Often have you heard us sing the praises of our partner clinics and the outstanding care they provide to our clients. While there admittedly might be at least a scintilla of bias in such exaltations, Czech medicine is nevertheless deserving of the solid reputation it enjoys internationally.
Formal medical education has a long history in the Czech lands, dating back to the 14th century. Today, students have to complete a rigorous five to six-year-long master’s degree programme in general medicine before even earning the right to pursue a PhD or specialisation, which includes hands-on training in the form of full-time employment at an accredited medical institution. After finishing their studies, many graduates have gone on to make their mark not only here, but in countries such as Canada, Germany, the US, and Britain.
The first successful full face transplant in the US (and third in the world) was performed by Dr Bohdan Pomahač at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Czech heart surgeons have historically figured prominently at the Great Ormond Street Hospital of London, starting with Dr Jaroslav Stark who helped establish the hospital’s paediatric cardiac and cardiothoracic surgery units. Czechs have likewise distinguished themselves at the prestigious Mayo Clinic and helped define the shape of cardiac treatment in the medical centres of Leipzig.
Following the Velvet Revolution, many medical professionals embraced the new free market and began setting up private, modern facilities to offer high-quality services at a fraction of the prices found in the West. This increasing access to private care has played no small role in the country’s medical tourism boom and has facilitated the creation of an industry built around the needs of the foreign patient.
After more than a decade in the field, it’s an industry we’re well acquainted with. So if you’re interested in experiencing Czech medical care firsthand, get in touch today and let us show you just how good it really is.