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Concern about weight can cause much personal frustration and distress. But it is a common problem and you are certainly not alone. On these pages you can read the experiences of the many different people from around the world who have had the courage to take serious steps to address their problem by coming to Prague under the guidance of Medical Travel and taking advantage of weight loss procedures such as Bariatric Surgery.

Mike, Ireland

Weight loss procedures
September 2020
I just wanted to thank you Hana for all that you have done for me on...

I just wanted to thank you Hana for all that you have done for me on this trip! I’m kind of sorry that it ends here like this. Who knows, I might be back after getting this issue fixed for a different procedure? Time will tell. Anyhow, thank you for everything.

Joanna, UK

Weight loss procedures
September 2020
My experience with Medical Travel has been excellent. From answering...

My experience with Medical Travel has been excellent. From answering my questions prior to travelling promptly to meeting me at my hotel and travelling out to the hospital and the aftercare. I would recommend Medical Travel without hesitation.

Marsha, UK

Weight loss procedures
July 2020
Yes, all safely back in the UK now. The sickness has stopped, just a...

Yes, all safely back in the UK now. The sickness has stopped, just a little bloated, but I seem to be feeling a little better every day. The service was very very good. The only thing I would have asked for was my blood test results in English so I could understand them, but honestly everything was very well done!  

Mario, Portugal

Weight loss procedures
July 2020
I really had one of the best experience in my life so far, from the...

I really had one of the best experience in my life so far, from the beginning until the end of the procedure at the clinic. The staff was always ready to help, they were friendly. I really had a good time in Prague too.

Sayanti, Germany

Weight loss procedures
June 2020
I have been in contact with Hana from medical travels on and off...

I have been in contact with Hana from medical travels on and off since February. She has never been pushy or judgemental. She is always patient and kind and thoughtful. She even helped me navigate my procedure inspite of the Corona situation.

She knows exactly how to reassure you. She was there for me till I checked in to my room. And the follow-up after the surgery was also regular.

The clinic and the nurses were great! Everyone spoke English and were really friendly and helpful. There was a long wait before the procedure but otherwise everything was good. I was explained the process in very good details. The only thing that was a bit unnerving was that I was awake for the procedure and could feel most of the things. After the surgery, it felt okay, but then came the vomiting and nausea. The clinic staff were very attentive and helpful. I was given additional medicine to prevent nausea during travelling. The information was thorough and was delivered in a kind and helpful way.

I highly recommend it. I already have recommended this agency in the gastric balloon support group on Facebook and would continue to do so.

Ann, UK

Weight loss procedures
February 2020
The experience with Medical Travel was excellent from start to finish...

The experience with Medical Travel was excellent from start to finish. If you are intending to have a gastric balloon I would highly recommend Medical Travel. From the pick up at the airport to the procedure everything was excellent.

Janette, UK

Weight loss procedures
November 2019
Firstly thank you for taking care of me did help with being in a...

Firstly thank you for taking care of me did help with being in a strange country having this procedure done. I thought i was getting ride from clinic and hotel back to airport. I had absolutely no problem paying for it but do think that would be a help. Apart from that all round a good experience. Sorry for delay in replying I've been sick since my return. Nothing to do with procedure picked up in transit on way back i believe. Thank you again and take care.

Annemarie, UK

Weight loss procedures
October 2019
Lovely to hear from you! It's been a week since I got back from...

Lovely to hear from you! It's been a week since I got back from Prague - it's been pretty rough but I feel 100% now.  Sickness has stopped!

I just wanted to say a big Thank You to you for all your help and assistance over the last couple of months and for all your help in Prague and at the Clinic.  It certainly did make the whole process so much easier.  So a massive thank you from me to you.  I hope to be in touch next year when I come back for the adjustment.

What did you like about having us around and working with us?

Ease of translation in the clinic and hints and tips from Jessica where really useful.

Is there anything that you really loved? 

I loved how clean and pleasant the clinic was and how helpful and courteous all the staff were.  St Ana is really easy to get to as well and is not too far to travel from the City.

Is there anything that you would change and how? 

Only thing, with the long wait for blood results, maybe an English channel on the TV in the room!

Is there anything that would make your stay even more pleasant or a easier? 

Nothing that I can think of!

 

Nimra, UK

Weight loss procedures
October 2019
I am home in my own bed thank you so much for all your help....

I am home in my own bed thank you so much for all your help. Everything was absolutely perfect. The only thing I would say is it's hard when you get back home because there's no help or don't really know what to do. Jessica, I actually recommended my sister inlaw.

Michelle, UK

Weight loss procedures
October 2019
I am currently on day seven and feeling pretty good with a weight...

I am currently on day seven and feeling pretty good with a weight loss of 4.5 kg. 

I really appreciate your assistance with my trip to Prague. I couldn’t have done it without your help and knowing that I had somebody I could speak to in case I had any queries was invaluable. I’m sorry we didn’t get to meet so I could thank you personally. Please let me thank you now. 

Your colleague was very helpful arranging the taxi for me and my partner to the hospital. She greeted us at reception and gave me all the information I required and put my mind at rest. She had very good English and explained everything in a professional, polite yet friendly way. 

