European Health Centre Otwock is ECZ. I offered ECZ to give me their opinion about being a candidate for HIFU for my prostate cancer because of the experience with HIFU that european doctors have. ECZ is a private hospital nearby to Warsaw, in Otwock Poland. It is set in an idyllic forested area, and has been modernized within the past 5 years.
I am a physician myself, with 30 years of experience caring for primary care patients.
My experience at ECZ for my HIFU was wonderful. Paweł Połonecki contacted me personally, by phone, several times before I made my travel plans to Poland, and also since my return home. A staff member attended my initial registration and steps, whenever a translation was needed. Dr. Stanislaw Szemplinski was a thorough clinician, sensitive man and academic urologist at once. I received an extensive history and physical examination from a urologic resident physician after I was admitted to ECZ. My procedure went apparently well. The anesthesia staff were efficient, and I was carefully recovered after the procedure. There was an admirable retinue of academicians (residents, students, staff physicians) and attending physicians who rounded on me several times with Dr. Szemplinski, and this aspect of my care was very valuable to me.
The nursing staff are professional, caring, competent and cheerful.
I was 4 days, 3 nights at ECZ. My procedure was during the 2nd day. I had little to no pain, and received analgesics from the nursing staff. The food was really great, but not like a restaurant. I needed to take my own prescription medications, which I had with me. I followed up with Dr. Szemplinski day 7 after my procedure. So far, my clinical outcome has been very very favorable, with respect to my prostate cancer. I have not had incontinence to speak of, and my erectile function is admirable, to date.
Details such as: a) sending a driver to bring me to ECZ for registration & return for follow-up appointment, and to return me to my hotel, b) contacting my family member directly with updates about my status, c) accommodating my traveling schedule after my procedure, were all delightful and exemplary elements of my experience with ECZ.
I wholeheartedly recommend Europeah Health Centre Otwock for HIFU for appropriately selected men with prostate cancer!! I felt I had a red carpet at ECZ. If I need further treatments, I will return to ECZ.