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The inspiring stories of our patients who decided to look for treatment options abroad and not give up.

“I am aware that mine is a success story and that not all cases end like mine, but I believe that it is due to the quick diagnosis and treatment, and most of all, to the highly skilled professionals and the most advanced surgical techniques, together with the commitment of all the staff at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg.”
Nejc Konjedic, 39 years old, Slovenia

Diagnosis: spontaneous intracranial hypotension, CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) leak.

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“The Medical Center - University of Freiburg saved my life and I can never thank Prof. Dr. Thimme and Prof. Dr. Fichtner-Feigl enough for giving me a second chance at life.”
Agnė Valatkaitė, 30 years old, Lithuania

Diagnosis: cholangiocarcinoma

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"Based on my experience, I can say that the German diagnostic criteria and treatment approach in Freiburg are the best in the world. My sincere gratitude to the doctors of the Medical Center - University of Freiburg for giving me the opportunity to see, walk and live fully again!"
Serhii Palienko, 36 years old, Ukraine

Diagnosis: chronic kidney disease (stage 5), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, high myopia, astigmatism, cataract, retinal trauma; secondary anemia, arterial hypertension (stage 2), diffuse cardiosclerosis.

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“I was very happy with the excellent surgery that Prof. Dr. Schmal performed on me. The medical team was so fantastic, I got the best medical care from the medical center.”
Abdulazeez Lekan Arowona, 40 years old, Nigeria

Diagnosis: femur fracture of the right leg

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"11 hours on the operating table and, miraculously, the tumor was completely removed. Words cannot express how grateful I am to the staff of the Medical Center and to Prof. Dr. Fichtner-Feigl personally."
R. I. Sakhno, Ukraine

Diagnosis: pancreatic adenocarcinoma

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"On July 14, 2023 my consciousness blacked out and I basically turned into a vegetable... As of today, everything is great, I feel good, as if nothing happened. The Medical Center - University of Freiburg is the place to go for quality treatment."

Oleksii Barsukov, 48 years old, Ukraine

Diagnosis: spontaneous intracranial hypotension, CSF leak (cerebrospinal fluid leak)

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