European Medical Center (EMC)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Moscow, Russian Federation
Moscow, Russian Federation
Moscow, Russian Federation
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The European Medical Center (EMC) is a multidisciplinary medical center that was established in 1989, in partnership with the French company Europ Assistance. EMC specializes in treating international patients and has become one of Russia's leading private medical institutions, serving approximately 250,000 patients every year.
The medical center has expanded since its establishment, with 4 multispecialty hospitals in Moscow, in addition to 18 specialized clinics. EMC's clinic for sports traumatology and orthopedics is the largest private orthopedics clinic in Russia. The medical center was the first medical institute in Moscow to open a specialized oncology and hematology clinic, which uses American and European protocols for treatment.
With over 25 years of experience, the medical center provides 24/7 care in state-of-the-art facilities, which utilize modern techniques and technologies. The EMC has 56 specialized areas of expertise including general surgery, oncology, bariatric surgery, orthopedics, ENT, dentistry, reproductive medicine, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, gynecology, and urology.
The EMC accepts a number of major international health insurances such as Cigna Bupa International, Allianz Worldwide Care, Aetna, AXA PPP, GMC, SOS International, Emergency Assistance Japan, and Europeiska Norway/Sweden/Denmark amongst others.
The European Medical Center (EMC) is located in Moscow, 32 km from Sheremetyevo International Airport, which can be reached via public transport. The nearest Metro station to EMC is Pushkinskaya station, just 1 km from the medical center.
Moscow, which is the capital of Russia and has a population of approximately 12.2 million people, has plenty to offer in terms cultural attractions, with no shortage of sightseeing opportunities.
The Red Square, Moscow's city square with a history that dates back to the 13th century, is located 5 km from the medical center. The famous Moscow Kremlin, which overlooks the Moskva River and is the official home of the Russian president, can be reached within 2 km of the EMC via public transport. The Cathedral of Christ, the tallest Orthodox Christian Church in the world, measuring at 103 meters high, is located 3 km from the EMC.
English, French, Russian
331 procedures across 38 specialties
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.
A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.
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.
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.
Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.
Chest CT Scan
|from $ 266|
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.
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.
|from $ 3,795|
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.
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.
Bartholin's Cyst Drainage
|from $ 756|
Migraine Treatment with Botox Injections
|from $ 702|
Surgical Removal of Bladder Tumor
|from $ 5,629|
Brachytherapy, which may be also referred to as internal radiotherapy, is a type of radiation therapy designed to treat cancer by placing a device with radioactive material inside the body. The treatment reduces the exposure of surrounding tissues and organs to the radiation, unlike external radiation treatment which exposes more than the targeted area to radiation.
The length of stay abroad will vary with each patient as it depends on how many sessions are necessary.
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.
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.
|from $ 1,905|
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.
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.
A bone graft or bone augmentation may be required for patients who have a soft or thin jaw bone and are having dental implants.
Patients may need to stay longer if they are having a bone graft from the hip bone. A longer stay may also be required for cases where the sinus is affected.
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.
Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.
Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.
Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.
This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.
A breast lift procedure, also referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to lift and tighten sagging breasts (also called breast ptosis). The surgery is generally sought after by women have gone through pregnancy, have had breast implants removed, or have lost a lot of weight, which has resulted in the sagging of the breasts.
The surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days before travelling.
Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild a breast which has been completely or partly removed. The most common reason for undergoing breast reconstruction surgery is for patients who have had breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy). In the US, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women.
The surgery is often performed at the same time as a mastectomy, however some patients may choose to wait a while before undergoing a breast reconstruction. Patients who are undergoing radiation therapy are advised to undergo breast reconstruction in stages, as they cannot undergo reconstruction whilst receiving radiation therapy, as this could damage the new breast.
There breast can be reconstructed either with breast implants or with flaps. Implants are made of silicon or saline and are an inserted under the chest muscle. Flaps are made up of tissue which is taken from another area of the body such as the buttocks or thighs, and are connected to the blood vessels on the chest. With a flap procedure, the shape and size of the breast will change in the first few months and once it has formed it's shape, nipple reconstruction may then be performed. Nipple reconstruction involves taking part of the nipple from the other breast and filling in the color by tattooing it to the nipple.
As there are a number of different surgical options for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, the time needed for the treatments vary considerably. As a guideline:
A breast reduction procedure, also referred to as a mammoplasty, involves surgically removing fat and glandular tissue from the breast, to reduce the size and reshape the breast.
The plastic surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days for healing to begin, but it can vary for each case.
Artificial insemination is the direct insertion of sperm into a woman's uterus, cervix, or fallopian tubes with the aim of achieving pregnancy. By directly inserting the sperm, it makes easier for the sperm to travel and fertilize the egg.
A laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pressure from the spinal cord. The surgery involves removing part of the lamina, which is a vertebral bone, and in some cases part of the ligament. Part of the bone or ligaments can put pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, which causes weakness and numbness in the arms and legs.
Patients will need to have their stitches removed after 2 weeks and it will take some time for them to be able to walk after the surgery.
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.
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.
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.
The 3 most sought after areas of treatment at the European Medical Center (EMC) are orthopedics, oncology, and general surgery.
With more than 56 specialized areas of treatment, the medical center performs a vast amount of advanced procedures which includes ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, brachytherapy, brain aneurysm repair, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), radiotherapy, hip replacement, knee replacement, and prostatectomy amongst others.
The EMC is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as the da Vinci Si Surgery System, which is used to perform robotic surgery. The EMC was the first private medical institute in Russia to use the da Vinci Si Surgery System to perform gynecological cancer surgery using the system.
Other technologies at the medical center include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners, CT (computed tomography) scanners, mammography used to detect breast cancer, and TrueBeam and Trilogy linear accelerators used for radiotherapy treatments.
The team at the European Medical Center is comprised of over 600 doctors from across 56 different specialties. Many of the doctors have undergone international education and training and are world-class doctors from the US, Western Europe, Israel, and Russia.
Languages spoken by staff include English, French, German, and Russian. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages upon patient request.
great and friendly
8 April 2011
This medical centre greatly helped my daughter who developed a serious kidney condition in Moscow which had remained undiagnosed till she arrived at the centre. The level of attention and care, combined with the range of extensive tests provided, ultimately meant that an operation was not necessary. I have nothing but appreciation for the European Medical Centre in Moscow. As far as my daughter was concerned, the diagnosis and treatment were of the highest order and equivalent to high quality western European hospital care. I was pleased to receive a lot of information on the procedures employed in an English report upon discharge which my daughter's GP will find very helpful in England.
The EMC on Spiridonevsky in Moscow has a paediatric unit however if you plan to arrive with your baby in the carrycot you will be met with hostile comments and requests to leave the carrycot downstairs and carry your baby in your arms. The ECM’s entrance is not designed to enter with a carrycot either, and if you waive through a glass door to the receptionist signalling that you need a help you will be faced with a panic reaction and no help at all. Therefore, if you do not arrive in a huge car with a driver and a nanny at your service, you either have to leave your carrycot outside the ECM on the sidewalk and hope that no pedestrian will push it or, worse, walk away with it, carry your baby and the changing bag up the stairs and within the ECM, or you can break your back trying to bring the carrycot up the stairs inside. If you manage to get inside the building with the carrycot, you would face cold reception and requests prohibiting to move with the carrycot within the building. If in England and I assume other countries in the world carrycots are intended to help mothers to move their babies around, in the ECM there seems to be no knowledge of the carrycot’s purpose yet. Definitively a place to avoid.
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