About the ward

The ward provides medical care to women whose condition of health requires the highest specialist qualifications and comprehensive treatment. We direct our offer in the scope of prevention, diagnostics and treatment to women of all ages. The excellent equipment of the operational rooms enables for surgical treatment of conditions of urogenital organs with minimally invasive methods, such as laparoscopy or hysteroscopy, what allows for Patient’s quicker recovery. A team of gynecologists of the Hospital na Klinach consists of outstanding specialists in the scope of, among others, surgical gynecology, reproductive gynecology, oncological and esthetical gynecology, urogynecology, children’s gynecology and mammary gland diseases. We offer cozy atmosphere, securing intimacy, discreetness and respect for dignity which is especially appreciated by our patients.

The process of treatment is conducted by acknowledged specialists in the field of gynecology, urogynecology, oncological gynecology and mammary gland diseases.

Oncological gynecology – we treat malignant cancers of genital organs and breasts
Urogynecology – problem of incontinence statistically affects every third woman -we treat all forms of incontinence
Gynecological surgeries – we direct our offer in the scope of diagnostics and surgical treatment to women of all ages
Make an appointment for consultation: Telephone to the Private Hospital on wedges in Krakow12 267-40-64

GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERIES

We perform all gynecological procedures, beginning from small procedures such as uterine dilation and curettage or cervical conization to advanced procedures of total excision of reproductive organs. Particular attention is paid to applying modern, minimally invasive surgical methods, such as laparoscopy. This procedure is performed by small (5 mm) incisions on the surface of abdominal integuments, through which excellent cosmetic effects are achieved (almost invisible scars). Such proceeding minimizes post-operative pain, enables for quick recovery and faster return to physical activity.

Laparoscopy

  • removal of cysts or ovarian tumors, uterine myomas, endometriosis, uterine bodies without cervix (surgery modo LASH), or total hysterectomy with or without adnexa,

Hysteroscopy

  • removal of myomas, polyps or congenital uterine defects (uterine septa), abrasion/curettage of uterine cavity

Laparotomy

  • removal of ovarian tumors, uterine myomas, uterus, adnexa

Small gynecological procedures:

  • intimate surgical procedures of labiaplasty type
  • laser therapy of cervical erosions and conization
  • removal of Bartolini gland or vaginal cysts

ONCOLOGICAL GYNECOLOGY

We treat malignant neoplasms of genital organs and breasts. Within the scope of oncological treatment, we offer comprehensive diagnostics and we perform necessary surgical procedures. We care for women with newly diagnosed neoplasms as well as comprehensive prevention and follow-up after the completed treatment process. We provide to all our patients the access to services of a psychologist, who helps them to find their confidence and lost femininity. We also care for women from high risk of incidence of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of the uterine body and colon cancer.

  • hysterectomy with lymph nodes of pelvis minor (classical method of laparoscopic method)
  • vulvectomy (partial or total) with inguinal lymph nodes
  • tumorectomy in malignant breast cancer (quadrant resection of a breast) with axillary lymph nodes
  • mastectomy (total removal of the mammary gland) with axillary nodes
  • subcutaneous mastectomy (subcutaneous removal of the mammary gland) with simultaneous breast reconstruction
  • removal of sentinel glands
  • reconstructive surgeries (breast reconstruction) following mastectomy
  • biopsy of lesions in mammary gland (BAC) under the ultrasound supervision

ESTHETICAL GYNECOLOGY

Our mission is to restore to women a comfort of sexual life by correction of the appearance of genital organs. We direct our offer to women who are interested in the improvement of anatomic structures of their intimate parts as well as to those who wish to get rid of related discomfort, inferiority complex and psychological barriers. We perform all surgeries in local or general anesthesia, and when selecting a surgical technique, we are guided first and foremost to women’s preferences and the possibilities offered by each of the methods.

