General surgery is one of the fundamental branches of medicine, whose level is directly connected with the level of general healthcare of every country. The healthcare available in the Czech Republic not only meets all the European standards, but due to the state-of-the-art technologies and world leading physicians and surgeons, these standards are often surpassed ranking the general surgical care in the Czech Republic at top world level.
In the developed countries of Europe, bariatric and metabolic surgery has become a part of general surgery effectively helping to treat obesity in patients as well as up to 90% cases of other accompanying illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, disorders of lipid metabolism, joints and spine problems or sleep related breathing disorders. In the Czech Republic, bariatric surgeries have been performed since the 1980s and with more than 2,000 procedures performed every year, the Czech Republic may be considered a world renowned destination for both the Czech and international patients interested in a bariatric surgery.
A comprehensive spectrum of bariatric procedures is performed in the Czech Republic by specialised bariatric centers, which need to comply with the most stringent criteria monitored by the Czech Society for Obesity.
General surgical and bariatric center
The AGEL General Surgical and Bariatric Center provides its patients with a fully comprehensive surgical and bariatric care of the top level via multidisciplinary cooperating, highly knowledgeable specialists. Patients are treated in a very pleasant environment of the top equipped center which has all the state-of-theart diagnostic devices as well as screening equipment, such as MRI and CT scanners. The center also features 5 modern operating theatres enabling a comprehensive set of procedures from the entire laparoscopic treatment to the most complicated surgical interventions with the use of navigation via the ultrasound or the CT scanner.
The surgical complex also includes the AGEL specialized bariatric center which provides a comprehensive spectrum of bariatric and metabolic care to its patient. It is the priority of the leading specialists of this center to always provide state-of-the-art and most effective interventions leading to the maximum effectiveness of the treatment and satisfaction of all clients. As a result, the specialists perform all the currently globally recognized interventions and, in addition, as part of the prospective study, they also introduce a completely new and unique, highly effective bariatric method of SADIS, for which the AGEL center is soughtafter by the general public from all over the world. Due to the highest level of services provided as well as comprehensive bariatric safety within the general surgical workplace, the center is fully accredited by the Czech Obesitologic Society.
Besides the modern environment, the greatest asset of the center is particularly its world-class, highly knowledgeable specialists, who regularly organize workshops and symposia for both their Czech and international colleagues. Thanks to its highest level of specialization and modern equipment, the AGEL Bariatric Center is a renowned university medical center, whose specialists regularly contribute to the development of this branch of medicine by constantly improving the effectiveness of applied methods through organized grant studies and research projects. In addition, the center is fully eligible to provide a comprehensive surgical and bariatric treatment to foreign patients, including related non-medical care.