KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

Jelenia Góra, Poland



KCM Clinic is a modern multispecialty hospital located in Jelenia Gora, Poland. Established in 2006, KCM provides all patients with quality healthcare services across 20 medical specialties.

KCM has attained the ISO 9001:2009 quality management systems certificate and the American MTA Medical Tourism Specialist certificate for its modern facilities and equipment and for its excellent patient service. To ensure the comfort of patients, KCM offers private or double rooms with bathrooms, TV and WiFi. The clinic is able to coordinate accommodation and arrange local transportation for patients, and offers a range of other services to meet the needs of medical tourists.


A one-hour drive from the international Wroclaw–Copernicus Airport, KCM is located in the heart of the historic old city and is a short 10-15 km distance from the beautiful Karkonosze Mountains, which offer numerous skiing trails in winter and beautiful hiking trails with views of the town below in summer.

Jelenia Gora has over 900 years of rich history behind it. Referred to as "The Pearl of the Karkonosze Mountains", the town is full of beautiful architecture and welcoming cafes and restaurants. Visitors and locals alike head out to enjoy local Polish cuisine and beer gardens.


Polish Association of Medical Tourism

ISO 9001

Languages spoken

Arabic, German, English, Polish, Russian


Translation services
Personal assistance / Concierge
Local transportation booking
Hotel booking
Entertainment options
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Local tourism options
Spa and wellness
Nursery / Nanny services
Mobility accessible rooms


63 procedures across 12 specialties

>General Surgery

(3 procedures)


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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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See 1 type of Appendectomy procedures:
Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Hernia Repair

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  • Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.

  • Learn more about Hernia Repair
See 3 types of Hernia Repair:
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair with Mesh Graft
Femoral Hernia Surgery

Hiatal Hernia Surgery

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>Bariatric Surgery

(5 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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  • KCM Clinic offer a 5 day gastric bypass package. The package includes: - Laparoscopic (minimally-invasive) bypass surgery with leading Covidien Staplers - Extensive pre-diagnostic examinations (internal, cardiac and bariatric) - Pre-surgery consultations: internal, bariatric, pre-anesthetic and cardiology, full lab test - Anesthesia - 3 days hospitalization in the Surgery Department with doctor’s care and medication - 2 days accommodation at KCM partner hotel – Accor Mercure 3* Hotel Jelenia Gora - Transportation to and from the hospital from the airport - Personal host dedicated to your weight loss program - Personalized 7 weeks diet plan - Aftercare through a worldwide network of bariatric surgeons, nurses and dieticians.

  • 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
See 1 type of Gastric Bypass Surgery procedures:
Revision Gastric Bypass Surgery

>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(4 procedures)


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Nasal Polyps Removal

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Sinus Surgery

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See 1 type of Sinus Surgery procedures:
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)


(4 procedures)


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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
See 1 type of Cholecystectomy procedures:
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy


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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.

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  • An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that is performed to examine the digestive tract. While there are various types of procedures that involve an endoscope, an endoscopy generally refers to an upper endoscopy, which examines the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

  • 1 - 3 days
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(12 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.

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Cervical Conization

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Cervical Polyp Removal

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(16 procedures)

Ankle Arthroscopy

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Ankle Surgery

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Bunion Surgery

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  • Bunion surgery is a surgical procedure performed to re-align a deformed joint which has formed in the foot. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe which causes the bone and tissue located around the joint to become misaligned and to stick out.

  • 2 weeks
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>Spinal Surgery

(5 procedures)


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Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)

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(8 procedures)

Bladder Stone Removal

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Hydrocele Testis Treatment

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(2 procedures)


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  • Anesthesia is administered to patients to numb a specific area or to make a patient unconscious while performing a procedure. The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general anesthetic. They are sometimes given in combination with one another, as well as in combination with oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.

  • 1 - 2 days

    Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.

