Treatment in the Czech Republic
Treatment in the Czech Republic is popular among the citizens of the CIS, Great Britain, the USA and the UAE by virtue of the opportunity to get one of the best European medical treatments for reasonable prices. Thousands of surgeries on joints transplantation, various kinds of IVF, comprehensive diagnostics (i.e. check-up), and modern robot-assisted surgeries are held in the Czech Republic.
The medical institutions are accredited according to the requirements of the EU hospitals; the staff possess the required qualification and experience.
- Modern implants are produced 2-3 times cheaper than the analogues;
- Almost all the doctors and nursing staff speak Russian;
- Central European Center for Arthroscopy is located here, providing the joint microsurgeries;
- The most efficient methods of the surgical treatment of scoliosis are developed;
- Affordable microsurgery by the da Vinci Surgical System.
Peculiarities of the medicine in the Czech Republic
- The country is one of the leaders on endoprosthesis replacement of major joints in Europe. Czech orthopedists dealt with that during the times of the USSR;
- Qualitative and convenient orthopedic footwear is produced for children. A lot of patients go to the Czech Republic to treat the pathologies and recover the locomotor system of the infants and teenagers;
- Individual rehabilitation programs;
- Affordable prices for all kinds of treatment and rehabilitation activities.
Kinds of medical centers in the Czech Republic
There are private and public medical centers. The financial support of the public hospitals is not significant according to EU standards; however, the equipment of the hospitals and the quality of the services provided are considerably higher than in the CIS states. The prices are reasonable, as the cost of the medical staff labor is relatively low in the Czech Republic.
The narrow specialized private medical centers perform the great indicators, i.e. cardiology, neurology, IVF and diagnostics. The country has a chain of the centers for rehabilitation and sanatorium-and-spa resorts. Unlike Israel or Germany, the patient can afford both the treatment course and the full rehabilitation here.
How the foreigner is to be treated in the Czech Republic?
- Select the medical centers considering the disease profile. International Patients Support Center would assist you to do this free-of-charge.
- Contact the medical center or the sanatorium in the Czech Republic. It is easy to do as the majority of the Czechs speak Russian fluently.
- Make the tourist visa to the Czech Republic for 90 days.
If a disabled child is considered to be treated, the visas for the patient and the assisting person are issued free-of-charge by submitting the certificate at the consulate.
Main fields of the treatment in the Czech Republic
- Orthopedics/traumatology, i.e. endoprosthesis replacement of major joints, such as shoulder, hip and knee joints. Arthroscopic operations including the recovery of the cruciate ligament are widely used;
- Gynecology, i.e. infertility treatment, all kinds of artificial insemination, such as IVF, IMSI, GIFT, ZIFT, ICI and ICSI;
- Cardiologic surgery, i.e. valve and cardiac pacemakers implantation;
- Neurosurgery, i.e. hydrocephaly surgical correction, grafting, stenting, and treatment of demyelinating processes. Pediatric neurosurgery is well developed in the Czech Republic.
In addition to the travel passport and the visa application form one needs the medical insurance valid all over the Schengen zone of the minimal insurance sum of 30,000 EUR.
The insurance must to be printed out and sealed. The insurance blank filled out by handwriting is not accepted.
Besides that, a booking confirmation should be provided (fax). It is important that fax confirmation has a clear imprint of the stamp and a clear signature of the booking department representative.
Those who travel by car should provide the insurance for the vehicle (green card) as well as the registration documents and driving license.
The prices for accommodation are various, e.g. rent of a studio apartment per month would cost 200-600 USD.
Advantages of the treatment in the Czech Republic
Disadvantages of the treatment in the Czech Republic
Cost for treatment in the Czech Republic
The price for the treatment and rehabilitation in the Czech Republic is more affordable than in the other countries of the EU, Turkey, Israel or the USA:
- The salaries of the medical staff of the public institutions are low in comparison with the prices in Europe, which limits the prices even at the brand new private medical centers
- The prices for the services of orthopedists are reasonable as the medical centers benefit from the flow of patients from the CIS states and the EU, i.e. endoprosthesis replacement is the key activity of Czech medicine
- There is no polypharmacy. The affordability of the medical services is followed by no unjustified appointments, decreasing the treatment costs significantly
- No expenses for translators. The epicrisis stating the results of the treatment is issued both in Czech and in Russian. The data is archived, so it can be restored anytime
- Bookimed provides the revision of the bill from the medical center free-of-charge; hence, you avoid the agent fees by cooperating with us
Review: hip replacement
We were recommended the replacement in Germany for about 15-20,000 EUR. My colleague told that the Czech Republic would be cheaper.
I contacted the medical center by myself and received the prices. All the procedures including the diagnostics cost 2 times cheaper.
After arriving we immediately noticed that the medical center was modern, the nurse and the doctor spoke Russian and the meals were quite good. It came out after the surgery that we could use the implant of Czech production, which would have been even cheaper.
My mom stood up on the second day after the surgery, and started walking in a week assisted by the walking stick.
Dmitriy, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine