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Department of general and vascular surgery

Prof. Dr. Piotr Szopinski, Ph.D.
general surgery, vascular surgery

About the department

The general and vascular surgery department at Carolina Medical Center Warsaw offers all modern surgical options for treating diseases of the abdominal organs and blood vessels. The department's medical team provides first-class medical care using the latest scientific achievements and demonstrates an understanding of the needs and wishes of each patient. Excellent technical equipment also plays a significant role in the successful clinical practice of a medical institution. Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment for endoscopic and X-ray examinations, the department's specialists can make the most accurate diagnosis, determine the stage of the pathology and its localization, and accurately plan surgical treatment. In addition, the department has modern operating rooms with high-precision computer equipment, monitoring systems and devices for robotic surgery.

The medical team specializes in treating diseases of the arteries and veins, vascular injuries and rare vascular conditions. The department also deals with the surgical treatment of many diseases associated with weakened abdominal muscles, such as hernias, rectal strains, and groin pain syndrome in athletes. The department surgeons widely practice classical and modern surgical interventions, including minimally invasive surgery ("keyhole surgery") and robotic operations. In the field of vascular surgery, doctors also offer endovascular interventions.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • The ischemic disease of the extremities
  • Stenosis and occlusion of blood vessels
  • Occlusion of peripheral arteries
  • Aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta
  • Aneurysms of peripheral arteries
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Phlebeurysm
  • Varicocele
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Vascular malformations
  • Arteriovenous fistulas
  • Hernias (umbilical, inguinal, femoral)
  • Damage to the muscles of the rectum
  • Groin pain in athletes


  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory tests 
  • Lipid profile (to monitor the risk of vascular disease)
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Ultrasound diagnostics (Doppler and duplex ultrasound) of arteries and veins
  • Special 3D Sonography
  • Angiography (digital subtraction angiography, CO2 angiography)
  • Phlebography (combines electromagnetic radiation and fluorescent materials)
  • MR angiography
  • CT angiography
  • Capillary microscopy (measuring red blood cell velocity)
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy 


  • Minimally invasive aortic aneurysm removal
  • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
  • Stent implantation
  • Open surgery
  • Thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Thermal ablation
  • Mechanical and chemical endovenous ablation
  • Plastic and reconstructive interventions
  • Endovascular interventions
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
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Doctor profile


  • Head of Vascular Surgery Department, Department of Vascular Surgery, Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Warsaw
  • Professor of General and Vascular Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw
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