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Anesthetics Consultation

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(2 procedures)

Bladder Cancer Treatment

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Cervical Cancer Treatment

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(1 procedure)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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More about available treatments at KCM Clinic

KCM Clinic contains medical equipment of the highest class. The recently built building contains a modern operating theatre, and the hospital offers procedures in orthopedics, general surgery, pediatrics, urology, and gynecology, among other specialties.

Making use of the latest rehabilitation equipment, qualified physical therapists, and comfortable, air conditioned exercising rooms, patients at KCM undergo rehabilitation in a peaceful, relaxing setting.



An experienced group of four doctors lead the team at KCM. Dr. Grzegorz Kowalski, Dr. Stanislaw Janusz Kwiek, Dr. Andrzej Budzynski and Dr. Wojciech Patkowski have years of experience in specialties like weight loss surgeries, neurosurgery of the spine, gynecology, and orthopedics, to name a few.

The hospital's full team consists of over 80 well-trained doctors. Dedicated to offering high-quality work, the team has earned the trust and confidence of their patients who visit from all over the world.

KCM's team of professionals are highly qualified and expand their knowledge and increase the quality of their care through continued education. The team is passionate about their work and guarantees the highest level of medical care.

Staff speak a variety of languages, including English, German, Polish, Russian, and Arabic.

Grzegorz Kowalski, MD, PhD

  • Graduated from the Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
  • Chief of Staff of the Department of General, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Performs 200 bariatric procedures and 350 other laparoscopic procedures a year
  • Has taken part in numerous trainings and certifications around the world and is the author of numerous publications and scientific congress reports
Colorectal Medicine General Surgery

Stanislaw Janusz Kwiek, MD, PhD

  • Specialist in neurosurgery
  • Graduated from the Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
  • Founder and head of the stereotaxy workshop
  • Professor at the Medical University of Silesia

Wojciech Patkowski, MD

  • Graduated from Wroclaw Medical University
  • Completed further degrees and extensive training in orthopedic surgery and traumatology in Germany, Hungary and Poland
  • Specializes in knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstructions, shoulder arthroscopy, and reconstructive surgery, arthroscopic cartilage surgery, meniscal transplants, hip alloplasty, and knee alloplasty
  • Has attended international conferences in Finland, France, and Brazil

Dr. Krzysztof Czerkasow

  • Specialist in orthopedics
  • Over 3500 hip replacements performed
  • Over 1500 knee replacements performed
  • Postgraduate training at the Royal College Of Surgeons of England, 1990-1994
  • Hip and knee arthroplasty training with Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2000

Dr. Andrzej Budzynski

  • Bariatric surgeon
  • Graduated from the Medical Academy in Krakow
  • Specializes in laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques
  • Fluent in English, German and Polish


  • Overall satisfaction


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  • Amazing place for surgery!
    Julian United States Male Breast Reduction

    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


    July 2019

    This was my first time traveling to Europe, and especially for surgery!

    KCM Clinic was very helpful throughout the entire process. They sent a shuttle to the airport, picked me up, and got me prepped for Surgery. I went for Gynecomastia surgery, and had a particularly advanced case. The surgeon was very upfront with what would help me best in terms of recovery, and everyone was really friendly. Post-surgery, staff was very responsive with pain management, made sure I had everything I need and let me keep my autonomy regarding pain medications.

    I enjoyed everything about Poland, was able to explore around and enjoyed the weather. I'd come back here in a heartbeat, and am enjoying seeing the results as I heal up.

    Julian , United States Male Breast Reduction
  • An excellent experience overall
    Patient name hidden United Kingdom Colonoscopy

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    November 2018

    All went well and I thought everybody involved was superb - Great team you have there.

