Welcome to KCM Clinic!
Jelenia Gora, Poland
KCM Clinic is a modern and highly specialized medical center, located in the very center of Jelenia Góra city, Poland, an exceptional place with beautiful views towards the Karkonosze mountains.
Here we will take care of your health, so you can enjoy it as long as possible.
The KCM Clinic is ISO 9001:2009 quality management certified, offering the highest standard medical services.
KCM Clinic is proud to be regarded as a patient-friendly hospital and child-friendly clinic. Furthermore, through the fruitful cooperation with the Sanford USD Medical Center, USA, a reputed medical treatment center in Dakota, initiated in April 2012, the KCM doctors have the possibility to expand their knowledge and medical experience.
Since the early beginning of KCM Clinic, our mission has been and remains to offer a comprehensive help to our patients and to facilitate their access to the latest developments and achievements in modern medicine.
Treatments at KCM Clinic
in Jelenia Góra, Poland
KCM Clinic's beautifully renovated building is adapted to the requirements of disabled persons. Also, to reduce patient’s stress, the hospital was renovated and made to resemble a comfortable hotel.
Beautifully furnished single and double rooms with bathrooms and TV make postoperative stay pleasant. Many procedures are conducted in the 1-Day Surgery Clinic, so a Patient returns home on the treatment day.
Eye imaging diagnostics
Eye laser therapy
Professional health care
Short waiting list
KCM Hospital Services
Why Choose KCM Clinic?
Doctor’s commitment and care for our Patients
Round the clock access to health care
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About KCM Clinics
Jelenia Gora, Poland
KCM Clinic was first setup in a beautiful 19th century building, recently renovated, located in the very center of Jelenia Góra, Poland. During the renovations, special attention was paid for developing access of the disabled persons, resulting in an easy-access clinic.
KCM Clinic, originally founded in 2006 under the name Karkonoskie Centrum Medyczne, changed its name in 2009 to KCM Clinic.
In 2010 an expansion was needed to be able to cater to many more patients, therefore, the construction of the hospital building began. At the end of 2011 the modern highly specialist KCM Hospital was officially opened. The newly opened hospital building houses, among others, a modern multimedia operating theatre, in-patient units, the 1-Day surgery clinic, the rehabilitation complex and the dental clinic with equipment of the highest class.
Patients are offered high-standard single and double rooms with bathrooms, TV, Internet and unlimited Wi-Fi access.
What Distinguishes KCM Clinic?
KCM’s Comprehensive Care
We emphasize on comprehensive care, that is from the first contact in the admission room you will be taken careof every step of the way - through visits arrangement, referring for specialist tests for quick diagnosis, when necessarythe admission to the hospital, up to post-op rehabilitation.
Each patient is approached individually by the attending specialist and highly trained personnel, who strive to make each treatment at KCM Clinic quick and efficient.
KCM’s Professional Staff
The team of KCM Clinic is comprised of experienced specialists with high professional qualifications.
Due to a great partnership with USA’s Sanford Health Center and multiple health conferences and medical training within Poland and abroad, they are continuously expanding their knowledge and increasing their skills.
Commitment and passion ensures the highest level of specialist medical care in almost all fields of medicine and treatments.
KCM’s Global Standard Modern Medical Equipment
KCM Clinic houses the latest advancements and developments in medical and diagnostic equipment. Conducting numerous procedures in the hospital with very modern equipment and in comfortable conditions, KCM abide by the European Union standards for both safety and high quality of provided services.
KCM’s Cooperation with the Sanford Health, USA
Cooperating with world class specialists ensures the latest treatments and advancements availabity for patients. To this scope, the Sanford Health organization including 34 hospitals and 116 clinics in the USA, is a partner of KCM for continuous improvement of KCM’s doctors and specialists.
Sanford Health has more than 1000 doctors of 70 specialties that are a partner of KCM Clinic in scientific exchange and so that KCM’s doctors expand their knowledge and acquire new medical skills later applied in their work within the clinic.
KCM’s Comfortable & Friendly Environment
KCM Clinic meets the highest standards in patient service and is fully adapted for disabled persons’ access and needs. KCM has its own car park and ambulance ramp. Furthermore, the location exactly in the center of Jelenia Góra, gives patients convenient access to public transport services, when needed.
Due to the highly equipped operating theaters and patient rooms, patients avoid the stress in KCM’s wellbeing atmosphere.
