Desc.ription of the Department

Urology is the medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra) and male reproductive organs (penis, scrotum, testes, epididymis, vas deferens and prostate).

The operating theatre of the Medicover Hospital has state-of-the-art technical facilities which allow us to perform surgical procedures using classical methods, laparoscopy and urological endoscopy. In 2018, the Hospital purchased the most advanced robotic system in the world – da Vinci – used in the surgical treatment of a number of conditions, including the most common cancers.

Operations using the da Vinci surgical robot are performed by Dr. Paweł Salwa who specialises in this method. It is currently one of the most effective methods to treat prostate cancer. It allows in most cases for conservative surgery which is a condition of urinary continence and return of erections after surgery.

Services

In the Urology Department of the Medicover Hospital, our specialists perform a wide range of urological examinations and surgical procedures including the following:

Medical staff

Procedures are performed by specialists with many years of experience. Urology consultants and operators at the Medicover Hospital: Dr. Paweł SalwaDr. Paweł StajnoDr. Marcin Rafał Rudziński and Dr. Piotr Dzigowski. Procedures are performed both as same-day surgery and as long-term inpatient procedures in the General Surgery Department.

Paweł Salwa, MD, PhD

He is a graduate from the Medical University of Warsaw and a urology specialist. He is also a biotechnology graduate from the University of Warsaw. He heads the Urology Ward at the Medicover Hospital since the beginning of 2019. For the previous 7 years, he worked at the largest robotic urology clinic in Gronau, Germany, where he was the Head of the Urology Ward and Head of the Prostate Imaging Diagnosis Centre.
Since 2013, he has been treating prostate cancer using the minimally-invasive da Vinci robotic method. Since then, he has performed more than 1,000 operations using the da Vinci surgical robot. In 2019 alone, he performed more than 400 such operations at the Medicover Hospital. As a leader in the implementation of new surgical methods, he created the proprietary SMART Prostatectomy method which is protected by the Polish Patent Office. Its particularly beneficial results for the patient were presented and awarded at the congress of the European Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) and published in the prestigious European Urology Supplements journal.

Read more: https://urologia.medicover.pl/

Medical team:

Elżbieta Maciejewska, MSc – Surgery Department Nurse
A nurse with over 30 years of experience. She holds a master’s degree in pedagogy with a specialisation in health education. She has completed the wound management course, surgical nursing qualification course and organisation and management qualification course for nurses. She is a member of the Polish Wound
Management Association and the Polish Association of Stoma Care Nurses. She participates in stoma care conferences as a lecturer and conducts practical classes for students of the University of Physical Education. In her current work, apart from coordinating and supervising the operation of her Ward, she is responsible for providing substantive support to the subordinate staff and motivating the team to work effectively.

Patients about us

Dear Sirs,

I would like to thank you and express my appreciation for the performed prostatectomy.

Thank you for provided care, medical services and high level of social care.

Best regards,

Piotr


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