans, a PET scan, nuclear medicine, a medical analysis laboratory, a chemotherapy unit, and since 2015, robotic surgery.

There are 11 operating rooms, including 1 hybrid cardiovascular room with high level medical imaging and 1 room offering lithotripsy. Furthermore, there are 2 interventional cardiology facilities and 8 endoscopy room.

Staff

Staff

The medical team at La Clinique de l'Infirmerie Protestante includes 165 doctors with national and international experience. Many have particular expertise in the latest innovative medical techniques and are members of important medical boards and organizations, such as the European Society of Cardiology, French Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (SFCTCV), and the French Association of Surgery

They are supported by a team of nurses and medical technicians, who work together to ensure patients have the most efficient and comfortable stay possible at the hospital.

Dr. Bouchayer Damien

  • Specializes in interventional cardiology including angiography and angioplasty
Cardiology

Dr. Durand Dubief

  • Cardiology clinical director specializing in heart rhythm
  • Medical interventions include: removal of simple and complex tachycardias, robot-assisted surgery, pediatric heart rhythm and pacemakers among others
  • Winner of the Gold Metal in Medicine 2000
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology
Cardiology

Dr. Lapeze

  • Specializes in heart and vascular surgery
  • Uses innovative techniques for minimally invasive valve surgery and beating heart coronary surgery
  • Member of the French College of Cardiac Surgery, and French Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Vascular Medicine Heart Surgery

Dr. Garbit

  • Specializes in visceral, digestive, and robotic surgery
  • Member of the French Association of Surgery (AFC), French Society of Surgical Oncology (SFCO), and Lyon Surgery Society
Colorectal Medicine General Surgery Visceral Surgery

Dr. Raspado

  • Specializes in minimally invasive surgery (laproscopy, mini-laproscopy and robot assisted surgery), digestive surgery, oncology, and bariatric surgery
  • Particular expertise in rehabilitation after surgery
  • Member of Francophone Group Enhanced Rehabilitation after Surgery (GRACE)
Colorectal Medicine General Surgery Bariatric Surgery Visceral Surgery

Dr. Al Samman

  • Specializes in digestive, visceral surgery, bariatric surgery, proctology, colorectal surgery, and digestive cancers
  • Member of the French Association of Surgery, and the French Society of Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases
Colorectal Medicine Bariatric Surgery Visceral Surgery

Dr. Cassignol Alexandre

  • Specializes in laparoscopic, gynecologic cancer, vaginal and prolapse surgeries
  • Innovative techniques including sentinel node biopsy, and surgeries for cancer
  • Member of Surgeons Association Gynecologists liberals of the Rhône Alpes region
Gynecology

Dr. Faure

  • Specializes in ENT and head and neck
  • Innovative techniques in diseases of the salivary glands (sialendoscopy, parotidectomie for facial tumors under monitoring), and minimally invasive surgeries
  • Secretary of the French Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the Face
Head and Neck Surgery Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Dr. Fiquet

  • Specializes in orthopedic surgery
  • Was one of the inventors of the dual mobility hip prosthesis in 1998
Orthopedics

Dr. De La Roche

  • Specializes in thoracic surgery, video surgery, robot-assisted surgery, and accelerated rehabilitation
  • Expertise in thoracic oncology, video surgery, robotic surgery, and accelerated rehabilitation
  • Member of the SFCTCV and the ESTS
Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Martin

  • Specializes in plastic surgery
  • Member of the French Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Manel

  • Specializes in urology and laparoscopic surgery
  • Experienced in using the Da Vinci robotic surgery system for the treatment of prostate and kidney cancer
  • Member of the French Association of Urology (AFU)
Urology Robotic Surgery

Dr. Vian

  • Specializes in urological surgery
  • Extensive expertise in urological cancers, incontinence treatment, and robotic surgery
  • Member of the French Association of Urology
Urology Robotic Surgery

Dr. Lucereau

  • Specializes in vascular surgery
  • Extensive experience in robotic surgery
Vascular Medicine Robotic Surgery

Dr. Tavan

  • Specializes in digestive diseases, proctology, and digestive endoscopy
Gastroenterology
Reviews

Reviews

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  • Knee problem, IRM and Xray, consultation.
    Ian United Kingdom Knee MRI

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

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    November 2018

    Everything was excellent , informative and very efficient. Couldn't fault the service.

