Good day !
After almost half a year I am writing a review.
The level and quality of medicine, I can not adequately assess, as I am just a client (someone came up with the name of the patient, which I personally do not like).
So, I had an operation. On the heart. The diagnosis was atrial fibrillation. Made an Ablation.
How did - I do not know. I hope at the proper level.
This is a conveyor. You with your medical problems / diagnoses get on the conveyor.
I do not know whether this is good or bad - but it is.
I had a surgery very quickly - for which I am grateful.
Extract from the clinic.
The doctor had a conversation with me (through an interpreter) for 3 minutes before the operation and 5-10 minutes after the operation (after 2 days of re-discharge). And that's all. My questions are what to do next (what predictions, recommendations, etc. I have not received an answer).
The next day (the day of discharge from the clinic), the nurse / doctor’s assistant arrived and presented the discharge report in German. To the question whether it is possible in English, I received the answer that it is possible, but contact the translators.
Still. I waited for more than 2 hours for a prescription for the purchase of medications prescribed to me (for a purchase at pharmacies in Germany). And this after repeated reminders.
I have not received any recommendations regarding the observation of the passage / consequences of the operation.
As a result, I was forced through the Internet to look for possible subtleties / complications after my operation. Then, after 20 days, I had a relapse - a long-term arrhythmia over the course of 4 days. I found it myself through a Garmin wrist pulse detector.
As a result, I bought the device for ECG registration and with the help of it I independently registered this fact of relapse.
Further, through the Internet, I realized that it is permissible with my diagnosis for a period of up to 3 months after the operation.
Now, six months later (without a week), I have no arrhythmias.
It seems that the operation in Hamburg I did right.
But the rest ...
Another important fact.
At the entrance I was promised a price of 22,000 euros with a deposit of 2,000 euros, which is refundable if there are no complications during the operation.
So, as of today 2019-05-22, this deposit was not returned to me. Despite the fact that I was very tolerant in this matter - I did not demand, I did not pester ...
This is a note for future customers of this clinic.
Feel free to write off this amount of the so-called deposit on expenses. Such a marketing course of German clinics.
I understand that for me and for the majority of clients of (international) clinics, this 2,000 euros means nothing on the total amount of the costs of treatment and imposes on health ...
Personally, I do not like it.
I have something to compare.
In 2007, I was treated in Israel. Result by all parameters 5 +++
Here in Germany at 3 ---
I do not take into account the medical aspect - here it is difficult for me to be an adequate evaluator.
Asklepios St. Georg Clinic
Asklepios St. Georg Hospital is a multidisciplinary medical center in Hamburg. The Hospital works on the premisses of Asklepios Kliniken Medical Group.
The Hospital specializes in the treatment of the heart, vessels, and spine diseases.
St. Georg Hospital is among the TOP German medical facilities according to the Focus magazine.
87,000 patients receive the treatment annually here.
Good day !
The clinic is probably a good one, but everything was organized very illiterate and ugly, I planned to get to a specific doctor, who eventually turned out not to receive in this clinic, nobody told me about this, I was examined, I did not need.
Everything is high. The doctor came before the operation (did ablation) and said that it gives 99%, which will be a good result. Chamber for one person, everything you need is there, everything is thought out. Coordinator Pavel answered all my questions very promptly.
Asklepios St. Georg Hospital was founded in 1823. The Hospital includes 25 departments and 4 multi-specialty centers, own helipad.
Asklepios St. Georg Hospital is located in the center of Hamburg, near Lohmühlen-Grünzug Park. The distance between an international airport and the city is 10 km.
ADVANTAGES OF ASKLEPIOS ST. GEORG
- The Research Center of Hamburg University. Specialists of the Center develop the innovative treatment methods that are available in the Hospital.
- World leading doctors. 20 world-renowned doctors worked at Asklepios St. Georg. Among them is Dr. Heinrich Pette, a German neurologist and the author of the methods for multiple sclerosis treatment. The award for neurologic disorders treatment was named in his honor. Today 10 doctors, that are included into the TOP list of the best specialists in Germany, work at Asklepios St. Georg.
