We have well-educated medical, nursing and technical staff, as well as access to fully-equipped medical facilities. Each day, more than 350 physicians and nearly 300 nurses take care of our patients’ health.
As a private and multi-disciplinary hospital, we can offer comprehensive treatment options. We have our own laboratory and Diagnostic Centre to carry out highly-specialist non-invasive and diagnostic tests, as well as endoscopic, imaging (X-ray, CT and MRI) and spirometry examinations. All tests may be performed under one roof, without waiting.
If more serious treatment is needed, we offer numerous possibilities, including surgical treatment. The Surgery Department at Medicover Hospital is a well-equipped unit, with an experienced team.
Medicover Hospital also has its own Intensive Care Unit.
The Surgery Department provides comprehensive surgical treatment using cutting-edge laparoscopic methods. It also specialises in minimally invasive surgeries, using solutions that minimise post-operative injuries, such as radiofrequency, electrosurgery.
The Surgery Department also performs complex surgeries in difficult medical cases and treats the most common diseases requiring surgery (i.e. gallstones, hernias, haemorrhoids, etc.).
We also provide specialist ENT diagnostics, involving advanced tests, such as:
- MRI of the upper respiratory tract
- Videofibroscopy of the upper respiratory tract
- Polysomnography –an advanced test used to diagnose breathing disorders while the patient sleeps.
ULTRA-PRECISETREATMENT WITH THE DA VINCI ROBOT
COLORECTAL AND RECTAL SURGERY
SURGERY OF ABDOMINAL HERNIAS
JERZY DRAUS, MD PHD– expert in robotic surgery; more than 1,000 surgeries with the da Vinci robot
- Gallbladder excision – laparoscopic cholecystectomy for kidney stones and acute cholecystitis
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for cholelithiasis without inflammation
HERNIA OPERATIONS (ABDOMINAL/UMBILICAL, GROIN):
- Minimally invasive bilateral inguinal hernia repair using the TEP/TAPP technique
- Laparoscopic IPOM Abdominal/Umbilical Hernia Repair - This is a transabdominal, intraperitoneal method of treating hernia. At the start of the procedure, once the patient has been put to sleep under general anaesthesia, a needle is inserted into the abdominal cavity, through which gas (carbon dioxide) is administered to create space for the surgery. Next, trocars (sharp tubes) are inserted into the abdominal cavity, through which a camera and special surgical instruments are inserted. Surgeons can observe everything that is going on in the abdomen on a television monitor, while using the tools to perform the procedure. Three trocars are placed laterally from the hernia gates, usually in the anterior axillary line. After dissecting and draining the contents of the hernial sac into the abdominal cavity, a hernia mesh is inserted. The implant is attached with sutures or inserts, covering the hernia gates with a mesh with a 3-5 cm margin. The duration of hospital stay is usually one day.
Umbilical hernia surgery - These days abdominal hernia is treated by tension-free methods, which involve treating the hernia without stitching the tissues under tension. This is done with a use of a synthetic implant (mesh), which is placed within the abdominal wall and fastened with sutures to the surrounding tissues. This surgical technique helps reduce the frequency of abdominal hernia recurrences. This method involves placing a special mesh, which is inserted into the abdominal cavity through a small 1-2 cm incision, and then opened in the abdominal cavity, so that the mesh expands to the appropriate size (6-8 cm), without the need to widen the skin incision. The mesh used may be made of non-absorbable material (polypropylene) or may be partially absorbable. The choice of the type and size of the mesh will be made by the surgeon based on the assessment of the size of the defect of the coatings constituting the hernia gates. The duration of hospital stay is usually one day.
Minimally invasive unilateral inguinal hernia repair using the TEP/TAPP technique - The TAPP method is a transabdominal retroperitoneal method of treating hernia, while TEP is a completely retroperitoneal method. The choice of treatment method in a particular case is made by the doctor performing the operation. Once the patient has been put to sleep under general anaesthesia, the doctor fills the abdominal cavity with gas and makes 3 small incisions in the skin. Next, he/she introduces trocars into the abdominal cavity, through which you can insert a camera and special tools. After the retroperitoneal or retroperitoneal access to the hernia gates, the hernia is drained of either intraperitoneal fat or intestinal loops. Finally, the wall of the inguinal canal is strengthened with a special anatomical 3D mesh that covers the entrance to the inguinal canal. The mesh is attached to the tissues with sutures or special absorbable staples. The duration of hospital stay is usually one day.
Inguinal hernia surgery - The most common method used in plastic surgery for inguinal hernia is the so-called Lichtenstein method (tension-free with mesh implantation). Once the patient has been put to sleep under general anaesthesia, the surgeon makes a skin incision about 10-15 cm in the groin area. Then the surgeon dissects the layers (subcutaneous tissue, fascia) reaching the inguinal canal, locates and saves the nerves, vessels and spermatic cord in men and in women the round ligament of the uterus. Next, the hernial sac is located and discharged into the abdominal cavity. Plastic surgery of the inguinal canal is performed, involving placing the mesh. The mesh is covered with the plantar fascia, muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall and then with the skin. If there is a risk of bleeding, a drain (a tube with holes to drain fluid content from the wound) is placed in the wound. The drain is usually removed the next day. Finally, the subcutaneous tissue and skin are sutured separately with absorbable threads. The wound is washed, wiped dry and the dressing is placed. In men, after the operation, the surgeon pulls on the testicle on the operated side to check that it is properly mobile. This is to check whether the spermatic cord was not overcoated. The duration of hospital stay is usually one day.
- Partial thyroidectomy (lobe excision)
- Thyroidectomy – total
- Total thyroidectomy with lymphadenectomy
- Surcharge for neuromonitoring
- Obesity treatment package with sleeve gastrectomy - Sleeve gastrectomy is one of the methods of surgical treatment of obesity. Currently, it is the most common bariatric surgery in the world – it is considered a “gold standard". The treatment involves cutting off the larger curvature of the stomach with staplers (mechanical staplers with titanium staples). During the resection, the surgeon reduces the stomach volume by up to 80%. This means that it will be easier to fill it – thanks to which the patient will achieve a feeling of satiety faster. Instead of a stomach in the shape of a “bag", a tube with an inside diameter of about 11 mm (thumb thickness) is left inside. During the operation, a blue dye is performed to ensure the stitches are watertight, and a thin drain is left in the abdominal cavity. The whole procedure takes about 2 hours and is carried out under general anaesthesia. Because the procedure is performed using the laparoscopic method, there are small scars after the surgery – the surgeon will make only 5 small incisions that will heal quickly. The patient usually stays in the hospital for 3 to 5 days.
Laparoscopic gastric by-pass using staplers - The gastric exclusion by the Roux method involves separating the gastrointestinal and secretory tract, consisting of creating a tank from the upper part of the stomach, from which the food enters the small intestine at a distance of about 150 cm behind the duodenum, shortening the length of the digestive tract – this operation is known as Roux- en-Y Gastric Bypass. The above operation combines the element that limits consumption and absorption. The stomach is divided into two parts by mechanical seams. The upper part of the stomach, with a capacity of about 50 ml, is connected to the small intestine loop (food loop) through which the food travels. From the left blind part of the stomach, digestive juices (enzyme loop) flow through the duodenum and then the small intestine. Both sections of the intestine are joined surgically, taking the shape of the letter Y. From this place normal digestion occurs. The length of individual parts of the intestine (especially the shared one) and the volume of the smaller part of the stomach are determined in accordance with current standards. The procedure is performed laparoscopically leaving no scars afterwards. This operation is especially recommended for patients with type II diabetes because this method can help cure it. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. The patient usually stays in the hospital for 3 to 5 days.