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Treatments at KCM Clinics
Jelenia Gora, Poland
KCM Clinic provides the most modern comprehensive radiographic diagnostics – 3D cone beam tomography with a wide imaging field, 2D cephalometry, pantomography and radiovisiography.
We offer a wide range of dental procedures in comfortable conditions and friendly atmosphere.
Painless treatment is ensured by using a unique computerized anaesthetic system The Wand.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Treatments usually performed by experts of reconstructive surgery are: breast reduction, removal of scars or tumors, wounds and injuries.
We use professional equipment and formulations of the leading market brands, guaranteeing the highest quality of treatment. We provide a wide range of plastic surgery treatments, at comfortable hospital conditions of a hotel standard.
We ensure discretion, pleasant atmosphere and comprehensive care throughout the recovery period.
KCM Clinic specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and in the treatment of obesity.
Surgical treatment is considered for patients in whom the classic methods of obesity treatment were disappointing, in whom BMI is ≥40 kg/m2 or BMI is >35 kg/m2 with co-existence of risk factors (arterial hypertension, diabetes). Surgical treatment is characterized by providing the highest effectiveness of achieving body mass index and risk factor reduction.
Appropriate treatment and taking care of an obese patient involves cooperation of an internist, diabetologist, cardiologist and metabolic surgeon. The effectiveness and progress in the therapy of obesity depends on the integrity and cooperation of the above- mentioned representatives of those medical disciplines.
Taking into account the low effectiveness of behavioral therapy and obstacles connected with pharmacotherapy (side-effects, lack of discipline in drug intake), surgery remains the only effective therapy for many patients.
Especially due to the fact, that the KCM Clinics laparoscopic surgical techniques applied in metabolic surgery are minimal invasive. Laparoscopic metabolic surgery offers the highest effectiveness in obesity treatment with low complications.
Metabolic Surgery Methods
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We offer vaccinations against:
In accordance with the Ministry of Health recommendation, we offer consulting services concerning obligatory vaccinations and vaccinations recommended abroad.
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Staff of KCM Clinics
Jelenia Gora, Poland
The doctors of KCM Clinic are experienced specialists with high qualifications and scientific achievements.
Thanks to their commitment, passion for delivering quality, regular training abroad and scientific research we provide medical care at the highest level.
Our doctors participate in numerous symposia and congresses. Furthermore, KCM Clinic has a collaboration with Sanford Health in the USA.
We aim to enhance and sustain our world-renowned quality of patient care.
Patients of KCM Clinics
Jelenia Gora, Poland
"My daughter, suffering from spinal pain, benefited from treatments available at the KCM Rehabilitation. The diagnosis of the rehabilitation team was correct and the recommended treatment successful. The spinal pain stopped, and my daughter can at last function normally and enjoy life."
"I have been the KCM Clinic Patient for over two years. I really appreciate care and treatment provided. I am very pleased with results of treatment at KCM Clinic, as my ailments are abating."
This is the testimonial of Lousie B. who has chosen KCM Clinic for the Tubal Ligation Reversal procedure. She tells us how and why she chose KCM Clinic.
This is the testimonial of Sean, a high school Math teacher from Colorado. He tells us how and why he chose KCM Clinic for spinal surgery.
Interview with Lea - Gastric Sleeve Patient
Interview with Gastric Bypass patient
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Media on KCM Clinics
Jelenia Gora, Poland
KCM Clinic was a gold sponsor at this years International Medical Travel Exhibition & Conferences in Dubai.
KCM Clinic togehter with Lufthansa Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world with airports near KCM Clinic. As an airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to international patients or staff members of KCM undergoing medical or wellness treatments and their travel companions.
KCM Clinic is pleased to announce a coorperation with BUPA – a leading international healthcare group.
BUPA is the largest private health insurance provider in the UK taking care of 11,8 mln Customers. It employs 54 000 people mainly in the UK, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Hong Kong, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India, China and across Latin America.
Thanks to the agreement KCM Clinic can provide healthcare for all BUPA insurenced members, the costs ore covered by BUPA. Jelenia Gora based KCM Clinic is the second in the nation with that kind of agreement.
KCM Clinic becomes a health care and rehabilitation assistant for the KPR Jelenia Góra volleyball players - 03.09.2012
The Jelenia Góra Volleyball Club continues the great volleyball traditions of the Karkonosze capital.
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A New Dimension of Surgery
Surgical procedures involving laparoscopy are often associated only with the removal of the gallbladder. Is that a true statement? This surgical technique is much more powerful. What does this mean for a patient?
