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The European Health Center Otwock prides itself on its tradition of excellence in patient care. The clinic obtained ISO 9001:2008 Certification in 2012 and is accredited by the European Board of Urology and Poland's Ministry of Health. EHC Otwock has a partnership with IBIS Hospital for its ambulatory care (treatments not requiring an overnight stay). EHC Otwock specializes in urological cancer operations, which make up more than 70% of surgeries at the clinic. It also has state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities. The clinic also is a major research institution for cancer treatments, and has worked with Oxford University on trials for cancer medications as well as Cancer International Research Group and the Central European Cooperative Oncology Group. EHC Otwock is unique in Poland because it combines oncology and cardiac care. The clinic also offers music therapy for patients incorporating the works of Frederic Chopin to create a relaxing, healing atmosphere.
Located in a quiet, rural and suburban area 41 km away from Warsaw's Chopin airport, EHC Otwock has a bus service available for patients from the Otwock railway station. The clinic is 5 km away from major hotels and the city center. The relaxing location is secluded from the noise and pollution of the city, while keeping modern amenities within easy reach.
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65 procedures across 14 specialties
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.
Flying after surgery can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and patients will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
|from $ 6,187|
Gastric sleeve surgery, which may also be referred to as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of weight-loss surgery in which a large part of the stomach is removed. As a result, the remaining stomach is only around 25% of the size, meaning patients must eat smaller portions, and must modify their diet.
After gastric sleeve surgery, the patient will need to be cleared by the surgeon before flying.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
|from $ 7,843|
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.
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.
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.
Chemotherapy is the use of medicine or drugs that contain chemical substances to treat cancer. It can be used in combination with other cancer treatments such as radiotherapy or surgery. Chemotherapy works by destroying cancerous cells that quickly develop or multiply.
The amount of time abroad will depend on how many chemotherapy cycles are required.
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.
Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.
Glaucoma treatment aims to relieve symptoms of glaucoma and prevent further damage, deterioration, and loss of vision. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, which creates problems with vision and if left untreated, can lead to loss of vision.
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.
Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.
Kidney stones are deposits of salts and minerals, such as calcium, which form inside the kidney. They are quite common, often more in men than women, and there are many factors that can increase the risk of developing kidney stones.
The time needed will depend on the type of treatment.
A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat hemorrhoids which are painful and do not respond to other non-surgical treatments.
Some doctors may want to follow-up with the patient 2 - 3 weeks later, however patients should discuss if they need to fly sooner.
Cryosurgery for Hemorrhoids
|from $ 582|
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.
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.
EHC Otwock is the first hospital in Poland to use the KYMERAX Robotic system for laparoscopic surgery. Surgeries using this system are minimally invasive and uses robotics to perform highly precise surgeries. Although the clinic specializes in urological cancer operations, the KYMERAX system has also been adapted for gynecological and gastrointestinal procedures. EHC Otwock features the Phillips Brilliance iCT platform, which creates 3-D images of entire organs, and a 3D mammography digital Tomosynthesis, which can create more precise 3D images of breast tissues and tumors. EHC Otwock also uses the latest Myosure procedure for removing uterine fibroids without an incision through the abdominal wall. The clinic is one of the first clinics in the world to use Rigvir, a treatment for many types of cancer. EHC Otwock also offers services in ophthalmology, orthopaedic, mini neurosurgery, bariatric surgery, laryngology, reconstructive surgery, maxillary-facial surgery and metabolic treatment preventing amputation.
Staff at the European Health Center Otwock speak English and Arabic in addition to Polish. The clinic has won awards such as the European Medal in 2010, the Leader of Medicine in Public Health in 2011, the Patient's Laurel from Nationwide Medical Plebiscite in 2013, and the urology clinic was rated a Perfect Clinic by the jury of Medical Tribune Magazine.
Dr. Prof. Adrzej Borowka, MD, PhD, has been the head of the department of urology since 1997. He is a member of numerous professional and medical associations, both international and Polish and was president of the Polish Association of Urology from 2000 to 2008.
Dr. Prof. Adam Torbicki, MD, PhD is the head of the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Thromboembolic diseases and cardiooncology clinics and co-authored the European Guidelines for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. He is a member of several organizations, including the European Society of Cardiology and the Polish Cardiac Society.
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European Health Centre is located outside of Warsaw, around 25 minutes away by car. There are signs by the road directing to this hospital. There's a lot of space for parking by the hospital. It is an old building that has been renovated to a high standard. It's located literally in the forest, so being there is very calm and pleasant. The equipment is high tech, state-of-the-art and modern. Staff were very friendly and professional.
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