  • lowering or vaginal prolapse, together with vaginal hysterectomy,
  • anterior and posterior plastic surgeries with reconstruction of the crotch
  • remedy for scarring within the crotch as well as scars of the skin on the abdomen after C-sections
  • diminishing of the vagina (vaginoplasty)
  • change of a shape and size of labia minora and majora (labioplasty)
  • hymenotomy
  • reconstruction of hymen (hymenoplasty)
  • reduction and lifting of breasts
  • breast augmentation
  • breast reconstruction following mastectomy.

UROGYNECOLOGY

Problem of incontinency statistically affects every third woman. We treat all forms of incontinence, as well as prolapse of pelvic minor organs and related discomforts. Due to the complexity of the problem the treatment is interdisciplinary. In practice it means that patients remain under the care of specialists from various fields of medicine: gynecologist, urologist, surgeon, neurologist, internist and other specialists such as: psychologist or psychiatrist. Our main goal is undertaking an attempt of non-surgical treatment, and in a situation when conservative treatment does not meet expectations or doctors do not prognose successful results – we offer a wide range of lowly invasive surgical procedures:

  • treatment of lowering or vaginal prolapse of genital organs
  • treatment of incontinence, using TVT tape
  • laparoscopies, e.g. repairing surgery of urine bladder prolapse or laparoscopic support for urethra
  • treatment of urinary urgency

DIAGNOSTICS OF INFERTILITY

Treatment of infertility each time should be preceded by detailed diagnostics which allows to assess the initial situation which constitutes a basis of commencement of effective treatment process. On the basis of results of requested test san attending physician develops an individual procedure adjusted to a consulted case. We offer a comprehensive set of tests which allows for precise detection of a problem with fertilization and next, using pharmacological therapy and procedures, we try – if possible – to restore a woman’s natural fertility. A basis for a diagnosis is monitoring of ovulation under ultrasound guidance as well as controlling of ovarian ducts patency during a diagnostic laparoscopy procedure.

  • diagnostic laparoscopy together with controlling ovarian ducts patency
  • tubal patency restoration
  • coagulation of endometriosis foci
  • collection of histologic specimens
  • monitoring of ovulation under the ultrasound guidance

Oddział Kliniczny Ginekologii i Położnictwa Szpitala na Klinach

Zapoznaj się z zespołem specjalistów, którzy stosują najlepsze kliniczne praktyki na bazie bogatych doświadczeń zdobytych w polskich i zagranicznych ośrodkach.

dr n. med.
Zbigniew Liber
Gynecologist, sexologist
dr
Krzysztof Stuwczyński
Gynecologist
dr
Paweł Gruszecki
Gynecologist, Obstetrician, oncologist gynecologist
dr n. med.
Paweł Szymanowski
Branch manager, Gynecologist, Obstetrician
dr
Hanna Szweda
Gynecologist, Obstetrician
prof. dr hab.n.med.
Józef Krzysiek
Endocrinologist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician
dr
Wioletta Katarzyna Szepieniec
Gynecologist Obstetrician, aesthetic medicine doctor
dr
Anna Golka – Leszczyńska
Gynecologist, Obstetrician

Pozostali lekarze ginekolodzy przyjmujący w Szpitalu na Klinach

Postawiliśmy na grono wybitnych lekarzy, których doświadczenie i profesjonalizm budują rangę tego miejsca. Dowiedz się więcej o naszej kadrze medycznej.

prof. dr hab. med.
Kazimierz Pityński
Gynecologist
dr n. med.
Peter Jankowski
Gynecologist, oncologist gynecologist
lek. med.
Marcin Zarawski
Gynecologist
dr n. med.
Ryszard Jankowski
Gynecologist, Obstetrician
prof. dr hab. n. med.
Krzysztof Rytlewski
Gynecologist, Obstetrician
lek. med.
Janusz Wróżek
Gynecologist, Obstetrician

For the patient

Terms and conditions of hospitalisation

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HOSPITALISATION

Szpital na Klinach was designed with focus on providing our patients with comprehensive care in a friendly environment and loving atmosphere while maintaining medical safety.