AN INTERVIEW WITH Grzegorz Kowalski MD PhD
Grzegorz Kowalski MD PhD, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice. He gained experience in the Department of Clinical Department of General Surgery and Endocrinology Hospital in Bytom and as Head of the Department of General Surgery and District Hospital in ?wi?toch?owice and world renowned surgical centers. Currently, Branch Manager of the sub-heading of General Surgery and Bariatric Surgery Metabolic OSK Katowice-Ligota. For several years the Court Expert at Provincial District Court in Katowice. For years, specializing in laparoscopic general surgery,bariatric surgery and endocrinology. Author and co-author of numerous scientific publications. Member of Polish Medical Association, Association of Polish Surgeons, Section Video-surgery Association of Polish Surgeons, Metabolic and Bariatric Section, and Association of Polish Surgeons.
What is the difference between the minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery and the well-known traditionalopen surgery?
GRZEGORZ KOWALSKI MD PhD: “This surgery is based on entirely new rules, brought to life with a view and the benefits for patients. Minimally invasivelaparoscopic procedures are based on the fact that through small incisions special optics connected to the video camera track as well as specialized tools used during surgery are introduced into the patient's body. The surgeon avoids extensive body shells’ cuts that are inextricably intertwined with open traditional surgery. Thus, the perioperative trauma is limited. The patient’s convalescence and recovery run much faster, one returns home and to daily activities much sooner. The healing process is short and surgical scars are smaller. We can observe this especially while comparing classical to laparoscopic colorectal resections.Today, thanks to modern surgery only 3-4 incisions no larger than a centimetreof abdominal wall are performed and intestinal tumors are resected. After such procedures patientssometimes stayed for many weeks in hospital. Currently, after 3-4 days they return home. In minimally invasive surgery operations are carried out using modern tools. Laparoscopic column is now not only a video channel, but also the so-called device. We use advanced powerful tools during surgery. They help the surgeon in the preparation and cutting tissue. Treatments are almost bloodless through vascular closure systems. On the patient's body are either small incisions scars, and in some cases - with the so-called. Single-port surgery - no scars, because the operation is carried out around the navel”.
Procedures with minimally invasive surgery, have already become a reality in the 90s novelty. So, are they not novelty anymore?
GRZEGORZ KOWALSKI MD PhD: “That'strue. The issue is that in the past the gallbladder removal with this method was a very common practice... and unfortunately most of the medical centres stop at this. Currently, laparoscopic surgery a full range of surgical advanced procedures including: the intestine and rectum resections due to inflammatory diseases and cancer, removal of the spleen, stomach resection, surgical treatment of obesity and so on and so forth”.
And all this without opening and "putting your hands into" the body of the patient?
GRZEGORZ KOWALSKI MD PhD: “Yes, because the image transmitted from the camera gives a tenfold enlargement surgery, so that the surgeon can precisely and bloodlessly perform the procedure. Minimally invasive techniques have evolved over the last few years. I remember in 1993 when I carried out such operations –then, there was a regular TV in the operating theatre, the video channel is now with HD or super HD monitors, and even we have a preview in 3D. That's a lot of changes. The surgeon has received a new thirddimension. This is no longer the future, it is the present.”
Has the patient got the right to choose the method while waiting for an operation? Can one ask for an open traditional or minimally invasive method?
GRZEGORZ KOWALSKI MD PhD: “Of course, but the problem lies in the fact that the patient is not always properly informed by the referring physicians. They suggest the open surgerysincesome believe that the procedure is more precise when „adoctor puts handsinto a stomach”. I find it hard to argue with these views. It’s just the same with the findings that during laparoscopic procedures tumor seeding occurs and the operation is not as accurate as the open surgery. It has been proved that all this is a blatant lie. I think that it should have been proposed the best method of treatment for the patient andundoubtedly it is the modern laparoscopic surgery”.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that not all surgeons can operate laparoscopic procedures?
GRZEGORZ KOWALSKI MD PhD: “Of course. It is obvious that all new methods have to be learnt first. It is assumed that after about a hundred laparoscopic procedures of a particular type a surgeon has mastered it. However, I think it is also a question of talent, knowledge and experience, and a change in attitudes of physicians. Some surgeons are accustomed to that they "open" and "look" into a patient, and do not display it on the screen even in 3D. They perceive such an operation as a computer game. The future of the minimally invasive methods belongs to young doctors and they should be trained in these operations”.
Does this mean that old techniques will be forgotten?
