Rare and complicated backbone operations at Stradins Hospital

In collaboration with European colleagues Petr Vanek from Prague Military hospital (the Czech Republic) arrived at Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital Neurosurgery clinic to perform backbones stabilization operations. He operated two young Latvian patients with rarely observed backbones deformations.

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Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital - trademark of healthcare in Latvia

Excellence in Patient Treatment, Medical Education and Clinical Research



Facts about Stradins University Hospital:

  • Founded in 1910 (100th anniversary in 2010)
  • Great investments made by professor Pauls Stradins (1896 - 1958)
  • Leading multi-functional university hospital in Latvia
  • Operates as state limited liability company, subordinated to the Ministry of Health
  • Nearly 3000 employees
  • Leading hospital in cardiology, invasive cardiology, transplantology, vascular diseases, neurology and neurosurger, and internal medicine


Excellence in:

  • patient treatment (emergency cases, highly specialized care)
  • medical education (pre-diploma and after-diploma training, knowledge centres for nationwide medical services, more than 80 medical doctors and about 200 interns)
  • and scientific research (clinical R&D)


Key operational indicators (2013):

  • 857 beds
  • 46700 inpatients, 18 404 day-stationary patients
  • 269 219 outpatients
  • Average length of stay - 5.14 days
  • Average bed occupancy rate - 76.8%


Structure of the hospital:

  • Emergency department
  • 8 clinics (internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, otorhinolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, anaesthesiology and reanimatology)
  • 16 centres – 9 centres are incorporated in the clinic structure (cardiology, transplantation, thoracic surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, vascular diseases, occupational disease and radiology medicine, ambulatory surgery, nephrology, endocrinology, pulmonology, rheumatology, gastrointestinal diseases)
  • 2 institutes (Pathology Insitute, Diagnostic Radiology Institute)
  • Central Laboratory (clinical, biochemical, microbiology, cytology, clinical immunology)
  • Day patient facilities and Outpatient clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital administration and technical departments