Private Knee Arthroscopy Abroad – Meniscus repair surgery no waiting time; Knee surgery in Poland – reviews, price & information

If you recently have experienced a knee injury (i.a. meniscus tear), we would encourage you to consider a private knee arthroscopy surgery in Poland. In our private, modern hospital, we perform knee surgeries as well as provide physical therapy packages. Deciding on private knee arthroscopy abroad you can benefit from no waiting lists and affordable rates – not comprising on quality or expertise. Our main knee surgeon used to be an orthopaedical consultant for the national Polish handball team, hence he is experienced with the most demanding athletes requirements. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the private knee arthroscopy abroad. We are here to assist you on your way to a successful recovery.

Quick facts

Benefits full recovery, detailed diagnosis
Anesthesia spinal
Stay in Poland – Basic Package 3 days
Stay in Poland – Comfort Package ask for details
Package airport pick-up, consultation, aneasthesication, surgery, post-op check, 3 days in the clinic, walking aids, physiotherapy included
Follow up next day, 3 days, 10 days after stitches removal, 6 weeks after surgery, then if needed
Back to work time (office) 2 weeks
Full recovery time 8-12 weeks with rehabilitation
Driving 2 weeks
Approximate Package cost approx. 1890 GBP all-inclusive – depending on the detailed diagnosis

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a) Expected results, benefits of undergoing a knee arthroscopy abroad:

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Results may vary depending on the level of injury and the age of the Patient. With young, generally fit people, the arthroscopic knee surgery has a really high efficiency, helping to get back to full physical activity in a relatively short time. In cases with extensive injuries and bad health condition, you should expect slower recovery.. Nevertheless, this is a very safe and most popular way to treat knee injuries or perform extended knee diagnostics.

b) About the knee arthroscopy in Poland procedure

Knee arthroscopy is a procedure where the doctor inserts a small camera and operating arthroscopic tools to your knee, through small cuts. It gives a clear view what happens inside the knee joint, what is a diagnosis and helps to treat it. It is a very effective and safe procedure among knee treatments; more than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed every year, due to American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine information.  In this kind of surgery you will definitely need an anaesthesia, but after discussion with the doctor, you will both decide, taking into consideration health and other factors, which kind will be most suitable: general, local or regional (spinal). In spinal anaesthesia a medicine is injected into space in your spine, you will not feel anything from the waist down, but will stay conscious. This aneasthesication type is most common among the knee arthroscopies performed in Poland.

c) Treatment Schedule during your knee arthroscopy abroad

On the day of your knee arthroscopy, you will be asked not to drink or eat anything 6-12 hours before the surgery. You will be given an anaesthesia (local, regional or general). If you will stay conscious and will be able to track the surgery on the monitor. Small cuts will be made to get into your knee, then sterile salt water will be pumped to expand it and to get better visibility. The arthroscope enters through one of the cuts to locate a problem, later other tools may be inserted into incisions to repair the issue. After the procedure, all of the saline will be drained out and cuts will be closed with stitches. The whole procedure usually lasts for one to two hours.

d) Potential side effects of the knee arhtroscopy abroad

What are the side effects of knee arthroscopy in Poland?

Although the procedure is considered as safe and complications occur infrequently, there is always a small risk that any of following may appear:

  • infection (if you feel fever, chills, increased pain, significant swelling it may be a signal of an infection)
  • blood clots
  • accumulation of blood in the knee
  • injury of a nerve
  • stiffness

Also, a general anaesthesia may cause risks like allergic reactions or breathing problems.

e) Full Recovery Time after the Knee Arthroscopy abroad:

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The level of the knee recovery after arthroscopy depends on the issue treated, the general health condition of the patient, age and commitment to physical rehabilitation. Coming back to full activity is fast in most cases, although you will need crutches for the first phase of convalescence.  You may also need some painkillers at the beginning. If your procedure was more complex, parts of the joint were repaired or reconstructed, you may need a knee brace and crutches for several weeks than the full recovery may take up to 6 months.

2. Patient’s preparation to a knee arthroscopy abroad
How to prepare for traveling for a knee arthroscopy abroad?

The surgeon will explain to you how to behave before, during and after knee arthroscopy in Poland, probably he will ask you to stop smoking – it increases a risk of getting a wound infection, and also may slow down your recovery or even lead to complications.  You may be asked to wear compression stocking – they prevent from blood clots in your legs. You may receive an anticlotting injection instead. If you will have a general anaesthesia, you will be asked not to eat or drink anything for about six hours before your surgery. Very important is to follow the rules to stop taking medicines that rarefy your blood (like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) during two weeks before surgery. You should not drink alcohol before the procedure. If you have any illness, like cold or fever, it may also influence your possibility to get the surgery. To plan your procedure properly, your orthopaedic surgeon may arrange some tests like blood counts, electrocardiogram EKG or MRI.