LOWER LIMB VARICOSE VEIN SURGERY:
- Lower limb varicose vein surgery by classical method - Surgical removal of venous stems from the leg is also called greater saphenous vein stripping (so-called saphenectomy) or small saphenous vein stripping (so-called parvectomy). The most common type varicose vein surgery is Babcock surgery, which is one of the more popular surgical techniques used for a long time. It involves making two incisions – one in the groin area and the other in the medial ankle area. Then through the incision from the groin side, a special probe, called a stripper, is inserted directly into the lumen of the saphenous vein, attached to it and then everything is removed, pulling out from the groin area. The procedure is performed under spinal anaesthesia. The patient stays in the hospital for 1 day.
Lower limb varicose vein surgery by RF (radio frequency) - Treatment of varicose veins by radio frequency (RF) is a thermal procedure used in the treatment of varicose veins of the lower limbs, involving the closure of the inefficient saphenous vein trunk with a radio frequency current. During the procedure, a probe is inserted into the vein – under ultrasound control, which emits a high frequency electrical pulse. The transmitted energy increases the temperature of the vein walls (120 degrees Celsius), which causes thermal injury to the vessel wall, resulting in narrowing of the vessel lumen and its fibrosis. The procedure is performed under spinal anaesthesia. The patient stays in the hospital for 1 day.
TREATMENT OF RECTAL DISEASES (PROCTOLOGY):
- Treatment of rectal varices using Barron’s method (rubber banding) - Rubber banding of varicose veins using Barron’s method is a minimally invasive, effective and safe method of treating haemorrhoids. It involves applying a rubber band to the base of the haemorrhoid, causing its ischemia – as a result, within 7-10 days it dies and falls off by itself. The band is applied with a special applicator – the patient may feel slight discomfort during this time, which persists for about an hour after the procedure. It is possible to place up to three bands on rectal varices during a single procedure. Subsequent nodules are removed at intervals of 3 to 4 weeks. The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia, and a hospital stay usually lasts several hours. Return to work and other activities is usually possible after 2-3 days, although this time may vary depending on individual sensitivity to pain. Treatment of rectal varices using Barron’s method (rubber banding) can only be performed on patients with stage I and II rectal varices. In patients with stage III and IV haemorrhoids, if the rectal varices fall out and contract during pregnancy and after delivery, or if there are there are other diseases of the anal canal, surgery must be performed.
Rectal varices surgery by classical method - Classical surgery (the so-called Milligan-Morgan surgery) – is a classic method of treating haemorrhoids involving the excision of pathologically changed haemorrhoids, puncturing of the vascular pedicle and leaving places to heal after removal. The procedure is usually carried out under spinal anaesthesia performed by an anaesthetist. A stay in the hospital usually lasts 3-5 days. Patients should avoid physical activity for 2 weeks after surgery and the wound should be washed daily with Octenisept solution. Sutures are removed 7 days after surgery, and the histopathological examination result should be collected 14 days after surgery.
Treatment of rectal varices by RF (radio frequency) - The RF (radio frequency) method involves the surgeon inserting a thin bipolar electrode into the submucosa, which thermoablates the haemorrhoidal plexuses. The surgeon closes the haemorrhoidal vessels without disturbing the sensitive mucosa. As a consequence, the haemorrhoids contract and shrink back into the rectum. The procedure is usually carried out under spinal anaesthesia performed by an anaesthetist. Hospital stays usually last for 1-2 days. Patients should avoid physical activity for 2 weeks after surgery and the wound should be washed daily with Octenisept solution.
Anal fissure surgery - The operation involves cutting a fissure along with an enlarged papilla inside the rectum and an overgrown fold of the epithelium. In the case of high tension of the internal anal sphincter, the surgeon cuts the muscle of the external sphincter, which allows the wound to heal faster. The wound heals within a few weeks, which requires changing dressings. The procedure is usually performed under general endotracheal anaesthesia or lumbar anaesthesia, depending on the patient's expectations and anaesthesiological assessment, and a hospital stay usually lasts 2-3 days.
