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Question:
I am moving to Moscow in Jan. I am asthmatic and have a rare form of crohns that always has the possibility of needing surgery should it decide to come out of remission. I am wondering how the hospitals are in Moscow - both knowledge & accommodations - especially testing of blood before transfusion. Is asthma medication readily available and are doctors prepared to deal with an attack? Thanks!
Nikki
Answer:
Dear Nikki,
Thank you for your question. Concerning your asthma: Medications for bronchial asthma treatment are available in Russia. Our clinic is equipped and prepared to assess and treat asthma attacks. Concerning your operation:If the operation is elective we usually recommend to do it outside of Russia, such as Helsnki, Finland or other options. If the operation is urgent- the decision is made according to the situation, and hospitalization locally in Moscow may be the recommendded option if the patient is unfit to fly depending on the urgency. The knowledgs and accommodation in the tertiary care private hospital in
Moscow are considered good although to a foreigner, an obstacle can be the language barrier between staff and non-Russian speaking patient. This can be somewhat overcome with the help of monitoring between English/Russian speaking doctors. Blood screening does exist, although we cannot say with the same standards, and accreditation as in western European, Scandanavian, N. Amerian medical systems. Regards.
Dr. Olga Lakina, Dr. L.Stadnyk
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