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Krakow University Hospital

Kraków, Poland

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Krakow University Hospital

The University Clinic of Krakow is a multi specialty medical institution in Poland, which receives more than 75,000 inpatient and over 380,000 outpatients annually.

The Clinic was found back in 1778, then known as the General Hospital of Saint Lazarus.

The University Clinic of Krakow is the only Polish medical institution that treats rare endocrine diseases: acromegaly, panhypopituitarism, ACTH-dependent and ACTH-independent Cushing syndrome, late adrenal hyperplasia. Only here the malignant tumors of the endocrine system are diagnosed and treated. Annually, more than 2,000 inpatients and 12,000 outpatients from around the world seek help from the hospital's endocrine department.

The surgical department in the University Clinic of Krakow was named the most high-tech and safe surgical department in Poland for the fourth time in a row according to the authoritative edition of Newsweek.

The editorial staff makes up the rating of surgical departments, based on the % of successful operations, the level of patient satisfaction, the quality of medical equipment and feedback from competitors.

In 2008, specialists in the department of neonatology rescued infants who were born on the 25th week of pregnancy with a weight of 570-800 g. After discharge of the babies from the clinic of Krakow, the doctors continued to monitor their health condition on an outpatient basis and noted that the mental and physical development of these children corresponds to the development full-time peers.

Facts & Figures you need to know about the hospital:

    иконка галочки32 specialized departments;  

    иконка галочки Opening of the first branch of neonatology in Poland;  

    иконка галочки 3900 employees, of which more than 200 are Krakow doctors of the highest category;  

    иконка галочки71 polyclinics;  

    иконка галочки8 diagnostic centers;  

    иконка галочкиMedical equipment of the latest generation; 

    иконка галочкиAdvanced methods of treatment;

    иконка галочкиAccess to innovative drugs.

Features of the Clinic

CENTER FOR GYNECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY IN KRAKOW UNIVERSITY CLINIC

 

Krakow University Hospital

The Department of Women's Oncological Diseases became the first among Polish hospitals, which was accredited by the European Society of Gynecologic Oncology (ESGO) and was recognized by the European Gynecologic Oncology Center.

The availability of the ESGO certificate guarantees patients receiving medical care that meets all international standards. This quality mark also allows the department's specialists to participate in international research in the field of gynecological oncology.

This means that the doctors at the University Clinic of Krakow have access to innovative drugs, constantly improving the effectiveness and safety of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and improving the methods of surgical treatment of breast cancer and female reproductive system.

The department of gynecological oncology diagnose and treat all types of female oncological diseases. Personalized treatment is prescribed, taking into account the stage of cancer and individual characteristics of the body.

Most often chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and radiotherapy is prescribed to patients. Diagnostic and treatment procedures are conducted here with the help of modern equipment and advanced drugs that posses the maximum effectiveness in fighting cancer cells and are the safest for healthy organs and tissues of the patient. During the removal of malignant neoplasm, doctors here focus on sparing the organ affected by the tumor. Four surgical blocks of the Center are considered the most high-tech and safest in the country.

TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES IN THE UNIVERSITY CLINIC OF KRAKOW

The specialists of the department annually help more than 2500 patients from all over the world to get rid of diseases of the cardiovascular system. An electrophysiology laboratory with an advanced specialized cardiological system is functioning here that allows doctors of Krakow to conduct the most accurate examinations of the heart.

The laboratory of the clinic, scheduled examinations of patients with an established pacemaker and procedures for radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) are carried out. These procedures are aimed at eliminating arrhythmia by introducing a thin flexible catheter through a blood vessel to the site of cardiac arrhythmia. A radio-frequency pulse is triggered on the catheter, and it destroys the pathological rhythm.

Annually in the department of cardiovascular diseases of the clinic of Krakow, doctors conduct about 200 procedures of radiofrequency ablation, installation of 250 pacemakers and receive more than 3000 outpatients.