Excision of the hair-derived cyst (sinus) - The procedure involves extensive local excision with removal of all sinus canals in one block along with a healthy tissue margin and suturing the wound or allowing it to heal “openly". Only incision of abscessed tissues and drainage is possible. The extent of the treatment depends on the patient's condition. In both types of surgery it is possible to leave the drain in the wound – it is usually removed the next day. The procedure is usually performed under general endotracheal anaesthesia or lumbar anaesthesia, depending on the patient's expectations and anaesthesiological assessment, and hospital stay usually lasts 1 day.
All general and vascular surgery procedures are performed in the Surgery Department at Medicover Hospital.
The above offer is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer within the meaning of Art. 66 §1 of the Civil Code.
For more details about our offer, please contact us: 500 900 500
OUR SPECIALISTS - OUT OF CONCERN FOR YOUR HEALTH
A TEAM OF PHYSICIANS SUPERVISED BY DR HAB. DR N. MED. NADZW. UJK MACIEJ KIELAR, CONSISTING OF SPECIALISTS WITH HIGH QUALIFICATIONS AND EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE
- PROF. MACIEJ KIELAR MD PHD HAB (UJK ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR) - MANAGER OF SURGERY AT MEDICOVER HOSPITAL
He is a 2nd degree consultant in the field of general and vascular surgery. He received his diploma in laparoscopic surgery at the University of Strasbourg. At Medicover Hospital, he is responsible for the functioning of the departments that comprise the Surgery Clinic. He is an author and co-author of over 100 scientific publications on surgery. A lecturer at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce for many years where he shares his extensive medical knowledge with future doctors.
- dr n. med. Marek Witkowski
- dr n. med. Andrzej Lewczuk
- dr n. med. Jacek Waligóra
- lek. med. Jarosław Wawer
- dr n. med. Marta Held-Ziółkowska
- dr n. med. Iwonna Gwizdalska
- dr n. med. Magdalena Hamera
- lek. med. Edyta Witkowska
- lek. med. Beata Śnieg
- lek. med. Aleksandra Mickielewicz
- lek. med. Emanuela Działak-Król
OF SURGICAL PROCEDURES
EXPERIENCED SPECIALISTS, STATE-OF-THE-ART METHODS
The team of physicians supervised by Prof. Maciej Kielar, a 2nd degree consultant in general surgery, consists of specialists in general and vascular surgery, oncology, urology, ENT, proctology and bariatrics.
- Your health is in the hands of highly-qualified specialists with extensive professional experience, who provide treatment at the highest level.
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques minimise surgery time, which translates into lower risk of complications and quicker discharge home.
HIGH STANDARD OF HOSPITALISATION
High-standard, single- and double-rooms, family rooms, apartmentsRECOVERY IN COMFORTABLE AND CONVENIENT CONDITIONS
The Departmenthas more than 30 beds in high-standard rooms. Patients have access to comfortable single- and double-rooms. We create friendly and homely conditions for patients, maintaining full medical safety, thus reducing recovery time and related stress.FRIENDLY CONDITIONS FOR VISITORS
Visitors are ensured private, friendly and comfortable conditions. The rooms are equipped with comfortable sofas and armchairs, and there is a restaurant within the hospital that serves hot dishes.
We also provide services within health insurance policies from the following companies: Henner, Bupa, MSH International, Euro Center, Tricare, GBG.
FREQUENTLYWOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO GET ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR DIAGNOSTIC PURPOSES? WHAT DOES THE HOSPITALISATION PRICE INCLUDE?
It is possible to check the state of your health in the Cardiology and Internal Medicine Department.
For this purpose, it is necessary to booka qualification appointment. During the appointment, the physician will review your complete medical records and history. The cost of hospitalisation at Medicover Hospital is determined by the Hospital Care Coordinator based on the post-qualification card.WHAT DOES THE HOSPITALISATION PRICE IN THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDE?
The price of hospitalisation at Medicover Hospital includes the cost of treatment, hospitalisation in a room, medical care and meals.IS IT POSSIBLE TO GUARANTEE/BOOK A SINGLE, FAMILY ROOM?