I would definitely recommend Medical Travel Czech on the back of my experiences with yourselves. In fact I have already recommended you to a friend of mine who may be in touch soon!  Again please let me know thank you for all your help.

Yours sincerely, Michelle.

Sally, UK

Weight loss procedures
September 2019
Thank you so much for your help and support before and during my stay...

Thank you so much for your help and support before and during my stay. You were brilliant! smiley

I had a very positive experience with Medical Travel and St Anna's Clinic. Martina was a brilliant co-ordinator before and during my visit. Her English is fantastic and she is very warm and friendly. Mr Milan who explained the procedure to me and also talked me through my medication was also really friendly and professional. My room was large and bright and very clean with access to outdoor space. I would recommend Medical Travel and the clinic.

Debbie, UK

Weight loss procedures
September 2019
I’m very happy with how everything went. From airport pick up to the...

I’m very happy with how everything went. From airport pick up to the treatment at the clinic everything was perfect. Would recommend Medical Travel Czech to anyone looking to go to Prague for a gastric balloon

 

Donna, UK

Weight loss procedures
August 2019
Hana, Klara, Mr. Hanuska and the rest of the wonderful staff at...

Hana, Klara, Mr. Hanuska and the rest of the wonderful staff at Medical Travel were there at every step.  The balloon was easy and painless to be put in and my experience was that it only gave me a tummy ache for 3 or 4 days.  I would highly recommend these guys as they are professional, have excellent customer service skills in all areas and do a fantastic job.  I felt supported my whole way through and just really didn’t expect such a great experience.  

Steven, Norway

Weight loss procedures
August 2019
My experience with Medical Travel services was great all the details...

My experience with Medical Travel services was great all the details and information were forward to me I was taken very care off by yourself who put me very much at ease and took very good care off me for this I thank you and look forward to a long relationship with the company and yourself.

Nikaia, France

Weight loss procedures
July 2019
I think you did a great job and are very friendly. So far I can seem...

I think you did a great job and are very friendly. So far I can seem to eat everything and not be full so quickly as I thought I would, but that has nothing to do with your service! You are great.

Martina, Macedonia

Weight loss procedures
July 2019
Thank you, Hana, I am on my way home. Everything was ok, the...

Thank you, Hana, I am on my way home. Everything was ok, the procedure of putting the balloon in was a little scary, but in total was fine. Thank you for arranging Janina, she was very nice to me and all the stuff particularly. Now I am just waiting for the results of the balloon.  

Btw, I will need some pills that the clinic is gonna send me in two months as they told me. I should contact them via you. Thank you for everything and we will stay in touch.   

Janice, Ireland

Weight loss procedures
July 2019
The services were amazing I would highly recommend you to other...

The services were amazing I would highly recommend you to other people looking for the gastric balloon . You were there every step of the way which helped a lot been on a different country . I didn have to worry about anything as you organised everything for me . I have been up and down with the balloon . But every day gets easier x

Alison, UK

Weight loss procedures
July 2019
I am good thank you. I have lost 2 stones now, I am much better.  The...

I am good thank you. I have lost 2 stones now, I am much better.  The initial 3 weeks was quite tough for me and I wasn’t really able to keep anything down at all including fluids. I went to my doctor and he prescribed stronger anti sickness tablets which i took for 3 days then i was completely fine. 

I am planning to get an increase around end of sept or October. I will let you know. 

I had an overall good experience with Medical Travel, I found that from the initial first email i sent i got very quick responses and they were very helpful. Jessica the rep i was put in touch with was very nice and helpful and always able to answer any questions that i had. 

What i liked was that you were able to arrange everything for me so i was able just to book the flights and turn up for the operation.  I was also advised on hotels, so it was really easy to organise.

I don’t think there was anything more that could be done to make things easier, the company was overall very helpful. Thank you. 

 

 

Daniel, UK

Weight loss procedures
July 2019
From start to finish I found the complete experience was handled in a...

From start to finish I found the complete experience was handled in a professional yet caring way. A procedure like this, and in a foreign country, is always going to make you feel a bit apprehensive but my coordinator (Hana) helped settle my nerves and at the same time built my trust with Medical Travel. The Prague clinic was superb too, lovely private room with all that you could need. The staff were very attentive and explained all general information, the procedure and the medications upon discharge. It’s been ten days since my Gastric Balloon procedure. The initial discomfort and mild pain post procedure has settled down and I’m well on the road with learning how my new smaller stomach works. I have no regrets at all.   

Clifford, UK

Weight loss procedures
July 2019
I've lost 6kg in 6 weeks. I feel it works a a bit. It doesn't work...

I've lost 6kg in 6 weeks. I feel it works a a bit. It doesn't work when I'm anxious because I still binge when I'm very anxious and I find out that I can still eat the same amount. But on the days I'm not anxious, it works.  I love how easily the process was from start to finish. I wasn't confused about what to do. Yeah, of course. Without the organization you provided, I definitely wouldn't have come. I definitely need the support from medical travel. I really love the drugs I was given. It made the recovery much much easier. I don't think there's anything that would have made my stay better. It was perfect