Cardiac surgery in Moldova

Treatment: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)
Provider: Medpark International Hospital
Date: Jan 2014

My Name is Dumitru Rotaru, I am a 54 years old man living in Romania and I have recently experienced a complicated heart surgery when I had to be replaced three coronary arteries of the heart. I may say that the doctors from Medpark International Hospital in Chisinau that operated me gave me a second life. Therefore I would like to share my experience lived together with these people, hoping that this way I can help other people in suffering.
The first symptoms of the disease occurred around 8 years ago. At that time I felt pain in the chest and large stifles occurred in my breath. I thought that my medical condition would improve in time, but it proved to get even worse. At physical effort, even when I was carrying the shopping bags, I was feeling pain in the chest and I was suffocating. To all this, I can add chronic hypertension of 2nd and 3rd degree and diabetes of 2nd type. Over the years I tried many times to treat the disease, but it proved to be unsuccessful. The last years I have suffered two heart attacks. The medicines prescribed by the doctors, taken even in large doses, were not helping me anymore. In these conditions I decided to look for qualified medical assistance. My Moldovan good friend recommended me Medpark International Hospital in Chisinau.
I didn’t know anything about this hospital or other hospitals in Moldova, but I trusted my friend. Soonest I wrote to the Foreign Patient Department at Medpark International Hospital and I made an appointment, sending in the same time by e-mail my medical documents to be seen by the doctor before my arrival. When I reached Medpark International Hospital I found a very modern hospital and a very professional staff. The Reception personnel gave me all the information and soon Dr. Daniela Ivanov, cardiologist, welcomed me to her cabinet.  Dr. Ivanov had examined carefully my disease history and recommended me a method of diagnosis called coronary angiography and ventriculography. Immediately I gave my consent and the next day I was submitted to the investigation. The procedure was realized in safety conditions by Dr. Hakan Eraslan, interventional cardiologist from Turkey. This procedure cost approximately 690 EUR. The results of the investigation were not encouraging, it was necessary to perform a surgery for the revascularization of the myocardium as soon as possible. I decided to perform the surgery at Medpark International Hospital.  
At this moment my case was transferred to Dr. Andrei Ureche, cardiac surgeon, that examined my medical reports and explained me the situation. I listened and I felt confident that I was in good hands. Dr. Ureche suggested me the time of the intervention and I agreed.
On my arrival for the surgical intervention I was explained the procedure in detail and informed that the surgery would take place on the 3rd day as of mu arrival. During this time I performed all necessary investigations, tests and preoperative procedures. Especially, I was slightly surprised by the punctuality, courtesy and respect of all medical staff from Medpark International Hospital.
On the day of the surgery I was awakened by the nurses who came to take me to the operating room. Only a few looks thrown around, made me understand that I am in an ultra-modern operating theatre, equipped with the latest technologies. The following 15 minutes the doctors and nurses were connecting different devices. I woke up after 7 hours of sleep, and I realized that all my worries remained behind.
I just want to say that due to the meticulous care of Medpark International Hospital team, I was out from intensive care only two days after the surgery and on the 8th day from the surgical intervention I safely returned home, to my family. The cost of the surgical intervention was of approximately 5.000 EUR.
I would like to thank to the entire team from Medpark International Hospital, especially to the cardiac surgeons team consisting of Dr. Andrei Ureche and Dr. Serghei Voitov and led by Dr. Batrînac Aureliu, talented people who gave me a second chance to live. Also I would like to transmit many thanks to all doctors and nurses from the intensive care unit and from stationary that took care of me in the postoperative period.
I advise all the people who suffer from heart problems not lose their hope but to seek medical advise. I recommend Medpark International Hospital to all those that have cardiac problems. The surgeons working here are indeed highly qualified and can undertake really complicated cardiac cases.
Dumitru Rotaru,
Galati, Romania, November 2013

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