Clinic & Hospital
Since 2003 specialists on stuff in the in-patient surgery department of American Medical Clinic have been successfully performing elective and emergency surgeries in different areas. Especially noteworthy in this respect is the huge experience of the clinic’s surgeons in the successful treatment of acute peritonitis (abdominal membrane inflammation).
Peritonitis is usually caused by bacteria, but can be consequences of the chemical inflammation, for example, in the case of ingress in the abdominal membrane of hydrochloric acid, bile or urine.
The disease develops very acutely, proceeds very fast and requires urgent medical help. The prognosis in case of untimely or inadequate treatment is very unfavorable: without treatment it is not infrequent from the beginning of the inflammation till death that it takes only 2 or 3 days. The symptoms of peritonitis include acute, constantly increasing pain in the abdomen; fast increasing temperature approaching fever, accompanied by shivers and hydrosis; loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, with no alleviation. Usually water depletion is developed connected to the emission of huge amount of liquid into the abdominal membrane and sepsis (blood poisoning).
The severity and fast progressing of the disease requires intervention at early stages, otherwise the patient might die. This is why it is extremely important to diagnose and start treatment in the first days of the disease.
Diagnostic opportunities of American Medical Clinic as well as high professionalism of the doctors of surgery department allow admitting patients in grave conditions at any time, also thanks to the capacities of the clinic it is possible to diagnose promptly and immediately start the treatment and bring the patient out of the critical condition.
Trauma and orthopedics
The specialists of Trauma Department of American Medical Clinic & Hospital have been successfully performing elective surgeries of endoprosthesis replacement of hip joints of elderly people.
The most common reasons for full endoprosthesis are arthrosis, intraarticular fracture, rheumatism, tumors, inflammations, head necrotic resolution of hip joint. The age of elderly residents of St. Petersburg applying to AMC for surgery help for solution of such problems is quite high – 90 years and older (for today our “record” is the full hip joint replacement for the patient aged 96 years).
Surgical intervention is done in our own surgery unit, equipped with the special system of sterile, laminar air flow, if needed with the X-ray intrasurgery control. Thanks to the application of the modern surgery methods, postoperative follow-up care and modern medication the period of hospitalization after surgery takes from 3 up to 7 days.
Intensive Care Unit
In the Intensive Care Unit we have patients admitted in extremely grave condition. For the doctors of this department stabilizing of patients’ condition and bringing them out of this condition is an every day job, but for other employees of the company – this is every time a sort of a victory and for the friends and relatives is a huge joy and relief. Our last record – artificial ventilation of a patient’s lungs for 21 days – the patient was transmitted to the AMC in an extremely grave condition. This is a unique case, because usually such procedure is performed only within 2 or 3 days.