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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.

Iwan, UK

Weight loss procedures
September 2021
From initial contact with Medical Travel to getting the gastric...

From initial contact with Medical Travel to getting the gastric balloon, I was supported along the way by Hana. I didn't feel any pressure in making a decision, just given the information to make an informed choice myself. I decided, after researching many other companies that Medical Travel had the feedback from others, and a strong gut feeling all would be well. After many different changes over covid, I eventually was able to book and get the procedure done. Hana booked an amazing hotel for a few days in Praha before the procedure, this was a bit of luxury!  The day of the procedure came, and I was transported to the clinic by car, and was welcomed at reception by Hana, and given time to reflect and decide the correct options for me. The clinic is very clean, and the nursing staff is very kind and friendly.  The procedure was painless, and after a night in the clinic, I travelled to the airport and flew home, do take care to check the covid restrictions of your home country though! Contact since the procedure has been good, and not intrusive. I know the support is there if I need it!  Here's to big losses and visiting a snowy Praha in six months time!

Dawn, UK

Weight loss procedures
August 2021
Thank you for assisting me and being patient and extremely flexible...

Thank you for assisting me and being patient and extremely flexible through a really difficult traveling experience during covid. The hospital is so clean and everyone from nurses to surgeon were all lovely and so professional.  The assistance you gave right down to transfers, hotel suggestions etc was amazing. Even the fact you were there to greet me at the hospital was a lovely touch. Great company, clearly my second time using yous due to the level of high service you provide. I wouldn't change a thing from start to finish. (Bar flying during covid!)

Emma, Ireland

Weight loss procedures
April 2021
Hana, thank you for organising it. I feel good, a bit uncomfortable...

Hana, thank you for organising it. I feel good, a bit uncomfortable sometimes, but so far so good, had a good night sleep also. Thank you for everything. The day I flew back was rough, I thought I was dying, but I'm feeling good today, have no got sick since Wednesday and that's a plus. Feeling back to myself now, started solids as well, no sickness or cramping. My portion size is very small, it's definitely making me feel fuller, but I will keep an eye on it.

Jorg, Holland

Weight loss procedures
February 2021
Due to corona we had a simple Christmas time, our visit for christmas...

Due to corona we had a simple Christmas time, our visit for christmas were ill, so we were only with our family. The service was good, and everything was explained well. Till now i lost 8-9 kg. So it is as expeted, i want to lose another 9 kg till june.

Rebecca, UK

Weight loss procedures
February 2021
Travelling amid the pandemic has actually been very easy. I flew...

Travelling amid the pandemic has actually been very easy. I flew Glasgow-Amsterdam then Amsterdam - Prague. Glasgow airport was very quiet, not many shops open,  very few people there so everything was very straightforward. The plane was also very quiet , maybe 15 people. When we arrived in Amsterdam it was a bit busier but not like normal.  Much more shops open there. The flight from Amsterdam to Prague was almost full but i felt very safe as everyone was wearing a mask on the flight for the entire journey.  You can only remove mask if you are drinking or eating. Arrival in Prague fine but the airport was empty. Prague itself was very quiet , we were there for 6 days. Almost everything closed and only food available was take-away.  The city was very quiet but it was actually very nice , very safe , everyone in Prague is being very careful and wearing masks etc.  It was nice to be able to visit the astronomical clock , the bridge and other landmarks without any crowds. Nice and peaceful. Airport on return was completely deserted , only 1 shop open in the airport. Again , very safe , everyone wearing masks. Flight back via Amsterdam much quieter.  Flight from Amsterdam to Glasgow also almost empty.   I felt very safe the entire journey as the airlines take all necessary precautions. At the clinic itself for the surgery , was also very good , very safe. They take good care and make sure everyone is wearing a mask etc. I wasnt worried about covid at all the entire time i was in Prague. Hope this helps anyone else coming over right now and i hope that you and your family are well.

Nana, UK

Weight loss procedures
December 2020
I truly loved using your services, it made the process that much...

I truly loved using your services, it made the process that much easier. I knew when and where I had to be and not being from Prague it was very nice to have someone to meet em and walk me thru the whole process. I would absolutely recommend medical travel for anyone who is looking to get safe and accurate medical services. I am more than happy with the outcome and should I have any other medical needs, you’d be the first I contact.

Irene, UK

Weight loss procedures
November 2020
Borders; No problems at all. I didn’t even see anyone at the Austrian...

Borders; No problems at all. I didn’t even see anyone at the Austrian/Czech border.

Gastric balloon; It fulfilled all my expectations. It was the tool I needed to kick start a more healthy lifestyle. I lost 16kg in 5 months, so yes it met my goals. I will say your team are correct with advice given ‘it is a tool, you still have to put a lot of work into it’ ie exercising and eating healthy.

Service; Excellent, I do not have a bad thing to say. You were especially brilliant, you answered all my emails, phones and queries. You were also very helpful during this unpredictable time of the Covid pandemic.

The hospital is very nice, clean and the staff were polite and informative. I would certainly recommend Medical Travel.

Thank you very much again.

Grace, UK

Weight loss procedures
October 2020
From the time I first made contact with Medical Travel back in...

From the time I first made contact with Medical Travel back in September 2019 enquiring about the Gastric Balloon Procedure, I have received professional treatment from your colleague Jessica. All my questions were answered quickly & professionally & in great depth.  Jessica went way beyond the call of duty & is a real credit to your establishment. 

On occasions I contacted her whilst she was on annual leave, to ask more questions it was never a problem, she always got back to me immediately. Jessica guided me & looked after me throughout my balloon journey, making all clinic appointments & organising all hotel bookings & taxi transfers. 

 

My Gastric Balloon journey has been a complete success & part of that is down to Jessica. I will not hesitate to use Medical Travel again in the future. Jessica is a real star & an absolute joy to work with & one of the most beautiful help-fullest people I have ever had the opportunity to meet & would like to thank her for all her care & support. 

She needs to be recognised in your establishment as the face of Medical Travel as her services given are of the highest professional quality. Thank you so much Jessica, it was a real joy meeting you!

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