The Department has more than 30 beds in high-standard rooms. Patients have access to comfortable single- and double-rooms. We create friendly and homely conditions for patients, maintaining full medical safety, thus reducing recovery time and related stress.DO YOU TRANSPORT PATIENTS TO OTHER HOSPITALS?
Medicover Hospital’s equipment, including laboratory and imaging diagnostics machines, the multi-disciplinary teams of medical practitioners and the Intensive Care Unit guarantee comprehensive care. However, if there is an emergency requiring transportation to another centre, Medicover Hospital coordinates the transportation process for the patient.
ADMISSION TO THE HOSPITAL - Step by stepQUALIFICATION APPOINTMENT
During your appointment at the Consultation Centre, the physician will discuss your health, inform you about the treatment methods and any potential risks related to the planned treatment. Next, you will make a decision together about necessary examinations, tests, procedures and the course of hospitalisation. If you decide to have a procedure/surgery performed at our hospital, the doctorwill issue a hospital treatment qualification card.
- You can schedule an appointment with a chosen specialist at the Medicover Hospital Consultation Centre by calling: 500 900 900.
- Bring along your previous examination and test results and, if you have, a referral for hospitalisation.
A meeting with the Hospital Care Coordinator who will show you round the hospital, explain the conditions of admission and stay, as well as payment rules.SIGNING THE AGREEMENT
After concluding the agreement, the patient pays a deposit (no later than 8 days before the planned hospitalisation date).ADMISSION DATE
The admission data is agreed between the patient and the physician during the qualification appointment. The Hospital Care Coordinator will contact you to confirm the admission timeto the hospital.DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL
During discharge from the hospital, the final settlement of the patient’s hospitalisation costs is made. It is possible to pay by credit card or in cash. Any surplus will be returned according to your instructions. After discharge, the patient may receive one free-of-charge follow-up appointment.
WHY CHOOSE MEDICOVER HOSPITALFULL PATIENT SAFETY
- Intensive Care Unit with 16 beds
- 24-hour care of doctors of many specialties
- Laboratory and imaging diagnostics
- 24 hours emergency service
- surgeries assisted by the da Vinci robot
- “Hospital Without Pain" certificate
- quality management system (ISO: 9001: 2015)
- accreditation of the Ministry of Health
- 350 doctors and 280 nurses
- multi-specialist care and consultations
- over 50,000 surgeries performed
WE ENSURE YOUR SAFETY, ESPECIALLY DURING THE PANDEMIC:
- Consultations with specialists are available either via telemedicine or in-person at the centre
- The highest sanitary and epidemiological standards in line with expert recommendations
- We offer the opportunity to stay in the hospital in single rooms
If you are interested in surgical treatment, all qualifying visits to a surgeon and anaesthetist are available either in-person at the centre or via telemedicine.
Please come to the appointment without an accompanying person. Also, it is not possible to stay at the hospital with an accompanying person.
Everyone entering the hospital – both patients and staff – undergo triage, i.e. initial health assessment in terms of epidemiology. During triage, patients are asked to disinfect their hands and are given surgical mask. Medical staff ask questions about the symptoms of infection and conduct an epidemiological interview assessing the patient's possible contact with a person who is ill or under quarantine.
Hand hygiene is the most important way to prevent coronavirus infection. We have increased the number of hand disinfectants available in all areas of the hospital. In addition, we have implemented additional disinfection and cleaning procedures – all frequently touched surfaces are cleaned regularly, e.g. door handles, dispensers, lift buttons, handrails, etc.
Our staff is equipped with personal protective equipment to ensure epidemiological safety.
Hospital procedures are updated in accordance with the latest medical knowledge, recommendations of the Chief Sanitary Inspector (GIS) and the Ministry of Health. Medical staff undergo regular training.
To maintain the highest safety standards, hospital stay is possible in single rooms, each with its own bathroom. These rooms are equipped with disinfectants and are regularly cleaned and disinfected.