News of the French Medicine

Dr. Thierry Guetta MD – Urological surgeon in Paris
30/06/2018
– Please, introduce yourself. – My name is Dr. Thierry Guetta. I am a urological surgeon and an andrologist in Paris, now practicing in Neuilly. – Tell us, please, where did you get your experience? – I am a former intern of Paris hospitals, a former Head of the Urology Department at Cochin Hospital. In 2008 together with my colleagues we formed Paris Urological Centre, where I have been working up till now. I perform surgeries in Neuilly clinic and in American Hospital of Paris. – What urological problems do you mostly work on? – Urology deals with diseases of urina..
All about breast implants and breast surgery
30/06/2018
Mammary hypoplasia is defined by the underdeveloped volume of breasts in relation to the general physique of the patient. It can be a result of underdevelopment of the gland during puberty, or it may appear again because of loss of glandular volume (pregnancy, weight loss, hormonal imbalance…). Lack of volume can be associated with ptosis (“falling” breasts with the sagging of the gland, stretched skin and too low areoles). The operation can be carried out at any age, starting from the age of 18. A minor patient, as a rule, cannot be subjected to aesthetic breast augm..
At the cutting edge of sarcoma surgery
30/06/2018
Sarcoma is one of the rare cancers which management in an “expert center” is crucial for the prognosis of patients. Gustave Roussy has a dedicated team that works tirelessly to improve the knowledge of this pathology. Sarcoma is a rare malignant tumor that develops from the supporting tissues of the human body, such as muscles, ligaments, joints, fatty tissue, blood vessels… There are three categories of sarcomas: bone sarcomas, visceral sarcomas, and soft tissue sarcomas. The complexity and rarity of this cancer are in particular longer diagnostics in comparison wit..
An operation via virtual reality at the University Hospital of Montpellier
30/06/2018
The operation on the back using virtual reality was carried out on Tuesday, November 7, at the hospital of the University of Montpellier. This is the first such operation in the world. This Tuesday in the operating room of Gui-de-Chauliac, in Montpellier, it was quite intense, and this is not surprising, given the fact that such an operation has never been carried out in the world. However, even such a tense atmosphere could not unsettle the “junior surgeon”, who operated with virtual reality glasses for the first time in his life. Spinal osteosynthesis via virtual r..
Truth and lie about treatment in France
30/06/2018
France is the luxury country, treatment in France is very expensive! False Really, many Parisian clinics are pretty expensive, however, their patients understand that they pay for the high level of service, but not for the quality of the medicine. Everybody knows that quality of the French medicine is high throughout the country, even in towns. On average, the prices in France are 20% lower than in Germany. If you want to get high-quality treatment and not to overpay for the image of the city, go for treatment to Lyon or another city that is not very popular among to..
Don’t wait for an HSE operation!
30/06/2018
Why do patients in Ireland – both North and South – have to wait for a hospital operation for months, and in some cases even for years, unless they have private medical insurance or they can afford expensive private surgery? Public hospital waiting lists on both sides of the Irish border are growing longer on a weekly basis. Certainly it is true: good health is priceless. But just because you can afford to go private, does that mean that you should be obliged to, and spend a great deal of money that you will never get back? There is now another alternative. European ..
The French hospitals, “En Marche!”
30/06/2018
Presidential elections took place a little over a month ago in France and Emmanuel Macron was elected as the new president. This is the youngest French president in the country’s history. Earlier, Macron was an investment banker and in a consequence the Minister of Economy and Finance. It is not hard to fathom that the new president has no problem with the economy. His world famous slogan sounds as “En Marche!” that means “Forward!” in English. And France moves in this direction now. The French medicine isn’t an exception. Now, the French hospitals move “En Marche!” W..
HAS – the supreme healthcare body
30/06/2018
HAS is an independent government body whose aim is to contribute to the quality and effectiveness of the healthcare system. Its main mission is to provide all patients and users with access to effective medical care. The supreme healthcare body performs three main functions: assessment, references and certifications/accreditations: The assessment is the analysis of products from the medical and economic point of view, the analysis of technologies and work in healthcare. The supreme healthcare body defines the principles of appropriate clinical practice, establish..
Medifrance Solution at the Moscow MedShow
30/06/2018
The Moscow MedShow is a unique B2C exhibition in Moscow. The Moscow MedShow is an efficient B2C exhibition that will provide you a direct connection with your targeted audience – Russians that are eager to get high-quality treatment abroad. Its implementation has become a pleasant tradition. The best medical facilities of the world take part in it. Participants from France, the USA, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Latvia, Japan, Poland, Israel, Lithuania, Finland, Malta, Korea and Singapore present their clinics and medical centers at the exhibition. This year Franc..
Is it possible to make thyroid gland operations without scars?
30/06/2018
We want to tell you about these operations, which allow deleting parts of a thyroid gland without making scars on your neck. What function does a thyroid gland have? It secretes hormones, which are necessary for each cell’s work. People can’t live without these hormones, therefore when the gland doesn’t secret them in sufficient quantity, they must be systematically filled. What anomalies of a thyroid gland force you to consult a doctor? Most often, it happens during the dysfunction of a thyroid gland, and when a non-cancerous or cancerous growth oc..