PATIENTS’ ROOMS AT THE SURGERY DEPARTMENT
All spaces intended for patients’ use are characterised by a high quality of interior furnishing, ergonomic approach and aesthetic design. With comfortable, single and double rooms at Szpital na Klinach patients are provided with appropriate rest after the medical procedures and opportunity to overcome the stress related to hospitalisation. Each room is has a TV and WiFi access as well as individual paging systems.

PATIENTS’ ROOMS AT THE GYNAECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS DEPARTMENT
Patients’ rooms at the obstetrics department single and double rooms, fully air-conditioned, equipped with electric beds, bed head units, paging systems, TV and WiFi. Each room also has a designated neonatal care corner equipped with e.g. a baby bath. At each ward there is an exclusive bathroom with a shower. Under the ‘Room for Family’ scheme one room can be hired for the mum, dad and neonate.

OPERATING ROOMS AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUES USED
The safety of the patients undergoing surgical procedures and operations is guaranteed by one of the most modern operating theatres in the Małopolska Region with two fully equipped operating rooms intended for separate types of surgical procedures. The operating rooms have been constructed using highly antiseptic materials in order to minimise the risk of hospital infections.

DELIVERY ROOMS

Delivery rooms at Szpital na Klinach are equipped with comfortable beds supplied by Vivipar GmbH which enable choice of any delivery position. Women in labour also have at their disposal an armchair, a ball and special support handles. The equipment enables the woman in labour to behave spontaneously and assume the most comfortable delivery position. At every delivery room there is an exclusive, intimate bathroom with a shower and bidet. The reception and the nurses station are located in the central part of the department in order to ensure quick responses to patient calls for assistance. There is a coffee shop with a TV for visitors at the department.

FOOD
Szpital na Klinach provides its patients with three full meals a day. The meals are designed by a dietician in accordance with the generally accepted nutrition standards. The standards used ensure that patients get nutritious and tasty food while patients who require an individual approach get meals compliant with a particular diet or recommendations of the attending physician.

CAR PARK
There is a free car park for the patients and their guests available within the hospital premises.

PATIENT SAFETY
Patient safety is ensured by a modern surveillance system which also enables the staff to have full control of the course of treatment.

CLEANLINESS AND ORDER
Cleanliness, order and hygiene are extremely important issues at our hospital; therefore, the medical staff and the auxiliary personnel take special care of hygiene and the immaculate cleanliness of all hospital spaces.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS AND VALUABLES
Patients can hand in their personal belongings and valuables for safekeeping at the hospital. The hospital shall not be held responsible for the loss of any valuables that have not been taken into safe custody.

Patient’s rights

1. Rights to medical service

Patients have rights to medical services provided with due care and in compliance with the requirements of the current state of medical knowledge. Medical professionals should provide such services in compliance with the principles of professional conduct and ethical considerations. In medical emergency situations patients have the right to obtain immediate medical attention. In the case of delivery, the woman in labour has the right to obtain immediate medical attention related to her condition.

Patients have the right to demand that the physician providing medical services consult another doctor or convene a consultation meeting with other specialists. A note on such a demand should be included in the medical documentation. The physician can refuse if they find the demand unfounded. If this is the case, they will be obliged to make a note about the refusal in the documentation. The above rules are also applicable to nurses and midwives.

2. Right to information

Each patient has the right to obtain clear information concerning their health status from the physician. The physician should provide the patient with information on their diagnosis, proposed and possible diagnostic and therapeutic methods as well as predictable consequences of the particular activities or omissions, also on the treatment outcome and prognosis. If the patient does not want to be informed about all or some of the facts concerning their health status, they have the right to demand that the physician not provide such information. The patient has the right to indicate a person or persons to whom the physician will provide all information about their health status and treatment.

3. Right to give consent to provision of health care services

After obtaining all information from the physician concerning the health status and proposed treatment, the patient has the right to grant consent to provision of specific health care services or to refuse such consent. With respect to a surgical procedure or application of diagnostic or therapeutic method that involves an increased risk, the consent must be given in writing. In any other situation, the consent or refusal to give consent can be conveyed orally by the patient. An examination or other health care service can only be made or provided without the patient’s consent if the patient is in a medical emergency.

