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10 reasons to choose Poland
  • 1 Professional medical personnel
  • 2 Innovative treatments
  • 3 High quality – low costs
  • 4 Comprehensive care
  • 5 Modern medical equipment
  • 6 Attractive tourist offer
  • 7 Thousands of patients up to date
  • 8 Experience in coordination
  • 9 Short waiting time
  • 10 Rich natural resources
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Famous Poles

Famous Poles

Poland is a nation of 38 million people and one of the best-educated societies in Europe. Here are some examples of famous Poles.

Mikołaj Kopernik, a Polish astronomer, a mathematician, a lawyer and a doctor, who at the turn of the XV and XVI century developed a theory of the structure of the solar system and it is to him that we owe the revolution in the perception of the world. He was born in Toruń – a city with a medieval development, entered into the UNESCO list of the World Heritage.

Kopernik has his modern day successors. One of them is Aleksander Wolszczan. Over 20 years ago this astronomer published his findings on a pulsar and two planets, which constitute the first empirical confirmation of an existence of another planetary system in the universe.

Napoleon Cybulski (1854 – 1919), a physiology professor who discovered adrenaline, used in endocrinology. He also studied the phenomenon of electricity in a human body, and the results of his research are used in the field of electroencephalography. He was one of the first in the world to make a breakthrough in testing the speed of blood flow through the invention of a tachometer.


Kazimierz Funk (1884 – 1967), a biochemist, who coined the term „vitamin” and was the creator of the science of vitamins. He discovered and isolated the first B1 vitamin. He treated patients with avitaminosis and worked on isolating the insulin hormone. Towards the end of his life the scientist studied causes of cancer.



Ignacy Łukasiewicz, a pharmacist, who in the year 1853 was the first in the history to obtain paraffin oil through a petroleum distillation process and built a kerosene lamp. Three years later he opened the first petroleum refinery in the world. 

Zygmunt Wróblewski i Karol Olszewski, scientists who were the first in history to liquefy air in 1883. Mobile liquid makes it possible to significantly lower temperature and is used to obtain oxygen, nitrogen and inert gases, such as neon.

Maria Curie Skłodowska,an outstanding Polish scientist, a two-time Nobel laureate, in 1903 in physics, in 1911 – in chemistry. Her greatest achievement is the discovery of two new elements: radium and polonium, as well as the earliest research on treating tumours with the help of radiation.



Polish scientists 10 years ago built a revolutionary blue light laser, useful in many areas of life, including medical diagnosis.

Other successes of Polish science and medicine worth mentioning are:

  1. The first open heart surgery was performed in Wrocław in the year 1958, followed 8 years later by a kidney transplant from a living donor. At that time it was a significant achievement on a European scale.
  2. In the year 1985 in the Silesian Center for Heart Diseases in Zabrze, a Polish cardiosurgeon Prof. Zbigniew Religa (1938 – 2009) together with a team of doctors performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland. Further achievements followed with the work on using implantable devices assisting the heart and developing an artificial heart.

We have a titled and highly specialized academic and medical personnel, allowing for a real competition with the best specialists in the world. You can trust Polish doctors.  

Not only the world of science and medicine boasts Poles known around the world.  The following have to be mentioned as well: Pope John Paul II and the former President of Poland, Lech Wałęsa, who started the process of a democratic transformation in the Central European Countries.

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"I will be leaving Warsaw in a couple of days - it was an unbelievable experience for my husband and I. The staff are second to none - I was happy that my surgeon spoke English and made me feel at ease when I was so nervous in the operating room. I am still having water fall down my cheeks, but they are tears of happiness - I'm so glad I came and had the procedure!"

Lila Cugini, Canada


"I went on a journey to Poland for health and received a treatment like nothing I've experienced in the past. Now I'm on a new journey of health and healing, I really feel like I've gone back in time and regained my health. I just feel so lucky on so many levels."

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