Dobro Clinic (Dobryj Prohnoz) was founded in Donetsk in 1998 and moved to Kyiv in 2014. It has 35 beds and treats over 1,500 inpatients and 4,500 outpatients each year.
The clinic has 7 departments that specialize in general surgery, gynecology, urology, proctology, oncological surgery, gynecological oncology, and chemotherapy. There are 5 treatment rooms and 3 operating theaters.
The clinic is fitted with the latest equipment to meet international standards, including a CT scanner, an MRI scanner, ultrasound imaging, and equipment to perform a range of other surgeries. When possible, the clinic favors minimally invasive surgeries, which are safer and have shorter recovery times.
The Dobro Clinic is located in the south-east of Kyiv and is just 7km from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (IEV - Zhuliany).
Kyiv is the capital city of Ukraine and one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe. The city has many attractions including museums, theaters, and famous churches. Guests at the clinic can visit the Pinchuk Art Center, which exhibits famous works of art from around the world.
The main street of Kyiv, Khreshchatyk, is great for shopping or relaxing at cafes. It is also home to the famous Besarabsky Market, ADD.
149 procedures across 20 specialties
>Bariatric Surgery(4 procedures)
Bariatric Surgery Consultation+ More
Gastric Balloon Treatment+ More
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+ More
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.
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Cardiology Consultation+ More
An echocardiogram, commonly referred to as an echo, is a test that uses sound waves to assess the heart by creating 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional images of the heart.
1 - 2 days
Patients can usually leave after the procedure, however depending on the findings, they may need to stay longer if treatment is necessary.
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Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)+ More
An electrocardiogram (also called an ECG or EKG) is performed to identify problems with the heart, such as heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart defects, heart valve disease, or pericarditis.
1 - 2 days
Patients can usually fly straight away, unless the electrocardiogram identifies serious heart problems.
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>Colorectal Medicine(5 procedures)
Anal Fissure Treatment+ More
Anal Fistula Surgery+ More
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.
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>Diagnostic Imaging(9 procedures)
Chest X-Ray+ More
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)+ More
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.
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Diagnostic Imaging Consultation+ More
Diabetes Consultation+ More
Endocrinology Consultation+ More
Endocrinology Testing+ More
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.
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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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Gastroenterology Consultation+ More
>General Surgery(17 procedures)
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.
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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+ More
Bartholin's Cyst Treatment+ More
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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Breast Biopsy+ More
Breast Exam+ More
Acute Leukemia Treatment+ More
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.
The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.
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Bladder Cancer Treatment+ More
Breast Cancer Treatment+ More
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.
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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery(16 procedures)
Breast Reconstruction+ More
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:
- Mastectomy with placement of a tissue expander - 1 to 2 weeks
- Mastectomy with latissimus dorsi flap - 2 to 3 weeks
- Mastectomy with pedicle TRAM flap - 6 to 8 weeks
- Mastectomy with abdominal free flap (free TRAM, DIEP or SIEA flap) - 4 to 6 weeks
- Mastectomy with GAP flap - 6 to 8 weeks
- Exchange tissue expander to implant - 1 week or less
- Exchange unilateral tissue expander and augment/reduce/lift opposite breast - 1 to 2 weeks
- Nipple areola reconstruction - 1 week or less
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Breast Reduction+ More
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.
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Brow Lift+ More
A brow lift, which is also referred to as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure performed to correct sagging skin on the forehead, eyebrows, and upper eyelids. It can create a younger and rejuvenated look by creating wider eyes and reducing wrinkles.
3 - 5 days
Generally flying after several days is safe, but this will depend on the patient. Patients should consult with the doctor before making travel plans.
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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.
Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.
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Inguinal Orchiectomy+ More
Mole Removal+ More
Mole removal involves removing a mole by shaving it with a scalpel or excising it and closing the wound with stitches.
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Skin Biopsy+ More
A skin biopsy is the removal of a sample of tissue for diagnostic purposes, usually to test for cancerous cells.
3 - 5 days
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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)(2 procedures)
A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove either part of, or all of the thyroid. The thyroid is a gland located over the larynx, around the trachea and functions to produce hormones which are released into the blood stream to regulate the body's metabolism.
12 - 14 days
Patients will need to return to the hospital to have the incision site checked and should not fly for around 2 weeks after the surgery to allow time to heal.
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>Maxillofacial Surgery(2 procedures)
Facial Tumor Removal+ More
Maxillofacial Surgery Consultation+ More
Kidney Dialysis+ More
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.
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Nephrology Consultation+ More
>General Medicine(1 procedure)
Medical Examination+ More
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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>Head and Neck Surgery(1 procedure)
Head and Neck Surgery Consultation+ More
>Laboratory Medicine(1 procedure)
Blood Tests+ More
>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine(1 procedure)
Lung Biopsy+ More
>Vascular Medicine(1 procedure)
Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula for Dialysis+ More
More about available treatments at Dobro Clinic
Dobro Clinic provides treatment for a range of conditions. Its areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, gynecology, cancer surgeries, as well as urology and proctology. Specialists at the clinic are leading doctors in the field of chemotherapy and surgical treatment for tumors.
In breast cancer cases where mastectomy is performed, breast reconstruction can be carried out at the same time.
The clinic team comprises 70 employees, including 32 doctors. Many of the doctors have studied and worked abroad, including in the United States, France, Switzerland, Finland, the UK, and Austria. Its doctors are members of various international professional societies such as the European Association of Oncology (ESMO), the European Association of Radiologists, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Doctors and nursing staff make every effort to ensure that patients feel comfortable during their stay. Staff at the clinic speak Ukrainian, Russian, English, and German.