4. Right to confidentiality of information

Medical professionals are obliged to keep confidential all information concerning the patient and their health status obtained in connection with the provision of their professional services. The patient may, however, grant consent to disclosure of such information. Medical professionals also remain bound by professional secrecy after the patient’s death. A physician or other health care professional may only disclose information related to the patient without their consent if:

  • there is a need to provide necessary information related to the provision of health care services to other medical professionals involved in providing such services;
  • non-disclosure of information may pose a threat to the patient’s or other persons’ health of life;
  • it is required by law;
  • such information is obtained for purposes related to proceedings before the provincial arbitration commission for medical matters.

5. Right access to medical documentation

Each patient has the right to have access to their medical documentation, i.e. all documents concerning their health status and health care services provided to them. The documentation may be made available:

  • for inspection at the seat of the provider of the health care services; this is also applicable to relevant databases;
  • by producing payable extracts, duplicates or copies;
  • by providing the original against acknowledgment of receipt and with the reservation that the document must be returned. Providers of medical services are under obligation to make documents available also to a person authorised by the patient. The provider is entitled to charge a fee for granting access to medical documentation.

The rate of the fee for providing access to medical documentation is variable; it is established based on the average salary in the previous quarter as announced by the President of the Central Statistical Office in the  Official Journal of the Republic of Poland ‘Monitor Polski’ pursuant to art. 20(2) of the Act of 17th December 1998 on Pensions from the Social Insurance Fund (Journal of Laws of 2016, item 887 as amended) beginning with the first day of the month in which the announcement was made.

6. Right to respect, privacy and dignity

Health care services should be provided with respect for patients’ privacy and dignity. The right to be treated with respect for privacy and dignity also includes the right to die in peace and dignity. Terminally ill patients have the right to receive treatment that ensures relief of pain and suffering. Patients have the right to be accompanied by a loved one, e.g. a spouse or cohabitant, a relative or any other person indicated by the patient. Parents are entitled to be present when health care services are provided to their children. The medical staff may only refuse to admit a family member or other loved one in the event of a risk of epidemic or due to the parent’s health safety. Such a refusal must be recorded in the medical documentation.

7. Right to respect for private and family life

During hospitalisation the patients have the right to contact other persons, either personally, by phone or through correspondence. Patients are also entitled to additional nursing care, i.e. care which does not consist in provision of health service, which includes nursing care of patients during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period. This means e.g. that a patient can be accompanied during childbirth or that parents can stay together with their child during their hospitalisation. If taking advantage of this right involves costs that must be borne by the hospital, then the hospital may charge a compensation fee. The amount of such a fee is determined by the head of hospital taking account the actual expenditure incurred.

8. Patients’ right to pastoral care

During hospitalisation patients are entitled to have pastoral care. In the event of deterioration of a patient’s health or immediate danger to their life, the hospital is under obligation to enable the patient to contact appropriate religious minister.

9. Right to report adverse effects of medicinal products

Patients can report each adverse and nonintentional effect of a medicinal product to:

  • a medical professional (e.g. a physician, nurse or pharmacist);
  • the President of the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products;
  • the entity responsible for placing the medicinal product on the market. All information concerning the forms of reporting adverse effects of medicinal products is available online on: www.dzialanianiepozadane.urpl.gov.pl

10. Right to raise objection to a physician’s opinion or decision

Some opinions or decisions made by a physician may have an impact on patients’ rights and obligations under the applicable laws. Examples of such opinions or decisions include e.g. certificate on lack of contraindications to taking advantage of a particular type of health care service at a spa or certificate on occurrence of contraindications to the mandatory vaccinations. If a patient does not agree with the content of such a certificate and the appeal procedure with regard do such certificates is not regulated by other laws, the patients may file objection to the Medical Commission at the Bureau of the Commissioner for Patients’ Rights. The objection should be filed within 30 days of the date of issuance of the opinion or certificate by the physician assessing the patient’s health status. All practical information as well as examples of such opinions or certificates that can be objected to can be found on the website of the Commissioner for Patients’ Rights (Patient Ombudsman) www.bpp.gov.pl under ‘Patient – you have a right to appeal against a doctor’s opinion’.

