The Cardiac Centre of the Na Homolce Hospital has today achieved another first in the innovative treatment of cardiological diseases.Today, in the hybrid operating room, cardiologist Prof. Petr Neužil and cardiac surgeon MUDr. Ivo Skalský successfully implanted the latest extravascular cardioverter-defibrillator (EV-ICD) as the first in the Czech Republic.
The Association of Outpatient Cardiologists of the Czech Republic, the Cardiocentrum Nemocnice Na Homolce, the General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic and the State Institute for Drug Control in cooperation with the Czech Medical Chamber are organising the 14th edition of the Peter Niederle Cardiology Day at the Clarion Clongress Hotel.
We are very pleased to announce that we opened our new reception on the 5th floor yesterday, 16 October. This is the front entrance to the hospital and significantly affects the first impression of patients and their escorts. It is also the first step in a planned project for a new wayfinding system.
Already the 2000th patient with atrial fibrillation underwent pulsed-field ablation at the Na Homolce Hospital, just two years after the introduction of this treatment method into clinical practice.
World Heart Day marks 15 years since the first TAVI operation.
Na Homolce Hospital today inaugurated the newly renovated and modernised Department of Anaesthesiology and Resuscitation. After the Department of General Surgery, this is another project of modernisation of the hospital's inpatient wards.
From today, Na Homolce Hospital has a PET/MR - a unique diagnostic device especially for oncological diseases.
The Department of Vascular Surgery of our hospital just celebrated the 600th robotic vascular surgery. We are still the world leader in the number of operations.
We were able to defend our SAK accreditation, which we received after an investigation by the Joint Accreditation Committee on 25-27 January.
Due to the current epidemic situation, we are lifting the blanket ban on visits from Wednesday 25 January 2023.
The Na Homolce Hospital has completed the reconstruction of the catheterisation rooms in the interventional cardiology department and today put into operation two state-of-the-art angiography systems. They will provide patients with invasive diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and some extra-cardiac diseases. Both systems offer the use of advanced imaging techniques such as intravascular ultrasound or optical coherence tomography or special 3D imaging applications of cardiac structures and arteries.
We would like to introduce you to the new Head of the Eye Department of the Hospital Na Homolce, MUDr. Jiří Záhlava, CSc., who was appointed as of 1 January 2023.
Due to a sharp increase in the number of respiratory diseases, the Na Homolce Hospital is announcing a ban on patient visits from Monday 19 December until further notice.
On Friday, August 19, we will resume operation of the vaccination centre for the public with standard health insurance for vaccination of the second booster doses against covid-19. At the same time, we continue to vaccinate foreigners/self-payers with permanent or temporary residence in the Czech Republic who do not have public health insurance. These vaccinations will take place on the 5th floor near the pharmacy and foreigners' reception.
Visits of hospitalized patients are currently allowed at Na Homolce Hospital Mon - Sun 15:00 - 18:00 if the following guidelines and recommendations are followed:
Today it is exactly 30 years since the Leksell Gamma Knife arrived in Czechoslovakia, three days later it was taken over by the Department of Stereotactic and Radiation Surgery at the Na Homolka Hospital, and on 26 October 1992 the first patient was operated on with the new technology at Homolka. In thirty years, doctors at Homolka have performed 24,000 operations with the Leksell Gamma Knife.
At the Hospital Na Homolce you will receive an appointment for an outpatient examination or surgery within 14 days at the latest.
On Tuesday 19 April, the Minister of Health, Prof. Vlastimil Válek, visited the Na Homolce Hospital. Director Petr Polouček informed him about the current situation in the hospital and about the short-term and long-term plans for strategic development.
Na Homolce Hospital is a participant in a new global clinical trial aimed at proving the safety and effectiveness of a newly developed wireless pacemaker system in patients with heart rhythm disorders.
In view of the current epidemic situation, the blanket ban on visitors has been lifted as of Friday 18 March.
