General surgery

General surgery

Services

  • Hernia surgery

    • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

      €1126–€4467
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      Unstrangulated inguinal hernia can be operated laparoscopically, which means that small abdominal skin incisions are made to insert special instruments and a laparoscope with a camera in the abdominal cavity. With this equipment, the surgeon repositions the contents of the hernia sac into their normal anatomical positions. A mesh is placed on the defective part of the inguinal canal to make the abdominal wall stronger and to avoid the recurrence of hernia. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is always performed under general anesthesia. The laparoscopic procedure will not leave a big scar and the recovery is faster than after open surgery.

    • Inguinal hernia surgery

      €511–€2220
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      Inguinal herniotomy is an open surgical procedure to treat inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernia is a protrusion of an abdominal organ or its part (often a part of the small intestine), the lining of the abdominal cavity (called peritoneum) or fat tissue into subcutaneous tissues through a defect in the inguinal canal. In case of tension repair, the defective abdominal linings are sutured together. This method is suitable for very small hernias. In most cases, however, tension-free mesh-based method is used – the defect is covered with a special mesh that makes the abdominal wall stronger and avoids the recurrence of hernia. The mesh will stay in place permanently. Inguinal herniotomy is performed under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia, but sometimes it can also be performed under local anesthesia in a day surgery unit.

    • Ventral hernia repair

      €1116–€5014
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      Ventral hernia is a protrusion of an abdominal organ or its part (often a part of the small intestine), the lining of the abdominal cavity (called peritoneum) or fat tissue into subcutaneous tissues through a defect in the abdominal wall. In case of tension repair, the defective abdominal linings are sutured together. This method is suitable for small hernias, for example. In most cases, however, tension-free mesh-based method is used – the defect is covered with a special mesh that makes the abdominal wall stronger and avoids the recurrence of hernia. Once in place, the mesh will never be removed. It becomes an integral part of the abdominal wall. Ventral hernias tend to appear in regions that have previously been operated and therefore they are sometimes called scar hernias. Ventral hernia repair is performed under general or spinal anesthesia.

    • Umbilical hernia repair

      €822–€4121
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      Umbilical hernia is a protrusion of an abdominal organ or its part (often a part of the small intestine), the lining of the abdominal cavity (called peritoneum) or fat tissue into subcutaneous tissues through a defect in the abdominal wall. During the operation, an incision is made in the region of the hernia so that the surgeon can reposition the contents of the hernia sac into their normal anatomical positions. After that, the defect of the abdominal wall is repaired. In case of tension repair, the defective abdominal linings are sutured together. This method is suitable for small hernias, for example. In most cases, however, tension-free mesh-based method is used – the defect is covered with a special mesh that makes the abdominal wall stronger and avoids the recurrence of hernia. Umbilical hernia repair is performed under general, local or spinal anesthesia.

  • Bariatric surgery

    • Weight loss surgery (gastric bypass surgery)

      €3371–€9500
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      Gastric bypass surgery is one of the methods of bariatric or weight loss surgery. It is a laparoscopic procedure whereby small abdominal skin incisions are made to insert special instruments and a laparoscope with a camera in the abdominal cavity. During the procedure, the stomach is surgically cut and stapled into a small upper pouch and a large lower section. The middle part of the small intestine (jejunum) is also cut through. Once divided, the lower part of the jejunum is pulled up and connected directly to the new small upper pouch. The other end (coming from the lower part of the stomach) is sewn back at a certain point further down the small intestine. After the procedure, food enters the “small stomach”, easily inducing the feeling of fullness, and then travels directly into the jejunum, “bypassing” the upper part of the small intestine. The only remaining task of the “large stomach” is to produce digestive enzymes for the small intestine.

    • Weight loss surgery (gastric sleeve surgery)

      €3371–€9500
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      Gastric sleeve surgery, also called longitudinal resection of the stomach, is one of the methods of bariatric or weight loss surgery. It is a laparoscopic procedure whereby small abdominal skin incisions are made to insert special instruments and a laparoscope with a camera in the abdominal cavity. Most of the stomach is removed with the laparoscope and the rest of the stomach is  closed longitudinally with a surgical stapler. The remaining stomach reminds of a small tube or sleeve, hence the name of the procedure: gastric sleeve. By this method the volume of the stomach is reduced by approximately 80%, which leads to earlier satiety (feeling of fullness) and thus helps to eat less.

  • Gallbladder surgery

    • Laparoscopic gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)

      €734–€4574
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      Laparoscopic gallbladder removal, also called cholecystectomy, is a surgical procedure whereby the gallbladder is removed. It is performed under general anesthesia laparoscopically, which means that small abdominal skin incisions are made to insert special instruments and a laparoscope with a camera in the abdominal cavity. With this equipment, the surgeon can observe the internal organs and surgically remove the gallbladder. Elective cholecystectomy or gallbladder removal is indicated in patients suffering from pain or chronic discomfort because of gallstones.

  • Reception

    • General surgeon’s consultation

      €14–€70
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      A general surgeon usually specializes in abdominal surgery, but performs other operations as well. During the first appointment, surgical treatment is usually not performed. First, the general surgeon examines and consults the patient, and prescribes additional tests or analyses. A timely consultation with a general surgeon, accurate diagnosis and early treatment help to avoid developing severe complications.