Panochova Hospital

Since 2003 more than 1800 bariatric operations have been performed.

Panochova hospital is amongst the five most active centres for bariatric surgical treatment of obesity in the country, out of approximately 20 providers.

Our new operating theatres are equipped with the worlds best medical equipment (Maquet, Hoyer-Datex, Ohmeda).

Panochova general hospital has a comprehensive background in X-ray, CT, laboratory, and ICU. With all facilities close to hand, we are able to solve possible complications quickly and efficiently.

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Our rooms are clean, light and airy with plenty of room. They have large opening windows with venetian blinds and a nice view and contain a mini-fridge, a large flat-screen TV with some British channels and with ports (so you can take a cable to attach to your laptop), table and chairs, armchair, wardrobe, and a night stand. The wardrobes are lockable, and there are lockable cupboards and a safe elsewhere for client use. The rooms are centrally heated in cooler weather. Free WIFI is included, but cannot be accessed until the morning after arrival when the code can be obtained.

You can book a family room with 2 beds for an accompanying person. This extra person is charged 30 Euro per day for the bed and standard hospital food. If this room is required, please allow more lead up time as this room gets booked quickly.

We have a new central sterilization department, which allows for top quality instrument preparation and low incidence of wound infection (well below average). Every step within the instrument circulation is checked and electronically proved. Quality control is according to ISO 13485.

The system of quality control used is ISO 2001

Breclav Hospital

Břeclav is a small town in the South Moravian Region, 52 km southeast from Brno on the Dyje River, near the border with Austria and Slovakia. Břeclav is an important border crossing and railroad crossing of international importance, not far from both Bratislava and Vienna, capitals of neighboring countries.

Since 2009 the bariatric and metabolic surgery has been a part of the surgical department. Though, the personal experience of Dr. Čierny started already in 2003, containing more than 1500 bariatric procedures. More than 1000 bariatric surgeries were performed in Břeclav Hospital till now and the staff of anesthesiologists, internists, surgeons, nutritionists, psychologists and nurses form a multidisciplinary team have gained a huge erudition in bariatric care, including foreigners. Several hundreds of bariatric patients from UK used to come via Cosmetic Bliss Ltd to have bariatric surgery in Břeclav hospital. Since the workshop with Dr Rutledge from USA in Břeclav Hospital in 2011 the MGB/OAGB has been used more frequently, achieving the best results, especially in diabetic patients.


The rooms for bariatric patients are located in building B of our pavilion type hospital with several buildings connected via corridors, in the neighborhood of green gardens and wood.  Most rooms are double rooms equipped with a bed, TV, bathroom, free WI-FI connection. In superior standard single rooms there is also a fridge and lockable wardrobes and cupboards. A safe and a kettle are available elsewhere for use of clients. The rooms are centrally heated in cooler weather and air-conditioned in summertime.

In 1992 the Břeclav Hospital was opened here as the newest hospital in the South Moravia region. All departments have accreditation granted by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, which authorizes them to educate doctors and other health workers. The hospital has an integrated management system in place according to ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Currently there are 419 beds and 800 employees in Břeclav Hospital. Our operating rooms are equipped with medical equipment common to the best hospitals in Europe – Maquet, Hoyer-Datex, Ohmeda, etc. with a special operating table for bariatric patients heavy up to 300 kg.  An average of 20-25 thousand patients are hospitalized each year, further tens of thousands are treated at outpatient clinics.

Although the incidence of complications is very small, we are ready to solve quickly thanks to the well-equipped facilities as the Radiologic department with fluoroscopy and CT scan, the Endoscopic department, the Anaesthesiologic department, several specialized IC Units and comprehensive laboratories offering suitable background for treatment of difficult patients.

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My life had completely changed and I have happiness and confidence I just didn’t have as a morbidly obese person.


“Dr Hruby gave me my life back”


My stay at the hospital was faultless, immaculately clean, very attentive and caring nurses and I finally got to meet the wonderful Dr Hruby.