Prof. dr. sc. Ivan Mikula
Odabrao sam Sv. Katarinu iz više razloga. Prije svega radi kvalitete materijala endoproteze, zatim reputacije koju ova bolnica ima s naglaskom na vrhunske liječnike. Posebno me privuklo znanje i profesionalan stav Prof. dr.sc. Dragana Primorca. Čim sam došao u bolnicu, dočekao me stručan tim. Mene je vodio Dr.sc. Željko Jeleč, specijalist ortopedije. Posebno me dojmila njegova iznimna ljubaznost. Sve mi je objasnio vrlo jednostavno i precizno, bez imalo uveličavanja. Operacija je prošla odlično, a intenzitet bolova je bio puno blaži nego inače. Ranije sam u drugoj ustanovi operirao lijevi kuk i bolovi su bili daleko intenzivniji. U istom mjesecu krenuo sam u Sv. Katarini s intenzivnim terapijama. Iznimna kvaliteta rada, a medicinsko osoblje jako stručno i ljubazno. Odgovore na svako pitanje i objašnjavaju svaki korak. Nakon završetka terapije ja se osjećam izvrsno, a i sretan sam jer i sam i ja dobio pohvalu bolnice da odlično surađujem. To me svakako motiviralo. Zahvaljujem se ovim putem svim djelatnicima Sv. Katarine, radi kojih se danas osjećam odlično.“
Carly is 17 years old, and for 10 years we struggled to control her anxiety, ADHD, and depression until we found the RightMed test. Having this information as part of her healthcare lead to an extreme improvement in her condition and has greatly eased Carly's mind. I’m forever grateful and thrilled to know the RightMed test exists - Sandy, mother of Carly
When I got my RightMed results, it showed that oxycodone, the medication I had been prescribed that didn’t work, was predicted to have little effect for me at a normal dose. After my test results validated this for me, I became serious about sharing them with my other doctors. I’m relieved that I finally have a resource to show doctors whenever I need new medications.
I have never been treated so well in a hospital in all my life.
The staff here has been so kind and helpful to me.
They were so very attentive and I never waited long for help.
Everyone is so skilled at their job.I was very impressed by this.
I do not think I could have gone to any other hospital in the world and had better care.
I am going to miss them all and they will forever be fond in my memories.
Želim se zahvaliti cijelom osoblju SB Sveta Katarina počevši od prof. Dragany Primorca, doc. Damiry Hudetza, ostalim doktorima, anesteziološkom timu, medicinskim sestrama, spremačicama, kuharima i naposljetku centru za fizikalnu medicinu i rehabilitaciju gdje sam susreo predivne ljude: Jelenu,Ivanu, Nina, Renata,Danijelu i Vesnu. Svi oni omogućili su meni i ostalim pacijentima da se osjećamo ugodno i opušteno, izrazito su profesionalni i prije svega divni ljudi koji uvijek nađu vremena za razgovor što u konačnici daje bolje rezultate. Još jednom se zahvaljujem svima, hvala vam na predivnom vremenu koje sam proveo kod vas, hvala na srdačnosti i razumijevanju jer nam tako olakšavate boravak kod vas. Želim vam puno sreće i uspjeha u budućnosti i nadam se da ćete i dalje raditi ono što volite da nama olakšate i uljepšate život.
I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis of my right hip and I was supposed to go for a total hip replacement surgery. I was looking for options to avoid this type of surgery. Soon I found out about this method. I was advised that I can always do the total hip replacement surgery and I have nothing to lose if I try the stem cell therapy method. I decided to do it in no time and went for surgery in a week from my first examination. My condition improved really fast, all the pain was gone and now I even exercise a lot. I go swimming four times a week and I do home exercising twice a week.
Three years ago I had a drastic change. I started to feel a great amount of pain. All activities I was earlier doing on a regular basis were in question. This includes everyday activities such as walking up or down the stairs or entering to vehicle. I was in a state that I had to take pain medications almost every day. I wanted to do anything to make my condition better. I came across an article in the local newspapers which was about a novel treatment with adipose-derived stem cells. I informed myself on that topic a bit, asked around for experiences from others and decided to go to St. Catherine’s hospital. After my examination with Doctor Hudetz and Professor Primorac, I decided to do this kind of treatment. I wanted to postpone a total knee replacement surgery as much as I could. Now I feel a big difference. I feel much better, I don’t take pain medications anymore and I walk normally, but I still avoid extreme physical activity such as skiing.
I had seven knee surgeries. I was in a state that I couldn’t enter my vehicle without problems, I could walk only 50 meters without stopping and I had constant pain. Simply, I couldn’t do my daily dues without a problem anymore. Now, year and a half after my stem cell treatment, I am back to my normal life routine, I do everything I want without pain. I even went skiing. The only thing I don’t do is that I don’t play tennis anymore, but that is because I tend to be cautious. Entering and exiting my vehicle is no longer a problem. I walk normally, even up to 10 kilometers without stopping. I am very active again, all the pain is gone and my life is back to where it was before all problems with my knees.
