NHS waiting lists are too long in the UK, it is normal to wait up to 18 weeks or more for NHS (National Health Service) treatment. In other words, people wait for months to have serious heart, orthopaedic and other types of surgeries. This is very common in other countries too and is not acceptable for most people making it one of the biggest reasons to look for alternatives abroad. According to Brexit rules, you can travel abroad at NHS could refund up to the full cost of treatment abroad. This is why private treatment in Poland is becoming an ever more popular choice for NHS patients.
Private medical treatment in Poland
Private treatment and medical tourism were on the increase in Poland over the last few years, and the number of medical procedures, particularly in the area of cosmetic surgery, orthopaedic, and gynaecology has been rising dramatically. Medical tourists started to arrive in significant numbers from around 2003. People from all over the world travel to Poland to do their private cosmetic surgery, dental treatment, orthopaedic treatment, gynecologic operations and heart surgeries.
English is spoken in most of the urban centres in Poland. To clarify there is no reason for anyone to worry about not knowing Polish.
The healthcare system in Poland has undergone radical changes as it has adapted from communism to open-market capitalism. With the government backing and strong investment from international private healthcare providers, Poland is rapidly becoming a leading destination for healthcare tourism in Europe. Poland is offering that ideal combination of high-quality care and low, affordable prices.
Medical treatment development in Poland
Several high-quality clinics have been built, including medical centres in Warsaw, Poznan, Krakow, Lublin, Lodz, Katowice and Bialystok. Many other brands new, state of the art clinics and hospitals are planned over the next few years, providing the very highest standards of equipment, service and medical treatment abroad for medical tourists.
Medical treatment in Poland at present will pleasantly surprise not only the service but also the quality of those services for which its specialists are taking. Occupying the seventh place in terms of the number of SPA and wellness centres, medical care in Poland actively promotes a healthy lifestyle, a well-groomed body and a constant good mood.
Poland is one of the leading infertility treatment centres –and has a dozen centres that are located throughout the country. As a rule, practising doctors undergo preliminary training in European countries or the USA, which allows using the most advanced techniques and sophisticated technologies while working at the level of clinics in Europe.
Level of private medical treatment in Poland
The level of care and medical treatment visually demonstrates what a real European medicine should look like. In total, Poland annually visits more than a quarter of a million foreign visitors coming to these or those health programs. Also, medical care is based on respect for the rights of the patient. There is also a register of doctors in Poland, where you can check the current license of any doctor. Poland has 160 centres of invasive cardiology, the highest in Europe. Furthermore, the clinical research market in Poland is estimated at 1 billion Zloty, which is 3% of the total clinical research market.
For example prices and costs of medical treatment abroad in Poland (Pounds):
- Hip replacement £4750
- Knee replacement £4950
- Gastric bypass £5500
- ACL reconstruction £2500
- Mastectomy £1320
- Nasal septal correction £1200
- Abdominoplasty £2073
- Breast reduction £1090
- Breast implants £1350
- Dental crowns £540
Advantages of medical treatment abroad in Poland
High-quality services at affordable prices. A comprehensive approach to patient favourable, temperate climate for the restoration – good weather and climatic conditions of a modern, safe and welcoming country hospital room equipped with equipment of the highest quality, monitoring of vital functions of the patient, health care 24 hours a day. Consultation in English, German, and Russian.
Dental procedures are some of the most dynamically developing branches of treatment in Poland. Given the enormous popularity of such treatments, foreign trips for a beautiful smile have already earned their own name. Dental tourism is a flourishing trend in Poland. Dental clinics offer competitive prices, which are 50 – 80% lower than comparable procedures in Germany, Great Britain or the USA.
More and more patients are coming from abroad, primarily German, British, Irish, Swiss and Scandinavians.
Best private clinics and specialities in Poland
Private orthopaedic treatment in Poland
Best orthopaedic specialists in Poland are working in private orthopaedic clinics in major cities across Poland. The most modern specialised centre for traumatology-orthopaedics, spinal issues and rheumatology the in Poland are located in Warsaw, Gdansk, Poznan, Krakow, Lublin, Bydgoszcz, Wroclaw, Katowice, Rzeszow with the only exemption is spin surgery clinic Vital Medic that is located in Kluczbork. The orthopaedic clinics employ the best specialists in their area. For example, in our opinion best clinics in Poland are CM Gamma in Warsaw, St Wojciech Hospital in Poznan, Med Polonia in Poznan, Zagiel Med in Lublin.
Specialised Vein Varicose Treatment Centers in Poland
Best vein varicose treatment in Poland is found in private vascular clinics in major cities across Poland. For example, in our opinion best clinics in Poland are St Wojciech’s Hospital in Poznan, Med Polonia in Poznan, Zagiel Med in Lublin, and Stadmedica in Bydgoszcz.
Fertility Treatment in Poland
There are several main players in infertility treatment in Poland’s clinics. Fertility treatment clinics compete in the attraction of foreign patients by developing their service and offer every year. Competition in infertility treatment in Poland has led to a decrease in costs and increased quality of service. It is hard to find individual and professional services at costs that are done by clinics in Poland. Fertility treatment clinics employ the best specialists in their area. For example, in our opinion, the best clinics in Poland are Bocian or Gyncentrum in Katowice.
Bariatric Surgery in Poland
There is more than one clinic that specialises in bariatric weight loss surgery in Poland. In addition, many clients from the UK and Europe go to Poland for bariatric surgeries in Poland. There are many clinics in Poland that do offer bariatric surgery and for example, we would suggest Klinika Mazan in Katowice.
Endometriosis Treatment in Poland
In the field of endometriosis treatment, there is one leader and that is a clinic that is located a 2-hour drive away from Warsaw and it is Klinika Tomaszewski in Bialystok. It is so popular in the UK that they have deployed their best specialist Prof. Pawel Knapp to London to provide patients with preoperative and operation check-ups in London. Prof. Pawel Knapp is one of the best gynaecology specialists in Poland and it is possible to see him in London. Not many clinics in Poland do offer that level of care for their patients as Klinika Tomaszewski in Bialystok does.