my 42-year experience as surgeon and medical director and visiting various health care systems worldwide.
Our idea has been very slowly received in Hungary as we were trying to establish an institute where the health service can be compared to the West European level of care: the hospital building itself, the safety and instrumentation of the operating theatre, the reception and patient pathway for the outpatient and inpatient services, the patient experience of a relaxed work environment in the hospital – all working together to strengthen the Hungarian healthcare system. Kastelypark Clinic is a privately founded hospital nevertheless it provides services for patients with the Hungarian universal health insurance in over 90% of the cases. Our main profile is sports surgery and various other fields of musculoskeletal surgery. We try to broaden our spectrum for musculoskeletal surgery on a yearly basis and do our work using evidence-based medicine.
Kastelypark Clinic is one of the dedicated providers for the Hungarian national Olympic team and several other elite athletic teams, but we also see recreational sportsmen. We have a working partnership with the University for Physical Education, the Medical University in Debrecen as well as the University for Physiotherapy in Pecs. Currently Kastelypark Clinic is working on establishing a special research team for regenerative medicine and cartilage restoration. We want to help patients with cartilage lesions using the best conservative or surgical treatments available to date. Members of our research team are well established national and international specialists.