    Patient name hidden United Kingdom Colonoscopy
  • Busy, busy clinic with not as much attention given to the patient as promised. Doubtful if I would return
    Patient name hidden United Arab Emirates Gastric Plication

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    August 2018

    KCM Clinic has friendly staff who were all very nice and professional. The clinic is a drive from any airport but the drivers are there to meet you and bring you back and are fantastic. The clinic seemed really, really busy when I was there and there was a lot of of waiting around with test after test after test and no info really given on what was going to happen in the day. The patient liaison rep is very nice but was far too busy running after everyone so I only really saw her on Day 1. I was told there was one issue with a test and they had to redo it. Seemed serious. Next day- nothing was said. I asked about the test and they said- "it's fine!" I was surprised at this. Apparently I didn't qualify for the procedure I wanted to do (even though in email correspondence beforehand, they said I did) so I was offered a different one instead. I had flown to Poland- had to get something done especially after all those tests. Even though I would be doing a different procedure, I was asked to pay for the original procedure I would not be doing. I informed them I would wait and pay when leaving (had given a large deposit also). They refused so I had to pay for the originally planned procedure and then wait for a refund which came a week later. That was swift but I just thought it was strange. The actual procedure I had done was cheaper than my own country but not that much cheaper in retrospect. I changed my flights and left early. (by 2 days). Did they offer to refund anything form the hotel for leaving early? No. There was a heat wave in Poland at the time and the hotel had no air con. The hotel, even though the lobby is nice is really dated and old fashioned. I hadn't stayed in such a hotel since the 1980s. Basic and fine but not as described. I would book my own hotel in future as things are cheap there, They offer you a lovely breakfast but due to tests and procedures etc., you can't eat it anyway!!!! Staff lovely; hospital is nice but I like to know exactly what is happening. Felt like being in a public hospital, waiting and waiting on an overworked staff. Would I come back? Not so sure.

    Patient name hidden United Arab Emirates Gastric Plication
  • A very good experience overall
    Patient name hidden Spain Gastric Sleeve

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    March 2017

    The surgery went well, there have been a lot of extra fees which the group here are fighting about. Like extra room fees. And I had a blood transfusion which was super expensive! But other than that, things are fine, the staff is very helpful and the nurses were great.

    Patient name hidden Spain Gastric Sleeve
  • Great experience at KCM
    Maximilien Richard Switzerland Gastric Bypass Surgery

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    August 2016

    I selected KCM clinic in order to proceed with a gastric sleeve. Even if the there is a small language barrier with the nurses, I was relatively satisfied of the overall services, the explanations, and the friendliness of the staff.

    Moreover, everything was planned in advance. Therefore, upon my arrival all exams, surgery, and aftercare were always precise and on time!

    I definitely recommend KCM clinic for any medical journey.

    Maximilien Richard , Switzerland Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • A good experience overall
    David Lucien United Kingdom Hip Replacement

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    April 2016

    Surgical operation very good indeed - which is the reason why I went !
    Service good but could have more and better english speaking personnel.
    Location a slight problem but overcome to some extent by very good taxi service.

    David Lucien , United Kingdom Hip Replacement
  • Within 40 minutes I was standing outside, X-rays taken, global investigation and broken tooth repaired with composite.
    Stef Poland Dental Checkup

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    October 2015

    Fast, professional, friendly (too friendly??), also very commercial! I'm very satisfied, but be sure you get what you want. The solution offered was for me the best, and so I'm more than pleased!
    I'm used to Dutch dental healthcare... I consider this more (cost-) effective with similar professional result.

    Stef , Poland Dental Checkup
  • Very helpful and friendly staff
    Philip Australia Orthopedics Consultation

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    August 2015

    Great facilities in an otherwise "out of the way" place. It just happened to be on my intended touring route. Very helpful and friendly staff.

    Philip , Australia Orthopedics Consultation

The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

I found the clinic easily, travelling there by car from a nearby hotel. The city of Jelenia Gora is relatively small (it has around 80,000 residents) but attractive and the mountain backdrop is stunning. The clinic is a complex of two buildings, with a really nice mix of old and new architecture. The rooms and corridors in the clinic are spacious with large windows, and the surroundings are very nice. The equipment was all top class and the staff were very helpful, with great team spirit.