The Na Homolce Hospital in the internal ward inaugurated new premises of the gastroenterology department. Patients will have access to better endoscopic care with more comfortable facilities. Working conditions will also improve for the medical staff.
oday, the Na Homolce Hospital re-opened the swimming pool, which is part of the R-centrum Homolka relaxation centre. The centre will serve the public as well as medical staff and patients from Homolka and the nearby Motol University Hospital.
Na Homolce Hospital was ranked 1st in the first year of the National Patient Satisfaction Assessment project, announced by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic in October 2021. 13 Czech and Moravian hospitals, mostly directly managed, which have inpatient wards, participated in the project.
People who have epilepsy can lead normal lives. The disease is not a stigma and medication works for a large proportion of patients. Several dozen patients with severe epilepsy a year undergo brain surgery in which surgeons remove the part of the brain responsible for seizures. Doctors at the Na Homolce Hospital are now working on a method that has so far been presented by only two world centres. It consists in not removing the so-called hippocampus, which is the trigger of seizures, but just cutting across it with several incisions. This way, people's memory is preserved and the seizures disappear. Martin Kovář, head of the neurology department at Homolka, said this in an interview with ČTK.
Closure of the vaccination center and vaccination of foreigners On July 2, we are closing the vaccination center for the public with standard health insurance, in which we have vaccinated more than 33,000 doses of vaccines since the beginning of the vaccination campaign. .
Visits to hospitalised patients are permitted at Na Homolce Hospital when the following rules and recommendations are complied with:
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Despite a number of operational limitations related to the covid-19 epidemic, we continue to provide our patients with the best possible care. In the department of stereotactic and radiation neurosurgery, we treated 1,200 patients in 2020, which is a record number in the 28-year history of the department. In addition, last year we significantly renewed the "GammaPlan" planning software and expanded it with the "Lightning" module.
On November 11, a live transmission seminar took place in Na Homolce Hospital, during which the arrhythmology team of prof. Petr Neužil shared their experience with Japanese colleagues with the introduction of an innovated laser balloon catheter with robotic movement.
Prof. MUDr. Petr Štádler, Ph.D., Head of the Vascular Surgery Department, received the award of the American Society for Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery for his presentation – 470 Vascular Robotic Surgeries – as part of an international virtual meeting. Congratulations!
The Department of Cardiology at the hospital Nemocnice Na Homolce has acquired a new telemonitoring system so that physicians and nurses can also monitor patients on standard beds.
Na Homolce Hospital successfully passed the accreditation procedure of the Joint Accreditation Committee (SAK), in which it proved that it meets all quality and safety standards in accordance with the provisions of Section 105 of Act No. 372/2011 Coll., on Health Services and Conditions of their Provision, and Decree No. 102/2012 Coll., on Evaluation of Quality and Safety of Inpatient Health Care. On the basis of this procedure, the hospital was awarded a SAK certificate of the accredited facility.
Today, I has been 20 years since a new treatment using deep brain stimulation was successfully introduced in the Na Homolce Hospital. This was done in cooperation with the Department of Neurology of the 1st Medical School, Charles University, and General Teaching Hospital in Prague. This department presently continues to administer the Center for Intervention Therapy of Mobility Disorders (iTEMPO). On March 26, 1998, a stimulation electrode was implanted into the brain of a patient who suffered from essential tremor. The lifetime of a stimulation electrode (stimulator) is approximately 5 years. Since then, almost 300 patients have had stimulators placed or exchanged. Approximately 1000 stimulator implantations and subsequent re-implantations have been performed.
Cardiologists of the Na Homolce Hospital performed a unique surgery involving the implantation of micro-filters into both carotid arteries. This was done in an attempt to intercept possible thrombi. It is a stroke-preventive measure designed especially for patients with atrial fibrillation.
The Na Homolce Hospital is a world leader in the number of robot-assisted vascular procedures carried out in the field of vascular surgery.