11. Right to hand in your valuables for safekeeping

The hospital is obliged to provide patients with the possibility of handing in their valuable for safekeeping free of charge.

Whenever you think that your rights are not properly respected, contact the Commissioner for Patients’ Rights through the free helpline 800 190 590.

Charter of Patients’ Rights – download here.

Assessment of fitness for surgery

The patient is most important to us. For your convenience we gathered all important information in one place – so you are welcome to familiarise yourself with the section For the patient.

Assessment of patients’ fitness for hospital treatment at Szpital na Klinach is made by specialty doctors at the following outpatient clinics:

  • Surgery Clinic (general, vascular, plastic and spinal surgery; surgical oncology)
  • Orthopaedics Clinic
  • Gynaecology Clinic
  • Urology Clinic

Appointments for assessment consultations can be made by phone at (+48) 12 267 40 64, Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm and Saturday between 9 am and 12.

TESTS REQUIRED PRIOR TO SURGERY

Tests ordered by the attending physician should be made not later than one week before the scheduled date of surgery, on an empty stomach, at Szpital na Klinach, Monday to Friday between 8 pm and 5 pm. The results of the tests performed at Szpital na Klinach will be prepared on the day of admission.

Admission to hospital
    • TIME OF ADMISSION
      You will be informed about the exact time of admission to hospital by phone by a receptionist. Usually, the information concerning the fixed date and time of admission is provided on the day preceding the date of surgery (in the afternoon).
      Please report to reception desk at Szpital na Klinach, at the main entrance on the ground floor at the appointed time. Admissions are handled according to the schedule.
    • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (lack of these documents may prevent admission to hospital)
      • ID card or passport
      • Test or consultation results
      • Discharge summaries from previous hospitalisations
    • RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING PREPARATION FOR SURGERY:
      • Last meal or drink before the planned surgery:
        • not later than 6 hours before the planned surgery: a light meal (if the admission is in the morning, please come with an empty stomach)
        • not later than 4 hours: last drink, still and clear, not milk.
      • In the morning on the day of surgery the patient should take their medicines as prescribed by the doctor and wash them down with a small amount of water
      • Anticoagulants (e.g. Acenocoumarol, Sintrom, Warfarin, Clopidogrel, Ticlopidine, Aspirin and its preparations, e.g. Acard, Polocard and Bestpirin) – the patient should follow the doctor’s pre-operative instructions
      • Diabetic patients should follow their individual instructions
      • Patients should take with them the medicines they normally take (in original packaging and an amount corresponding to the planned duration of hospitalisation)
      • Personal preparation: have a bath or shower and change underwear on the day of surgery (remove make-up and jewellery)
      • Bring with you your toiletries, two towels, pyjamas, slippers and all medicines you are currently taking
      • You are advised to leave your valuables at home
      • If you need a sick leave certificate, tell your attending physician and provide them with your personal details, i.e. the ID-no. (PESEL), tax-ID no. (NIP) and address as well as the name and NIP number of your EMPLOYER.

    If you have any doubts, please feel free to contact us. If you are unable to arrive at the hospital (e.g. due to sudden illness), it is vital that you inform the receptionist.

    Telephone numbers:

    (+48) 12 262 02 75
    (+48) 12 267 40 67

Payment for the surgery

Payments for the surgery should be made, at the latest, on the day of surgery at the main reception desk at the hospital. Payments can be made by cash or payment card. If payment was made at an earlier date by a bank transfer, please provide a written confirmation of the transfer on the day of surgery.

Discharge from hospital

The date of discharge will be determined by the attending physician taking into account the patient’s overall health status. On the day of discharge the patients receives 2 copies of discharge summary, results of the tests supplied to the hospital and post-operative instructions including recommendations concerning nutrition or rehabilitation;  also, follow-up appointments are made. If you wish to obtain a sick leave certificate, please inform the discharging doctor. The final settlement is also made during the discharge procedure, i.e. payment for any extra procedures or a refund of any overpayment. Payments can be made by cash or payment card.