3. Qualification and Diagnostics before the knee arthroscopy abroad
Before making a decision about knee arthroscopy in Poland your Doctor will probably make a former careful examination, checking if you had any recent injuries, where you feel pain and other symptoms, usually he will make some extra tests like blood tests, X-Ray, Ultrasound or MRI scan.
How it works in EuroTreatMed:
If you have a set of necessary medical documentation, it is possible to qualify you for the procedure during online consultations with our Doctor. Otherwise, you will need to come before the weekend (on Thursday) in order to undergo an MRI and X-Ray, as well as blood tests and a pre-surgery consultation. For the online- qualification you will need to prepare:

  • Knee MRI (not older than 6 months),
  • Knee X-Ray

Before the knee arthroscopic surgery in Poland:

  • blood group (original document with current personal data – not older than 14 days)
  • blood count (not older than 14 days)
  • coagulology (APTT, INR) (not older than 14 days)
  • electrolytes (Na, K) (not older than 14 days)
  • glucose level  (not older than 14 days)
  • urinalysis (not older than 14 days)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!

4. Do I need the knee arthroscopy surgery?
Arthroscopy is a diagnostic procedure itself, but there are several indications that may directly indicate the need of submitting the surgery if other treatment methods such as resting, physiotherapy, injections and medicines are not leading to relief. Some of those are knee joints injuries, instability in movements, fractures inside the joint, degenerative changes, rheumatoid arthritis or tumours.
I was originally quite apprehensive about traveling abroad for knee surgery, but after waiting a long time in the Uk, I decided to pursue getting treatment abroad. After doing some initial research, I used the services of Eurotreatmed in August 2020, largely due to the very helpful patient coordinator Maja Swinder as she was always very prompt and informative to answer any of my worries or questions that I had.

Maja had organized everything involved with the logistics from start to finish and made the whole trip and experience very successful, including a private taxi service to pick and drop you to and from the airport to hospital, which was included in the price so you had nothing to worry about.

Maja arranged for me to arrive on the Wednesday at sanvimed hospital, where I was admitted to my own private room with an en suite which also had an extra bed to allow a family member to stay with me. I had knee surgery on the Thursday which was performed by the excellent Dr Pawlak and his team.

For the operation I had a local anaesthetic, which allowed me to watch the procedure on a screen, and involved the removal of lots of loose bodies (pieces of broken cartilage) which were floating around my knee and getting stuck, cartilage shaving and meniscus repair.

The aftercare that I received was excellent from the brilliant nurses, who were always available and they provided 3 excellent meals everyday, to the amazing physiotherapist who got me on my feet and walking on crutches the next day. The physio came everyday and gave me confidence and new excersises to keep performing to help strengthen up my knee.

Maja also came everyday to check how I was doing and if I needed anything, right up to even when I arrived back to the Uk to make sure I was ok to even checking I had my stitches removed.

I was discharged on the Sunday to return home to Uk and was given all receipts and medical reports in English. It’s been 2 weeks since the operation now and recovery is going great and I’m already walking without crutches now.

I would highly recommend Eurotreatmed, and I would like to say a big thanks to Maja and the whole team at sanvimed hospital for their kind hospitality for hosting me in Katowice Poland.


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After suffering a knee injury a number of years ago and ignoring the niggling pain since the pain got much worse in recent months. I decided to go to Poland for an arthroscopy as I did not want to stay on NHS waiting lists for an indefinite period of time. After researching various hospitals and treatments, EuroTreatMed stood out to me due to their glowing reviews. 
I contacted Maja Swinder having seen her contact details on the website. She was very informative, courteous and prompt in her replies and immediately spoke to the surgeons in the Sanvimed Hospital about my symptoms. I told her I would like a surgery date ASAP and she got me checked into the hospital approximately 10 days later. Nothing was too much work for her, even booking a taxi from the airport to the hotel and giving me advice on sights to see in Katowice in my spare time before the hospital admission. 
On the morning of my surgery, Maja picked me up at my hotel and drove me to the Sanvimed hospital accompanying me through the Covid-19 test and the admission procedure and showed me to my room. The surgery was a few short hours later and all staff from the surgeon to the anesthesiologist to the nursing staff were very helpful and informative to any questions I may have had. I had my first physiotherapy session approximately eight hours after surgery. The physio had helpful advice and I had further sessions each day that I was in the hospital. The food was great and the fresh fruit supplied was a particularly nice touch. Maja also came back to see me during my hospital stay and again as I was leaving and once again sorted out my transfer back to the airport. She was always just a Whatsapp message away if needed and couldn’t have been more helpful or genuinely caring. 
It has been one week now since my arthroscopy and I am feeling great. My knee is stronger each day and I am very happy with the results. Maja is still in contact asking how my recovery is going. I would absolutely recommend EuroTreatMed to anyone who is thinking of going to Poland for surgery without hesitation. 10/10!
Cathal Cullinane

Knee Arthroscopy

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Where will I undergo my Private Knee Arthroscopy Abroad?

Sanvimed Private Hospital

Patient in the Sanvimed hospital receives the highest quality medical care, personalized and comprehensive approach. Our surgeons were trained in international institutions and medical centres, they take part in congresses and training to continuously improve their qualifications.

Who will be performing the Knee Arthroscopy in Poland?

MD Jacek Zatorski & MD PhD Wojciech Pawlak



A team of experienced specialists in trauma and orthopaedic surgery.
Get back to full sports activity after your knee arhroscopy abroad:

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