Clinic Spotlight: Plastic Surgery at ISCARE Clinic

Read on to find out about a top plastic surgery clinic in Prague and meet one of its surgeons!

The Clinic

ISCARE Clinic is located in the Lighthouse, a modern high-rise building in the center of Prague overlooking the Vltava River. Opened in 2006, the Centre for Plastic Surgery at ISCARE Clinic was established with the philosophy of offering personalised, expert care in the field of cosmetic surgery. The clinic has served over 3000 clients, mainly from English and German-speaking European countries. ISCARE serves as a training center for companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Merck. They are also ISO 9001-certified, a quality management system that allows organisations to continually strengthen their workflows and ensure their client experience is optimised.

ISCARE Clinic is comprised of 4 centers: Plastic Surgery Centre, Centre of Assisted Reproduction, Clinical and Research Centre for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Centre for the Treatment of Obesity and Mini-invasive Surgery. The clinic offers single and double rooms for any treatment that requires a short hospitalisation, all with en-suite bathroom, free Wifi, and English-language satellite TV channels. You will have a personal international client coordinator as well as being tended to by English-speaking staff to make your experience at the clinic as comfortable as possible.

Meet the doctors

Dr. Alexander Vatlak, M.D.

Specialty: Breast surgeries and microsurgery

Dr. Vatlak is a Plastic Surgeon at ISCARE Clinic.

An interview with Dr. Vatlak

What is your experience with international patients?
I have been working in ISCARE since 2014. The most of the clients are foreigners (80%) from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, USA or Italy. The cooperation with the clients is on a high level also due to the team of coordinators.

What do you love about your job?
As far as the spectrum of surgeries is concerned, plastic surgery offers a very wide range of them. I like the creativity - in some cases there exists a couple of possible solutions (for example, by soft tissue defect) which gives me the option to make the best decision. Especially the complicated cases (whether it is a large defect or asymmetry by the aesthetic surgeries) mean a challenge for me to solve it in the best way.

Why do you think international patients come to you?
Foreign clients contact our clinic mostly due to the positive recommendations, which is always the best honour for us.

Can you tell us about a memorable treatment with which you helped to improve a patient's life?
The patient case I am most fond is the case of the 2/year old child to whom I replanted the amputated hand. I am also proud of the large defects coverage by transferring the tissue lobes using the microsurgical technique (after neuro- or orthopedic surgery). Also breast reconstructions after unsuccessful interventions at other clinics.

Biography

Dr. Vatlak earned his medical degree from Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Faculty of Medicine in Slovakia in 2003. He specialised in the field of general surgery for several years before moving to a plastic surgery specialty in 2011. He has continued his professional education by attending practical trainings in the USA, Czech Republic, Taiwan, France and Germany.

He is a member of multiple organisations including the International Confederation of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS) as well as the Community of Plastic Surgeons and Community of Aesthetic Medicine within the Czech Medical Chamber. He specialises in breast surgeries, particularly breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift.

Prague as a travel destination

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. An easily walkable city, Prague is known as the City of a Hundred Spires and such cultural attractions as the Charles Bridge, Old Town, and the Prague Astronomical Clock. You can also take a sightseeing cruise down the Vltava River which cuts through the city to explore from a different perspective. Filled with cafes, restaurants and known for its Czech beer, Prague offers something for everyone.

About the author

Coree Howard, Content Writer

Coree has worked in international development, travel, and trained as a Health Coach. First as a Health Manager and now a content writer, her time on the front lines working with patients helped her understand their needs and what information they want when looking for the best healthcare options.

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