TREATMENT OF BLOOD DISEASES IN UNIVERSITY CLINIC KRAKOW

 

surgery at university hospital krakow

The Center of Hematology became the first medical center in Poland specializing in the treatment of malignant and benign blood diseases. The department was opened in 1950, headed by Associate Professor Julian Alexandrovich.

In 1958, doctors for the first time in Poland carried out a successful bone marrow transplantation between twin sisters in the Hematology Center of the Krakow Clinic.

The department is located on 4 stories, one of which completely occupies the advanced medical equipment for diagnostic and medical procedures.

Every year, about 6,000 inpatients and 20,000 outpatients are helped at the Center to get rid of blood diseases forever.

The Bone Marrow Transplant Center successfully functions, in which more than 60 bone marrow transplants are performed from related and unrelated donors each year on the basis of the hematology department of the Krakow Clinic.

COST OF TREATMENT AT THE CRACOW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL


Given the advantages of the University Hospital of Krakow in the form of modern equipment and the use of new treatment methods by doctors, the price of medical procedures seems reasonable. Compared to the clinics of the same level in Germany and Austria, the cost of treatment here is much cheaper.

Procedure Cost
Endoscopic spine surgery from €4,000
Orthopedic rehabilitation from €2,000
Bariatric surgery from €4,500
Coronary artery bypass grafting from €2,800
Testimonials (2)
Average clinic rating
Danuta
50 years
Patient Verified
  • 4
    4
The patient was treated
I remember how this hospital used to look 30 years ago, and I am astonished by the changes. Very good, modern, professional setting. The medical care is excellent. Very grateful to the orthopedic department.
Kraków, Poland, February 2, 2020
Wiktoria
21 years
Patient Verified
  • 4
    4
The patient was treated
Several years ago, I got in a bad car accident and the doctors and my local hospital sent me here. I can confidently say that this choice saved my life. The orthopedic surgeon who operated on me said he has never seen such a difficult case.... Read more
Kraków, Poland, February 1, 2020
Certificates:
ESGO

Doctors

Prof. Peter Richter
Surgery
Experience:
Prof. Kazimir Pitinsky
Oncology
Experience:
дариуш дудек кардиология
Prof. Dariusz Dudek
Cardiology
Experience:
Prof.
Professor Peter Richter heads the Department of General Oncology and Gastroenterology Surgery at the University Clinic of Krakow. It is considered one of the leading surgeons in Poland, specializing in invasive therapy of gastrointestinal cancer. He is one of the few surgeons in Krakow who performs surgical treatment of obesity.
Specialization of the doctor: surgery.
Prof. Peter Richter
Experience:
Surgery
Prof.
Professor Kazimir Pitinsky is one of the leading doctors of Krakow, who specializes in the treatment of female oncological diseases. At the moment he heads the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the University Clinic of Krakow.
Specialization of the doctor: oncogynecology
Prof. Kazimir Pitinsky
Experience:
Oncology
Prof.
Professor Dariusz Dudek is a famous Polish cardiologist and professor at the College of Medicine at the Jagiellonian University. Since 2014 - heads the Center for the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University Clinic of Krakow. Dariusz Duschek is an honorary member of the Polish Cardiology Society and the European Cardiology Society. Author of more than 100 scientific works. Achieved 6 awards from the Polish Cardiology Society for outstanding milestones in cardiology.
Specialization of the doctor: cardiology.
дариуш дудек кардиология
Prof. Dariusz Dudek
Experience:
Cardiology
Location of the Clinic
Mikołaja Kopernika 36, Kraków

There are many attractions located not far from the University Clinic of Krakow. Magnificent castles, parks that are suitable for walks, impregnated with the history of the streets of the Old City - after diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the hospital you will be able to plunge into the tourist atmosphere of Krakow and understand why it is so fervently loved by tourists from all over the world. Be sure to stroll through the territory of the Barbican tower, look at the Rynok square to listen to the trumpeter playing from the tower of the Mary's church. And please do not forget about Jagiellonian University and its amazing clock in the courtyard.

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