HTI Conference
30/06/2018
 March 3 – 4, 2016 Austria, Vienne  The Health Tourism Industry conference in Vienna was an eye-opening event that made us look at the medical tourism from a different angle and compare French medicine with other medical systems in the world. A year worth effort of learning everything about the healthcare field would be still less than all the information we received during these two days. Friendly atmosphere and high-level settings have made it very easy to participate and establish new contacts. This conference has provided great networking opport..
Cryoablation as an innovative cancer treatment method
30/06/2018
It lies in our human nature that we never lose hope and always try to find an ultimate solution. So when such bad news as cancer fall on us, we are shocked and feel lost, but we keep on hoping we will get the right cure. No matter which stage we are at, what treatment we have already tried, what are the prognosis, we still try. Fortunately, medical specialists in France don’t lose hope either. They are always there to support you in such difficult times and to suggest yet another individually developed method to treat cancer. Back in 2008, they have offered cryoablation as..
Neurosurgery assisted with Virtual Reality
30/06/2018
A world premiere:  France is known to be a country with an advanced medicine, especially when it comes to oncology.  It is gaining its popularity in the world thanks to the numerous oncologic markers and their interpretation art, mastered by the French oncologists. Also, thanks to the innovative treatment techniques that not only kills tumors but also improve the patients’ comfort. It is not an overstatement to say that the French oncologic specialists take measured risks. It was proven yet another time by the neurosurgery Professor Philippe Ménéi, who operated on h..
AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT: TAVR/TAVI PROCEDURE
30/06/2018
Aortic valve replacement is a cardiac intervention performed to treat a failing aortic valve. This type of surgery is executed to replace a diseased valve. It can be degenerating because of different diseases, such as stenosis (narrowing) or regurgitation (leakage); it may be congenital (abnormal from birth) or an acquired disease (diseased with age). In either case, a malfunctioning aortic valve prevents blood from running normally in the heart’s chambers and therefore must be treated. WHAT ARE THE SURGICAL OPTIONS? Mechanical valve — a long-lasting and durabl..
Hip replacement surgery as an alternative to hip resurfacing: rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery in France
30/06/2018
Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common orthopedic surgeries. There are various reasons as to why this surgery is so necessary for seniors and people with a sports background. Despite the fact that such intervention is very frequent, it is still risky and should be performed only by highly qualified orthopedic surgeons. Fortunately, thanks to the constant technology improvement, hip replacement surgery became much more delicate and efficient. When is hip replacement surgery needed? The main reason why this surgery is needed, especially in the case of elderl..
Treatment of erectile dysfunction (impotence) in France
30/06/2018
French urologists avoid saying the word “impotence” at any cost, they prefer calling this condition “erectile dysfunction” or “erectile disorder”, which suggests the inability to obtain and maintain an erection sufficiently rigid for satisfactory sexual activity. Read this article to learn everything about treatment of erectile dysfunction in France. Erectile dysfunction: what does it mean? Before you think that something happened to your (your partner’s) sexual capacity, wait to see if the inability repeats constantly for at least three months. Temporary problems in..
Total ankle replacement in the outpatient setting now available in France
30/06/2018
For the first time in the world, a total ankle replacement in the outpatient setting has been performed in Lyon (France). On Friday, September 19, 2016, a team of specialists of our partner clinic in Lyon performed a total ankle replacement in the outpatient setting for the first time in the world. The patient entered the operating room at 10:00 and left it at 11:15. He returned home the same evening. The patient visited medical specialists the next day (on Saturday in the early afternoon) and on Monday. The postoperative period was quick and the patient was very sa..
Multidisciplinary clinic in Le Mans
30/06/2018
This multidisciplinary clinic is located on eight hectares in Le Mans. Since 2008, the clinic offers a complex of the health services: The MMSC: Medicine, surgery, psychiatry, emergency medical care The maternity hospital and gynecology department The centre of care and rehabilitation in outpatient conditions The Medical House for the care and nursing of the ill people The Dialysis Center, echography The laboratory for medical analyses (medical biology) The centre for medical pictures and visualization (ultrasound investigation, common X-ray, CT, MRI) Al..
Policlinic Lyon-1
30/06/2018
Founded in 1844, the clinic is a nonprofit organization. As a historical institution of the Lyon region of France, the clinic combines traditional hospitality and modern technologies, responding to challenges of diseases and suffering every day. The clinic offers a full range of medical services with involvement of health professionals: doctors, surgeons and paramedics. In addition to its traditional activities, the clinic has always been proud of its 2 large Expert Centers: Cardiovascular Center that includes: cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery vascular surgery me..
Oncologic center in Le Mans
30/06/2018
Location and accommodations: The center has the opportunity to accommodate 19 patients in specially equipped places that allow to perform about 13 000 sessions annually. The medications are prepared at the Department of Succenturiate Cytotoxin Substances. There are 33 beds on the three floors, 14 beds of which constitute the hospitalizing services for the palliative care. The treatment of diseases in cases of acute pain, as well as the cancer treatment, pain treatment and palliative care are offered. Stay in the day patient department: The ambulance consists of..
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