“ACIBADEM SISTINA” BECAME PART OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR CARDIO-THORACIC SURGERY
Acibadem Sistina Hospital has become part of the family of the most prestigious health centers in Europe. Adult cardiac surgery led by Professor Aleksandar Nikolic, MD received international approval from the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. This great success is another indicator that this hospital offers quality health care at the rank of the largest hospitals in the world. The cardiac surgeries successful results basically put the hospital side by side with the hospitals in Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Spain.
The European Association (EACTS) analyzes the results and methodologies of the hospitals that are part of this organization, compares and exposes them especially in terms of treatment. That aims to encourage hospitals through comparison to achieve better results, but also to improve the procedure in the treatment of these cardiac surgeries, one of the most specific in medicine. Prof. Nikolic says that being part of this family is a privilege. In the region only Macedonia and Croatia have their representatives in this European organization. “(EACTS) organization is part of the European Union, we are talking about a center in which hospitals where best doctors work in Europe participate. I am especially proud that we managed to put Acibadem Sistina Hospital on their map. Apart from a hospital from Croatia, no health institution from another country in the region participates. To be even clearer, there are no representatives from Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Albania and Bulgaria. “We have a great opportunity to exchange experiences with our colleagues from Europe,” said Prof. Nikolic, MD.
EUROPEAN STAMP FOR QUALITY AND PROFESSIONALITY
Prof. Nikolic, MD has been an active participant in the gatherings organized by EACTS for several years in a row. On these conferences he reports on interventions success carried out at “Acibadem Sistina”. Moreover, our success hospital results are similar to those of the other best hospitals in Europe. According to him, this means recognition and the possibility for “Acibadem Sistina” to have data from other European centers. This will not only make the hospital progress visible, but also how the treatment can be improved. “Let’s see what we are good at and where we can improve. Of course this is a recognition and confirmation for the patients that a quality service is obtained here. We are comparable to other European centers. Otherwise as a member, it means that representatives of this organization can constantly come and control this data of ours. “They have the opportunity to monitor cardiac surgery, and the process itself is an additional guarantee that the services quality offered here is the highest,” said Prof. Nikolic, MD.
He confirms that if the patients’ treatment results in the last few years are analyzed, the achievements here at “Acibadem Sistina” are at the level of other developed centers. The hospital follows all the latest standards in diagnosis and treatment. It is equipped with the state of the art equipment and uses sophisticated materials. Prof. Nikolic says that in terms of surviving patients, the results at “Acibadem Sistina” are the same as in the United States and Europe. Otherwise, it is the most difficult surgery branch with the highest risk, and “Acibadem Sistina”, although a smaller hospital compared to other centers in the world, still has impressive results in treatment outcome.