    Ian , United Kingdom Knee MRI
  • Excellent quality care, easy and organized.
    Priscilla United States Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

    100

    October 2018

    From the first contact with Medigo to my final post op testing, everything was handled in the most professional manner. I was a little nervous about organizing everything via the internet, but it was actually quite easy. I scanned and uploaded my medical file and was put in touch with two fantastic doctors at the Clinique de l'Infirmerie Protestante in Lyon, France. They made an evaluation of my case and sent me a quote. I had direct email contact with both Dr. Raspado (surgeon) and Dr. Gadroy (GI) to discuss details. I set the date and from then on the bi-lingual coordinators at the hospital organized my schedule and assisted me with absolutely everything. I was escorted by Lea C. to all of my pre admittance testing, so there was no stress in finding my way around or communicating with anyone. During my entire hospital stay I was guided and cared for by the coordinators. Dr. Raspado, my surgeon, was not only a top surgeon, but also a concerned and and considerate care giver. Light years beyond the kind of care I have experienced as a patient here in the states. Dr. Gadroy, the attending GI doctor, dealt with my case in the most sensitive and intelligent way. Again, superior in every way to what my experiences at home have been. My initial reason for traveling for medical care was of course financial- my surgeries and pre /post op care were about a quarter of the price it would have been in the States. However, it turns out the benefits were way beyond what I could even imagine. The care on every level was superior. In addition, my husband and son came with me and rented an Air Bnb and got to experience the wonderful city of Lyon. We had quite a few airline miles, so there was no cost for our transportation.
    The hospital is on a very convenient metro line, so visiting the hospital multiple times during the day was easy and inexpensive for my family.

    Priscilla , United States Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
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    Patient name hidden France Bariatric Surgery Consultation

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

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    September 2018

    very far from that at home

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    Patient name hidden France Bariatric Surgery Consultation
  • Very good service and friendly people
    Dieter Canada Gastric Balloon Treatment

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

    100

    October 2017

    Celine, who took care of me, did a very good job. Communication with all Dr.'s and other Staff was perfect.

    Dieter , Canada Gastric Balloon Treatment
  • Cardiology in Lyon
    Hanadi Sudan Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

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    July 2017

    My family contacted Infermerie protestante through MEDIGO and arranged for my grandfather to have a TAVI (Transaortic Valve Implantation).

    The hospital was welcoming, and the staff were warm and helpful. Despite a minor language barrier (with only a few of them) the nursing staff managed to attend to all of my grandfather's needs, especially when I left the hospital in the evening.

    The cardiologists and anesthetists attending my grandfather performed the operation successfully. In the days leading up to the operation, Dr.Bouchayer, Dr Monsarrat and Dr. Claudel discussed the relevant details of the operation with us. They were receptive to all our questions and worries regarding the procedure and provided a method of contacting them in the case of any further questions.

    Ms.Celine Adnet was there throughout our stay and insured that it was as comfortable as possible. She helped us settle in as we arrived from the train station and helped us with any communication problems. She advised us on places to visit during our free time in Lyon, and taking care of my grandfather would have been much more difficult had it not been for her efforts.

    Hanadi , Sudan Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)
  • Responsive and helpful
    France Canada Hysterectomy

    Verified Review This review was provided by a patient that booked using the MEDIGO platform. It was submitted through our internal review system and is 100% genuine

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    June 2017

    I got surgery for the 1st time in my life during a trip to Europe that wasn't supposed to include medical attention. I set everything through Medigo. Going to a city where I knew no one, in a hospital I didn't know, for a procedure for which I didn't know what to expect was stressful. As soon as I met the staff for the prep the week before surgery, I felt better. I could have tried to get the procedure done in my country of origin, but all the steps I took met with heavy bureaucratic road blocks from not being able to get appointments from a distance to issues with wait lists that are a year long. With Medigo and Infirmerie Protestante I was able to get everything solved before my next trip back home, which means I can put my energy back into my life and business goals instead of flying back and forth between the Canadian West coast and Europe for the next year or so to get to see the Drs. that need to put me on the wait lists to see the more specialized ones. I will be fully healed by the time I see my 1st Canadian Dr.. I kept the appointment with that Dr. because it will be time for my final post surgery check up. Note that they have already pushed that appointement twice in 3 weeks. It makes me even happier that I chose to take the surgery with Infirmerie protestante. I felt taken care of instead of pushed around.

    France , Canada Hysterectomy