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The AVIMED Hospital, which is a part of a medical group, started operations in 2009. It is located in the centre of Katowice, in a historic building occupying the space of 1140 square metres.

Since its establishment, the AVIMED Hospital has specialised in orthopaedic and trauma surgical procedures of the musculoskeletal system, spine and peripheral nervous system surgery. In the recent years the offer has been extended to include surgical procedures in urology as well as general, oncological and plastic surgery.

A state-of-the-art operating theatre, which fulfils the strictest criteria for sterilization, comprises two operating rooms with world-class facilities and medical equipment and a post-operative recovery room with an intensive care unit.

In the post-operative ward for inpatients there are 20 beds in single and double air-conditioned comfortable rooms with bathrooms, TV and Wi-Fi.

Diagnostic procedures including ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound tests, EKG, x-ray, spirometry and audiometry are carried out in the hospital. Other diagnostic procedures are performed in cooperating healthcare institutions under agreement with the AVIMED Hospital.

Within the scope of orthopaedics the Hospital performs surgical procedures on: shoulder, knee, hip, ankle joints, spine, elbow, knee, hand. For surgeries modern and tested minimally invasive methods are used, which allows to reduce the size of the post-operative wound as well as the post-operative trauma thus shorten the duration of stay in the hospital and subsequent recovery.

Arthroscopy is used every week to perform, for example, shoulder and knee joint reconstruction and repair procedures. These surgical procedures are provided mostly for professional athletes and other physically active people who wish to recover as soon as possible. As one of the few centres in Poland, our Hospital offers endoprosthetics of the shoulder joint.

The most often performed orthopaedic surgical procedures of the upper extremities are:

  • microsurgical reconstructions of nerves after injuries,

  • arthroscopic and classic procedures in the area of shoulder, elbow and wrist,

  • tendon reconstructions, hand and finger contracture

  • endoprosthetics of the shoulder and elbow joints.

As for the lower extremities the following procedures are performed:

  • knee, ankle arthroscopy,

  • anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament reconstruction,

  • meniscal and cartilage suturing.

Our highly qualified specialists have extensive professional experience gained both in Poland and abroad. Currently we cooperate with the following specialists in the field of orthopaedics and traumatology:

1. Professor Widuchowski Jerzy, MD, PhD

Specialization in orthopaedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system.

The Voivodeship Consultant for Athletic Medicine

2. Zawal Mariusz

Specialization in orthopaedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system.

He has worked for the AVIMED Hospital since 2009; has gained his professional experience both in Poland and abroad, has completed internships in hospitals in USA and UK. He has attended a number of trainings on minimally invasive surgery in Poland and abroad.

3. Kania Wojciech

Specialization in orthopaedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system and athletic medicine.

The Orthopaedics Department of the Multi-Specialist Hospital in Jaworzno; team physician for GKS Tychy – ice hockey club (multi champion and vice-champion of Poland), football (1st league), basketball (1st league) and volleyball (1st league).

4. Szalewicz-Szpunar Joanna

Specialization in orthopaedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system.

She has gained professional experience working as a doctor at the Voivodeship Hospital for Trauma Surgery in Piekary Śląskie, team physician for KS Ruch Chorzów, team physician for Women’s National Football Team U-19, resident doctor at the Institut de la Main Paris;

Dr Szalewicz-Szpunar specializes in orthopaedic surgical procedures of the upper extremity: reconstructions of the hand and shoulder, arthrolysis.

5. Łukasik Piotr

Specialization in orthopaedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system.

Consultations on knee surgery:

treatment of acute knee injuries,

treatment of chronic conditions, including degeneration of the knee

arthroscopy of the knee

reconstruction of cruciate ligaments – anterior (ACL) and posterior (PCL), medial collateral ligaments and posterolateral ligament

surgical treatment of cartilage loss with the use of stem cells in the bone marrow and autologous chondrocyte transplant.

surgical treatment of instability of the patella

surgical treatment of meniscus damage: suturing, transplants

endoprosthetics of the knee: partial and total

post-operative treatment

consultations on the knee joint rehabilitation.

Consultations on ankle surgery:

conservative treatment of ankle injuries and diseases

surgical treatment of the ankle: arthroscopy, cartilage loss treatment, ligament damage, Achilles tendon.

6. Gap Artur

Specialization in orthopaedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system.

In neurosurgery:

1. Luszawski Jerzy, MD, PhD.

Specialization in neurosurgery.

He has been performing repair surgeries of the brachial plexus since 2010 as one of the few people in Poland who are able to do that. He has implemented a unique method of selective dorsal rhizotomy for the treatment of the spasticity of the lower extremities.

Training abroad:

2012 Multidisciplinary Approach to Spasticity Course, Istanbul, Turkey

2011 course on selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), Saint Louis, USA

2009-2010 course on brachial plexus surgery, Aachen, Germany

2008 Inomed Training Course – Intraoperative Neuromonitoring, Freiburg, Germany.

The scope of surgery: selective dorsal rhizotomy, reconstruction of the brachial plexus, reconstruction of the nerve in the lower extremity, microdiscectomia.

At the AVIMED Hospital we take special care to rehabilitation of the patients, which ensures their quick recovery. Our patients are provided with rehabilitation equipment to cater for their individual needs as well as physiotherapy.

The competitive offer of high quality medical treatments provided by renowned doctors at our Hospital is one of key reasons for huge popularity of the Hospital with patients, including athletes needing diagnostics procedures and treatment. Owing to high standards of service the AVIMED Hospital has cooperated with:

professors of medicine, for example dr Jerzy Widuchowski, consultant for athletic medicine • specialists in orthopaedics, specializing in athletic medicine – diagnostics and treatment of sports injuries

sports clubs: 1st league football club Ruch Chorzów, GKS Katowice, Amateur Sports Club Sokół.

The AVIMED Hospital has also been a partner for global insurance companies and companies offering private health care both in Poland and abroad. Within the scope of this cooperation we provide both specialist consultations and surgical procedures.

Owing to our cooperation with high class specialists, we constantly seek new challenges, opportunities and ways to extend our offer. Our doctors take part in national and multinational projects, and thus constantly develop their skills by having access to many medical cases.

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