GRZEGORZ KOWALSKI MD PhD: “No, because all surgeons should be well-skilled in both traditional and laparoscopic surgery. They must be able to use both methods, because sometimes during laparoscopic surgery so called conversion should be performed in order to switch into an open surgery”.
Returning to the patient - whether the decision of the minimally invasive procedure influences on the decision about anesthesia?
GRZEGORZ KOWALSKI MD PhD: “Choosing a laparoscopic or open procedure does not change the type of anesthesia - regardless of the method general anesthesia is appliedi.e. full anesthesia. Laparoscopic procedures often shorten time, and thus the duration of anesthesia. It depends on the skills of the staff performing the procedure and their equipment in the operating theatre. However, the largest differences can be seenin terms of the period of hospitalization and convalescence of the patient. This minimally invasive surgery time shortened it by a third! It is still not taken into account. For Social Insurance Institution and National HealthServicethe type of operation is crucial not how it was done. Let's remind that after laparoscopic operation there are no scars, what has turned up to be very significant for many patients. There is an old proverb among surgeons "a big surgeon, a big cut" that goes into oblivion. There is one decisive thing –laparoscopic surgery is recommended for people with obesity problems. Imagine how to get into the abdominal cavity when the patient is obese. Surgeons, have to break through a layer of fat. It takes about an hour in the case of open surgery, now through laparoscopy it takes a while.Let us remember that after laparoscopic surgery the patient gets up on the second day and after a few days is discharged home.”
Gayle, M., a bariatric patient from New Cumnock, Scotland, the UK. Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Procedure.
Gayle, 54, sought professional bariatric treatment abroad. In connection with overweight and desire to change her eating habits Gayle thought that the best option is Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve procedure. Two major issues were very crucial: the method that the treatment will be made and the skills of the surgeon. She decided to find a professional clinic abroad so immediately sent the enquiry everywhere she could including KCM Clinic S.A. She was browsing some companies and clinics offering a complete package price including flight, accommodation and surgery. The offer from KCM Clinic Hospital in Jelenia Gora was very interesting to Gayle. She received an immediate response from the International Patients' Department Team. Mr. Philip Pasler and Mrs. Dagmara Kaczmarowska consulted Grzegorz Kowalski MD, PhD, a specialist in general and bariatric surgery at KCM Clinic. Gayle came for treatment to Poland. The preoperative diagnostics went in one day. The patient could get up and walk the next day after the operation. A four-day stay in Jelenia Gora turned out to be more than treatment combined with journey. Gayle changed her diet, lost weight and felt great. After a stay in Jelenia Gora she left Poland happy. She comments on the treatment and the whole expedition to Poland - KCM Clinic S.A. - in a very positive and optimistic way. Her husband in thanks for treatment and care said: "Thank youa hundred times. You made my wife feel a million times better now".
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Why Travel to Jelenia Gora, Poland?
Karkonosze is one of the most frequently visited regions of Lower Silesia, attracting both tourists seeking peace and tranquillity, as well as sports enthusiasts. Karkonosze mountains, are rich in interesting rock formations, cirques and waterfalls.
Szklarska Por?ba is a well-known centre of winter sports, with numerous ski routes for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts.
Harrachov town, 35 km away from Jelenia Góra, is the best known tourist centre in Czech Karkonosze, an great place for skiers, with ski jumping facility, at which the World Championships Ski Flying Competition is held.
Valley of Palaces and Gardens
At the feet of Karkonosze lies one of the most unique places - Valley of Palaces and Gardens, sprinkled with Gothic castles, fortified towers, Baroque palaces and Renaissance manors.
About Jelenia Gora
Jelenia Góra is the capital of Karkonosze and the region’s transport node. It is a city with interesting history, numerous historical monuments and the most beautiful baroque market in Lower Silesia.
Must see landmarks:
• City Hall – from the beginning of the 16th century, restored in the Classicism form after its part collapsed in the 18th century.
• Fountain with a Baroque Neptune statue, from the middle of the 18th century, symbolizing extensive commercial contacts of the city with the whole world.
There are also year-round cultural events which you can attend when visiting Jelenia Gora, such as the International Street Theatres Festival, Jelenia Góra Medieval Fair, International Organ Music Festival "Silesia sonans", International Jazz Music Festival "Krokus Jazz Festiwal", Karkonosze Festival of Light.
During your stay at KCM Clinic we will help you to use the time spent in Karkonosze in the best way possible. Your personal Atendant will arrange trips you are interested in, with an eye to every detail.
We cordially invite you to explore!