Personnel

Procedure from admission to discharge and your carers.

Upon admission to hospital you will first take care of the administrative part of your procedure in the admissions office. From then on, everything will happens according to plan. First you are received at the surgical clinic by a nurse, then examined by a specialist anesthesiologist who will be taking care of anesthesia during your surgery. After the procedure is completed you will wake up from anesthesia in the operating theatre and then transferred to the inpatient department where nurses and physiotherapists will take care of you. If required, radiology engineers will take additional X-ray images of your lungs. Patients recovering from surgeries of hiatal hernias or GERD undergo contrast X-ray imaging of the esophagus. These patients will also be visited by a dietitian before their discharge from hospital.

You will be closely monitored by specialist surgeons and physicians during your stay at the hospital. Upon discharge from hospital your nurse and physician will provide you with a discharge note, instructions for your care at home and a date for a control visit at the specialist clinic. Each patient also receives the mobile telephone number of the specialist surgeon who performed the procedure. Specialist surgeons are available to patients in case of any problems at any time after discharge from the hospital.

Management

mag. Marko Bitenc, dr. med., FECTS

mag. Marko Bitenc, dr. med., FECTS

Director / Thoracic Surgeon

He graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine in 1985 and completed his internship in 1987. He was a member of the following associations: European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Slovenian Association for Thoracic Surgery, Slovenian Health Council, member of the Standing Committee of European Physicians (CPME), the first vice president of the CPME, member of the Expert Council of the Slovene Minister of Health. He was a teaching assistant at the Surgery course at the Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine. He completed two mandates as the president of the Medical Chamber of Slovenia; he was also president of the EFMA/WHO (European Forum of Medical Associations). He has a general surgery license since 1993 (Medical Chamber of Slovenia), FETCS since 2001.

Specialist physicians

Tomaž Jensterle, dr.med.

Tomaž Jensterle, dr.med.

General Surgery Trainee Specialist

He began working in Bitenc Surgery in 2005 as a student volunteer. In 2010, he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana; he then started working as a room doctor at Bitenc Surgery; from 1 June to 30 November, he was an intern, after which he passed his professional certification examination. On 1 July 2014, he started his specialisation in cardiothoracic surgery at Bitenc Surgery..
 

Prim. Dragan Stanisavljević, dr.med.

Prim. Dragan Stanisavljević, dr.med.

Specialist in General and Abdominal Surgery

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Sarajevo in 1977. After completing his internship in 1980, he began his specialisation in general surgery, which he completed in 1984 at the Ljubljana UMC. Since then, he has been employed at the General Surgery and later at the Abdominal Surgery Departments at the Ljubljana UMC. He was elected a research and teaching assistant at the Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine on three occasions. He works as the head of the HPB Department at the Abdominal Surgery section in Ljubljana. In 1998, he performed the first liver transplant in Slovenia. Since 2013, he has been the Slovenian delegate at ELIAC with Eurotransplant.

Boris Poberaj, dr.med.

Boris Poberaj, dr.med.

Orthopaedic specialist

He graduated at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 1993, he passed his professional certification examination in 1994. A year later, he was given the opportunity to specialise in orthopaedics at the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital. He passed his specialisation exam in 1999. He then went on to specialise in the treatment of sports injuries and in minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle procedures. In 2001, he went to the US for additional training in shoulder surgery and later to the SAR and other shoulder surgery centres in Europe. Between 2012–2014, he held the title of President of the European Shoulder Association (ESA) at the ESSKA. He organised a couple of internationally renowned surgical conferences; in the last few years, he has been a guest lecturer and demonstrator at numerous European shoulder conferences and symposia. He is a licensed orthopaedics specialist, member of the Slovenian Society for Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Traumatology (SSAST) and member of the ESA – ESSKA Council.

Danijel Bešić Loredan, dr. med.

Danijel Bešić Loredan, dr. med.

