Due to its location, the Czech Republic is often referred to as the heart of Europe. Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic – is the most visited city and has been one of the most popular European destinations for many years. The Czech Republic has a high concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites unmatched elsewhere in the world in a country of this size. Cultural heritage, monuments and rich national history are the main crowd pullers attracting tourists from all over the world.
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Visitors from all over the world come to see the unique symbiosis of well-preserved monuments of all architectural styles, ranging from Romanesque rotundas, Gothic and Baroque churches, Renaissance palaces and gardens to Art Nouveau, cubist and purely modern structures. Prague is one of the largest urban conservation areas in the world. Its old town, covering an area of 866 ha, is protected by the UNESCO as a world heritage site.
The Malvazinky Rehabilitation Clinic is one of the most up-to-date medical facilities in Europe providing top medical care. The quality and prestige of the clinic are mainly built on excellent experts and an individual and friendly approach to patients. The clinic has a multidisciplinary team of accomplished physicians from all major medical specialities.
A brand new wing was erected in 2013 and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Its rooms offer maximum comfort during the hospital stay. It has 60 adjustable beds, new high-quality devices for physiotherapy and a multimedia system (TV, radio, Internet) for patients´ convenience. This new wing also includes new specialised outpatient departments and a gym with modern equipment.
The Malvazinky Rehabilitation Clinic was accredited by the Joint Accreditation Commission and regularly ranks among the best-evaluated hospitals in the Czech Republic.
Orthopaedic treatment in the Czech Republic
Joint pain and limited mobility impact every aspect of your life. Our renowned team of experts performs a wide range of orthopaedic surgeries with the help of state-of-the-art technology, an anesthesiology and resuscitation unit and an intensive care unit. The goal for treatment in Prague is to help you return you to a pain-free, active lifestyle.
MUDr. Vladislav Hospodár has been the head physician of our orthopaedic unit since 2003. He works with a team of expert surgeons with the highest qualifications in orthopaedics (two levels of attestation, ahead of physician license awarded by the Czech Medical Chamber) and a nursing team under the leadership of senior nurse Mgr. Marta Vondráčková. In addition to other positions, MUDr. Vladislav Hospodár held the position of the physician of the Czech Republic national handball team in 1995-2002, the basketball team in 2003-2006 and the ice-hockey team in 2006-2011. In 2014 he held the position of the chief physician for the Czech Republic acrobatic skiing team for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
His team performs a comprehensive range of orthopaedic surgeries using cutting-edge apparatuses and modern implants.
As always, we guarantee comprehensive patient care which includes preoperative examination by an internal disease specialist and an anesthesiologist. We guide you through preoperative preparation, surgery and subsequent post-operative professional rehabilitation that can be framed as either in-patient or out-patient programs.
The aim is to make a patient’s hospital stay as short as possible by using minimally invasive and arthroscopic methods which substantially reduce post-operative pain.
The whole orthopaedic team has extensive experience with the treatment of sports injuries.
The orthopaedic unit provides outpatient care to people with orthopaedic disorders and musculoskeletal system injuries (conservative therapy, indication for surgery, consultancy).
Surgeries commonly performed at the orthopaedic unit in Prague:
- Total hip and knee replacement – state-of-the-art Zimmer implants and minimally invasive techniques. These are suitable even for younger patients due to their longevity (hip resurfacing, Mayo hips, …)
- Arthroscopy – Minimally invasive knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow surgeries for diagnostic purposes. Most often we use these techniques to treat damaged meniscus, cartilage or arthritic nodes…
- Reconstructive surgery – meniscus suture, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, management of shoulder instability and shoulder impingement syndrome, all with the use of state-of-the-art absorbable suture materials.
- Surgeries of lower limb peripheries – Flat foot reconstruction and correction of deformities of the big toe and other toes – based on the French orthopaedic school (our physicians are members of the EFAS – the European Foot and Ankle Society), again using state-of-the-art materials (screws, splints). Ankle stabilization, arthrodesis
- Corrective knee osteotomy treatment in the Czech Republic – Postponement of knee-replacement surgery through limb axis alteration
“Minor” orthopaedic surgeries – Surgeries for tennis elbow, golf elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, Achilles tendon…
RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY TREATMENT IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Radical prostatectomy carried out with a robot involves the total removal of a prostate affected with a malignant tumour. The surgery is performed with several minor incisions in the area of the front abdominal wall. An encapsulated malignant prostate tumour can be treated:
- with external radiation -medication
- brachytherapy/internal radiation
- open surgery
- with the da Vinci robotic system
The fundamental difference between the third and fourth method is the continuation of a good quality life after the surgery. Open radical prostatectomy can result in urination difficulties, reduced sphincter control, inﬂammations, erection disorders or dysfunction. The reason is generally the complicated and difficult-to-access operating field for the surgeon’s hand. The daVinci robot enables to gently handle the individual structures. Its motion is so extensive, delicate and precise that all structures which must remain intact for the functions to be preserved after
the surgery can be safely identified in the 3D imaging.
The patient stays in the hospital four days after the radical prostatectomy surgery is performed with the daVinci robotic system. Then the patient goes home with a urinary catheter which is removed in an outpatient procedure approx. eight days after the surgery. Then the patient urinates alone and controls the sphincter of the urinary bladder.
It is evident that the first two methods go without surgery, the patient receives radiation. In these instances, the malignant tumour is not removed and after several years the patient can develop the same problem as at the beginning, i.e. the patient must receive further treatment. The third and fourth methods are surgical. The prostate is removed along with the malignant tumour and the urethra is sewed onto the cervix of the urinary bladder. From the point of view of oncology, the entire organ including the malignant tumour is removed. Our specialists from the St. Zdislava Hospital then every time pass it on to pathologists for histological assessment. The pathologist examines if the surgical margin is retained and whether the tumour is removed completely and is not growing into the surrounding tissue.
BARIATRIC SURGERY IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
reducing the size of the stomach within obesity treatment
Obesity is defined by the body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30:
- indication for bariatric surgery (BMI 40)
- indication with BMI 35 (severe diabetes, severe hypertension, severe lipid metabolism disorders, cardiovascular diseases)
- BMI decrease after sleeve gastrectomy: reduces the severity of diabetes, the dosage of drugs for hypertension, enhances the quality of life of the patient.
Advantages of bariatric surgery:
- the surgery takes less than an hour
- the hospital stay only lasts 4 – 5 days
- the recovery period lasts approx. 2 – 3 weeks
Clinic wave helped and are still helping patients from many European countries, including Germany, Austria and Spain. Help is sought not only by clients from Europe but from other continents as well – for instance from the United States of America. You can afford treatment in the Czech Republic.