- Quality of the treatment. Asklepios St. Georg has got 18 awards and certificates that prove high quality of medical services here.
ASKLEPIOS ST. GEORG IN FIGURES
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
TOP medical facility in Germany according to the Focus magazine
Since 2015, Asklepios St. Georg has been including in the TOP 100 medical centers in Germany. The ranking is based on the attestation results and patients’ surveys.
TAVI is an aortic valve implantation with catheter without large incisions in the skin. Asklepios St. Georg has received the certificate of the German Cardiologists Society for the high quality and number of performed procedures.
Certified Spine Surgery Center
Asklepios St. George Hospital is one of the 1st to receive certificate of the German Spine Society (DWG). The Clinic has established interdisciplinary cooperation to receive this certificate. For the treatment of patients with the spine diseases, neurosurgeons, traumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physiotherapists are involved.
DIN EN ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Certificate
It is an obligatory certification for all clinics of Asklepios Network. DIN EN ISO confirms the quality of medical equipment, drugs, and medical materials.
The Cardiology Department of Asklepios St. Georg is the most significant one in the North Germany. Over 5,700 patients have undergone the treatment here.
Doctors specialize in the therapy of arrhythmia, ischemic heart disease, valvular defects, heart failure.
2 hybrid surgical theaters work on the premises of the Department. The theaters are equipped with the cutting-edge technologies for catheter, minimally invasive, and open surgeries.
TAVI (Transcatheter aortic valve implantation)
The TAVI procedure is performed to replace or correct the heart valves. Heart surgeons perform all the manipulations using a thin tube (catheter), which is injected through the femoral artery.
In comparison with the open surgery, TAVI has such advantages as:
- the intervention time is 2 times shorter;
- less pain after the procedure;
- general anesthesia is not required;
- hospitalization takes only 1-2 days.
1,100 TAVI procedures have been conducted in the Department.
Prof. Karl Heinz Kuck perform TAVI surgery
MitraClip for heart failure treatment
Heart surgeons perform the MitraClip procedure through the catheter. A special clamp is installed at the end of the catheter. Applying the clamp, doctors fasten of the mitral valves. The surgery is painless. A patient is under general anesthesia. The MitraClip lasts about 1,5 hours.
Over 600 patients have undergone the procedure at Asklepios St. Georg.
HEART SURGERY DEPARTMENT
The Heart Surgery Department of Asklepios St. Georg has been included into the TOP list since 2014 according to the Focus magazine.
Doctors of the Department specialize in the heart bypass, heart valves correction and replacement, aortic surgeries.
Minimally invasive heart surgeries
Heart surgeons perform most of the operations through 6-10 cm incisions made between the ribs.
Advantages of the method — lower traumatism of the tissues in comparison with the sternum opening during the open surgery. Little scars remain after the surgery. The recovery period is quicker than after the open surgery.
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with and without heart-lung apparatus
In the most cases, doctors use the artery of the chest. It is sewed to the heart in circumvention in the affected vessel, and due to this, normal blood circulation is restored. Cardiologists have proven that the arteries of the chest are not clogged for over 30 years.
Doctors conduct CABG of 2 types — with and without an artificial circulation apparatus. During the operation, the device does the function of the heart and lungs. Operation without an apparatus is technically difficult, but after it a patient has no risk of developing atrial fibrillation.
A catheterization laboratory
SPINE SURGERY CENTER
A medical team of the Center consists of neurosurgeons, traumatologists, orthopedists, and physiotherapists. Doctors treat spine traumas, deformations, and tumors.
Doctors specialize in performing such operations as:
- microsurgery. Specialists remove tumors through 1-8 cm incisions. The recovery period after microsurgeries is rapid. The scars are barely noticeable.
- laser therapy. Doctors apply the laser when the tumor cannot be removed completely. The method help to avoid the resurgence of the disease.
- ultrasound therapy. Ultrasound reduces the tumor size. Then the doctors remove the fluid through a thin catheter. For this procedure, extensive incisions are not required. Physicians perform manipulations through 1-2 punctures.
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- transfer from/to an airport for additional fee
- accommodation in a single or double room
- meals according to a menu.
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