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

He graduated at the Ljubljana FM in 1991. After finishing his internship at the Ljubljana UMC in 2001, he worked at Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital as a specialist in orthopaedic surgery; in 2006, he completed his professional certification examination with distinction. In 2013, he began working as a guest doctor at the Schulthess Klinik in Zurich; in 2014, he also began work as a specialist for ankle and foot surgery at the Berit Klinik. Since 2015, he has worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in Switzerland, as well as in the Bitenc Surgery private health institute. He is a specialist in the area of inserting artificial joints of knee endoprosthesis and a specialist for foot and ankle surgery. He is also an active member of the Doctors Without Borders organisation (MSF); in 2010, he completed a 5-week surgical mission in Nigeria. 

Primož Praček, dr. med.

Primož Praček, dr. med.

General Surgery Specialist

He graduated at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2000. After completing his internship, he passed the professional certification exam in 2001. After passing the examination, he worked as a "room doctor" in the Izola General Hospital. In 2008, he completed his specialization in General Surgery and received a license for work in the area of general surgery. He works as a surgeon at the Vascular Department of the Izola General Hospital.

doc. dr. Vladimir Senekovič, dr. med.

doc. dr. Vladimir Senekovič, dr. med.

Specialising in Traumatology

In 1985, he finished his studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana. In 1987, he began his specialisation in general surgery and traumatology. He passed the specialist examination in 1993. He then started working at the Ljubljana University Medical Centre, at the Traumatology Department. Since 2013, he has been working as a private physician, specialising in traumatology. He is a member of both Slovenian and foreign traumatology associations and a guest lecturer at numerous professional conferences both in Slovenia and abroad. 

Nenad Danojević, dr.med.

Nenad Danojević, dr.med.

Anaesthesiology Specialist

He graduated at the Faculty of Medicine in Sarajevo in 1988, in 1989 he passed his professional certification examination. He completed the specialisation in anaesthesiology and reanimatology in Belgrade in 1996. Until 2000, he was employed at the "Institutu za majku i dete" in Novi Beograd as an anaesthesiology specialist at the Department of Children's Cardiosurgery; during this time, he collaborated with the team of prof.dr. W. Novick during the most demanding operations of congenital heart defects in neonates and children. His specialist examination was officially recognised in March 2001 at the Ljubljana UMC; he began working as a anaesthesiology specialist at the Department for Cardiosurgery. As a cardio-anaesthesiologist, he worked in the field of cardio surgery for children and adults, heart transplants, vascular surgery and in the TAH (Total Artificial Heart) implantation team and with HeartMate II. Since the spring of 2014, he has been cooperating with Bitenc Surgery as a private physician. 

Dejan Golob, dr.med.

Dejan Golob, dr.med.

General Surgery Trainee Specialist

He graduated from the Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine in 2011 and completed his internship in 2012, passing his professional certification examination. He then started working as a "room doctor" at the Surgical Department of the Jesenice GH; in 2013, he started working as a room doctor at Bitenc Surgery. In 2015, he began his specialisation in general surgery.

Healthcare staff

Mitja Paljk

Mitja Paljk

Anaesthesia technician

He completed the Piran Secondary School of Nursing, graduating as a male nurse. He began working at the rescue or PHE Obala – pre-hospital unit, where he was also head nurse for several years. His thirst for knowledge led him to enrol at the Faculty of Health Sciences in Ljubljana, where he successfully graduated. He started working at the Izola General Hospital at the Reanimation and Anaesthesia Department. While gaining experience working in the field of anaesthesiology, he joined Bitenc Surgery in Golnik where he assists the anaesthesiologist in the operating room in his capacity as a health science graduate, specialising in anaesthesia.

Gordana Rajić

Gordana Rajić

Surgical nurse

Lidija Zagorc

Lidija Zagorc

Surgical nurse

In 1989, she finished a secondary professional school and started working in the operating theatre of the Jesenice General Hospital in 1990. During work, she continued her studies at the Secondary School of Nursing in Jesenice. She completed her traineeship at the Jesenice General Hospital, at the Department of Surgery. She continued working at the same hospital and in the operating theatre until 2008. Since 2008, she continues to work as a surgical nurse in the operating theatre of Bitenc Surgery.