My mother wants to thank you prof. Primorac as well to the Hospital for the amazing treatment that you done with stem cells. She already feels much better for the knee after three month and expecting to be much better in the future. She believes strongly in the future of the stem cells and orthopedy and the amazing work you are doing in St. Catherine Hospital so thank you again.
For almost seven years I’ve had a huge problems with my spine, which kept me from performing my everyday chores or just live my regular life; I couldn’t sit for a long period of time, drive a car, work at a computer, and when I would want to get up I would be in a lot of unbearable pain. That lead me to seek solution in renowned German and American hospitals, and after almost seven years, my frustration became even greater because I experienced no progress, and I could not live normally and deal with everyday life.
A friend of mine recommended St. Catherine Specialty Hospital to me, and I did my due diligence and found out that the hospital was a center of excellence and had amazing medical experts for spinal issues, which lead me to finally come to Croatia and begin with my treatment.
St. Catherine Specialty Hospital team, led by Dr. Darko Perović, after initial investigations, opted for the radio frequency ablation procedure, which is a treatment of nerve branches on the joints of my spine. The procedure lasted only 2 hours, under local anesthesia, and I left the hospital the same day.
Right after coming back from the hospital, I felt much better. All of a sudden, all the daily activities seemed effortless and I didn’t feel any pain and struggle that I felt before. Truly, after a very long time, I felt like I was born again. If you can imagine the feeling of not being able to sit, or water the flowers in your garden, or drive a car, etc. Now, I can do all these things thanks to St. Catherine’s team.
I would once again like to thank St. Catherine Specialty Hospital team from the bottom of my heart for being so amazing and professional and for everything they have done for me. I will always gladly share my experience and recommend St. Catherine hospital to my friends in Germany and other countries.
Thank you, St. Catherine!
It was a real fortune that I have come to Croatia, to Catherine Specialty Hospital, and I can’t believe that after so many years I will finally walk away without any walking aid. I would like to thank everybody who was involved in my surgical procedure which made it possible for me to walk again.
I would like to thank our surgeon Dr. Darko Antičević for an amazingly done job, and to the anesthesiologist who was present all through the surgery.
Thank you to all the doctors of St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, and the entire medical staff for their professional and dedicated work. We would also like to thank Natalija Zalović, our interpreter for being an outstanding human and giving us support during those trying times, for being available to us at all times and for translating everything for us. We are very satisfied with everything.
Once again, thank you! May God bless you all!
I would like to express my outmost gratitude to the entire St. Catherine Specialty Hospital staff in Zagreb for giving us an amazingly warm welcome. I didn’t even feel like I was in another country. My daughter Aslana was treated amazingly, and all the preoperative procedures were done with great care. The surgery was a success! Aslana now feels really good, and I’m now able to see my child enjoying her everyday life again!
I know true meaning of life now!
I would specially like to thank our surgeon for treating us with such care. Every day after the surgery, he inquired about Aslana’s health, and we stayed in touch with him throughout all that period. After the surgery, our daughter received lots of presents and she was so happy about that. Even to this day, she can’t stop telling everybody about her experiences.
Also, I’d specially like to thank Natalija Zalović, our coordinator for treating us with such care, all her efforts were priceless!
Thanks to her, we were able to come to Croatia for surgery. She dealt with all our visa issues, and was a tremendous support to us in everything! When some issues occurred, she was always there for us to help and console us. She is such a big hearted and warm person!
Thank you and good luck with everything!
We loved your hospital. It’s very comfortable and up to every standard. We were pleasantly surprised by the medical staff. The nurses are very caring, professional and kind.
My child had two surgeries done in the hospital, and both went really well. We truly trusted your doctors’ great potential from the get go, and found comfort in knowing that we’re putting our child’s care in trust of such professionals.
I’m very happy that all our expectations came true. Your doctors are top quality. Your hospital provided us with an interpreter (Natalija Zalović) who was always available to us, 24/7, during our stay in Croatia, and she was always ready to help. She helped us with all the necessary documentation required for our coming to Croatia.
I would also like to thank your administrative department for doing such a great job.
I give you ten out of ten.
They really take care of you, 100%. As a physician, I know what is working well. From the check up process they were very innovative. The medical staff and rehab staff communicate very well with me, I feel like I am in a family hospital. Very personalized treatment. I would fly all the way from Switzerland for the hip replacement I got here, no hesitation, its worth it.
Thanks so much for your kind care. You made the experience easy and stress free. Thanks Kelsie
In Dubai customer service has the highest standards, therefore, comparing to our standard and professionalism - St. Catherine Hospital has definitely exceeded it. In all honesty, I have not seen anywhere in the world such high knowledge and professionalism of the Doctors and Professors, which I've seen in St. Catherine Hospitals in Croatia.The treatment was innovative and definitely breakthrough in medicine, because only few hospitals in the world just started pioneering it and St. Catherine Hospital mastered it to the highest standards and success rate. I feel that I can trust the Doctors 100 per cent without even looking for a second opinion. If I will ever need any other treatments then the first point of reference will be St. Catherine Hospital and no other!
My time with “family” at Specijalna Bolnica Sv. Katarina has come to an end. I will truly miss the staff and services. Having been in Croatia from the States for about six months, I was a little apprehensive about what to expect when I found myself in need of major medical care. But I’m happy to say that from rotator cuff surgery on a very messed up shoulder by Dr. Rod to about 18 months of rehabilitation, I have nothing but good things to say about my experience. I found the doctors, staff and physical therapists abundantly capable, professional, personable, and caring. They are well informed and believe in on going educational and professional development in order to bring new and innovative experiences to care for the overall health of their clients. Jelana Kelemen, ( to whom I was assigned, and I can’t praise her enough), Ozren Mastisic, Vesna Labar, and Nino Culina, the physical therapy family, work well together giving the center a calm, stress free environment for the rehabilitative “torture” needed to guide clients back to health. As I travel away from Zagreb, I fear I will not find as satisfactory an experience for the work I need on my knees as I have found here. I will forever be indebted to Sv. Katerina rehabilitation of Zagreb.
Thank you to everyone at St.Catherine! Everything from the care to the surgery was extremely professional. I was made to feel very welcome. I would recommend the hospital to anyone. I can not speak highly enough at the care and treatment I received. Many thanks.
I would, sincerely, like to thank all the doctors and staff of St. Catherine hospital, for your kindness and care. We couldn’t even imagine that our son Nazar would have to go through such a difficult operation, but with such a successful outcome. I especially want to thank Dr. Darko Antičević, whose hands are really made of gold. We are really glad that the surgery was performed at your hospital. We also want to thank Natalija Zalović, she is not just an interpreter, but also a wonderful person. She was always by our side, even when the times got really tough. I am very happy that I was able to meet a person like her. May God bless you and provide you with good health!
We truly thank you all! Best of luck!
We loved everything about this hospital. The treatment from the doctors and the entire medical staff was superb. Even the food was amazing. Everybody treated my son with great care, and always managed to make time for him.
Special thanks to our surgeon Dr. Darko Antičević, to the anesthesiologist and everyone who participated in the operation. I bow to you all! Also, we would like to thank Natalija Zalović, our coordinator. She was available to us at all the time of the day and night. She helped us very much from the time of our arrival to the time of the operation. She was there for us during all those days we were in the hospital. We are very happy that we made a choice to come to your hospital.
Thank you very, very much!!
My name is Ehorushyna Taisiia, and I’m a mother of a little girl named Sofia. On May 20th, 2017. she went through a surgery in St. Catherine Specialty Hospital. I’d like to thank Dr. Darko Antičević for having such hands of gold, and for performing great miracles. Also, I’d like to thank everyone in your hospital for your support and warmth you showed to us, and for treating all the children like they’re your own. Sofia now has a new shin, and thanks to you she can walk again.
A huge thank you to the anesthesiologist Slobodan Mičić for being so generous with his time and attention he showed to Sofia. The medical staff is very caring and is always ready to help if needed.
Another special thank you to Natalija Zalović for being so caring and supportive, she has been with us to this day.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you!!!
Our daughter Rotary Liubov had a left shin surgery in St. Catherine hospital in Zabok on May 15th, 2017.
We would like to truly thank the entire staff of St. Catherine, to the orthopedic department, Professor Dr. Darko Antičević (and to his hands of gold), to the anesthesiologist, and all the medical professionals and nurses who were present during the surgery for an amazingly done job and all the care they showed!
We would specially like to thank Natalija Zalović for her assistance, interpreting, all the care and support she showed to us.
To the entire staff we wish best of luck in their professional endeavors, and we appreciate all the hard and dedicated work they’ve been doing.
Thank you everyone!
Hello! My name is Darko Retel. I live in Perth, Western Australia. I've found out online about this new method (an application of stem cells extracted from fat tissue) of treating the knee. I contacted St. Catharine's hospital staff in Zabok in May of this year. I was scheduled immidately and operated on May 22nd. I felt improvement within two weeks after my surgery. Now, three months later, I can say that I walk normally and can walk for a longer period of time. The pain in my knee is minimal or almost non-existent. I ride a bike and swim 3 times a week. My surgery was performed by Dr. Hudetz, who also examined me post surgery before my return to Australia, and he was very pleased with my progress. Personally, I am very satisfied because now I don’t have to change my knee, and the feeling of being able to walk normally again is a massive success. I can only say this is "a dream come true". I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Hudetz. I’d also like to add that the hospital staff was at a high level of professionalism and service. The hospital itself is very modern and clean and the food is excellent. Once again, I would especially like to thank Ms. Ranogajec, nurse Tihana and all the others that I’ve met in St. Catherine’s.